• “Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?"

  • “Does fit, fat, and frustrated sound all too familiar?”

  • “Are you afraid to go out with friends because you might blow it?”

  • “Feeling worse after working out?”

  • “How’s your sleep going? Getting weary of staring at the ceiling?”

Jim Nelms at New Leaf Wholistic Health


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for He has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,..." Luke 4:18

New Leaf Wholistic Health LLC

Jim Nelms


My name is Jim Nelms and welcome to my website!

Just being here and checking things out means you are on the “hunt” for a better you, so perhaps I can be of help in getting you back on that road to recovery or taking your health to the next level?

For you see, not too long ago I was in the same boat as many of you, but it wasn’t always that way. No, having played school team sports (with lacrosse being my thing) from middle school all the way through to college I thrived on competition and being in peak physical shape.

In addition, when I wasn’t on the ball field I loved being outdoors, whether it be hiking, backpacking, running rivers, climbing mountains, or even caving. Eventually I ended up getting a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration degree with an emphasis in Outdoor and Management. I even did a 95-day Spring Semester in the Rockies course with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) during my time in college for school credit, which I still pinch myself about, as that experience was so amazing!

Anyway, fast-forward about 25 years and I was a big, hot mess physically, emotionally, and mentally! The reason being is having sold everything and moved to a little island in the Western Caribbean a few years previous to help out a people devastated by a Category 5 hurricane, I decided to go “Native” and eat all the foods the locals ate, which meant copious amounts of tortillas, beans, rice, and cheese. Little did I know that it was just a matter of time before all that came back to bite me! Sure enough, 9 years into my journey on the island I hit a wall because even though I was working out almost daily as well as walking and hiking all over the place I was 30 pounds overweight and in constant physical pain - to the point I couldn’t even hardly sleep at night. Something had to change!

Thus, in looking for a solution that wouldn’t involve medical intervention, since I lived on a remote little island with no hospital and only one full-time doctor, I came across something online that caught my attention – namely this challenge called, “The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation”. Basically, all it required was for me to stop eating all the stuff that was killing me and replace it with more veggies, quality meats, and healthy fats, in addition to backing off on the daily exercise and a few other “hacks”. Well, it all made sense to me and since it was only 21 days long and I was a desperate man, I had nothing to lose. So I went all in. After just 3 short weeks I was almost completely pain free, I had dropped 15 pounds without even blinking an eye and I was actually sleeping through the night. That was enough to make a believer out of me - so much so that I continued on for another 2 months dropping 30 pounds total!


Having experienced such a radical trans-formation, I realized if it made that much difference for me, surely it would help other men too. So I started on my journey towards getting “schooled up” in order to have a working knowledge of why I got well the way I did. And upon my return to the US in 2015, I got certified as both a “Primal Health Coach” and as a health coach through “The Institute for Integrative Nutrition” in order that I may help other men get their health back - body, soul and spirit! (John 10:10)

The Story Behind the Name


My business name comes from my own personal transformation back in 2013. In reflecting back on that time two words came to mind: “New Leaf’ and “Wholistic”.:


“New Leaf”

According to “Ginger” (a word search app) “to turn over a new leaf means to start over, to act in a different manner or change your attitude about something,” which in my case was spot on! “An interesting fact is that way back in the 16th century pages in books were referred to as leaves, so “turning over a new leaf” meant that one was turning to a blank page,” which in my case signified a major change in behavior and a new stage in my life!  


OK, so before all you English teachers start correcting my grammar just know this is a play on words – see caught ya! Anyway, according the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (w)holistic means “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” However, there is a “twist” here as I believe we humans are made up of a “body, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and spirit”, so my intention is to walk with you and help integrate all three so that one can live well and live long!  




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21 Day Jumpstart

“Jumpstart” your health with this 21-day program. A great way to be introduced to “primal” health concepts and attain tangible results in just three short weeks!




Hiking at New Leaf Wholistic Health

3 Month Tune Up

With this 12-week “tune up” we are looking to dig in and take a closer look at your overall health and figure out what it is that may be holding you back to get you on track again? If this is you, then I’ve got you covered!


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6 Month Overhaul

In this 24-week “overhaul” we are going to dive deep into all aspects of your life rebuilding you from the ground up one day at a time and moving you towards life-long and lasting change for the better!






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Primal Health Coaching

Ready to make a change but not sure how? Invest in yourself by leveraging my training, guidance, and support to help create a better you!




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Pantry Purge

The path to wellness starts with seeing what’s in your pantry and getting rid of what is keeping you stuck then re-stocking your shelves with foods that work for you and not against you, so let’s get busy and do a little cleaning out!




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Smart Shopping – Onsite and Online

If you like to cook “Awesome!” We can go to your favorite grocery store and develop strategies for shopping “smart”. For those on the go who don’t have time to then we’ll look at the best ways to dine out as well as ordering in!




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Primal Transformation

Ready for a reasonable plan that leaves plenty of room for individual design and preference? Then look no further!



Schedule your FREE, One-on-One, 50-Minute Health Consultation today!

Recent Blog Posts
Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:39 PM

Choices, Choices, Choices...

We have at our disposal a myriad of ways to do life in regards to our diet, exercise, stress, and even our sleep. Yet, how are our choices being made? Are they made out of convenience and conventional wisdom? Unfortunately, what is most expedient or just the way things have always been done is taking an enormous toll on our health, so what is required is a “paradigm shift” in the way we are doing things. Change can be difficult, but if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired then you are probably ready to try just about anything to get your health back, right? The crazy thing is by implementing just the few suggestions below you can, in as little as twenty-one days, start to feel and see a difference!

Monday, June 4, 2018 3:18 PM

Summer Reset: 30 Days, 30 Actions

We’re almost halfway through 2018. History is accelerating. New advances, technology, scientific findings, and social changes are occurring faster than ever before. There’s never any time like the present, but these days it feels like the present is slipping away at an exponential rate. This is no time to be resting on your laurels, biding your time, or waiting to see what happens. It’s time to act. It’s time to make the changes you’ve been mulling over, the ones you know in your heart are the right moves to make. To help you on your way, I’ve put together a 30-day action plan for the month of June. No one has to follow this to the letter, or even at all, but use it as a template or inspiration. Wake up on June 12 swelling with energy and unsure how to direct it? Check out the action plan. Feeling a bit lazy on June 19? See what the action plan recommends; it may resonate.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:09 AM

Primal Starter: 5 Exercises To Do At Work Today

I’ve been in meetings with the woman who did lunges in the corner while the rest of us sat around a conference table. I’ve watched a guy lift a kettlebell he kept under his desk every time he took a phone call. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. But not everyone works in a space where that would realistically fly.



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Boosted by Primal Kitchen® Collagen Peptides, this green smoothie offers ingredients that support healthy hair, skin and nails and connective tissue.



"As a health coach, Jim's knowledge and love of helping you achieve your health goals is second to none. The Pantry Purge and learning how easy it is to maintain and achieve a level of fitness were extremely helpful. Give Jim a call if you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired." - M.D.

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No one diet works for everyone.

I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

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