“I am extremely fortunate to have found Jeanette! I was trying to lose weight and I thought I was doing all the “right” things. How mistaken I was! From the first meeting and on, Jeanette gave me knowledge, insight, and endless understanding to make the daily nutrition choices that I need. This is not a diet plan but a truly valuable dialogue for body and inner spirit. I have been seeing Jeanette for a year and a half. I know I will continue to do so. I look forward to that!” Maria
“Path For Life is so much more than nutritional guidance, it is truly a place to learn about how to live your life with integrity and compassion for yourself and others. The environment is nourishing to the soul and radiates a deeply caring vibe. Highly recommended for those looking to improve their wellness inside and out.”
“I’ve been feeling much better. The information and advice that you gave me have been very helpful and much easier than I expected.”
“I’ve been really conscious of what I’m eating and feeling. Overall I’m noticing that I’m feeling really good – better than normal.”
“You are among a very select group of people whom I regard as a truly gifted healer. You are also a deeply appreciated student and friend. Keep up all the good work.”
Your friend, always, Tom
“Jeanette helped me turn my life from a digestive nightmare into a healthy and creative adventure! If you have any digestive or nutritional issues, Jeanette can help you.
I had been struggling with food intolerances for 2 years, unable to get to the bottom of what I was really intolerant to. My frustration was unbearable. In my first consultation with Jeanette, she advised me to go an a very basic diet and I felt better within a week. After only three sessions I had enough information, support, and knowledge to heal my stomach and return to a creative and productive life. It takes time to cure oneself with food, but IT WORKS! And Jeanette can show you how.
Jeanette is very well-informed, she knows how to communicate, and she treated me with great compassion and understanding. She made the daunting task of completely changing my diet attainable by giving me the opportunity to check in with her regularly.
I highly recommend the Path for Life Self-Nourishment Center to anyone who wants to improve their health, their relationship to food, and to heal from any issues to do with nutrition. Thank you, Jeanette!”
When I met Jeanette I was immediately struck by her presence. I thought, whatever she is eating, drinking, doing…sign me up! She is the embodiment of the nourished life. She was so gentle and nurturing with me. She took the time to find out what I liked to eat, so that she could encourage me to feed myself in a healthy style that worked for ME. She got immediately to my emotional eating issues and helped me to really understand self love and self nourishment. She did not put me on a diet. I did not keep a food journal or count calories (which I have always thought of as another way to obsess on food). She educated me about food in a way no one ever has. She taught me how to eat to live.
I’ve lost 75 lbs since I have begun seeing her. I am no longer obsessed with food. And I no longer carry the shame associated not just with the weight, but with over eating and reckless eating. And it is not as hard as I thought it was going to be. She has taught me how to love my self and nourish myself. She has been a wonderful addition to my life. She is incredibly generous with her knowledge and time. She believed that I could do it even though I didn’t know for sure myself. During the year I suffered a neck injury and could not cook for myself. She told me to bring in my take-out menus (from home and work) and she took the time to mark what I could eat from them. She really takes time with you and gently challenges and guides you along the way.
I haven’t had indigestion in a year. My cholesterol is normal. I was headed towards Diabetes for sure. Jeanette changed the trajectory of my life and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. That’s the biggest surprise of all. Jeanette made it easy for me to begin to love myself and treat my body with respect. It’s not just about weight loss, it’s about self nourishment.
Her office is beautiful and comfortable. I feel safe and nurtured there. She listens and is so dedicated to reaching you. No one has ever been able to reach me as she has. She is so smart and so insightful. I call her The Food Whisperer…. But she is so much more than that. I am so grateful to have met her. She changed my life, not just my weight”.
