Jennifer Allen Newton, NBC-HWC, FMCHC


I’m a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) and graduate of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, where I received my training in health coaching, functional medicine and positive psychology. I’m also a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and I’ve completed FMCA’s Reversing Cognitive Decline (ReCODE) coaching program based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer’s.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication from Northwestern University and did graduate work in adult learning and development. For the past 25 years I have worked with national and global companies as a communications strategist, writer and consultant focusing on health, technology and green/sustainable business.

My involvement with functional medicine began more than 15 years ago on a business trip when I met the President of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) on an airplane. That wonderful, serendipitous conversation led to some work with IFM and a number of profound health and healing experiences for myself and my family as patients of functional medicine doctors.

In 2008 I was invited to join the IFM Board of Directors, on which I served for 8.5 years. After my tenure there, I served on the Board of Advisors for the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy for four years.

I live on a small farm outside of Portland, Oregon with my husband/business partner, two scruffy dogs, six chickens, three Shetland sheep and a lot of deer wandering through the yard. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, cooking, making music, traveling, photography and tending our organic garden and orchard.