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Functional coaching versus functional medicine

Functional Coaching

The difference between coaching and functional medicine

Coaches are vital partners to functional medicine practitioners.  In some cases, the coach may be the same person as the functional medicine practitioner but there needs to be clear distinction between these two services.  In most clinics, the functional medicine practitioner will be a different person from the functional coach.

Coaching is about implementing your plan and issues you are having with lifestyle. We act as a mentor and a partner along your journey.  If you are struggling with the plan, have questions, emotional challenges, family challenges – this is the place for your coaching sessions.

The coach builds a bridge between the practitioner and the client.

Functional medicine consultations will be reviews of your health, your labs and current symptomatology.  Functional medicine consultations will be every 3 – 6 months again depending on your individual case. Functional medicine practitioner will create the wellness plan for your program.

Your coach will help you implement your plan successfully and will be your partner and support along your journey. You will usually meet with your coach weekly or bi-weekly.  Your coach will be your facilitator and help you to become self-directed in your health journey.

A successful practice will be combining functional medicine consultations with health coaching. This is the best combination for clients.

Virtual Functional Medicine Consultations

Virtual Functional Medicine Consultation

Virtual Functional Medicine Consultations

You can work with us from the comfort of your home.  You don’t have to travel.  You don’t need to get stressed.  Discuss your health in the relaxed environment of your home.

We work with clients all over the USA and also internationally.  We work with skype, zoom and phone. We prefer zoom video conferencing because it allows face to face interaction with the health professional.

Benefits of virtual functional medicine consulting:

  • If you have a serious illness, virtual consultations spare you the inconvenience and cost of travel and traffic, especially in Denver.
  • If you live in parts of the country that doesn’t have a local functional medicine practice, you can work with us no matter where you live. There are some exceptions – call to ask.
  • Comfortable, familiar surroundings for client and therefore reduction in visit anxiety.
  • Clients often can show us their meds and supplements they are taking. This can be helpful if some have been missed on the intake forms and often they don’t know the brands of supplements so they can show us and we can help them with these.
  • There are many medical doctors doing virtual visits now, so market acceptance is good.
  • You will have a peaceful, focused session.
  • Cost effective for professional and client.
  • Labs are sent to the home and results come back from the lab to us.
  • Health histories are completed online in a safe, HIPPA compliant space.


  • We can’t give you a real hug, only a virtual hug. And we know the benefit of touch to every client. We do recommend you have a massage therapist or someone who works hands on as this is very beneficial to healing.


Acetyl-L-Carnitine benefits and uses


So today we are exploring a supplement that I discovered and it has radically improved my health so I want to make sure you know about it.  Acetyl-L-Carnitine, ALCAR or ALC has many benefits and uses.  It is an acetylated form of carnitine. Carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine are two very different supplements and you should know the difference between them before deciding to take one or both.

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Homeopathic nosodes – good or bad?

Homeopathic nosodes at Kelway Health

Homeopathic nosodes are minute doses of toxic substances to the human body such as viruses, bacteria, chemicals, metals, vaccine residues, allergens and others.   The principle behind nosodes is that they interact with the immune system causing a response.  This alerts stored toxins in cells to being to release.  It is driving your body to increase a natural healing response.  There is much controversy surrounding these homeopathic doses of pathogenic material.

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Magnesium Stearate – friend or foe in your supplements?

Magnesium Stearate in supplements - good or bad?

Magnesium Stearate – friend or foe in your supplements?  There are many different opinions about magnesium stearate on the internet.  I thought I would share what I know to clear up confusion.

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3 keys for digestion of fats (even if you don’t have a gallbladder)

digestion of fats at kelway health

What are 3 keys for digestion of fats and gallbladder health even if you don’t have a gallbladder? Having gallbladder issues is no fun at all.  What diet, lifestyle changes and supplements should you be taking to help support your gallbladder?

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7 Health benefits of kale for you and your family

Health benefits of Kale by Kelway Health

7 health benefits of kale – what you need to know for your family about this bitter green super food.  Why is Kale featured so much in recipes, restaurants, healthy food blogs, and by health professionals these days?

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How to do a kidney cleanse to boost your health

How to do a kidney cleanse for boosting health

How to do a kidney cleanse to boost your health?  Let’s start by discussing why you want to do a kidney cleanse in the first place?  You have probably heard of liver cleansing but what about kidney cleansing? [click to continue…]

9 Ways to improve your sleep and enjoy more energy

Improve your sleep - Kelway Health

Today we are discussing 9 ways to improve your sleep and enjoy more energy.  It is estimated that 50% of adults over the age of 60 are sleep deprived according to the National Institute of Health. And 20% of all US adults suffer with some form of sleep issues.  This is a huge problem. [click to continue…]

Adrenal Fatigue – do you know the symptoms and solutions?

Adrenal Fatigue - Kelway Health

Adrenal fatigue – do you know the symptoms and solutions?  What are the symptoms and what are the solutions?

Adrenal fatigue affects millions of people at some time in their lives.  Most of these people don’t know they have adrenal fatigue until it manifests as something serious with a diagnosis.   [click to continue…]