Certified Holistic Health counselor Jacqueline Banks began battling with health issues at the age of 16. She began experiencing the symptoms of chronic stomach issues, which included IBS, gallstones as well as severe menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. After years of taking daily medication that did nothing but mask the symptoms she decided it was time for a change. Jacqueline was determined to feel better, stop taking medication and prove wrong the countless doctors that had told her that her chances of being a mother were slim.
Jacqueline’s road to healing brought her to the discovery that an unhealthy relationship with food was a major component of her problems. Through cleansing, lifestyle changes and incorporating healing foods and supplements Jacqueline was able to become symptom free. Chronic pain and fatigue were gone and she even ate her way to fertility and is now the proud mama of Annabelle Banks, born healthy and happy in February of 2011.
Jacqueline has been helping others feel better since 2004 when she began her career as a personal trainer. Her journey then led her to Columbia Teachers College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York where she earned her accreditation as a certified Holistic Health Counselor. Jacqueline has been trained in over 30 dietary theories from experts in their field. This includes Andrew Weil, Depak Chopra and Michio Kushi among others. Jacqueline leads her clients to better health through a combination of natural and holistic techniques based on their own individual needs.
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
Columbia Teachers College
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Certified Nutrition Advisor
American Council on Exercise
Bachelors of Science
Majored in Entrepreneurship with a focus on Psychology
Certified Strength Coach
Certified Personal Trainer
The Cooper Institute for Preventative Medicineal
Certified Spin Instructor
Mad Dogg Athletics
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