AFDNP Inc.

Course Advisors are available Mon-Fri during typical business hours (PST) and weekend appointments are available upon special request (email [email protected] to request).

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Meet with Barbara M.

Prior to becoming a health coach, Barbara was a writer, with a background in Communications and Journalism. Despite her love for words, she was also struggling with her health for a long time.

At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with a severe eating disorder and lost her period for over 14 years, as well as developing hypothyroidism. She had also fought through drug addiction, alcohol and self harm, but her passion for health pulled her through, resulting into her health coaching and nutrition certifications through the IIN and FDN.

Today, she is a women's health coach with a specialization in women's hormones and metabolic disorders by focusing on a food first approach and is passionate about empowering and educating others to take health into their own hands.

Meet with Courtney

For years, Courtney had struggled with chronic health symptoms with no answers in sight. Exhausted and frustrated from getting passed around from doctor to doctor, she knew there had to be a better (and less expensive) way. Having been a multi-sport athlete in high school, and with years of experience in the fitness field, she was aware of what amazing things the human body is capable of, given the right care.

After a couple of years working in the construction industry, Courtney realized that her true passion was in health and wellness. She had spent every free minute reading books, listening to podcasts, and attending workshops about any health topic she could get her hands on. She found herself helping friends and family with their health concerns, and especially took an interest in the idea of “biohacking”. As a patient to a local Integrative physician, Courtney began entertaining the idea of becoming a physician herself. So, in 2020, with the pandemic offering the extra shove, she became a premed student with an emphasis on alternative and complementary medicine. At the same time, she sought out a health coach certification that would allow her to begin doing what she loved sooner. Most of the programs fell short of checking all the boxes of the ideal course until Courtney stumbled upon FDN online late one night!

Courtney’s other interests include baking, fishing, and herb/rose gardening. She hopes to specialize in integrative neurology and continue to help others on their path to wellness.

Meet with Shannon

Shannon is a mother of 3 who has been running all aspects of her own business while raising her children and fighting a war against MS for 20 years.

Shannon spent years trying to dissect the art of the perfect food, sleep, and exercise life to beat Her MS, raise her family, and maintain a healthy lifestyle while the doctors had warned that she will not walk if she doesn’t take their medicine.

Although Shannon spent years taking the prescribed medicines as things went downhill it was when she decided to take her health into her own hands that she now lives a healthy, fun, and happy life with her family.

Shannon has always enjoyed sales and with her need to help others live long and happy she found the FDN group and fell In love.