I was first introduced to Ms Irma Jennings several months ago and quickly realized that she is one of those special people in the field of bone health. As the founder of Food For Healthy Bones Irma is a great resource for anyone in need of help in designing and sticking to a bone-healthy diet.
Irma is one of those bright (literally!) stars in our field. An x-Wall Street heavy, Irma had an epiphany one day and got out of Dodge (NY City) in search of healthier ways. Her story is both endearing and up-lifting…and one that I would like to share with you.
When Irma joined her son’s 5th grade class for a week-long stay on an organic biodynamic farm, she was struck by the peace and harmony of the early morning farm routines. She says, “It was as though farmers and animals were in a timeless dance of joy.” Many of us have important events that change the directions of our lives and this day certainly interjected an abrupt 90 degree turn in hers.
“It was an ah-ha moment for me,” she says. “It gave me a deep belief in the power of Nature’s rhythms and food to affect your body, mind, and spirit. Now I know that food is more than just fuel. What you put in your mouth becomes your bones, your blood, and your brain.”
Shortly after “seeing the light” as the barn doors (metaphorically speaking) opened, Irma split Wall Street and began studies at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. And when she was diagnosed with osteopenia she knew she wasn’t interested in the script her doctor handed her but instead wanted to use food as her medicine. Her diagnosis prompted Irma to establish Food For Healthy Bones where she offers an “Optimal Bone Health Program” of 7 modules including the importance of good digestion, optimal foods, bone healthy recipes, and exercises for improved bone strength.
Ms Jennings blogs monthly to her community of 4,500 readers. You can visit her web site at https://www.food4healthybones.