Fifteen years ago Howard Jacobson, Ph.D. was overweight, unhealthy, stressed out, and constantly taking his sick kids to the doctor and giving them antibiotics. “I couldn’t find time to exercise, and wasn’t motivated anyway. I was usually suffering from back pain and just really tired most of the time, stated Jacobson contributing author to well-known plant-based author to T. Colin Campbell’s WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. “It killed me when my kids wanted to wrestle, or jump on me, or have me carry them, and I was too exhausted or in too much agony to play with them. At the age of 35, I felt like an old man.”
“Even though I knew better, I still fed my kids lots of junk food such as: chicken nuggets, pizza, chocolate-flavored yogurt, pancakes, sugary cereals, candy, you name it. And I was the human garbage can, eating all their leftovers in addition to cleaning my own plate,” Jacobson expressed.
Jacobson recounted the antibiotics given to his kids for recurring ear infections and his own stress and rise in his blood pressure. Feeling that was ironic, since he got his Ph.D. studying stress management.
Howard Jacobson, Ph.D., is an online marketing consultant, health educator, and ecological gardener from Durham, North Carolina. He earned Masters of Public Health and Doctor of Health Studies degrees from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton. Howard founded FitFam.com as a resource for crazy-busy parents trying to raise fit and healthy children. He speaks, coaches, and consults on marketing for small and green businesses, health and fitness for individuals and families, and permaculture and planetary sustainability. He is also the contributing author of Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, M.D.
Howard Jacobson will speak to one of the country’s largest plant-based nutrition support group on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30pm at Birmingham Groves High School Main Auditorium, 20500 West 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.
He runs PlantYourself.com, a health consulting service that empowers people to go from managing conditions to achieving true wellness. As a researcher, speaker, educator, and coach, Howard helps each client make informed decisions about options and take control of their health destiny.
In his mission to help people be well, he draws upon his extensive experience in marketing. Howard is author of Google AdWords For Dummies, as well as Emotional Intelligence and Empathetic Inspiration Officer (EIEIO) of VitruvianWay.com, a digital marketing agency headquartered in Chicago.