Health coaching — from well-trained, supportive coaches — is the future of modern medicine.
- Studies show the average patient speaks for 12-18 seconds before the being interrupted (source).
In fact, the average doctor’s visit is eleven (11) minutes, with patients speaking an average of four (4) minutes.
With a properly trained health coach — you can be finally be heard. Via someone who cares about your situation, with all of its details.
Medical doctors face incredible financial liability when prescribing prescription medications — and have to see endless numbers of patients per day to cover their overhead. By contrast, health coaches can help you focus on what doctors often don’t have time to focus on:
Here’s the difference a great health coach brings to the table — where both conventional western medicine & alternative health often lack:
What works for you is what is best.
Not dogma, not bias, not rigid idealism, not surface-level treatment of symptoms, and not rushed. Simply what works in your own experience.
Personally, I lost my health, and regained it in full. I’m still getting healthier!
I’ve tried the extremes and made the many mistakes — with diet, with supplements, and with my mindset. Whereas conventional medicine is so important for acute crises, it’s not well-designed to prevent and improve chronic disease — that’s what you can do.
Similarly, a large percentage of alternative health recommendations are incredibly ineffective — and a too-large number even expose you to risk of harm. I hear the stories of folks harmed by alternative health practicioners every day.
If you’ve been struggling for too long, lost somewhere between a rigid medical paradigm and the contradictory views of alternative health — there’s no need for you to go it alone any longer.
Together, let’s find stable, restorative ground for you to move forward.
(see below for FAQs — what is the program like?)
An Ongoing, interactive partnership
Would you like to discuss how Coaching can help you?
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into your health journey.
Questions about Coaching
Will you make me follow rules (that I don’t want to follow)?
Never. My training at Duke Integrative Medicine is based on the latest research:
Further, just because one expert says a particular diet is best for you doesn’t mean they are right. Another, equally credentialed and experienced expert will say the opposite.
The best answers usually lie somewhere in between: Balance — and finding what works for you.
What do you believe about health?
I believe what works is best — and, to some extent, that path can be different for everyone.
What worked for me? I’ve written extensively about how I got better, and you’re welcome to read about it in the Pillars of Health (on this website).
Beyond my own journey — which I’m happy to share more with you — I am deeply familiar with the risks of most alternative health practices — I’ve made (nearly) all the mistakes. I’ve seen how impactful even natural regimens can be — for better or worse. There is a larger picture to consider with any diet, or any supplement. While I’ll never try to steer you in any direction, especially one you’re not interested in, my experience with the pitfalls and dangers of various approaches can be of immense value as we progress out of the desert of uncertainty and into the lush landscape of sustainable healing.
Perhaps most important of all, research shows that results are best achieved when we make one change at a time.
Simple changes allow you to see exactly how this shift affected you: did it help or not? The necessity for simple changes is especially important when we are weakened with illness or age, as the body can be very sensitive to even minor disruptions.
The bigger your health challenges the more important it becomes to progress wisely, slow, and with a steady hand.
And if you want the fastest results possible, the parable of the tortoise and hare is pertinent: slow and steady actually is the fastest way forward.
My belief about health is fueled by a passion to help you avoid the traps — to do no harm — while finding the very best, and most sustainable, health habits for you.
How do I schedule my monthly Consultations?
On either the homepage menu or on mobile, click on the link:
“COACHING/GUIDANCE Clients: Book Sessions Here”.
What is my responsibility as a client?
You have a three jobs as a client:
It will never be your responsibility to follow orders. Coaches don’t tell you what to do — or at least they shouldn’t.
Instead, your responsibilities include your best effort, timely communication, and booking your monthly consultations.
If you have any questions about an upcoming call (timing, etc), don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll often talk about your next appointment at the end of each call.
Got more questions?
Read the Coaching Agreement: