3 Takeaways from the May 2014 Institute for Integrative Nutrition Conference

#IINLive was packed full of brilliant speakers, and it would simply be impossible to share everything in a single blog post. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition offers so much more than an amazing nutrition program & I want to highlight that. So here are 3 examples of how diverse the schools teaching are…

COMMUNITY: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Granted IIN has thousand of students across the globe, but in the grand scheme of things, I think the above quote from Margaret Mead is applicable! The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is not just a school, its a movement ,and never has this been more obvious to me than while streaming #IINLive. Despite the fact that I was tuning in “alone” (albeit I was interacting on social media), I really felt the energy of the IIN community and what’s more, I felt part of it! Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this school is well on its way to accomplishing it’s mission;

To play a crucial role in improving health & happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world”

HEALTH: Think Waist, not Weight!

We live in a weight obsessed world, and who could blame us for wanting to turn a blind eye to the number on the scales. In the long run though, we are not doing ourselves any favours by ignoring it. We’ve all heard about  people who wake up one morning, & suddenly realise that they are 100lbs overweight! Alas, I have good news for those of you that are filled with dread at the thoughts of being weighed. Dr Oz says that your waist size may actually be a more important indicator of your level of health. So get out your measuring tapes & make sure that your waist is not any more than your height in inches divided by 2!

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Everything is Figureoutable!

I love Marie Forleo, and not just because she uses words like “figureoutable”! (Seriously though, isn’t it a great word?) I have to agree with Marie when she says that if we really want something, we will move mountains to get it. The fact is, that if we aren’t prepared to do that, we don’t want it badly enough. Let’s stop lying to ourselves; it’s not that we don’t have enough time, or that we can’t afford it. It is simply not a priority for us right now. How much more empowering is that? If you are not familiar with Marie’s work, you should check it out here.

As always, I encourage you to get in touch, if you would like to know more about this life changing school!





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