Holistic Health Coach Guide

Module 1: Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Module explores the many facets of personal health and self-responsibility, while focusing on the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual health. It provides students with the tools they need to make informed health decisions that promote lifelong wellness for themselves, their families, and their clients. The lessons encourage readers to be responsible for their own health-related behaviors and outline how to improve overall health through nutrition, fitness, stress management, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

Part 1 Achieving Wellness

  • The Definition of Health
  • Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness
  • Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony
  • Mental Health

Part 2 Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Choosing a Nutritious Diet
  • Managing a Healthy Weight
  • Movement and Physical Activity for Health

Part 3 Understanding and Preventing Disease

  • Reducing Infections and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention
  • Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention
  • Heredity and Disease

Part 4 Explaining Drug Use and Abuse

  • Drug Use and Abuse
  • Eliminating Tobacco Use
  • Using Alcohol Responsibly

Part 5 Making Healthy Choices

  • Making Decisions About Healthcare
  • Exploring Alternative Medicines
  • Accidents and Injuries

Part 6 Overcoming Obstacles

  • Understanding Aging and Dying
  • Working Toward a Healthy Environment

Module 2: Health and Lifestyle Coaching

The Health and Lifestyle Coaching Module will show you how to have realistic coaching conversations with your clients and how to address issues such as the timing and types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively, and how to facilitate robust action planning. You will learn how to engage in well-designed communication strategies to motivate, guide, inform, and support clients’ processes toward personal change with a holistic approach.

Part 1 Introducing Wellness Coaching

  • Modern Health Issues
  • Process of Change
  • Wellness Coaching

Part 2 Background and Core Ingredients of Coaching

  • Evolution of Coaching
  • Models of Helping Others
  • Core Ingredients of Effective Coaching
  • Core Ingredients of Wellness Coaching

Part 3 Paths of Change

  • Transtheoretical Model
  • Change Strategies
  • Self-Efficacy, Self-Regulation, and Relapse Prevention
  • Applying Strategies in Coaching

Part 4 Coaching Models

  • Examine Different Models of Coaching
  • Desired Outcomes
  • Desired Plans

Part 5 Setting the Foundation for Effective Coaching

  • Establishing the Coaching-Client Guidelines and Agreement
  • Differentiating Values, Virtues, Morals, and Ethics
  • Coaching Agreements
  • Critical Elements of Agreements

Part 6 Co-Creating the Coaching Relationship

  1. How to Establish Trust and Respect
  2. The Working Alliance Between
  3. The Coaching Presence

Part 7 The Power of Listening

  • Understanding Body Language
  • Active, Passive Listening
  • Levels of Listening

Part 8 The Power of Questioning

  1. Types of Questioning
  2. Problematic Questioning
  3. Steps of Questioning
  4. Positives and Negatives of Questioning
  5. Powerful Questioning

Part 9 Direct Communication

  • Feedback
  • Challenge
  • Self-Disclosure
  • Immediacy
  • Direct Input

Part 10 Awareness and Action

  • Increasing Client Awareness
  • Client Focusing
  • Client Reflection
  • Designing Action
  • The Competency Development Model

Part 11 Goal-Focused Coaching

  • The Centrality of Coaching
  • Goal Complexity
  • The Coach’s Role
  • Case Studies

Part 12 Tools for Your Coaching Career

  • Sample Coaching Forms and Agreements
  • ICF Code of Ethics
  • Complete kit of assessment tools to help establish a strong framework for successful coaching
  • Welcome packet, coaching readiness index, introductory session form, and between-sessions questionnaire to benefit both the professional and client in laying the groundwork
  • Other supplemental resources—such as a social and emotional intelligence assessment and a goal-setting form— support the journey

Module 3: Holistic Nutrition Science

The Holistic Nutrition Science Module covers basic anatomy and physiology, describing each major system of the body and how they interrelate. Also presented are the models of health and disease, both traditional and holistic. You will discover which whole foods, herbs, and spices have been scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease. You will also learn what to eat in order to help treat the top 15 causes of death, foods we should consume every day, and those that we need to avoid.

