About Dr Jen
Jennifer Barham-Floreani is an award-winning health practitioner and best selling author. Over half a million parents, practitioners and students have read Jennifer’s thought- provoking book, “Well Adjusted Babies 2nd Edition”.
As a mother of four boys, Jennifer has become an authentic guide for couples and families and she speaks around the world on common sense approaches to health, pregnancy and parenting. Through her travel, work and research Jennifer has spent time with, and learnt from, some of the greatest minds of our time.
Jennifer’s career has been dedicated to encouraging the “health literacy” of parents. She has been awarded Victorian and Australian Chiropractor of the Year, and International Woman Chiropractor of the Year (WCWC). More recently, she recently received further international awards for Outstanding Service to Chiropractic and the Being of Light Humanitarian Award. In October 2020 Jennifer resigned as a chiropractor in Australia. She no longer practices in Australia; she is however registered overseas as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
If you’ve heard about Jennifer’s work, it’s likely that you are wanting to raise resilient, vibrant, children. Chances are that you also realize that the recommended path outlined in most pregnancy and parenting books may be “expected,” but truth be told they don’t outline how we’ve buggered up the source code. Nor do they offer modern day damage control, or proactive solutions on how to preserve and strengthen our child’s long-term health.
Today Jennifer also coaches women and men of all ages on personal health challenges. Directing them in ways to innately heal their metabolism, hormones, fertility and overall health without fad approaches.
Jennifer’s work is respectful yet thought provoking and encourages parents to define their own health culture.
Award-winning health practitioner and best selling author...
I didn’t grow up with a wise old medicine woman in the family teaching me about ancient healing remedies.
I grew up in a household that was doing its best to change its ethos around health. Both my parents started their careers within the medical profession (as a radiographer and nurse for many years) and then went rogue, travelling from one side of the world to the other side with a young family to study chiropractic. A health discipline grounded in the theory that health comes from within.
I grew up learning that the body is self-regulating and self-healing and from an early age I knew to my core that we all have strong instincts and an inner wisdom. One of my chief goals is always to remind people of that.
Professionally I wear several hats (author, researcher, speaker, and health coach) and while I work with clients of all ages, I must say that I have a definite soft spot for parents. I’ve won many awards and accolades in my career all of which are lovely and I’m grateful for, but the role I value the most – is being a mom. Of all my privileges my four boys are the greatest gift that God entrusted me with. They are the clearest and finest manifestation of what I continue to hold to be true.
I stopped counting a long, long time ago the number of times that another parent or teacher would say to me, “My goodness, your boys are so wonderful. They just ooze health. You’re so lucky!”
Hear me on this. Luck has absolutely nothing to do with raising truly healthy, happy, children. It’s about where you place your time.
We are all time poor. If, however, we have enough of a reason to commit to fostering our kids’ health daily, then we find the time and the energy to do so. If we build our conviction, then we stop parenting counter-intuitively and start listening to our instincts. Nobody knows your baby or child, like you do, and you can lead your family to greater physical and mental health.
I understand how worried and vulnerable parents feel, and how confusing it can be, navigating health decisions. My greatest wish for you, though, is that you become street-smart. That you assume nothing and question everything. I want you to doubt me, doubt what you know. Doubt any expert, authority, neighbour or friend. Trusting someone’s opinion or their work “unexamined” is simply convenient. It’s the mind’s equivalent to fast food, satisfying our hunger for answers with minimal effort.
But not you, I want you to do your own reading, searching and investigating well beyond this website and my products. I want you to develop the intestinal fortitude to ask good questions because the quality of your child’s health – depends on it.
It’s hard to not feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions involved when planning, growing, or raising another human. The burden of opinions hurled at you from well-meaning friends and family doesn’t always help. The trick is to take the time to investigate any health decision for yourself, pause, ask good questions, and trust your instincts.
If you walk into my world you agree to always discern for yourself what is true for you.
You are not alone my beautiful friend. I will provide you with solutions, options, and strategies and connect you with communities and networks so that you can further examine your options and feel empowered when raising healthy, happy, socially conscious children.
I am so glad you have chosen to learn to take care of your babes using common sense and natural approaches for common problems. I hope that my 25 plus years of practice and researching holistic health for: women, pregnancy, infants, families, methylation and gene health, and mental health, can be of service to you as one of your trusted voices in health care.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m not glued to my email. My team will chase me up but between family life and commitments with work I can’t promise an immediate reply. X
For more of the nitty, gritty on why Jennifer handed in her licence to practice in Australia please read her blog here
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