Jill F

(15 customer reviews)


Experience in: weight loss, weight gain, body composition, hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders

Hello carnivores! My name is Jill and I am a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Functional Medicine Health Coach & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I reside in Chicago and have a private coaching business called Jill Foos Wellness. I also host my podcast, Health Trip with Jill Foos, where I interview functional medicine doctors and practitioners about nutrition science, current modalities that support health issues and goals, and how to incorporate healthy lifestyle practices. I’m 54 years old and have been interested in health and wellness since I was 16 years old and competing in high level sports. Early on, I recognized that I didn’t feel optimal eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) and experimented with many dietary theories, from vegan to macrobiotic to paleo and keto, all the while never feeling my best.

I have five grown kids who suffered from IBS, ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction and more. I used food as medicine and turned to a holistic, root cause approach to help support their health issues.

I suffered from nodules on my thyroid after the birth of my fourth child, which resulted in removing half of my gland and never feeling the same again. My ovaries also lost the ability to make testosterone after the birth of my fifth child and I was put on synthetic testosterone to help support my mood, zest for life, libido and hair growth. That made me feel even worse. I am also homozygous for the MTHFR SNP (genetic mutation) and carry the APOE-e4 allele, the Alzheimer’s gene, creating two serious obstacles when it comes to absorbing bio-available nutrients from my diet and maintaining brain health. I was not myself and I suffered with bouts of too much weight loss, fatigue, irritability, adult cystic acne, painful periods and depression. I slowly changed my diet, and through trial and error, I was able to find a better spectrum of nutrition that helped support my path back to health.

I entered the carnivore space three years ago after living a keto lifestyle for many years. The tracking of macros, the daily testing of my glucose and ketone levels and the addiction to keto desserts did not work for me. Although I do not push the carnivore diet on my clients, I  certainly found substantial relief in so many areas of my life. As a weight resistance training enthusiast for the last 35 years of my life, I was able to build more lean muscle mass, drop 6% body fat in 1 year and finally balance my thyroid, hormones and brain function. My sleep and libido rock as well. I am proof that menopause does not have to disrupt the flow of my life.

I specialize in weight loss, weight gain, body composition, hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, auto-immune diseases, sleep, brain function, sports nutrition, meal prep, cooking lessons, kitchen/pantry makeovers, college dorm nutrition, cooking for kids, stress management, lifestyle changes, work/travel nutrition and more. We all have a unique health equation waiting to be discovered.

I’m excited to be here to help guide you on your unique path to optimal health.


15 reviews for Jill F

  1. Saoirse Sheridan (verified owner)

    I had a fantastic half an hour coaching session with Jill and came away with some real gems for my carnivore journey. Thank you Jill you are an inspiration!

  2. Kayla (verified owner)

    Jill was extremely thorough and thoughtful in the resources she suggested. She listened to me carefully and I could sense that she genuinely cares about helping me on my healing journey.

  3. Jeanette Richter (verified owner)

    I have just starting the beginning of my Carnivore journey, and have been working with Jill for a few weeks now. We are slowly uncovering the causes of my medical issues. After 50 yrs of trying all different modalities this one seems to be the best fit for me for the long term.

  4. Kiley Mahoney (verified owner)

    My experience with Jill so far has been wonderful. She’s taken time with me that no other doctor or dietitian has taken. Jill has gone over my bloodwork results with me and told me what I needed to do to fix electrolyte levels, and other things. She’s helped me start this way of life and come up with a menu that can work for me as well as my whole family. I don’t think I could’ve got start without her.

  5. Deborah Butler (verified owner)

    Jill approaches your health from every angle and continues to follow up on your progress…thank you Jill

  6. jeff (verified owner)

    Jill has a wealth knowledge and you can tell she cares for other people to help find their path. She is very dedicated to health and I would recommend her to anyone.

  7. Deborah Butler (verified owner)

    Jill has done much more than I expected from her. I chose her because she has the MTHFR genetic mutations, as do I. She is very knowledgeable and will spend as much time with you that’s required. I highly recommend you consider checking her out.

  8. shawnna sawyer (verified owner)

    I chose Jill for my first coaching session due to her years of experience and her personal knowledge with some of my health issues. She was kind and easy to talk to. The 30 minutes was well used but went by too fast. I have scheduled a follow up session with her and am excited to have her help in navigating this process. Thank you so much Jill!

  9. Vicky McLaurin (verified owner)

    Jill was friendly and knowledgeable. I am completely satisfied with the outcome. Jill helped me look at my situation in a more balanced way. I have already booked a second session.

  10. Vicky McLaurin (verified owner)

    I have had three sessions with Jill and each time the concerns I have are addressed. I felt conflicted about some recent medical advice and Jill’s point of view eased the conflict in my mind. I am glad I found her. She is top-notch.

  11. Vicky McLaurin (verified owner)

    With my third session with Jill I am even more clear about how to approach my thyroid situation.

  12. Kathleen O’Donnell

    It was a pleasure meeting with Jill. it’s obvious that Jill is passionate about helping people that have in-depth problems. She is a wealth of knowledge and has some new recommendations that I going to look into.

  13. Allison (verified owner)

    I had a very excellent experience with Jill in my coaching session. I love how she focus on the root cause of my symptoms and asking me questions.I appreciate her knowledge and understanding of a variety different topics on carnivore and functional medicine and health.

  14. Walt Childs (verified owner)

    Jill was amazing, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I learned exactly what I needed to know and do to help me improve my health and eliminate the Colitis symptoms that have been bothering me for several years.

  15. Debbie Goad (verified owner)

    Even with a scheduling question, we had a great 25 minutes together. Jill genuinely cares about the person she is talking to. I left with some good information and advise. I look forward to meeting with her again in 2 weeks.

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