Revisiting the Power of Questions and “Why” – June 10th, 2018


Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
Clinical Pearl
June 10th, 2018


Revisiting the Power of Questions and “Why”

Last week’s case study reminded me about the importance of questions — the ones we ask our clients, in getting to the root cause — the “why” of it all.

If you missed it, please watch.  

Not only did I demonstrate and talk about the importance of thorough questioning and determining the timeline of a client’s health challenges, I also analyzed a number of labs. Lots of learning.  

Health coaches and practitioners tend to make the mistake of trying to jump in and fix things too soon — even long-term issues.

Each time a person presents with a symptom or abnormal lab finding you need to ask “why.”  

If they present with low vitamin b2, get curious. Sure, you can Band-Aid it with a supplement temporarily, but it’s important to ask why.  

Is their diet deficient?

Do they have digestion or absorption issues?

Do they eat or drink things that antagonize ?

Do they have genetic polymorphisms that make them need more?

Are they stressed and are using more?  

You get the idea.

Yes, supplementation can help the symptoms but let’s ask why until we get to the root cause.

Also, go through the history taking module, or review it if you’ve been through it already.  

Powerful history taking skills is the most important tool in your toolbox.