Getting to Know IM Health’s Diabetes Health Coach

Geoff DePaula Coaching

IM Health has partnered with Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy to change healthcare. We share a vision of forming healthcare around an integrative model that brings together integrative medicine and the use of a health coach to combat diabetes and form a healthier lifestyle. At Wisdom of the Whole, they believe their health coach training and tools will help people see, …

IM Health’s Diabetes Health Coaching Program

Geoff DePaula Coaching, Diabetes

With the launch of our new, improved diabetes health coaching program, keep an eye out for our new series of blog posts detailing the many benefits of an integrative medicine diabetes health coach, beginning with this overview of diabetes health coaching. ***** When making a major life change, having an encouraging and compassionate support system is crucial. That is why …

Diabetes Complications Can Impede Your Life in More Ways Than One

Geoff DePaula Diabetes

Diabetes’s is a struggle in and of itself, between the fluctuating blood sugar levels, increased thirst, hunger, fatigue, and unstable weight. Unfortunately, diabetes can lead a whole host of other health complications. However, with the proper treatment and a vigilant watch on your health, most people are able to prevent these diabetes complications with a comprehensive integrative medicine approach to …

Does the Cold Weather Have You Feeling Down? Try These 5 Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress and Increase Your Health

Geoff DePaula Wellness

With what seems like a new snowstorm every week, it gets a little tough to remember that warmer days are coming soon. Weather can have a strong impact on someone’s mood weather it be extreme heat or intense cold. Many people experience drops in mood levels and well being during the winter months or in colder climates. When someone feels …

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DIABETES PROGRAM: Lab Results

Geoff DePaula Diabetes

For those of you who have been asking how successful are INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DIABETES program is, here is a brief chart to give you a snapshot. Our program’s average blood sugar reductions (tested before and after using hemoglobin A1C- which is a marker for a person’s three month average blood sugar) compared to other research that has been done on other methods. …

Benefits of Electronic Medical Records in a Community Health Network

Geoff DePaula Uncategorized

A 2013 study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice establishes the benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) analysis in an attempt to fundamentally improve the treatment of back pain. The study focused on 8000 back pain patients at The Marino Centers for Integrative Health, and EMR’s were meticulously picked apart as a precursor to a pending study “conducting comparative effectiveness …

Medicine is 30% Waste-Holistic Healing Needed

Geoff DePaula Uncategorized

In 2009, about 30 percent of U.S. health costs equating to around $750 Million were wasted on unnecessary procedures, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (1). The IOM reflects that 75,000 patient deaths were preventable in 2005 if every state operated with the same healthcare standards of the best operating state. The report cited unnecessary services, …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Employee Health

Geoff DePaula Uncategorized

Chronic disease is a large part of the financial crisis that American healthcare industry is going through right now. The CDC suggests that chronic illnesses such as heart disease, arthritis, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, are among the most common, costly, and most preventable problems in American healthcare. According to the Almanac of Chronic Disease, the U.S. spends more $1.7 trillion …

More Evidence of Acupuncture Effectiveness for Pain

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A recent article in U.S. News & World Report is shedding light on a wide sweeping research analysis funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) that indicates the true effectiveness of acupuncture in pain management (1, 2). This “fresh” analysis stems from the raw initial data of 29 high-quality studies conducted in the Germany, Spain, Sweden, …

Public Health Institute Talks Employee Health

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The Public Health Institute has released a new initiative titled “Prevention Means Business”. Here is what they have to say: “Skyrocketing health care costs and escalating chronic disease rates place a huge economic burden on America’s business owners—yet 75% of America’s health care costs come from diseases that are preventable. Health matters in the workplace: A healthier workforce brings higher …