Last Updated: July 09, 2019

Summer’s finally here. And whether you’re busy launching your business, seeing clients or just soaking up some much-needed vitamin D, we’re here with all the need-to-know news in the world of health coaching, including:

Which states you want to avoid giving dietary advice in.

How health coaches are helping kids with Type 1 diabetes.

Where the keto diet is popping up next.

What podcasts we’re listening to right now.

Why the Primal Health Coach Institute course might look different next time you log in.

And much more…

Newsworthy Headlines

Are you or your clients feeling overworked? You’re not alone. According to this article, even the World Health Organization says the struggle is real, calling chronic workplace stress an official syndrome.

While we know that eating right and exercising are crucial to managing diabetes, making these changes on your own can be difficult. In a new project, researchers are studying the effects of three methods of care for diabetes (including working with a health coach), to see which yields the best results.

Did you read about Adan Rios in our Day in Life series? This Primal Health Coach works for Virta Health, a company making news as they help patients reverse their Type 2 diabetes without medication.

In the Primal Health Coach Institute curriculum, we give you clear guidance on what you can and can’t do and say as a health coach, but the rules about who can give dietary advice can get tricky from state to state.

A High-Five for Health Coaches

At Atlanta’s Emory University, students taking undergraduate health courses are getting real-world experience as health coaches for the school and local health care employees.

A new six-week coaching program out of Australia is aimed at empowering cancer patients to take control over their condition, and make behavioral changes that can improve their outcome for survival.

Patients at Children’s National Health System in Washington D.C. with Type 1 Diabetes are participating in a 10-week study measuring the beneficial effects of working with a health coach to manage their disease.

Trends We’re Loving

Last year, Uber moved into the healthcare space with its Uber Health service. This month, the ride-share giant announced a new collaboration that will enable some of the largest employers in the U.S. to give their employees free rides to the doctor.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that eating processed food is terrible for you. But thanks to two separate studies published in the BMJ (and this subsequent article from CNN), there’s even more proof that eating factory-made foods is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.

Top Pentagon officials are considering using a ketogenic diet for the U.S. military—specifically divers, saying that “…[ketosis] changes the way your body handles oxygen deprivation, so you can actually stay underwater at deeper depths for longer periods of time.”

Must-Hear Podcasts

Erin Power and Laura Rupis chat with Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Primal Health Coach, and Reiki Practitioner Christina Rice about her journey to wellness and her successful, multi-faceted practice.

Author of the best-selling book, Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis talks to our Health Coach Radio duo about everything from gut microbiome to oxytocin-rich yogurt recipes.

PHCI founder Mark Sisson has a few favorites on his list, including Dr. Peter Attia’s interview with Dr. Jason Fung about fasting as an antidote to metabolic illness, and George Henderson’s talk on Human Performance Outliers about using a high fat diet to manage liver disease.

Mark Your Calendars

Did you make it to Austin for this year’s Paleo f(x)? Registration is already open for 2020’s conference—make sure you sign up in the next month or two to score early bird pricing.

Another place you need to be next year is the 2020 Metabolic Health Summit in Los Angeles. This event features world-renowned physicians, scientists, and thought leaders dedicated to fighting disease, extending life, and improving human performance.

Did You See This?

Research has already told us there’s a connection between our guts and our brains. In this new study, researchers in Belgium have identified two specific gut bacteria linked to mental health.

International Yoga Day was on the summer solstice, June 21. In honor of the holiday, Disney Theme Parks invited their thousands of employees and cast members to find their Zen with a unique yoga experience before work.

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate brown adipose tissue, which burns calories and helps keep obesity-related diseases at bay.

What’s New Around Here

If you’ve logged into the Primal Health Coach Institute course or Business Resource Center recently, you probably noticed that things look a little different. With our newest software update, the course player has more white space, is easier on the eyes, and works better on mobile devices.

We’re also improving the curriculum once again! If you’ve already graduated, this won’t impact your Primal Health Coach status (although you’re welcome to go back into the course and see what’s new). However, if you’re still working your way through the chapters, you’ll notice new information and business development tasks, peer-to-peer coaching practices, fresh audio files, and larger chapters divided into smaller, easier-to-digest lessons.

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Discover What You’ll Learn in the Primal Health Coach Coursework

Got questions? We have answers. Gain instant access to the Primal Health Coach Curriculum Guidebook.

In this digital guidebook, we cover:

  • How the Primal Health Coach online program works
  • What to expect from and how to use the online student center
  • Exactly what you’ll learn in each of the 20 chapters
  • The exams, and how to pass them
  • Our library of multimedia educational resources
  • The business tools we provide and the skills you’ll learn