FAQ

What is Functional Medicine?


According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, “ The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.”




How are you different from my doctor?


We are not doctors. We do have the ability to work collaboratively with physicians/healthcare providers or independently. As Functional Medicine health coaches, we cannot diagnose and prescribe medication, but we can help clients understand their diagnosis and treatment plans better. We Be Wellness has the time and skills to help you with behavior change and commonly compliment the care you are receiving from your physician.




Can I work with you even if I am not seeing a Functional Medicine Practitioner?


Absolutely. The areas of focus that health coaches work on ( Nutrition, Physical Activity, Stress Management, Sleep, etc..) are universally accepted as best practices in combating chronic disease and achieving better health.




Is Functional Medicine Health Coaching for me?


We believe everyone could benefit from a Functional Medicine Health Coach. We are all a work in progress. If you identify with any of the following, please contact us.

  • You are currently being treated for a chronic condition.
  • A chronic or autoimmune condition runs in your family.
  • You struggle to maintain an ideal weight.
  • You desire more energy, focus and vitality.
  • You want a more restful night’s sleep.
  • A consistent exercise habit has been difficult to establish.
  • Stress is negatively impacting your quality of life.
  • You feel ill-equipped to handle even small life stressors.
  • You feel rushed when visiting your doctor and would like more time to discuss plan of care.
  • You would like to follow doctor’s recommendations, but are challenged on where to begin.
  • You are ready to take control of your health and make sustainable, life long changes.
  • You want to optimize your health in preparation of pregnancy.
  • You are concerned about your memory and cognition.




What can clients expect when they meet you?


  • Sessions last approximately 30-50 mins and conducted via Zoom video conferencing or in person ( if living in New York City or Seattle).
  • Clients share what’s on their mind, physician reports/recommendations and/or how they are feeling.
  • Coaches will work with clients to identify character strengths, values, long term vision and priorities through a process called Motivational Interviewing.
  • We Be Wellness coaches can offer information/suggestions on strategies to improve health.
  • A plan is co-created: Clients, with the coach’s help, make an overall plan with short term goals that feel comfortable and attainable.
  • Coaches and clients partner to incorporate accountability for long term success.




How many sessions should I book?


  • This depends on you and the complexity of the issues you want to work on. We advise our clients to purchase a package of 5 or 10 sessions. You can also purchase week to week. The sessions take place every 1-2 weeks. During our complimentary introductory session we can discuss best fit and approach.




How can clients make an appt with you?


Email us individually or make an appointment here. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Click here to Schedule an Appointment.




Who do I contact regarding Dr. Bredesen’s ReCode Protocol?


If you are interested in working with WeBe Wellness on Cognitive Health or specifically in support of Dr. Bredesen’s ReCODE Protocol (™), please contact us HERE .




Do you run group programming or workshops for companies?


Yes, please contact us to discuss specifics.




How are we unique?


Our collective life experience, our own health struggles and triumphs and our collaborative partnership provides opportunity for individualized support plans.
We Be Wellness coaches are board certified by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and certified from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. We believe in the power of collaboration and education. The national board exam provides our coaches with minimum standards and measures foundational competencies: the knowledge, tasks and skills essential to the practice of health and wellness coaching. There are currently just over 3000 board certified health and wellness coaches nationwide.