It’s 2021 and we have the most advanced medical technology at our fingertips that’s ever been available, so why are so many people still chronically ill?
Well, my educated guess is that it’s because our health isn’t completely a medical issue. A healthy diet can help you live longer, but more importantly it can help you live BETTER. It can lower your risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and dementia.
So why are most doctors still using the same approach, putting a bandage over the disease rather than treating the root cause? What doctors do is excellent for acute care of all people. But when it comes to battling chronic health issues, oftentimes, the only person who can make real changes is the patient themselves. And nobody can force a person to take action to improve their health. Doctors make recommendations but we need to apply them. And the subject of nutrition isn’t really a focus in medical school.
So if food intake is often the root of the problem, where can we find answers? A doctor may tell you to eat better and exercise, but you may not fully understand what that means. In general, most people need more guidance than a doctor is prepared to give.
This is where a health coach can come into play.
It’s hard to make and maintain meaningful changes in your diet and lifestyle without full support from an experienced guide.
How do Health Coaches fit into healthcare? A Health Coach guides you in making gradual changes to your eating habits and lifestyle, which can lead to a complete health transformation. Health Coaches may also guide you in eating more delicious, home-cooked food and show you the ropes at your local grocery store, among numerous other services. You don’t have to choose between being sick and eating cardboard-like diet foods. In fact, many “diet foods” are sadly, not nutrient dense!
Health Coaches do not teach a one-size-fits-all approach – they learn about your concerns and goals and partner with you in creating a holistic, unique program that will work for you long-term – no quick fixes here! We call this “bio-individuality”, meaning that no ONE way of eating fits every person. We are all biologically unique.
Many diseases can be partially or fully treated through diet and exercise. That said, you should never go off medication or start a new diet or exercise program without explicit approval from your medical doctor.
You may connect with someone who has had your exact health issue. As a health coach, I have certainly learned about healthier lifestyle by undergoing a transformation in my own health. And this is precisely what inspired me to want to help others as well. My health crisis caused me to make necessary changes to my lifestyle and my eating habits. I worked my way through this process of change, so I know first-hand how difficult it is. But I also know the keys to making the necessary changes. And most importantly I know how great it is to feel healthy, energetic, fit, and happy again!
Doctors and Health Coaches are both needed to help heal and prevent disease and create a healthier, happier society.
If you’re ready to transform your own health and life, reach out to me today! For more information about my approach to health coaching, click here. For my story about my own health crisis, click here.
Wishing you wellness!