What exactly is a Health Coach?

by in Health Tips, Wellness September 9, 2020

There’s a ton of buzz about Health Coaches right now and with good reason.

Health Coaches are the future of healthcare.

Whether your wellness goal is to sleep better, boost energy, lose weight, or reduce and manage stress – the ultimate goal of Health Coaches is to achieve health and wellness. These wellness professionals are facilitating behavior and lifestyle changes that can be sustained long-term… and that’s something we can all benefit from.

How do Health Coaches Help?

Health Coaches help clients discover which foods and lifestyle choices make them feel their best and hold them accountable for these choices. But they don’t just focus on food, they give attention to all areas of life that will help support a healthier you, such as environment, relationships, career, etc. This holistic approach to health plays a pivotal role in filling the void that is often left by conventional medical doctors who don’t necessarily provide nutrition counseling or coaching accountability.

Aside from being their client’s cheerleader and accountability partner, Health Coaches educate clients to become discerning consumers. By empowering people with nutritional knowledge and how to read and understand food labels, better lifestyle choices are made and healthier habits are formed.

But perhaps the most important point is that this process allows people to take control of their own health and wellness journeys. It puts them in the driver’s seat to transform their own lives. The personalized, one-on-one guidance, encouragement, and accountability that Health Coaches provide is key to their client’s success. They understand that each person is radically unique and that the path towards health and wellness that may work for one person might not work for another. This deeply personalized approach to good health is what makes their results a success.

Meet Knight Integrative Medicine’s Health Coach & Nutritionist:

For Dana LeDuff, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach at Knight Integrative Medicine, helping patients achieve optimal health through nutrition and positive lifestyle changes is what she is most passionate about. Dana offers lifestyle education and nutritional therapy based on individual health concerns, a medical evaluation, and sometimes test results – all vital components of her treatment plan. For more information on how Knight Integrative Medicine can help you achieve optimal health through nutrition and health coaching, contact us at (985) 867-5516 or schedule your appointment here:

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