Microbiome-Focused Health Coaching
Repair the gut microbiome and you will likely see an improvement in all aspects of your health, given the major role of the microbiome in every system of the body. Have you taken endless vitamins and other supplements but felt little to no improvement? You can throw supplements at your issues all day long, but unless your gut microbiome has the proper microbes to break them down, and your genetics allow for their use, they may be doing absolutely nothing for you. They may even be harming you. Optimizing the microbiome is the ideal place to begin, no matter what health issues you may be experiencing.
My approach to health is simple. It contains 4 main points:
1. Know thyself (through testing)! So many people come to me having wasted too much precious time focusing on issues they may not have, while leaving the real issues untouched. Knowing what you're dealing with can save you time and energy (and money!) and get you on the healing path faster. The tests I suggest will give us vital information about the state of your gut and DNA (including what diets may be helpful or harmful for you - I get Keto-damaged guts often in my practice!) so you can begin to optimize your health. I will help you understand how you may have gotten to the point of dis-ease and the many effects this can have on the body/mind.
3. Support repair of intestinal permeability and rebuild microbiota. Leaky gut has become an issue of epidemic proportions. Since heavy use of glyphosate has caused infiltration of even our organically grown food sources, most of us are likely to have experienced or will experience intestinal permeability in the future. Rebuilding beneficial microbe levels and restoring microbiome function is done through use of real probiotics, targeted foods, supportive supplements and healthy lifestyle habits. The body knows how to heal; we just have to get out of its way and give it what it needs.
Other Information About My Health Coaching Program:
The following statement describes the services that I offer to clients. As a health coach, I work with clients to figure out how to incorporate healthy changes into a busy life. Although we may discuss what changes you might consider, you should always check with your medical practitioner before trying them.
As your coach, I will help you formulate questions to ask your practitioner, and will participate in the discussion to the extent that it is appropriate. I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions. I do not offer medical advice. I do not offer individualized nutrition counseling. I do not offer psychological counseling. I do keep an extensive referral database and am happy to refer clients who need these services to appropriate licensed practitioners.
I do require that clients with complex medical issues be actively under the care of a licensed practitioner before beginning a program with me. During the course of our work together, we may discuss medical conditions, supplements, and nutrition, and I may share research on these topics with you. This information may include unfamiliar treatment strategies, and may at times even contradict the regimen prescribed by your medical practitioner. This information is provided to enable you to explore fully all your options and possibilities with your practitioner and is never intended as a substitute for their medical advice. Always check with your practitioner before making changes to your diet, supplement, prescription, or treatment regimen.
2. Get the Ph right and address digestion and motility. Without proper digestion of foods, the pH of the GIT (gastro-intestinal tract) is likely to be off in several areas, if not all areas. We will support proper acidity of the stomach, small intestine and colon. A properly acidic stomach is necessary to kill pathogens before they make it the intestines where they can take hold and do damage.
4: Lifestyle habits that support a healthy microbiome: Hardcore working out isn't necessary for good health and can even be harmful for some. Activity, however, is necessary. I'll tell you why and we'll find something enjoyable that will make it easier to stick to! I'll also teach you many other tips and tricks for nurturing health that many people don't think about.