Note: This article was originally published in July 2010 and was updated in May 2018 to include the latest research. My original discussion of the research on iodine and selenium still stands, but I have updated my recommendations for iodine testing in light of new evidence and added a section with practical steps for correcting iodine status.
When lab results for thyroid function come back as “normal,” it’s easy to assume that everything is functioning well. However, there are several different reasons these results can be misleading. Today we answer a listener question and discuss the various reasons why a “normal” lab result may not always mean optimal thyroid function.
In the coaching field, it’s easy to convince ourselves that more education is the catalyst for behavior change in our clients. There’s no doubt that it helps, but it’s not enough to tip the balance towards people actually acting on it and making lasting behavior changes. Today, we talk with Ken Kraybill, an expert with over 30 years’ experience in motivational interviewing. We discuss the importance of motivational interviewing, how it’s being applied today, and why every coach can benefit from learning this collaborative style to help guide their conversations and strengthen their clients’ already existing motivation.
Choline is an essential nutrient for proper growth, development, and overall function of the human body, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t get enough. Even if you supplement with choline, a recent study suggests that certain gut microbes could prevent proper choline absorption. This may be especially harmful during pregnancy. Read on to learn what the research tells us about choline and how to optimize your choline status to support overall health.
In this episode, we discuss: Robert Biswas-Diener’s journey from psychologist to coach What is positive psychology? Combining positive psychology and coaching The fundamentals of health coaching How health coaching differs from an expert or authority approach How asking powerful questions shifts the dialogue Framework for coaches just getting started What an aspiring health coach should look for in a training program Show Notes: ADAPT Health Coach Training Program Upside of Your Dark Side –… Read More
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well? Read on as I discuss the results of a recent study, and learn which of your prescriptions might be influencing your gut microbiome—for better or for worse.