As a health coach, staying updated with the latest research, trends, and inspiration is essential. Luckily, Instagram is a treasure trove of valuable content. From functional medicine doctors to registered dietitians to health coach influencers, it’s easy to follow what is happening in the diverse world of health and wellness.
One of the best ways to stay on top of current trends or to learn about a new niche is to follow the experts. We’ve put together a list of 25 Instagram accounts every health coach should follow. Coming from a wide range of expertise, these accounts often share important resources, tips, and advice. Many of these accounts share tips and tricks on working with clients, while others keep followers updated on the latest research. All of them showcase some of the best ways to improve health.
Here is our list of 25 Instagram accounts that will provide you with the knowledge, motivation, and inspiration you need to guide and support your clients toward optimal health.
1. Mark Hyman, M.D. – @drmarkhyman
Author of several New York Times bestsellers, Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and chairman of the Food Fix Campaign and is a co-founder and the Chief Medical Officer of Function Health. His account offers his thoughts and advice on health and wellness, as well as information about some of the latest scientific research.
2. Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP – @deannaminich
Dr. Deanna Minich is a certified functional medicine practitioner, nutrition scientist, international lecturer, and teacher. She is the founder of the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program and author of The Rainbow Diet. Her account offers insights into her work, as well as the benefits of adding color to your diet.
3. Maggie Berghoff – @maggie_berghoff
Maggie Berghoff is the founder and CEO of Celproceo, a health consulting company trusted by celebrities, professional athletes, and CEOs that is rooted in functional medicine. She is also the co-founder and CEO of a business and marketing company. She helps health and wellness professionals, such as health coaches, build their own sustainable businesses. Her account offers great business advice, tips on healthy swaps, and inspirational posts to keep you following your dream.
4. Dr. Elisa Song, MD- @healthykids_happykids
A Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained holistic pediatrician, Dr. Elisa Song founded Whole Family Wellness an integrative pediatric practice. Her goal is to share her knowledge of holistic pediatrics with others in a fun and informative way to help everyone live a happier and healthier life. Dr. Song’s Instagram is a great source of information presented in a fun and interesting way.
5. Joy McCarthy – @joyoushealth
Joy McCarthy is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Podcast Host, best-selling author, and the co-founder of Joyous Health. Her goal is to help people find more joy in life and her Instagram account certainly helps her reach her goal. Full of healthy tips and tricks, Joy’s account is a great resource for staying up to date on the latest topics and trends in the world of health and wellness.
6. Sandra Scheinbaum – @drsandi
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without the FMCA founder and CEO, Sandra Scheinbaum. After gaining a PhD in clinical psychology, she specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. Now she trains people to become Functional Medicine health coaches to bridge the gap in healthcare. Dr. Sandi’s Instagram account is a great place to find information about health coaching, workout inspiration, and positivity.
7. Elyse Wagner – @elyse_wagner
If you are looking for an account full of tips, tricks, and advice on health coaching, then look no further than FMCA co-founder Elyse Wagner. A certified nutritionist and licensed mental health counselor, Elyse holds a masters in holistic nutrition and clinical psychology. After overcoming her own chronic illness, she has a passion for helping others take ownership of their health.
8. Alex Elle – @alex_elle
Alex Elle is a New York Times bestselling author, certified breathwork coach, and restorative writing teacher. Her goal is to create community and healing through language. Following her Instagram account may result in improved mindfulness, increased self-love, and new daily affirmations. This is a great account for health coaches to recommend for clients looking for an extra bit of reflection, self-forgiveness, and peace.
9. Jillian Turecki – @jillianturecki
Jillian Turecki is a certified relationship coach. She is sought out for her compassionate, direct, and very authentic style of coaching and teaching. She also hosts a podcast, Jillian On Love. Driven by a curiosity about what makes a relationship thrive, Jillian uses her platform to teach others how to transform their relationships with others and themselves.
10. Jill Carnahan – @drjillcarnahan
Known as the “mold expert,” Dr. Jill Carnahan is a functional medicine doctor and a mold and environmental toxicity expert. After battling cancer and developing Chron’s disease, she found her calling in helping others live vibrant lives. Her Instagram offers tips on how to live a healthier life, as well as resources for health coaches. She specializes in topics such as toxins and gut health.
11. What The Func?! Podcast – @whatthefunc
This functional medicine-based podcast is hosted by certified health coach Laura Schein and Clayton Farris. In each episode, they dig into new, trending, and sometimes controversial topics in Functional Medicine. Regularly featuring doctors, specialists, and experts in the field, each episode explores different ways people can get healthy and make sustainable lifestyle changes. Their Instagram account is the perfect way to stay up to date with the podcast.
12. Remy Morimoto Park – @veggiekins
Remy Morimoto Park is the recipe developer, food photographer, blogger, and health and wellness writer at Vegie Kins. What’s more, she is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, and holistic nutritionist. Like many accounts on this list, Park suffered through health issues in the past and has chosen to help others live healthier lives. Her Instagram account is the perfect place to find vegan and gluten-free recipes for you or your clients.
