What is Functional Medicine?
"Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership... Functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms... Functional medicine enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health." Excerpt from www.functionalmedicine.org
What is Positive Psychology?
"Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play." Excerpt from UPenn Positive Psychology Center
Why work with a Functional Medicine Health Coach?
Functional medicine health coaches are uniquely trained by world-renowned Institute for Functional Medicine faculty, experts in nutrition, mind-body medicine, and leaders in positive psychology. Functional medicine health coaches have knowledge and training in the functional medicine paradigm, as well as the Psychology of Eating, Functional Nutrition, and Functional Medicine tools. Coaches with this background can draw a client's purpose to the surface, guide them in goal-setting with personalized care, and follow-through in helping and supporting clients.