Build Rapport with your clients to increase your business exponentially

Rapport is the ability or the skill to relate to others in such a way that it creates a level of trust and understanding between the patient and the health care professional and is one of the key ingredients to increase the business. Building trust and familiarity with your patients/ clients can make them feel more comfortable and be honest when talking to you about their health. This in turn helps you pick up their shortcomings and work on them to provide them better results. Better results, in turn, increase your word-of-mouth references and help you grow your business.

 

Good rapport helps in creating a close and harmonious relationship with the patients which ultimately helps you know you, patients. Once you build a rapport with your patients and understand their personalities, you’ll be able to note minor details that may give you a hint of the possible health problems that your patient might face as well as help you keep the patient cooperative and in good spirits.

 

BREAK THE ICE

For many individuals, starting a conversation with a stranger is generally a stressful event. As a healthcare professional you might also come across patients who might not be able to express themselves well and might feel awkward explaining their problems. This might be evident in their body language and mannerism too. In such a scenario, as a health care professional, you should take the lead and start the conversation by asking open and simple questions. Creating rapport at the beginning of a conversation with someone who is an introvert will not only make the outcome of the conversation more positive but will also put the patient at ease and help him or her to discuss the problems. Adopting a similar approach that is more friendly to them in terms of your body language, gestures, voice tone, and speed will act as an add-on.

 

COMMUNICATION

Effective communication is the foundation that helps a healthcare professional establish trust with his/her patients. The choice of words and sentences and the tone used to go a long way in rapport building. You can start with a getting-to-know-you phase with the patient that works much better if you can quickly ask them to narrate their problems from the beginning with relevant questions in between. Remember not to interrupt the patient and do not try to stop them in between as this is generally not liked by the patients.

 

EMPATHY

Empathy is yet another way of building rapport with the patients and is the ability to understand the patient’s situation, perspective, and feelings. It allows a healthcare professional to deliver more customized and personalized patient care. Try to imagine how the patient feels and display the same in your body language and tone. Alleviate or reduce patient fears by explaining what actions you plan to pursue or in other words what treatment you are going to provide, why you are doing it or the logic behind the same along with the possible outcomes or results.

 

LISTEN

Active listening is an essential holistic healthcare tool. It is a non-intrusive way of allowing a patient shares his/her thoughts and feelings. As a thumb rule, listen to what the patient is saying patiently and repeat what you heard to the patient. Thereafter check with the patient to ensure whether your reflection is appropriate. You should portray yourself as a calm and competent healthcare professional who is in control of the situation.  Avoid being judgmental as patients are vulnerable when they approach a health care professional and need to feel accepted.

 

When you have a good rapport with your patients, you can disagree with what they say and still relate

respectfully with them but this not going to happen overnight or in the first meeting but will take a couple of meetings. The important point to remember is to strive to create a conducive atmosphere in each meeting and acknowledge other people’s viewpoints and opinions.

 

How to keep patients engaged

How To Keep Your Patients Engaged?

As a Health Coach, you must be constantly thinking as to how you can grow your business. To run a…

As a Health Coach, you must be constantly thinking as to how you can grow your business. To run a business successfully, one has to focus on patient engagement. Constant engagement with the patients /customers/clients is very important for building authentic relationships and that too in health care as it sends a message that patients are very important, and their prime need is always taken care of. There are various ways that can help you build a healthy relationship with the patients.

1. In this digital era, the use of gadgets has increased manifold since it is the easiest and fastest means of communicating with people. Moreover, most individuals are familiar with these gadgets and are comfortable in taking online consultations. Hence a good interaction with patients on different social media platforms is important for building good relations as the patients may not visit you regularly but feedbacks and needs can be taken care of via these social media platforms.

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Corn-Tomato and Feta Frittata

Serving Size – 1

Food Remark (Veg/ Egg/ Non Veg) – Egg

Time of Preparation – 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Feta Cheese – 50 g

Cherry Tomato – 100 g

Olive Oil – 1 Tablespoon

Onion (chopped) – 50 g

Fresh Thyme Leaves – 1 Tablespoon

Fresh Basil Leaves – 1 Tablespoon

Baby Corn – 50 g

Coconut Milk – 150 ml

Egg – 2

Method:

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 220 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place tomatoes on the tray. Drizzle with half the oil. Season. Bake for 12 mins or until tomatoes start to collapse.

Step 2
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, milk and thyme in a medium bowl. Season.

Step 3
Heat the remaining oil in a 20cm (base measurement) frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and corn kernels. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens.

Step 4
Pour the egg mixture over the corn mixture in the frying pan. Gently stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook for 7-8 mins or until frittata is almost set but the top is still runny. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with the fetta.

Step 5
Remove the tomatoes from the oven. Preheat the grill on high. Place the frying pan under the grill for 3-4 mins or until the frittata is set and the top is lightly browned. Remove from heat.

