6 Ways Health Coaches Can Support Clients with Autoimmune Diseases Over the Holidays  

    The holidays can be a time to look forward to for many people, but they can also be a cause of stress for those with complicated health issues, including autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, PCOS, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus.  

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    How Health Coaches Are Integral to Excellent Care 

    As little as ten years ago, it was rare to find health coaches integrated into the patient care cycle. While health coach integration into the healthcare system is still not universal, clinics, hospitals, and individual health professionals are beginning to recognize the positive impact that health coaches can have on patient and client outcomes.  

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    5 Steps to Supporting Clients with Complex Health Conditions

    When a coaching client tells you they have a complex health condition, do you feel confident coaching them? 

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    The Disordered Eating-Eating Disorder Continuum

    TW: Detailed discussion about eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors

    For some people, the meaning behind the term eating disorder feels distant and difficult to comprehend. For others, the term may bring up difficult feelings or feel deeply triggering. 

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    Influence of Stress on the Immune System and Autoimmune Disease

    Physical and psychological stress are natural experiences in all beings with complex neurological systems. On a biological level, the function of stress is to help us to respond and adapt to a changing environment to increase our chances of surviving and thriving. 

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    Important Things to Remember When Working with Clients Who Have Autoimmune Disease

    Every diagnosis brings on unique challenges. As an individual becomes aware of symptoms affecting their wellbeing, navigates the health system, receives a diagnosis, and then learns to manage the disease, the way they see their body and interact with their environment may change significantly.

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    Integrative and Holistic Factors that Contribute to Autoimmune Disease

    Autoimmune diseases are those that develop in conditions where the body’s cells are unable to distinguish between pathogenic cells and its own cells. The result: The immune system destroys its own cells. 

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    Coach Resource: Prevention and Treatment of Pregnancy-Induced Diastasis Recti

    A woman’s abdomen expands significantly over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy—it stretches and widens to make space for a growing baby, the placenta, and the fluids that will nourish and carry the baby to term. 

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