13. Amanda Novello Schuh – @healthymommamanda
Certified functional medicine health coach, Amanda Novello Schuh runs the Healthy Moma Manda blog. Much like her Instagram account, her blog is a great place for anyone to find healthy and delicious recipes. Follow her Instagram for helpful health and wellness tips and delectable-looking dishes you can make yourself.
14. Hailey Rowe – @hailey_rowe
Curating the right Instagram feed isn’t just about following fellow health coaches or medical professionals. You need to follow those who can help you succeed. This is why Hailey Rowe has made our list. As a marketing coach, Hailey has built her business on helping health and wellness businesses take off. Her Instagram is full of inspirational posts and business tips and tricks.
15. Dr. Abbey Houde – @the.brainhealth.doctor
Working in functional neurology, Dr. Abbey Houde is dedicated to helping others through understanding the brain and its amazing healing abilities. She is passionate about staying up to date on the latest discoveries in neuroscience. Her Instagram page is where positivity, inspiration, and information collide. Look no further for inspirational posts and motivations to share on your socials.
16. Sam Horn – @samhornintrigue
Another great account to follow if you are looking for motivation and communication tips is Sam Horn. A regular speaker at FMCA Alumni webinars, Sam Horn is an expert in communications. She can help you take the steps you need to take charge of your career. Her Instagram account is perfect for a little boost of motivation on your IG feed.
17. Casey Means MD – @drcaseyskitchen
If you are interested in how technology can aid health coaches in helping clients make sustainable lifestyle changes, then you need to follow Dr. Casey Means. As the Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, Dr. Means is dedicated to helping reverse the chronic illness epidemic using tech-powered tools and lifestyle changes. Her Instagram is not only informative, full of healthy resources, recipes, and tips, but it is also really colorful.
18. The Chalkboard Mag – @thechalkboardmag
Described as “Daily content to help you live your best life through wellness, nutrition, self-care + great design,” The Chalkboard Mag Instagram account is the perfect addition to your Instagram feed. Using simple designs, their posts are informative and aesthetically pleasing. They are a great way to try out a new morning routine or a new meditation.
19. Coach Krisler – @coachkrisler
If you are looking for a health coaching Instagram account that is full of energy, excitement, and passion for health coaching, look no further than Krisler Bailey. This FMCA graduate is regularly posting everything from healthy recipes to health coaching memes to tips and tricks. If you ever need a reminder about why you love coaching, this is the account to follow.
20. Michelle Tam – @nomnompaleo
Known for her paleo recipes, Michelle Tam’s Instagram account is a great place to find amazing food. When a health coaching client is looking for food inspiration for going paleo, this is a great account to suggest they follow. Not only does Tam regularly post amazing dishes, but she makes sure to show off the various types of food she eats regularly.
21. Varalakshmi Yanamandra – @drvaralakshmi
Varalakshmi Yanamandra is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and her account will inspire wellness in your mind, body, and soul. Her videos and posts range from health resolutions to recipes to tips on improving your gut health. Dr. Yanamandra’s holistic approach means she also discusses unique topics, such as eating a seasonal diet.
22. Cynthia Thurlow – @cynthia_thurlow_
If you are interested in Intermittent Fasting then you need to follow Cynthia Thurlow. As an intermittent fasting expert and nutrition educator, Cynthia’s Instagram account is a great resource for the latest news in health and wellness. This is a must-follow Instagram account for health coaches, clients, and anyone looking to improve their overall health.
23. Meagan Kong – @meagankong
Meagan Kong is a dancer, trainer, and movement coach. But, her Instagram account isn’t only videos of nicely choreographed dances. Kong is all about finding movement that you enjoy and making the most out of it. So, if you are looking for a bit of fitness inspiration, or love great dance moves, then Kong is a must-follow.
24. Ishani Vellodi Reddy – @ishanivellodiwellness
Ishani Vellodi Reddy is a wellness consultant from the United Kingdom. Her Instagram is a perfect combination of health and wellness tips and tricks and sweet stories about her family. She also runs a health and wellness blog that covers everything from supplements and detoxes to lifting weights.
25. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon – @drgabriellelyon
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine practitioner, a specialist in brain and thyroid health, and an expert in muscle-centric medicine. She is a go-to for advice and tips on all things muscle and protein. Her Instagram account is the perfect place to learn about how to get more protein in your diet and how building muscle can impact all areas of your health.
BONUS: Functional Medicine Coaching Academy – @functionalmedcoach
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without our very own FMCA Instagram account. We are the gold standard in health coaching certification programs. We offer amazing webinars, regular blog posts, and podcasts with the industry’s biggest names. Follow us for the latest news on the world of functional medicine health coaching.
These must-follow Instagram accounts offer valuable resources, inspiration, and more. Not only are they the perfect addition to your Instagram feed, but they can be used as great recommendations to clients looking to add a bit of health and wellness to their own social media. So, follow these accounts, learn from the experts, and continue empowering yourself and others on the path to wellness.
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