Helping patients make impactful changes to their lifestyle can be both challenging and complex. In today’s healthcare landscape, many patients receive little to no support when faced with necessary behavior changes. Health coaches in the medical setting offer a variety of benefits, including a patient-centered approach that can help set individuals up for success.
Optimizing the Gut Microbiome for Viral Immune Health
Clinical Application of Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and Somatic Therapies in the Treatment of PTSD and Complex Trauma
The healthcare industry—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—has been changing rapidly over the past few years. At the demand of both consumers and practitioners who advocate for a preventative, whole-person approach to care, the industry has started to shift away from the traditional “sick care” model and bring integrative medicine to the general public eye.
It is well known that people are more likely to get sick as they age, and therefore there is an assumption that aging is a disease. There is no data that confirms this assumption. Rather it is now recognized that diseases of aging are more related to the connection between our genes and our lifestyle, diet and environment. Successful aging is therefore related to identifying the specific needs that an individual has within their genes to promote optimal function.
Presented by: Dane Donohue, DC
In this presentation, Dane Donohue, DC, will go through how he uses a wellness score including relevant biometric and laboratory data to asses a patient needs for an integrated wellness program. When it is appropriate for a referral to a life-style modification program. That program called 8 Weeks to Wellness has been run in Donohue’s practice for almost 15 years and is now being run in 80 facilities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Donohue will go over the main aspects and execution of the program including case studies.
This issue highlights innovation in integrative medicine, and practitioners who push the envelope in their patient practices.