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This program is just what I needed to build my knowledge and confidence for starting my online business in the health and wellness space. The curriculum is so well designed and the content is amazing! Thank you Food Matters Institute for the life changing education!!

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I’m a little late with a picture, I completed the program a few days ago! Thank you James and Laurentine for your dedication to wellness, and for creating this program! I graduated from IIN in 2015 and I’m always eager to learn more on my journey to wellness and self love. Food Matters Nutrition was a perfect addition. It is not only my hope to heal my body but during the process, share nuggets with others on their journey!

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To the Food Matters Team and especially Laurentine and James - thank you for making this program possible! I’ve learned so much and will continue to explore all the additional resources within each module. I loved every minute! Now onto the Bonus Module. 😊 💜

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Thank you James, Laurentine, everyone at Food Matters and all the amazing trainers for paving a beautiful path for me to follow. I absolutely love this course and look forward to doing it again and living it. 😊 I have told so many people about Food Matters and this course. I know a lot of my team will be taking it in the future and my hope is that one day it is taught in all schools! I am so grateful. Thank you! 🙏❤️😊

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Christa Orecchio, a Nutrition Certification Program Teacher, reminds us that when we give our bodies the right tools, they strive to heal themselves. This powerful message of hope is a …
Christa Orecchio, a Nutrition Certification Program Teacher, reminds us that when we give our bodies the right tools, they strive to heal themselves. This powerful message of hope is a reminder that knowledge is power. 🙌
Beef liver capsules have gained significant popularity in recent years, but it's far from being a new supplement. For centuries, liver has been recognized as one of the most nutrient-dense …
Beef liver capsules have gained significant popularity in recent years, but it's far from being a new supplement. For centuries, liver has been recognized as one of the most nutrient-dense foods per gram. But, as diets have shifted, many people today prefer supplementing with liver capsules rather than cooking it. ⁠
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Swipe to discover the benefits! 👆⁠
Have you tried liver? Would you? Let’s discuss!
Coconut is a versatile superfood that can be enjoyed in many forms—raw, shredded, as coconut milk, oil, water, or even flour.⁠ ⁠ 🌴 🥥 For centuries, coconut has been used …
Coconut is a versatile superfood that can be enjoyed in many forms—raw, shredded, as coconut milk, oil, water, or even flour.⁠
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🌴 🥥 For centuries, coconut has been used in traditional medicine. Its antimicrobial properties help fight infections, while its rich content of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats supports hormone balance, heart health, digestion, and overall wellness. Incorporating coconut into your diet can boost immunity thanks to its lauric acid, enhance digestion, and maintain hydration with its natural electrolytes. This makes coconut a powerful food for promoting health and preventing disease.
James, the cofounder of FM reminds us that healing happens in the everyday rituals that you have. True wellness is sustainable. Its a lifestyle, and it comes in small daily …
James, the cofounder of FM reminds us that healing happens in the everyday rituals that you have. True wellness is sustainable. Its a lifestyle, and it comes in small daily habits. 🙌 💚 

