Wow! How impactful to see this article, Lose Weight the Functional Medicine Way, published this month.
"We eat fewer whole foods, more processed and inflammatory foods, and we're taking in more environmental toxins. Many of us work sedentary jobs and don't get enough exercise. We're not eating enough foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics that support gut health."
~ Integrative Health Matters, Tyler, TX
They elaborate further with 7 key focus areas to incorporate into a weight loss plan;
When I designed my coaching packages, I looked at ways to leverage evidence-based approaches to behavior change with what we know from functional medicine. In many circumstances, factors such as those listed above receive little to no emphasis and, therefore, patients do not observe favorable, lasting results. Taking the functional approach to weight loss is supportive of whole health and sustainable wellness. I believe, moving forward, it is of utmost service to incorporate these areas into any health program, but especially ones that center on losing weight!
Ask me how my Kick Start and Intensive programs incorporate these approaches.
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Thursday, January 10th 7:00 pm CST AND Thursday, January 17th 7:00 pm CST.
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Performance is physical, mental, and emotional... all of which center around health and well-being. I am thrilled with this collaborative presentation across physical fitness, lifestyle health, and healthful meal preparation. I am joined by Martin Kimpston of Strictly Muscles and Sergio Vicente of Sage Eats Chicago. Each have gone above and beyond for their clients to deliver key solutions centered on health. We are sharing this with the University of Illinois School of Public Health's wellness committee next week! More details on our event flyer.
Lifestyle health coaching encompasses a broad scope of health and healthcare professionals including, but not limited to, those formally trained in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, exercise science, psychology, health education and promotion, wellness, and public health applications.
Those focused in lifestyle health coaching will be most particularly centered on participant behavior change, full person assessments, dimensions of wellness, motivational triggers, and other lifestyle related influences. They will be knowledgeable about healthcare settings, delivery, and systems of care.
More information available on the “About” page from my website.
How it can benefit YOU!
...not hand holding
In case you haven't noticed (or are new here), I now have added an Intensive service package. By design, we will take a dive deep in order to achieve transformation.
The Intensive program is great for those who get started & fall off the wagon in under 30 days, may be struggling with stubborn weight and/or wish to have a more comprehensive understanding for holistic health.
Click HERE to reserve your first session.
My WEGO profile lends towards autoimmune related conditions which is an area near and dear to my heart. I am also happy to advocate for, support, teach and empower those afflicted with a range of signs and symptoms related to overall disconnect in well-being. Helping you to discover practical, real-life solutions to live most optimal and kick down barriers that may be thrown your way is both the art and practice that I strive for.
Although this may be well under the radar for those of you not training within the areas of integrative health and wellness, it is exciting news for myself as a health professional to announce the re-brand of Holistic Nutrition Lab training program to Functional Nutrition Lab (FxNA). As we move forward in the assessment, support, and treatment of various chronic conditions related to lifestyle and environmental factors, the tools and frameworks that allow us to operate with greater efficiency and get to the bottom of complex, chronic conditions will be critical. Functional frameworks support us across clinical and allied health professions to do just that! Although we have been leveraging these tools in our training and practice, the new name makes it slightly more official :).
We have a Health Talks Online series coming up, June 25th-July 1st, that I'm particularly excited about. Yes... we have gone a little online summit crazy in the lifestyle health space. However, this one is exclusively focused on health and safety related to your home environment. Also, it has some new speakers in the line up.
Please check out the registration page for The Toxic Home Transformation Summit (click the title for direct access).
Happy to co-present at Lateral Fitness with Martin Kimpston of Strictly Muscles & Sergio Vicente of Sage Eats Chicago in support of keeping their populations healthful across all lifestyle areas!