I came across the Healthful Elements website in one of my many searches for information that would help me with health issues (including fatigue, migraines, and brain fog) that had been impacting every area of my life for years. I was already fairly knowledgeable and had been working with a Functional MD, but I was desperate for more answers and decided I had to try health coaching, despite not knowing what to expect. I could not have been more pleased with Laine. She’s so knowledgeable, warm, and easy to talk to, and I looked forward to every session. She gave me a piece of the puzzle that was really lacking – true support that included the nitty gritty details as well as the big picture. After years of taking care of everyone else in my life, for the first time I felt like I was being taken care of. My health has improved tremendously, and I truly could not have done it without the support I got from Laine.

Therese McHenry, Bethesda, MD

Laine, thank you for all the information and resources. It was incredible and you definitely pulled me out of my defeated state. It was so nice to hear someone I respect in this field validate my belief in the power of food and that I’m not crazy for thinking I can take charge of my health! You may not be a doctor, but you are healing people. Many of us have been told that these conditions are the cards we were dealt – and that’s it. You’re giving people an option and chance at a better quality of life and that’s an amazing gift. Thank you for your work!                      

Dana G., Virginia Beach, VA

It is not an overstatement that working with Laine has fundamentally changed how I live in my body. I initially sought a functional nutrition coach to understand how I could support my thyroid after learning that my immune system had begun to attack it. When I asked my endocrinologist what I could do to remediate the situation, her answer was, “Nothing. Once your thyroid stops working we can give you meds.” (What!?!) I rejected the idea that I should just resign myself to a losing battle: I was tired, couldn’t lose weight even with aggressive exercise, dieting, etc., I had headaches and joint pain and just felt like all of my energy and pizazz was seeping away. I found the Healthful Elements website and read everything I could, and decided it was worth a shot to try working with a coach. I had assumed that I’d get advice on diet or supplementation to help my thyroid, etc., but what Laine provided was beyond my expectations: she gave me true support.

She listened, she took my symptoms seriously, she investigated with me the causes of the constellation of seemingly unrelated issues I was experiencing (some of which I assumed were just “how I am”) and she shared with me valuable resources (some created by her and Jill, some not) that I continue to use now, well after our coaching sessions have concluded. Most importantly, she honored my ethics and real life…she found ways to help me that didn’t require animal products/supplements (as I am a vegetarian of many years) and helped me create space for rest and healing in my life around and within my very demanding work schedule. And she cheered me on! She made the effort to really understand me, and to address my specific needs and concerns, not relying on just some kind of “standard protocol” but really considering my health and life holistically. I had already done a lot of research before I met Laine, and understanding that, she helped me deepen my understanding of thyroid and hormonal health. Now some months after our time together, I am confidently in charge of my health. Laine helped me understand that it takes time to heal and balance my hormones, but the results are profound. That client perspective, alongside the “quick wins” that she helped me achieve (no more sinus headaches! breathing better! energy returning!) and a focus on true whole-self care has made this work a thoroughly positive and encouraging process. She is the real deal and my life is better for having worked with her. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Michelle Richards, Minneapolis, MN
Laine has been great to work with! She was extremely responsive to all my questions, both in our coaching sessions and via email between sessions. Without her continuous encouragement to try various approaches, I couldn’t have gotten to the root of what was causing my constant migraines.  

 

Sheila Dingels, Minneapolis, MN
Quite simply, there is no one I know who knows more about integrative health – and is more passionate about it – than Laine. Not only has she committed the majority of her professional life to integrative­ health topics, but she is also deeply curious on a personal level about these issues.

 

Anjula Razdan, VP of Content for Dr. Frank Lipman
Whoa, Laine is awesome. I have to admit that I was skeptical about holistic health and lifestyle medicine, but one conversation with Laine and I understood so much more. Leaky gut, rosacea, cortisol levels, low glycemic foods and how they’re all connected…I’m now a lot more educated and a lot more motivated. Thank you, Laine!
Sara Lerner, Seattle, WA

Before meeting and working with Jill, my daughter’s alopecia was overwhelming for me. It gave me horrible anxiety, and the different doctors, dermatologists, and hair specialist were unable to help. They knew nothing about it and don’t do any research on it. Jill was patient and kind, as this was all new to me and I had a million questions – some over and over. After working with Jill for 3 months, Natalie’s hair is growing back in, she has more energy, and the whole family feels GREAT because we’ve done the program with Natalie! I would refer any friends and family to Jill. In fact, I already have.

Lisa Maass, Napa, CA

I had always had a thick head of healthy hair, but started losing a great deal of hair a couple of years ago. I was also “barely” hypothyroid and didn’t have any other thyroid symptoms, so I knew my hair loss was due to something else. I tried everything, any supplement I heard of that could possibly help with my hair loss. Eventually, I was diagnosed with diffuse alopecia, which made sense, given my other autoimmunity (psoriasis). I was told that cortisone wasn’t an option for me, which I didn’t want to try anyway. Everything that Jill said about the immune system and hair follicle made complete sense and I knew I’d found the right person to help me. I really thought I was going bald and starting thinking about what style of wig I would wear. Within a month of starting with Jill, I was losing so much less hair. It was so comforting. Then, I started growing hair. Not only do I feel like this situation has totally healed and stabilized, but also the texture of my hair is so much better, better than it’s been for years. I’m finally getting my hair back and I know what to do to keep this from happening again, God forbid. I’d happily share a photo, but I never had any bald spots, so in photos, I look like someone with a pretty normal head of hair. No one would know I have alopecia. If you have alopecia, I simply can’t recommend Jill highly enough. My work with her has been life changing.

