She’s Got the Beet
Zoe Keller, founder of One Beet Wellness, a boutique food and lifestyle coaching service offering personalized support, explains what a holistic health coach can do to help you!
Trained as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Zoe Keller is part nutritionist, chef, therapist, life coach, and all around holistic health expert. After quitting her job and embarking on a 10-month global adventure, Keller started One Beet Wellness in the hopes to teach clients how to nourish themselves from the inside out. According to the American Holistic Health Association, the goal of holistic health is to achieve maximum well-being so that everything is functioning the very best that it can. In her personal sessions, Keller can help you do just that. Here’s how.
Q: What is a holistic health coach?
A: It’s kind of like a personal trainer but for nutrition and health.
Q: What is the difference between a health coach and a registered dietician?
A: I am looking at the whole person in a really holistic way. It’s more than just what goes into their mouth. I talk with people about their sleep and their stress management and their relationships and their exercise. I look for all the peripheral things that affect health as well. You could be eating a lot of kale but in a really unhappy marriage and you’re not going to be experiencing vibrant health.
Q: Who is your typical client?
A: I work with people who are looking to take ownership for their health by transforming their diet.
Q: For how long do you work with your clients?
A: We might work together for three months, or six months, or a year, until they feel like they have resolved whatever the issue was that was their concern for coming in in the first place. The intention, different than therapy or something where maybe you’ll see this person forever, is that they do build the skills and move on. But so much of working with a health coach is helping them to break it down into bite-sized pieces that can actually become sustainable habits and parts of their lives.
Q: What tips would you give a clean-eating newbie?
A: First, start drinking enough real pure water. I like to talk to people about matching drink for drink, if they drink something like coffee or tea, or anything that’s not water throughout the day, to make sure they are matching each cup with pure water.
Q: What is an inclusive diet?
A: Adding beneficial things into your life rather than talking about what not to eat. I just feel like there’s a little bit too much black and white thinking and this weird pressurey vibe going on in the food space. There are so many really healthful foods that we can understand and celebrate and invite people to eat more of.
Q: Is the holistic health industry growing?
A: It’s a pretty relatively new field but it’s grown so much over the past ten years. I think we’re going to start seeing more health coaches being integrated into other practices like the doctor’s office, as part of chiropractic, something like that. I’m also seeing a really big uptick in my business in terms of corporate classes and coaching. Companies hire me to come in and work with their employees and I imagine that we are going to see more of that too.
Q: How are the physical and emotional bodies interconnected?
A: There are a lot of physical symptoms that I think are the result of emotional imbalances. I think to experience real and true vibrant health you need to be feeling healthy in your mind and in your body. The two work in tandem with each other if you start to heal one I really believe that you create the possibility of healing the other.