What on Earth is a Health Coach?

When my family started our new wellness lifestyle (which, for us, was the GAPS diet), we were totally desperate. We knew that food my little boy was eating was making him sick, and we new we needed to change our diet, but the whole thing was a little….overwhelming.

First, let me tell you that my family is very proud of our heritage, and loves to express that pride through food. Particularly the Italian side of my family. We love pasta, bread, rich sauces, and don’t even get me started on DESSERT! My son’s allergies meant no more wheat, corn, or even rice. He was allergic to every single grain they tested him for. What on earth was I supposed to cook for us, right??

My family is currently thriving in our Paleo-esque (Primal) adaptation of the GAPS diet. But it wasn’t always the case. Being diagnosed with food allergies, digestive disorders, or any health condition that requires dietary changes is, well, downright intimidating. Food is a part of our everyday lives, and it is a part of the vast majority of our social interactions. But change is possible! It just doesn’t always feel like it…

If this describes you or someone you love, and you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of implementing some new dietary “protocol,” you can benefit from the services of a health coach!

What IS a Health Coach, anyway?

(Seriously. I am so glad you asked!) Well, for starters, I am not a dietitian or a nutritionist. I am not a physician and do not diagnose conditions or prescribe medications.  What I DO is the specific-to-you work that most doctors and other practitioners do not have the time for with every patient.  I meet with you to talk about your wellness goals (which you probably decided on with your health care practitioner, though this does not need to be the case).  We will develop a plan together to break your goal into tinier, one-thing-at-a-time goals that help make these major adjustments more manageable.  We will talk about how to listen to the cues your body naturally gives you, and how to begin to take your personal health into your own hands.  I will also encourage you to work closely with your practitioner, especially if you need help knowing the right questions to ask, or advocating for yourself. That is one-on-one health coaching.

I also present regular webinars or in-person workshops on many topics.  Some of these topics include, “Hidden Signs of Gluten Intolerance or Food Allergies,” “Navigating the Holidays on a Restricted Diet,” “Is Grain Free Right for You?” For a full list of topics, please see my Services page.

Say hello to your friendly neighborhood health coach!

Say hello to your friendly neighborhood health coach!

I am presently reserving two days a week for one-on-one coaching, Tuesdays and Fridays.  I can meet in-person, or via phone or skype. Workshops can be booked Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings or on Saturdays either morning or evening.  For more information, please contact me via the form below:

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