What I learned in school vs working with client's and patients

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Going Beyond Surface-Level Information

In school, the focus is often on memorizing facts and learning basic protocols. However, when working with clients and patients, healthcare professionals quickly realize that surface-level information is not enough. To provide optimal care, it is essential to consider lifestyle factors, stress levels, nutrition, and other aspects that could impact a person's health. This deeper understanding allows for more personalized and effective treatment plans.

Questioning the Standards of Health and Fitness

Over time, the standards for normal health and fitness have been lowered. Medical tests and fitness requirements have been adjusted to match the average American, who may not necessarily be healthy. This realization prompts healthcare professionals to thoroughly investigate health issues, even if initial tests come back normal. It is important to prioritize individualized care and consider all possibilities for improving a person's well-being.

Challenging the Pharmaceutical-Centric Model

Western medicine often revolves around a model that heavily relies on pharmaceuticals and surgery. However, there is a growing acknowledgment among healthcare professionals that this model is limited. Jim's mentor, Bill Hartman, follows a different approach called 'the model,' which considers dynamic forces within the body. This broader perspective allows for a more nuanced understanding of wellness, going beyond the treatment of illness alone.

The Power of Coaching Programs

Coaching programs play a crucial role in helping individuals improve their health. Group coaching, in particular, offers the opportunity to hear success stories and resonate with others facing similar challenges. Learning the right order of protocols is essential for success, as understanding foundational steps before diving into specific protocols prevents potential failures. Group coaching calls also provide valuable insights into managing side effects and optimizing results.

Redefining the Role of Exercise

Exercise is often misunderstood when it comes to its impact on health. While exercise can be beneficial, it needs to be balanced and adjusted based on individual needs. Walking is an excellent but underutilized form of exercise that can have significant benefits. By incorporating different approaches to exercise, healthcare professionals can help patients achieve optimal fitness levels and overall well-being.

The Importance of Real-World Experiences

One of the most valuable aspects of working with clients and patients is the exposure to different experiences and perspectives. This exposure allows healthcare professionals to approach problems and challenges differently, broadening their knowledge and honing their skills. Additionally, influential professors and mentors can greatly impact a person's understanding of healthcare and shape their career in profound ways.

The Challenges of Healthcare in the Digital Age

In today's digital age, social media dominates the healthcare landscape. Teaching people to rectify problems in healthcare is a constant challenge, as misinformation and sensationalism often overshadow evidence-based practices. Healthcare professionals must stay vigilant, seek out diverse education and learning experiences, and constantly adapt to the evolving healthcare landscape.

Unlocking the Power of Minerals

Minerals play a significant role in improving health, wellness, and energy levels. Understanding the importance of minerals and their impact on the body is crucial for healthcare professionals. To delve deeper into this topic, Leland Stillman hosts a weekly Q&A webinar called 'Wellness Secrets,' providing valuable insights behind closed doors and uncensored. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter to stay updated on upcoming webinars.


The disparity between what is learned in school and the practical realities of working with clients and patients is evident in the healthcare field. The insights gained from real-world experience bring a deeper understanding of disease management and individualized care. As healthcare professionals, it is essential to constantly strive for knowledge, challenge existing models, and prioritize wellness over mere illness.

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