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17: 6-Month Program, Closing the Deal, and Program Add-ons

17: 6-Month Program, Closing the Deal, and Program Add-ons

This week in Module 15 we are introduced to the 6-month program, the value and significance of the 6-month program, how to close the deal, and add-ons for the program.

16: Sleep, Caffeine, Active Listening

16: Sleep, Caffeine, Active Listening

This week in Module 14, we explore sleep quality and quantity, the hot-button topic of caffeine and more on how to effectively coach.

15: Clean eating, physical activity

15: Clean eating, physical activity

This week's lesson, Module 13, we learned about clean eating and how to take small steps toward a diet based on whole foods, the importance of physical activity and its impact on health and happiness, the effects of exercise that contribute to improved health, longevity, and a reduced risk of disease. We explored physical activity options that align with our own bio-individuality and practiced using active listening, direct communication, eye contact, and high-mileage questions and understand their importance in the client’s self-healing process.

14: Challenging the Obesity Dogma

14: Challenging the Obesity Dogma

This week's lesson, Module 12, importance of walking my talk as a health coach. Guest speaker, Gary Taubes challenges the current understanding of the causes of obesity. We also learn about the concepts of volumetrics, metabolic type, calorie density and the usefulness of traditional weight and BMI measurements as a measure of health.

13: Sugar, Finances, and Myers-Briggs

13: Sugar, Finances, and Myers-Briggs

This week's lesson, Module 11, focused on all things sugar. Where is it found and what is the effect on the body. We also learned about the primary food area of finances and how it impacts your health and happiness. We took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and also learned more about conducting a health history.

12: Life Update

12: Life Update

Every 10 Modules we have a test so this week instead of talking about what I'm learning in the course, I'll be telling you all the other stuff I'm doing to get set up to become a Health Coach.

11: Carbohydrates, Health Histories

11: Carbohydrates, Health Histories

This week's lesson, Module 10, focused on understanding the last macronutrient, carbohydrates, including the types, dietary sources, and effects on the body. We get into the pros and cons of carbohydrates in the diet and how to prepare and cook grains. On the coaching side, we learned about the value of becoming a health coach, learned the concepts of coaching skills and were introduced to Health Histories.

10: Protein, Self-Care

10: Protein, Self-Care

This week's lesson, Module 9, focused on understanding another macronutrient, protein. Also, we dive into the protein-based dietary approaches most notably the Atkins diet, the Primal Blueprint and Paleo diets, and to round it out we learned more about self-care on a regular basis.

9: Fats, Food as Medicine, Creativity

9: Fats, Food as Medicine, Creativity

This week's lesson, Module 8, focused on the understanding the basics of fats and their effects on the body, how inflammation plays a role in health and disease, real food vs. industrial food, using food as medicine, the dairy debate, and lastly focusing on the area of Creativity and its impact on health and happiness.

8: Whole Foods, Accountability Coach

8: Whole Foods, Accountability Coach

This week's lesson focused on the healing capacity of whole foods, how a nutrient-dense diet can aid in disease prevention and accountability coaching.

7: Organic, Relationships, Communication

7: Organic, Relationships, Communication

This week's lesson focused on the great organic debate, the value of eating locally grown food including a trip to the farmers market, holistic, sustainable farming, the importance of relationships as a primary food and how to communicate more effectively with the people in my life.

6: Life Update

6: Life Update

This week there was a break in the Modules so I'll be filling you in on all the OTHER stuff I'm doing/learning/trying on the side.

5: Superfoods, Career, Money

5: Superfoods, Career, Money

This week's lesson focused on raw food and superfoods, juicing and blending, career satisfaction, fear and taking action, the relationship between money and self-worth and the Golden Path Step 4.

4: Health Coaches, Dieticians, and Nutritionists, Oh, My!

4: Health Coaches, Dieticians, and Nutritionists, Oh, My!

This week's lesson focused on the unique roles of health coaches, dieticians and nutritionists, how people learn about nutrition, and the role of joy in our health and happiness.

2: IIN Unique Theories, Bio-Individuality, Circle of Life

2: IIN Unique Theories, Bio-Individuality, Circle of Life

IIN Unique Theories, Bio-Individuality, Circle of Life

1: Mission

1: Mission

Hello everyone and welcome to the launch of my newest podcast. This year, 2018, I have committed to a one-year course to become a certified Health Coach. The podcast covers the material we are learning, my own personal growth, and hopefully some other students on as guests.

Please let me know what you think of the podcast or if you are also interested in becoming a Health Coach!