WHAT IS IT?
Functional Medicine Health Coaches help you to bridge the gap from diagnosis to transformation.
Functional medicine health coaching is client-centered, meaning we focus on your needs and goals before anything else. Often people experience a gap between what they know they need to do to be healthy and actually doing it. You're not alone! Many people struggle with making significant changes to their diet and lifestyle. As a health coach, I can help you manage chronic conditions, increase movement, and generally improve your physical and mental health.
As a Functional Medicine Health Coach® my training focused on five key areas:
The Basics Of Functional Medicine
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
Functional Medicine practitioners advocate a personalized approach rooted in the principle that food is medicine. Because whole foods embody the life force that brings health, we focus on understanding foods’ healing properties and emphasize the power of cooking.
“Mind-body medicine” refers to the field of study that examines how emotions, thoughts, imagery, and beliefs directly impact physical health, including DNA expression. This approach integrates researched and proven techniques to lower the stress reaction and generate a systemic healing response.
Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that foster well-being and make life worth living. Living a more meaningful and fulfilling life can create positive health outcomes, this orientation looks at how to nurture what’s best within us. This is where Functional Medicine Health Coaching shines as we aim to move beyond the absence of disease, and into a vital and thriving life. What do we need to thrive?
The Art & Science Of Coaching
This collaborative approach is centered around a partnership between you and me, client and coach. Together we identify and work towards your goals and deal with any barriers that arise along the way. This process can support you in moving beyond the diagnosis-prescription model and empower you along your path to better health and personal discovery.
Functional Medicine is the practice of patient-centered wellness, not disease-centered care.
Get To The Root Cause Of Your Dis-ease
Functional Medicine is the practice of patient-centered wellness, not disease-centered care. It is founded on a functional understanding of the way physical systems both impact and are impacted by your lifestyle. Your Functional Medicine Doctor will use diagnostic testing and in-depth biochemical analysis to help pinpoint where to focus. Then they’ll make both medical and lifestyle recommendations designed to address the root causes of disease. But more than that, your Functional Medicine provider will address you as a whole person — not just an isolated set of symptoms. They'll take time to look at your history and the interactions between your genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors that can all influence your long-term health and wellness.