Why Should I Hire a Health Coach?

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Despite advances in modern medicine—and massive amounts of money spent on healthcare—Americans’ health continues to decline. Diabetes and obesity rates are skyrocketing among adults and children. Autoimmune diseases have dramatically increased worldwide. “As a nation, we spend 86% of our healthcare dollars on the treatment of chronic diseases,” says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).…
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“Functional Medicine saved my life” | Student Spotlight: Shelley Bitzer

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“When you’re trying to get to a diagnosis for proper treatment, you need empathy, direction, guidance and education…and I get it, because I lived that nightmare.” 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…
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Three Ways Health Coaches are Uniquely Positioned to Inspire Real Change | Roger Holstein of WebMD

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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.…
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Putting the Pieces Together to Ignite Behavior Change | Student Spotlight: Ashley Howell

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Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches are transforming the healthcare landscape. They’re bringing together diverse approaches to wellness and making them actionable and accessible through positive psychology coaching. This translation—taking health and wellness concepts and implementing them via action plans for sustainable behavior change—is why a Health Coach is a critical part of any practice’s collaborative…
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When Conventional Healthcare Lets You Down | Student Spotlight: Julie Kenney

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The Functional Medicine movement continues to grow. And as The Institute for Functional Medicine trains more and more practitioners in this groundbreaking model, we at The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy will continue to train Health Coaches to partner with them. Across the spectrum—practitioners, coaches, patients—so many people find their way to Functional Medicine when the…
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