Allison Jones is a Registered Nurse and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Luther College in Decorah, IA in 2003. After graduating she left her rural Iowa roots and moved to Denver, CO where she started her nursing career in the Emergency Department. Her career in nursing included Emergency Medicine, Outpatient Cardiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Allison has since left bedside nursing and her career now revolves around education. She currently is an American Heart Association Course Director and teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support at many of the Health One Hospitals in the Denver Metro area. She is also clinical faculty at a college of nursing where she teaches Head to Toe Assessment Lab and leads clinical simulation with nursing students.
She soon began attending integrative nursing and medicine conferences and began researching alternative approaches to our current health care system. Her father-in-law, who has been instrumental in many areas of Integrative Medicine, introduced Allison to the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and the Bravewell Collaborative. By 2013 she realized that the health care system as a whole was broken, that optimal health needed to begin within the individual. In order to discover how to best empower and educate others on nutrition and living well, she enrolled in the year long functional nutrition program from Replenish PDX. She successfully completed this program in December 2013. Throughout the course of this program she was immersed in learning about the anatomy, physiology and chemistry of each body system through the lens of nutrition.
She is the current owner of Menu to Thrive, which she hopes will one day be a successful health and wellness business.