Who Will Create Health in the Future?

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Mark Hyman, MD has been such an inspiration to me for so long, so I was thrilled when he was one of my teachers when I was in nutrition school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dr. Hyman is a functional medicine doctor, which means that he gets to the root of what’s causing a person’s illness, instead of just treating symptoms of a disease. In this way, Dr. Hyman and other functional medicine doctors are able to take into account everything that makes a person unique: genetics, diet, lifestyle, mental health, physical activity (or lack thereof), etc. By looking into all of these things, functional medicine doctors like Dr. Hyman can better help a person truly heal. Since we are all unique, it makes sense that we should have someone who takes a look at us, our environment, and our lives as a whole in order to better understand what’s making us sick and what can finally make us feel better. And that’s everything that I believe in as a Health Coach!

There is so much amazing material that Dr. Mark Hyman covers in the books that he has authored, including: The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast, The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!, The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days, and more. I also highly recommend browsing through his website and reading through the many articles that he has written. I love that he believes in providing people with tons of information on nutrition and health; he breaks down information so that it’s easy to understand and he’s covered so many topics, so it’s easy to find something that will benefit you on your journey to wellness.

I could go on and on about how much I appreciate all the work that he does, but I’ll let you discover and re-discover for yourself why Dr. Hyman is truly a gift to us. What’s even more inspiring to me is how much he trusts and advocates for Health Coaches! Take a look at the video posted below to see why Dr. Mark Hyman recommends working with a Health Coach! And then give me a call so we can get you started on your free initial consultation :) I went to nutrition school because I wanted to help more people feel better. And I want to help you, too. It’s time for you to heal, feel amazing, and love yourself and your life. You deserve to heal.

Are You Listening to Your Body?

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One of my favorite parts of nutrition school was listening to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s founder, Joshua Rosenthal speak. He has an amazing ability to capture everyone’s attention, because he is constantly giving out good advice. He is a strong believer that our body talks to us, so we have to listen to what it’s saying. Below is a quote I had to share as it’s a wonderful reminder for us to love and listen to our bodies.

We can, and must, develop dialogue and relatedness with our body because it’s talking to us all the time. And please remember, your body loves you. It does everything it can to keep you alive and functioning. You can feed it garbage, and it will take it and digest it for you. You can deprive it of sleep, but still it gets you up and running next morning. You can drink too much alcohol, and it will eliminate it from your system. It loves you unconditionally and does its best to allow you to live the life you came here for. The real issue in this relationship is not whether your body loves you, but whether you love your body. In any relationship, if one partner is loving, faithful and supportive, it’s easy for the other to take that person for granted. That’s what most of us do with our bodies. It is time for you to shift this, and working to understand your cravings is one of the best places to begin. Then you can build a mutually loving relationship with your own body.”

Joshua Rosenthal, Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness

Are you addicted to sugar? Do you have trouble staying awake without coffee? Are you driven by your cravings? Join me for a free initial consultation and let’s get started on helping you deconstruct your cravings so  you can get your life back on track.