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SMART Goals for Health
October 4, 2019

Why It Makes Sense to Set SMART Goals for Health

Are you ready to take your health goals to the next level? Then read on for a little motivation and to discover how to use SMART goals for health.

successful health coaches
September 27, 2019

What Successful Health Coaches Need: The 5 Cs

How do you become a successful health coach? By choosing the right training program. In this article, health coach Will Welch talks about the five Cs that make a successful coach—and an effective training program.

Lyme disease diet and nutrition
September 23, 2019

Help Clients Recover from Lyme Disease with Diet and Nutrition

Lyme disease can be debilitating, but simple dietary changes can help. Find out how, as a dietitian or CNS, you can help your clients with Lyme disease ease their symptoms using a nutritional approach.

Time management strategies
September 20, 2019

12 Time Management Strategies for Your Functional Medicine Practice

Effective time management strategies can help you run your Functional Medicine practice—without running yourself into the ground. Here’s how to find the time to make a big difference in the world without compromising your health.

The power of listening
September 17, 2019

The Power of Listening: Health Coaching in Action

What’s the power of listening in health coaching? It gives clients the gifts of understanding, acceptance, and trust. In this Q&A, we get to the heart of listening and hearing others.

What Is a Health Coach?
July 26, 2019

What Is a Health Coach?

Health coaches are among the most important healthcare partners for people battling chronic disease. Find out how health coaches help clients set and achieve health goals and build new habits.

health coaching model
July 12, 2019

How the ADAPT Health Coaching Model Can Help Us Fight Chronic Disease

We all need support to achieve greater health, build new health habits, and change a lifetime of health behaviors—and that’s where health coaching can play an important role.

health coach job opportunities
May 15, 2019

Your Quick Guide to Health Coach Job Opportunities

Health coaching is going to play a critical role in the future of medicine—and it’s an exciting, fulfilling career path. Read more about health coach job opportunities.

Becoming a health coach
April 1, 2019

Becoming a Health Coach? Here’s What to Look For in a Training Program

If you’ve decided to become a health coach, you’ve got a chance to make a difference in your clients’ lives. Here’s an infographic on what you should look for in a health coach training program.

Should health coaches and nutritionists interpret lab tests and blood work, including these samples in test tubes?
February 26, 2019

Should Health Coaches and Nutritionists Interpret Lab Tests?

One of the most contentious topics in Functional Medicine recently is whether health coaches and nutritionists should interpret lab tests for their clients. Here are my thoughts on the issue.

ancestral health
February 22, 2019

Ancestral Health: What It Is and How It Can Help You

We’re living in a time of innovation, yet we’re sicker than ever before. Find out how ancestral health can halt or even reverse the chronic disease epidemic.

health fats
January 4, 2019

Healthy Fats: What You Need to Know

Fats get a bad rap in our heart-healthy and fat-obsessed diet culture. Yet fats play important roles in immune function, regulating body temperature, and maintaining healthy skin and hair.

changing habits
January 1, 2019

Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change

Are you changing your habits? Maybe your goal is to eat healthier and lose some pounds or get more sleep. Whatever your objective, you’re more likely to achieve your goal if it’s small and attainable.

working with a health coach
October 5, 2018

How Working with a Health Coach Can Help You Fight Chronic Disease

Change is hard. Find out how working with a health coach can help make changing your diet, exercise, and lifestyle easier.

nutrient density
September 27, 2018

What Is Nutrient Density and Why Is It Important?

You’ve probably heard the term “nutrient density,” but do you know what it means? I’ll explain the concept of nutrient density and you can use it to choose the right foods for your nutrient needs.

June 27, 2018

How Hyperglycemia Drives Gut Barrier Dysfunction and Dysbiosis

Obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome have long been associated with gut barrier dysfunction and an altered gut microbiota composition. Now, a new study suggests that hyperglycemia itself might be to blame. Read on to learn what the researchers found and what implications this has for restoring gut health.

June 20, 2018

Iron-Deficiency Anemia Is Rarely Tested for in IBD but Should Be

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) predisposes patients to developing anemia, a condition that negatively affects quality of life. Unfortunately, doctors do not always test for anemia, and when they do, both the screening and treatment are often incomplete. Read on to learn about the causes of anemia in IBD patients, strategies for managing iron-deficiency anemia, and what Functional Medicine has to offer for IBD patients.

June 14, 2018

What Really Causes Oxidative Damage?

Oxidative damage is a crucial factor in the development of chronic diseases. To prevent and reverse chronic disease in our patients, we must address the underlying causes of oxidative damage. Read on to learn what causes oxidative damage and how dietary and lifestyle interventions can inhibit the progression of this harmful physiological process.

June 7, 2018

Nutritional Support for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are truly heartbreaking for patients and their families. Drug trials target amyloid-beta plaques in a bottom-level approach that has yet to be successful. In contrast, Functional Medicine offers a top-level approach that addresses the many underlying causes of dementia. Read on to learn about the lesser-known causes of Alzheimer’s disease, what nutrients support brain function, and what a Functional Medicine approach to dementia looks like.

May 24, 2018

How Stress Contributes to SIBO

Despite following aggressive antimicrobial treatment protocols and making dietary changes, many patients experience ongoing problems with SIBO. In fact, two-thirds of SIBO cases are chronic or relapsing in nature. (1) A growing body of research suggests that stress, trauma, and nervous system deregulation may be to blame for recalcitrant SIBO. Read on to learn about how stress contributes to SIBO and why managing stress is essential for restoring gut health over the long term.