IIN Ambassador

My name is Tara Lynn Jenkins and I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I didn't always practice healthy eating and clean living like I do today.

To be honest, I never felt quite comfortable in my own body.  I spent so much time trying to achieve this vision of perfect that I had stuck in my head.  It was agonizing.  I tried countless diets, exercise regiments and fads that never stuck.  I put my body through a lot without even knowing that there was something else much bigger going on inside me that I needed to pay attention to.

One day, out of what seemed to be nowhere, I got REALLY sick! My vision and equilibrium were completely out of whack.  I had all these strange symptoms on one side of my body that made no sense. I couldn't find the words in my mind to articulate my thoughts correctly. I was always exhausted, had chronic headaches, all over body pain and generally felt sick. I could barely function on my own. I had all these things wrong with me and no answers as to what was happening or why? 

I met with doctors, specialists and underwent testing in what seemed to be an endless loop.  No one could put the pieces of this puzzle known as my health together. I couldn’t understand where I was going wrong in my search for answers.  As time passed, I grew weaker and weaker.  My symptoms kept increasing in number and severity.  I needed to find someone that wasn’t trying to just mask a symptom or send me to another specialist.  I wanted someone to really listen and ask different questions.  I knew something was seriously wrong and felt completely helpless to understand and make it right.

It took me years to find the answers.  Eventually, I stumbled upon someone who asked completely different questions than any other doctor I had asked before. She performed new tests that uncovered why my immune system had gone haywire. It was her holistic approach that uncovered a bio-toxin illness called "mold illness" or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). I finally knew what was wrong with me!  The pieces of the puzzle finally fit together.  From there, I began the long journey of treatment and my recovery continues to this day.

My story didn't stop there. It wasn't enough for me have answers.  I decided to really take control of my health by learning as much as I could about my illness, clean living and really listening to the important messages my body sends to me. Once I started my education, I wanted to share the knowledge with others.  It became my passion.

My journey to BeVibrantLiving began here and continues with the each new beautiful day.  

My Education

My formal education focuses on a holistic approach to health and wellness by incorporating not only the food that we eat but also the importance of lifestyle changes needed to achieve a healthy life balance with real and lasting results. 

I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach.  I received my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition located in New York City.  My curriculum included the study of over 100 dietary theories, an individualistic approach to diets, cutting edge nutrition science concepts, alternative medicine, behavioral eating, coaching techniques, and lifestyle management techniques all from some of the world’s leaders in nutrition and wellness including:

Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd – Founder, director and primary teacher for IIN
Deepak Chopra, MD – World leader in mind-body medicine
Andrew Weil, MD – Expert in alternative medicine and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD – Director of The UltraWellness Center
David Katz, MD, MPH – Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DRPH – Department Chair of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH – Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at NYU
Geneen Roth – Pioneer of emotional eating and empowerment, bestselling author
David Wolfe – World authority on raw food nutrition
Susan Blum, MD, MPH – Pioneer in functional medicine, Founder of the Blum Center for Health, expert on healing autoimmune disorders
Gabrielle Bernstein – Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, bestselling Author
Christine Northrup MD – OB/GYN, Internationally recognized authority in the field of women’s health

I am a Certified Detox Specialist.  I received my training at the Health Sciences University in London, UK.  Here, I gained expertise regarding the science and physiology of detoxification, toxicology and how different toxins affect the body.  This further enhances my ability to perform detox assessments and identify the best detox plan based on individualized health screening and overall detox goals.

I am a DōTERRA Essential Oil Educator. I teach introductory and advanced workshops on what essential oils are, how they are used and how to improve our family’s health and wellness by incorporating them into our everyday lives. 

I have studied environmental toxins and teach workshops to educate others on the affects that toxins have on our bodies along with how identify and reduce the toxin overloads we are exposed to everyday. 

Let’s connect for a FREE consultation.  I would love the opportunity to work with you to achieve your health and wellness goals.