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Career, Finance & Business Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

How to take back control of your life

It’s 10.59pm and I’ve been staring at my computer on what to write because I got caught up with blogging the “right way” and went into a big rabbit hole of self-doubt.

Can you relate?

Well this is my blog, so I can blog anyway I like and so I’ll just keep typing and hope for the best!

But it does bring me back to one of the regrets of the dying explored more deeply in a book written by Bronnie Ware, where they wished they had the courage to live a life true to themselves and not the life that others expected of them.

So imagine, you’ve come face to face with the knowing that you’re on your last days on earth and you hear yourself say “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

I want you to take a moment, close your eyes and imagine this scenario clearly.

Say these words out loud to really feel the gravity of these words.

Then come back.

Life, at least the way I know it is chaotic and busy with two little kids. It’s so easy for me to get swept away with the day to day life that the year can feel like it flew by. My mind constantly somewhere else other than right here in this moment.

That’s why bringing my attention to the breath, my senses, what I can see, feel, smell and hear helps bring me back to the here and now. Incorporating mindfulness helps me stay true to my compass.

Being mindful can give space in our day to get present to areas of our life that we want to honour.

What are our dreams, desires and aspirations that are deep within that has been supressed because we’re too consumed about what others might say or think?

Maybe you’re in a job that is literately destroying your soul but you stay because of the money, you could be in a toxic relationship but preserve because it’s not the “right time” to leave or you find yourself late at night loading your body with all the stuff that’s triggering you to have major health problems but stress is to debilitating that you need the quick fix just get through it.

You’re waiting for the right time to change, whether that time comes, who knows.

I don’t have the answers for you and that’s the most powerful thing about this because only you can create a life that is true to yourself.

How do you know when you’re not in control?

It just feels icky because everything is hard and not in flow.

I’m actually thinking about my client who told me last week that she’s feeling like she’s found her frequency! You can read more about her recent testimony she wrote half way through her health coaching program with me.

So coming back to reading this sentence again, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me” I really get that no one can live my life except me.

Who knows maybe in the future, we can transport our consciousness into another body but right now as far as I know, this mind, body and spirit has me at its command.

Exercise:

So I dare you to just explore perhaps in a journal this week, is to imagine yourself at the end of your life and start writing just a few things you regretted not doing on the left hand side.

Then on the right hand side of your journal, pick one and write small actionable steps to making some of those things a reality for you.

For example, maybe you always wanted to learn to speak Spanish, play the piano, write a book, get a tattoo, be on stage at a TEDx talk, go to uni in your 30’s or live in a tiny house.

What’s one thing you could do tomorrow that brings you that one step closer to making it a reality for you?

For more support on how you can use mindfulness to help you overcome the overwhelm and get present to designing a life without regret, join my 5 day challenge click here.

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Food, Recipes & Meal Ideas

Merly’s Superfood Smoothie Bowl

I tried to name this smoothie based on it’s content and well it was just a bit too hard so instead you just got Merly’s Superfood Smoothie Bowl.

By the way, it’s pretty much impossible to make a smoothie bowl without making a mess!

I’m writing this up because I got a few requests on my personal Facebook and Instagram so here goes!

Below is serving for 1 person, which you can make in a Magic Bullet / NutriBullet Blender or similar, otherwise you can just multiply the ingredients depending on how many you serving in a normal size blender.

smoothie bowl Base

Ingredients for smoothie base:

  • 1 cup of plant based milk of your choice – we used almond milk
  • 1/2 of a large avocado
  • 1 serving of pea protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 scoop of wholefood superfood mix with marine greens – I like to use Green Qi
  • Optional – add any crushed supplements, here I used Immune Health for my son (this is our family’s herbal medicine ESSENTIAL that can be given from age 2 years)

Blend the ingredients and pour into a bowl.

Side note, you could add honey or soaked dates in the smoothie base however I prefer to have control of the level of sweetness with my toppings instead.

Toppings

Toppings you can really put anything you like but here is what I used:

  • Shredded coconut and chia seed to sprinkle – as much as you like
  • 1 scoop of nut butter – I tried the Wellness Road Power Mix of 5 nuts & seeds spread. You can get this from Coles only as it’s a Coles home brand, the family seemed to like it
  • 1 handful of paleo granola – I love Goldenvale’s Paleo Granola with honey pecan which you find only at Aldi
  • Chopped up dates or drizzle of honey for sweetness or both!