“I was in denial about my weight; I ate whatever I wanted whenever, while blaming everyone else or my circumstances for why I was what I was…fat and unhappy. I gained 35 pounds in less than two years, all the while trying every fad diet only a week at a time, cleanses or talking with nutritionists who just told me what not to eat. I wanted a quick fix to lose the pounds and look beautiful again. I finally realized it was time to talk to someone about the deeper issues I had in connection with food otherwise known as emotional eating. In meeting with Jeanette never has there been a single judgment, but only unconditional support as I explained my eating habits. Nowhere in her office did I find a scale, measuring tape or secret bible with all the hidden diet answers! Instead, I found a woman who genuinely cared about my well-being and emotional healing. Jeanette helped me realize the ‘secret’ answers are in the choices I make and everything begins with self-love. Deciding to embark on the 9-step system was an easy one because Jeanette helped me understand there is no quick fix to dieting, it’s about eating healthy. Wanting to make a lifestyle change I put Jeanette to the test. I have walked in the door elated that I lost weight because I was craving green vegetables instead of sugar; or I have walked in completely defeated and crying that I lost control over what I was eating and put the weight right back on. Thus, no session with her has ever been the same. It has never been about how much I weigh (even though I’m happy to say I’m working out at the gym constantly, taking yoga, cooking more and have lost almost 30 pounds!) I now see the weight loss as a bonus and how Jeanette has changed my view on food and myself as most important. What I have learned about nutrition is something I can use to improve and maintain my health for the rest of my life. Jeanette never gave me a diet plan to follow, but helpful suggestions so I could see the results on my own. I now know what foods agree with my body and what do not. I’ve learned it’s not about what I can’t eat because in actually I have the power to eat whatever I want. It’s about making healthy choices to eliminate stress, fear, and anxiety about weight through loving myself and respecting my body. Her support and guidance has carried over to other aspects of my life such as work, relationships and faith, all the while making me more grateful to have met her. Jeanette even makes herself available outside of sessions through emails or phone calls if extra guidance is needed. The handouts, recipes, websites and any other suggestions have only helped increase my own knowledge base on food and wellness. Everything Jeanette has taught me is information I want to share with others because I know of its success. She has a wealth of knowledge on macrobiotics and holistic health counseling, but presents information in everyday terms. Jeanette also has an individual approach depending on specific client needs. I appreciate her as my health coach, personal cheerleader and friend. She holds her clients’ best interests at heart. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jeanette Bronee because she has had such an impact on me and changed my outlook on how to have a nourishing relationship with food and myself. Jeanette, thank you for all that you do! There is no need to look any further, ‘Path For Life’ is exactly that. When you’ve realized its time to make a lifestyle change and not just a quick fix like I finally did, the journey with Jeanette is worth taking!”
“I’ve seen a lot of nutritionists and doctors about food allergies, potential celiac disease, etc., but only Jeanette Bronée was able to determine what was making me sick and how I could get well. Each time I saw her, she made additions to and subtractions from my diet and way of life that have made an enormous difference in how I feel. Since I started implementing her recommendations, I am sleeping better, I have more energy, my food cravings and constant hunger are gone, I haven’t been getting bloated, and I haven’t been getting sick. I am also losing weight and working out regularly, which for me is a first. I cannot thank Jeanette enough!!!!! She is an amazing nourishment coach, and I would urge anyone in need to see her ASAP!!!!!”.
“Jeanette Bronée is more than just a nutritionist. She delves into where habits are formed and the feelings that get attached to certain foods. After dancing ballet professionally, I had developed eating disorders and many poor habits. Instead of thinking of foods as good or bad, or looking for low-calorie foods, she taught me that the nutritional content of what we consume is more important. I had great difficulty with binge eating, and since I have seen her I have only had a few slip-ups. Jeanette also helped me to discover that I am gluten and dairy sensitive. Since she has helped me figure out the best foods for me I have gained energy, sleep more soundly, no longer get bouts of depression, and my stomach does not hurt me daily. Jeanette is also great at giving hand-outs and recipes to help make the lifestyle changes easier. She also aided me in finding comfort in small rituals I create for myself, rather than looking to food. As a person, Jeanette is warm and nurturing and her office reflects her personality. I am so grateful for her guidance and support and urge anyone who is feeling helpless or lost when it comes to food choices to make an appointment”.
“Regardless of what you are searching for, Path for Life will be able to help you. I found Jeanette Bronée and Path for Life through CitySearch, and I could not be more thankful. I went to Jeanette originally because I had an awful relationship with food and because of liver problems, thinking the two were not related at all. The health problems have followed me my entire life and I have traveled worldwide to doctors to figure it out. Jeanette taught me that the food and the liver were, of course, related and also helped me go beyond the surface level of just looking at the food and showed me how, ultimately, what you eat affects every single part of your life. Since working with Jeanette, my liver problems have ceased, my mood is better, my weight is lower…you name it-it has improved since working with Path for LIfe. I would recommend Jeanette and Path for Life to anyone that needs pretty much anything, from health problems to depression to ADD to weight…she can do it all! ”.
