Nutrition and Health Coaching
Proper nutrition is vital to overall wellness. In fact, the way you eat impacts every aspect of your health from brain function to metabolism to immunity. It even affects the way you look by the appearance of your skin, hair, teeth, and nails.
But our relationship with food can be complicated. Even those who make healthy eating a priority find that the rules are always changing about what’s good for you and what’s not. In addition, what’s healthy for one person might be detrimental to another with particular allergies or other conditions.
And sometimes, even when you do everything “right,” you don’t lose weight or feel better.
That’s because there is more to a healthy diet than just the food we put into our bodies. In fact, the food on our plate is often secondary to things like job satisfaction, fulfilling relationships, pursuit of passions, spirituality, and self-care in determining our overall wellness. There must be a holistic life balance.
That’s why a certified health coach can be such valuable research.
What is a Health Coach?
A health coach is both a supportive mentor and wellness authority who can create individualized wellness programs tailored to your specific nutritional needs and lifestyle goals.
As a specialist in harnessing the power of nutrition for wellness, a health coach supports the whole person by providing guidance and motivation to get and stay healthy in all aspects of your life. We can help you:
- manage weight
- reduce pain and inflammation
- fight and prevent illness, and
- halt the progression of degenerative disease
- find joy
- achieve wellness goals
Contrary to what some “diets” would have you think, there is no one way of eating that is right for everyone.
Our nutritional needs are based on a variety of very personal characteristics that include genetics, activity level, health history, sleep/wake patterns, and metabolism. Even a person’s environment, blood type and ability to handle stress can influence dietary requirements. This is known as bio-individuality.
What each of us requires to look and feel our best is different and may change over time based on our ages, changing lifestyles or circumstances. Working in partnership with a certified health coach will help you to understand your bio-individuality, and as a result, better understand the state of your own personal health and how to live and eat to best support your body right now.
The adequate intake of quality foods supports the human body’s natural self-repair mechanisms for fighting infection, repairing damage and slowing the aging process. It also determines whether or not you have adequate energy to meet the daily demands you place on your body.
If you’ve been trying to exercise, eat right and create other habits of a healthy lifestyle and are not seeing or feeling the results you want, let Whole Body Health help you achieve your goals.
Working with our certified health coach and integrative nutritional counselor is the first best step in laying the foundation for your healthy lifestyle approach.