Megan Schultz, Los Angeles, CA

My daughter Holly had just turned 7 when she was diagnosed with alopecia. I took her to numerous doctors over the next year or so, getting second opinions and looking for something that would cure her alopecia. The dermatologist could only recommend steroid injections, which we tried but the re-grown hair eventually fell out again. These injections were very painful and sore afterwards, so I felt badly for Holly, having to go through this. I didn’t feel it was right for her. We went to see naturopaths as well and by this stage Holly was so sick of going to appointments. Luckily, I came across Jill’s website and contacted her. She was very caring and positive. Jill has such a great knowledge on autoimmunity in general but knew so much about alopecia. It was so reassuring to talk with her. As soon we started working with Jill, Holly’s eyebrows started growing back. She now has good re-growth on the front of her hair as well and a few very tiny patches at the base of her hairline, so I’m very hopeful this will grow in eventually too. Holly and I are feeling so much more positive and she is a much happier little girl. For anyone suffering from this devastating disease I would recommend contacting Jill. 

Michelle Sargent, Brisbane, Australia

Click on the audio below to listen to a 2-minute recording that Michelle, the mother of a girl who went from total baldness to regrowing a head of hair, created about their remarkable work with Jill: 

Michelle Thompson, Chattanooga, TN

I started looking for holistic help when diagnosed with low thyroid and Hashimoto’s in the fall of 2015 and was feeling very fatigued. I did not want to take the prescribed medication, as it has side effects, so my search led me to find Healthful Elements. Working with Jill was a blessing and a really fun journey that I’ll never regret. Jill was always knowledgeable and part that surprised me the most was that about 75% of my joint pain has disappeared as a result of my program. I’ve also lost the dreaded “air hunger” I was having because of my adrenal fatigue. My other favorite part is that I have lost 20 lbs to date just through easy diet and lifestyle changes. It’s clear that Jill really helps all of her clients within their individual needs to promote healing on many levels – concerning their thyroid issues and more. I will always recommend Jill and already have.

Wendy Buckley, San Antonio, TX

I found Jill and Healthful Elements one evening while I was on the web searching desperately for answers that would alleviate my then-debilitating physical symptoms which included a slow thyroid, extreme exhaustion which did not go away by sleeping or taking days of rest, mind fog, intestinal problems, joint pain, muscle pain, and a constant feeling of inner restlessness. I had visited many doctors and specialists in my life and all of them said something different, ranging from, “Sorry we cannot find anything wrong with you physically,” to, “You have a slow working thyroid, let’s put you on medicines and see what happens.”

When I joined Jill’s program, I was desperate to get out of the exhaustion trap. Jill was very approachable, always willing to answer my many questions; no question was left unanswered. I looked forward to every Transatlantic Skype session and found that following up on her advice was easy because it was all so interesting and it all seemed to make sense to me.

During our program, I discovered that for the first time in my life my intestines stopped hurting. I think that this was the biggest revelation I experienced during the program. To have completely quiet, painless intestines was totally new to me, which made me realize that I had lived with intestinal pain all of my life, and had just gotten used to it! By changing my diet, the brain fog stopped, the restlessness disappeared, and I got my energy back. To my doctor’s surprise, all my thyroid levels returned to normal without the use of medication. With Jill’s approach, I finally discovered what had been making me sick all my life: lactose and gluten. I not only got my health back, but my children were soon also diagnosed with Celiac disease. They changed their diets too and have not been ill or sick since. The three of us don’t even get colds or flu anymore! And that is one year on!

Since my program with Jill finished, I have made big changes in my life: I quit my stressful job and have made new choices that are in line with my real mind, body, and soul’s needs. I have set up my own psychotherapy practice, which permits me to decide how much work I do in a week and leaves me enough time to be the mother I hoped I would be. I have so much peace and feel so well with my newfound life that I also decided to get a puppy and to train her to walk with me in nature every day. This helps me to maintain my health and the peace I need in order to attain the balanced life I had always dreamed of having.

Thanks Jill, for your program, your wise advice, and your kind attention and care! I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for answers to their health problems and are really determined to get healthy and stay healthy!

Paula, Utrecht, Holland

Jill, thank you so much. When it comes to healing it really doesn’t matter how much you personally know or how resourceful one can be. Sometimes you just want someone to be “in charge” and to carry the “mom” role and tell you what to do. Or better yet to be the simultaneous anchor, information sifter, resource, and healing presence. Thanks so much for being ALL of these. I truly am grateful and I have learned so much from you. Take this IN. YOU ARE AMAZING and your voice in this very busy autoimmunity diet and healing community needs to be heard! Much love and many many thanks, Jill!

Ana G. M., Amherst, MA

Since working with Jill, I’ve been able to decrease my thyroid medication. I’m currently on the lowest dosage, and I’m feeling great! I also came to Jill with major sleep issues and amenorrhea – I hadn’t had a period in over a year. After following her advice, I’m sleeping like a champ, and I just had a period! My doctor is blown away (and delighted) by this. I give credit for much of this healing to my work with Jill. She is clear, sympathetic, and easy to talk with. I highly recommend working with her.

