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10.23.18 HCTP Nov2018 Pre-Course 3

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>> All attendees are in Listen Only mode. >> Hey, everybody, and welcome to your third pre-course call for the Health Coach Training Program. So the intention of this call series is to welcome you to the community and give you an opportunity to interact with us, ask your questions, and to get excited for the year ahead. So these calls are not mandatory, but they're intended to serve as an orientation and a way for us to connect early on. My name is Shauna. I work on our Education Team, and I develop our nutrition and health curriculum. You're also going to be hearing from Jamie who works on our Advanced Courses. During the call, you can ask your questions by using the Questions Chatbox on the GoToWebinar control panel. We also have Ann with us from the Student Success Team and she's going to help Jamie and I out by answering some questions as well. So to get started, why don't we test out that Questions box? Go ahead, type in your name and where you're calling from, and I'm going to read a few off. Great. We have Whitney from West Virginia, Kate from Hanover, New Hampshire, Brenda from Minneapolis, Sherry from California, Martina from Sweden. Welcome. Janet from Columbus, Ohio, Jessica from Arizona, Christina from Upstate New York. Wonderful. Melissa from Indiana, Rana from Lebanon, Britta from Minneapolis, Michelle from California, Chris from California as well, Jennifer from Atlanta, Loretta from Minneapolis also, Nuri from LA, Fearne from New Jersey, Cheryl also from New Jersey, Lysa From Tampa, Danielle from LA, Courtney from Connecticut, Ambria from Missouri, Joslyn from North Carolina, Hazel from California, Robin from Pennsylvania, Debbie from Michigan. Rosalyn from Italy, Jacqueline from New Jersey, Carolina from Charlotte, Reema from Dubai, Gisele calling from UK. Wonderful. Tony from Austin, Misty from Texas, Mallory also from the UK, Deb from Cape Cod, Lucy from the UK. Wonderful. Deena from Dubai. So many people joining us today. Colleen from Virginia, Kate from Massachusetts, Mariana from Portugal, and JJ from Las Vegas. Thank you guys so, so much for calling in today and we always love seeing where you guys are calling in from. It's so exciting. So why don't we kick things off? I'm going to turn it over to Jamie. >> Hello, everybody. It's so wonderful to see where everyone is calling in from. It's always so exciting just to have this platform where we can all gather together because it's an online course. This is really a great chance to create communities together. So thank you for calling in today. And we want to start by asking first, how many of you are joining for the first time today? Go ahead and type in the Chatbox. Yay or first timer or whatever, as my friend said, he used to say, whatever blows your hair back if you're calling in for the first time today. Okay, so we have Hazel, Kate, Nuri, Debra, Shandrika, Loretta. Wow, looks like... Wow. Carolina, Mallory, Danielle, Jessica, Martina. Great. So a lot of people typing in, it looks like probably about a quarter with third of you, very rough quick estimate, are calling for the first time. Great. So I'm guessing that the rest of you have called in some time before. Wonderful. Thank you all for taking the time to join us, whether it's your first time or not. We want to start out by talking about why health coaching is so important right now. And whether you decide to actually coach by the time you leave the program or not, we want to paint a picture of what you're doing is so important and so valuable, whether you apply it yourself or whether you start a successful coaching business and see dozens upon dozens of clients. We're all about transformation here and it's a transformation process that you go through yourself, we hope when you're here, but then you'll carry that on to clients. First, let's get some background information. So this idea of health coaching grew from the idea that in all of the wonderful and incredible scientific and medical advances we've made in healthcare over the years, some things really gone missing along the way. What happened? Well, technology has never been better. There are dozens upon dozens of apps seems like coming out every single week, you know, supporting health and helping people develop healthy habits and keep track of what's going on for them psychologically and physically, but as a whole, it seems like our health is growing worse. Even as we're living longer and life spans have increased, we're having more unhealthy years in total. Lifestyle related diseases are an all-time high as you might know. These include things like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Things that could really be prevented and, you know, the risk could significantly be decreased through a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, it's our diets and lifestyles that are making us unhealthy. So let's start talking about diet because, you know, diet and lifestyle, these are areas that you can really support clients with in terms of behavior change and making small steps that can lead to huge differences. There are few factors that have led us where we are in terms of diets, and one is the abundance of inexpensive and convenience foods, foods that are highly processed, high in calories and sugar, but mostly low in nutritive value be on that. If someone who lives in the United States, it's pretty amazing to go to any local bodega. I'm in New York City, so there are lot of them, or any gas station, and if you just take a minute to look at the food