Part 1 How the Body Works and Self-Care

  • The Skin—Between, Within, and Without
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System and Fascia
  • The Cardiovascular System—Transport
  • Immunity
  • The Lungs
  • The Digestive System—Eating and Food Processing
  • The Liver—A General with a Thousand Functions
  • The Kidneys and Bladder—Cleaning the Blood
  • Hormones (The Endocrine System)—Communication and Control
  • The Reproductive System
  • The Senses—Experiencing the World
  • Detoxification, Elimination, and Fasting

Part 2 Nutrition for Disease Prevention

  • Holistic Nutrition for Heart Disease
  • Holistic Nutrition for Lung Diseases
  • Holistic Nutrition for Brain Diseases
  • Holistic Nutrition for Digestive Cancers
  • Holistic Nutrition for Infections
  • Holistic Nutrition for Diabetes
  • Holistic Nutrition for High Blood Pressure
  • Holistic Nutrition for Liver Diseases
  • Holistic Nutrition for Blood Cancers
  • Holistic Nutrition for Kidney Disease
  • Holistic Nutrition for Breast Cancer
  • Holistic Nutrition for Suicidal Depression
  • Holistic Nutrition for Prostate Cancer
  • Holistic Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Holistic Nutrition for Iatrogenic Causes
  • Foods to Eat Every Day to Fight Disease

Part 3 Holistic Nutrition, Medicine, and Society

  1. The Modern Healthcare System
  2. Modern Medicine Downfall
  3. The Whole Truth About Medicine
  4. Treating the Symptom and Not the Cause
  5. Prevention vs. Prescription
  6. Nutrition as Prevention
  7. Genetics vs. Nutrition
  8. Understanding the Medical System
  9. Food Industry Exploitation and Control
  10. Research and Profit
  11. Media Influence on Society and Nutrition

Part 4 Foods, Diets, and Meal Planning for Health and Longevity

  • Defining the Optimum Diet
  • The Science Behind the WFPB Way of Eating
  • Calorie Rich, Nutrient Poor: Obesity, Chronic Disease
  • Reverse-Engineering Longevity: Food and Culture in the Blue Zones
  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine
  • Demystifying Diabetes
  • Discussion of Pros and Cons of Various Diets: Low-Carb, Paleo, and so on
  • Navigating Everyday Food Choices
  • The Psychology and Physiology of Food and Pleasure
  • Proven Strategies for Successful Transitions to Healthier Diets
  • Transform Your Health
  • Whole Foods Recipes
  • How to Customize the Whole Foods Diet for Particular Preferences and Needs
  • Shopping Lists, Culinary Tips, and Other Practical Tools to Support Healthy Eating at Home or When Traveling

Part 5 Holistic Herbal Remedies for Health and Longevity

  1. Herbal Nutrition
  2. Stress and Energy
  3. Relaxation, Mood, and Sleep
  4. Digestion and Elimination
  5. Detoxification: Cleanup Time
  6. The Immune System
  7. The Respiratory System
  8. Blood Sugar
  9. The Cardiovascular System
  10. Memory and Cognition
  11. Managing Pain
  12. The Thyroid
  13. Reproductive Vitality
  14. Aging Gracefully
  15. Children and Animals: Herbal Medicine for the Whole Family
  16. Harvesting, Buying, Storing, and Using Herbs
  17. DIY Herbal Remedies

Module 4: Nutrition Consultant Skill Development

The Nutrition Counseling Skills Module provides you with a step-by-step guide to the fundamental skills of counseling strategies and protocol, complemented by action-based worksheets and practical case studies. Included are practical examples and first-person accounts of case studies that show how to execute various approaches, counseling strategies, and common nutritional assessments in a variety of settings. The worksheets and questionnaires teach students to document and assess counseling sessions. In addition, forms and checklists are provided for beginning practitioners.

