Autumn is finally here. Meaning the pumpkin craze has begun. These pumpkin pancakes are dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and loaded with delicious fall flavor. They’re the perfect warm and cozy start to any chilly morning. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients 3 large eggs ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp maple syrup […]
According to the CDC, “As a nation, we spend 86% of our health care dollars on the treatment of chronic diseases. These persistent conditions—the nation’s leading causes of death and disability—leave in their wake deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs.” So why hire a health coach in 2019?
How has your own health journey impacted your approach to healing?
For FMCA alumna Shelley Bitzer, living through a chronic illness nightmare exposed the pain and dysfunction of the conventional healthcare system.
A healthy diet and what you put into your body are the foundations for good health. “Food is Medicine” is a term which was originally coined by Hippocrates, also known as the father of Western medicine. He taught that to prevent and treat diseases, one should start by eating a nutrient-dense diet. For thousands of […]
In Functional Medicine, we talk a lot about how food IS medicine, how a “treatment” doesn’t need to be a pill or an injection in order to be effective. This is some of the world’s the oldest wisdom, and while our ancestors certainly didn’t have all the answers, they often knew what they were doing […]
Training to become a health coach isn’t usually the first step in our students’ healing journeys; it’s the next step on a long path toward prioritizing health and sharing it with others. You all come from such a range of backgrounds and experiences, and when, after many twists and turns (and perhaps a few different […]
Our field is growing and changing so fast, it’s hard to keep up. Functional medicine certified health coaches (or FMCHCs) are starting to see a broader set of client issues than they’re used to (some outside the scope of practice they learned at FMCA). Laws and regulations have not kept pace with the growth of the […]
Each of us has our own deeply personal motivations for choosing the health and wellness field. Those motivations, those insights into your calling to help others thrive, are your why. By tapping into your why, you can harness its power to drive you forward toward growth, success, and a meaningful and rewarding career. For Jacalyn […]
No matter how many times our careers (and our lives) change direction, we can usually see themes running through the choices we make and the successes we have. Problem-solving, caregiving, efficiency-finding, innovating, and on and on—whatever your personal themes are, identifying them in your own life can help align your skills and contributions with the […]
Recently, FMCA was lucky enough to catch some time with healthcare media thought leader Roger Holstein. Between his past work as head of WebMD and Healthgrades, and his current role leading investing in healthcare technology as Managing Director with Vestar Capital, Holstein has seen (and driven!) many of the changes that shape the healthcare field. […]