options as I'm sure a lot of you do already, but it's pretty unbelievable and how challenging it is to find something, you know, remotely nutritious in those bodegas or in airports or anywhere you go. In fact, you know, it's estimated that many of us eat about 20 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is a tablespoon short of being half a cup, half a cup of sugar. Now most of this sugar isn't even coming from food, it's coming from sugar-sweetened beverages like soda or, you know... My father-in-law loves to drink Arizona Green Tea. And as someone who really knows nothing about nutrition at all, he thinks it's really nutritious, but what he doesn't realize is how much sugar is in that green tea because he just doesn't know to look. My husband same thing, he bought something the other day and he said, it doesn't have salt in the ingredient list, but it had 30% of your sodium for the day because it was called something else. So, you know, sugar is in sweetened beverages. And, you know, as I said, it's inexpensive convenient food, it's even in things like tomato sauce. You know, it's hidden everywhere. It's really hard to get away from it. So people are getting many of their calories from high sugar, highly processed foods, they're probably not eating many whole foods. I know we have people calling in from all over, but if you had to guess how many Americans actually eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day, what would be your guess? Go ahead and type in the Questions box just what your guesstimate is for how many Americans actually eat the recommended amount of produce every day. I'll read some off. Sherry says, "40%." Janet, "10%." Well, big difference here. I love it. Interesting. Lucy says, "30%." Heela says, "Less than 30%." Jessica says, "15%." Loretta, "10%." Debbie, "25%." Carolina, "10." Katie, "Less than 10%." We have some more 20s and 10s. Debra says, "50%?" Shandrika says, "12%." Very specific. Thirty, twenty percent, Melissa and Elaina. Missy says, "15%." Aubrey says, "One eighth of people." Okay. So that would be about, yeah, 12%. Awesome. Okay, great. So, Shauna, why don't you take over? >> Awesome. So lots of really great guesses, but the shocking truth is it's estimated that only 9% of Americans meet the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But even this is only an average, it can be even lower depending on which state you're at. There is one state in particular that I think the average is about 4%. So what does this tell you? Honestly, even before this class starts, you probably know that fruits and vegetables help to reduce inflammation, they're a great source of things, like vitamin C, which is a major antioxidant, they have tons of different phytonutrients that also help to reduce inflammation, and potassium, which is lacking in a lot of people's diets and it's a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death at least in the US. So not only are people missing out on the anti-inflammatory effects of including adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables in the diet, which might look, you know, a little bit different for everybody, but it is around two-ish cups of fruit and two to three-ish cups of veggies. But these foods are likely to be displaced by those highly processed foods that we were just discussing. So people are getting the anti-inflammatory benefits from the fruits and vegetables and they're also likely to be eating foods that are actually promoting inflammation, which of course is a major risk factor for all sorts of different chronic diseases. All right, so now that we know that we're missing out on lot of those anti-inflammatory benefits, is there anything else you can think of that might be missing out in your diet if you aren't including enough fruits and vegetables each day? Go ahead and type it in. Oh, "Water." That's a good answer from Tony. Oh, getting a lot of answers coming in. Great. >> So Lucy says, "Fiber." Katie says, "Water and fiber." Hazel says, "Water." Ambria says "Sleep." Oh, I love that. Sherry says, "Vitamins." Nuri and Shandrika say, "Fiber." Mariana, "Water." "Water, whole fibers, probiotics, prebiotics," says Whitney. "Iron," says Hazel. "Vitamins," Fearne. "Water," Debbie. Great. So a lot of different ideas and answers that are all true. I do want to highlight fiber though. A number of you said fiber, so if you aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables, you're not going to be getting enough fiber in the diet. Again, using this diet for the US, but the average American barely gets half of the recommended amounts of fiber in their diet each day. Does anyone want to type in why fiber is so important in the diet? Why it's so essential? You can go ahead and type your answers in. Ambria says, "Digestion." Whitney, "Gut health." "Digestion." A lot of digestion. Yeah, Lucy, "Feeds bacteria in your gut." "It helps keep you regular," says Tony. Yes, all different ways to explain the same phenomenon. Debra, "Elimination." Yes, related. "It helps to eliminate toxins." Yes, great. So you're all hitting on similar ideas here. So there are few reasons why it's so important and we're going to get them, you know... We're going to get into the more in the curriculum, but I just want to mention a few here, some that you mentioned, some that weren't mentioned yet. First, it helps us to feel satisfied after a meal, it helps us feel full which means we tend to eat less overall. The more fiber you include, the lower your risk of heart disease and the more likely you are to have a healthy weight. So all related, slightly different things, but all are part of the same big