Beyond Sugar Shock

Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Should You Go?

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IIN – n25111276360_3734 This month, as usual, more people have sought me out to quiz me about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I went to school.
Often, special, positive-thinking, health-minded folks track me down to ask me if they should attend this world’s largest nutrition school.
Given that I’m on deadline for my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet (that’s the official announcement), I’ll quickly answer some of your questions.
Please note that while I can share my personal experiences, I’m not an IIN staffer. I am, however, an Ambassador though now — a very part-time thing I took on so people can ask me about the school.
What I’ve found is that inevitably, people ask the same questions over and over again. That’s why I’ve prepared a number of blog posts to to help you out.
First, let me refer you to perhaps the best place for answers about IIN.
Get your IIN questions answered here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/01/institute-for-integrative-nutrition-deepak-chopra-dr-andrew-weil-more.html
You can find even more replies here: www.sugarshockblog.com/2008/02/
You can even listen to me participate in a special IIN program here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/01/institute-for-integrative-nutrition-listen-to-yesterdays-program.html
And you can get yummy recipes for kale chips and scallops here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2009/12/recipe-kale-chips-from-the-institute-for-integrative-nutrition.html and then here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/09/recipe-iin-winner-frank-giglios-seared-scallops-with-cucumber-salad.html
As you can tell, I’ve written about IIN a lot over the years. I even ecstatically shared when I graduated from the schoole in 2006: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2006/06/its_official_i_.html
Of course, you’ll have more questions, too. So get your questions answered liveinstance on July 21 or July 28.
Here’s how to attend an Info Session.
By the way, I also found this post, which includes a little info about me at the bottom.
And I just noticed that I’ve been added to the Notable Alumni list. Cool!
One thing that I loved about IIN is how people are encouraged to follow their passion and find one area where you can most help people.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Sugar Freedom Expert. My mission is to help people release their sugar or carb addiction. You can sign up for the self-guided program here).
By the way if you’ve “fallen flat on your face” by making dietary goofs galore, here are some tips to get you back on track that appear on my Huffington Post blog.
If you’re an IIN grad or someone considering attending IIN, feel free to write to us. And make sure to let me and them know if you attend!
Disclosure: Yes, if you attend and give my name, I will receive a little something, which, of course, goes to help me continue to serve people around the world.

Announcements

Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Etc. Will Inspire You: Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Holiday Gift

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I bring you exciting news.
Starting soon, you can get inspired and educated by some of the biggest names in health in wellness all in the comfort of your own home or in the flesh.
You can be motivated and instructed by spiritual guru Deepak Chopra; wellness advocate Dr. Andrew Weil; raw food expert David Wolfe; Dr. Arthur Agatson, the founder of the renowned South Beach Diet; Dr. Joseph Mercola (of Mercola.com); and many other Movers & Shakers in in the fields of health, wellness and nutrition.
Plus, you can have lunch with me in New York — MY treat.
Over lunch, you can quiz me over lunch about sugar, artificial sweeteners, your procrastination situation or whatever else is on your mind.
Plus, I’ll even throw in a complimentary laser coaching session.
Just IMAGINE!
Wouldn’t it be cool to hang out with some of the biggest Movers and Shakers in the field of health and wellness?
Dr. andrew weil. ny And wouldn’t it be fun to have lunch with me and to ask me all your pressing questions about sugar and sugar addiction and whatever else is on your mind?
How can you hang out with all of us?
It’s easy. just sign up for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).
I’m writing today, because my friends at IIN, the world’s largest nutrition school, are offering my friends and fans a special holiday gift.
If you register now for the coming year, you’ll not only get inspired by such gurus as Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil and David Wolfe, but you can get a special tuition scholarship for $500.
Being in the presence of ALL of these wellness Movers & Shakers is exhilarating. Andy, David, Joe and many more will move you to change your life! (OK, I confess, I didn’t actually hang out with them in a private room. But I got to be in their magnificent presence, and it was thrilling to be in the same space with these remarkable Movers & Shakers!)
You, too, can enjoy the company and information from those AMAZING wellness gurus. They can become YOUR personal guides, too, when you register for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) the IIN curriculum world’s largest nutrition school.
While attending this amazing place, Deepak, Andy, David, IIN founder/executive director Joshua Rosenthal (a man with a vision) and the other incredible speakers can help you learn about good nutrition.
Not only that, but my friends at IIN can help you to look at food in a whole new light.
They also can help you to learn how you can be “reborn” just by choosing the right foods for you that nourish your body and soul.

