I don’t know exactly what all those initials next to Jill’s name mean, but they look really impressive, and there are lots more letters next to her name than to mine. Oh, probably because I don’t have any letters next to my name. Oh, well, that’s why I’m super excited that Jill has agreed to have a presence on YumVeg to answer all sorts of health-related questions, hopefully before we even think to ask them! She has been my personal go-to-guru for all things health-related for many years and I’ve never been healthier. I even bragged about her in the fall of 2011 for keeping me healthy against terrible odds! Understanding a little bit of my health background may help you appreciate the weight of that statement.
When Jill and I began our conversation about YumVeg in earnest, we agreed that there are so many things we can do from the comfort of our own kitchen with just a little bit of knowledge and a few ingredients that may not yet be in your cupboard, but hopefully will be before too long. Be sure and participate in the conversations as Jill and I provide what we hope will be extremely useful and health-promoting information. She will be active on the discussion end to personally respond to questions and comments. If you have specific questions you want for Jill to answer, let us know those, too!
Here’s the “official” biography, so you know even more about Jill and her long list of credentials.
Jill Clarey Biography
Jill Clarey has been working in nutrition for more than 20 years. She is a master herbalist, classical naturopathic doctor, natural health consultant, certified natural health consultant and certified iridologist. She believes that in order to have balance you must work on yourself holistically mind, body, spirit.
Jill offers hormone testing for men and women, neurotransmitter testing for adults and children, adrenal testing and more. In office, she offers iridology, dried blood-cell analysis, kinesiology, diet and nutrition counseling, Reams testing and ear-coning. Her practice is currently located in historical Fischer Park, in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.
As a child, Jill’s mother was very sick, in and out of hospitals and, for the most part, bedridden. Allergic to everything, she couldn’t leave the house without fear of swelling, itching and migraines. At one point there were only three foods that her mom could even eat! When doctors could no longer treat her, Jill’s mom was sent home to “live” out the rest of her days. A local naturopath started Jill’s mother on her road to health and balance, and starting a career path for two generations: in 1991 Jill and her mom opened a health-food store in Greensboro, NC, to help others find healing. Their store, Herbs Instead, is where Jill first learned to counsel people about eating, herbal remedies and how to live a healthier existence.
Jill moved to New York in 1996 to travel the world as a flight attendant, and in between flights she worked at a local spa providing nutritional counseling. With only 10 days off each month she flew to New Orleans to further her counseling and nutritional education at Belladonna Day Spa, plus (because she had nothing else going on at the time) began her naturopathic doctor certification!
Using her travel benefits, and her talent to multi-task, Jill traveled the country taking classes from herbalists, oncologists, and naturopaths. Her studies found her walking the mountains of Utah tasting, picking and recognizing herbs in their natural environment, learning natural ways to help rid circulation going into abnormal cells, studying blood-cell analysis and blood typing! Just to name a few!
Jill has worked diligently to create an extremely unique practice that addresses a wide range of health concerns, and makes time to update her education annually.
If you are interested in learning more about Jill’s practice, or just following Jill in some of her social circles, here’s where to find her:
So please join me in welcoming Jill Clarey to YumVeg, and let’s get this party started!!