Jennifer Betesh (Thompson)

I’m Jennifer! I have clear skin, great digestion, high energy levels, excellent sleep and I feel younger and healthier every day. I run loops around people half my age.

But believe me, I haven’t always been that way. I used to be possibly like you, and I mistakenly thought I was pretty healthy. Then I got sick, a few times. Over the years, my illnesses and setbacks were a cocktail of food intolerances, mineral deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity and chronic inflammation due to exposure to pesticides in food.

After I healed myself, I made a commitment to dedicate my life to helping others on their journey back to health. Currently I work with clients via Skype, email and phone offering online Iridology and Health Coaching. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with my husband where we grow our own farm-to-table clean organic food, drink fresh untreated mountain spring water, are proud to have no cell phone coverage and enjoy a less stressful and healthier approach to living. Take a deep breath and imagine the smell and feel of the mountain fresh air!

My Road to Health: Short Version

For 2.5 years, I had a horrible full-body itchy rash that doctors were not able to diagnose. You could also call it eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria (hives) or depression, depending on the doctor. Yep, I was put through the ringer. I eventually left the waiting rooms and healed myself completely through detox and change of diet. If you ever want to compliment me on my radiant and glowing skin, it’s a compliment that I am very proud to accept!

I’m here to help you find your own Healthy Bliss!!

If you are here, you are most likely:

1. On a path to natural living and interested in learning more about raw food, detox, vegan and vegetarian nutrition and a whole food gluten-free diet, or

2. Searching for natural solutions for migraine headaches, insomnia, skin problems, infertility, hormonal imbalance, digestive or kidney disorders, weight loss, food allergies and intolerances, anxiety, high blood pressure, auto-immune conditions, chronic pain from injury, general stress, or

3. Suffering with illness and/or dis-ease and the doctors can’t help.

Congratulations, you came to the right place! Remember: The body has an innate intelligence to heal itself. If the body created a condition (dis-ease), then surely it can reverse it. If you’re not currently achieving the results you desire, then there’s either something missing in your body’s “toolbox” (ie minerals, vitamins, alkaline pH) or there is something blocking your body’s ability to heal (toxicity, inflammation, stress of an organ or system). When we correct these imbalances, we allow the body to rebuild and repair, naturally.

My Training

  • BSE, Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, Cornell University
  • Iridology Theory and Practice Certificate, Clayton College of Natural Health
  • Nutrition Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights course, Vanderbilt University
  • Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention course, University of California (San Francisco)
  • Child Nutrition and Cooking course, Stanford University
  • Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases course, Penn State University
  • Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases, Duke University
  • Bacteria and Chronic Infections, University of Copenhagen
  • Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome, University of Colorado (Boulder)
  • Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach, University of Minnesota
  • Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities course, University of California (San Francisco)
  • Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine course, University of New Mexico
  • Basic Theories of TCM, TCM Diagnosis, Basic Theories of Acupuncture and Therapeutics of Acupuncture, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing China
  • Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

My Experience

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

I’ve been working with detox, raw foods, juice fasting, cleansing and natural healing for over 16 years. For 6 years, I lived full-time in Koh Samui, Thailand, the world’s largest detox destination, where I worked as a Detox Advisor, Iridologist, Plant-Based Nutritionist and even Meditation Guide. I provided detox support and offered weekly nutrition and lifestyle classes at The Spa Samui, New Leaf Resort, Absolute Sanctuary, Kamalaya Resort and The Four Seasons. I worked with up to 150 people per day doing fasting, colon cleansing, and juicing. In just 6 years, I gained a lifetime of experience with detox and fasting!

Additionally, I’ve worked with clients and presented workshops and health talks in USA, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand, Holland, Spain, Dubai, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Israel. Yes, I have definitely been very busy!!

I’m a fully trained and qualified Certified Comprehensive Iridologist (CCI) through the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA). I currently see clients via Skype and phone in between workshops and health retreats.

Bio: Jennifer Betesh (Thompson)

Jennifer Betesh has been working with raw food, juices, smoothies and detox for almost two decades to help people heal. Today, she shares her expertise worldwide, offering lectures, workshops, training and one-on-one consultations at various health and detox retreat centers. She specializes in helping people improve the quality of their lives just by improving the quality of their food. Her first DVD, Green Smoothie Power, was released in 2012. She is the author of Green Smoothies for Dummies (Wiley, 2014).

Jennifer is a fully trained and qualified IIPA Certified Comprehensive Iridologist (CCI) through the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association.  She provides Iridology Analyses & Health Coaching via Skype and Phone to clients and continues to educate, motivate and inspire others on their journey of healing. Jennifer has worked for The Four Seasons and The Mandarin Oriental Hotel group; her clients included celebrities and royalty. When she’s not working, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains, power-walking along the sea or globe-trotting to a new and exotic health destination.

Interested in working together? I have a Media Kit available upon request!

Past classes, workshops, speaking engagements and Iridology sessions have included:

Contact Jennifer to host a detox retreat at your fasting center.

Read what others have to say at Jennifer’s Testimonial Page.

Book your Online Iridology via Skype with Jennifer to start your detox and healing today!

My NEW book: Green Smoothie for Dummies

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I “wrote the book” on Green Smoothies, literally!

Sip your way to ultimate nutrition and feel better than ever!

Whether you’re looking to detox, lose weight, or just add more veggies to your diet, green smoothies are the way to go. Easy to prepare, portable, and endlessly customizable, green smoothies are the trendy new beverage in everyone’s cup. Green smoothies are the easiest, most painless way to add more nutrients to your diet, so you can feel better than ever before.

Green Smoothies For Dummies is your beginner’s guide to the world of drinkable greens. Author and international smoothie guru Jennifer Betesh (Thompson) explains the benefits of green smoothies, and provides over 100 recipes that will make you start craving your vegetables. You’ll get to know the flavors and properties of each ingredient, and how to combine ingredients for complete nutrition. Available on or the iTunes store.

Enjoy FREE monthly raw food recipes, cleansing & detox tips from Jennifer…simply click here.