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The Science of HealthCoach

Americans continue to develop metabolic diseases that were not witnessed at such high rates in our recent past. These metabolic diseases include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Two key factors are facilitating the development of chronic metabolic diseases in Americans - malnutrition and lack of movement. Malnutrition can be defined as insufficient, excessive, or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Any type of long term malnutrition will knock off the body’s natural metabolic homeostasis and can then lead to the development of life threatening diseases. Lack of movement is also critical in the development of these diseases.

Humans were designed to walk, run, and simply move. The simple act of walking supports retrograde blood flow which is an innate mechanism that ensures sufficient blood flow to our central nervous system. The recent American shift to a majorly sedentary lifestyle has created a devastating resistance to our physiological requirement to move our bodies. HealthCoach has developed a science and evidence based protocol that incorporates a healthy diet, organic nutraceuticals and movement in order to prevent and combat the development of metabolic diseases.

Risk Factors for Malnutrition in Older Adults
A Systematic Review of the Literature Based on Longitudinal Data

Older adults (aged ≥65 y) tend to be more prone to nutritional deficiencies, because aging may come with an accumulation of diseases and impairments. Parkinson disease is usually accompanied by severe motor symptoms decreased mobility, reduced ability to carry out the activities of daily living, increased medication intake and cognitive impairment, all factors leading to a higher risk of developing malnutrition in the individuals with this condition. Cognitive decline and dementia were found to be statistically significant risk factors for malnutrition.

Gut Microbiome of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers

Human gut microbiota directly influences health and provides an extra means of adaptive potential to different lifestyles. To explore variation in gut microbiota and to understand how these bacteria may have co-evolved with humans, here we investigate the phylogenetic diversity and metabolite production of the gut microbiota from a community of human hunter-gatherers, the Hadza of Tanzania. The Hadza is an indigenous hunter-gather group from Tanzania whose lifestyle is thought to most closely resemble that of Paleolithic humans. Mounting evidence suggest that a more diverse community of microbes in your gut - lower your risk of disease.

Outcomes of a Digital Health Program With Human Coaching for Diabetes Risk Reduction in a Medicare Population

The results from this study are added evidence that chronic disease risk reduction is achievable through a variety of modalities, including digital-based programs with human coaching. With the added advantage of accessibility and scalability, digital programs with human coaching should be an important part of the comprehensive health improvement solution for chronic disease risk reduction for older adults.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease: Antioxidant Foods.

Oxidative stress plays a role in atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), and much attention has been paid to antioxidant foods. The relationships between the consumption of vegetables and fruits and atherosclerotic diseases have been reported in many epidemiological studies showing a reduced risk of such diseases. In addition to the antioxidant vitamins C and E, green and yellow vegetables contain abundant quantities of carotenoids and polyphenols.

A Mobile Phone-Based Health Coaching Intervention for Weight Loss and Blood Pressure Reduction in a National Payer Population: A Retrospective Study

The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic conditions continue to be challenging and costly to address for health care systems; 71% of American adults were overweight, with 35% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with obesity in 2014. Digital health coaching is an innovative approach to decreasing the barriers of cost and accessibility of receiving health coaching for the prevention and management of chronic disease in overweight or obese individuals.

A Way To Reverse CAD?

Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD.

Plant-based nutrition achieved coronary artery disease (CAD) arrest and reversal in a small study.