Sarah Jacobs, Health Coach
Certified Holistic Nutritional Counselor
Thanks for stopping by!
Contrary to popular belief, I was not always so into green vegetables. I grew up like most people, with convenience foods and a dairy addiction. I've dabbled in all kinds of dieting, got addicted to counting calories, and used exercise as a form of punishment.
But over the years, my health and that of my family and friends made me re-think my approach to wellbeing.
My obsession with nutritional science began when some close family members started suffering through various health issues. Then, at the age of 28, I myself got very sick. Autoimmune conditions in the form of alopecia, horrible digestive distress (simply diagnosed as "untreatable IBS"), and debilitating chronic fatigue kept me from living my life. I spent days in horrible pain, too tired to climb the stairs of my apartment building, and with large chunks of hair falling out on my pillow. Known for being a fairly "healthy" eater at this point in life, I was very confused and incredibly desperate.
You can read about my full experience here.
But, I was also incredibly determined. After becoming increasingly disheartened with western medicine's apathy and the persistent push of random prescription drugs, I turned to holistic practices as a last resort. Only then was I able to cure myself using just food and lifestyle changes. It certainly wasn't easy, but it was absolutely the most important decision I've ever made.
Since then, I've become a certified holistic nutritional counselor and health coach and co-founded the creative corporate wellness consultancy, The Wellness Project NYC. I'm also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, a freelance health writer, science nerd, and generally multi-passionate person.
I created This is Not a Detox and started working as a personal health coach because I don't want anyone else going through what I went through. Even before getting sick, finding the "right" healthy mix of food and fitness was always a major source of stress. But what I've learned is that health does not have to be that hard. And I think it is absolutely attainable for everyone. Especially you.
Reach out! I'm always happy to chat.