The JSHealth Business – How I Grew A Business Out Of Passion

Health & Lifestyle

The JSHealth brand started very organically – I never planned for it to become a full-time business outside of my nutrition clinic.


It all started when I began studying health and nutrition for 5 years, learning about the body in such an in depth way was my trigger to change. I started blogging about my own health journey in my 4th year of study with a very candid approach. Prior to my studies, I didn’t have a very healthy relationship with food and my body.  During these years of study, slowly, I started healing this relationship and sharing it with my online community.


There are so many amazing nutrition courses now available as well as business courses to support building a business in this industry – here are some good options!


I remember sitting in my nutrition lectures learning about the powerful effects of food on the body and feeling completely amazed by it. I still am.


I started making healthier choices and created space for balance in my life – and my body (and life) starting healing.


What started as a diary of my nutrition-school discoveries became a source of community for women going through similar struggles. I would share my wholesome recipes, nutritional advice and personal experience with food and my body through blog posts and eventually, released my first e-book with unexpected success.
Following the popularity of the blog and e-book, I was lucky enough to be contacted by a publishing house who would go on to publish my first book, The Healthy Life, in 2015.


I truly have my years of study to thank for this.  Without the knowledge I learnt during that time, I wouldn’t have been able to inspire my community with well researched solid information – which they so appreciated. This is why I really do encourage people to study nutrition if they want to make it a career. I recently discovered that TAFE NSW offers nutritionhealth and business courses you can do online. I am currently looking into doing the business course to extend my knowledge to help me to continue building the JSHealth brand.


I really do believe the knowledge is power. The health industry has become an overcrowded industry – it is hard to know which information we should be listening to – with so many nutritionists, health coaches and health bloggers out there! I truly feel that what set me apart from the beginning was that I had the years of studies under my belt (where I learnt so much about the body, food, nutrition and business.)


The past few months have been a whirlwind. From developing the JSHealth brand, creating new recipes for the blog, appearing at events all over world, trying to create our own product, writing my second book (Living the Healthy Life) and online program – it’s been a crazy, exhilarating ride and proves just how much opportunity is in the health industry….


JSHealth has become a full time job and business. It’s a place for women to come together and support each other. We listen carefully to our community – through their comments on social media and emails, and then we create content based on what they need more of, we don’t look around and compare ourselves to others in the industry either. It’s a very simple and powerful formula that really works.


Today, the blog has created a community which I am so proud of.


I have only ever focused on the people – never the numbers. I genuinely care about my community and they can feel it.


For those looking for a career change or for anyone returning to the workforce, it’s not too late to be in a career you love, start your own business or relaunch your career.


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These are the things I believe can take a brand from passion to business.

  • Aim to get a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or degree in nutrition – a short course often isn’t enough as there is simply too much to know. Like this one!
  • There are some amazing online learning course available that allows for flexibility for people with busy lives/schedules. Here are some great options!
  • It really helps to have some business sense and skills – get these skills here!
  • Be consistent with your content sharing – keep your community engaged with amazing content that helps them in their lives.
  • Listen to your community closely – they will tell you what they need more of – and create content according to what they enjoy/need more of.
  • Start a blog/website that has an important message and don’t sway from that message.
  • Your intention has to be pure – you have to actually care about your community and how you can help them to live a healthier life. Dollars cannot be the only things on your mind.
  • Share content across a blog, social media and newsletters.
  • Be in a career you love because then you are willing to put in the extra hours you need to for it to be successful. TAFE NSW has some amazing career options with flexible study schedules – there are over 1,200 courses from certificates to degrees. Find out more here!


If you are interested in studying health, nutrition or business, ENROL NOW. BE AMBITIOUS


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A sponsored post for TAFE NSW





Swisse Skincare




Gaia Retreat & Spa


The Healthy Life


JSHealth Vegan Meal Plan


JSHealth Travel Plan




14 Day Slim Down Plan - 2 weeks to a leaner you!


The JSHealth Shopping List - Stock up on these foods for a healthier household


Nutrition 101 - A step by step nutrition guide to optimal health


Emotional Eating Guide - Learn how to rebuild your relationship with food and your body


The Clean Life - An Expert Guide To Health From The Inside Out


Restart Plan - Cleanse your system in 2 - 4 weeks & reveal a slimmer, healthier you


JSHealth Partners


Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My  copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time.  My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.

With kindest regards Samantha

I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.

When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.

I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.


Hey Jessica!
I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again

- Jacinta

I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!


Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.

– Sophie

Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!


I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).

– Helene

I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud

Michelle Curtis

My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.