The world of healthcare has changed dramatically in the last decade or so. We are moving away from traditional practices and closer to alternative methods that bring us more value and peace.
With our focus changing to everyday health and functional fitness (as opposed to only fighting disease and sickness only when they occur), our go-to people have changed faces too. Our healthcare professionals are now more available, consider our holistic health and wellness, and happily guide us to improve our lifestyle and its related choices.
We are here, when the doctors, physicians, paramedics and nurses cannot be. Before things go wrong. Before you develop those symptoms. As your body ages and you lose your energy and drive. As you work hard to give up on a bad habit or take on a good one. To keep your body, heart and soul thriving.
We have myriad skills and deep understanding of people, their nutritional needs, and their psychology.
We mentor you. Guide you. Inspire you. And support you. Through all your health goals.
In this week’s blog post I take a deep-dive into my role as a Health Coach and what it means. My journey and learning, and the unique perspective I bring to the table. And a glimpse into my practice, the many lives I have managed to touch and transform.
Hi, I am a Health Coach. How can I support you?
In Sickness and Health
Doctors are heavily tied down with their schedule. It’ll be a surprise if they can give you more than 15-20 minutes of their time. And even in the time they have with you the discussion, most likely, revolves around your current ailments. What you are suffering from. The symptoms you are exhibiting. And what pills you can pop to feel better.
I think this is the primary difference between doctors and Health Coaches. Health Coaches approach wellness in the holistic sense. We look at improving your habits so you sleep better, eat better and live better.
Even if doctors had all the time they are not trained in these areas. They don’t possess the skills needed to develop a long-term plan to keep you healthy and motivated while holding you accountable. Much less give you nutritional guidance. All this is not a part of the med school curriculum.
Of course, you go to a doctor when you feel unwell and need medical intervention. We don’t claim to substitute doctors. But chances are that with the right guidance, balanced diet, proper supplements, and good exercise you won’t frequent the doctor as much.
Medicine. Medical. Medicinal. Bah Humbug.
Ever get thrown off by medical jargon? Or, get referred to ‘specialist’ after ‘specialist’ after ‘specialist’? Makes you wonder if what you have is something off-the-charts special doesn’t it?! This can be highly distressing.
While doctors train hard to specialize, they are often clueless about areas outside their specialty. This is the reason your case lands in multiple hands with several doctors trying their own approach on you. Until you are left feeling like a guinea pig in a nerve-wracking experiment!
There is also very little thought given to the drugs you are ingesting. The (some very long term and notorious) side effects they may cause. How strong they are and the toxicity build-up they may create.
Enter Health Coaching.
We understand that your health is about you. The choices you make. And the decisions are yours.
While we take the time to explain everything and lay it out – plain and simple – for you, we don’t assume control of your life. And the pills we recommend are just natural, organic and good supplements that help you. Nothing toxic or in-the-least-bit harmful.
We listen to you as you make your way. We are the sound of reason. We are your caregivers and a helping hand.
To Health & Calm
There is a gaping hole in our healthcare system. And my own personal health journey has a lot to do with overcoming it.
After facing the frustration of a failing system – Little personal attention. Deteriorating gut health. No scope for alternative medicine or therapy. Poor results even after pouring in so much money. – I was led to believe there is a better way. And with Health Coaching I found it!
My practice is a testament to all those years of pain and effort.
The personal experience has taught me to trust my own learning and help others who are on a similar journey.
In the past years, I have helped my clients achieve their health goals through lifestyle and subtle behavioural modifications – anywhere from losing weight to improving nutrition and gaining energy. My back-to-basics approach focuses on wholesome living, destressing and building awareness. Everything that brings back health and vitality to you!