Step 6
Place roasted tomatoes in a serving bowl. Add basil and salad leaves and toss to combine. Sprinkle frittata with extra tomato and serve with salad

Health Benefits – Eggs are a natural, nutrient-rich whole food and an amazing source of high quality protein. Eggs contain all 8 B-vitamins, along with folic acid, selenium, iodine, vitamin B12 and choline.Along with eggs, this recipe contains goodness of tomato, corn,coconut milk and plant herbs that makes it wholesome and complete.

Description-  Corn-Tomato and Feta Frittata Recipe features corn and tomatoes with a bit of sharp feta cheese for an easy and healthy meal which kids will love. Naturally low-carb and gluten-free, this healthy frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or make-ahead meals!

Meals in which the recipe can be taken:-  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tiffin

Ayurvedic perspective:- Pitta pacifier, Kapha moderate use, Vata aggravating due to drying nature of corn, So vata prakriti people can eat occasionally.

Recommended Course :-

  1. Vedique Nutrition for Professional
  2. Kids nutrition.

Do Nuts make you fat

As the saying goes, eating too much of anything can make you fat, in which nuts are also included. While it is true that most of the diets plans having nuts are high-calorie diet plans but that doesn’t mean nuts are not healthy. Nuts may be calorie-dense, but they also contain many nutrients that support good health. Moreover the presence of fat in nuts doesn’t automatically mean that nuts will increase the weight. Infact,fats are needed by the body to function properly as they contribute to overall health.

Since winter has already set in when everyone is going to consume nuts in some or the other form,it is important to know where should one draw the line ?Also it is important to consume nuts according to one’s body type because that for sure is going to not only satisfy your taste buds but will also prove beneficial for you.

Nutrition in Your Nuts

A review published on nutrients in December 2017 will give you reason to smile as a correlation has been established between nut consumption and a reduction in risk factors for chronic heart and metabolic diseases.But this doesn’t again mean that we should indulge in nuts freely.

Nuts for Weight Gain

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Fruit Kebabs

Serving Size – 1

Food Remark (Veg/ Egg/ Non Veg) – Veg

Time of Preparation – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Banana (big) – 1

Strawberries – 4

Kiwi – 2

Muskmelon – 1-2 Slice

Watermelon – 1-2 Slice

Honey – 1 Tablespoon

Flax seeds – 1 teaspoon

Method:

Step 1
Chop Banana, kiwi, muskmelon, watermelon into cubes, while strawberries remain in their original size.

Step 2

Take wooden skewers and put in all the fruits one by one.

Step 3

Take honey and brush it on the fruits and then sprinkle flax seeds on them and serve immediately.

Health Benefits – Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.

Description- This is a very easy to make snack filled with nutrition. When served in such a creative manner kids love the fruits also!

Meals in which the recipe can be taken:-  Mid Morning, Snacks

Ayurvedic perspective:- Vata Pitta Kapha balancer.Banana is sweet and heavy to digest hence it aggravates kapha dosha, strawberries are sweet, sour and astringent so they stimulate vata and balances out kapha, melons are sweet and cooling in potency hence pacify pitta so this recipe is good for all three doshas.

Recommended Course :-

  1. Vedique Nutrition for Professional
  2. Kids nutrition.
  3. Rainbow nutrition.

Vegetable Patty Rainbow Fritters

Serving Size – 1

Food Remark (Veg/ Egg/ Non Veg) – Egg

Time of Preparation – 30 minutes

Ingredients:-

Whole Wheat flour – 1 Cup

Coconut Milk – 185 ml

Eggs – 1

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Ground Paprika – 1 pinch

Cheddar (grated) – 50 g

Green Peas – 1 Cup

Corn (chopped) – 1 Cup

Red Bell Pepper (chopped) – 1 Cup

Beetroot (chopped) – 1 Cup

Zucchini (chopped) – 1 Cup

Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon

Salt – to taste

Method:-

Step 1- To make the pea fritters, cook the peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 mins. Refresh under cold water. Drain. Process in a food processor until coarsely chopped.

Step 2- To make the corn fritters, cook the corn in a saucepan of boiling water for 1-2 mins. Refresh under cold water. Drain. Process in a food processor with turmeric until finely chopped.

Step 3- To make the capsicum fritters, process the capsicum in a food processor with the paprika until finely chopped. Transfer to a sieve and drain excess liquid.

Step 4- To make beetroot fritters, coarsely grate 1 large beetroot.

Step 5- To make zucchini fritters, coarsely grate 1 large zucchini. Squeeze out excess water.

Step 6- Place the flour in a large bowl. Whisk the egg and milk in a jug. Add to the flour and stir to combine. Stir in the cheddar and your chosen vegetables.

