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Dr. Frank Lipman on the Importance of Health Coaches [Video]

January 13, 2015

Video by Integrative Nutrition

Why aren’t more doctors prescribing broccoli, gym memberships, and guided meditation? Preventable illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease are reaching epidemic proportions, yet the current healthcare system depends on medications and surgery to manage symptoms rather than proactively prevent disease.

It’s partially because most physicians don’t have the time, resources, or training to help patients change their habits and lifestyle. Only 25% of medical schools require students to take a dedicated nutrition class, and doctors spend less than 3% of sick visits discussing nutrition.

But there’s hope for a better way. Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Dr. Frank Lipman practices what he calls “good medicine,” focusing on healing and preventing the root cause of sickness. Helping him do it? A team of Health Coaches, all trained at Integrative Nutrition! Watch the video below to hear why Dr. Lipman thinks Health Coaches are essential to patient care.

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