“Jeanette Bronée at Path for Life has been a presence in my life for the past 2 years. first, she helped me to learn how to properly nourish my body w/ whole, natural, earth given food & drink. in about 6 months, my head was clearer, i gained more focus, had more energy, trimmed my body down, lost my cravings for sugar, alcohol, and “junk” foods, and really started appreciating & understanding the power of feeding yourself properly w/ healthy foods & lifestyle. i also used her guidance while trying to get pregnant, which i did. i had an extremely healthy pregnancy, with very little excess weight gain or moodiness. i am now about 1.5 week postpartum and feel great. i attribute my healthy pregnancy to my work w/ jeanette before the pregnancy, during, and now after. i have recommended jeanette to many peers re: not only food issues, but general health & well being in all ways. she is truly wonderful & will not dissappoint”.
“Thank you so much Jeanette, for that very informative meeting today!!!! It explains a whole lot of what’s been happening to me lately. You definitely rock!!! Can’t wait to get started”.
“I am so grateful to have found her. Jeanette Bronée is amazing, graceful and insightful. I knew my issues with my weight and body were not connected to the physical, but interlocked with my emotions. This program allowed me a safe and supportive space to explore those areas, the good and the bad, and find my own way out of my personal maze. I feel better about myself, dropped weight, and I am more in tune with and accepting of who I truly am. It’s been quite an experience and while on this journey, I am so grateful that our paths crossed. She gets it, nothing is cookie cutter, I am one of her biggest fans and she inspires me beyond limits”.
“About 2 years ago, a friend of mine asked me about my vision for my body. I had never really thought about it before but I realized:
1. that my vision has been, for the most part, somebody else’s vision – whether that is my mother’s or society’s.
2. that I would need to do some research and gain more understanding about how my body works and what it needs to really live in the body I was meant to live in.
3. that I would need a lot of help and support in doing this.
To have more of an understanding about my body, another friend suggested I contact a nutritionist. Since I didn’t know of any and I am highly sensitive around my food/body (as someone who has suffered with an eating disorder), I wanted to speak with someone I would feel safe with but who also had a great deal of wisdom, knowledge, experience and kindness. I looked up a bunch of different websites but when I saw the Path for Life website, I connected to it immediately.
I was traveling around the country for work at the time, staying in hotels and all that entails. Jeanette and I started with phone sessions. Immediately, without even having met her face-to-face, I knew that I was speaking to ONE OF THE BEST NUTRITIONISTS out there. She helped me get through the traveling and then, when I returned to NY a few months later, I met her in her wonderful, soothing office. She greeted me so warmly as if we had known each other for a long time.
It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to say in a testimonial everything that I have received from Jeanette’s guidance. That being said..HIGHLIGHTS: my immune system has strengthened so much so that I did not have even a cold this entire winter (I usually get at least 2 & sometimes it develops into bronchitis); I no longer take acid reflux medication; I now have a morning ritual (that includes journaling & meditation) and no longer eat late at night (no therapist has ever been able to help me with the nighttime); I now have an understanding of how foods affect me and what foods are best for me; she gives wonderful recipes/ideas to keep me & my palate interested – I need variety; sweet cravings have been drastically reduced; a feeling of well-being in my body – and a TRUST that is being developed between my mind and my body; I now fully understand and believe that I have the power to choose how I want my body to feel energetically through my food and exercise choices – thanks to Jeanette.
She is a BEAUTIFUL woman – inside and outside – kind, caring, intuitive, intelligent and warm. She supports and teaches you how to be your GREATEST SELF – outside & inside- through ACCEPTANCE of who you are. Furthermore, Jeanette Bronée is a wealth of knowledge on many subjects and is a wonderful resource. If you work with her, YOU WILL CHANGE. YOUR BODY WILL CHANGE. YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE. AND ALL FOR THE BETTER.”
