I take a food-first, functional approach to health coaching and have been educating and guiding clients for 1o years. Specializing in natural hormonal balance, I draw frequently from my own experience with a nasty bout of peri-menopause, as well as thyroid challenges. I began my training at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and have also studied at The University of Arizona online, and with Harvard-trained physician and author of The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger, Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD; Women's Health Expert and Functional Medicine Physician, Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG, ABAARM, who is multi-board certified in obstetrics/gynecology, anti-aging and regenerative medicine; Thyroid Specialist Dr. Alan Christianson, ND and Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, MD, founder of Heart to Heart Medical Center, among others. My website is: www.joyoushealthwithirene.com.
My career is actually rooted in editorial and public relations. A former magazine editor who also worked in public relations on both the agency and client sides, I also own my own communications company: www.ifrmarketingcommunications.com where I'm hired as a copy/content writer and PR consultant. I am a regular contributor to the HuffPost and MindBodyGreen.Com and have been published in other outlets and have PR clients in lifestyle and business.
Awards and Affiliations
Former director of the New York City chapter of The National Association for Female Executives.
Causes and Organizations
Volunteer at ASPCA. Volunteer as Communications Coordinator for an Episcopal organization.