"My main goal when I started meeting with Martha for health coaching was to address the severe digestive problems I had been experiencing for a decade. I have always been hesitant to take a step in this direction because it seemed like there was too much information to absorb, and I was intimidated by the changes I might have to make. Martha completely changed my outlook on healthy living by approaching my goals in a holistic way. She took the time to learn about my health history, my overall goals for the future, and what changes would be sustainable for me to make. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been a dramatic improvement in my digestive issues and the way my body feels throughout the day, especially after eating. Martha definitely knows what she’s talking about, and incorporates the idea of sustainability into each session. I would recommend Martha to anyone who is considering making a healthy lifestyle change – whether that’s feeling better, looking better, or learning how to make long-term positive changes for your health."
“For almost two years following a traumatic accident, I had an incredibly difficult time sleeping. This lack of sleep affected every aspect of my health— physical and emotional. When I signed on to work with my health coach, Martha, I was hopeful that she would be able to help, but was skeptical because nothing had seemed to work in the past. Martha’s all-encompassing view towards health was a game-changer. She addressed emotional and physical aspects of my health, made highly practical recommendations, and followed up diligently to make changes accordingly. Her expertise in looking at health from a holistic view literally changed my life. I am healthy, I feel exceptionally better (both physically and emotionally), and I am confident in how to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.”
“I have worked as an RN in the Functional Medicine field for several years and have seen firsthand the benefits of Health Coaching. This is an emerging profession and is becoming more and more prominent in settings from doctor’s offices to corporations. I have been both a patient and a nurse and having a health advocate and someone to encourage you and motivate you along the way is essential.
Martha has the expertise and knowledge to empower individuals and their families. She received her training at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), which is the world’s most renowned program. By partnering with Martha, I am certain that it would help not only educate and empower you on your health journey, but also teach you how to advocate for yourself when working with other healthcare professionals. She is detail oriented, thorough and makes it her personal mission to help encourage, equip and empower anyone she meets when it comes to health and wellness. ”
– Taylor Hohmann RN, BSN
Nutritionists and dieticians play a very important role in helping people with nutrition plans. A health coach is different in that we approach the client from a more holistic angle, addressing more than just nutrition. We try to help prevent disease before it ever happens by helping clients make positive health choices. When you get to the root of a symptom, you can begin to make changes to heal yourself.
Definitely not! You need to stay under your primary care physician. A health coach is just part of your team. Everyone is working together for the same outcome. We like to partner with your doctor so we are all on the same page and moving in the right direction.
This is a great question! Learning to take back control of your health is so empowering. By doing so, you are setting yourself up for a healthier life. You will be amazed at how much better you feel, how much better your sleep and how much more energy you have. You will learn to make SMART goals- specific to you, measurable, attainable, relevant to your life, and timely.
Yes. I feel like helping children learn at an early age to make good food choices is so important for their health as an adult. Dietary habits are set in children between ages 4 and 8. Establishing habits early helps to prevent some major diseases later in life. Making it a family priority helps ensure the success of everyone!
All insurance companies are different. Some pay for personal training and health club fees while others don’t. If you can get a prescription from your doctor, some companies might be more likely to cover it. The best place to start is talking to your insurance provider.
You certainly can but it’s often frustrating and most people give up. Thus the constant fad diet and latest craze. I will share what I have learned not only from my ongoing training but from other clients. For example, I have found that when people eliminate gluten, they are giving up bread and pasta. Gluten is in everything from over-the-counter meds to salad dressing to shampoo. I have personal experience with this so have already done the research for you!
It definitely can feel that way. After we spend time talking about your health and what your goals are, we will plan a plan, taking a few steps at a time. If you start to feel overwhelmed, we can tweak our plan.
No, and I will never tell you that you can’t eat something ever again! That’s a sure way to not be a success! We will focus more on what you CAN eat, rather than what is forbidden. It’s about making choices because of the way you start to feel.
Great question! Here is a link to a thorough explanation.