Dr. Schierer was trained as a molecular biologist at Iowa State University and worked for USDA as a biologist. He is a functional medicine certified health coach helping people prevent or reverse diabetes and obesity: the centers of chronic disease. Functional medicine also improved several areas of his own health.
Preventing and reversing diabetes and the other major chronic diseases is all about sustainability. If your diet and lifestyle program isn't sustainable, you won't remain disease-free even it you reverse it temporarily. This is where the health coach comes in.
The purpose of health coaching is both to educate and to draw out your internal resources and motivations so that your diet and lifestyle solutions emerge from within you. If the solution doesn't come from you, it won't be sustainable.
All areas of sustainability are highly interdependent. The food we eat is not only the biggest influence on our health but also the biggest influence on environmental sustainability. For more information, click on the 50/25 page.
Functional medicine has helped me resolve several long-term health issues. Like most Americans, I grew up eating a high sugar, high starch diet, low fat diet thinking it was healthy. I could never get my blood sugar down where I wanted it and didn't know why. I had carb crashes in the morning and afternoon so intense that I could hardly think. Functional medicine stabilized my blood sugar, my energy and my mind. I had several other health issues but there isn't room to go into them all. I will mention one more. There was profound improvement in my immune function. I used to get very sick for about a month in the spring and another month in the fall. The acute phase of infection and congestion would last 1-2 weeks. I had so much congestion that I could barely breath, my throat was on fire and my ears were constantly plugged with wax. The recovery period would take another 1-2 weeks. I thought this was normal illness that comes with the change of the seasons in the upper midwest. After adopting a functional medicine diet and lifestyle, I rarely get sick and when I do, I recover within a few days. My ear wax cleared up too.
Functional medicine practitioners and health coaches have discovered over the last 10-15 years that pre-diabetes and early stage type 2 diabetes can be easily reversed in most people. Prediabetes induced by diet and lifestyle is 100% reversible. Early stage type 2 diabetes is also highly reversible. If you are prediabetic, JETT PHC health coaching programs can help make sure you never advance to type 2 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes induced by diet and lifestyle, JETT PHC can work with your physician to help you reverse diabetes and stay reversed.
Functional Medicine Diets & Health Coaching
Breakfast Smoothies & Healthy Cooking
Chronic disease prevention workshops