Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Who is Donell Barlow?

Donell Barlow is a Spokane native, born and raised in the Northwest.  She has several careers but food is her true passion, and teaching her clients that food is medicine. Attending the Institute of Integrative Nutrition she received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach, and is also a certified yoga teacher.

She uses her personal experiences, and knowledge of plants, to guide her clients through an unique approach to finding a diet that will become a permanent lifestyle change. Offering customized meal plans, private cooking lessons and yoga classes gives her clients the tools they need to find balance and gain control of their own health.  You can find her recipes at and cooking videos series, Dance Jam Kitchen, on Youtube & here.

Her Story

Growing up on processed food and being raised by a her single father. Donell's diet was far from balanced.

In her teens she experienced several ailments with digestion and elimination. She went to several experts and running countless tests only to be told she had IBS.There was never talk about diet or possible food allergies. She decided to take her on her own and get educated.

Trying several types of diets, and excessive journaling she finally found some real answers to her issues. After that there was no going back and the passion for health increased. She  graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Holistic Health Coach.  She realized the need to share her knowledge and life experiences to help heal others dealing with the same frustrations. Her journey taught her food is medicine: heal the gut - heal the body.

She incorporates some of her ancestral food into her recipes, sharing her culture and incorporating yours into creative and healing food. This is not a quick fix, but a lifestyle change that is designed to enhance quality of life and take control of your own health.