Nice To Meet You!
I'm Jess.

Families find me when their kids are anxious, moody & stressed and they want to find natural ways to help them thrive.

 

 

My team and I bring you closer to the vision of health and success you have for your kids.

We do it by helping you nourish them deeply and relieve their hidden stress.

We call it "Parenting From The Inside Out"

 

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When Your Child Is Healthy They Can Do Anything... regardless of diagnosis.

My team and I help parents implement systematic food and lifestyle changes that help their kids calm down, have better poops, learn better, focus better, feel better, get better sleep, have more energy, have fewer sick days, rebound from stress better, stay off medication... and simply be happier. That's a resilient child, and it's what we work on no matter what diagnosis your child might have.

I'm a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition¬ģ Practitioner, Board Certified In Holistic Nutrition and an author, speaker and educator.

But first and foremost, I'm mom to three beautiful boys and partner to an amazing artist. We are both purpose-driven entrepreneurs trying to simplify our lives, enjoy the process of raising our kids, and do our little bit to make a difference in the world. 

I've worn many hats in my life, but education, health and personal development are the common threads that tie all my experiences together.

Ready To Help Your Kids Feel Awesome?

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How to Help an Anxious, Moody Child—
Even When Therapy, Educational Plans, and Positive Parenting have Failed

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How I Got Here...

As a high school teacher I noticed kids were struggling to cope.  

Learning, mood, and mental health struggles were common, but so were physical issues like recurrent illnesses and infections, allergies, sleep and digestive conditions, and skin problems. 

Mental and physical complaints had become so commonplace that we spent a significant amount of time strategizing about them in teacher meetings. 

Many students responded well to our creative teaching strategies and started to cope better but many did not and referrals for assessments & medication or even expulsion became our only recourse.

I felt we had failed these kids.  

I wondered if there was something deeper we were missing.

It was while working as a high school teacher that my interest in the factors that promote and erode resilience was born.

I left school teaching to study nutrition & holistic health with a particular interest in the impact of food and stress on child development.

I graduated top of my class from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2007 as a¬†Registered Holistic Nutritionist‚ĄĘ,¬†(Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant‚ĄĘin the province of Alberta).¬† And¬†I thought I had my answers.¬†

I learned that while skills and relationships are key for kids, true resilience requires a strong nervous system.

And since myriad factors inside our bodies affect our nervous system, our physical health influences how we think, feel, act, and function.

I had found that missing piece.. that mind-body connection I had a hunch about... and was ready to shout what I had learned from the rooftops to parents and teachers everywhere....

Then I had my first child, and my whole world changed

I realized right quick that there's nothing simple about keeping a family healthy.

I realized that it's one thing to have information and it's another thing entirely to apply all that knowledge.

And more than that, it's one thing to know how to support  our own health, it's another thing entirely to try to change the health of another person (especially one we love with the deepest kind of intensity but who has food sensitivities, picky or aggressive behavior, or who can't sit down to get a bite in!)

Add in sleep deprivation, stress, and the pace of daily living and it's enough to throw even superheroes over the edge!

So I set my mind to simplifying the job of keeping a family healthy so parents could raise resilient kids...

And The Raising Resilience Process was born.

I discovered that the key to worrying less and enjoying parenting more is to focus on the factors that support Resilient Health.

So I set my sights on developing a process to help parents do this.

The process for Raising Resilience I outline in my book is a two-step process:  identify and remove stressors and barriers, and feed in a way that deeply nourishes our natural processes of self-regulation.

In the Roadmap To Resilient Kids - the system I created to help parents use a nonmedical approach to mood, behavior, and learning struggles - we break the process into 3 phases and use nutrition, lifestyle, supplements, and functional testing to support the foundational systems that make the body work.

When we support the body, the brain works better. Kids learn better, feel better, sleep better, relax, focus, have better skin, and have more consistent energy.

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I have learned through more than a decade of study and practice that given the proper tools, guidance & strategy parents can improve their child’s ability to self-regulate, learn & thrive, while also improving their own energy, focus & drive.

 

We do it by supporting the nervous system. 

When you learn strategies for raising resilient health you will feel empowered, confident, vibrant, in control and energized

You will be giving your child a gift of health while being able to worry less and enjoy more. 

You will be helping your child develop into their full potential.

The key is to stay systematic and focus on what matters most. The Raising Resilience System will guide you.

It's Time For Change.

My nutrition education and research have taught me about the need for good nutrition in building physical and mental resilience, and my parenting and my work with parents has taught me how to put it all into practice in strategic, practical & simple ways.

 


You Have A Vision For Your Family's Health. Let's Move You Closer To It

Ready To Help Your Kids Feel Awesome?

Watch our Masterclass for parents: 
How to Help an Anxious, Moody Child—
Even When Therapy, Educational Plans, and Positive Parenting have Failed

 It will get you started

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Professional Bio -

Jess Sherman, FDN-P, MEd, RHN


 

Jess Sherman is a distinguished Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Board Certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition, who has pioneered an innovative approach to support children with learning differences and various mental health challenges.

With a global impact spanning over 44 countries, Jess has helped transform the lives of countless families by offering natural and safe strategies to manage conditions like ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. 

Her journey began as a high school teacher, where a startling revelation about the widespread medication of her students ignited her passion for holistic health. This led her to study Functional Nutrition,  and Attachment Parenting, and earn a Master's Degree in Education, equipping her with a unique blend of skills to address these issues at their roots.

Jess's bestselling book, "Raising Resilience," is a beacon for parents navigating the complexities of child nutrition and as the host of the "Feeding Families" podcast and a regular guest and speaker she offers accessible, natural strategies for child wellness to a global audience.

Jess has been a prominent figure in podcasts, summits, and conferences, reaching professionals across disciplines - from doctors to teachers, resonating with both professionals and parents alike.

She has been recognized with an award for clinical excellence in holistic nutrition and was featured as an expert speaker in the influential "The Future Of Health" series at the Mindshare Leadership Summit where she spoke about the challenges of raising resilient kids in a complex world.

Her unique convergence of nutrition, education, and holistic health makes Jess an invaluable resource in the quest to foster resilience and wellness in children worldwide.

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