picture. As you mentioned, fiber also helps, of course, to support digestive regularity, it helps to lower cholesterol and supports a healthy gut microbiome because it feeds the good bacteria in our gut. So again, a lot of the things that you guys are touching on are true. So if we're not getting enough of this in our diets, we're much more at risk for high cholesterol, obesity, something called dysbiosis, which refers to an imbalance of bacteria present in our gut as well as different conditions of the gut, like diverticulosis and even cancers of the GI tract. So all of these can increase risks for a chronic condition. I just actually want to highlight a study that I saw yesterday morning, very timely, on fiber and it's a study saying that... So there are lot of times that they add fiber to foods, so it's kind of a chemically, you know, altered fiber and there's a study that said that, it actually increase the risk of cancer in mice. And I just thought the study was really interesting because many think about how a lot of, you know, foods that aren't necessarily very nutritious, they tout being high in fiber because fiber is added into them. And it was just kind of... As Shauna said earlier, it's kind of just like reductionist view of nutrition, where if you add in the "good stuff" like the fiber, it's going to help overall. But it's always important to think about the big picture and when you're looking at researched studies, take them with a grain of salt, but also just consider the implications for nutrition. And for your clients, think of the clients who say, "Oh, I love Emulin, which is what this fiber was because it keeps me regular." But just kind of educating them on the big picture and how just adding a little bit of this won't necessarily change much, it might not even be very beneficial. So again, I just wanted to point that out, we always encourage you to do research, there are a lot of interesting studies on nutrition coming out every week. So the more you know, the more... You know, it just provides different viewpoints and different ways to think about food. So all of the problems that we have been talking about, these aren't unique to the US. Highly processed foods are replacing traditional diets, which are generally very high in whole foods, like fruits and vegetables and this is happening all over the world. Has anyone seen this firsthand? If you're calling, especially not from the US, share if you're comfortable. How you've seen dietary habits shift over the years or even if you're from the US. Go ahead and think about that and type them in, and I'll read a few off. So Ambria said, "You know, that scary about the fiber, I have a supplement with fiber." Again, no scare tactics are implied, just to think about it and take everything with the grain of salt but it's something interesting to think about. So in terms of shifts, Shandrika says, "I moved to organic," which is actually a helpful shift. Janet says, "Portion size." Yes, absolutely. Yes, Americans are notorious for... I'll never forget being in a restaurant and I saw an appetizer plate being carried to the table next to me and the entire plate of nachos was the length of... Well, the way the waiter was carrying it, it was from the fingertips to the elbow and that was the appetizer serving with nachos, and it was my most stupid things I've ever seen. >> Funny. That reminds me, for any restaurant, at least in the US, based off of new labeling laws, any restaurant that has 20 or more locations is required to provide nutritional information on their menus. And I was writing a blog post for us a little while ago and it's kind of astonishing to look at the information that's available online of what you can find of, you know, kind of like Jamie alluded to, these appetizers that are, you know, 3,000 calories or, you know, more than any one person would need during the day. So kind of interesting, but it seems like a lot of people are commentating on, you know, fast food is becoming more popular, people want convenience, and there is a lot of confusing nutrition information, so it's hard to figure out what to eat, people are confused. Hazel says, "Frozen meals are becoming more popular." JJ mentioned the low fat craze fiftyish years ago kicked off an increase in diabetes, obesity, and so many other issues. Yeah, and that really touches on a lot because we know including those good monounsaturated fats can be really cardio protective for us. But so many people were taking those good monounsaturated fats that we get from things like olive oil and avocados out of their diets and replacing them with hydrogenated fats from things like margarine and that, of course, like JJ mentioned, is associated with increased risk of things like diabetes. So why don't we keep moving? Diet plays such a major role in our health and in wellness, but even with the very best diet, whatever that might look like, if we're not considering how our lifestyle is affecting our health, we're only seeing a piece of the puzzle. And somebody mentioned sleep earlier and I love that that was included because sleep, if we aren't getting enough of it, affects our diet tremendously from a physiological standpoint. So just your chemistry inside of you, if you are running on lack of sleep is driving you to choose certain foods, mostly those kind of refined carb things that you might not be as drawn to if you had gotten a good night's sleep. And how many of us are going around, you know, stressed out, and running on not enough sleep and things like that. So this is why we include what we call primary food in our teachings and this refers to the factors that nourish