Dr Louise Walker is a GP with a passion for lifestyle medicine. Louise is a PreKure Certified Health Coach and she has also completed further nutrition studies with us here at PreKure, as well as completed two of our health challenges with amazing results.
By Dr Louise Walker
I have been a GP in Te Awamutu for 25 years and have always had an interest in lifestyle medicine. I first heard Prof Grant Schofield speak at the GP conference several years ago. I went out and bought the What the Fat book and my interest in LCHF was sparked.
By completing the online labs and [PreKure’s] 100-level and 200-level papers, I have learnt more information, which is relevant to my GP practice, than I have in the last 20 years.
I heard about the Health Coaching course by word of mouth and registered in February.
I think that by completing the online labs and the PK 100 level and 200 level papers, I have learnt more information which is relevant to my GP practice than I have in the last 20 years.
I have found that I have a renewed energy to discuss lifestyle medicine with my patients with my new knowledge and realise that they are keen to learn alternatives to medication prescriptions.
I also now realise how many of the consultations can be influenced by lifestyle advice.
The staff at our Medical Centre have just completed the PreKure: Immunity challenge together. It was a big ‘aha’ moment when I realised that between the 13 of us who participated, we lost 23.7 kg! A big interest in lifestyle medicine has been triggered. The talk in the tearoom and during our walking groups has definitely changed!
Going forward, I would like to expand my knowledge and become known as a lifestyle medicine GP.
Going forward, I would like to expand my knowledge and become known as a lifestyle medicine GP, with the support of my colleagues in the practice and adjoining pharmacy, who are also completing the Health Coaching Certificate.
I would recommend the study journey with PreKure to anyone with an interest in lifestyle changes for a healthy life. The PreKure faculty members are wonderful and answer any questions. So if unsure, ask away!
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