Do I need to degree or certificate to become a holistic health coach?

As a part of the health coach training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IINTM), you will earn a certificate after six months and are able to take on clients as a “certified holistic health coach.” You will continue on with the remainder of the program and receive your official certification after the one year program is completed.

You also have the ability to become accredited through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and you can earn continuing education credits through Goddard College and California State University Long Beach.

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Are you constipated?

Do you ever feel like you’re life is constipated?

Like you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to move forward? That life just isn’t progressing the way you expected it would?

I’ve been there. Emotionally AND physically.

And yes, I’m talking about poop.

Are you constipated? | RachaelRoehmholdt.com

In the midst of my second trimester, I had a ridiculous bout of constipation. I didn’t poop for four days and felt like I crap with all this extra (ahem) crap hanging around in my body for so long.

I tried everything to get it to pass: more water, sitting on the pot, eating more greens, pulling back on grains and dairy, sipping lemon water. Nothing seemed to work.

Then I just got mad. I strained. I pushed. I oomphed – and still nothing.

I was miserable, because I felt like I wasn’t in control. My body was bloated, uncomfortable, and then - I felt unhealthy, out of control, and like I had been run over by a bus.

Constipation is the worst. You want so badly for things to keep free-flowing, and yet whenever you try to go… nothing. Maybe a few toots. No real relief that you’re looking for in that moment.

That’s the time when your brain starts playing tricks on you.

Telling you that you can’t do it.

That maybe you’ll never poop again.

That somehow you did so much damage that you’ll never get better and you’ll have to go to the doctor to have them fix it for you…

You want to give up and throw in the towel – or the toilet paper – and wish that you could just have a brand new body. That there must be a better or easier way. [Read more...]

Can I give nutrition advice as a holistic health coach?

Can I give nutrition advice as a holistic health coach? | RachaelRoehmholdt.com

One of the questions I get asked the most about becoming a holistic health coach through the Institute For Integrative Nutrition® is “If you’re not a nutritionist or a registered dietician, when it comes to giving advice on food, health and wellness, how do you ensure it won’t be taken as “nutritional advice” versus just a recommendation?

You’ll learn a lot more detail when you are in the health coach training program. Upon signing on with you as a client, each person must sign a program agreement and this clearly outlines that any advice given to a client is just that – advice and isn’t to be taken as medical advice.

One of the great things about IIN™ is that they encourage you to really listen to your clients and not tell them what they need to be doing, because each person only really knows themselves and their bodies more than anyone else around them.

You can have a certain angle or idea that you believe in more than others, but the clients choose what they put in their own bodies – nobody is shoving greens down anyone else’s throats!

When it comes to providing advice, there are legalities that need to be followed on a state by state basis. You can do a quick look on your state’s policies here.  However based on your state, you may need to purchase liability insurance in order to provide nutrition advice within the bounds of state law.

I know you can purchase this in a few different places, but the one that I’ve heard the most talked about from other coaches is through International Association of Health Coaches (or IAHC). You can find out more about their service here.

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Enter your details in the form below and get a free catalog about the health coach training program at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition® including the current cost of the program PLUS my 28-page FAQ guide of my personal experience with the program.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get in touch with me about any questions you may have about the program AND be the first to know about the latest scholarship and tuition discounts available.