Who am I?

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Former corporate HR stress-head rediscovers health after more than twenty years of a chronic autoimmune issue along with sleep deprivation and poor stress management. Now an Holistic Wellness Health Coach, writer, and blogger…

Hey! I’m Jo.

For over twenty years, I suffered from an undiagnosed chronic skin condition. I never talked about it because it was hugely embarrassing. It turns out my issue was autoimmune in nature – and my revolting and painful skin condition that I never talked about had a name. Hidradenitus Suppurativa (HS).

Just after my 40th birthday, when a blood test revealed scary-low Vitamin D levels, I decided I needed to take more of a proactive role in my health. I’m living proof that it’s never too late!

After changing doctors and much research and testing, I discovered that not only do I have a genetic predisposition to autoimmune issues, but my poor ability to manage stress and my negligent sleep habits were affecting my health just as much as my diet. And, as a result, my gut was in serious disrepair, too.

I’ve learnt a lot about health over the past while. And, I’ve knocked my autoimmune condition of over two decades into remission. All by making some healthy lifestyle changes.

Sure. Those changes meant I have changed my diet. They meant I now cook more than I used to. But, along the way, I learned it wasn’t really about the food. It was about making choices that served me…

And now I share that knowledge with people like you through my health coaching practice. I’m here to work with you on your personal road to feeling your best. I’m a Certified Holistic Health Coach who also has a degree in psychology.

Here at Joanna Frankham Coaching central, you’ll find all sorts of information on food and health, managing stress, improving sleep and just being good to you.

And you?

Well, you may have come to me because you followed my first blog, This Sydney Life.

Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune issue and you need some help navigating the Autoimmune Protocol? Or, maybe you just want to be a healthier, happier version of yourself and you need a helping hand to get there?

You’re definitely wanting to invest in your health and you are becoming more and more passionate about finding a way to achieve that.

You want authentic advice from a real person, based on knowledge and experience. You don’t want the fluffy stuff, but a sense of humour and not taking this health caper too seriously, would help. You want to enjoy your life!

Well, you found Joanna Frankham Coaching – and, I’m so happy you’re here!

JFC Dairy Free AIP Ice CreamI received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalised “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. We’ll do this following the principles of the Autoimmune Protocol – we’ll look at areas of your life that may need a little love.

During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.


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