Do you resonate? What are your favorite healthy habits that have helped shift your wellness?
Thank you to Anthea, a Nutrition Certification Program graduate, for the kind words 💚 ⁠ ⁠ Anthea shared with us that she had recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, …
Thank you to Anthea, a Nutrition Certification Program graduate, for the kind words 💚 ⁠
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Anthea shared with us that she had recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and felt overwhelmed and scared. But, she shared with us: "Whilst going through the course I found the old saying “knowledge is Power” to be true! The information provided by the Food Matters Team has helped me to understand and manage the condition and also debunk a lot of myths and fads thrown at us." ⁠
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How special 👏 ⁠
This is why we do what we do! We want to help you learn about your body and nutrition, and feel empowered and knowledgeable to take your health into your own hands!
The impact of the chronic disease epidemic is far-reaching, and what many people don’t realize is that countless cases are preventable through better diet and lifestyle choices. Even medically trained …
The impact of the chronic disease epidemic is far-reaching, and what many people don’t realize is that countless cases are preventable through better diet and lifestyle choices. Even medically trained doctors like Dr. Sean O’Mara have struggled with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and more. ⁠
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In this eye-opening episode of the Food Matters podcast, we explore Dr. O’Mara’s extraordinary journey from being an emergency medicine doctor plagued by health issues to becoming a leader in preventative medicine.  He worked to reverse all of his chronic conditions within a year by focusing on improving his diet and gut health - And now, he dedicates his career to helping others optimize their health through innovative techniques. ⁠
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🎧 In this week’s episode with Dr. Sean O’Mara, you’ll discover:⁠
-The moment he realized he was lacking nutrition knowledge from his medical training ⁠
-Benefits of a healthy microbiome and fermented foods⁠
-What he did to reverse his chronic disease ⁠
-How this led him to a new career in preventive medicine ⁠
-The importance of MRI in health assessment & understanding different types of fat⁠
-His optimal diet strategies and so much more!⁠
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🎧 Tune in now. Comment “podcast” and we’ll DM you the link!
🌿 Transform your kitchen into a low-tox, eco-friendly haven with these 5 essentials! 🌿⁠ -Glass Containers: Ditch the plastic and embrace glass for safe food storage. ⁠ -Clean Spray & …
🌿 Transform your kitchen into a low-tox, eco-friendly haven with these 5 essentials! 🌿⁠
-Glass Containers: Ditch the plastic and embrace glass for safe food storage. ⁠
-Clean Spray & Soap: Opt for natural, non-toxic cleaning products to keep your kitchen sparkling and safe. ⁠
-Bamboo Brush: Replace synthetic brushes with sustainable bamboo for a greener clean. ⁠
-Beeswax Wraps: Say goodbye to plastic wrap and hello to reusable beeswax wraps for storing food. ⁠
-Reusable Bags: Reduce plastic waste with sturdy, reusable bags for all your shopping needs. ⁠
Let’s make small changes for a healthier home and planet! 🌎💚
One of our main philosophies here at Food Matters is to become a “qualitarian”. This is a term that we’ve created to explain the intentional choice of choosing quality foods, …
One of our main philosophies here at Food Matters is to become a “qualitarian”. This is a term that we’ve created to explain the intentional choice of choosing quality foods, rather than focusing on specific diets or restricting entire food groups. ⁠
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Our main tips:⁠
-avoid ultra-processed foods⁠
-stick to real, whole foods⁠
-connect with farmers at farmers markets ⁠
-choose organic when possible ⁠
-choose the best quality when eating animal products: pastured, wild-caught, or free-range.⁠
-traditionally prepared foods like sourdough ⁠
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Does this resonate with you? Let us know in the comments 👇
We love it when our community shares their recipes with us! 😍⁠ We recently challenged our community to share their favorite meals for gut health, focusing on fiber, probiotics, and …
We love it when our community shares their recipes with us! 😍⁠
We recently challenged our community to share their favorite meals for gut health, focusing on fiber, probiotics, and nuts and seeds. This papaya yogurt and granola boat definitely caught our eye!⁠
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A big thanks to Anita for sharing this delicious creation with us! 🙌
Would you believe me if I told you this 4-ingredient carrot salad was food as medicine for your gut health and hormones?⁠ ⁠ It’s really that simple: just grate and …
Would you believe me if I told you this 4-ingredient carrot salad was food as medicine for your gut health and hormones?⁠
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It’s really that simple: just grate and combine carrots, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and a healthy oil of your choice (we suggest coconut or olive oil) 👏 ⁠
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🥕Carrots - High in fiber, carrots support digestion and gut health by feeding beneficial bacteria. They also aid in hormone balance by binding to and eliminating excess estrogen, reducing symptoms like PMS and bloating.⁠
🍏 Apple Cider Vinegar - Balances the gut microbiome and aids digestion by increasing stomach acid production.⁠
🫒 Healthy Oils - Rich in healthy fats, these oils support hormone production and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Coconut oil offers quick energy through MCTs, while olive oil provides anti-inflammatory omega-3s.
Our healthy take on a red velvet dessert... the Chocolate Beetroot Cake 🎂♥️ ⁠ ⁠ Delicious, rich, and moist - this cake is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and easy to make! …
Our healthy take on a red velvet dessert... the Chocolate Beetroot Cake 🎂♥️ ⁠
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Delicious, rich, and moist - this cake is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and easy to make! ⁠
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Grab the recipe —> Simply comment “chocolate” and we’ll DM you the link 🍫
Boost your immunity with these powerful herbs this winter 🇦🇺 ⁠ ⁠ -Echinacea: Known for its immune-boosting properties, echinacea helps fend off colds and infections.⁠ -Astragalus: This adaptogen enhances immune …
Boost your immunity with these powerful herbs this winter 🇦🇺 ⁠
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-Echinacea: Known for its immune-boosting properties, echinacea helps fend off colds and infections.⁠
-Astragalus: This adaptogen enhances immune function, helping the body resist stress and illness.⁠
-Elderberry: Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, elderberry supports the immune system and reduces cold and flu symptoms.⁠
-Garlic: A natural antimicrobial, garlic boosts the immune system and helps combat infections.⁠
-Andrographis: This herb has strong antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in preventing and treating colds.⁠
-Oregano: Rich in antioxidants, oregano has antimicrobial properties that support overall immune health.⁠
-Reishi: This medicinal mushroom enhances immune response and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.⁠
-Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, ginger helps strengthen the immune system and fight infections.⁠
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What's your favorite herb? 🌿