23- functional medicine coaching with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

Understand that we have so much control over our health and that small changes in diet and lifestyle can make a huge difference.

Shivan Sarna

Today, Dr. Rob Downey and Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum cover the wonders of functional medicine health coaching, why it’s so effective, and where it is going in the future. Go to www.functionalmedicinecoaching.org for more about Dr. Scheinbaum.

[01:22] What led Dr. Scheinbaum to find the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy?
[06:00] Dr. Rob’s personal experience on the effectiveness of health coaching in his practice
[12:33] The importance of creating a safe space between a health coach and a client
[15:44] The accountability and assertiveness principle in health coaching
[19:30] Starting a new routine gradually
[24:58] Health coaching in a pandemic: how remote data collection is helping


Shivan Sarna

About the Guest

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum trains people to become Functional Medicine health coaches and helps practitioners and coaches for their practices because she believes that growing the health coaching profession will be the solution to combatting chronic disease and lowering healthcare costs. As founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, Sandra is a leader in the field of health coaching education. An educator and licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years, she was a pioneer in blending Functional Medicine principles with positive psychology, cognitive-behavior therapy, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Scheinbaum is the author of Functional Medicine Coaching, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps, and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.

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