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Kristi Jacques Falk is the Founder and Executive Director of The Diabetes Wellness Council. Kristi is passionate about the positive effects “true wellness” has on the lives of children and adults in South Carolina.
Diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 12, Kristi has searched for a healthy path for her life. In 2000, she owned and operated Abundant Life Whole Foods Market in Conway, SC where her knowledge of healthy lifestyles expanded and was put to good use. After a couple of years, she realized that she needed to reach a larger audience and organized the Alternative Healthcare Expo which later became The Wellness Expo of Myrtle Beach. In 2006, Kristi founded The Wellness Council for South Carolina with a goal of educating and improving the lives of citizens throughout the state.
She has appeared on local television and radio programs and featured in publications such as Coastal Business Life, South Carolina Woman Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, The Sun News, and Weekly Surge.
She is a Diabetes Educator, a DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) Lifestyle Coach, a Certified Ketogenic Lifestyle Coach and also a Wei Institute Consultant with a focus on Lung and Kidney health. For more information on Wei, click HERE.
Kristi is also a public speaker and author. See below to see where she will be speaking next. Click here to visit her author page and order your copy of Sweet Surrender: How to Become Your Own Best Health Advocate.
"Sweet Surrender is a very personal account into my own health struggles and what I did to not only manage them, but overcome them. It was written to inspire anyone dealing with a recent health diagnosis or for those living with a long term, chronic condition like diabetes. It is also meant as a practical and educational tool to help deal with “what’s next” and to let you know that you are NOT alone in your struggles. There is both help and hope."