“It is a true gift. I feel so amazing. The benefits of the physical challenge, mental determination and emotional clarity have brought on nothing less than a spiritual awakening. I have NEVER felt so good. Thank you for all of your help, guidance, encouragement and support”.
“I am so grateful for the advice and information provided by Jeanette Bronée: it has put my health back on the path for life. In 2004 I was diagnosed with a stage IIB immune related disorder. I sought traditional and non-traditional modalities of treatment through 2006 which included four radiation therapies and one surgery, pricey medicines with several side effects, costly nutritional supplements, costly intravenous vitamin c treatments, chinese herbal teas, acupuncture, sound and meditation therapies and a pursuit to include as much home grown vegetables in my diet as possible. Late in 2006 a final tumor was removed via surgery and in mid 2007 I began to step away from all treatments. I remained tumorless through 2007 and upon reaching the one year, tumorless milestone, I enjoyed eating and drinking with mild abandon. One month later, I began to notice the precursors of tumors that I experienced in the past. I sought Jeanette’s help at this point, early 2008. In a very direct and uncomplicated way, Jeanette advised not taxing the organs responsible for a healthy immune system. She recommended not impossible dietary changes that reversed the precursors in only a few weeks. I have continued seeking Jeanette’s excellent advice and have pursued the importance of home grown vegetables in my diet: results are outstanding. A personal friend, who has published a book re curing MS via diet, once told me, “The body wants to heal itself, give it what it needs.” These words are my lifeline and Jeanette has solidified my focus in this pursuit. I am so grateful to be counted among the happy, happy clients of Jeanette Bronée”.
“Thank you so much for giving me the motivation and support to get started in the weightloss process. I have lost a total of 40 pounds since last June. I am now wearing a size 12, which I haven’t been for 8 years”.
“Latest update – 54 pounds…now a size 10 thanks to you!”
“Jeanette Bronée has taught me so many things about how to use food to nourish, heal, and strengthen the body and mind. She is a wonderful counselor, friend, and person.
Path for Life has been a presence in my life for the past 2 years. first, she helped me to learn how to properly nourish my body w/ whole, natural, earth given food & drink. in about 6 months, my head was clearer, I gained more focus, had more energy, trimmed my body down, lost my cravings for sugar, alcohol, and “junk” foods, and really started appreciating & understanding the power of feeding yourself properly w/ healthy foods & lifestyle. I also used her guidance while trying to get pregnant, which I did. I had an extremely healthy pregnancy, with very little excess weight gain or moodiness. i am now about 1.5 week postpartum and feel great. I attribute my healthy pregnancy to my work w/ Jeanette before the pregnancy, during, and now after. I have recommended Jeanette to many peers re: not only food issues, but general health & well being in all ways. she is truly wonderful & will not disappoint”.
“Jeanette Bronée changed my life. I was diagnosed with UC and after several months of medicine, I was not getting any better. Working with Jeanette brought me back to feeling like me again – and that is completely irreplaceable. Not only did she save my life, but enhanced my quality and appreciation for life to so much more than what it was before my diagnosis. This review can not put into words my appreciation and gratitude”.
Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful gift your consultation was for me. I really enjoyed talking with you and your suggestions were so appropriate for me.
I’ve adapted much of what we discussed into my life and I really am feeling much better. I’m trying my way through new spices and misos and it’s all quite an adventure in which I am the big recipient. Your method for cooking vegetables is fabulous and the greenmarket certainly provides the bounty.
I look forward to continuing our journey”.
“Jeanette. I have no questions, nor any need for advice. I’m writing to thank you. I started with you at a size 14. Now I enter 2008 a size 8! It is difficult for me to wrap my emotions around this. This is the first time in my life that I exist at this size happily. There has been no breakup, no crisis, no turmoil. I’m actually happier than ever, I have found my peace. Especially peace with my body. We are now buddies. I listen to her and plan accordingly. When she is too tired for yoga, we don’t go. When she wants to sleep, we sleep. When she’s hungry, we eat. And when we eat, she tells me what she wants, even if I would prefer to have something else, I eat what she tells me to. I thank you. You are the reason for this new found friendship. After 22 yrs., you have ended a very violent, intense war. And not only is there a peace, there is a friendship filled with love, respect, and mutual admiration. Have a GREAT 2008!”.
