An Introduction to Chronic Diseases in the US for Health and Wellness Professionals

    Six in ten people in the United States have a chronic disease. 

    Four in ten people have two or more chronic diseases. 

    Chronic diseases have the potential to affect all dimensions of a person’s health and wellness. 

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    A Complete Guide to Celiac Disease for the Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach

    Celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people worldwide. It is also commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, with an estimated 2 million Americans living with celiac disease who don’t know they have it. 

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    The Holistic Health Coach's Complete Guide to PCOS

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects one in ten women of reproductive age. In the US alone, that equals about five million women. As your health coaching business grows, it is likely that you will encounter at least one client who has PCOS. 

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    5 Chronic Health Conditions that May Benefit from a Ketogenic Diet

    The term “keto diet” is one of the most popular food and health-related search terms on the internet. Unlike fad diets, like the master cleanse and the grapefruit diet, which lose popularity almost as quickly as they gain it, the ketogenic diet as a way to lose weight swiftly has maintained widespread popularity for over a decade. 

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    Top Ten Best and Worst Foods for MS Multiple Sclerosis

    The National MS Society defines multiple sclerosis (MS) as an immune-mediated process in which the body’s immune system response is directed at the central nervous system (CNS).

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    6 Healthy Ways to Help Your Clients Cope with Stress & Anxiety

    Although it might be hard to believe, occasional stress and anxiety are normal and even important parts of life. 

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    Supplements to Support Clients with Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often disabling disease. No one is sure of what causes it, so there is no known cure.

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    How to Balance These 4 Hunger Hormones

    Even though a lot of the time our bodies might feel a little bit out of whack, they actually function like a fine-tuned machine, with a huge variety of components and mechanisms working in harmony to help us breathe, move, function, and live. And one of the main mechanisms that influence how your body operates is the hormone, a regulatory substance that gives signals to your cells, tissues, and organs about how to behave.

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    Part 1: The Holistic Nutrition Guide to Diabetes

     

    Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to respond to insulin properly.

    Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas will make more insulin and release it so that cells are able to receive blood sugar.  This is why insulin is often called the key which unlocks cells. When cells reach sugar capacity, insulin helps store the remaining sugar in the liver. When blood sugar levels drop in between meals, insulin will help release that stored sugar from the liver.

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    10 Ways to Support Clients with Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease and it often goes undiagnosed and undetected until you unexpectedly fracture a bone. The disease affects men and women and its occurrence is rising. The costs of preventing or not treating osteoporosis are high. Patients often experience extreme complications after one year of major fractures as a result of osteoporosis. 

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