Then sit back, scoop and enjoy.

Let me know if you tried it and snap me a picture tag me on Instagram.

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Hormonal Health

Do you have a thyroid problem?

I have a client and in her first coaching session she said that she thinks she has a thyroid issue. As an Integrative Health Coach my role is not to diagnose, treat or try to cure any medical health conditions but what I do know is that a client’s intuitions is often right.

McCall McPherson is the founder of Modern Thyroid Clinic and TEDx Speaker and shares that women especially new mothers tend to make excuses for why they are feeling exhausted because of the new reality of being a mum.

They might be overweight, constantly exhausted, experiencing brain fog, depressed and have a low sex drive and blame it on the kids but in fact, if could be to do with their hormones and particularly their thyroid.

Statistics show 1 million Australians have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder and that ten times more women than men worldwide will be diagnosed with some form of thyroid disorder.

Thyroid health is so important because when it’s not functioning properly, it is the beginning of hormone dysfunction and significant hormone dysregulation.

What Causes Thyroid Disorders?

According to the Australian Thyroid Foundation, the many causes of thyroid disorders include:

  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Viral and bacterial inflammation causing thyroiditis (subacute thyroiditis)
  • Familial Disorders
  • Nodules which have formed on the Thyroid Gland
  • Benign and Malignant (cancer) tumours on the Thyroid Gland

So if you feel that your declining health could be something to do with your thyroid, then the first step is to get a full round of tests.

You can visit your local GP or I would recommend looking at finding an Integrative Functional GP.

The Australian Thyroid Foundation recommend diagnosis using biochemical testing include TSH, T4, T3 and Thyroid Antibodies.

McPherson shared that sometimes misdiagnosis can happen even with an Endocrinologist because of inadequate lab tests and ranges of what is considered “normal” can vary between labs.

So if results come in negative and you feel that there is something wrong with your thyroid, then it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion.

It’s important to get tested because the long term effects of having a dysfunctional thyroid can lead to diabetes and elevated cholesterol.

What’s the difference between Hypothyroidism (under active Thyroid) and Hashimoto’s Disease?

Although both have something to do with the thyroid, they are very different.

Hypothyroidism is a dysfunction of the thyroid in which everything in the body slows down and dries up.

While Hashimoto’s Disease in an auto-immune condition which can lead to hypothyroidism but it’s when the body is mounting an immune response and attacks the thyroid cells.

What you can do now

There are some immediate dietary and lifestyle changes you can do to help with supporting the thyroid and balancing your hormones:

  • Remove the top #2 inflammatory foods for 3 months which is dairy and gluten
  • Increase detoxifying and alkalising foods such as your dark, leafy greens for fibres, marine greens and garlic
  • Eat quality fats because they are the foundation for hormone production
  • Use herbs and essentials oils to balancing hormones such as wild yam, chaste tree, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, lavender and geranium – I personally use and have seen amazing results with my clients using the Balancing Cream
  • Take some really good quality multi-supplements and colloidal minerals
  • Incorporate a mindfulness practice to help reduce stress

In addition, when buying food try to get organically grown food. If this is a stretch to your budget, see if you can buy locally sourced from the farmer’s markets.

Sometimes it costs a lot of money for farmers to get certified organic so it’s worth starting a conversation with farmers and you might find some they use very little pesticides on their produce anyways.

EWG’s Clean Fifteen

Even still, that can be an effort especially if you’re already time-poor, so using the Environmental Working Group Clean Fifteen is the 2020’s Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce is a really useful if your shopping at Coles and Woolies.

These foods you can safely buy with peace of mind as they will contain the least amount of pesticides:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet Peas Frozen
  7. Eggplant
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupe
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honeydew Melon
  15. Kiwi

Check out EWG’s Dirty Thirty where you can at least try to get these organic wherever possible.

Live Clean

Lastly, consider switching your bathroom, cleaning and skincare products over to safer natural products.

