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8. Beyond the Table_health
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
"Silas has coached me for nutrition. I am a crossfitter, and iver 40. I am pretty active and I needed someone to help me fine tuning my eating habits in order to turn cals into fuel. silas was the perfect person for that job. Silas would send me random messages during the week to check on me and we would meet once a week via skype. He always answered all of my questions and I even asked him to do some research for me on mushroom coffee, and he did. He is genuinely caring, passionate for one’s health and nutrition. You can’t fake that! He listened to me and never gave me a random template to follow to the T. You know, these sorts of template one fits all. Everything he researched or advised me to eat, along with the quantities, were according to me, my goals, my training, my weaknesses, my life, my social events. I am a sucker for cheese, and we worked with it. Another thing I absolutly LOVE about Silas: he is chill and non judgmental. He never once made me feel bad, even when I ate too much cheese or had to much beer. We talked about it, we compromised and solved a problem together. Lastly, but most importantly, Silas is super knowledgeable. He reads the latest research and he stays on top in his field. That is important too cause research is constantly evolving. When nutritionists don t stay on top, they still may tell you that eggs are bad for your cholesterol and blah blah blah. What else can I say... I just love the guy! Oh and one more thing: Silas talks the talk and walks the walk. He is not just preaching good nutrition, good health, good life. He LIVES it!"
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10. Fuel Forward LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
"It is not easy for people to admit that food is part of their health problems and even if we do admit it, it is just as hard to take the steps necessary to correct them. I sought out Gen's help because of a fairly serious car accident I had in China. I needed to recover and under the doctor's strict advice, I needed to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off if I was going to still be walking when I am 60. My knee and lower back were injured in the accident which made exercising difficult. Even with physical therapy, I wasn't losing weight. I needed to face that fact that my diet was crap. That is when I found Gen. As I said, she is warm and welcoming which made it so much easier ask her for help. But she wasn't just here to make me feel better. She took all the information the doctors gave me, fully analyzed my situation, my PT schedule, my current diet, and my goals. She did a lot of research into my injuries and what kind of nutrition I would need to recover from them while also balancing my need to lose weight so I can enjoy an active life when I'm retired. After several weeks of consultations with her (all remotely as I am still in China), I now have a very long list of recipes that I enjoy cooking and eating, a way to calculate changes to my diet as I increase my exercise regimen, and most of all a very knowledgeable and exceptionally caring friend at hand to answer my smallest questions any time I need it. I still have a long way to go, but with Gen's help I am now 22 lbs lighter than when I started, I can run 10Km races without a problem, and my range of motion has gone from barely being able to tie my shoes to now doing 45 minutes of yoga 3 days a week. And all of this in just a year and a half after my accident. I feel better, think more positively, and the hankering for a huge cheeseburger for lunch has all but disappeared. It sucks it took a car accident for me to face the fact that I wasn't living a healthy life, but I am so glad that it led me to work with Gen."
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What is a health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

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