Happy + Healthy Lifestyle For Busy Families.
Hi my name is Josefa. I am the founder and author of Natural Well Nest.
I created Natural Well Nest to share about all of the things that I am passionate about and that help me live a happy, healthy lifestyle. I love God, organic REAL food, natural living, natural birth (you can read my home birth story here), holistic health + wellness, having fun with my family and living a SIMPLE, balanced life.
I like to keep things pretty simple + quick to inspire busy families. I hope that you will be inspired to try some of my tips and recipes to live healthier, fuller and longer! To learn more about my food philosophy click here. If you’d like to work with me you can check out my services here. Or contact me at My email: coachjosefa (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions you may have.
I am a California girl born and raised. I am a Wife, Stay at home Mommy to 2 Awesome Boys, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Placenta Specialist, Physical Education Teacher + Coach and Mentor. Combined with a degree in Kinesiology I have a more natural approach to life and parenting. Most of my days you will find me at home snuggling with my boys, reading, researching, and in the kitchen making simple healthy meals for my family. I am especially fond of smoothies, kale chips, and homemade popsicles. Join me HERE in my private FB group for more tips + resources!
If you want to learn a little more about my story you can read below:
My Story on how I fell in love with God is here.
And My Story on how I became so passionate about the health of our families is below:
Boy do I love to eat! For most of my life I felt like I ate pretty healthy. I ate lots of fruits and vegetables, didn’t drink soda, ate out every once in a while. I was an athlete and a dancer. I played volleyball and basketball in college and danced for a professional dance company. You would never find me at the doctors. I felt like I had a pretty good handle on things. I graduated in 2005 with a Kinesiology degree and was ready to begin my career.
Then in December 2007 I got married to my incredible husband Quinn…
Got Pregnant with my first baby in 2010…(and learned all about having my best birth possible!)
I had an amazing all natural childbirth and brought a beautiful 9lb 2oz baby boy name Nico into this world In August 2011 with 24hrs of labor!
And my life has changed ever since!! After my first son Nico was born I gave up dairy in my diet while nursing because he was a super fussy baby and seemed to be bothered by SOMETHING! A huge light bulb went off. Why was my baby affected by me eating dairy? I began studying about food vigorously. I needed answers to questions like, Where does my food come from? What exactly am I putting in my body and how does it affect me and my baby? I went on an elimination diet to find out what the culprit was and eliminated all processed foods, sugar and all the top allergens. From there I realized some of the food I was eating wasn’t the best for my body as well, and that there were other areas of my life I could improve upon. I was ready for a change –so I took a huge leap of faith and detoxed my entire life.
Out with the old and in with the new! So I began this blog to share my experience to help others on the same path. I also began studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I was taught a holistic approach to health and wellness. 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.
I truly believe in nourishing your body and soul and living a conscious, holistic lifestyle. I am excited to share my tips + resources with you here. If you have suggestions, SUBMISSIONS, topics, or awesome products please share them with me! For those that would like to collaborate, have a product that would be a good fit, would like to sponsor or advertise on Natural Well Nest please contact me so we can chat. My email: coachjosefa (at) gmail (dot) com