Modere is a Live Clean Company and does an extensive range of clean label products for the whole home that our family has been using for almost a decade. Use my discount promo code 7022017 at AU www.modere.com.au NZ www.modere.co.nz USA www.modere.com EU www.modere.eu

For more support, you can download my free 7 day hormones cleanse. Stay tuned on my Instagram @merlyhartnettcoaching as I will be launching an additional free resource on how 5 Simple Strategies to use Mindfulness to Conquer Chronic Stress.

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Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

How to move forward when you’re overcome by fear

Today I had to get an x-ray for a tooth extraction. I had to remove any jewellery and wear a protective belt around my waist. 

The lady was really nice but I was so nervous about a machine radiating these energy wavelengths around my head that my mind started thinking about things like what if she makes a mistake and blows my head off!

Immediately I pressed the pause button, said “cancel” in my head and started to do some breathwork to calm myself down. It’s one of the five strategies I shared in my recent blog post about detoxing the mind for cultivating a happier and positive outlook when it comes to balancing hormones holistically.

Fear can be so debilitating that we can stunt our own personal growth if we’re not diligent in monitoring our thoughts.

So how do we evolve when we feel frozen by fear?

It’s about viewing fear as a state of transition.

The word transition evokes the feeling of progress, it’s letting go of the past and reaching out for the unknown.

It’s where transformation happens.

So how do we embrace this space called transition?

Expect that it’s going to be hard. When we know this, we can prepare ourselves and surrender to what is.

I read a wonderful analogy that transitions is very much like the act of swinging from one trapeze swing bar to another whilst soaring through the air, it’s that moment where we are still holding onto the bar of the past and reaching for the bar ahead when we finally let go.

How exhilarating would life be if we were swinging from one bar to the next, feeling the fear and doing it anyway!

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

l’m running a free online course that launches on Thursday 2nd of July 2020 that explores the the Power of Mindfulness to Decrease Stress as a tool you can use to help you conquer fear.

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Hormonal Health Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

What is the number one cause for hormonal imbalances?

This week on my Instagram I shared how I was attacked by a deadly, massive, hairy, scary, spider and my stress response was lightning fast! So when I say stress affect’s a women’s endocrine system instantly, this is a good example.

It makes evolutionary sense for a women’s fertility to be reduced when the body is in a state of prolonged stress. When we’re flooding our system with cortisol, the primary stress hormone, it’s aim is to protect the body from famine.  It curbs bodily functions considered “non-essential” such as baby making. Long term overexposure (chronic stress) suppresses our immune system and impairs digestion and mental function.

If you read my Instagram post, the spider turned out to be a strand of hair from my bun and although the spider was imaginary, the hormones flooding my system was real. So just imagine those stress-inducing hormones flooding your system continuously on tap and the impact it has on your body.

Okay so perhaps you might not necessarily “freak out” when you’re running late from an appointment, get an unexpected bill, read a misunderstanding in a text message or your partner forgets to pick up some food on the way home while you try to piece together what’s left of your sanity after looking after the kids on your own all day.

But I can guaranteed there are nights when you all you want to do is crawl into bed and never come out because you’re feeling anxious, depressed, got a headache, having digestive problems, your heart is racing and can’t sleep or remember who you are anymore.

Get the picture?

This is why the number one cause for hormonal imbalances is stress, it’s so pervasive and sneaks up on you.

So what can you do about it?

Much of the stress that we encounter in our day to day life is usually because our mind is in default mode.

When we’re in default mode, we’re not aware that we’re not our thoughts or emotions and therefore don’t get consumed and become reactive. Shall I say that again, we’re not our thoughts or emotions.

Mindfulness is a wonderful tool and has lots of research on its effectiveness in reducing stress but also increases our resilience to stress.

According to a study on the Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health, some of the benefits of mindfulness is that it “brings about various positive psychological effects, including increased subjective well-being, reduced psychological symptoms and emotional reactivity, and improved behavioural regulation.”

Disclaimer, I’m not a Mindfulness Guru just a Health Coach that has seriously been upping her mindfulness skills since becoming a mum of two, a wife, juggling a business, studying at night and well … just life!

But on a side note, one of my client’s PMS symptoms and migraines had magically disappeared after we worked on the major stressors in her life.

On the 2nd of July, I will be delivering a 5-day email course on The Power of Mindfulness to Decrease Stress.

Learn the power of mindfulness to help you decrease stress with practical exercises in this 5-day email course to help you cultivate a sustainable practice to use as a tool to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.

