A Functional Medicine Health Coach’s main role is to fill a void commonly found in traditional medicine. Often times patients are diagnosed and their physician will suggest change in their diet and/or lifestyle. These changes can be suggested in order to improve a variety of health issues such as, balancing blood sugar levels, achieving weight loss, lowering cholesterol, improving digestive issues, and minimizing pain associated with arthritis. With their full case load and busy schedules, physicians rarely have time to follow up and consult regarding how to successfully incorporate these changes into everyday life. This is where a health coach can help to fill the gap. It is my job to do the following:
- Help you identify health concerns and/or ongoings symptoms you are facing
- Assist you in setting manageable and realistic goals
- Help you develop a step by step plan on how to reach those goals
- Offer moral support
- Hold you accountable to the goals you set for yourself
My role is to help you implement the healthy diet and lifestyle changes necessary in order to heal yourself and to achieve wellness.
Health Coaching focuses on healing on multiple levels including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. My approach towards coaching is 100% client focused. Because each of my clients face different challenges, and have different needs, health concerns, and areas of focus, I cater my approach to help you identify where you feel you need to make a change and help you apply those changes to your daily life.
Health Coaching has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes and hypertension. Research has shown that clients were able to maintain most of the improved clinical outcomes even one year after they completed health coaching. Clients are more likely to making lasting, sustainable diet and lifestyle changes after working with a health coach. Additional benefits of making these diet and lifestyle changes are:
- Improved Mood, Mental Focus, and Stress Management
- Increased Energy Levels
- Clearer Skin
- Relief from Digestive Issues
- Decreased Belly Bloat
- Decreased Aches and Pains