I am President and CEO of JTA Wellness as well as a mother of 4 children and 3 stepchildren, a grandmother ‘JJ’ to 17 grandchildren, wife to a man that I adore sharing life with, and daughter to my very active but aging mom who continues to serve as my mentor and friend.
In addition to leading my fast-paced personal life, I have the pleasure of working with an amazing team of nutrition experts at JTA Wellness, a highly respected private practice nutrition clinic in San Antonio. I hold a Masters degree in Nutrition and over 20 years of diverse experiences in the food and nutrition industry. As I continued to grow and develop as a dietitian, I was looking to do something in dietetics where I could have real impact.
I began JTA thirteen years ago out of my desire to create a science-based practice offering hope and health to give clients a practical solution to manage chronic health issues.
During my career, I have been surrounded by incredible people who have helped propel me to the next level as a dietitian. I have had the privilege to become known as a national leader in nutrition counseling, wellness and chronic disease management. I have been recognized by many organizations including being awarded the Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics State Media Award highlighting an individual who has made a positive impact on the promotion of nutrition through the media. In 2014, I was delighted to be chosen for the National Association of Women Business Owners Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. I’ve been featured on multiple television and radio shows, and have been interviewed in SA Woman, Women’s Day and Fortune Magazine.
Much of my career has been in culinary so I always say I am a foodie first and a dietitian second! I have written numerous cookbooks and created hundreds of nutritious recipes that are available on my website at www.lifebyjan.com.
My best-selling cookbook, Healthy Meals for Hurried Families, is a collection of delicious family-favorite recipes that have been featured numerous times in print and other media.
In my first book, Getting Your Second Wind, I openly share my life story in hopes it will bring encouragement and healing to readers giving them a fresh start toward creating a positive attitude and balanced lifestyle. My latest book, Eat Well to Be Well was born out of my passion to encourage readers to take personal responsibility for their own health by giving them the tools needed to live their best life through the power of anti-inflammatory food. It walks readers through how to eat, move, sleep and manage stress to decrease inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The center of the book contains delicious anti-inflammatory recipes I have tweaked to perfection and photographed creating a beautiful, practical handbook to wellness.
So you must be wondering why I’m taking this next step in my life! I have become aware in my own second half of life that health and wellness can be harder to find as we age. While the additional aches and pains that come with age can be disruptive, I believe that good health is the greatest gift we can give ourselves! My experience so far in my second half of life has been incredible. It takes work and determination to make the most of your life experience. As a clinician, I see patients who have taken charge of their life and worked to make it the best it can be, and then I’ve see those who have not found their motivation for making healthy changes. It is easy to see from these two groups who is going to age well and truly have the health to enjoy their second half.
This blog and new website contain valuable, life-changing information that can help you live your very best life – right now! I am excited to bring all that I’ve learned and experienced to help restore your zest for life.
I will be presenting weekly video blogs to speak to topics that are relevant in my life and hopefully in yours. There will be a variety of formats to include cooking demos, interviews with experts on current wellness topics, or quick inspirations on how to effectively deal with pressing life issues. In addition to the weekly video blog, I will offer private counseling, webinars, and virtual classes on chronic health issues.
I know your time is precious so my goal is to make our brief time together fun, informative and useful. Be sure to sign up at www.lifebyjan.com to receive these weekly blogs. Most of us have family and friends who could use encouragement to pursue health.
I encourage you to share these with everyone you think could benefit from this reliable, powerful information!
Let’s begin our next venture together! Here’s to improved quality of life in our search for wellness in the second half!
We have engaged Jan Tilley to educate our clients about health and wellness for over 10 years. She always brings an abundance of helpful and practical information, and she delivers it in a way that inspires as well as entertains. I would highly recommend Jan as a keynote speaker for any event.
Managing Director, Lone Star Complex | Wells Fargo Advisors
“I have been referring patients happily to Jan for the past 4 years. She has expertly managed patients who are overweight, have insulin resistance and those with eating disorders. She is encouraging, positive, uplifting and a wonderful patient advocate. I have been impressed by her ability to work around patients’ specific food preferences and sensitivities all while being realistic about their life stage and personal schedule.”
“I am a general internist and I have been referring my patients to Jan for nutritional care for the entirely of my tenure here in San Antonio. I am always impressed with the caliber of her care. She is thorough, caring and she has a fantastic ability to communicate with patients in a way that they can understand and apply the complex concepts to their daily lives.”
“As a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis, I fully understand the powerful healing connection food, sleep, stress, and exercise can have on the journey to fight chronic disease. Jan understands and articulates how to focus on these areas as part of effective treatment and management. I am delighted to recommend her work.”
Neurology Center of San Antonio
"I've worked with Jan in several professional endeavors over the past two decades, and in every case, I have found her commitment to excellence to be of the utmost importance to her. The amount of time she spends in preparing for events, clients and presentations is extraordinary and she approaches each opportunity with integrity, knowledge of her topic shared with enthusiasm to effectively engage her audience."
Chief Marketing Office
Fairly Group - A global risk management firm
"I am a true believer in what Jan does for others, and especially what she has helped me overcome regarding my health journey over the last 10+ years through her one-on-one counseling, weekly emails, and special classes. I am 5+ years in remission from Ulcerative Colitis (an autoimmune disease) thanks to Jan and her never-ending support and belief in me. Jan is truly my touchstone and is always there for me through the good and the not so good, and she never gives up on me. Jan’s philosophy is about the total package: healthy eating habits, healthy physical activities, healthy mindsets, and ultimately, a healthy living balance that will be with you for the rest of your life when you put your trust and faith in her. My life has changed beyond words by having Jan in my tribe!"
Patient of Jan Tilley
My wife Michelle and I have been consulting with Jan for the past 5 years. We initially consulted with Jan for assistance in navigating through the planning of meals that would provide adequate nutrition while following the constraints of limiting intake of green leafy vegetables due to medication restrictions. With Jan's help we succeeded in managing the restriction while continuing to maintain a very healthy lifestyle. We are very physically active seniors who go to the local gym 5-6 days a week and continue to use Jan’s services to help with nutritional guidelines important to a rigorous fitness program.
patients of Jan Tiley
My wife (Karen) and I started a journey to better nutrition in January, 2017, with Jan Tilley as our counselor and coach. The instruction and tools we have been given Is making a difference in how we look and feel, day by day. Old habits are slowly changing; and with the care and encouragement of Jan and staff we continue this walk. We appreciate the commitment and patience that has kept us moving forward; knowing that we have someone who cares with us every step of the way.
Patient of Jan Tilley
Jan is one of the most professional and inspiring individuals I have worked with over the years. At our first appointment, she presented a plan to improve my health and overall lifestyle and since then has been patient with me to slowly but surely implement the plan. She helped me establish measurable and achievable goals and has inspired me to make small steps toward success in improving my lifestyle. Jan has been a great partner to hold me accountable during the difficult process of improving my health plan while reassuring me to ‘stay the course’ and keep going. I highly recommend Jan Tilley; she is a knowledgeable nutrition coach and has the unique gift of inspiring change without seeming overbearing or pushy.
Patient of Jan Tilley