This course will start on Thursday the 2nd of July 2020.

Click here to register here.

Feel free to forward the link to a friend who might need some stress-busting tips too and start balancing your hormones naturally.

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Career, Finance & Business

Can you have a career as a health coach?

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in November 2018 and my son at the time was 21 months old.

I remember having so many great ideas on what I wanted to do with my Health Coach Training Certification that I couldn’t wait to get started.

I had been self-employed as an independent contractor within the occupational rehabilitation industry and had these grand ideas about how I was going to transform the industry.

I also had an online business where I was really passionate about women’s health and how I wanted to deepen my service offerings to impact more women. I was really divided in where I was going to focus my energies.

So I did both.

In the meantime, I had a goal to night-wean my son off the boobies when he reached 2 years of age and hopefully in due time, he’d wean himself naturally from the day feeds so I could really focus on ALL of my projects (you’re probably already getting a sense of where this is going.)

If you’re wondering why I chose to study with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, you can read all about it here but today I’m going to focus more on what’s happened since I graduated.

I had declared 2019 was going to be my best year yet.

Did that happen?

Well I was right about one thing, it was my best year yet because I fell pregnant with our second and we were so happy that my son was going to have a baby brother as a Christmas present.

In the chaos of motherhood, running a natural parenting mothers group, taking my son to his weekly activities, working in my consulting business, maintaining my online wellness business and JUST being “oh you know” pregnant whilst trying to work on several coaching projects, I felt I was running on a treadmill and not getting anywhere with anything.

I teamed up with one of my besties and we were creating opportunities to work with national brands, having serious conversations with decision makers of companies and penciled in workshops for the year but things started to unravel and fall apart because we were heavily reliant on other people to pull through.

So one of the biggest lessons I learnt from that experience, is to start small.

I don’t mean start with small thinking but if I could do 2019 all over again, it would be to write down all those big ideas and just park them when I have the time and resources to dedicate to them because in hind-sight, I was about to have a baby!

So between coaching calls, I did managed to squeeze in a talk for Blacktown City Council for Women’s Health Week and built relationships to do more workshops in 2020.

Can you have a career as a Health Coach?

Yes.

Full-time? It’s a choice.

For me, right now I choose to work part-time because my life is dedicated to raising a threeanger and a 6 month old baby.

It’s all about having a small happy little practice where I can wake up and love what I do and it resolves around the needs of every changing and growing family.

My practice is online and have clients nationally.

Initially I had expected to grow my practice seeing clients face-to-face like I did in 2019 but then Covid19 happened.

But turns out having an online practice just made more sense since I breastfeed between appointments.

So if you’re a mum or time-poor and have so many competing priorities but have been imaging your life as a health coach, then it’s totally possible.

You don’t necessarily have to have everything worked out, I certainly didn’t after I graduated.

Almost 75% of our students have clients
before they graduate.

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My health coaching practice has evolved as I do life.

Get a sneak peak into the information and inspiration that IIN’s Health Coach Training Program has to offer and enjoy a free sample class from their online curriculum on me.

The next class starts July 20th. If you have any questions or would love to chat more, you can contact me directly.

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Hormonal Health Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

5 Mental Health Detoxing Tips for Balancing Hormones

I took my two boys out for lunch and we had sushi. My 3 year old always get the mini tuna sushi rolls but he also enjoys trying new varieties from my plate.

Today he said “mummy I want to try that one” whilst pointing at a plate on the conveyor belt and I grabbed it off without looking exactly what it was. He took one bite and gave me a disapproving look and said “no mummy, I don’t want this anymore.”

After closer inspection, I realised it was eel. Last time I had eel, I was a tween at home with my parents and had an all body reaction. I was covered in hives and I was itchy for days.

I was torn. Do I encourage my son to try something new by trying it myself and risk getting hives or do I just let him get off the hook and miss an opportunity to teach him the consequences of food wastage.

So I ate it and realised after an uncomfortable wait for about 20 – 30 minutes I had grown out of the allergy but not the fear until that moment.

Have you ever held onto fear, guilt or anger Which has been holding you back in life?

Through my experience coaching women with hormonal health issues, sometimes the cause of a lot of their problems has been as a result of disharmony in the area of self-love, relationships, career and finances.

