What I Do

I provide you with a "nutritional diagnosis". I give clear guidance on how to improve your health status using nutrition and science-based methods.  I take the complicated terms and simplify it for you.  I look at all aspects that may be contributing to your complaints through a very thorough intake and interview process.  The more I know, the quicker and more efficient the results can be.

My Credentials

I'm a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Bridgeport. I am currently earning my Certified Nutrition Specialist Certification (CNS) as a resident intern under Dr. Fitzgerald's Sandy Hook Clinic. I'm also a Certified Fitness Trainer through ISSA.

Lastly, I'm a United States Marine Veteran (88'-92') and retired Police Officer (96'-16'). 

Who it's For

 Anyone who needs help is welcome here.

I created this space with overworked heroes in mind:  Cops, Veterans, Active Duty, Firefighters, ER staff and Corrections.  Because not only do I feel this is a grossly underserved community. But they have unique demands putting their health and lives at risk (see stats below).  

Why it's Different

I look at you as an individual: your history, struggles, desires and roadblocks. Like a Detective, I go in deep and look for clues that may be hindering your goals. 

How it Works

You contact me. We talk for 15 minutes and see if we're a good fit. Then I do a nutritional analysis and look at your health history.  Here's what my intake form looks like. I may request some labs be done to get a clearer picture, or we may just make adjustments to your diet and lifestyle. Sometimes it takes an outsider to provide you with clear instructions to get to where you need to be.

What I'm Not

I'm not a Doctor and DO NOT provide medical advice.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

What to do Next

Feel free to contact me and see if we're a good fit. Or just keep cruising around my website. You may find answers here.

My Why

I created OnPoint Nutrition with a very specific purpose: to help cops, firefighters and military stay exceedingly strong.  Every day we lose members of our First Responder family on the front line.  I have personally felt this loss. These enemies also take a different form on the inside: lack of focus, depression, fatigue, heart disease, weight gain and sleep deprivation.  

Take a look at these statistics:

It has been proven over and over that shift-work and disruption in sleep rhythm is devastating to your psychological and physical health. It has even been officially classified as a probable cancer risk.

Shiftwork DOES influence your food choices (and not for the better)

In 2016, 14% of all on-duty deaths for Police Officers were related to heart-attack alone.

In 2012, a study was released that showed 40% Police Officers have a real sleep disorder.

In 2015, a study was released that showed almost 1/3 of  Police Officers studied have Metabolic Syndrome (which means a much higher risk for heart disease, stroke and other health issues). 

In 2016, 108 Police Officers took their own life.

In 2016, 20 military veterans took their own lives EVERY SINGLE DAY.

In 2015, 59% of Firefighter on-duty deaths were due to stress/medical.

In 2016, 1027 Firefighters completed a survey about behavioral health. Almost half of them reported that they have considered suicide in the past. Firefigher/EMS mental stress and PTSD is growing.

In 2015, a 5 year study was completed that showed Firefighter have a MUCH higher rate of cancer.

(need more? Click this link to get access to search for actual studies, not google.
Type in your search criteria like "police" and "diet" and see what comes up.)


 (and for the love of God stop googling your symptoms on the internet).

 

It starts with you.

Janine Henkel 
MSc (Nutrition), CN, CNS candidate, CFT, United States Marine, Law Enforcement (retired)
Janine[at]OnpointNutrition[dot]Org
 
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