The health system is in crisis. The health system is equipped to deal with acute trauma, but is lacking and ill-equipped to deal with certain chronic illnesses, or lifestyle related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, angina, alcohol dependence and the like.
Conventional medicine is reactive, ie wait for symptoms to occur, visit your primary care provider who in a 15-minute consultation will prescribe you with medication to treat the symptoms and not the cause. GP’s don’t have the time to thoroughly examine and determine the root cause of disease. Most lack training in diet and nutrition and are influenced by Big Pharma to prescribe the latest fix all drug.
Have high blood pressure? Some GP’s will prescribe high blood pressure medication without deep diving in to the root cause of the high blood pressure.
Have high cholesterol? Some GP’s will prescribe you with cholesterol lowing drugs rather than be curious about what is causing the high cholesterol in the first place.
The good news about lifestyle related diseases is that with the right support and guidance they can be totally reversed and patients can come off their medication. One of the biggest challenges a GP faces is patient compliance, meaning patients not following through on instructions around dietary and lifestyle changes. This is where a health coach provides a valuable service and work hand in hand with GP’s.
As a trained and accredited health coach, I can take you on a 12-week journey of transformation, to coach you in new health promoting habits and unlearn health destroying habits and behaviours. The probability of making long lasting and permanent changes is greatly enhanced with a health coach by your side.
So what are you waiting for? Change for Life!