us off of our plate. So it includes things like our relationships, spirituality, physical activity, all that kind of self-care. So aside from those things that I just mentioned, does anyone want to type in some other factors that affect your health? Go ahead and name a few. >> Related to this, Whitney's answer to the previous question was, "Americans have a habit of living to work, which leads to fast food intake." And a great example of how primary food and secondary food meet and overlap and how it's, you know, interesting to think about client's lifestyles, if we're working with a client or, you know, someone else in your life or think about your own relationship with food and eating habits, as Shauna said, you know, primary food is so important to consider as well. >> Absolutely. And we're getting some really great responses. And environment affects our health tremendously. So thinking about our physical environment, you know, what's going on, do we live in a house, do we live in an apartment, are there sidewalks, can we walk around, is it friendly for us to be, you know, on a bike, is there a grocery store nearby or your environment can also include things like the type of weather that you are surrounded with and if it's maybe a polluted area which can affect respiratory health of course. Stress along the same lines as sleep. If you are stressed out, your body just physiologically is going to be driven to eat certain foods. "Sunlight," says Courtney. Yeah, sunlight, of course, helps us to synthesize vitamin D from our skin and exposure to sunlight is associated with reduced risk of depression, so that's something to consider for sure. Something really interesting that Una added was destructive thought patterns, which I think certainly plays a major role in our health and, you know, how we feel empowered to take care of ourselves. Let's see. And Ambria agrees. She says, "Mindset is huge." And, you know, these are things that I think that people don't really get taught or they maybe don't value how much these things take a toll on their health. So one of the biggest factors that we just talked about is of course stress and if we're adding a ton to our plates and feeling busy and stressed out, things like self-care and physical activity also often end up falling through the cracks. And like I said, I think this is something that people just don't necessarily recognize, how much stress plays a role in our health and, of course, high stress is associated with weight gain, hormonal imbalance, it increases our blood pressure, it increases information, and it can even lower your good cholesterol, which of course increases risk for cardiovascular event. And another fact to consider is that only about one in five adults actually meet the physical activity guidelines. So when you put all of these factors together, people aren't eating enough whole foods, they're eating too many processed foods, they aren't moving enough, and they aren't managing their stress. So when you think about all this, no wonder our health as a population is suffering. So there are, of course, lots of factors at play here and health is multidimensional, but I think that the emphasis in healthcare is largely focused on treating diseases and it's only recently starting to focus on preventative health by helping people to adopt these healthier habits earlier on, and this is why Health Coaches are so needed. So as you eventually get to work with clients to help them to eat more whole foods, less processed foods, to move their bodies more, and manage their stress, you are doing so much to help their physical health. But Health Coaches can also offer additional value by holding their clients accountable, supporting them as they try to change their behavior, and also simply offering them an opportunity to truly be heard and empowering them to take control of their health, which the current system doesn't always really do. >> So this is exactly why Health Coaches are so essential. So many people know that they should eat fruits and vegetables, they know they should workout, and they know they should manage their stress, but they have a tough time actually doing it. Changing our behavior is difficult and there is a variety of reasons. It could be lack of education, it could be lack of self-awareness, it could be just not feeling motivated, it could be kind of logistical issues, but whatever the reasons, it's hard. Have you ever tried to adopt a health related behavior and had a really hard time sticking with it? Think about that for a minute and challenge yourself to feel brave and share what the behavior habit was that you were trying to adopt and then share what happened, what barriers made it hard for you to adopt it for good. So go ahead and think about that and share that in the Questions box. I will think about an example myself while you write. Let's see. Again, thinking about health very holistically, one thing that was... Well, I know one thing that was hard for me, exercise though has been really important to me, but when I started my first nine to five job, my schedule was completely different and it was really hard to get up in the morning and go. So the first few weeks, I ended up not exercising very much at all and that was really hard for me. So I had to try different options. Some mornings I got up early and some mornings I went after work, but it just didn't feel consistent, it felt scattered, I didn't want to go after work, that's not my favorite time of workout. So it took me several months to figure out that I had to go during my lunch break, and so that's my sacred time now and if I don't go then, then odds are I