Kimberly P. Bowers, Fort Wayne, IN

Jill, the timing was perfect, it seems, for us to connect. I had just finished a long period of inner searching (for a health program), and right after that, “by accident,” I discovered that Hashimoto’s could be put into remission. I was very excited about a dream “too good to be true” and had to learn immediately what it was all about. Very shortly after, I learned about you and your program, and I just knew it would be right for me. And it truly was. Every session was enlightening, excellent, and exceptional. I truly enjoyed your easy way of relating, your encouragement and acceptance of me, and your interest in my other issues that impacted my health. I felt you understood and were concerned about me. I knew that you had “been there.” You gave me good news. You gave me a way to work through my issues, and to work around them when needed. I’m so happy that I met you, and through you, the holistic philosophies of a balanced life, and healthy eating. I always looked forward to our sessions. It helped me through the other health news I was dealing with. I wish you a happy, healthy life with many blessings. Thank you so much for everything! Like I said, I want to be like you when I grow up!

Jan N., Chisago City, MN

Working with Jill at Healthful Elements has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for taking care of myself…the wife, the mother, the daughter, the sister, the manager of the home, the professional photographer. We all tend to give so much of ourselves away to those we love, but rarely do we take the time to invest in ourselves. Jill taught me the importance of remembering to take the time to take care of me. After a Hashimoto’s diagnosis, many long years, several health care “professionals,” a cabinet full of supplements, and lots of money spent, I was still not seeing results…until working with Jill. After being at a standstill with my weight for the last 10 years, in the first 3 weeks with Jill, I lost 7 lbs. I’m finally learning how to nurture and care for my body thanks to the help of Jill and her team.

Angela Rose, Lafayette, LA

I found Jill and her team randomly online while doing a lot of research about Hashimoto’s, which I had been diagnosed with. I wanted to believe that I could get it under control naturally and my endocrinologist at the time kept upping my medicine saying, “We’ll get the dose right someday,” without ever suggesting anything else. When I found Jill, I liked how she had also been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and had discovered a way to keep it under control without medicine - plus she was trained in nutrition, so who better to see if they could help me? Right away, Jill taught me so much about how diet plays an integral role in our health and she understood leaky gut - something that the conventional doctors I was seeing had never heard of. She was so educational and not only did we have sessions on a consistent basis, but she also offered info before and after each of our sessions, plus email support in between. I started getting a lot worse with some symptoms that were even beyond Hashimoto’s just after I began working with Jill and without her, I cannot imagine the discomfort and frustration I’d still be in. With her guidance, I feel 100 times better. I actually feel better than even before things started going downhill. I’ve dropped over 15 pounds, which puts me less than I’ve weighed in years and I’m finally back to my “in good shape” weight. Not to mention how great I also feel with all of my stomach issues having gone away and I attribute that directly to Jill’s guidance. She’s truly a God-send. Though Jill was the one I primarily dealt with, I have all confidence that her entire team is great and extremely helpful as well. Best money and time I ever spent!

Tammy Miller, Orlando, FL

For years I battled with Hashimoto’s and felt overwhelmed and unwell. I began researching online and when I discovered Jill and read her articles on the topic, I instantly knew she was the person to help me succeed with my goal of putting Hashimoto’s into remission. What Jill provides is a professional, holistic approach in helping clients and within one month of working with her I was feeling significantly better. The fatigue and mental fog I had experienced was alleviated and my energy began to return. Despite being situated in different countries and time zones there was no issue arranging appointments. Our work together was extensive and Jill’s support through her coaching, supplementary information, and her generosity and willingness to help gave me the confidence and the resources to make some big changes in my life. Jill’s depth of knowledge is extensive and I can’t recommend her and Healthful Elements highly enough.

Janelle Ledwidge, Melbourne, Australia

I started working with Jill after years of frustration. I had been gaining weight and and feeling increasingly exhausted. After seeing several doctors who put me on hormones, thyroid meds, and a variety of weird diets, I was still stuck in the exact same place. From the very first day, Jill began solving this puzzle. She was filled with encouragement, great insight, and amazing information. And she never gave up. I immediately began to feel much better, I dropped weight with ease, and I began to fully understand what was going on with my body. I can’t say enough good things about Jill. She truly changed my life.

Paula Sorge Moynihan, Los Angeles, CA

Six months ago, I had reached my peak weight at 198 lbs. (I’m 5’7”). I felt bloated, slept poorly, experienced a daily afternoon “crash,” had frequent mood swings, suffered from severe allergies that required two daily medications, experienced eczema flare-ups, had asthma that required an albuterol inhaler at least three times daily, had frequent heartburn, irregular periods, and was generally feeling bad. I knew I needed to lose weight, but doing so was a constant struggle. I had finally had enough and went to the doctor. I was tested for multiple conditions, and the results came back: hypothyroid and PCOS. My doctor told me I needed to lose weight (easier said than done!) and I immediately begin taking Synthroid and Clomid. Several weeks later, I hadn’t lost weight and was still feeling rough. I poured myself into research on alternatives to the traditional treatments for the conditions I was facing. That’s when I found Jill at Healthful Elements. I contacted her immediately, and after our first conversation, I knew she had the solutions I was looking for. In addition to suggesting immediate changes in diet and behavior, Jill’s approach included many shifts in thinking and attitude. She delivered continued guidance in a supportive way that was appropriate for my level of progress. I was able to change my lifestyle so that my choices and routine quickly became second-nature. I am amazed at Jill’s knowledge and the wealth of information she has at her fingertips. She makes herself available as a resource between consultations, and my only regret is that I didn’t take better advantage of this! Now, six months later, I weigh 168 lbs., do not feel bloated, sleep soundly, have energy throughout the day, and my mood is steady and positive. Medically, I have had a regular menstrual cycle without the need for medication, have had zero eczema flare-ups in four months, have not needed to take any allergy medication in three months, have used the albuterol inhaler only a handful of times per month, and have experienced heartburn only once in four months. Thank you, Jill, for helping me uncover the ‘”me” I knew was in there! I’m not turning back!

