Workman, M.S., R.D., C.Y.T., is the founder of The
Balanced Approach®, a National Nutrition/Weight Management
Education Company and author of
Stop Your Cravings, (Free Press/Simon & Schuster).
She has been successfully incorporating Integrative Medical
and Eastern/Ayurvedic nutrition into her sports/medical nutrition
practice since 1996. Jennifer
is a graduate of New
York University, with a Masters Degree in Nutrition & Exercise
Jennifer consults for the medical, spa, health & fitness, and organic
foods industries. She is currently working with Dr. Nita Desai, M.D. at East West Integrated Medicine, as a Nutrition
& Ayurvedic Educator. www.nitadesaimd.com
Jennifer is a Certified Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher. She began her journey with the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Jennifer then moved to CO and completed over 3000 hours of Ayurvedic and Yoga training thru The Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda & The Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has also completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training, a 60 hour Therapeutic Yoga for Healing Teacher training, and a 60 hour Level One & Two Meditation Teacher Training thru The Eldorado Yoga Ashram in Shambhava Yoga and meditation. www.eldoradoyoga.org
Jennifer has worked over 350 hours with The Boulder County Addictions Recovery Center and has 75 credits toward a Certified Addictions Counselor Certificate (CAC I) thru Denver Health and The Odyssey Training Center focusing on helping clients suffering from Eating Disorders and other addictions.
Jennifer loves working with children and has been a Foster Parent and Nurturing Program Volunteer for Boulder County Social Services for many years and she is currently working with children who's lives have been affected by family addictions and other domestic issues. The Balanced Approach program can be very helpful for children dealing with food allergies, sensitivities, eating disorders, picky eaters, immune system disorders, weight management, etc. A portion of The Balanced Approach income is donated to children's hunger relief programs.
She also loves working with animals, specializing in felines and has a Level Three Certification in Animal Communication and Level One Healing Touch/Reiki Certification. She has given over 400 hours to The Humane Society of Boulder Valley helping to socialize shy, fearful, and feral cats and kittens and also in the area of Humane Outreach and Education. She is now taking courses in Non-violent Communication.
Workman is one of the first RD's to have a Continuing Education program
approved by the American Dietetic Association to teach Integrative
and Ayurvedic nutrition to Western Dietitians and Fitness
is also a Continuing Education Provider for The International Sports
Sciences Association (ISSA), the American Council on Exercise (ACE),
and The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Workman was the Sales, Marketing & Public Relations Director and
Nutritionist for The Peninsula Spa, NYC, voted one of New York
City’s Best Day Spa’s by New York Magazine. She has been
rated one of the “Top 10 experts to help you revamp your diet”,
(Harper's Bazaar Magazine). She has written widely on the subjects
of health and nutrition, with publications in various magazines
including Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Fit Yoga, Readers
Digest, Women’s World, Today’s Dietitian, Mademoiselle,
American Spa, Harper’s Bazaar, Herbs for Health, Natural
Health, & Healing and Retreats and Spas as well as numerous
Thank you for your interest in The Balanced Approach! We have
put together what we hope to be an exciting, comprehensive approach
to health, nutrition, weight management, and food. We believe
food should be life-giving, immune system enhancing, nurturing,
nourishing, sensual, and fun! Americans have become very neurotic
about food. Food is supposed to enhance your life and help you
achieve your goals, not be one more thing to worry about.
At the Balanced
Approach we believe that food should help you manage stress, not
create more. Americans are shown to be over 60% overweight to
obese and more frustrated than ever after 30 years of low fat
dieting. Weight problems in America are partially due to what
is missing in the diet. We are eating too many fast, processed,
chemically enhanced diet foods.
A few keys to The Balanced Approach program are:
- Learn how to manage stress and cravings with food, herbs
and spices. Helping you get into the best health and shape for
your goals whether it's general fitness, competitive sports,
or health and weight management problems. We can help to
create better relationships with food and teach you how to use
food and spices to improve taste, satisfaction and compliance
and still reach your goals. Use food to manage health problems
ranging from allergies, ADD, food sensitivities, IBS, cancer,
auto-immune diseases, digestive problems, PMS, menopause, etc.
and individualize your program to meet your specific needs.
- Digestion is the key to optimal health. It is important
to think about your body the same way to think about your car.
If the car starts to run a little sluggish you take it in right
away to avoid creating bigger problems. Efficiency of the digestive
system is the first thing Ayurveda and Chinese medicine look
at, whether it's health problems or competitive sports. Understand
how to add variety, flavor, spices, and new ideas to your daily
eating that will make your body run smoothly and efficiently.
Digestion is the key to optimal health. Understand how the six
tastes "sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent"
can help you manage stress and enhance digestion (see "Your
- Eat Real Food. Learn how to incorporate organic, environmentally
friendly, cruelty free products into your daily eating.
It is absolutely better for your body. Studies have shown that
all the chemicals, pesticides, and bovine growth hormone added
to our staple foods like meat, poultry, dairy, nuts, and other
foods we consume daily are beginning to have negative effects
on our health. It is better for your body as well as the animals
and land that our food comes from.
- Understand the bottom line and the bigger picture. Tie
your eating into the bigger picture. Americans are spending
over $50 billion per year on weight loss while 2/3 of the world
is going to bed without enough to eat. Ayurveda can teach
you about the sensuality of food so you don't need to over-consume
and perpetually diet. By working with The Balanced Approach
and helping yourself, you will be making a contribution to a
number of children's feeding and education programs.
The Balanced Approach is dedicated to educating people about how
our eating habits, farming system, and lifestyles are affecting
our health as well as the animals and the land from where our
food comes. It is getting pretty serious, we are seeing so many
illnesses from ADD to cancer to osteoporosis and many of these
are connected to our lifestyle and food system. We would like
to help you to reconnect with whole, fresh, organic foods, free
from pesticides, chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones. We would
also like to support a system that is more humane and compassionate
to the animals and the land. We hope to increase awareness for
a healthier, more gentle system. If everyone demanded organic,
cruelty free products, the incentive would increase, prices could
come down and it would be better for our health, our children,
and our environment.
Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions, we have various packages and gift certificates available. We donate a portion of our income to various children's hunger programs and humane animal education & protection programs including The Humane Society of The United States.
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