don't go that day. So it's really incentive for me to go and I've gotten into that routine and it really increases my work productivity when I do. But let's hear from you. So we have... Una says, "Eating less sugar, cravings and sugar addiction made it hard." Absolutely. Well, you'll explore cravings more in this course. Jessica says, "Exercising daily despite schedule changes." Yes. Like you figuring out a time to go and staying consistent. Absolutely. It's a journey. Health is always a journey. And it might not be exactly what you thought it would be, you know, your vision for what you thought it might look like, that might not be the reality that you have and that's okay. Shandrika says, "Breaking the sugar habits, it's like an addiction." Aubrey says, "I want to wake up and get out of bed on the first alarm." That is a hard one because like you, a lot of people don't go to bed early, it's hard to commit like you said. "And you are always so tired by the first alarm and treat yourself to a few extra minutes of sleep." Yes. >> That reminds me of actually like a video that I saw recently of a woman who is a motivational speaker, and she was going through a really tough time in her life and was depressed and finding it really hard to get out of bed. And her story of how she ended up changing that was she imagined that she was a rocket ship. So every morning she woke up and she would count down five, four, three, two, one, and would just jump right out of bed. And I thought it was like such a funny simple thing, but that alone, that mindset shift of like getting that momentum going just changed her life and all these other cool things started happening beyond that. So maybe that will help, I think we need to try it too. >> That is hilarious. I set my alarm and I like to have... So I write in the morning and if I don't get up early, then I don't get to write that day. Same like with the gym as my time to write. And so that's kind of my message to myself as well. If I want to do this today, this is my time because the mornings I don't get to, I end up not having as greater morning. Let's see. So we have... "Taking time to relax." Britta says, "Giving up dairy." Tony says, "Getting more sleep, have a very long work day." Yes, so again, logistics, scheduling, it all plays a role. Jen says, "Fitting in exercise after having a baby, now I'm doing online yoga everyday in the evening." A great way to work with what you have. I love that. Sherri says, "I know my influence would reduce my anxiety, but it's really hard to remember to focus on techniques every day." Yeah, kind of like if you go to a physical therapist and they have given you exercises to do and they say, "Just 5 to 10 minutes every day." And then you get there week later and you realize you only did it one day 'cause you don't think of doing it for sure. Martina, I love this one, "Listening to your intuition and heart instead of other people." Yes, think about the primary food. "Morning meditation," says Courtney. Always tough but so worth it. Jennifer says, "I've got the diet down but exercise and eliminating nicotine are my struggles. I stopped smoking and started vaping, and I'm having a hard time quitting." So sometimes, you know, it's baby steps, it's not... Some people really benefit, some clients will really do well with going cold turkey because just having a little bit is really hard for them, but for most people, it's about taking baby steps and it's okay, you know, figuring out what works for you and thinking more long term sustainability versus short term effects. >> Right. And something that you will definitely see, you know, in your own life as you try to initiate a lot of these behavior changes and of course, when you started working with clients, you'll see it even more, but behavior change is never a straightforward process and even theoretically considering different behavior change models, it is essentially designed so that you have a little bit of back and forth before you get on a straight kind of path to actually adopting that behavior that you're going for. So like I said, it's not always straightforward and it can be really frustrating but it's honestly all part* of the process. >> Yes, so these are all... Oh, I just want to share one more here. Alayna says, "I have problems with alcohol, but surrounded by best friends, I was able to quit completely and started to see my life clearly. It was a long way, but it was the best challenge that made me much stronger in all senses." So thank you so much for sharing all of these because again, so much of your expertise as coaches comes from your personal experience and having gone through these transformations yourself, you've lived these experiences and so it helps you support clients and coach them on more grounded place. And again, these are all things that clients might be discussing with you. But I think this gets at is that changing our behavior, you know, as we've been talking about, is very tough and also wasn't straightforward, you know, as... You know, it might take a few different strategies and a few different tries and ways of thinking about it before it really sticks. But a Health Coach can be there supporting you can make a huge difference. It's one thing to have your physician tell you need to exercise more, but it's completely different to get out there and figure out for yourself how to stick with it. It's not as easy as it sounds and this is really where Health Coaches come in. They not only help people to explore strategies for implementing these new behaviors that support health, but they also hold the clients accountable and they help them to consider their health holistically. >> Absolutely. So now we would love to open the call up to questions. So you can, like you've been doing, type in any questions you have or comments you might have into this Chatbox and me, Jamie, and Ann are all going to do our best to try to answer as many as we can. So whatever is on your mind, if it is about the program or maybe you have another thing that you want to talk about, go ahead and type it in. Okay, cool. So first... Let's see. Hang on two seconds. Okay, so Ambria is wondering, "Will we discuss and learn about hormonal imbalances?" And the answer is yes. So in the program, we're going to talk about some basic hormonal imbalances, we're going to talk a little bit about how stress affects hormones, how that causes, you know, an increase in glucose sensitivity, affects your insulin secretion, we're going to talk also about how that higher insulin level can lead to issues... Especially if it's not being as effective, it's being produced more but it's not being as effective, it ends up causing issues too. So we're going to go over that. We also have a fabulous course, an Advanced Course on hormone health that is going to get into everything a lot deeper. And Shandrika kind of adding off on to that question wants to know hormonal imbalance in terms of fertility. So that is going to be probably covered a little bit more in the Advanced Course, but we do have some information in the curriculum on women's health that might give a nice kind of introduction. >> So Freane says, "What are the different ways students connect with each other." These check-in calls is a great way to connect with fellow students, we also recommend the Facebook group. Not everyone is into Facebook, but it's a great way to connect with each other throughout the program in a more. You know, it's not as structured so we do have Facebook moderator and, you know, post questions and keep the engagement going, but it's really a great place to connect with each other. We also recommend, as we'll talk more about later on, having an accountability coach. So this is partnering up with the fellow students to kind of go through the program together so to speak, so that's another great way to connect and keep each other accountable and discuss what's going on. We'll also have Coaching Circle calls later in the course, so that's another way, you know, to connect with each other in small groups and you'll learn more about those later on. So a lot of different ways to connect with each other. Another question, someone asked, "Do we have health coaching clients?" And that's an interesting question. I don't currently, I've had health coaching clients in many different venues for the past 10 years. But actually, currently, a friend of mine just became a life coach, and so she and I are bartering, so that's a way that we can support each other. She's supporting you with my life stuff and I'm supporting her with health. So there are many ways that you can continue to use your health coaching skills in a variety of ways. >> Great. Okay, so first off, to join the Facebook group, you can go into the Connect section in the Learning Center and there is going to be a link right there that will bring you to the group. So you can go right through there, you're going to see our Facebook moderator, Noah will be posting. And this kind of is related to Mallory's question. "Do you connect us up with a partner or we're meant to connect with one?" So during the course, we recommend that you find an accountability partner. So somebody who is in the program along with you that you can, you know, really just help hold one another accountable, you can practice your skills together and, you know, offer support. And we have lots of students who have really loved this and, you know, ended up becoming lifelong friends with their accountability coach. And it's not required, so completely up to you. But if you have one, you'll notice in probably the next few weeks or so, Noah will post in the Facebook group trying to help you guys figure out which locations you're in so you can figure out who is nearby and who might be a good fit for you in terms of interests, location, and all that stuff. But of course, you could always... If you find somebody that you have a lot in common with and you want to pair up, you know, you could do it over the phone, do Skype, FaceTime, anything like that, so you don't have to be in the same city at all. >> Okay. Debbie asks, "When the course starts on November 12th, what do we need to do on the first day?" You will get an email and you can click through. It'll take you right to your Learning Center, it'll outline what is it that week, and every week, you'll receive an email on Monday of that week kind of outlining a checklist of what's going on and kind of reminding you of places to go in your Learning Center to look for material and so forth. So when I went through the course, I felt the same thing and sure enough on that Monday, I just got an email welcoming me and it was all very straightforward. So that's basically all you need to do. >> Great. Tony writes in, he says, "I've noticed that there are a lot more women in the program than men. No big deal, but I found it interesting. Do you find this career path tends to attract more women and if so, why do you think that is?" So yeah, we certainly have a lot of women in the course and we love it. We have a lot of visiting teachers are women, and we think it's amazing. And I think just kind of in general the field of nutrition and wellness has... Women are like early adopters of that. I'm an RD and the field is mostly women as well. But, you know, it's