Cultivating a happier and positive outlook can help with boosting mood but also has a healing effect on hormones by reducing tension, stress and fortifying the mental strength to juggle the complexities of life for the modern woman.

So here are 5 mental health detoxing tips for balancing hormones:

Negative Self Talk

Set yourself a challenge to avoid saying anything negative to yourself for 48 hours. Most of the times we are so unaware of the internal dialogue of negative self-talk, we don’t realised the accumulative toll it has on our health.

If you catch yourself starting to say something negative, hit the pause button and say “stop” then try again. Reframing and choosing more empowering words will leave you feeling lighter.

Reassessing Outdated Beliefs

Reassess beliefs that you are holding and start questioning if they’re serving you still. For a long time I held the belief that I’m terrible writer and people wouldn’t want to read my posts so I never blogged until now!

Next time you say I can’t do something, ask yourself why? Then break apart your why and see if that belief is still relevant.

THE COMPARISON TRAP

Avoid getting into the comparison trap because when we compare we let go of what’s going great. We look at someone and see what we don’t have. There is a clear distinction between admiration and comparison.

Admiration is about reflecting on what we want more for ourselves without needing to compare what we don’t have. Admiration has no judgement therefore it’s a force that propels us forward rather than holds us back.

RESISTING CHANGE

When we make the decision to change, often we encounter resistance because it’s something new, it requires stepping outside of our comfort zone and doing something we may have never had to do before. People find change scary but choosing to stay stagnant in our circumstances is still change, we’re just changing backwards.

Making small incremental changes, consistently adds up and you’d be surprise what can happen in a year.

BUT I’M RIGHT!

Whether your right or wrong, our ego can get in the way of us feeling happy. We’ve heard the saying, it’s better to choose your battles and I really never understood this until I got married.

Sometimes it’s better to choose to be peaceful than to be right (all the time).

Share with me your thoughts

I hope you found these tips useful and would love to know what other tips have helped you.

To support you on your journey to balance your hormones naturally, you can download my free 7 day hormone cleanse click here.

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Fertility and Pregnancy Hormonal Health

How being overweight impacts fertility

One of my coaching clients was told she needed to lose weight by her specialist to increase the chances of falling pregnant while doing IVF. She’d come to me to help her shift the extra weight and boost her chances of having a successful transfer.

During our recent session I asked her if she knew the reason behind why she had to release the weight? She didn’t know, only that it would help.

I know for me, when I’m aware of why I’m doing something, I’m more likely to follow through and stay motivated. So if you’re also in the same situation as my client, then read on.

When we look at couples who use IVF to conceive, it’s been shown women who are overweight or obese have a lower chance of a live birth and significantly higher miscarriage rate than women with a normal BMI.

But this applies to everybody however you conceive your baby.

So why does being overweight and obese such a weighty issue when it comes to FERTILITY?

Being overweight impacts a woman’s chance of conceiving a healthy baby because it:

  • Causes hormonal imbalances
  • Triggers problems with menstruation and ovulation
  • Increases risk of complications with pregnancy such as a miscarriage, diabetes or premature birth

How?

When we have excess fat, these fat cells produce a hormone called leptin that can disrupt the hormone balance and impacts the menstruation cycle.

Another reason, in a study of 726 Australian women aged 26-36 years old, they found the women who were considered obese were significantly associated with having irregular menstrual cycle which was influenced by the high amount of insulin in the blood and decrease levels of sex-hormone-binding globulin (a protein that is responsible for regulating androgen and estrogen).

In other words, insulin can disrupt the hormone balance and impacts the menstruation cycle.

When your menstruation cycle is impacted, this reduces fertility as it’s difficult to track or know if or when you’re ovulating.

Now get this, excess weight and obesity also increases the risk of anovulation which is when no egg is release by the ovaries and if this happens, fat chances of you getting pregnant (mind the pun.) Women with a BMI above 27 are three times more likely than women in the normal weight range to be unable to fall pregnant because they’re not ovulating.

Now if you’re overweight or obese and are ovulating, the truth of the matter is that the quality of your eggs are also reduced!

Which explains why being overweight impacts a woman’s chance of conceiving a healthy baby due to increased risk of complications with pregnancy such as a miscarriage, diabetes or premature birth.

so what can you do about it?

