Do you ever hear a voice in your head that makes you feel bad or sad? Ridicules you? Criticizes you? Tells you to worry? Tells you that you'll fail?
According to Rick Carson, the author of Taming Your Gremlin, we each have a narrator in our head, and that narrator is not nice to us.
Let's say you want to lose weight. Your Gremlin will say, "You can't do that. You will always be fat."
If you've been ill for a while, your Gremlin might say, "You're never going to get well."
The first step in Getting Well and Staying Well is to silence your Gremlin. And that's where health coaching starts.
What's not working in your life right now? What do you want to change or accomplish? Where do you want to be six months from now?
What's in your way? What have you tried?
What will you get when you reach this goal? Why is it important to you?
Did you know that you already have all the answers to your life questions? We all do.
But sometimes we don't get the right answers because we don't ask the right questions?
That's one of the many skills a Coach has -- We ask the questions that will Empower You!
Like a baby learning to talk, changes in your life and your health must be made in specific order.
First, the baby makes sounds, then words, then groups of words, then sentences.
It's the same for us big folks! As a Health Coach, I'll help you take each step in this process.
Athletes don't go into a competition without a game plan; your Health Coach will help you create an Action Plan so you will:
You want a Coach you can trust. Here are some of my qualifications:
We offer group wellness classes based on our book. Health and nutrition doesn't have to be boring, so we created cartoon characters to teach you about your body.
Our premise is simple: Your Body is your Home. If you body is your home, your mouth is the front door.
What are you bringing into your house?
If you would like to arrange a lecture or presentation for your civic, church, school or business, or if you would like to order Healthy Eating is Good Medicine in bulk, please let us hear from you!
Dr. Andrews is a board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Prescriptions for Enlightening Paths, Inc., Camp Hill, PA, a behavioral health and holistic wellness center where she provides A Life Transforming Approach to Mental Health.
Dr. Andrews uses her natural teaching skills to help patients of all ages identify and reach their goals in an effort to experience healthy, happy lives.
As an educator, counselor and physician, she recommends highly individualized treatment plans for each patient. She passionately believes that each person has the power to take control of his or her own life using a variety of strategies aimed at treating causes rather than conditions.
I've already told you about myself elsewhere on this site, so here's some new stuff.
I have two grown children, Five amazing GRANDkids, and Eight Godchildren.
I majored in Journalism at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and Accounting at Georgia Perimeter College.
I've been a freelance writer and bookkeeper since 1992 and I've been health coaching since 1995.
My motto: Live in Excellence and Serve the Lord.
Introduction - a brief history of human nutrition, the development of drugs in the early 1900's, and the unfortunate closing of medical schools that taught women, blacks, and natural therapies. Students will also learn alarming statistics about the condition of health care in the US today. The Foundation of our Health - explains the working of the human cell, the building block of the body, and introduces students to the concept "your body is your home." The instructor will explain why each cell is like a person, and why health and wellness begin in the cell. The Front Door - Students will be asked, "Who do you invite into your home?" Does the food you eat create havoc or harmony in your body? The instructor will explain natural food and why it is important, and why processed food is bad for your cells.
The Washroom - Students are introduced to water and why it is mandatory for good health, how much water they need, and what kind of water they should drink. They will learn about chemicals and bacteria in the water supply, and why colas and milk don't satisfy their need for water.
The Kitchen - Stove, Trash Compactor, and Garbage Disposal - If the front door is the mouth, the kitchen is the digestive tract.
Class discussion will cover basics of preparing food for the cell. Students will also learn why it's important to keep the kitchen clean, and what happens if garbage is left in the small intestine.
The Furnace - how metabolism works, discussions on anabolism and catabolism, simple and complex carbohydrates. Why one type is bad and the other type healthy, and what happens if they don't put the right fuels in their home. This module will answer questions: What is the best source of protein? What is the difference between dietary and metabolic proteins? How much protein do they need? What are fatty acids and why we all need cholesterol? The pantry holds nutrients needed for good health; what should you have for Harmony? Instruction will answer these questions: What are enzymes? Co-enzymes? Why do we need them? What is the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins? What are the brain vitamins? What are the precious metals your body needs? What is the best way to both prevent and treat disease?
The Telephone - The extraordinary brain is like the telephone system. In this session students will get answers to these questions: How does the brain communicate and how many operators does it use? How many customers does it have? Why does the home require an extensive messaging system? What is gray matter and why is its health important for a happy home? Why is short term memory like unsaved data on a personal computer? How fast do nerves transmit messages? How much energy does the brain need to work properly? What nutrients are essential for Harmony's communication system?
The Workout Room - What is the real reason we all need to exercise? Students will learn about the many benefits of exercise and how it can be used to prevent or treat various disease processes. If they think they don't have time to exercise, they will be asked to give a written response to these three important questions: Do I have time to be sick? Do I have time to recover? What is more important than taking care of me?
The Home Security System - This module will focus on health maintenance and preventing disease caused by free radicals. Students will survey their daily nutritional intake to determine if they are meeting the Optimal Daily Allowances. They will cover the following questions: How secure is their home? Are the cells safe? What are free radicals and how can they keep them away from their home? What factors account for 80-90 percent of all cancers? What organs of the body are most commonly attacked by cancer? Do students take time each day to set the alarm system and lock the doors? What is the best security system for their home? .
The Medicine Cabinet - This session will discuss healing and what the body needs to heal itself. The following questions will be addressed: What is allopathic medicine? What are alternative therapies and how do they work? Should students try them? Are they safe? How do you restore balance in the body when cells are in chaos? How will doctors of the future care for us? How do students choose a reliable health practitioner? What is chelation therapy? Why is it important for heart patients? Why do students need plain old table sugar in their medicine cabinets?
A Trip to the Playground - Not all playmates are safe, as students will learn in this session. What are three of the most dangerous playmates for your cells? Why are they so bad - and why are they so readily available? Why is sugar a diabolical playmate? If it is not good, why do we crave it? What is the real definition of the word diabetes? What is the most deadly substance on the playground?
The Backyard Shade Tree - A student's visit to their home is not complete without a stop in the backyard. This module will call the students' attention to the following questions: What is nutrition for the mind and why do cells need it? What is stress and why is it both bad and good? Can students control it-- or eliminate it? How?
Wrap-Up - We will do a quick review of the course and leave the students with a challenge: Their body is a precious home. They don't have to be sick - because Healthy Eating is Good Medicine!