Emily Jones, St. Paul, MN

Jill, I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that I recently saw Dr. Susan Haddow, who rechecked my blood work…and ALL of my thyroid test came back NORMAL! Even my AntithyroAB, which was 75.8 last July, is now 1.1! TSH, T3 Free, T4 Free, TPO are all well within the normal range. Hashimoto’s remission? Whatever it is, I’ll take it. I am still very gluten free, etc. I just wanted to let you know that all of the information you provided has really paid off. Thanks again for all of your help! I’m not sure where I would be today without you. You have been instrumental to my healing.

Christine Tilly, St. Paul, MN

I thought I knew how to be active and eat in a way that would ensure good health my entire life, but I started to notice that my “tried and true” approach to a healthy life was not having the same results as before. I didn’t think I needed be transformed, but after working with Jill, I’ve found my perspective on food, exercise, and how I interact with my environment has (italicized) been transformed. And without a punishing regimen that makes you feel guilty or is not sustainable in the long term. This has been a delicious and pleasant journey to weight loss, elimination of allergies, deep and rejuvenating sleep, and an overall sense of calm and confidence. Jill’s depth and breadth of knowledge, willingness to really consider my unique case, and availability to work with me and answer questions throughout the process is what I have always hoped for in health care, but have not found until now.

Holly Zardus, Jakarta, Indonesia

I always considered myself a well-rounded and nutritious eater, but Jill gave me invaluable information that I would have never found on my own. She was behind me to support me in all the areas of my life that contributed to my health conditions: food choices, exercise, supplements, and managing stress. My sessions were very customized to my particular health issues (type 1 diabetes, adrenal fatigue, and Hashimoto’s) and my life situation. I don’t know where else you can get this kind of big picture, customized health coaching. She cheered me on and were there multiple times while I cried. Jill helped me brainstorm ideas on how I could fit her recommendations into MY life or she helped me prioritize which ones I should focus on. It was never an ultimatum on how things needed to be done. She also helped me to think out of the box on stress that I was dealing with in my life. She provided very concise, yet detailed information and I saved a considerable amount of time researching the health issues I was facing. Jill is very personable and I felt like she was truly invested in my health. It was not just some “out of the box” program that was given to everyone. Would I recommend Jill? YES, YES, YES! I already have!

Leah Brown, St. Paul, MN

I had been diagnosed with PCOS and a low thyroid several years ago, but I knew deep down that there was more wrong than that. After several years of seeing various doctors, most of whom dismissed my concerns as nothing, I was at the end of my rope and reached out to Jill, who I’d heard about from a friend. Jill took my weight gain, fatigue, stomachaches, headaches, irregular periods, etc. seriously and coached me through how to improve things through diet, supplements, stress reduction, and by reducing my toxic load. It felt good to finally be heard and even better that Jill had answers for why I was experiencing symptoms. We discovered that I have severe adrenal fatigue and, through tests suggested by Jill, I was diagnosed by my doctor with Hashimoto’s. After years of searching, I now have some answers. I’m finally able to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together, which no one had been able to do previously. I’m eating healthier, don’t feel hungry all the time, have lost 10lbs, and am taking time to relax and de-stress. In the past I would feel guilty for taking a nap or a bath, as I had work I should be doing, but now I realize that down time is essential to my health and wellbeing. I would recommend Jill’s program without hesitation. I already have. She really knows her stuff when it comes to the thyroid, adrenals, and hormones and I learned more than I had thought I would. This was the best money I’ve spent in a long time. It was truly an investment in making sure I’m healthy for the foreseeable future. Thank you, Jill. I really learned a lot from you and can’t thank you enough for finally helping me put the puzzle pieces together and feel like for once I have the answers I was looking for. While I still have a lot of work to do, at least now I feel like I know what I need to do.

Shay Hata, Chicago, IL

I started working with Jill after I read her article on hypothyroidism in the Experience Life magazine. In the article she wrote that it was possible to control hypothyroidism with diet and lifestyle changes. I had been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and was looking for ways to improve my symptoms without increasing the dose of my medication, the effects of which were already fading. Every doctor I saw recommended I increase my dosage of Levothyroxine but I was reluctant to do so. When I read Jill’s motto: “Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe,” I knew I was in the right hands. I worked with Jill for two months and the results were stunning: my TSH dropped to normal and my antibodies were lowered to near remission. I started feeling normal again and that was the direct result of working with a knowledgeable and caring professional such as Jill. Not only she gave me recommendations on how to improve my health condition, she also guided me on how to improve the health of my family by making changes to cookware and household products we use at home, as well as cosmetic products. I feel fortunate to have found Jill and will always be grateful for her help!

Ella Chanba, Minneapolis, MN

My experience with Jill was life-changing. She took the confusion and frustration out of determining which foods and supplementation would support my thyroid and other hormonal issues. I’ve definitely seen a decrease in visits to doctors’ offices and have certainly spent a lot less time researching my conditions. Her handouts and action guides are chock full of fantastic information in an easy-to-follow format. Jill is so genuine and her positive outlook is contagious. Working with her was the best gift I have EVER given myself!

