Healing with Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices with James Van Der Walt

Jul 12, 2023


A chronic illness can reveal itself anytime, anywhere, and often when you least expect it.  But medication is not the only course of action for fighting complicated illnesses such as autoimmune diseases. Sickness can also be prevented and mitigated by eating the right foods (the right way) and by changing your entire lifestyle – even the very way you think.

We are thrilled to be joined today by the nurse-turned-life and health coach, James Van Der Walt. James practiced as a nurse for over two decades before an autoimmune disease diagnosis forced him to rethink his entire approach to life. This change in lifestyle called for a new way for James to adhere to his life’s calling of helping others in need which eventually led to him founding VanDerWalt Coaching.

Our conversation explores how James’ diagnosis led him to coaching, the ramifications of inflammation, the definition of healthy eating, and how eating habits differ from culture to culture. Then, we discuss the ins and outs of ‘white foods,’ how to stay active in everyday life, why a change in lifestyle can be as good as taking any pill, and the undeniable importance of sleep. Thanks for listening in!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Introducing James Van Der Walt and the life-changing diagnosis that led him to coaching.
  • The ramifications of inflammation.
  • Why James saw life and health coaching as a necessary venture.
  • How his autoimmune disease affects him now after he made drastic life changes.
  • James shares his definition of healthy eating.
  • Various inflammations that are often overlooked or undiagnosed.
  • Why the modern way of eating food is a breeding ground for inflammations.
  • How eating habits differ from culture to culture.
  • What James thinks about ‘white foods.’
  • His recommendations for how to stay active at work and at home and the benefits thereof.
  • How a change in lifestyle can be just as effective as – if not better than – taking medication.
  • The importance of sleep.
  • What James’ company, VanDerWalt Coaching is all about.

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Additional Resources:

Website: https://www.vanderwaltcoaching.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-van-der-walt-bb0987219/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanderwalt_coaching_/

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