The sheer amount of nutrition “rules” and advice circulating in society right now makes it difficult to determine what is actually healthy. Paleo? Keto? Fro-yo? Who knows. And even if we do know, that doesn’t mean we’ll always make the right choices. Sometimes it takes help from a professional who understands the struggle, like Jennie Miremadi.
Jennie embodies many nutrition goals worth aspiring to. She is a licensed integrative clinical nutritionist, after all. Scrolling through her website and Instagram, you can tell Jennie has found her true calling. Her recipes are the healthy-but-delicious meals we all obsess over and hope to create in our own kitchens. Her cacao almond chia seed smoothie? It legit looks like a chocolate milkshake. And her collard wraps look so good that giving up tortillas doesn’t even seem that upsetting.
But wellness didn’t always come easily to Jennie. In fact, Jennie struggled for years with body images issues that began at the age of 14. She tried all of the fad dieting and restrictive methods that seemed like obvious solutions to her struggles. It took her years (and a lot of work with her body and mind) to figure out that these approaches to food were wrong—very wrong. Eventually, Jennie realized she needed to nourish her body, not deprive it of essential nutrition and care.
Jennie felt so passionately about helping others navigate their own health, nutrition, and wellness journeys that she gave up her career as an intellectual property attorney and went back to school to earn her master’s degree in nutrition and integrative health. Eventually she developed and started teaching a successful seven-factor methodology that focuses on all aspects of wellness: physical, emotional, and spiritual.
What exactly does that mean? Jennie doesn’t just help her clients understand food in terms of what’s healthy and what’s not. Having her own problems with food sensitivity and a background in science, Jennie still helps clients find what foods make them feel their best, but she also recognizes that the relationship we have with food, not just our knowledge about food, matters. From EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to an anti-inflammatory nutritional approach to helping clients understand how to bring their bodies into balance biochemically to mindful eating (and so much more), Jennie gives her clients the tools they need to create lasting change. She believes that by looking at food together with biochemistry, physiology, spirit, and psyche, we can achieve true wellness.
While we’re whipping up that cacao smoothie, read on to learn more about Jennie and how her methodology takes shape in her personal life.
A Day in the Life
What does your daily routine look like?
Every day is different, but the one constant is my daily gratitude practice where I think about what I’m grateful for.
What are your favorite ways to practice self-care?
Yoga, hiking, gratitude practice, EFT, meditation, visualization, spiritual practice, getting a massage, and going on vacation.
How do you stay inspired?
Connecting with nature always inspires me.
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What are the best products you’ve discovered recently?
I recently discovered La Tierra Sagrada’s Dry Shampoo for brunettes and I love it. It’s not only made from completely natural ingredients like cacao, lavender flower, and he shou wu—it’s also brown so it doesn’t make my dark hair turn white, which happens with most other dry shampoos.
What are your favorite apps?
I love the Insight Timer app. It has so many incredible meditations.
What’s your go-to healthy snack?
A handful of nuts—it makes the perfect snack! Nuts are filled with fiber, protein, and healthy fat so they fill me up and keep me satiated—and they’re delicious!
What’s your most-used emoji?
It’s a three-way tie between the heart emojis, praying hands emoji, and the avocado emoji!
What superpower would you like to have?
I would love to be able to fly so that I could go anywhere that inspired me anytime.
What’s your coffee order?
A latte from Moon Juice—they make it with their own homemade coconut milk and almond milk and it’s amazing!
What is your bucket list travel destination?
I love hiking and glamping and I’m so enamored with all of the stunning national parks in the U.S. I would love to do a national park hiking tour and stay at all of the Under Canvas glamping locations.