Gina Rowland, Raymondville, TX

I first came to Jill because I was struggling with brain fog, fatigue, and digestive issues that I attributed to my Hashimoto’s. I had read quite a bit and felt very knowledgable about my condition, so I hesitated making the investment. But I was quickly becoming overwhelmed with all of the information and extreme diets I was finding on the internet. Jill helped me sort through all of the information so I could spend less time researching and more time taking action. In every session, I felt like we were peeling back the layers and getting to the root of my health issues. Every question I had for Jill, she had experience or resources to direct me to. I was so surprised one person could be such a wealth of information with such a calming demeanor. I continue to make gentle changes to my lifestyle based on Jill’s recommendations – from replacing kitchen tools as I can to incorporating foods rich in nutrients I am deficient in. I’m steadily seeing significant improvements in my brain fog and mood.  

Meghan Rowe, Des Moines, IA

Before I met with Jill, she told me that she could help me put the pieces together of all the holistic health things I’ve learned over the years—she not only did that, she taught me so much more. Jill is very knowledgeable and gave me so much information and tips that helped me immediately and things I can still apply into the future. After working with Jill, I feel so much better; my cravings have virtually stopped, my skin has cleared up, and my mood and motivation have improved tremendously. I am very thankful to have found her!

Nicole Phelps, Minneapolis, MN

Jill has really helped me turn my life around. In just three months, I have learned how to eat, what to eat, when to eat and can honestly attest to feeling much healthier and stable than I have in many years. I respect Jill’s knowledge and expertise in all of the lifestyle choices I make. I recommend her to anyone and everyone who needs to “learn” how to eat again while also nourishing the adrenals and thyroid. She is a true asset to help you on your path to better health!

Terri Ann H., College Point, NY

My time with Jill was amazing – enlightening, educational, and motivational. She has a knack for giving just the right amount of information in each session so as not to overwhelm. Her ideas and suggestions are reasonable and completely do-able. With every question I asked, she came back with a response packed with research-based info. She knows her stuff and it’s clear that she has done a lot of work to build a library of knowledge she can draw upon for just about any question or issue that comes up. While I really looked forward to each tele-session, I loved also knowing that I could email Jill with questions in between sessions and she would get back to me within a day or two. I’ve changed a number of daily habits because of my time with Jill and feel so much better because of it. I wish I could keep Jill and her words of wisdom in my back pocket for life!

Ashley Rajaratnam, Minneapolis, MN

As a veteran of many alternative health therapies and a person who pays a fair amount of attention to nutrition and exercise, I was skeptical about working with a nutrition coach. But, after years of trying everything from macrobiotics and raw food to acupuncture and countless supplements, I was still struggling with serious insomnia and eczema and struggling to control my blood sugar. I worked with Jill for a little over four months and am now routinely sleeping through the night – an enormous breakthrough that has changed my life completely. In addition, my eczema is slowly disappearing and my blood sugar control has never been better. The changes Jill suggested were easy to integrate into my life and have made a profound difference in my health and mental outlook; I can’t recommend her programs enough.

Shelley B., San Jose, CA

Jill helped me figure out the next piece in my puzzle to improving my health. I couldn’t recommend her more – she has insight and knowledge that I have never come across in the eight years of trying to find answers. My gratitude for her comes from the bottom of my heart!

Alisha Prusi, Brooklyn Center, MN

I really enjoyed my work with Jill! She embodies a unique combination of gifts – she is kind, trustworthy, intuitive, and chock-full of amazing information and nutritional knowledge. She was a delight to work with. I plan to refer my friends and family to her as well. I highly recommend Jill’s coaching services for anyone who is struggling and needs support with food, nutrition, hormones, thyroid, and the like.

Sarah G., Minneapolis, MN

When I learned I had Hashimoto’s, I was told there was really nothing I could do about it. I felt a bit depressed by this news, until I started working with Jill. She let me know that it was possible, through a number of healthy diet and lifestyle changes, to control the condition very successfully. Most healthcare providers do not have the in-depth level of knowledge that Jill has about Hashimoto’s, so it was a real relief to find her. She is very easy to work with and the way she approaches things is organized and easy to understand. I’m now doing great. I would certainly recommend working with her to anyone who has Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism of another nature, or any of the other conditions that she assists with.

Robert Doe, Minneapolis, MN

I feel fortunate that I became connected with Jill. I had the right lobe of my thyroid removed many years ago and felt lucky to not be on any medication. My left lobe was and is doing a great job. However in the past year I had been feeling sluggish, worn down and gaining weight. I was working harder than ever at the gym and also restricting food. I was not satisfied with answers I was getting through any of my typical resources. I felt that Jill really took the time to learn about me and my situation. She provided so much information, knowledge, and support. Each week was eye-opening and as I learned more and followed her advice and read the information she sent, I kept feeling better and better. I never thought I would ever consider going gluten free in a million years. Jill only suggested it to me and gave me information to read. I decided to take the leap and it was transforming. It was such a dramatic change in so many ways. Working with Jill was such a wonderful, positive, and educational experience. I learned, grew, and now feel healthier than ever. Jill has the unique ability to connect and build a great rapport and then provide such great support. Jill, thank you for helping to transform my health and in turn my life.