“Jeanette, I am so glad that you have helped me alter my eating habits at sixteen, so I can carry them into my adulthood. Initially, I was having some cravings, but I did not let them take over. It is actually amazing to me how little I even think about sugary snacks and other junk food. I went from having a cookie or some type of sugary snack every day to a healthy snack or no snack at all. My dad is actually getting into different eating habits, too, which I’m sure is due to my mom and my new ways of eating. Some of my friends did not seem to have confidence in my dedication to this new way of eating, but they have all seen the drastic change it has had on my skin, body, and attitude. Today I did an assignment that would have normally taken me twenty minutes to half an hour to do in about five minutes. My ability to concentrate has been shocking to me! Thank you for helping me change my whole life through showing me what was harmful to do or put into my body and helping me completely turn around the way I eat. The one thing that was bothering me the most was my skin, and it has been noticeably better. My skin care products just weren’t helping clear up my skin. I now feel more radiant everyday, and I cannot thank you enough. This really has been a completely life changing experience! Thank you Jeanette”.
“You honestly really helped me with almost a decade worth of struggles with an eating disorder, and just an overall confusion of how to eat to live”.
“Your nutritional guidance has been eye-opening to say the least. My gastrointerologist classified me as 100% colitis-free after doing a colinoscopy a few weeks ago. I have been scanned numerous times over the past two decades and have never before been completely colitis-free. I have no doubt that your suggestions made a huge difference. The insights and perspective you have provided are invaluable and have changed my life”.
Most gratefully, Alyssa.
On behalf of Laura, Kimberly, the clients and myself, I want to extend our thanks for such a terrific presentation on nutrition and nourishment especially as it relates to restoring liver health. The clients were so “hungry” for this information, they were engaged and you were able to answer each of their many questions. In spite of all of the extenuating circumstances it was certainly a successful presentation. I am hopeful we can work together in the future.
My best, Janetta Astone-Twerell, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation, Samaritan Village, Inc.
“Thank you so much for coming into my life this year and guiding me deeper into my truth!!! You have impacted me permanently. I am so grateful for you”.
“Path for Life has changed my life forever. Jeanette Bronée is a skilled educator, a wise healer and a thoughtful guide. She has taught me about food, nutrition, and about myself. She accomplished this not only in our one-on-one discussions but also through the plethora of additional information that she generously doled out – handouts, session recaps, herbal remedies, exercises, cooking tips, book suggestions and nutritional supplements. She also provided me with countless contacts to compliment my experience from shiatsu to acupuncture to meditation. She helped me heal my relationship with food and with myself. Deconstructing old, unhealthy principles and constructing new, nurturing ones – all based on my individual experiences, goals and dreams. She has guided me thru a journey of self-exploration that begins when I step across the threshold of her office. By the time I leave, I am armed with techniques and tools that empower me to make decisions that best support my goals. I call this my toolbox, my treasure chest, my binder of knowledge that I refer to when I need some guidance or some encouragement. All tailored just for me.
I am indebted to Jeanette for giving me the tools to find happiness, enabling me to live a more peaceful life and teaching me to surf”.
Working with you over the past few months has opened doors to my personal self mind and body. Your personalized approach helped me to affirm, pursue and realize my particular nutritional goals. The knowledge, dedication and “tool box” of information and resources, you so generously provided, will allow me to pursue life long healthy practice”.
Many thanks, Alice
“The powerful response that I have felt in following Jeanette’s nutritional council over the last year has opened for me the doorway to taking personal responsibility in aspects of life including child rearing, disease management, and emotional balance”.
“We know what to do, what I crave is somebody to guide me thru the process of getting those good habits to become real. Jeanette Bronée supported me and understands my patterns, which has given me the motivation and tools to change them”.
“I was introduced to Jeanette Bronée at a time when I was at physical low. Stress from a demanding job, continuous travel and long hours had taken its toll. I have learned an entirely new approach to eating and nourishment. I love to eat and what is wonderful about this program is that it is not about limitations as ‘diets’ (cringe!) usually are, but rather what tastes good and is good for you. As a result, I have a tremendous amount of energy, have not been sick in months and have lost 25 lbs. It is flexible enough to be used anytime, anywhere and Jeanette’s non-dogmatic approach makes this so easy. Thanks Jeanette !”.
