New Year, New Goals and a New Website!
As you can see the website has changed dramatically and there is still more to come. I have finally decided to take the plunge and actively start coaching again, just in a different format.
The most exciting new thing is that I will use lab testing as a way to measure results in my clients. Although lab testing is not necessary it provides a ton of information. So instead of shooting in the dark we can pinpoint what the issues are and by nutritional and lifestyle intervention change the right things around. Since hormonal changes sometimes take up to three months I am at this time only working long term with my clients. It takes time to achieve lasting hormonal changes.
I have chosen to focus mainly on female clients. The reason for that is that I am one myself. I have been through many struggles that affect females primarily, I have gotten to know my own body by trial and error and I am excited to share this with other women. I am however still work in progress; several years of damage eating according to the nutritional guidelines, over training, and being addicted to sugar will have a long lasting impact. The good news is that I am getting there and so can you!
When I tell my friends that I coach women with hormonal problems I usually get one of two questions. The most common one from men is: “So women who do not have any desire come to you to get help?”, or from women: “So you work with post-menopausal women to help with hot flashes?”. I usually reply that this could potentially be the case, but in reality, the most common symptom of hormonal imbalance or dysfunction is stubborn weight gain which will not come off no matter how much a person diet or exercise. So I feel that it is my duty to spread the word about hormones. We all have them and they have very important functions in the body. When they are out of balance many different conditions can arise. The male (testosterone) and female (oestrogen) sex hormones are present in both men and women and believe it or not, low testosterone in women can lead to a woman feeling tired, burnt out, or having no desire for sex. The more obvious ones such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), PMS, hot flashes, postnatal depression and so on are perhaps perceived as more serious conditions, but I would argue that they are all equally serious in their own way. Luckily there are good lab tests on the market which can measure these hormones and their metabolites. Once you know what you are dealing with you can work on fixing it. Some people may need to receive hormonal treatment such as bio-identical hormones, but for the majority of people, dietary and lifestyle interventions will be enough. So whether you are interested in working with me or not, you may still want to check your hormone levels to see where you are at. If you are the type that likes to do it yourself there is plenty of information available online to help you eat right to balance your hormones, some of which will be available on my new website. I can highly recommend the DUTCH panel though and I am happy to advise about tests if you are unsure, just send me an email or message me on Facebook.
For my male audience: although I am happy to assist you as well if there is interest, I am due to personal interest currently much more knowledgeable in the field of female hormonal issues. If you want to know whether I can help you, please get in touch and we can talk about it. I will not accept any clients that I do not think that I can help, male or female. This is why I offer a free initial coaching session to figure out whether the coaching experience will be something that will benefit you and whether I think we can get the results you want.
With all that said I can now announce that I am giving away 3 months (12 sessions) of FREE coaching!! All you have to do is make sure that you have signed up for the newsletter, follow Leading Edge Health Coaching on Facebook, share the competition post which you can find here, and comment on how you would benefit from health coaching with me. To gain an extra entry into the competition; share an experience where you have either been subject to or subjected someone else to an act of kindness on our Facebook page under the appropriate post. This can be anything from holding the door for someone to buying a complete stranger a meal or a cup of coffee. All acts of kindness are equally important! The competition will be open until midnight Monday the 9th of January and the winner will be announced via e-mail and on Facebook on Tuesday the 10th of January.
Stay tuned for the next blog coming up very soon!