Jenny Cushing, Oak Brook, IL

Jill, I am so relieved and happy that I got to work with you. Thank you for listening. Thank you for taking my health into your hands and caring enough to truly work for me and my good. Thank you for helping me to feel better. Thank you for doing the research to continue to help me and others. Thank you for taking the path least taken and being there for me. I am so grateful for your help! I have found the help I needed and I feel better! And I just again recommended you to someone today, at my endocrinologist. She overheard me asking for more tests and asked me why, and I told her about you.

Penny White-Roseth, Minneapolis, MN

I found Jill online after discovering that I have a nodule (thankfully benign) that took up the left lobe of my thyroid. I also had acid reflux and it was somewhat difficult to distinguish if what I was feeling was my burned esophagus or my swollen thyroid. I am pretty well versed in natural health but this was new territory for me. And I wasn’t interested in taking the thyroid medication or the antacids my endocrinologist sent me home with. Thankfully, Jill helped me weed through all of the conflicting information. She also got me on a healthy and simple program that has not only been good for my thyroid and endocrine system but my acid reflux is gone! My energy has improved and because I feel so much better, the program is simple, and the food tastes good, I’ve been able to easily stick to it. Jill didn’t just put me on some “diet” plan. She helped me to change my lifestyle and habits in a way that allows me to give my body what it needs to be healthy. Thanks Jill! I am forever grateful!

Jennifer Young, Los Angeles, CA/Wilsall, MT

Jill is a true gem! She’s a master at empowering people on how to listen, connect with, and trust their own bodies. When it comes to health, there is NO one size fits all and that makes it very tricky, but Jill’s impeccable listening skills, experience, and a wealth of cutting edge knowledge will ensure your journey’s success.

Dana Del Castillo, San Diego, CA

Jill, you have restored my faith in healthcare. I know you’re not a doctor, but you are simply a wealth of information. You do a fantastic job of straddling the line between conventional and holistic ways of treating the thyroid. You are a true educator – you have found your calling. I love that weren’t tunnel-visioned in our work together, you don’t preach “one way.” You’re really on top of it, on the cutting edge of how to manage the thyroid. And you are a fantastic listener. I was lead to you for a reason, and these last few weeks have left me feeling better than I have in years. Thank you, my dear.

Katherine Kelley, Los Angeles, CA

Jill gave me valuable insight and tools on how to deal with my adrenal fatigue. By following her program, I feel healed and like myself again!

Diane Palmquist, Minneapolis, MN

Dear Jill, I bought your homestudy course few weeks ago. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s more than four years ago. After being on medication for two years, I had lost my hair and had gained so much weight and I could not walk up ten steps. I stopped going to my endocrinologist and started a gluten free diet. By just doing that, I got my hair and my dignity back and stabilized my weight. Yesterday, I read the last page of your home study and tears of joy started coming down. Louise Hay has been my dear friend since the late eighties and you and she are back to let me know that I am not the only one who has gone through it all. This is my story too. Changing breakfast was one of the best things that I have done for myself and now my husband too. I have lost about 5 pounds mostly in stomach  area. Just turning off electronics one hour before bed has helped me to lose two pounds in one night. AMAZING. Thank you. I will keep you posted with all the good results in the near future. xo – P.S. I am getting my youthful glow back. Thank you again.

Soudabeh Bayani Kuklinski, Bala Cynwyd, PA

After working with Jill to get a handle on my blood sugar, work on my fertility challenges, and figure out why I was so tired and feeling crappy, all of which improved greatly during my program with her, I was inspired to take control of my infertility situation, which for me, meant getting over my fears and just doing IVF already. It worked the first time (yay!), and my son was born in June of 2012. I had a completely healthy and easy pregnancy and labor (I exercised up to the day that I started labor), and I credit much of that to what I learned from Jill. I’m still following many of her suggestions (most of the time), I feel great, and I feel like I really have my adrenals under control for the first time. Taking care of a newborn was hard, but because of my work with Jill, I knew how to eat and I got through it relatively unscathed.

Jill C., Minneapolis, MN

When I began working with Jill, I was so stuck and confused about how to manage my symptoms of hypothyroidism. I felt overwhelmed by the information I was finding about thyroid health and needed direction and support. Jill provided that and more, and helped me sort it all out. With her support, guidance and wealth of knowledge, I gained the insight and clarity I needed to improve my health. I now know what to do to support my thyroid and most importantly, I feel great! Jill provided me with so much useful information, shared new ways of thinking and inspired me to make lasting changes. I feel very fortunate to have worked with her!

Beth McBurney, Minneapolis, MN

I had been keeping an eye on what Jill was up to for a while, knowing that I should take the leap and do her program. I finally did, and I wish I had done it years ago. All of the information I had gathered about thyroid health was just confusing me to no end, and I was getting very little guidance from my doctor. In years of trying to “fix” my thyroid, no one ever mentioned the thyroid/adrenal link or the possibility of Hashimoto’s. That is, until Jill brought these to my attention. Jill has gathered a lot of incredible information in a tidy little “package” that’s totally doable and very educational. If you are suffering from thyroid symptoms, you owe it to yourself to do Jill’s program. I feel better than I have in many years.

Vivian Schultz, Phoenix, AZ

I’m a vegetarian who eats seafood and dairy products, and wanted to evaluate my health and make sure I was getting enough protein. Although I was skeptical about what kind of difference the consultations could make (I considered myself a really healthy eater), working with Jill made a BIG difference in my energy level throughout the day. She gave me some totally new ideas that helped me experiment with my eating habits. Though not a vegetarian herself, she understood my motivation behind my food choices and was flexible rather than dogmatic in her suggestions. She shared a lot of resources as well - recipes, short readings, etc. I feel more informed about how to get enough protein as a vegetarian, and I have a couple more tools in my toolbox for maintaining high energy levels and generally good health. I definitely recommend Jill - she is extremely knowledgeable, and I really enjoyed working with her.

