Despite spending the most on healthcare… The United States ranks one of the last countries for health outcomes out of all modern industrialized nations. Rates of preventable chronic illnesses are skyrocketing. Our current health care model isn’t health care- its disease care. I believe preventative care is the way of the future. Holistic health is not the same as allopathic medicine- there is no pill for a quick fix. I see physical health as the forefront of everyone’s problems. Our mind and body is our foundation for everything. If we aren’t feeling well physically, it will be that much harder to accomplish anything else we want. When we are well, we have the ability to be sustained. You can’t be in check mentally, emotionally, or spiritually until your vessel (the body) is healthy. Our brain and our body are our antenna to our reality.
I started my alternative health journey when I was at the pit of depression. I knew there had to be a way out, a better way to live life. I couldn’t help but to ask myself what is this all for? What are we even doing here? Why did I come to this earth? The first thing I decided to change to shift my perception was how I took care of my body. That was my journey. Everyone’s journey will look different.
When we are well, the lens in which we see the world will start to change.
How you care for your body now, is not only changing the trajectory of your life but also creating a ripple effect onto others and generations to come. People give their power away when they aren’t healthy. But when you take care of yourself you increase your capacity to help others. I envision a future where we take personal responsibility over our own bodies and for our own education. Where we are empowered and don’t underestimate ourselves. Where we are taught how to think not what to think. I choose to become a student with Nutritional Therapy Association because I felt their values were in alignment with mine. Health coaches can fill a void where the current healthcare system lacks.
After all, the greatest protest is being the healthiest version of yourself possible.