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Finally someone that spoke my language, that wanted to talk about WHY things happened in the body. I had been told that I "knew enough" already. But I knew I needed more. And I found it through Andrea Nakayama and Holistic Nutrition Lab. As a result, I am finally confident in my abilities as a coach and have found the right direction for my business.
Barbara McNeely, FBS '13
Taking Full Body Systems has literally transformed my own health and my work. The understanding of the digestive, immune, and endocrine systems that I gained during FBS helped me heal digestive and immune issues that I had been dealing with for a long time. FBS gave me the confidence to work with clients at the deeper, functional nutrition level. I started attracting my ideal clients, getting referrals from doctors, receiving invitations to speak, and loving my work even more.
Caroline Stahlschmidt, FBS '13
I now feel so much more confident and qualified to work with my clients, who often come to me with many chronic conditions... My first ah ha came in the very first module on digestion. I was able to use the Done-4-You handouts immediately with my very next client... and feel confident that I knew how to proceed in following the recommendations for their specific condition. These invaluable condition-specific handouts cover what the condition is, why it is a problem, along with the solutions including foods to eat and not eat, supplements and herbs and lifestyle.
Karen Rose Tank, FBS '12 and '13
Full Body Systems has not only changed my practice but it has changed my perspective on what I can accomplish! This series of classes has increased my knowledge base in such a way that I had the confidence to work with a more seriously ill client that the regular medical community had given up on. It has made me a better coach because I now have a larger scope of understanding of many different health issues and conditions. My clients are able to see results and improve their health with the information I am able to extend to them — all thanks to the training that Replenishpdx.com offered.
Sandy Himsworth, DI '12 and FBS '13
My life has transformed because of Andrea and her classes. From reading about her approach and philosophy on her website, I knew I had finally found a perfect fit for me. The combination of the live on-line classes (recorded to listen to at another time if you can't make it), the expert guest interviews, the message board for asking every question possible that didn't get answered in class, the live one-on-one clinicals...
Susan M Brooks, FBS '13
I have been searching for programs, educators and mentors that focus on the root cause, that see how beautifully complex our systems are and how to approach it with curiosity and confidence — HNL and the Replenish team are it! I am so grateful to have enrolled in HNL. Best. Decision. Ever. These past 9 months have been full of discovery, depth, illumination, and play. I don't think I've ever learned so much smart and applicable information in such a short amount of time. My confidence and ability to help my clients has skyrocketed and I can now more fully step into that role of practitioner and partner in their health journey.
Venessa Rodriguez, FBS '13
The decision to invest in Full Body System was one of the best decisions I have made in my wellness career. Totally worth every penny I spent. Andrea Nakayama is EXTREMELY giving with her materials and knowledge... You will get the recordings and the transcripts so you can learn at your own pace. Many thanks to Andrea and her team for creating an amazing and empowering program!
Renee Winston, FBS '13
I am so grateful for Holistic Nutrition Lab. I have so much more confidence, and as I support a functional medicine doctor, it has allowed me to understand the protocols he is using, and be in a better position to support clients... And when an issue comes up with a client, I now have so many resources to go back to!
Marla Hewitt, FBS '13
This past year has changed my life! I've learned an amazing amount through FBS. It's a very comprehensive program that strikes me more like Master's level training. If it's possible to be too generous, then Andrea and her team are that! Her deep commitment to sharing her training and experience with other coaches is apparent throughout the course. She shares a path to health that offers hope and clarity. I feel very fortunate!
Karin Connelly, PHD, FBS '13
Holistic Nutrition Lab's Full Body Systems has been a truly transformative experience! It's like a lens inside the body to help uncover 'what's going on in there' as well as presenting a new way of living. Not only is the course amazing, but Andrea is a highly intelligent, compassionate and giving teacher. She goes above and beyond to ensure that this very complex information is presented in a way that can be easily applied for the most benefit for our clients.
Kamron Keep, RN, BSN, NC-BC, FBS '13
I cannot believe how I learned from FBS. Even though I have a master's degree in human nutrition, I found these classes offer more practical and clinical information. Every class was full of "ah-ha" moments. I have to tell you that there were several times during the live classes that I was brought to tears! I was learning so much—it was overwhelming!
Donna Mills, FBS '13
Participating in Holistic Nutrition Lab not only boosted my knowledge, but my confidence, and in turn has transformed my life and my practice. HNL was so full of ah-ha moments for me. Why? One word: Andrea. Andrea has special super powers — she can break down a complicated topic into easy to understand nuggets like no other can. Plus, her use of storytelling ensures lessons are digestible, comprehendible and usable.
Colleen Mulligan, FBS '13
I have been practicing as a Health Coach for a few years but couldn't really find my groove. Andrea's FBS course was just what I was looking for. I needed the background of how the body systems work together to make sense of nutrition. Looking at the body and symptoms clinically gave me so much more insight. There is so much more to learn in this field and I must stay humble and open-minded in order to connect with each client, keep up with the latest science, and empower each client so that they know they are the experts on their body and I am joining them on their journey to better health.