Robyn Perry, Minneapolis, MN

By nature I am a happy, positive person. After the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. Why me? Two years later, I had a cold which turned into bronchitis followed by pneumonia. This downward spiral had me looking for answers outside of traditional medicine. My food co-op led me to Jill. Her enthusiasm, knowledge of Hashimoto’s and Adrenal Fatigue along with her kind words have me on a path toward total wellness. I am less anxious, taking time to be me, eating a huge breakfast and sleeping through the night. My appreciation of Jill is endless. I now have the tools to choose healthy living over fear and sickness.

Tracy Wetternach, Minneapolis, MN

Jill has been such a blessing to me! I am amazed by her vast knowledge in understanding our bodies and how to take steps to optimize everything. Because of Jill’s help, I have found myself with restored energy and vitality. In making small changes over time, it’s mind-boggling to learn how it can have such a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. Every session with Jill had new and thought-provoking information that would lead me to an excitement and eagerness to “push” my body even further along this total healing process. Jill is amazing! Her love and passion for what she does helped equip, encourage, and empower me to get past the “stalemate” that my body was at. She is an extremely gifted and gentle spirit that becomes apparent in every conversation. What an inspiration she is! I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to be one of her clients.

Sue Muehlfelt, Chicago, IL

My eight sessions with Jill were extremely informative and definitely worth the cost. My biggest regret was not meeting Jill three years sooner. I believe I could have avoided thyroid medication altogether. I have gained knowledge about my body that my doctor never bothered to explain and I didn’t think to ask - just took the prescription. It was a lesson in advocating for oneself. My symptoms could have been managed through better eating habits. With just a few changes - that weren’t as hard as I thought - I am feeling much better!

Karen M., Minneapolis, MN

When I first started working with Jill, I was pretty miserable, dealing with low energy, fatigue, mental fog, achy joints & muscles, excessive hot flashes, insomnia, an inability to lose weight, and a host of other symptoms. I’m perimenopausal and had already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and borderline diabetes, but I wanted to attack the root causes, not cover them up with prescription pills. My doctor had already done some testing and told me my thyroid tests were fine. I knew something was NOT right, but I wasn’t getting a holistic view of my health so that I could understand how to improve it. I either got a prescription or the advice to “lose weight.” I wasn’t getting better and I knew it was time to step back and do a reevaluation of my health and lifestyle. I really wanted to get to the bottom of all of this, understand what was happening and why, and then do something about it.

During the course of my sessions with Jill, I made a number of very positive changes that have vastly improved my quality of life. I learned a ton about how these health issues are all tied together. For example, I finally figured out that I am extremely gluten intolerant. I changed my diet and am no longer in pain. With Jill’s help, I found a functional medicine doctor who understood the thyroid, did some testing, and got officially diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. I stopped eating soy. Natural supplements are helping me sleep through the night, whereas I was resorting to sleeping pills before. My skin has gotten softer, my brain fog has lifted, I understand more about how all of these things hang together and – most important of all – I have hope again that I can get back to my old self. Jill has been tremendously helpful in getting me through this, feeding me with the right information so that I could ask the right questions. I am ever so grateful that I signed up for her program!

Christy S., Portland, OR

If you are looking for a nutritional coach who is extremely dedicated to helping you heal and find the answers you are searching for, then Jill is the perfect person. I had become very discouraged and frustrated trying to find answers to my health issues when I found Jill. What a blessing she has been in my life! Right from the start she really listened and truly cared about what I was going through. She offered her wisdom and shared her knowledge in such a compassionate and caring way. She was always looking for the right solution for “me” to help me with my health issues. Jill gave me hope. I have learned so much about the proper way nutrition affects our health. She has given me so many resources to help keep me on the right track. Her guidance has inspired me, motivated me, encouraged me, and empowered me to take all her teachings and advise and apply them to my life. 

Melanie Roby, Minneapolis, MN

I came to Jill desperately wanting to lose the weight that had slowly crept up on me. I was well aware that there were emotional reasons why I was overeating and eating so much sugar, but I also suspected that I had a thyroid problem. I had had my thyroid tested and was told I was fine. But I knew there was more to the story. With Jill’s help, I lost 5 lbs in our first two weeks together and it just kept steadily coming off. And I started feeling better than I had in years. And here is the thing…I am actually eating more food than before, just different foods. Yummy foods. Jill isn’t joking when she says that her program is additive vs. subtractive. My cravings are GONE and I have more patience and energy for my husband and kids. I am also perimenopausal and Jill gave me so many natural remedies for sleeping through the night and alleviating hot flashes and night sweats. My life is now moving in a completely different direction. To say that doing Jill’s program has given me a new lease on life is an understatement.

Mary DeKoch, Seattle, WA

I first met Jill when I signed up to take an adult education class she was teaching entitled “Sugar Blues: Cracking the Code on Sugar Cravings.” The name of the class intrigued me from the get-go and Jill provided a wealth of information in a short period of time. After chatting with her for a few more minutes after class, I knew I wanted to take my nutritional learning to the next level so signed up for her 4-month program. I had read a quite a bit about nutrition over the years but I often had difficulty putting what I read into practice or if I did try to make nutritional changes, I usually didn’t stick with them for very long. Jill’s background as a holistic health coach brought an entirely new dimension to my nutritional learning. With her help and encouragement, I have been able to make some dietary changes that I would not have thought possible. Jill is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and health and she is passionate about her work. She is an incredibly upbeat and genuine person and I really felt cared for in our work together.

