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John van Vlaardingen

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

& Professional Plant Based and Forks over Knives chef

& Food Matters Health Coach

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Eat, Move

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& Live Better

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I’m here to help

When was the last time you received the personal attention you deserve and talked with someone about your health?

At the beginning of 2014 I turned my health around for the better.  Like me, more and more people are realizing the importance of healthy eating.  But that does not make it easy!  Time, cost, stress, confusion, and pressure from friends and family all have a habit of pulling us in the WRONG direction. But the alarming reality is, the status quo can kill.

Our modern diet is a fast-track to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, and many other chronic ailments, that I like to call lifestyle or metabolic diseases.

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As a health coach, I am deeply committed to help you weed through these challenges and provide support to busy professionals like yourself.  Who crave fulfillment and a healthier life.

Guess what!  For most of my career I was a busy professional too.

As an executive I have had my fair share of stress, long working hours, extensive travel and an unhealthy lifestyle, so I get it. I get what it is like, to struggle with your health and not knowing how to shed those pounds.

I will utilize my education, both from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a bachelor degree in science, being a certified professional plant based chef, certified FOK (Forks over Knives) chef, and a CSW plus 20 years in consulting to turn your health around.  So you can feel better, have more energy and be your healthiest self.

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected.  Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat?  Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?  As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

See below for some strategies I use!  click the “” sign to get more details.

Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition.  My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods.  Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet.  This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you all the way.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and should not be ignored.  When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they are really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs.  One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that is why fad diets tend to fail in the long run.  Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I will support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
It is easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment.  It is not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives.  Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.  I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
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Making a TuNo Salad on the Channel 8 Daytime show

Besides doing the coaching, I also love to show you how to make delicious Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) meals. Telling you to eat healthier is one thing, but actually showing you HOW and have you taste it, will make it reality.

The recipes for the TuNo salad can be found on the Daytime TV website and on my website by selecting the following links: TuNo Salad and Cashew Sour Cream.

Mark your calendar!

Free upcoming cooking classes & lectures

January 11th

Flyer - Vegetarian Pho

February 8th

Flyer - Apple Pear Cobbler

March 8th

NFP Apple Curry Walnut Salad

@ Nature’s Food Patch, I will be teaching a cooking class every 2nd Thursday of the month.






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Select the image to get more information on this 21 day, all natural, no gimmicks and no need for any pills or powders “Eat Lean, Get Clean” detox program.

Client Testimonials

Mike Farrell

Mike F.

“In January of 2017 my Doctor said my last three blood tests showed a continuing increase in blood sugar levels. He said I was officially classified as a type-2 diabetic. That got my attention! Maybe the reason it hit me so hard, was that I spent 2016 feeling pretty lousy, old and very achy. I reached out to John who is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health coach. He has a 21-day detox program that he walked me through and educated me on. John helped me make several changes with a particular focus on diabetes. Three months later, I lost 40 pounds and my Hemoglobin A1C is now 4.7, which is consistent with the absence of diabetes. The numbers were so good; the Doctor went back to his notes to see why he would have ordered these tests. When he looked at the original numbers he was really impressed. Thanks John.”

Client Testimonials

Wendy M.

Wendy M.

"Having John as a coach has helped increase the little knowledge I had about healthy eating!"

Susan B

Susan B.

"I have been on a dozen different diets since my teens. The results were always temporary. Now in my mid-sixties, I have learned that keeping my weight under control is more than going on the latest fad diet. I owe this new long-term lifestyle of health to John van Vlaardingen."

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April V.

"Now that I have been on this incredible journey for a little over a year I would say I love the fact that I lost 20 pounds without counting calories or depriving myself "

City of Pinellas Park

City of Pinellas Park

"John van Vlaardingen, also known as Coach John, was a tremendous help during our latest City of Pinellas Park Wellness program."

My gift to you,

download my “10 Simple Steps to a Leaner, Healthier You” eBook

10 Simple Steps to a Healthier You eBook

This eBook will provide you with:

  • 10 Strategies to get you to a healthier YOU!
  • An insight on why restrictive diets do not work
  • An understanding that there is no quick fix when it comes to losing weight in the long run, while supporting your health
  • Simple ideas on how to boost physical activity
  • and more. . .
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Check what I have been cooking lately and any other health related topics I have been writing about. You can also find this information and more under Recipes” and “Blog”. Below you will find the latest postings.