About Justine

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My Philosophy

I know that food is powerful and that whole foods heal, but I want others to know this, too.
My passion is, in a nutshell, education. I want to educate people on what nutrient-rich foods can do for the body and on how individualized dietary patterns are integral to true, lasting health. And most importantly, I want people to know that whole foods are anything but boring—they can be (and should be) experienced as completely and utterly delicious.

My Mission

My mission is to help as many people as possible first by healing with food and nutrients, followed by achieving and sustaining optimal health. When your health is thriving, you become a better version of yourself, and then you are able to contribute to your loved ones and to the world around you. This is my way of contributing to a better world. I want to empower you to be your best self and live your best life.

Let’s work together to reach true, lifelong, lasting health.

My history

My name is Justine Stenger and I’m a Functional Nutrition Diet Specialist.
I am also a former eating disorder sufferer and alternated between exercise induced bulimia and anorexia in my late teens and early twenties. It was learning about food as medicine and the ability to heal through food that lead me to the career I was meant to have.

I have a degree in nutrition food science and physical education from the University of Alberta. I spent the first few years out of college teaching high school and knew that I loved children and was dedicated to their learning, but also knew that teaching high school was not my calling.

Embarking on a healing lifestyle change of whole, real food, customized supplements, and lifestyle changes were beyond transformative for me. For the first time in my life, I experienced energy all day long, peace, confidence, great digestion and deep sleep.

I left my teaching profession and moved to Boulder Colorado to pursue holistic nutrition and completed my therapeutic chef certification at Bauman College. From there, I continued to study holistic nutrition at CSNN, became a Certified GAPS Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, completed my CME credits through the Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, joined the Weston A Price Foundation and am currently completing my education in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. My desire is to get to the root cause of whatever is going on with someone’s health. I view the body as a systemic organism and know that all organs, glands, and systems affect each other. “Let food be thy medicine” is my mantra and I hope that will be the mantra of all the individuals I work with.

I have taken everything I learned through my education and have implemented it into my life. The more I learned, the more fascinated I became with how healing food and positive lifestyle changes have the ability to transform individual’s lives. Embarking on a healing lifestyle change of whole, real food, customized supplements, and lifestyle changes were beyond transformative for me. For the first time in my life, I experienced energy all day long, peace, confidence, great digestion and deep sleep. Experiencing these personal changes made me want to help everyone I could to experience the same thing. My desire is to share my knowledge and love for what I do with as many people as I can so they too can experience the most abundant health.

dsc_0003From there, I started studying Autism Diets and began to specialize in cooking grain free, dairy free culinary creations.

 

“Let food be thy medicine” is my mantra and I hope that will be the mantra of all the individuals I work with.

My current focus is on educating women who plan to have children on the power of food as medicine and helping them to prepare their bodies nutritionally so they can house a healthy baby. This education will include prenatal, and postnatal nutrition and baby nutrition.

I have a thriving business and I love every minute of both preparing healing meals for my clients and helping to bust the myths that you have to live with a diagnosis, that healing is not possible, and that healthy eating is boring, hard, or time-consuming.

I’d love to know you on a first name basis – come on over and introduce yourself on Facebook (Jinger Healing Foods) or Instagram (functionalfoodsj).

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