Health Coaching

Food As Medicine

Why Hire a Health Coach

It might be one of the best investments you ever make!

Consider this quote from Dr. Mark Hyman, world-renowned physician and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine: “Food is the most powerful drug on the planet. It can improve the expression of thousands of genes, balance dozens of hormones, optimize tens of thousands of protein networks, reduce inflammation, and optimize your micro biome (gut flora) with every single bite. It can cure most chronic disease; it works faster, better, and cheaper than any drug ever discovered; and the only side effects are good ones- prevention, reversal, and even treatment of disease, not to mention vibrant optimal health.”

If food is this powerful, then investing in someone who can help you make wise food choices might be one of the best investments you ever make! A health coach can help you discern which foods to embrace to optimize your health while giving you the tools to overcome addictive eating habits that are contributing to your current health problems.

Our story

We’d like to share a bit of our family’s health history with you.

As a teenager, Jennifer developed debilitating anxiety due to years of antibiotic use for a chronic health condition. After graduating from college, she married Christopher who had been suffering from digestive issues since childhood. When their first child was born, he developed one of the most extreme cases of colic his pediatrician had ever observed. Two years later, their daughter was born with a congenital heart defect that required open-heart surgery.

The Havel family’s journey to healing began when a friend gave them a book on nutrition. As they read it, they realized that their S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet) was contributing to their calamitous health problems. Within weeks of embracing a ‘real foods’ diet, Jennifer’s anxiety all but disappeared, their son’s digestive woes were eliminated, and their daughter’s crippled immune system became strong enough to ward off infection. Over a decade later, Jennifer acquired a severe tick-borne illness. She’d no doubt that her whole foods diet enabled her to weather this storm. Experiencing first-hand the healing power of healthy foods has put the Havel family on a mission to support others in their quest for better health.

 

What’s Your Story?

Is the S.A.D. diet working for you?

Take a look at these statistics to see how our food choices are affecting our health:

  • 7 out of 10 Americans are overweight or obese
  • 1 in 3 Americans have heart disease
  • 1 in 5 Americans has an autoimmune disease
  • 100 million Americans suffer from depression
  • By 2050, over 50% of Americans over 65 will have Alzheimer’s disease
  • Over half of Americans have at least one chronic disease
  • Over 80% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug
  • Every 30 seconds in the U.S, a lower limb is amputated as a result of diabetes

Clearly, America is in the midst a profound medical crisis. According to Dr. Sears, the answer to our national health crisis is not healthcare, but rather self-care.

As Dr. Hyman stated above, most chronic diseases can be prevented through simple dietary and lifestyle changes. Even better, many of these diseases can be halted in their tracks and even reversed. The human body has an incredible capacity to heal itself.

  • Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
  • Fed up with calorie counting and fad diets that don’t work?
  • Are you done with deprivation and failed resolutions?

As your personal health coach, I will teach you how to transform your health through simple and practical lifestyle changes that will quickly become second nature to you. Nothing intimidating or overwhelming. I’ll meet you right where you’re at. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, more vibrant you.

 

What are you waiting for?