What Is A Health Coach?

Googling the term “health coach” yields close to 800 MILLION search results!

 

How will you decide on the right practitioner to help you with your weight-loss, fitness, stress-management, and work-life balance goals? 

 

The traditional medicine field is designed to be reactionary instead of proactive. Often times, a patient is already in a chronic state of disease (i.e. – diabetes, heart disease) before a health intervention is offered. And when an intervention is made, the patient is likely referred to pharmaceutical medications or surgical procedures to help rectify the health issue. 

It may surprise you to learn that medical doctors and nurses have virtually no nutritional education or behavioral health modification training.

RDN’s (Registered Dietitian Nutritionists) are knowledgeable about calories, macro-nutrients and micro-nutrient intakes and can recommend meals plans for you. They have one of the most rigorous course loads pertaining to nutrition. Some RDN’s refer strictly to the material gained in dietitian training, while others use a plethora of more contemporary, yet contradictory nutritional philosophies such as Paleo or Ketogenic diets. 

 

So how does one navigate the sea of confusing nutritional options that is on the Internet today?

Plant-based or Paleo? Keto….Mediterranean…DASH?  Let Total Integrative Wellness sort things out for you!

 
 

Andie Huber - Time.com, March 2, 2017

 

Jim Davis ©

 
 

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