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With informed food and lifestyle choices you can improve your quality of life.

The Golden Years!

At 70 + and having recently graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City  (www.integrativenutrition.com) as a Lifestyle Coach, my desire is to support as many people as possible to take those small steps leading to a healthy, happy and active retirement! We don’t need to have all those ailments,  those stiff joints and that brain fog!! Let’s work toward our goals to reach close to perfect “Golden Years”!!

What is my vision?

My vision is to pass on what I have learned to all those interested in great health but especially to those who feel less than great now! Let’s enjoy our Golden Years! I want to be a proactive influence in making a paradigm shift in the standard approach to your health. Let’s look at  your WHOLE person – your mind – your lifestyle – your work . All these  have to be explored to find the reason for health problems. We need to get to the root of the problem and not just cover up the symptoms with pills. If medication is needed, then we know we have that possibility. But we also have the possibility to see how changes in our lifestyle, in what we eat and how we think, can change our health for the better without any nasty side effects. And just imagine the savings in health costs for both you and the government.  Let us make more room available in hospitals and care centers for those in need of acute medical attention!


Way I Work

My main purpose is to spread knowledge of the importance of lifestyle changes and our food choices  to as many people as possible! Information that sometimes isn’t made available because of vested interests in the medical/pharmaceutical world, where natural therapies can’t be patented and therefore are not financially interesting. But these natural therapies are interesting to US! They often provide solutions to our ailments that don’t have dangerous side effects – that can come by simply changing our life style; by eating REAL FOOD that our grandparents would have recognized; by keeping hydrated;  and by getting the sleep our body and mind need. The road is there for us to take -simple – step by step! You can decide to take those steps and regain your health, your energy and your lust for life.

We are bio-individual beings! No one solution works for everyone! We simply need to listen to our bodies and find out what is needed or what we must avoid. Most of us have a very good idea about what we SHOULD be doing to obtain better health but often don’t have the support we need to achieve our goals. Find someone that will hold you accountable when you get started on your new path! Maybe someone who also needs help in keeping on track.

As a lifestyle coach, I am taught to help with this ongoing support and help you navigate in this world of contradictory nutrition and health advice and together explore what truly works for you.

If you are interested in working with me, contact me for a free consultation and we can see how we can work together.

Integrative Nutrition

Basic concepts in Integrative Nutrition

Integrative nutrition plate: we emphasize the importance of local and organically grown produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant based fats, and water. The proportions of each and the portion sizes are important.

Primary Food:  We are what we eat. True. But for a sense of complete nourishment and wellbeing, our lifestyle is actually of PRIMARY importance. How are our relationships? Do we have a fulfilling career? Are we physically active? Do we have a sense of spiritual connection?

Bio-Individuality: We are all unique with our own food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison is an important principal to understand. Diet should be looked at as a sustainable way to eat the right foods for YOUR body! It’s not a temporary fad diet we’re looking at! It is a lifestyle change that we often need.

Crowding out: When we know which foods or drinks we need to cut out, we don’t try to take out all at once. That’s too difficult. Instead we concentrate on eating and drinking more of the foods that are good for us. We will then naturally have less room and desire for the unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet. Little by little – at your own pace.

About Me

My name is Janet Riben. I am an American who married a wonderful Swede in 1971 and have had some very interesting years working in various countries, learning new languages, including Swedish of course,  meeting incredible people and having all the usual events both positive and negative. Luckily mostly positive!


My education is varied. Totally 16 different schools growing up. The most meaningful was in New York City at a girls’school – no doubt because I was at that extremely impressionable age! In my 20s, my interests were not very scholastic, so I left university before graduating. Since then however, I have taken numerous course  in masses of subjects – curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back! My last course was life changing. This was the one-year program at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City to become a Life Style Coach (www.integrativenutrition.com).

Click here to read more about me.


As I mentioned when talking about how I got started, there was a particular woman who made me aware of the importance of Lifestyle choices. Jill Schneider.

She put me on the right track.  Through websites she recommended, and some that I have later found, I have become more and more fascinated with the possibilities that exist to reverse sickness, gain health, energy and a positive life style! I would like to share some of those websites with you now.

  • www.circle-of-life.net  – Jill Schneider
  • www.foodmatters.com + www.fmtv.com (their fantastic website where you can find all the important films and documentaries that are concerned with health)
  • http://www.greenmedinfo.com/ wonderful source of information on medical research pappers and the valuable information they give in understandable form.
  • www.pubmed.gov US Government site where ALL scientific reports must be published and that GreenMedInfo has helped to make available in easy to understand summaries.
  • Ty Bollinger – The Truth About Cancerhttp://www.thetruthaboutcancer.com
  • Dr. Mark Hyman  – http://www.drhyman.com
    and functional medicine. Institute for Functional Medicine.
  • http://www.marymorrissey.com/ Inspirational talks and courses in which she helps us realize our dreams, release negative beliefs about ourselves that block us from succeeding in life.
  • https://www.drnorthrup.com. This is my Guru in female empowerment!! You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and she also has a TEDTalk.
  • https://www.mindvalley.com. Vishan Hakhiani has created at Global University that delivers transformational education for all ages, powered by community and fueled by fun!!  They have a Tribe Membership that gives information on all the upcoming courses and wonderful introductions to them all!
  • Ocean Robbins and www.foodrevolution.org

And so many more! There are always a number of free webinars that are a great source of information and inspiration that you will be invited to join.

OK! A lot just now but see what you find that suits you! The information and inspiration is out there! It’s just a matter of being curious and of wanting to find information to support your goal of well-being – of living those Golden Years in the best possible state of health!!

Cheers to your health!


Feel free to contact me via the form below or call me on +4670-588 38 85.


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