Author: Elyse Wagner
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Alternative medicine
Functional Medicine Coaching contains inspirational stories that describe the personal transformations and journeys toward physical health and well-being as a result of working with a health coach. Both aspiring coaches and those already working in the field will learn the power of combining the principles of Functional Medicine with positive psychology coaching. The powerful blending of these two approaches addresses what individual need to thrive. Anyone with a passion for helping others should consider entering the rapidly exploding fields of health coaching and specializing in Functional Medicine coaching.
Author: James Maskell
Release Date: 2016-09-16
For all too many dedicated physicians, stuck in a cycle of seven-minute patient visits and production line healing, medicine has become a frustrating vocation. Furthermore, the current epidemic of chronic illness demands a new care standard that can break down the existing structural barriers to full resolution. It requires functional medicine. The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice," one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments. Welcome to a new world of modern medical care, delivered in a community setting. It's time to embrace the Evolution of Medicine and reignite your love for the art of healing.
Author: Barbara Swanson
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
If you have ever walked down a health store aisle to be confronted with thousands of supplements, and wished you could magically understand which ones really work for health benefits; or if you want to quickly and easily figure out whether a new fad food is really good for you or not--then this book is for you. Beyond Foods The Handbook of Functional Nutrition is a true handbook; i.e., short and easy-to-understand. It introduces the 4 Building Blocks of Health, a unique simple yet comprehensive health model that explains Functional Nutrition in laymans language. With its clear communication style, Beyond Foods successfully takes the very complex subject of how nutrition creates health and breaks it down into logical building blocks. You are not just told what to eat. You are given a clear understanding of why foods are good for you, or not; and this allows you to make ongoing choices in the marketplace long after the book is read. Beyond Foods won the 2014 Bronze medal at the national ELit Awards for Excellence in the health genre.
Why do some wellness entrepreneurs find freedom, flexibility and a healthy income online - while others get stuck spinning their wheels, never finding clients or making sales? It's not about who has the best website, or who spends more time on social media. The secret is in the system. Wellpreneurs who find clients online have a system in place that failing wellpreneurs don't. This system brings more of the right people to your website, and turns them into paying clients. It's this proven, step-by-step system you'll learn in this book. Wellpreneur is a guide to nailing your niche and finding more clients online, written just for wellness entrepreneurs. If you're a health coach, yoga teacher, personal trainer, nutritionist or other wellness professional, you'll: Get total clarity on your target market, so you know exactly who you're serving (and why). Learn the proven five-step Organic Growth System to attract ideal prospects to your website and turn them into paying clients. Peek inside the businesses of successful wellpreneurs, to learn how they grew profitable wellness businesses online. Streamline your online marketing, so you can spend less time marketing, and more time doing work you love!
Author: Joel Kreisberg
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Accessible to all and deeply rewarding, Coaching and Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative is an inspirational guide for every coach and health care practitioner. Weaving together the authors' own healing narratives, diverse case studies and skillful step-by-step methodology, this book reveals the powerful benefits of shifting one's story from the conventional medical model of disease and cure, to the powerful honesty of narrative healing. With compassion and clarity, the authors offer coaches, clients and patients, not just a health resource, but a fundamental, essential and deepening way to be within the healing arts and sciences. "I highly recommend this book as a healing narrative and an illustration of what can be accomplished when human beings put their minds together for healing purposes." Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Author Coyote Medicine and Narrative Medicine "This coaching model evokes a patient's intrinsic wisdom through participation in narrative and self-exploration." Larry Dossey, MD, Author Reinventing Medicine "The book Coaching and Healing pioneers a new area of research and practice, namely, the application of Integral Coaching to the process of healing. It's a natural match in many ways, and yet remains sadly under-applied at this time. Coaching and Healing aims to redress that lack by directly approaching the topic through the lens of Integral Theory and Integral Coaching itself..." Ken Wilber, Author Integral Meditation and Integral Spirituality
Author: Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness. In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.
The practice of Medicine has changed dramatically over the last few hundred years. From its rudimentary beginnings, to a very detailed understanding of the human body functioning and anatomy, our current knowledge of the human being has never been so profound. Not only the medical sciences have evolved, but also many others like chemical, agricultural, astrological and physics just to name a few. The "modernization" of our way of life has brought comfort and improved our survival but at the same time has created an environment that is very detrimental to our health. This modern world full of radiation, toxicities, antibiotics and hormones fed to animals, genetically modified foods and other insults has created an epidemic of chronic diseases, like Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Auto-Immune, Neurologic, Psychiatric and Respiratory diseases. Even diseases that were rare before like Autism and Fibromyalgia are rampant nowadays. Unfortunately, medicine has faced these serious challenges by using more and more chemical prescription (and over-the-counter) medications. Some of them have been very helpful but most of them have just created more insult to our already damaged bodies. These medications cause side effects, nutritional depletion and interact between each other creating sometimes more trouble than benefits. This book, Modern Medicine for Modern Times, is an introduction to a type of medicine that addresses the root causes of diseases. The book explores the history of Medicine, Pharmaceuticals and the emerging of Functional Medicine as a science. This type of Medicine goes beyond the complaint, disease or finding in a test or scan. It addresses the "Why" and solves it at its origin. Most of the chronic diseases of modern times have common causative factors on those root causes, like inflammation, oxidation, nutrient and hormone deficiencies, heavy metal and other environmental toxicities, dehydration, intestinal health, physical activity, food choices and stress management. The book explains each of these root or foundational causes of health and disease. And provides tips on how to balance them all, both in our bodies and in our environment, so we are able to mitigate, if not eradicate, most of these diseases of modern times.
A proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms from a certified health coach and founder of the large PCOS Diva online community. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders, and the most common cause of female infertility, affecting roughly five million American women. Because it’s symptoms are widespread—including stubborn weight gain, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, and irregular menstrual cycles—women suffering from PCOS are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals with uncomfortable side effects that only mask PCOS’s root causes. While there is no cure for PCOS, women can learn to control their symptoms naturally. In this welcome guide, Amy Medling shows how to combine an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care to successfully treat their PCOS. Grounded in the latest medical research and filled with the knowledge she’s acquired dealing with PCOS herself and working with thousands of women, Healing PCOS offers women small, manageable steps that help alleviate their symptoms and control the inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance that underlie the condition. Amy’s revolutionary program consists of: A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast 85 delicious recipes—half fan favorites and half new dishes Daily self-care exercises, including meditation and journaling prompts Amy has helped tens of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have struggled with PCOS, her revolutionary program can now work for you.
Author: Suzanne Gordon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-20
The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Nevertheless, an estimated 100,000 patients still succumb to preventable medical errors or infections every year. How can health care providers reduce the terrible financial and human toll of medical errors and injuries that harm rather than heal? Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. In response to a series of human-error caused crashes, the airline industry developed the system of job training and information sharing known as Crew Resource Management (CRM). Under the new industry-wide system of CRM, pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews now communicate and cooperate in ways that have greatly reduced the hazards of commercial air travel. The coauthors of this book sought out the aviation professionals who made this transformation possible. Beyond the Checklist gives us an inside look at CRM training and shows how airline staff interaction that once suffered from the same dysfunction that too often undermines real teamwork in health care today has dramatically improved. Drawing on the experience of doctors, nurses, medical educators, and administrators, this book demonstrates how CRM can be adapted, more widely and effectively, to health care delivery. The authors provide case studies of three institutions that have successfully incorporated CRM-like principles into the fabric of their clinical culture by embracing practices that promote common patient safety knowledge and skills.They infuse this study with their own diverse experience and collaborative spirit: Patrick Mendenhall is a commercial airline pilot who teaches CRM; Suzanne Gordon is a nationally known health care journalist, training consultant, and speaker on issues related to nursing; and Bonnie Blair O'Connor is an ethnographer and medical educator who has spent more than two decades observing medical training and teamwork from the inside.
This unique cookbook with a CD-ROM of printable recipes looks beyond intervening in the symptoms of health problems and addresses the ways in which diet can be used to help correct underlying imbalances in the body. Dealing with a range of different issues, including gastro-intestinal, immune system and hormone imbalances, this book clearly explains the intricacies of each problem and offers useful tips on how to truly make a difference through diet. The recipes provided for each imbalance are easy to follow and are accompanied by detailed nutritional information. The information throughout the book, including the chapter on healthy ageing, is designed for clients who wish to optimise their health, whether or not they are currently facing health problems. With its focus on a personalised approach to helping people through diet, this book is an invaluable resource for nutritionists, health professionals and their clients.
Author: David Gelles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2015-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Explains how such mindfulness practices as meditation and yoga have helped lower stress and increase mental focus for employees, and offers real-world examples of how mindfulness has benefited large corporations.
Your Body Is Your Home, Build It With Functional Medicine How well are you aging? Were you told your labs are normal but you don't feel normal? Has conventional medicine been nothing but a Band-Aid? Are you ready to try something different? Many health care providers want to help their patients but don't know how, and many patients wait until their symptoms are causing problems before they see a provider. Both patients and providers can beneﬁ t from a guide to aging well. In Dr. Stephanie Gray's Your Longevity Blueprint, you'll learn how you can use functional medicine to: -RESTORE YOUR GUT HEALTH -KEEP YOUR SPINE IN LINE -INFLUENCE YOUR GENETICS -REPLETE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES -DETOXIFY YOUR BODY -OPTIMIZE YOUR HORMONES -REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE -STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Your body is your home, and your functional medicine provider will act as your body's contractor and builder--giving your body the foundation, framework, and electricity it's always needed. Where conventional medicine treats symptoms, functional medicine discovers the root cause. This is determined by your test results, what Dr. Stephanie Gray calls your fingerprint. Learn how functional medicine assesses the interaction of nutrition, genetics, hormones, toxins, and infections to improve your health and overall longevity. Imagine what life would be like with true health. Let's live long together! Wellness is Waiting(TM)!
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2011-02-08
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
Blended brilliantly with Wagner's intuitive eating philosophy, health education and self-healing practices, Smoothie Secrets Revealed is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts your health, happiness and relationship with your food, attitude, and body back into your hands so that you can become the CEO of your health. This unique book is a valuable tool for those who struggle with learning how to eat healthier. Original.