By: Jessica Mattern
Do I Need a Nutrition Coach?
What do professional singers, athletes, actors, and artists have in common? You might say A LOT of practice, and that is very true. But all of the great ones have a great coach. The elite in any profession must know ALL the ins-and-outs in their field and must have developed exceptional skills. They are coached to a level of smooth and polished execution.
All of us could benefit from having a coach educate, train, and guide us into the person we want to be.
Becoming healthy is no different. There is so much conflicting information out there when it comes to health and nutrition that it becomes a priority to get some expert guidance. We are all unique individuals and our bodies are unique as well. Many health and nutrition principles can be applied to most people however, some of us have very specialized needs and restrictions. Health and nutrition are not “one size fits all”. Some foods that may be healthy for one person may be harmful to another. As we examine the world of food and health, we see that food labels are sneaky and many do not have your best interest in mind. Gluten-free and fat-free does not necessarily mean it is good for you and maybe just the opposite. Those terms and words like “natural flavorings” often turn out to be hidden sugars, grains, chemicals, and additives and these can cause devastating effects on your health.
You want to eat better and you want to improve your health but where do you start? Who do you trust and who has the true data on safe and natural body regeneration? By now you have probably begun to realize or at least suspect that big government, big farms, big pharma, and big food industries are more interested in profit than they are in your well-being. We are all products of our upbringing, our past habits and routines, and the ideas we have picked up from all of the “opinion leaders” in our life. And we may have grown up in a lifestyle with little emphasis on health. It can be difficult to learn healthy habits all on your own. Even more important is to make sure you are doing it correctly for you and your family as they are relying on you to make important food decisions for them. Who’s in charge at your house to grocery shop?
Here at East Liverpool Family Practice, we coach and educate you on what not to eat, what your body needs to feel better, and how to grocery shop for yourself, and your family. With the guidance of Dr. Hill, Mike Bruce and the rest of our ELFP staff, you will be working one on one to help you achieve your health goals. As we work with you, we specifically identify where you need the most help for your specific health conditions, and create a plan with you on how to reach these health goals.
Beyond testing you on what your body needs to achieve better health, we also offer personalized nutrition coaching with our Health Coach Mike Bruce. These visits with Mike will teach you the basics of how to create a balanced meal, what foods are known dangers for promoting inflammation, heart conditions, and cancer, and what foods promote true body regeneration. Mike will also teach you how to shop in the grocery store, how to meal plan effectively, and even how to find if there are harmful toxins in your daily products and cosmetics. Mike has a wealth of information and you can meet with him as many times as you need to make better health choices. These better choices will benefit an individual, spouse, children, and friends.
Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a fad. And to truly learn how to live this lifestyle it is important to seek correct data and true knowledge. This will assure you are on the correct path. Working with our health professionals will help keep you accountable as you travel along in your health journey.
Here at East Liverpool Family Practice, we will support you the whole way and help you through the rough patches. Everyone has their own reasons for pursuing a healthier lifestyle whether it be for themselves, their families, or another reason. You deserve to live and feel your best!
About Dr. Hill
Dr. Lester (Ted) Hill is a licensed Osteopathic physician, an advanced clinical Nutrition Response Testing® practitioner, and the founder of East Liverpool Family Practice.