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Most chronic illnesses can be prevented with good nutrition, physical activity, avoiding bad habits, and having routine health screenings. At Leeann Rybakov Wellness, knowledgeable board-certified functional medicine health coach Leeann Rybakov offers chronic illness prevention support as part of her health coaching services. Call the office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, or book online for an in-person or virtual consultation.

Does chronic illness prevention work?


Yes, chronic illness prevention can be extremely successful when implemented properly. In fact, about 80% of chronic diseases are preventable if you use lifestyle as medicine. 


This means you have the power to prevent many of these diseases that are so prevalent in America today, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer.


What are the most critical factors in chronic illness prevention?


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most critical factors in preventing chronic illnesses through the lifestyle-as-medicine approach include: 

  • Eating healthy (good nutrition)

  • Regular exercise

  • Avoiding smoking

  • Avoiding drinking or drinking only in moderation

  • Having regular medical screenings according to age and health factors

These factors all go hand in hand, which is why so many medical professionals emphasize whole-body wellness today. 


How can health coaching help with chronic illness prevention?


Health coaching focuses on many areas that the CDC considers most important when it comes to chronic illness prevention, including improving nutrition and developing healthy daily habits (exercise, avoiding smoking, and others).


In health coaching, Leeann leads you in learning what you should eat, how to improve your relationship with food, and how to heal your body when you have issues like leaky gut. 


Health coaching gives you practical tools that you can use daily, from shopping to meal planning, recipes, strategies for eating in restaurants, and beyond. You’ll learn healthy habits in a way that makes them easy to maintain long-term.


Chronic illness prevention is essential if you already have a chronic illness, like an autoimmune illness or digestive disorder. People with one chronic illness are more likely to develop another, so staying on top of your health through health coaching and regular medical care is essential.


In addition, Leeann Rybakov Wellness offers other types of coaching, such as stress management coaching. Health and stress management coaching can work together to help you have a stronger, healthier, and happier body and mind. 


If you’re ready to manage your health and wellness using natural techniques that protect you from chronic illnesses, health coaching could be the ideal approach for you. To learn more about it, call Leeann Rybakov Wellness or click the online appointment scheduler now. 

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