“When I came to know Jeanette I weighed 245, my cholesterol was 233, and even though I practiced yoga three times a week and felt I was healthy I never thought I would ever be considered thin. In a couple of months of trying her approach shockingly to myself I lost weight immediately and my cholesterol dropped. I never felt hungry or deprived during that time, in fact I felt so much better, handled stress better, and I reacted differently to people. I am now down to 175 pounds and finally in control of my life. I hope when you read this you will give yourself a chance to hold the key to your Path for Life”.
“Like water for Chocolate…..related the concept of there being a strong connection between our emotions and food. When I saw this movie, I never thought it would be possible for me to experience the same. My work with Jeanette has not only made it possible for me to make that connection for myself but it has helped me in the most fundamental way. Jeanette’s guidance on eating mindfully with awareness has changed my life. I now have the ability to discern and discriminate, know when I am honoring and nurturing my Self or not, based on what I am eating… and that to me is priceless!!!”.
“Jeanette Bronée’s nutritional program has transformed my life. She uses whole foods that leave you satisfied and eliminate cravings for sugar, pastries and cookies. She helped me recognize the emotional attachment I had to certain foods that weren’t serving my well-being, and remove them from my life. I feel so much healthier because of this program. Jeanette is a coach, a cheerleader, and a friend, and will help you win whatever battle you have. I strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone who wants to have a healthy lifestyle”.
“The help and advice Jeanette has given stretch far beyond what I should and should not eat. She was able to understand who I am, hence what approach would be best for me. Jeanette Bronee helped to change not only my diet but the way I looked at my personal well being. Most important of all, I feel great”.
“Working with Jeanette means you will find a new way of nurturing yourself. She has an amazing knowledge about food and nutrition and how one can be healthy while busy and on the run. Working with her, I have experienced that healthy food empowers me and I have also lost my fear of cooking complicated healthy food, because she proved that it actually isn’t complicated. I thank her so much for her support and for her dedicated work”.
“I started out calling Jeanette Bronee my “cancer coach”, I now call her my Wholeness Coach! This week I was given the great news that the cancerous tumors in my lungs, liver, and under my right arm have disappeared and that the original tumor in my left breast is reducing and the breast tissue is appearing healthier. Jeanette taught me that I was important and I shifted from being a Victim to being Victorious. I learned an enormous amount about my body’s needs and abilities to heal itself and restore balance.
Path for Life has taken me from a desire to be empowered with health to the bright reality of it being here in my body, in my heart and in my mind. I am truly on my path for life and Jeanette has taken my baby steps into confident strides.
Thank you, my dear friend, for giving me the gift of life”.
With light, love and laughter, Lyn Cikara (2007)
Hello my dear Jeanette, I am now cancer free. I heard the results of a PET/CT scan taken last week when I was at the oncologist yesterday!!!!! No sign of breast cancer anywhere, not in the breast, liver or lung. I am deeply grateful to you for all your knowledge and support you gave so generously when I needed it the most. I think you two saved my life! Lots of love”.
Lyn Cikara (2008)
“The Path for Life Cancer-Care Program is intended to assist people with cancer enhance their quality of life through programs of emotional support, nutritional counseling, education and advocacy. Navigating through the medical maze can be overwhelming and daunting for clients and families. The amount of information, decision making, and treatment options can also be confusing. This program is designed to help people gain clarity through better nutritional habits, (body), stress reduction (mind), and sense of connection (spirit)”.
Mary Elaine Southard, RN,MSN,HNP, AHN-BC
Holistic Nurse Practitioner and Cancer Specialist
“Path for life Cancer-Care offers a great opportunity to bridge the gap between the health care a person receives and the holistic healing one desires. The programs one could develop with her Path-for-Life consultant could complement the physical medicine of conventional cancer care with empowering healing for the mind, body, and spirit. The concept is revolutionary and is very appealing to those of us who are engaged in the acute care setting and realize that there is so much more to be done once a patient is discharged. I believe Path-for-Life offers services that both patients and their families will be interested in pursuing. They will be motivated to commit to their own Path-for-Life for better health and vitality”.
Lynda J. Chick, RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse and Homeopathic Practitioner