In the first three years of clinical practice, I thought I was addressing the root cause of my patient health concerns.
In my training in holistic health & functional medicine, we are trained on addressing the underlying or root cause of chronic disease, taking into account the whole person including their environment, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Addressing the root cause is fundamental philosophy and honestly, the pride of alternative health approaches: 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 professional had identified yet. This unidentified root cause was, as per my training in functional medicine the reason why my clients were “still struggling”.
Was I really addressing the real root cause”?
In today’s episode, I open the discussion to find out if we really addressing the real root cause with our traditional health coaching and nutrition model?
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
What’s the real root cause?
Why healing the root cause is so important
Body Image healing
Health can be weight neutral
How the non-diet approach address the real root cause