According to IVF Australia, a “healthy BMI range is between 18.5 to 24.9 for young and middle-aged adults. Under 18.5 is considered underweight and over 25 is overweight. If a woman’s BMI is greater than 35, the risk of problems become more significant.”

If you suspect your overweight or obese and is affecting your fertility, then let’s find out what your BMI is:

Click here to calculate your BMI

overweight or obese?

It can seem a bit overwhelming to hear some of the facts on how being overweight and obese impacts fertility but there is good news.

If you have clicked on the link above to checked your BMI and realised that you fall in the category of being overweight or obese, you have the power to change this, just like my client is doing right now.

The good news!

According to IVF Australia here are a few things you can start doing now:

  • Stopping smoking, as it reduces fertility by around 40%, and also increases the risk of miscarriage
  • Reducing alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Optimising weight by following a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • For a female, taking folic acid, ideally for three months prior to trying to conceive, as it is one of the few nutrients known to prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida
  • Managing known conditions, such as diabetes. This improves the chances of a healthy baby, and reduces the risk of miscarriage
  • Reviewing current medications and any implications for pregnancy with a GP
  • Understanding your menstrual cycle

As an Integrative Health Coach, my role is to support my clients to make those diet and lifestyle changes so they can start balancing their hormones naturally and increase their chances of falling pregnant.

If you feel you need support, then apply to book in for a free hormonal health and fertility assessment.

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Fertility and Pregnancy Hormonal Health

The one thing that women overlook when it comes to getting baby ready

This week I’ve been working on putting together a workshop to help women who are wanting to increase their chances of falling pregnant.

There is a lot of things that women think about when it comes to getting baby-ready. We eat better, we might give up alcohol and start taking prenatal supplements but there seems to be one thing we tend to overlook.

Stress.

This workshop isn’t about 5 tips about managing stress.

Let’s face it, if you’re serious about wanting to conceive, a how-to guide on stress management isn’t going to cut it.

I’ve put this workshop as a tool to help you transform areas in your life in order to create space for a new baby.

You’re literally going to be doing some work in the workshop.

This workshop is to help women who want to fall pregnant by boosting their fertility and avoid stressing out during that dreaded 2 weeks waiting window before peeing on a stick.

Register now by clicking here.

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Career, Finance & Business Fertility and Pregnancy Hormonal Health Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Dr.Oz shares the benefits of Health Coaches in the healthcare system

“What role can Health Coaches play in the ongoing healthcare crisis in America? A very significant one, says Dr. Mehmet Oz, who recently sat down with IIN founder Joshua Rosenthal to discuss the issue.

Their probing conversation explored the different roles of doctors, patients, and Health Coaches in our current system, and how each can help contribute to a wellness revolution. Rather than overhauling the entire healthcare system, Dr. Oz says, Health Coaches should function as an added layer between doctors and patients, helping patients be healthier and doctors be better practitioners.

In fact, Health Coaches are essential in this equation, as most doctors don’t learn fundamental nutritional principles while in medical school—principles that can often serve as a replacement for medicine or invasive operations!

Today, 20% of Americans drive most of our healthcare costs, and these people “desperately need Health Coaching,” according to Dr. Oz. By focusing on this group, Health Coaches can not only help a large group of people lead healthier and happier lives, we can also take an enormous burden off of our economy and transform our society into one with a raised standard of nutrition and complete wellness.”

I’ve been told by my clients there is a lack of support and guidance around what to do about making improvements to their health and lifestyle at home when they have been given a diagnosis.

Often, coming to be because they have exhausted all other options and feeling fearful of the future.

I believe we can help many people before it’s too late. Alleviating the pressure on the healthcare system and the economic impact to a rise in preventable chronic illnesses.

When a patient goes to a medical centre to discuss a health issue such as trouble with sleeping, perhaps a persistent headache, infertility due to an irregular cycle or unable to shift excess weight, there is so much that can be done for people if they were referred to a health for ongoing support as an extension to the care a doctor provides.

I’m a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and have a private practice based in Western Sydney, offering health coaching virtually.

If you are a GP or Medical Specialist who would like to refer a client for health coaching, click here.

Click here to learn more about health coaching.