Everyone has been affected in some way by the current health care crisis in America. Medical costs are skyrocketing and common conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression are out of control. An estimated seventy percent of all diseases are lifestyle-related.
The Problem – Doctors Don’t Have the Time
There is an American epidemic taking place in health care and in the general health of people. Expanding waistlines, insulin supplies and medications are not just costing substantial amounts of money these days. Poor health is leading to many preventable diseases and reversible medical conditions. The problem is that doctors don’t have the time to encourage a life-style change solution. Doctors are very busy people. They see many patients throughout the course of any given day. They know very little about the lives of each individual patient. This is because they do not have the time to listen and get to know each patient as a real person instead of as a customer.
Don’t Talk, Just Listen
Did you know that the average time a patient is able to speak to their doctor is about 18 seconds before the doctor cuts them off? People just want to be listened to. That is the only way to fully understand what is going on with someone. Your body wants you to listen to it! Taking a prescription medication to alleviate a symptom or several symptoms is not the same as listening to what your body needs to cure the cause of the symptom. Treating symptoms and not addressing root causes will only allow the symptom to worsen eventually causing illness or disease to manifest. Sure, the medication makes it appear as if the symptom is gone (with other possible side-effects) but it is really a bandage. A bandage is only a temporary fix. Your body is talking in the language of symptoms – are you willing to listen?
Medications and Surgery Have Their Purpose
I am not bashing traditional doctors and I am not against conventional medicine. There is a time and place for drugs and surgery. No amount of preventative care or holistic nutrition can remove a swollen appendix, cure an advanced infection or stitch up a foot long blood gushing wound. Those are all incidences where conventional care is not only effective, but mandatory. There have been incidences when medication was administered or surgeries were performed that have saved many lives. When it comes to holistic health and overall well-being; “magic” pills and surgeries offer little to no benefit to the patient. The pharmaceutical industry is the only one who benefits with mega-profits. In fact, profit is emphasized so much that they make it appear as if your health is not in their best interests. They often release drugs that have not been properly tested for safety, which is extremely alarming.
The Solution – Holistic Health Coaches
People are sick and tired of not being listened to when trying to communicate with their doctor about their body. People want real solutions especially when it comes to their health. I know I am tired of seeing the cost of health care insurance in America going up by the day. Over prescribed medications and unnecessary surgeries is the reason for this. The solution is simple; more people who are trained in all aspects of holistic nutrition. A certified holistic health coach is a knowledgeable advisor who provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. Health Coaches listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you exclusively. Watch Dr. Oz on the Larry King show discussing the benefits and future of health coaching in America.
Can One Conversation Transform Your Health and Life?
I received my professional health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Learn more about my training, my true story and my unique drug-free approach to health coaching. I specialize in coaching people through sustaining permanent weight-loss, balancing body with mind and life transforming holistic nutrition.
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