Carla Ferrara, DI '12 and FBS '13
My education through Full Body Systems has propelled me to another level and has built my confidence to take on more complex clients.Now I am able to hold a positive and educational space for them to learn how to listen to and support their body throughout their journey to wellness.
Brooke Tidball, FBS '13
The information in the HNL classes has been invaluable and I really feel they are better then some of my college classes. The format allows for me to review over and over again with the transcripts, audios, and videos. How could I go wrong?
Beth Schupanitz, FBS '13
Andrea is the impassioned teacher you never want to leave. As her student, I was present to her loving embrace and determination that I be equipped with the critical thinking skills that gave me the confidence in my practice to successfully spread my wings and fly.
Brian Hedgpeth, FBS '12 and '13
I now have a greater understanding of the miracle that is our body, and Andrea's way of taking very complicated information and presenting it in an understandable fashion is brilliant. I also love the transcripts and recordings provided, as I can go back and refer to these when I have a client that is having a specific health challenge.The Full Body System course is changing not only my life, but the lives of my family and my clients.
Carlene Snyder, DI '12 and FBS '13
After graduating IIN, I felt really excited about coaching clients, but I didn't have the confidence that I'd be able to support clients with specific health issues. Holistic Nutrition Lab Full Body Systems changed all that.
Cheryl Dexter, FBS '12 and '13
I now feel able to further embrace my target market and connect with them in a way where I can be a true coach and guide. As a coach, I was looking for a 'missing link,' something that would give me a more stable foundation to work from with clients in a more professional way, and this course provided that foundation. Andrea is someone who is constantly striving to learn more, experiment and share her knowledge with others in a collaborative way that makes continuing this learning exciting. She is passionate about her work and she passes that energy on to her students. Learning from Andrea will enhance whatever knowledge you already have of Health & Nutrition.
Consuelo Davis, FBS '13
I believe I would not have a Health Coaching practice today without Andrea Nakayama and her team at Full Body Systems. They "put the meat on the bones" of what I learned when I became a health coach. With the complicated issues that are out there today, there is no way that I could have successfully navigated my way around. Andrea has such heart, and she delivers what she promises, and then more, and then even more after that.
Deb Regan, FBS '12 and '13
As a health coach, I felt I didn't know "enough". That changed when I discovered Full Body Systems with Andrea Nakayama. In a word, brilliant! I think Andrea is a gifted teacher as well as clinician. She has the genius of presenting complex information in a way that makes it meaningful, understandable and implementable. A bonus to the program is the resource of the message board, where FBS-trained coaches find meaningful information, unlike other coaching portals filled with misinformation.
Diana Wiggins, FBS '13
My confidence has increased and my practice has filled, as I'm able to meet my clients exactly where they are, and I am able to see a much broader picture for them. Andrea and her team have filled in so many gaps in my knowledge base, and I am a much better health counselor for it.
Durga Fuller, FBS'12 and '13
Holistic Nutrition Lab's FBS has breathed new life into my practice. I am now able to offer my clients much more comprehensive and insightful coaching, which helps improve their outcomes. Their lung health improves because they are better able to fight infections and inflammation with the improved coaching I am able to provide.
Jennifer M. Clark, FBS '13
I took Andrea Nakayama's Full Body Systems course and can honestly say it was the best decision I have made for my private health coaching practice. Full Body Systems has taken my practice to a whole new level as I now feel incredibly confidant guiding my clients through various digestive, immune and endocrine health concerns. Full Body Systems is an absolutely invaluable tool for any health care practitioner who is looking to help their clients on a deeper level by getting to the root cause of health concerns.
Elisa Haggerty, FBS '12 and '13
HNL has given me so much knowledge and the skills I've acquired through this training have really taken my practice to the next level.
Gina Hickman, FBS '12 and '13
This new depth in understanding gave me the confidence I needed with clients and in creating classes of my own. It allowed me to truly step into the role of educator, where I am helping clients connect the dots in terms of not only what foods and lifestyle choices will work for them but why those choices are specific to them and their physiology.
Jamie Siwinski, FBS '12 and '13
I would not have the knowledge base or the confidence to run my own detox program if it weren't for all of the education and experience that I have learned by participating in Andrea's programs. She has changed my life forever in the best way possible.
Jennifer Engels, FBS '12 and '13
When I listened to Andrea speak I was in total awe of her and what she was presenting. It was exactly what I was seeking to understand. That was the pivotal moment for me, and I signed up for the year-long program, Full Body Systems. The more I learned and understood through FBS, the more I understood how to care for myself, and that is when my own health began to flourish... I am reconnected with my body, and aware of how it is feeling and what it is asking for. I love feeling vibrant and energized again. I feel passionate and confident as a woman and as a Health Coach and love sharing what I've learned with my clients through my practice.
Kathleen M Mitchell, FBS '13
Learning from Andrea has been a crucial game changer for my business and my personal goals. This is the information I had always wanted to know but never thought I could learn without going to college. It's not just the knowledge in this program that makes it so unique but Andrea's stories, insights and experiences that when bundled together make for the perfect package.
Lacey Maloney, FBS '13
After taking Holistic Nutrition Lab's Digestive Intensive course it didn't take much for me to sign up for Full Body Systems. I am definitely a hands-on and very visual learner and Andrea's style of teaching and explaining the very complex and intricate workings of body systems was just what I needed to take my business to the next level.