Part 1 Preparing to Meet Your Client

  1. Frameworks for Understanding and Attaining Behavior Change
  2. Communication Essentials

Part 2 Meeting Your Client: The Counseling Interview

  • Developing a Nutritional Care Plan: Putting It All Together
  • Promoting Change to Facilitate Self-Management
  • Making Behavior Change Last

Part 3 Communication with Diverse Population Groups

  • Group Facilitation and Counseling

Part 4 Keys to Successful Nutrition Education Interventions

  • Education Strategies, Mass Media, and Evaluation
  • Four-Week Guided Nutrition Counseling Program
  • Step-By-Step Guide for Working with Clients
  • Client Intake Forms

Module 5: Holistic Health Research Presentations

In the Holistic Health Research Presentations Module, you will learn the most current research to date, including practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic diseases. Note: Content listings for each presentation have been abbreviated.

Presentation 1

  • LDL Cholesterol and Heart Disease
  • Animal Protein and Stress Hormones
  • Donating Blood to Prevent Heart Disease
  • Turmeric and Inflammatory Pseudotumo
  • Breast Cancer Risk and Soy
  • Treating Endometriosis with Seaweed
  • Treating PCOS with Diet
  • Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection
  • Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds?
  • Supplement Industry and Carnitine/TMAO

Presentation 2

  • Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
  • Green Tea for Boosting Immune Function
  • Dangers of Supplement Deregulation
  • Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
  • Sodium and Autoimmune Disease
  • Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
  • Wakame Seaweed and Immune Function
  • Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen Enzymes
  • Avocados, Red Wine, and Inflammation
  • Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Vitamin C
  • Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio and Stroke Risk
  • Gut Flora Uses Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

Presentation 3

  • Best Supplements for Prostate Cancer
  • Lead in Drinking Water
  • Best Foods for Lead Poisoning
  • Microbiome: We Are What They Eat
  • Best Aromatherapy Herb for Alzheimer’s
  • Natural Treatment for Acne
  • Controversy Over the Trans Fat Ban
  • Food Industry Wants Public Confused
  • Best Supplement for Fibromyalgia
  • Fermented or Unfermented Soy Foods

Presentation 4

  • Antioxidant Effects of Acai vs. Apples
  • Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function
  • Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine
  • Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet
  • How to Cook Rice to Reduce Arsenic
  • Pros of Brown Rice vs. Cons of Arsenic
  • Coconut Oil and Boost in HDL Cholesterol
  • Coconuts and Coconut Oil MCTs
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer and Diet
  • Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

Presentation 5

  1. How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning
  2. Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?
  3. Fighting Autism Brain Inflammation
  4. Best Foods for Autism
  5. Is CAPB in SLS-Free Toothpaste Better?
  6. Cell Phone Brain Tumor Risk
  7. Different Oils for Eczema Treatment
  8. The Best Diet for Fibroids
  9. Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics
  10. Best Food for High Cholesterol
  11. Lycopene Supplement vs. Prostate Cancer

Presentation 6

  • Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk
  • Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism
  • Best Foods to Avoid for Eczema
  • Exclusion Diets for Eczema
  • Are Avocados Good for Your Cholesterol?
  • Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana
  • The Rise in Blood Lead Levels in Pregnancy and Menopause
  • Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopause Hot Flashes
  • Best Food to Counter Stress-Induced Immune Suppression
  • The Effects of Radiation Leaking from Microwave Ovens

Presentation 7

  1. Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat
  2. Mammogram Recommendations: Why the Conflicting Guidelines?
  3. The Role of Pesticides and Pollution in Autism
  4. Are Avocados Fattening?
  5. The Role of Dairy and Gluten in Canker Sores
  6. Breast Cancer and the Five-Year Survival Rate Myth
  7. The Pros and Cons of Mammogram

Presentation 8

  • Does Cocoa Powder Cause Acne?
  • Is Aloe Effective for Blood Pressure, Inflammatory Bowel, Wound Healing, and Burns?
  • Apple Peels Put to the Test for Chronic Joint Pain
  • Can Alcohol Cause Cancer?
  • The Best Source of Resveratrol
  • Is It Better to Drink Little Alcohol Than None at All?
  • How to Prevent Alzheimer’s with Diet
  • The Risks of Shark Cartilage Supplements
  • Should Women with Fibroids Avoid Soy?
  • Do Natural and DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaning Products Disinfect as Well as Bleach?
  • Coconut Water for Athletic Performance vs. Sports Drinks
  • Are Sports Drinks Safe and Effective?
  • How to Access Research Articles for Free
  • Sci-Hub Opens Up a World of Knowledge

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