Step 7- Heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Pour three 1/4-cup (60ml) portions of mixture in the pan, allowing room for spreading. Cook for 1-2 mins or until small bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook for 1-2 mins or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.

Step 8- Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Health Benefits :- This recipe serves a good variety of vegetables, along with milk, egg and wheat flour which provides proteins, fiber and vitamins.

Description :-  These rainbow vegetables fritters are the best way to get your kids excited about eating their vegetables. Or even better, don’t mention the hidden-veggies for an easy delicious dinner.

Meals in which the recipe can be taken:-  Breakfast, Snack, Tiffin

Ayurvedic perspective:- This recipe is a Vata Pitta Kapha balancer because of beetroot which is vata and kapha pacifier and zucchini which balances out the pitta dosha by its cooling nature.Since beetroot can aggravate pitta dosha,therefore it should be consumed in moderation during summers due to heat generating properties.

Recommended Course :-

  1. Vedique Nutrition for Professional
  2. Kids nutrition.
  3. Rainbow nutrition.

Cow milk vs Buffalo milk for consumption

Do you know- Why Doctors recommend drinking milk every day ? Because milk is highly nutritious as it is an excellent source of calcium and is therefore good for bone health. Milk is an essential food for babies and growing children too but if you have to make a choice between cow milk and buffalo milk, which one is better?

 

Since cow’s milk consists of lower fat and protein content and has a light texture as compared to buffalo milk hence it is much easier to digest.On the contrary ,buffalo’s milk is heavier to digest owing to its high protein content and is therefore not recommended for infants and older people.
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Intermittent Fasting-The Vedique Way

Intermittent Fasting-The Vedique Way

Intermittent fasting has been growing as a type of eating pattern with many health benefits but in age old science of Ayurveda, there are many methods of fasting & intermittent fasting has been described as one of them. Intermittent fasting includes cycling between periods of fasting and eating. It not only has helped in achieving desired weight loss but also improves overall health and treat various lifestyle disorders like Diabetes (Type 2), Hypothyroidism, obesity and many more. Learn to manage lifestyle disorders with Ayurvedic Herbs.

Our ancient texts have already highlighted the importance of gap in between meals to provide adequate time to the body to digest meals because the main cause of most of the disorders in our body is the “AMA” which is the toxin produced by our own body by the undigested matter present after food taken in is not digested properly. It is considered as the underlying driver of all illnesses as it causes blockage of all channels of the body. The sole cause of this ama is our weak digestive fire i.e., agni .

If your Agni is good, you will not encounter any Vyadhi or disease. On contrary you will have poor health if the Agni is poor. Digestion process is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the food that you eat & also excretion of waste products. If the Agni is low, it won’t digest the food properly & you may end up having weakness, lethargy etc. Intermittent fasting helps in restoring the Agni & improves the digestion.

Benefits of fasting at Night

Ayurveda emphasizes on: “ahoratribhojanaabhavaha”

which means that abstaining from every single common delight at night as the body of a person purifies and revives itself and removes the wastes produced by the body during the day. Liver is an organ that plays a key role in detox.

  • It helps in repairing, growing, and detoxifying old and new cells in our body
  • Helps in maintaining blood sugar levels
  • Reduces risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome like high triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Maintains energy levels during the day
  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Increases lifespan
  • Boosts immunity levels
  • Helps in treating diseases

Who Should Avoid Fasting?

People with Vata imbalance have light, airy characteristic. Vata disbalance can cause issues like constipation, bloating, pain in abdomen, menstrual issues, amenorrhea, hormonal problems. Hence people who face Vata imbalance should have meals at well balanced duration & avoid fasting.

Apart from this, pregnant ladies, heart disease, kidney problems, etc. should avoid fasting for longer durations & should have moderate portions of meals as per the body type only.

Boost Your Immunity

5 Foods You Must Intake To Boost Your Immunity

To prevent your body from cold, flu, and other infections you need strong immunity. Feeding your body with certain food could give your body a strong immune system.

No supplements will prevent you from diseases, so it’s better to keep boosting your immunity by inculcating certain foods. Plan your meal and eat the below-mentioned foods in your daily routine:

  1. Citrus Fruits: Vitamin C is the key nutrient to increase the production of white blood cells, which are the fighter cells in your body. Most people opt for Vitamin C whenever caught up with a cold because it boosts the immune system. As Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, so the body couldn’t store it and you need to consume it regularly. Almost all citrus fruits have high levels of Vitamin C. Some of them include Oranges, Kiwi, Lemon, Grapefruit, sweet limes, etc. Learn more about Pre and Post Covid Nutrition Course (Immunity Building and Health Recovery Nutrition Plan)
  2. Ginger: It is packed with a compound gingerol that is known to carry heat inside the ginger. It is often used by people during cold and sore throats. Ginger is popular to reduce inflammation, nausea, and other inflammatory illnesses. This herb is also used to decrease chronic pains and possess cholesterol-reducing properties.
  3. Sunflower Seeds: Being a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B 6, and vitamin E, sunflower seeds help in maintaining and regulating the immune system. These seeds are rich in selenium, a nutrient that is known to combat viral infections like swine flu.
  4. Kefir: It is a fermented drink that has live bacterias that enhance gut health. Drinking kefir regularly boosts the immune system. Also, kefir helps to reduce inflammation, increase the antioxidant activity in the body and fights bad bacteria.
  5. Red bell peppers: When we talk about Vitamin C, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is citrus fruits but Red bell peppers contain three times more Vitamin C than oranges. Besides Vitamin C, red bell peppers are rich sources of Beta carotene. These bell peppers help to boost the immune system, maintain healthy skin, and keep your skin and eyes healthy. Learn more about Pre and Post Covid Nutrition Course (Immunity Building and Health Recovery Nutrition Plan)

Eating right is a good start to protect you and your family from flu, cold, and other infections. Moderation and variety are the steps for proper Nutrition. Eating only one food regularly won’t be enough to boost immunity and help to fight infections. Portion size and daily intake should be monitored properly so that you do not get one vitamin too little and too much of others.

Sports Person Must Learn About Ayurvedic Nutritional Values

Ayurveda is an age-old science known to provide guidelines appropriate for each dosha (Vata, pitta, Kapha). Ayurveda also provides guidelines on how to eat mindfully and which foods to consume according to the body type and physical activity. 

The principles of Ayurveda are enshrined in three major Textbooks of Ayurveda called the “BrihatTrayee” (meaning the “Great Three”) viz.   Sushruta Samhita, Charaka Samhita, and Ashtanga Hridaya form the basis for the science of Ayurveda.  Although there had been many innovations and additions to the practice of Ayurveda subsequently, these texts remain the mainstay of Ayurvedic practice even today. 

Exercise clears and strengthens the ‘Srotas’ (transport channels in the physiology in which metabolism takes place); blockages and congestion are relieved, stress is reduced, and our sense of wellbeing is improved. Learn about Personal Nutrition Course.

Ayurvedic way of Nutrition puts focus on the right kind of nutrition based on a unique Body type or ‘Prakriti‘. Ayurveda believes everyone has a different body type hence Appetite or Agni Nourishment requirements vary for everyone.

To nourish their body & mind athletes should always have meals as per the Prakriti. Consideration and following of Dinacharya Ritucharya are a must as eating particular meals as per weather gives best immunity & strength to the body.

Some tips for different Prakriti athletes/sportspeople are-

1.       Vata- Vata is cold & dry in nature hence warm, oily & properly cooked meals pacify the Vata component of the body. Flavors like sweet, sour & salty should be included in the diet. A Vata Prakriti sports person might have a lean body hence for building muscle mass little heavy texture meals including butter, nut butter, or a moderate amount of ghee are advised. 

They must prefer stews, warm soups, warm milk, cream, butter, hot cereals, raw nuts, fresh-baked bread, and nut butter. Herbal tea with some roasted snacks in the late afternoon is preferable. All sweet fruits (so long as they are extra-ripe) are good for Vata Prakriti. Warm beverages & drinks are preferable. 

Herbs like Ashwagandha, Safed Musli boiled in milk are good health tonics or natural supplements. Learn about Personal Nutrition Course.

2.       Pitta- Pitta component has a dominance of fire element hence foods that are cool or lukewarm in nature pacify Pitta dosha. Tastes favoring Pitta are Sweet, Bitter & astringent. Cool, refreshing foods are good options for Pitta Prakriti. Mint tea, cucumber smoothie, apple tea, licorice tea, etc. are good beverage examples. Vegetarian foods, in general, are the best for Pittas, as consuming red meat tends to heat the body from the fat. Pitta people must consume a good quantity of grains, milk, and vegetables. 

Herbs like Brahmi, Licorice, Triphala, Amla can be taken by a Pitta prakriti person and act as a good immunomodulator to boost immunity & core strength.

3.       Kapha- Heavy, slow, steady, solid, cold, soft, and oily. Kapha governs the structure of the body. Hence foods which are semi-cooked or raw in nature, light, warm & dry are good for pacifying Kapha dosha. Kapha people have sluggish metabolism hence they should avoid heavy textures & cold meals. Kapha people should have a spice-rich diet, especially during winters as they boost appetite or Agni.  Kapha people should prefer dry cooking methods like grilling, sauteing, baking, broiling over moist cooking methods like steaming, boiling, or poaching. Tastes favored by Kapha are Bitter, Pungent & Astringent while preferred spices are cumin, fenugreek, and turmeric. 

Herbs like Bibhitak, Punarnava, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Chitrak, Moringa, Wheatgrass, etc. are good supplement options for healing & giving strength to the body.

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