Meet Mishell Gallio
Mishell is a National Board Certified health coach credentialed through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and a graduate of The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching and prevention of chronic illness. A standing theme in Mishell’s life has been her search for health and wellbeing and her strong desire to help others. She is passionate about her role as an integral team member at WellCentric Health in supporting patients as they work to achieve their health goals and to find true value-driven life purpose.
Mishell and Dr. Watson collaborate to co-create a personalized plan for each client that focuses on nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, and relationships. Then, and very importantly, she works with the client, employing her vast experience, to implement the plan in a way that best works for them. Mishell’s approach takes into consideration lifestyle, scheduling, likes, dislikes, and more, to help the client succeed and enjoy the process.
In her spare time, Mishell enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband in the great outdoors surrounding her local Reno community. Mishell also loves to read, cook, and garden while caring for the animals on her family’s small farmland in South Reno. Her enthusiasm for preparing nutritious meals for her family stems from a farm to table approach that begins with composting with the help of her chickens, growing her garden plants from seed, and teaching her girls to appreciate the mindful practice of knowing where your food comes from.
Mishell's Associations & Accreditations
National Board Certification, Health and Wellness Coach
National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)
Certified International Health Coach, (CIHC)
International Association for Health Coaches
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York City
Professional Training and Certification Program
Bachelor of Science Degree
California State University Sacramento
Leading Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry
Case Western Reserve University
Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs
John Hopkins University
Yoga Teachers Training Course, Soothing Touch Yoga
Power Ashtanga & Soft Form Hatha
What is health coaching?
Health coaching helps people sort through the confusion of how to properly fuel their bodies with food. Food is medicine, and a health coach helps guide people to the proper diet for their unique body while teaching them simple tools to implement successful changes so they stay on track for long-term results.
Simply put, health coaches support patients in creating specific action steps in four main domains: nutrition, stress reduction, sleep optimization, and physical activity. They’re an essential member of your medical team that you’ve been missing. At WellCentric Health our health coach works in tandem with Dr.Watson, They guide you in prioritizing the diet and lifestyle factors that will have the largest impact on your health—and they do it in a way that’s personalized and compassionate.
Health coaches aren’t just an added perk that comes with your WellCentric Health membership, research has proven the value of having a coach as a game-changer for those with chronic illnesses. The reality is that 60 percent of adult Americans have at least one chronic disease, the majority of which are lifestyle-driven, preventable, and reversible. So it’s no surprise that having a designated partner to help you make necessary changes to your lifestyle can be key to your success.
In a recent systematic literature review of 11 controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of health and wellness coaching, 82 percent of trials found that those who utilized a coach found improvement in nutrition biomarkers and eating behaviors. The most common improvements were seen in weight, blood pressure, and quality of dietary intake.
Over the course of the first year of your WellCentric Health Rebalance membership, you’ll meet with Dr. Watson 6 times and your health coach up to 12 times. This sequence is intentional to allow you to follow up with your health coach after each encounter with your physician and initially more frequently to establish your new routine and recommendations. In addition to this individualized support, you will also be able to message your health coach through our secure patient portal with questions, concerns and updates that may come up any day you choose.
This ensures that you receive the accountability and support needed to maintain inspiration and commitment to the lifestyle changes you’re making.
With Dr. Watson, you’ll focus on the why behind your recommended diet, supplements, medications, stress management, and movement recommendations and meet with your coach to discuss the how behind successfully implementing those recommendations into your individual lifestyle.
What does a health coach do?
Your health coach can help you with everything from navigating a tricky restaurant menu, initiating a self-care routine into a busy morning schedule, or providing you specific resources for recipes, workouts, or meditation programs. This ensures that you receive the support and accountability needed to maintain inspiration and commitment to the lifestyle changes you’re making.
To personalize your care further, your WellCentric health coach breaks through the confusion of all the different recommendations you read about on a daily basis to help you prioritize the changes that will actually yield the most positive results. For example, your health coach can talk you through current wellness trends such as 100% vegan diets, Ketogenic, Paleo or the benefits and boundaries of intermittent and extended fasting. Together, you and your health coach can contextualize these practices to your health goals to assess what’s ideal for your particular body and routine. Ultimately, the goal is to empower our members with the knowledge they need for long-term, sustainable wellness—something that we know can look uniquely different for each and every person.
Functional Medicine is based on the principle that patients do best when there is a therapeutic partnership between the practitioner and patient. This is why WellCentric Health has chosen to partner with a health coach, Mishell helps Dr. Watson take our patients on a path toward wellness. Working alongside a clinician, health coaches advise and motivate patients to change unhealthy lifestyle habits and manage chronic conditions by providing them with tools and support to navigate when times get rough.
How to get started?
Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consult with Mishell. During this consultation, she will be able to gain a broad understanding of your specific wellness goals and explain how she would help you to achieve the optimal level of wellness you desire. Once Mishell determines the level of support necessary, she will walk you through a program custom designed for you. Coaching packages include a before and after In-Body scan which helps you understand your current body composition relative to your goals. These metrics are ideal because they allow you to see your current body mass distribution for overall muscle vs. body fat as well as water and skeletal mass. Most programs run approximately 6 weeks in duration however the timing is also dependent on your individual needs.