Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

- Hippocrates

My Story

I thought I was the picture of health. I was in decent shape and felt fine most days. 

Then over a period of two years, peculiar symptoms began. And like most things I don’t understand or don’t want to deal with, I ignored them. But they persisted…an eye inflammation, swollen fingers, back pain, knee pain, numbness and discoloration in my hands, then severe pain in my shoulders and arms. Blood tests showed numerous indicators for inflammation. A doctor suggested my symptoms indicated Lupus and sent me off to a rheumatologist for further assessment.

Lupus? Rheumatoid arthritis? Polymyalgia rheumatica? I was awaiting a diagnosis. But until more in depth tests were conducted, I was prescribed some powerful meds as off-handedly as if they were a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I asked the doctor “Is there something from a nutritional perspective that I can do to turn this around?” I was studying integrative nutrition and I believed in a natural solution to my symptoms. It was so logical to me! I know the food we ingest transforms every cell in our bodies. What we eat becomes our blood, our bones, our organs and our cells. So my question seemed legitimate. “No.” he said. “You could try that, but the pain is coming back. And your symptoms will worsen. I’ve seen it thousands of times.” I knew he had. I had no reason not to believe him.

Except I didn't

I froze in my chair, nodding my head in agreement with him. And I knew I had to start these meds to get through life for the time being. But inside, I was making a pact that I would give my body the cleanest and healthiest, non-inflammatory foods from nature, and I would heal whatever was going bonkers in my system…naturally.

And I did. With the help of a qualified functional medical professional, and plenty of my own research, practices, and clean food recipes, I made huge strides in my health in a few short months. I am now free of all medication and most importantly free from pain. I am fit, strong, healthy and happy!

You can be in excellent health at any age! And I can help you facilitate that journey.
Let's talk today!


is to inspire better health, brighter hope and positive encouragement for your mind, body, and spirit.


to donating the first 10% of all revenues from Be Well with Janel, to charitable efforts that are very close to my heart. These include, but are not limited to: Deborah’s Place, Alzheimer’s Association, and Compassion International.

My Training

My Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certification gives me cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and disease prevention.

I put my experience and training to work directly with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and introduce health-promoting habits to their lives within a 6 month program to get lasting results.

You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, health, and happiness. Each session will leave you feeling listened to, motivated and in charge of your health.

The “integrative” aspect of this program means that your health and wellness level is partially about what you eat, but also we will address balance in the rest of your life: physical fitness, relationships, life purpose and spirituality. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes over time that transform your life.

The world's top health and wellness experts

As a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition,
I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

Mark Hyman, MD

Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

Andrew Weil, MD

Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH

Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author

Susan Blum, MD, MPH

Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University

IIN Curriculum

Practically everything we know about nutrition is wrong!

Recent studies in holistic health and functional medicine show the mounting evidence that is helping change the lives of people just like you.

You do NOT have to live with chronic skin problems, gut issues or sinus and respiratory health problems.

There are things you can do to change the direction your health is going. Autoimmune diseases are reversible. I’ve done it myself and I can help you navigate this territory too.

Free Discovery Session

Not sure if you need a Health Coach? During this free session, we will discuss your current health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.

What are you waiting for?