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Functional Health Practitioner

Welcome to a refreshingly new and highly effective approach to the science of professional well-being and becoming a Functional Health Practitioner!

Over the past forty years, ‘functional wellbeing’ has developed as a concept that encompasses all aspects of health. The changes implied in this shift in perspective have been both profound and revolutionary.

Whilst the previous approach to medicine sought to identify single, isolated causes to problems and then relieve the symptoms, modern research has revealed and confirmed the surprising connections that exist between all parts of the human organism.

Our health is now seen as a reflection of the body’s eco-system, a complex and inter-connected mechanism that is deeply influenced by the environment, diet, exercise routines, stress levels and also by the quality of our thoughts and feelings.

But rather than focusing exclusively on fixing health problems and correcting imbalances, the emphasis today is focused on locating the source of illness, the prevention of illness, and a better-informed approach to maintaining optimal health throughout one’s entire life.

Functional Health Practitioner Education

Functional Health is one of the most exciting industries to be in right now. Health Practitioners are changing the future of healthcare. People want and need help. With the relentless demands of work and life responsibilities, they are more stressed, burned out and depressed than ever before.

They are finally realizing that what they’ve been doing is no longer working and they are looking for something better. But making changes without leveraging a functional approach examine fundamental causes of health challenges is very difficult. People suffer from being creatures of habit rather than from a lack of available information or guidance.

Ninety-five percent of our behavior occurs out of habit – either unconsciously or in reaction to external demands. That is why we struggle to make changes that last. Even when the need for change is obvious, and our intentions are strong, we often fall short.

According to controlled studies, even following a heart attack, only one in seven patients makes any enduring changes around eating or exercise. That is a problem; the most the diet industry can offer to it is to “eat fewer calories and exercise more”. If that was sufficient it would have already worked.

Why has it failed? Doctors, dietitians and other practitioners do not have the time or the skills to educate and utilize a functional approach to help people stay on track toward optimal wellbeing and follow-through to obtain a lasting result.

In turn people default to their old habits, even when they know these habits make them feel lousy. Without the right approach and support, this dysfunctional cycle will continue and in many cases, worsen.

Professional Health Practitioner Certification

A new generation of medical researchers has been exploring the wider implications of an integrated, functional approach to health and wellbeing for the last four decades. And the conclusions are astonishing.

The old notion that our lives are determined by the genetic luck of the draw has been shattered by the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics.

It has been calculated that only two percent of illnesses are caused by a genetic defect. The remaining ninety-eight percent are a result of environmental factors. Now we understand that our cells respond to a vast number of external influences and that lifestyle plays the dominant role by far in our health issues.

In other words, when you change your lifestyle, you change the health outcomes in your life.
According to Forbes Magazine: “Health Pracitioner Certification is one of the smartest, most lucrative career study choices in the economy today.”

Health Practitioner Curriculum

When we consider the major factors that govern our contribution to our own and our patient’s wellbeing, we can distinguish pivotal areas of importance that a certified health coach needs to be able to cover:

  • Diagnostics
  • Forensics
  • Nutritional Science
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Stress Management
  • Therapeutics Medicines – Functional and Natural
  • Assessment and Coaching Skills
  • Patient Interaction Skills
  • Business Formation
  • Habit Changing Coaching and Mentorship
  • Business Formation

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