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Stoked Lifestyle Podcast


May 2, 2018

 

Jennifer Gonzalez had spent quite a bit of time working at her family’s insurance agency, but she always felt a little bit constricted. She felt that she had a different purpose in life, but what it was she couldn’t immediately pinpoint. In a bid to keep fit, she would run 5 miles every morning. This decision was short-lived as she developed some complications with her knees and hips. The next best idea was to follow a diet plan. On a recommendation, she went into a bookstore in search of a health book. What she found was The Raw Food Detox Diet. It sounded so radical to her, this book that was filled with important information about detox and health. Jennifer literally became obsessed with it. A colon therapist, Gil Jacobs, was who had recommended the book and has since become her mentor. Gil encouraged Jennifer to pursue colon hydrotherapy as a career. At the time, she was highly embarrassed to tell people she had colonic, but eventually, she embraced the idea. She is now a certified colon hydrotherapist and she’s been practicing for almost 10 years now.

 

BREAKING POINT

In 2009, she went on a trip in Costa Rica. A trip that was initially supposed to be 2 weeks turned into 4 weeks as she didn’t want to leave. It was at this pivotal moment she knew that she didn’t love her job and needed to make an immediate change.

This big leap for her was somehow uncomfortable to explain to her parents. Although they had always been supportive, she still felt like leaving the family business was letting them down.

GETTING GROUNDED

Yoga, meditation, and working out have been praised to helping keep you grounded and in tune with yourself, but this wasn't necessarily the case with Jennifer. She felt more at peace when socializing. She joined Meetup.com where she met amazing people from the different groups she joined. Something as simple as socializing completely changed her life. From this, she found out about Stoked, snowboarding, and many other activities that were going on around her. She realized getting out of her comfort zone helped to keep her grounded.

She’s a donor as well as a mentor at Stoked, and she’s always around helping the kids to snowboard, surf, and skateboard. She says she volunteers for selfish reasons, as the kids make her feel good about herself and the friends that she’s gained in the network are awesome.

BUILDING THE COMPANY

Her passion for writing led her to start a blog, Doody Free Girl. She’d write interesting stories about ladies being uncomfortable pooping around their boyfriends, needless to say, this resonated very well with her client base. Post after post, she grew well enough to be approached by one of her clients who suggested she should move to Jersey City as there wasn’t a booming business in that area yet. Reluctantly, Jennifer went to Jersey where she completely fell in love with the city and space. She moved the business there, and it has since grown exponentially.

She offers gravity colonics services. Gravity colonics is a painless process where the walls of your large intestines, which are roughly 5 feet long, are cleaned and cleared up of the toxins and harmful bacteria. This process results in a healthier metabolism. Unknown to many, cleaning up your colon can clear up many diseases which are hard to trace in a filled colon.  

 

FUTURE

She’s looking forward to writing a funny health book focused towards teenage girls, where she believes this process of a healthy lifestyle can start to be understood.

LINKS MENTIONED

Website: Doodyfreegirl.com