When pursuing goals and creating/changing habits and routines, it is important to know WHY. Why is it worth doing. My Why drives me. So why do I health coach?
The human body is fascinating. If given a chance, it can heal itself. (Dr. Gregor has a great post on this. https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die-from-heart-disease/) The body can reverse its heart disease; it can reverse its diabetes. The body heals itself with nourishing food.
I’ve watched family and friends suffer with chronic diseases. It is heart-breaking and frustrating they are given various drugs to treat their symptoms. Drugs that cause side effects leading to more discomfort. Drugs that cost a lot of money but don’t heal. Drugs that they will have to take for the rest of their lives. Mention is rarely, or half-heartedly made of how they can help themselves.
It is heart-breaking and frustrating that their treatment doesn’t include nutrition education. Sadly, most nutrition “education” comes from reading the marketing on the outside of food packages. Sure, you can read a label, but what are you looking for? I’ve often wondered why growers don’t create signage to market their fruits and vegetables…”No fat, no cholesterol, no added sugars or salts. Doesn’t just contain a serving of vegetables, it is a serving of fresh vegetables.”
Education is empowering. It can create a path to healing. Learning helps you know what is possible. But change is hard. Change is uncomfortable. Especially trying to change what you eat. Food has so many social, political, health and environmental implications. You’ve got to know your why and then figure out how. Then you’ve got to do it. You’ve got to be tenacious as there will certainly be obstacles on your path. All of this can be exhausting and overwhelming.
That’s where I come in. I want to help you figure out your why and find your path. (Walking trails in the woods is a metaphor that comes to mind.) I want to help you get comfortable on your path. I want to encourage you to keep moving, even when the terrain gets rough. I want your path to become well-worn and familiar—a path you know how to navigate, no matter the weather or season.