Welcome to The Rebel Health Tribe Podcast – Episode 34: Jaclyn Downs, Nutrigenomics and Roller Derby! Joe and Michael will be hanging out with Jaclyn in this upbeat and enlightening episode. Michael shares his side interest in roller derby and his history as the team nutritionist consultant for a season for the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League. In this episode we will also be taking you through the eclectic series of events that led Jaclyn to her current awesomeness. From a psychology degree in Lancaster to a bike messenger in Sand Diego to doula and midwife apprentice back in Amish country to roller derby junkie to her current position as holistic nutritionist, Jaclyn has been on quite a ride! Want to learn exactly what nutrigenomics is, she will share that too! In addition we will also cover why children now have more allergies and what determines 80-90% of your gene expression. There will also be discussion on targeted supplementation and the role they play. Preconception nutrition and health, no matter how far into the future children are for people, is important to address, because toxins and nutrient deficiencies in parents can affect children-to-be. So start now! Ready to dive in with Jaclyn and the crew? Join us for another deep and intriguing episode!
Jaclyn is a Holistic Nutritionist, speaker, writer, and mom that specializes in Fertility Optimization from a nutrigenomic and functional approach. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and holds certifications as a yoga instructor and labor doula. Jaclyn is also the founder of Mothership Reproductive Wellness Collective. She can be found in person at the Tree of Life Office or her website, www.JaclynDowns.com. You can also find her posts on our site HERE and HERE!
Michael Roesslein, MS, FDN, HLC
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Michael holds a Masters Degree (MS) in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
He founded Natural Evolution Holistic Health in 2009, and co-founded Rebel Health Tribe in 2014.
Michael brings plenty of real-life experience into his practice and work, having faced his own internal struggles and health issues over the last decade.
Joe Rignola, FDN, HHP
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Joe is the author of the best-selling books The Definitive Way to Go Gluten Free and Sow: Planting the Seeds for Health, Well-Being, and a Superhero Life. He has also hosted several successful online-based events, such as the Primal Cooking Workshop!
Joe battled personal health challenges for much of his life; challenges that included severe digestive issues, blood sugar problems, and depression. This led him to seek standard medications for these ailments, which brought along debilitating side affects, and forced him to seek alternative means for his health.
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