Laureen Wallravin, FBS '13
Admittedly, I was on the fence about signing-up for HNL. There are so many trainings and certifications offered for health coaches. Plus, as a mentor coach for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I see so many new coaches paralyze themselves under the guise of one more training until they're "enough." I wanted to be sure that HNL didn't take my eyes off my own growing, health coaching practice.
Kara Martin Snyder, HNL grad
I come from a research background and often find wellness courses thrown together and rather light. I appreciate Andrea's comprehensive and well-prepared teaching style. Her discussions, handouts, and links are helpful to me when I'm learning as well as later when I help clients. Thank you Andrea!
Michelle Sartor, FBS '12 and '13
HNL/Full Body Systems education gives me the scientific edge and confidence to "figure it out" when applying whole food nutrition to human physiology...it's not just about getting more greens, exercise & meditation. (Although those things help!) ;-)
Myra Johnson, FBS '12 and '13
Andrea's Full Body Systems is a must for every aspiring health coach. Andrea makes complex physiology easy to understand and explains each body system and its maladies from a nutrition perspective. Each well-designed "intensive" comes with lots of reading material, images and video links. The HNL staff is super-supportive and the forum community offers an additional wealth of perspective and information. I highly recommend!
Nina Birnbaum, FBS '13
I have learned more than I expected, and it transformed my life and my practice. Holistic Nutrtion Lab has been absolutely priceless. I am very honored and grateful I found and met Andrea!
Pepita van Starrenburg, FBS '13
FBS has grounded my life. Andrea is artist and genius educator combined. What she has created is a new model of nutritional care for everyone. Near the end of the course I found my confidence skyrocket and started talking to people in the birthing community about what I now have to share. They want me to educate their mothers-to-be. Without effort I am seeing my business unfold.
Sally Block, FBS '13
Holistic Nutrition Labs has given me the confidence to handle clients with health issues. Through Andrea's program, I gained a much deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology than I had before I started. Andrea is witty, interesting, and incredibly smart about how the body works. She peppers classes with interesting tidbits that I never heard any place else. I know that the time and money spent on the program were a great investment for my practice.
Sally Gabriel, FBS '13
Andrea's Holistic Nutrition Lab filled in the gaps and really rounded out my nutritional training. It has given me the confidence to work with clients that have chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Hashimotos and whatever else comes up... I am able to work with them and meet them where they are to discover how we can work together to realize their full potential and health. It's amazing what and how you learn in HNL.... This program is a gift, it towers above any other nutritional training that I've taken!
Shelly Foland, FBS '13
Going through each system of the body really made me look at my own health and body in a completely different way. When you can really begin to understand the why, you will be so much more successful at applying the what and how. I also was able to provide my clients with a greater understanding of their own bodies and health and offer them solutions and options that have most definitely resulted in positive changes for them.
Tina Paymaster, FBS '13
Holistic Nutrition Lab has enabled me to take my nutrition counseling skills above and beyond what I ever could have dreamed of. . . . Holistic Nutrition Lab is the best education and I am so thankful that I get to be apart of it each step of the way!
now Replenish lead nutritionist!,
Taking this course has transformed my business by elevating my confidence dramatically. It has enabled me to take on clients I would have never felt I could, and get amazing results.
I am blown away by how easy Andrea makes complex information "digestible"and how much I learn about my body and brain connection and the food I eat. Andrea is one of the "secret tools" i keep in my tool belt for health!!!
Andrea truly wants everyone to "get it" and apply the knowledge she is passing along to our lives and spread the word to others. I know that I will be studying with Andrea for many years to come. My clients, family & friends will benefit alongside me.
Beth Bluth, Health Coach
Discover Ease In Wellness,
Andrea has a unique ability to take the complicated and make it easy to understand and applicable to my daily practice. As a result, I am partnering confidently with medical practitioners, taking on more clients, and seeing real results.
Andrea and HNL is one of my go to learning places. If you want to take your practice to next level of excellence you don't want to pass this opportunity up.
The Digestive Intensive rekindled my excitement and confidence as a health coach. . . . I could not be more excited to be a part of this community and the ongoing amazing experience!
Libby Penrod, CHHP
Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach
Every Little Bite,
Each class helped me connect the dots for myself and my clients. It really helps to understand the WHYs. It helped me and my clients!
Through Andrea's very straightforward and easy to follow teaching style, Holistic Health Lab /Full Body Systems has really transformed my life and my practice. Each week, Andrea took scientific principles about human physiology and broke them down into simple steps - discussing concepts that, for someone such as myself who does not have a medical background and has never taken a huge interest in science -surprisingly unleashed the science nerd within! (That would be my biggest moment of revelation for sure, especially since I couldn't wait to learn more from one week to the next.)
I came into FBS as a certified health coach with a Paramedic and fitness background, so I knew my science. I was excited to see how science could merge with food. This is EXACTLY what Andrea teaches. She brings in the tough scientific concepts that I geek out over and transformed it into easy-to-understand content and practical application strategies that we could use with clients right away.