Services, Events, Education

SERVICES

  • Plant-Based Cooking Consultant
  • Personal and Public Cooking Sessions
  • Five Season, Plant-Based Transitional Health Coaching
  • Macrobiotic Health Coaching
  • Individual, Couple and Family Consultations
  • Short-term Personal Chef Services - plant-based, healthy and delicious!
  • "Jump Start" Kitchen Packages including  "Mini Leap" and "Macro Leap" Packages personalized to your life and customized as you choose. Speak with Jeanne about all of her "a la carte" offerings and services. such as, Kitchen Success Clean up/Set Up, Ins & Outs of Shopping at your area stores, CSAs and food cooperatives, Seasonal, Whole Food, Plant-Based Menus, Short-term Personal Chef Services and more! 
  • Herbal Home Pantry Recommendations
  • Herbal Tea Blending
  • Classes, Workshops, Presentations, Cooking Instruction available in your home, club, church, organization or school setting - Each customized to your needs and audience


UPCOMING EVENTS

Invest in yourself!

Schedule a FREE consultation

860-830-5984

  • Follow me on Instagram! @thekeytobalancellc 
  • Check out my FaceBook Page /thekeytobalancellc
  • Register for one of my 4 week cooking series at the Bone & Joint Institute in Hartford! Details and registration can be found at Hartford HeatlhCare's Event Page at HartfordHospital.org/events
  • See ad in The Hartford Courant.
  • Invest in yourself and make 2018 your best year yet!
  • Make yourself one of the dishes in my Recipes section. Enjoy in good health!

EDUCATION


  • Macrobiotic Health Coach Intensive Program - MacroVegan, Galway, Ireland 
  • Herbal Intensive Apprenticeship - Rosemary Gladstar, Sage Mountain Herbal Center and The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition, West Granby, CT
  • Sustainable Health and Nutrition Program - The Institute for Sustainable Nutrition, West Granby, CT
  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate - T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, eCornell
  • Macrobiotic Leadership I - Kushi Institute, Beckett, MA
  • Way to Health - Kushi Institute, Becket, MA
  • Chopra Center Perfect Health Ayurvedic Life Style Program - Enlightened Way Wellness Center, Tariffville, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
  • Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager 
  • Member of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce, the Northeast Herbal Association, Herbalists without Borders, United Plant Savers and Connecticut Herb Association. 


Resource List

Recommendations to Explore

This is only a very small listing (in no particular order) of some of my favorite and recommended resources that are available to all of us.  

Most of these sites offer free recipes, resources, tips, events and support.

The internet and your local library can help you find more including books, cookbooks and recipes that will help you make the transition to a compassionate, vibrant and plant-based lifestyle easily.

There are support groups, clubs and recreational opportunities throughout CT and the world for you to explore! 


Enjoy the journey! Be the Change! 


www.nutritionfacts.org  


www.TheWorldisVegan.com 


www.HowDoIGoVegan.com 


www.edenfoods 


www.SeaVeg.com (Maine Coast Sea Vegetables) 


www.OhsawaMacrobiotics.com 


www.macrovegan.org 


www.macrobioticsummerconference.com


www.chienergy.co.uk 


www.AbolitionistApproach.com 


www.peta.org 


www.VeganOutreach.org 


www.MercyforAnimals.org 


www.all-creatures.org/saen (Stop Animal Exploitation Now) 


www.farmsanctuary.org 


www.americanvegan.org 


www.vrg.org (Vegetarian Resource Group) 


www.bridgetofu.com 


www.compassionfest.net 


www.happycow.net 


www.bfp.org (Beagle Freedom Project)


www.bridgehac.com (Bridge Healing Arts Center)


www.ct.gov/doag/cwp  (CT Farmer’s Markets)  



Balance

What is Balanced Health?

Balanced health is achieved when there is a harmonious equilibrium within our body's systems: 

Endocrine, Circulatory, Respiratory, Immune, Digestive, Urinary, Lymphatic, Nervous, Muscular, Reproductive, Skeletal, Integumentary.

Imbalance within our body systems occurs when our own Yin and Yang qualities are no longer in equilibrium.

Imbalance in our bodies presents as lethargy, inflammation, discharge, depression, aches and pains, illness and disease.

Radiant health can be enjoyed when vibrant, nourishing foods are consumed AND digested properly in order to reach all of your body's systems on a cellular level.


Macrobiotics

"Macro" is defined as large and "biotic" as pertaining to life.

Macrobiotics = Large Life or Great Life

Macrobiotic diet and philosophy have been practiced, promoted, embraced and debated for centuries.  Widely practiced today in European and Eastern cultures, it, unfortunately, still remains a misunderstood approach in many parts of the United States. 

My teachings highlight the history, core beliefs and principles while promoting the universal health benefits and encouraging intuitive adaptation.  


The following is a definition of Macrobiotics as discussed and accepted by the Macrobiotic Association of Great Britain, Strengthening Health Institute, George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation, the new Spanish Association and others during the October 2017 Macrobiotics International meeting in Berlin.

"Macrobiotics, noun, (used with a singular verb.) 1. a way of life that guides one's choices in nutrition, activity and lifestyle. 2. a system of principles and practices of harmony to benefit the body, mind and planet. - macrobiotic, adj., such as macrobiotic diet or macrobiotic philosophy. Origin: from Ancient Greek: Macro (large or long) and Bois (life or way of living.)"

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang and the Five Transformations serve as the guiding principles in my menu planning, recipe recommendations and preferred cooking methods each season.  By acknowledging and working with nature's cycles, we can achieve optimal health. Focusing on a whole foods, plant-based, seasonal menu while making any necessary adjustments for specific individual health concerns yields astonishing results.

Action Plans

It is my goal to empower you in your own kitchen.  Refine your cooking skills and prepare your own customized meals while making seasonal adjustments and following your own intuition.  Fueling your body with vibrant, nutrient dense foods will assist you in maintaining, or returning, your body to a harmonious state of balanced health!

Small changes yield big results.