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About Us - Certified Life Coach | Online Health Coach

Using health coaching, plant nutrition, and positive lifestyle choices, to increase your physical health, mental wellness, and overall happiness.

Hi, I'm Angela Poch, a certified master life coach, certified health and nutrition coach, and certified cognitive behaviour coach. I also have a diploma in plant based nutrition and I am a certified level 1 TEAM-CBT faith based counselor.

We teach health and cooking in a fun and captivating way so those in all walks of life and skill levels will enjoy our courses. We have had well over 7000 students from 135 countries take our courses. 

Body Mind Health Coach is a wellness school, started and run by Angela Poch, that uses proven scientific lifestyle choices and therapies that make a difference in your whole health.  We specialize in simple lifestyle choices to improve your quality of life, plant based recipes that can actually change your DNA expression, and positive mental well being, because not only should life be filled with joy and happiness, but your mental state has much to do with your physical health. Don’t let your current health, mental state, or genetics dictate your life. Thousands of people are not only living to 100, but doing it in style and grace, full of vitality and happiness. Start with Optimal Health - Your Journey to a Long & Happy Life 

Angela discovered plant based cooking improved her IBS, leading her to become first a vegetarian, then vegan, and now is a flexitarian or loveavore - 95% vegetarian with vegan tenancies. With over 13 cookbooks (the number keeps growing), 35 years cooking experience, a certificate from Top Chef University, and a diploma in nutrition, she not only knows how to make delicious food, but also what it takes for good health. She has published 5 books on health from a plant based perspective which you can get the cookbooks and health books absolutely free here right HERE! 

Our courses can be purchased using the "buy" button, where you will have access to the courses indefinitely.  Or you can get all our courses for a monthly or annual subscription and have access as long as you are a subscriber.  We also provide personal support through one-on-one health coaching working, to find solutions that will work for you in the challenges you face. There are hundreds of diets, myriads of alternative health remedies, prolifera of drugs, several schools of therapy, and tons of exercise programs out there. How do you find what is right for you? We can guide you step by step in developing a plan that not only works, but works for you!  

If you would like more information about Online Health Coaching, How To Become a Vegan or Vegetarian, or our Online Wellness School, please email me at angela@higherpath.ca (email is the best method to reach me and I check it frequently!)  

More about Angela Poch:

Visit my blog: bodymindhealthcoach.blogspot.ca 

Angela Poch, uses the total health model based on a book that is well over 100 years old, the Ministry of Healing, which amazingly, has been shown to be relevant and are validated by the most recent scientific journals. Angela Poch has the following credentials and education:

  • Certified Nutritional Counselor from Total Health School of Nutrition - 1.5 year diploma program
  • Certified Master Coach from Transformation Inc plus a CPD accredited Life Coaching Diploma
  • Certified Health and Nutrition Life Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Cognitive Behaviour Coach from Transformation Inc.
  • Certified Level 1 TEAM-CBT practitioner 
  • Certified Relationship Workshop Facilitator 
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Diploma, CPD accredited 
  • Certified Depression Recovery Program Director by Dr. Neil Nedley for over 10 years
  • Completed the Top Chef University program - over 200 hours 
  • Certificates in Lifestyle Matters - Stress management, Living Free Addiction Recovery, Food and Your Brain.
  • Food Handling and Safety Certificate
  • Don't Eat the Soup As Hot as They Cook It - stress management, grief recovery, and negative emotions workshop facilitator
  • Completed TEAM-CBT 4 Day Intensive by Dr. David Burns
  • Currently on the BC Conference Health Ministry Committee for over 3+ years

Definition of Flexitarian and Loveavore:

"A flexitarian is someone who is 'almost' vegan but flexible because they understand the total impact of the choices they make. I live close to being a vegan, about 98%, but I weigh environmental impact (which affects animals), mental wellness, and physical health of animals, humans, and myself. I believe in supporting local business/farms/etc over big business when possible and the entire impact of our choices must be weighed.  I sparingly use wool/leather products vs synthetic garbage and occasionally eat eggs and dairy. I believe in being a good steward of all of creation: animal, plant, and human. It is not animal cruelty for them to have a purpose, like a police dog or raising sheep for wool. Our concepts of what is humane are limited by our own biases and what media deems worthy to share with us, not always reality based. Perhaps we should embrace a new term - loveavore. That love should be the motivating factor in all the decisions we make.  Love of humanity, animals, nature, and ourselves. With this philosophy one can be a logger and still an environmentalist." Angela Poch

Angela's story in brief: 

Having IBS from her youth, Angela found lying on her back extremely painful along with other daily tasks, until a friend shared a healthier lifestyle.  She and her family became strict vegetarians (plant based diet with no dairy or eggs) in 1999, and this change improved her health significantly.  Due to the medical literature showing the benefits of such a lifestyle combined with exercise, Angela began to have a desire to share this good news with others.

That desired to help others live happier, healthier lives drove her to hold health luncheons in her home with help from her mother, Diane, as well as holding cooking schools across British Columbia for over 5 years.  After much prompting from friends, she set out to write a series of cookbooks for healthful living.  

She has also made gluten free/allergy cookbooks & health books. Angela also is on a restricted diet for her IBS (low FODMAP which is: no beans, almost gluten free, limited on certain fruits and veggies) and occasionally eats eggs to provide adequate nutrition and freedom in recipe creation. She continues to seek the most healthy alternatives and treatments.

Angela's son, Jordan, created his own vegetarian kids cooking program: Happy Kids Cooking. This series aired in New Zealand on Firstlight TV Network. 

Angela understands the importance of a whole lifestyle approach to health. It's NOT just about the food we eat, but exercise, social support, fresh air, attitude of gratitude, helping others, and much more that affects our health and well being. Angela has very few symptoms and is mostly pain free even with having Fibromyalgia. While we can't live forever or avoid all disease, we can help to delay it, reduce symptoms, and even reverse disease by lifestyle choices.

A note from Angela -- Why I believe faith and science are NOT exclusive. :

I’ve done CBT in some way all my life, long before I knew what is was. CBT is now the leading, proven method for dealing with anxiety, depression, and all kinds of mental health issues. My religion basically teaches it inadvertently, at least for those who are willing to really explore all the principles of it.  Self-examination, consider your thoughts are they realistic, we all, everyone of us, have value because we are human not because of what we do, or our gender, religion or culture. I could go on and on. Many religious people have misrepresented their own religions, mine is no different.  My textbook for health, the Ministry of Healing, was written over 120 years ago and it has hundreds of principles proven by recent scientific discovery but was not the norm when it was written, including healthy diet, exercise vital to health, and so much more.  With so many things I learnt from God being proven by science, my faith roots deep into who I am and I have no problem combining faith in things unseen, with facts and science that are established.  

There is only conflict between faith and science when using pseudoscience or if faith is not based on reason and God's word. Science has become a loosely used word in the media that mean’s something other than the scientific method of: observe, hypothesis, observe some more, test, retest, retest, then finally create a theory (which then is tested and retested by peers). Many current, so called scientific theory’s are still simply hypotheses because they can’t be observed and tested. And remember even the scientific theories that have been rigorously tested are still called 'theory' and not absolute fact. From astrophysics to medicine, there are just a few theories that have ever became laws in science. The law of gravity, law of thermodynamics, etc. 

Ok, I’m no science genius, so I’ll leave it at that.