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.

Joint Pain

How Cold Weather Affects Joint Pain

Stiffness, joint aches, and pains are often associated with changes in weather, especially the falling temperatures of winter. There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures affect your joints but there are different theories behind understanding why certain patients react to weather changes in terms of joint pain.

One such theory suggests that in cold weather the body will conserve heat and it will send more of the blood to the organs in the center of the body, like the heart or the lungs, and not to the peripheral arms, legs, shoulders, or knee joints, thus constricting the blood vessels. decreasing blood flow to those areas makes the joint colder and stiffer, which can cause discomfort and pain.

Some researchers give Barometric pressure changes theory as the reason for the same as the Barometric pressures will often fall before cold weather sets in which causes expansion of tissues and leads to pain in your joints. Learn to manage Joint Pain with Ayurvedic Herbs.

Increasing thickness of joint fluid is also considered one reason as in cold weather the synovial fluid which acts as a shock absorber within the joint may become more viscous and less flowy in nature causing joint crepitations and pain.

Inactivity or less physical exercise as People tend to move less in freezing weather and long periods of inactivity can deteriorate joint health.

No matter what the cause is many people experience winter stiffness and ache so to further reduce it few remedies can be taken into consideration-

  • EXERCISE- When it’s cold outside and you are in pain, the last thing you might want to do is exercise. As one of the best ways to keep joints functional is to use them. Doing a few stretches and yoga asanas will keep your joints limber and strong.
  • KNEE BRACES/BANDS- Knee bands or braces can be used to reduce swelling and improve stability in the knee. This will maintain the warmth and help get the blood flowing through your body and to your muscles easily.
  • DIET AND VITAMINS- Cherries, berries, grapes, cabbage, kale, spinach, and plums, combined with omega-3 rich foods like fish and nuts, can help decrease swelling and Vitamin C – Vitamin D enriched food can also increase in new collagen production.
  • HERBS- Ginger is known for its exceptional antiseptic properties that help reduce joint pain and swelling so indulge in some warm ginger decoction, herbs like Nirgundi, Shallaki, Ashwagandha reduces internal inflammation and reduces pain.

Does Detox Help In Curing Skin Issues

Our skin is the largest organ in the body which consists of many layers. It is very complicated yet unique in many ways. It demands our attention and cares more than any organ of the body in both states of health and disease. Skin is divided into 3 layers, epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. Skin is a sensitive organ and anything that we eat for a particularly long time shows up on it. The phrase is too correct to say We are what we eat! As we all know that our cells replace themselves every 2-3 months, so whatever we fill our body with makes our skin and body.
But skin is not the organ for detoxification even though it sweats and throws off toxins in the form of sweat. The liver is the organ for Detoxification. It breaks all sorts of toxins in our body, which comes from food, medicines or alcohol, etc into smaller harmless substances and throws off the body safely. It is majorly the problem in liver functioning that we become a host for a number of illnesses like hormonal imbalance, fatigue, skin acne and other skin problems.
Similarly, our Digestive System also plays an important role in building up our skin, as sluggish digestion makes the body hold toxins for a longer period of time. This causes skin breakouts and faster aging. Other important organs responsible for detoxification are Kidneys as they filter out the entire blood. Learn more about Vedique Detofixication in 10 days from Experts.
Good News is that following a Detox Diet Regime regularly helps flush out toxins from our system and our body gets required rejuvenation. Once a week one should follow a Detox diet. But things do not work if one day a person follows a detox diet and the other 5 days he is eating unhealthy food! So apart from following a Detox one needs to take care of what one eats largely on all other days.
One should stop or remove the following food items from their diet permanently for curing Skin issues:-
  • Caffeine
  • Bakery food items
  • Refined Carbohydrates
  • Alcohol
  • White Sugar and its products
  • Smoking
  • Processed Foods
  • Red Meat
  • Dairy products
  • Wheat (gluten)
On the other hand, include these foods for helping the body to cure Skin problems:-
  • Exercise is the best detoxification for the entire body, so 30-45 mins of it really help
  • At least 2-3 liters of water per day to flush out toxins of the body
  • Starting your day with warm water and lemon works great
  • Choosing whole grains (Oatmeal, Brown rice, Quinoa, Barley, etc)
  • Pick lean proteins (Egg whites, fish), lentils, and legumes
  • Fresh and organically grown fruits and vegetables one should prefer
  • Incorporate Vegetable Juices in your diet (Spinach, Amla, Beetroot, Cucumber, Carrots, Apple, Celery, etc)
  • Choose Cold-pressed oils (Coconut, Olive, Rice bran, Mustard, etc)
  • Consume a handful of Nuts and Seeds for munching (Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachio, Flax seeds, Sunflower seeds, Chia seeds, Pumpkin seeds, etc)
  • Caffeine should be replaced by Green Tea (at least 2 cups per day)
Other Important Tips to follow: 
Make sure to consult a Dermatologist when opting for Sunscreen, Cream, or any other supplements.
Make a habit of taking 8 hours of sleep
One can consult an Ayurvedic Doctor also for skin-related issues and take herbs accordingly.
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