cool as a man to help bring this to your clients if you decide you want to have a business more focused on male clients. One of our other coaches Jon here at IIN, he does that and has found a lot of success bringing, you know, this idea of holistic wellness to men too. So there are lots of different ways that you can take it and of course, we're always happy to see new students and new perspectives for sure. >> So there is a question. "Do you address healthy diets for those fighting cancer?" said Debbie. And someone else asked... I can't find it now, but asked if we cover diets for specific groups and specific diseases. So again, the material includes a wide variety of diets and nutritional approaches and, you know, basic guidelines and how you can support those clients with from within your scope as a Health Coach, which is what we always go back to because there are lot of ways you can support clients in terms of lifestyle. And, you know, and also just connecting with their doctors, communicating with their doctors the entire way, you know, talking about preventive care, Shauna mentioned that earlier, that's kind of where the health care system is going and just that idea of triage really supporting clients in different ways while staying within your scope. So we have a lot of, you know, nutrition information for your education on a wide variety of different illnesses. >> Right. So Janet said, "I was talking to another person who has gone through the schooling and he's working at Idaho. Is it harder to practice in some states versus other, Idaho, for example, being harder and California being awesome?" So first off, as long as you are practicing within your scope of practice, you are free to do your thing, you know, there are... As a Health Coach, we don't, of course, diagnose, we're not saying that we are going to treat somebody, we're not prescribing diets or supplements or anything like that, what we're doing is we are helping people to do all the things that we were talking about before, helping them to figure out strategies for managing their stress, figuring out what their barriers are to getting to the gym, to eating more fruits and vegetables in their diet, to not eat as many processed foods, and things like that... And those are things you could do anywhere. >> So Hazel asked Advanced Course, mentioned Advanced Course and hormonal issues, if any other Advanced Courses are offered. So currently, we have a gut health course, we have a coaching mastery course, which is getting into these coaching skills more in depth, we have launched a dream book course. We have a variety of courses. We also have... I wrote an emotional eating psychology course, which will hopefully come out in 2019, later in 2019, so that's very exciting. But they're all... You can find them all in our website if you want to explore those more. Whitney asked about experience with detoxes. "Do they work and do you have one that you love?" I think this is basically, you know, a question of bio-individuality, which is what we like to use here a lot at IIN is the idea that what works for one person won't work for another and there are a lot of different things to consider. There are a lot of different ways to think about, you know, detoxing too could be... Simply eating whole foods could be a detox for a lot of clients that you'll work with. Personally, I don't really have one that I love, I tend to subscribe to eat whole foods and do what makes my body feel good and kind of think about balance and moderation that way. But again, we'll explore different ideas about detoxes and what that means in the course, so I'm interested to hear what you think about all that once you go through the course. >> Absolutely. All right. Ambria says, "Will we discuss autoimmunity?" Yes, we will little bit. We'll talk about, you know, what that means, what an autoimmune condition is, what different types you might encounter, and we'll talk about things like inflammation and the immune response as well. Okay. Let's see. If you got anything else, go ahead and type it in. >> I think we answered all the questions though or Ann did. >> All right. Wow. >> Okay. >> Like we said, these calls are always such an awesome chance for us to kind of touch base and for us to answer any questions you might have and talk about what's going on with you. Once we get more into the curriculum, these calls will recap what happened in the module, so we'll go over anything important that we want to highlight, that we want to make sure that you remember. We'll talk about important dates coming up or different milestones that will occur during your year here. And yeah, like we said we love connecting and we'll leave it open, we'll do questions, all that stuff. So if you can't make it at live, you can always go to the Connect center, there's going to be a link there within 48 hours of the call and you can always listen at your leisure. >> Great. And we have one more pre-course call after this, so if you've registered for the call, you automatically registered for the remaining one, you'll receive an email reminder of when that call is coming up. But in the meantime, thank you all so much for joining us, thank you for sharing your experience. It's always so beneficial and helps to really create that community which is here where everyone else in the course is coming from and everyone else's experiences. So thank you again and we look forward to connecting again soon. Until next time. Bye. >> Thank you, guys. Have a great day.

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10.23.18 HCTP Nov2018 Pre-Course 3

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