Hello, my name is Lindsay K. Johnson and welcome to my website "Johnson Wellness." I have two degrees in the healthcare field BS Health Management & Exercise Science and BS Nutrition Sciences. I also have several speciality certifications related to fitness please see (About Us tab) for more info. I am currently a Dietetic Intern with Nutrition Ink (San Jose). After completing my internship and receiving my Registered Dietitian credentials, I would like to specialize as a Renal Dietitian (works with kidney patients) and Certified Diabetes Educator. I am drawn to kidney and liver transplant patients and the specific wellness prescription needed to help them heal. Other areas of interest include: exercise as medicine, diabetes education, digestive health, mood disorders and the comorbidity of eating disorders. I also love to share healthy cooking and nutrition education tips with friends and my local community through a variety of pro bono events and presentations. The body is truly an amazing machine...learn to fuel it, move it, love it and live a vibrant life!
Disclaimer: My website is designed to be a resource of educational tools only, as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Dietetic Intern with Nutrition Ink. I cannot diagnose, treat, or prescribe outside of my current scope of practice related to my current degrees and speciality certifications. Once I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I will be able to provide further patient care related to specific diseases.
Unfortunately much of our food today is packaged, processed, and sprayed with pesticides which overtime can lead to poor health. Our food system has been altered to create easy, convenient, and extremely addictive (fat, sugar, salt laden packaged foods) which is taking a toll on our health. Everyone has their own unique genetic makeup, chemistry, microbiome (gut flora) and what works for one person may not work for you. However, the common idea of eating food from the ground, trees, or ocean is a great start!
This video is one of my favorite interviews discussing anxiety disorder and its link to eating disorders. The team of professionals in this video do a wonderful job explaining the comorbidity of "mood disorders" and eating disorders and successful evidence based treatment options.
Eating Disorders are 1 in every 4 persons today and range from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, Etc. In our society the pressure to be thin has caused a wide spread awareness of body & size. If a diet is started, the genetic vulnerability is present, coping skills are not developed, and nutrition & fitness education is not taught the result is a disordered eating pattern. I offer free nutrition, fitness & eating disorder awareness educational seminars to high school students and the local community.
At the age of 13 I struggled with Anorexia. I almost lost my life to this terrible disease, but I chose to live. As a young adult I continued to struggle with my health even though I had restored my weight because I had not received all the tools I needed to completely heal.
I learned that education and professional medical support was key at various phases during my journey. I continue daily customizing the balance between nourishment, pleasure, movement, and self-love. This is what works for me. Let me help coach you to find what works best for you. If you are interested in seeing a therapist or a doctor but are not sure where to find one, the NEDA Helpline is a great resource! All you need to do is call 1-800-931-2237 and a representative will be there to help you find resources. Their NEDA Navigator program has helped many people, it is a great free resource that connects you with a trained volunteers who have experience achieving recovery. Ask questions, seek support/advice, and gather more resources for you recovery. Here is a link to learn more about the program: