Hi! I hope you are having a great start to a new year. It’s year three into our pandemic. There are many things that are unknown to us, and I think we’re all navigating this crazy time together. But I think everybody would agree that we are evolving, growing, learning, navigating this new territory. There is no doubt in my mind that there has to be some revolutionary changes. It’s a time for everything to kind of become disruptive so that we can rebuild our systems back up in a way with trust, integrity and all the things that we are all desperately seeking. Today I want to kind of give you a background of the Alkaline Method™ which I created.
Right Mindset, But Not Intention
As a health fanatic, I believed health was something that we were born with but also something that we can optimize by “doing” all the things that we “ought” and “should” be doing such as eating healthy and exercising. Little did I know that “healthy” habits such as eating and exercise without the right intent and balance can also be taken to the extreme to destroy health. There’s so much confusion around what’s healthy and what’s unhealthy.
As somebody who has entrenched herself in the science and education, I have a very logical mind that I need to be able to process. I’m always curious about connecting the dots between the disciplines that’s why I ended up studying so many fields in my education.
Self-Awareness is Key to Health
But the truth is that there is no one size fits all diet or healthy lifestyle for everyone. Just like the Covid vaccine controversy, we can’t mandate something to be true for everyone. This is because we all have individual differences both genetically, epigenetically, culturally, geographically, and ethnically.
Life poses different challenges for each and every individual and affects us all differently. Research and studying dietetics and wellness for the last 30 years, I’ve learned that health is something that must be achieved from self awareness.
It’s not just about eating, exercising, and doing all the “right” things. It’s about the integration of your whole body, the mind- body – soul and aligning with your true self to cultivate love from within ourselves to drive the very behaviors in our lives.
Healthy behavior can’t be sustained by will power, it’s only possible to BE healthy by BEING healthy, which is very different from DOING healthy.
At our core, our beliefs root us in our thinking which then elicits our feelings which then triggers our behavior to create the results in our lives. So unless we address our beliefs (Psychology) and be intentional about our thoughts so that we can have better “feelings” to generate healthy behavior to create the results in our lives.
There’s Always This Missing Piece
Knowing this, and studying each individual discipline, Psychology, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy, I always felt something missing with my career. Don’t get me wrong, the pay was good and opportunities were abundant, however, I was not fulfilled on the inside.
I got busy seeking answers and as a result, found functional medicine, pilates, yoga, meditation, etc. But the further I immersed myself, the more I realized how fragmented and ineffective our training can be. Yet, most of my colleagues were buying into the dogma of each discipline. The more I tried to integrate the more I was discouraged from stepping out of scope of practice.
What Scope of Practice is and its Limitations
Scope of practice is defined as the procedures, actions and processes that healthcare practitioners are permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license. The scope of practice is limited to that, which the law allows for specific education and experience and specific demonstrated competency.
The law does not define or dictate biology, physiology, psychology, spirituality, it does not define human experience. The “law” is intended to provide the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
The Creation of Alkaline Method™
As I gained more clinical experience as well as personal experience navigating the healthcare system with an autoimmune condition, the more it became clear to me that the “fragmented” approach does not provide solutions for those of us seeking holistic healing.
I kept getting drawn to the missing pieces of the puzzle in my own wellbeing as well as for those who I served and began to put the pieces together to create what Alkaline Method ™ is today.
Human experience involves our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and results. We are what we repeatedly think and our thoughts are deeply conditioned from a young age. Our programming then is subconscious to us, meaning, we are not aware of our deeply seeded beliefs. There’s a layer of superficiality that triggers our behavior to mostly feel worthy enough to fit in.
We all have various degrees of trauma in our lives that serve to “protect” our identity in the world. Our experiences however traumatic become the truths that become the seed for our shame, guilt, self loathing, and self betrayal.
How Behaviors Impact Our Health
Our lives become the survival mechanism to “hide” who we truly are and we “consciously” live our lives to be accepted and loved from external sources. We consciously live our lives to be accepted and loved from external sources. Our healthy and not so healthy behaviors become the survival mechanisms that ultimately serve to provide false sense of protection from the truth.
Running from the truth becomes the theme in our lives, anxiety, worry, fear, and a constant state of insecurity becomes the baseline for our state of being. This is what triggers our autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system that can drive our bodies toward disease.
Regaining health conventionally or holistically isn’t about following specific dogmatic ways of “eating”, “exercising”, “meditating”, or “living” whatever that looks like.
Healing starts with awareness and it’s a process of self exploration that requires an integrative approach that’s right for YOU. It’s unique for each individual and we must first start with self love.
Health and wellbeing requires first BEING who you truly are and loving yourself. To reach a state of self love, you must cultivate self awareness. The Alkaline Method ™ is all about reaching a state of wellbeing that’s perfect for you.
The Elements of the Alkaline Method™
There are four essential elements with three pillars within each element to provide a “framework” and tools that one can follow to reach a state of self love and self actualization.
- Inner Awakening:
- Outer Manifestation:
- Modern Medicine:
- Stress Brain
- Gut Brain
- Immune Brain
- Ancient Wisdom:
- Energy Healing
Many disciplines and dogmas have various degrees of their framework, but ultimately are very limiting in their approach. They’re failing to incorporate the whole body healing. There’s much more about defending their own dogmas than integration. It’s very theater-based and it’s very limiting.
The Alkaline Method™ Mission and Vision
Alkaline Method ™ aims to bridge the gap between the dichotomy and polarity that is inherent in life itself. It respects natural order, individuality, diversity of all sorts, and most importantly brings you back home to yourself.
Through Alkaline Method Academy, we provide certifications and training for health practitioners. We provide integrative lifestyle solutions for autoimmune patients and have a bold vision to heal the world by empowering as many individuals as possible. We aim this to finally heal from the inside out and thriving in their lives, living their own individual truths.
Connect With Us
If this resonates with you, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. I have both Mind Your Health Podcast as well as Functional Yoga Medicine Podcast, where I shared tips and bits and pieces to integrate all the elements and pillars of the Alkaline Method™.
Subscribe to our channel. It helps us spread the word and it’s time to be bold. This world needs more healing so we can change generations of our broken healthcare system. As we work to restructure and rebuild our lives back after this challenging time, it was going to only make us more resilient and stronger. And I think we need to now ultimately come together, but it’s time to really gain the power from within.
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