What do you intend?


The goal to help inspire others to reach their fullest potential in both mental and physical arenas is one of Jem's most passionate intentions.  After having suffered decades of debilitating limit beliefs formed from experiences of physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, obesity, thyroid problems, PCOS, body shaming, trauma, and oppression Jem has worked hard to overcome the largest feat yet, her own mind tethered to victim mentality. 

Now, she wants nothing more than to help others to experience the freedom of self-love, self-confidence, and self-worth!  She desires to share with others her passions for intentional, authentic, and purposeful living through both biomolecular nutrition therapy and empowered wellness.

"The most important part of living a life on purpose, is aligning your actions with your desires.  This is what creates Intention.  When we live with intention all of the challenges set before us are only parts of the journey we've yet to overcome." - M. Jem Roberts

Beyond the brief intro...

I wanted to provide more background information rather than just list out my credentials and generalized experiences.  Although, I went to school to become a Nutritional Therapist, I have continued my search for truth beyond my CNTP and have taken continued education (CE) courses, earned college credits, received certifications, and poured through countless hours of medical research. 

After I had worked several years to establish a practice out of my home the epidemic hit.  Unfortunately, my business that was still in it's infant stage and now dwindled as people no longer wanted to leave their homes and I wasn't equipped to go online nor did I have the desire to move my business to an online platform. I was baffled by the inconsistent science and confused by the lack of information that was provided to the public.  None of it made sense to me.  I prayed to God for help and guidance. 

It was during this time, that God led me towards Karen Hurd. This woman literally transformed my health practice to what it is now today.  Her educational knowledge and experiential wisdom has been profoundly insightful. The human body started to make more sense but from a biological perspective.  I no longer caught in a haze of confusion.  There seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel. When I contacted Karen directly, I had an immense amount of questions for her about all the misinformation that was out there for the general public and also being taught to many holistic nutrition practitioners.  She encouraged me to take her courses and quickly she became my mentor.  I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the education I received under her direction. I feel incredibly blessed.

Karen has been in the nutrition field for over 30 years and has helped tens of thousands of people recover from all of their diagnosis.  It's been a tremendous learning experience and I am forever grateful for the divine intervention that led me to her.  I thank God for Karen and the challenges she has faced throughout her life that led her down the path of nutrition and molecular biology.  If you don't know about her story and her struggles with her 18-month old daughter let me tell you now, it will forever change your perspective on the miracles of the body.  

After taking all her courses and working with her directly, I revamped my entire approach to nutritional therapy.  I used molecular nutrition as the basis for approaching health and wellness.  What I had learned in both the worlds of modern holistic nutrition and molecular biology nutrition from Karen allowed me to bridge the gap of understanding total health.  I term this biomolecular nutrition because it takes into account molecular biology, epigenetics, and nutrition and combines them together as a whole for a nutritional approach to healing the body.

As a result, I created the Biomolecular Nutrition Therapy (BNT) Level Program to structure and support healthy change.  To help an individual work on their intentions with their goals and to help them support nutritional balance and healing.  However, it's important to understand this.  The BNT Level Program is a way to get to a lifestyle change that is intended to be permanent.  It's not a diet.  It's not meant to be a quick fix so a person can go back to the way they were eating and living before.  It's designed to help an individual create a beautiful foundation so they can live their life to the fullest without the added challenges of nutritional deficiencies and imbalances which often lead to disease, premature aging, and early death.

Additionally, I highly recommend that anyone suffering from victim mentality read the following:

Prior to overcoming victim mentality, the perspective of always feeling like everything "bad" was happening to me and often reaffirmed by my circumstances.  I did not realize that it was I who was responsible for getting myself into those circumstances to begin with.  I always felt like I was doing everything I could but could never succeed.  It seemed that the world it was 'against me'.  Along the way I was diagnosed with many 'labels': PCOS, Hypothyroidism, obesity, PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), Adjustment disorder, prediabetes, eating disorders, BDD (body dysmorphia disorder), HSP(highly sensitive person), etc. but it seemed the "labels" only justified and perpetuated the problem-at least until I realized that the labels were the problem. 

These labels had become a way of excusing my behaviors.  Labels separated the specific struggles away from me.  It was only when I was able to recognize that the labels were just what they were labels on a box of problems.  Labels for everything that happened to me, labels to define who I was.  Labels that grew with me, even when I began eating healthier.  I was a pescatarian, or vegetarian, vegan or plant-based, gluten-free and dairy free... just more labels.  I felt overwhelmed by my circumstances as it seemed as though I struggled with everything a person could struggle with.  

It only changed once I accepted accountability for all the things that were happening to me or that had happened to me.  When I was able to lift the victim veil, I could see just how truly blessed I was to have those experiences.  Although, I didn't feel blessed at the time, I realize now that those circumstances were a gift from God.  I now realize that the reason I am the capable and inspirational woman I am today is because I allowed myself to grow from those experiences.   I allowed myself to take accountability for everything that happened to me, even if it wasn't my fault.  Taking accountability simply means accepting responsibility. In doing so although it felt like I was accepting responsibility for the weight of the world, it was as if the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. 

Accountability feels scary because it removes us from the story we've grown so attached to.  Leaving that story behind feels like we are leaving behind an old friend or family member.  At first, we may feel sad, even guilty that we are letting go of something that doesn't serve us.  We may have even grown to love our painful relationships, but once we respond and let go, it's like letting go of a ball and chain we've been dragging around with us every where we go.  We are now free to create new experiences and respond to the world around us, instead of reacting. 

My goal is to lead many others away from their victim mentality and into a life where they live intentionally, that is with purpose on purpose.  Where everything isn't some 'accident' or 'coincidence' that happens to us and we aren't just another label in some encyclopedia of problems.  When we accept responsibility and stop using labels to separate ourselves from our problems, we will stop relying on band-aids to cover up our problems.  The problems we have are a blessing and help us to see something inside us that's unresolved.  When it comes to the health of the body, if we can better understand how the body works and how we can support recovery, our symptoms resolve and our body heals.   It really is that simple.