Health Coaching


Laura Markle Downton

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To explore if health coaching is a fit for you, I invite you to join me for a free 30-minute introductory session.

I offer my coaching clients 3-session and 6-session packages (50 minutes per session) at a rate of 40 USD per session. Sliding scale is available.

To get started and schedule your free 30-minute introductory session, email me at

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As a Functional Medicine Coaching Academy-trained coach, I focus on your strengths and the body's inherent ability to heal when supported with the right balance of rest, food, and movement.

FMCA-trained health coaches guide patients to optimum wellness using Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Mind-Body Medicine, and Positive Psychology Coaching.

You can learn more about my training and approach at Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.

About Me

My journey to health coaching began with my diagnosis with a chronic condition that upended my life.

After earning a Princeton seminary degree and a decade of work in the area of human rights, my job was very demanding. In response to my diagnosis, I made big changes and experienced first-hand the power of food to heal. The results have included the birth of our daughter and a sense of calling to support other people in their process of healing.

I aim to be the coach I wish I'd had when I first got my diagnosis and was handed a pamphlet and sent home disempowered, with more questions than answers.

I believe that coaching is about community. It means being part of a team who will support you in bridging the gap between knowing what you need to do to be healthy and making daily choices that create and sustain health. It is a process that will push you to dig deep and to grow.