My Active Health Approach

A holistic approach
I practice a holistic approach to nutrition. But what does a holistic approach mean? The term holistic sometimes conjures up misconceptions partially because of the term's misuse in the past. Holistic health--also sometimes called integrative health--is more than an alterative approach, and it's more than traditional medicine's approach. Holistic health works in conjunction with mainstream doctors and medicine; it fact, it comes directly from the allopathic CAM model. Holisitc health is simply interested in the bigger picture. How are all areas of your life connected? We will work together to understand how the parts of your life affect the whole.

The AH! Approach

From my study of psychology and nutrition I have developed a three-pronged holistic approach to assisting clients I call the Active Health (AH!) Approach. I first help you pinpoint where you are in the 5 stages of change scale. Then I focus on helping you in a process of making specific goals and balancing your self with your surroundings. Success begins by looking at all life's concerns through three main windows: food, freedom, and fun. The foundation of the plan then focuses on three areas: mindset, movement, and nutrition. In this philosophy, the key to success is awareness, persistence, and resilience fused on all levels with action.

For example, when it comes to active nutrition, I encourage my clients to play with their concept of food. It's easy to eat the same thing in the same way without a lot of variety. I'll work with you to bring creativity, simplicity, and fun into your diet.

Working through these main food and lifestyle areas, I partner with my clients to:

  • Help you clarify your health goals
  • Implement and sustain wellness-oriented choices
  • Support you to create self-care activities

No one diet works for everyone
Ever wonder why one person will try a diet, have huge success, and another person will fail? Our biochemistry is unique to us and what works for one person won't work for the next. Bio-individuality was a concept first presented by Roger Williams in 1956 in which he believed that because people are unique, each person needs a diet unique to that person's needs. Today, bio-individuality is at the heart of integrated, or holistic health. I look at the whole picture of your life which includes such things as: age, health, activity level, blood type, amino acids, seasonal foods, ancestry, metabolic rate and personal preferences to determine your dietary needs.

 

Health Coaching has been in the news lately. Hear what Dr. Oz recently said:

There are many reasons why people have success with health counseling. Here are a few:

Reason 1 - It allows you to get personalized support.

Going it alone can take a long time and be fraught with frustrations, setbacks, and confusion. As a health coach I make sure you have one-on-one support to reach your health goals.

Reason 2 - Holistic medicine is based on the individual.

Health Counseling is a unique, exciting innovation in health and nutrition. As a Health Coach, I have studied all the major dietary theories and will help you discover what approach works best for you at this point in your life.

Reason 3 - It works with modern lifestyles.

Celebrities and executives have been using health coaches for years to increase productivity and improve their lives. It works because it is convenient and flexible and personal. You have someone in your corner that knows your unique history, goals, and needs and is committed to helping you be a success.