Nicole Johnson MFA, HHC, AADP

Educator, Holistic Health Coach, Taoist Stone Medicine Practitioner, Director of Operations, CEO

Chad Johnson Acupuncture

Courses For Health Coaching Clients

Breaking Up with Ben & Jerry

Fibroids, PCOS, and Hormones

Energetic Hygeine 101


Courses For Wellness Practitioners

Mastering Workshops

Practice Management Basics Level 1

Practice Management Basics Level 2

Nicole DiDio Johnson, MFA, HHC, AADP,  guides creatives into their personal power, optimizing health through food and lifestyle transformation and earth-based practices. She specializes in emotional eating, weight loss, seasonal eating, food as preventative medicine, stress, disconnection, anxiety, digestive disorders and food intolerances, as well as reproductive health –including fertility, fibroids, PCOS, PMS and hormones. She is the main contributor to our health and wellness blog and newsletter.

Since 2009, Nicole has run a successful private Holistic Health Coaching practice – The Enlightened Table. She provides one-on-one and group coaching, classes, workshops. She creates corporate wellness programs as she draws on her decade+ experience in the corporate technology environment – helping folks shift toxic habits in the workplace. From 2011-2014 she taught upcoming Health Coaches through IIN, and began a business coaching & design firm for wellness practitioners called The Healthy Design. Her teaching experience spans 18+ years as an adjunct professor at Parsons The New School of Design, NYU, HOSTOS Community College, ABTECH, UNCA, Warren Wilson, and as a Guest Lecturer at MIT.

Nicole trianed to practice Holistic Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2009. At the time, this was the only holistic nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining and comparing the knowledge of traditional philosophies – Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Chinese Medicine Dietary Theory, Nourishing Traditions and more- with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone, and raw foods.

Nicole is Certified Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC) and a member of the AADP – American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Read more about Holistic Health Coaching Here

The Master Tonic for Immune Support

The Master Tonic: Your Homemade Antiviral, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse. Now is the time to make this simple but powerful antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory remedy for the coming cold and flu season. It is known most commonly by the name...
Approaching the season of Yin Acupuncture in Asheville

Approaching The Season Of Yin

As the weather and light changes we move from the Yang energy of summer to the inward and more Yin energy of winter. Learn how to nurture & nourish throughout the Season of Yin.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) –might make us feel fatigued, lacking motivation, and an overall sense of feeling down. Here are 7 ways to lift your spirits and shine your light during these longer nights.

Chad applies moxa to an acupuncture point to bring warmth to the body

How We Prepare and Hold the Treatment Space

Entering the treatment space is similar to entering a martial arts dojo and an old growth forest.   In a dojo, we enter with reverence and respect.  We leave our prejudices and preconceived notions outside. When we are open to possibility, nothing is impossible. ...

Tune into Spring, the Wood Element, and Heal Anger

Spring is the element of WOOD and the color GREEN. The ancient Taoists (Prounounced "dao-ists") looked to nature to understand the human body, mind and spirit. They were philosophers and we need to be clear, Taoism is not a religion. When we tune into the movement of...
Tea for anxiety

Four Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Get a Better Night’s Sleep

In the clinic we're seeing more and more people who are experiencing anxiety. Some have it during the day and others find they are waking during sleep. These times carry a great deal of stress for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are four ways to reduce anxiety and...

Three Essential Components to Staying Conscious, Mindful, and at Ease

We are living through stressful times. It's time we elevate our lifestyle to incorporate a foundation of health that will keep us healthy, grounded, and centered in our everyday lives. If we follow this three basic practices, we can come back to center as we navigate...

Give Yourself a Break and Support Your Adrenals

It's been a rough few years and we have all been -to varying degrees- in fight or flight. This raises cortisol and puts extra strain on the Adrenal Glands. Here are some quick tips to support your healthy body and its myriad of functions: Get plenty of rest - 8-10...

Rawkos! A Fun and Healthy Travel Food.

Here’s a healthy, tasty recipe that will bring into you in the summer mode. This is a popular favorite from our Seasonal Cleanse. It’s great food to travel with and requires NO COOKING. Rejoice the Rawko!  It’s like a taco but it’s raw – not raw meat – raw foods...

4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Water

Most of us are chroncially dehydrated. Here are 4 ways we can make the most out of water. When we sleep, our bodies are very busy repairing and detoxing. When we awaken, we are actually quite dehydrated.

Hydration’s Role in Healing

Water affects every system in the body. When we see muscle tissue that's slow to heal –or the healing mechanism doesn't spark in the body quite as well– often the culprit is dehydration.   Water helps keep the the muscles pliable. The muscle has a more difficult...