In the first three years of clinical practice, I thought I was addressing the root cause of my patients’ health concerns.
In my training in holistic health & functional medicine, we are trained on addressing the underlying or root cause of chronic disease. That is to say taking into account the whole person including their environment, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Therefore, addressing the root cause is a fundamental philosophy, and honestly, the pride of alternative health approaches. This means resolving the root cause vs. just dealing with side effects.
I was asking a lot of questions and doing an in-depth assessment with the goal of uncovering the “real issue” that no other health professionals had identified yet. In fact, this unidentified root cause was, as per my training in functional medicine, the reason why my clients were “still struggling”.
But, was I really addressing the “real root cause”?
In today’s episode, I open the discussion to find out if we really are addressing the real root cause with our traditional health coaching and nutrition model or should we be adopting an anti-diet approach.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode on anti-diet approach:
- What’s the real root cause?
- Why healing the root cause is so important
- Weight stigma
- Body Image healing
- Health can be weight neutral
- How the anti-diet approach addresses the real root cause