Announcements

Superfoods to Supercharge Your Life with David Wolfe

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As you may remember, I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I studied with many of the top names in holistic wellness and nutrition, including Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra.
I am excited to let you know that IIN is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3 pm ET with acclaimed superfoods expert, David Wolfe.
In this webinar, “Superfoods to Supercharge Your Life,” David will share information about the health benefits of superfoods such as goji berries, cacao, noni and blueberries.
David Wolfe — who appeared previously on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show — is one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty nutrition, herbalism, chocolate, raw foods and organic superfoods. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, and Naked Chocolate.
Sign up for this webinar now to find out how adding just a few superfoods into your daily routine can help you:
* To lose weight
* Increase your energy
* Get clearer skin
* Boost your immunity
* To protect against cancer, heart disease and other illnesses
In this webinar, you’ll also learn about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s curriculum and how you, too, can learn from such recognized experts as David Wolfe, Dr. Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra.
Register now for “Superfoods to Supercharge Your Health” with David Wolfe, Thursday, December 17 at 3PM ET.
Space is limited, so I recommend that you register immediately for this exciting webinar.
Please note that if you can’t attend the webinar on Thursday, you can still register and download a recording of it later. If you do contact IIN, please make sure to tell them that Connie Bennett referred you.

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Sugar Addiction: Get Help to Break Free, Beginning January, at the New York Open Center

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Are you struggling with a sugar habit?
If so, you can get help to conquer your habit by attending my four-week seminar at the New York Open Center, beginning January 12. The program runs through Feb. 2.
Join me for a complimentary introduction on Jan. 5.
Here’s the description of my program at the New York Open Center:
Do you “need” a candy bar or soda just to get through the day? Are you yearning to lose weight for good? Would you like to improve your moods, banish brain fog, triple your energy and boost your libido? You can peel off pounds, gain energy and improve your relationships just by kicking sugar and refined carbohydrates. But removing culprit carbs can be challenging. Join “Smart Habits Girl” Connie Bennett, author of the best-selling book SUGAR SHOCK!, who will show you that breaking free of your sugar habit can be fun, exhilarating and life-changing. In this four-week course, you’ll participate in empowering exercises, eye-opening discussions and coaching scenarios to discover how to identify your tempting triggers and well-meaning saboteurs; how to soothe and nurture yourself in healthy ways; how to use the “5 Ds” to squash your cravings; how to save money on food; what to eat; how to “say no with sass”; if you should quit cold turkey or phase out sweets; how to find hidden sugars; how to release your bingeing-self-loathing cycle; if sugar substitutes are safe; and how to find sweetness naturally.
Here are some other exciting events you may want to attend.
* Oct. 16: Debbie Ford–The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: Connecting to Your Soul’s Purpose
* Oct. 2: Gary Zukav & Linda Francis- Living an Authentic Life: Making Your Life Count
* Oct. 3 & 4: Living Courageously
* Oct. 12: Karen Armstrong–The Case of God
* Oct. 13: Deepak Chopra–An Evening with Deepak Chopra: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul
* Nov. 6 & 7: Islam, Sufism and the Heart of Compassion- A Conference (Special Early Bird Pricing if you register by October 8th)
* Nov. 13: Marianne Williamson 11/13: The Spirit of a New World and Nov. 14: Miraculous Living
For additional information or to register by phone, please call 212-219-2527 x 2

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Institute for Integrative Nutrition — Kudos for Being Featured on Bravo

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Kudos to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition — which I attended — for this inspiring news piece on Bravo.
The show, hosted by Lou Gossett, Jr., quotes the inspiring IIN founder, as well as the world renowned Deepak Chopra and acclaimed health counselors Andrea Beaman, former Bravo Top Chef, and Theresa Kennedy, an expert on health and productivity management and motivational speaker.
Watch the video now.