Benefits of Coaching
“Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.” —G. I. Gurdjieff
I met many different type of personalities on my decade-long nutritional journey. Often, traditional (and alternative) physicians seemed to rely on authoritarianism whenever their medical beliefs were questioned. Coaching is not a one-way street; I learn as much from the person as they do from me. We'll work together with the best information available.
Complimentary 15-minute appointments are available for free, while full coaching provides a ~2 hour conversation (we'll go over your personal history, lab work, and goals), three 30-minute follow-ups, and unlimited email support. Coaching was setup in order to provide continuous support while you're on your way to 'becoming your own expert.'
Dealing with a chronic health problem can be extremely difficult. Luckily, self-diagnostics (e.g., pulse rate, temperature, Achilles reflex) and lab work can be useful when re-orienting oneself in a new direction. A willingness to self-experiment coupled with a small number of objective measurements to gauge progress is in my estimation, extremely important.
Shift in Paradigm
I view health problems through the lens of energy metabolism. While this may sound esoteric, the concept is void of the ideologies and moral undertones that currently dominate the field of nutrition and wellness. Rather, a bioenergetic view of the organism involves thinking about the problem, finding the best information available, and acting in a coherent way.
"I start with trying to make a context clear, because everyone’s context is different, and meanings change when they are learned. Ideally, things should make no sense until they make the right sense.”
—Ray Peat, PhD
Several years ago I played bass in a major label rock band that was touring the world. You would have thought I was having the time of my life. Unfortunately, I was losing my hair in parallel with the bands success. To me, my hair loss was equivalent to the end of the world; I honestly did not want to live in a future without my hair. Yeah, the pressure on the band was that intense.
As the band gained popularity, my anxiety increased, and I knew I had to be proactive before it was too late. I started bouncing from physician to physician searching for detailed answers to my problems. Out of the 10 or so naturopathic, orthomolecular, and anti-aging doctors I met with, 10 of them prescribed boatloads of pills and hormones that made me feel worse.
It was not long before I realized that no one was going to fix my health for me.
Years later, through vigorous research and an open mind, I have stopped my hair loss, resolved my anxiety and become the bull (libido is great). Make sure to do your own research and come to your own conclusions. Trust no one, including me.