Elevate your life with Sara Winer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an individualized science-based approach to healthcare that addresses the underlying cause of the issue, not just the symptoms, to empower clients to take control of their own health.

Is health coaching right for me?

Health coaching is right for anyone currently being treated for a chronic condition, who needs help following their doctor’s advice, who wants to lose weight, who wants more energy or to sleep better. Heath coaching works for people who need to adhere to specific eating habits, those dealing with a stressful person or life event, or someone planning to get pregnant. Health coaching is right for anyone who wants to make lasting changes to improve their health and elevate their life.

How can health coaching help me?

Chronic disease affects so many of us, but did you know that over 85% of those conditions are driven by our behavior and environment, not our genes? That means we are all empowered to help ourselves by adopting healthier habits.

What are the sessions like?

Sessions can be done either in person, with a video call, or over the phone. The initial meeting will be the Foundation session and lasts an hour. During this session, I can get to know you and learn about your personal goals. I will work with you on implementing changes that are small or big in ways that suit your lifestyle and comfort level. During follow up sessions, we will  evaluate what is and isn’t working and then figure out next steps. These meeting are 45 minutes in length. 

How often do we meet?

That’s really up to you. At first, many clients choose to meet weekly or biweekly.

What topics can we discuss during my session?

Each time we meet you will decide the focus of our session. Common topics include adhering to a specific diet, reducing inflammation, understanding and following your doctor’s orders, developing or sticking with an exercise plan, tools for stress reduction, learning how to meditate, and successfully completing a fast.

What if I have a question between sessions?

I make myself available to clients between appointments for any questions that may arise.

What training do you have?

I graduated from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc, a collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine which sets the global standard in Functional Medicine education and training. I studied the basic principles of Functional Medicine, meditation, stress relaxation, psychology of change, and nutrition. I also hold a certification in personal training from ACE Fitness, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the gold standard in health and fitness, where I studied anatomy, foundation of movement, and exercise principles.

What if my schedule is too busy for change?

I understand that your life has demands, and you may not feel like you have time to make changes. I work within the confines of your schedule to help you make changes that won't interfere with your time and comfort level.

Does you have sessions after business hours?

Yes! I accommodate clients with after-hours sessions via phone or video.

How can you help me follow my doctor’s protocol?

I can speak with your doctor, dietician, or other practitioner, and show you how to follow their recommendations while  coaching you through the process to make it as simple as possible.