Jackie Churchill, Minneapolis, MN

I found Jill through a friend who had attended one of her classes. The handout looked good, but after all of the reading I had done and professionals I had sought out, would I really learn anything new when it came to figuring out why I wasn’t losing weight and had low energy? I had tried so many other things without success, I was hesitant to spend more time and money on yet another “program.” I’m so glad I went ahead and signed on! Jill is so knowledgeable and current when it comes to health matters. She really listened to me and tried to figure out my issues and what would work for me instead of making me fit into some prescribed plan she had designed. The sessions go by in a flash and were filled with new ideas I was excited to try. She is a font of information! The session notes were meticulous and include links to other relevant and interesting articles. Jill is so easy to work with and also understands that life can get in the way of our best intentions, so she helps you figure out how to make it work for your particular lifestyle. I would highly recommend working with Jill to anyone who wants to improve their health!

Cindy K., Minneapolis, MN

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I was told that there was nothing I could do with my diet or lifestyle to support my endocrine system. This seemed contradictory to what I already knew about a healthy lifestyle and so, I was referred to Jill. Even though I already understood about the benefits of whole, organic foods and other healthful lifestyle choices, and practiced these, she has helped me continue to make positive changes, and has given me a wealth of knowledge that has helped me come out of my “thyroid fog.” I am now feeling better and more in charge of my health than I have in a long while.

Sue Bizal, Minneapolis, MN

I looked so forward to my sessions with Jill. She offers such sweet, calm support, and a great deal of research-based information. She is a resource maniac! Her beauty, honesty, and sincerity made me want to make changes. I am now gluten free and feeling so much better. My body image has improved and I now have the balance and energy to run an existing business and start a new one. I’m now working on maintaining a guilt-free and peaceful life!

June Berkowitz, St. Paul, MN

Initially, I contacted Jill to discuss sugar alternatives and my mysterious ongoing “malaise” that none of my doctors seemed to be able to diagnose. Until I spoke with Jill, I had never heard of adrenal fatigue. My symptoms, according to what we discussed, resembled a problem none of my doctors were treating. I was then tested for totally different issues from what was normally targeted, that is, hypothyroidism. What I learned from Jill is that if you feel in your heart that your doctors are missing something crucial, they probably are.“Traditional” doctors don’t always test for root causes; instead, they manage symptoms with drugs. I appreciate Jill’s natural approach to healing using foods and nature’s own offerings to repair the body. Her recommendations replaced many trips to the doctor I would have otherwise had to schedule. Jill has a knowledge base that most people would be unable to accumulate on their own. I came away from our work together armed with new information and a game plan - a plan that helped. I am grateful somebody has my best interests in mind!

Heather Murphy, Liberty, MO

Jill, you are so right [about the thyroid] and I love what you have learned! Your mom is lucky to have you looking out for her. Can I adopt you?

Chris Phillips (CNHP, H, CN, RM), Bend, OR

I had struggled for years with… just not feeling good. Even though I ate pretty well, I was fatigued, was gaining what seemed to be unwarranted weight, was sometimes achy, was getting really forgetful, and had lost half my hair. And my hormones were out of whack. I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, of which a lot of these complaints are a symptom. I was taking thyroid drugs and not getting better. If anything, I was getting worse, which just made my doctor up my dosages. I initially started working with Jill to get a handle on my weight, but she immediately honed in on the fact that there was a better way to treat my hypothyroidism. Jill guided me to a wiser doctor and with their joint guidance, I weaned off the original drug and started working on the root of my problem, my adrenals. Today, I am a new person. My energy is back, my hormones are leveling out, and my extra weight is falling off. I can’t thank Jill enough. Had I not gone to her, I would probably still be on the drug that wasn’t even working for me. She is so knowledgeable and she really helped change my life.

Abigail N., St. Paul, MN

I hired Jill to stop my spiraling weight gain that occurred after I lost 95 pounds on a traditional calorie-restricted diet. The moment I returned to what I considered to be normal food, I started to have overwhelming cravings and subsequently began re-gaining weight. The fact that I exercised daily didn’t seem to matter. Jill knew exactly what to do. She changed the amount and type of food I had at each meal by introducing new foods and new combinations of foods that I had never tried before. She also sent me up-to-date information that applied to my personal needs. Our sessions uplifted me as she listened compassionately to my day-to-day struggles and offered sound nutritional advice and intuitive insight. The cravings have stopped and I am now naturally losing the weight I had regained. Jill validates what you are doing right and gently directs you toward the changes you can implement to make your life healthier.

Lynn Lutjen, Kansas City, MO

Jill’s professional advice and thorough evaluation helped me solve a longstanding, perplexing health problem. She identified the source of my pain almost instantly and after following her advice and modifying my diet, the pain and discomfort are completely gone. I have to wonder how many tests and scans I would have undergone (and money spent) if I had sought help through traditional mediums. Jill has taught me so much. My energy has increased, my pain decreased, and I am much more aware of what my body needs. Jill, you were dead on and I’m so grateful.

April McLaughlin, Kansas City, MO