6 Pillars of Health
Being healthy isn’t just about eating well or even just about emotional health it’s all about balance. That’s why at Body and Soul Alchemy, I teach the 6 pillars of health, so that you can nourish all the areas of your life for sustainable health.
Oftentimes people have misconceptions when it comes to what health actually is. It’s not a “destination” it’s a state of being. The challenge? It includes everything that you are, body, soul, and spirit (mindset), there are many facets to health to be balanced.
After years of dealing with my own health challenges including an emotional eating addiction, thyroid issues, and dealing with estrogen dominance, I went on a quest to understand what I needed to do to feel better. I studied traditional and moderns systems of healing such as Alchemy, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative and Functional Medicine. I wrote over 25 books and countless articles in conjunction with experts in these fields and applied so much of what I learned to my own body and lifestyle.
In order to find the health you are looking for which is really a state of feeling “whole, happy and complete”, you must find balance between body, soul (emotions), and spirit (your mind and spiritual practice). People may know this instinctively, but too often one or two of these areas are sorely need TLC.
Without having the proper nourishment to all these areas, imbalances inevitably occur and these can cause illness in the body. These imbalances also impact your daily decisions that determine your physical health, your career, your relationships and more.
Through my many years of studying alternative medicine, I’ve also realized that the 6 pillars of health that are taught in integrative and functional medicine that really cover all the bases, fit evenly into the three ancient alchemy category of body, soul and spirit which modern health exerts call “Body, Mind and Soul” medicine.
Pillar 1 emotional health/ connection to body
Pillar 2 lifestyle/environment
Pillar 3 detoxification/oxidation
Pillar 4 diet/digestion
Pillar 5 spiritual practice /mindset
Pillar 6 stress/ dealing with inflammation
Do you feel like some days the joy has been zapped out of your life?
Or maybe the daily grind of your job and your responsibilities have you feeling lack luster?
Are you missing being in nature and confined to a computer and are dark office?
Perhaps you are overindulging in foods to compensate for happiness in other areas of your life?
Then chances are you need to include more soulful practices in your daily life. “soulfulness” is really that enjoyment and emotion of being in our bodies and enjoying things with our senses, this included food, self-care routines like beauty practices, how we dress and how we enjoy the sensual pleasures of life and even nature.
Some of the soulful food practices I teach include how to making healing foods more nutritious (and tasty) by combining them, how to make healthy foods taste amazing, how to navigate healthy eating when you don’t have time.
I also help clients accept and appreciate their bodies, connect more deeply to themselves by helping them upgrade their beauty care to non-toxic options and use essential oils in a multitude of ways.
Travel and spending time in nature is also a deeply soulful practice that is oftentimes missing from people’s lives. While traveling the world isn’t always an option. I help clients identify ways to connect with nature to release stress, move their bodies and feel more safe and grounded.
Feeling tired most days?
Really confused about what to eat and when?
Sick of hearing all the conflicting nutritional info out that and have just “had enough”?
Do you have health challenges and not sure how food may be helping or harming you?
Taking care of your body may seem upfront when in fact it is not. Part of the problem is that there is a lack of knowledge. I have found that what people consider as “healthy eating” is far behind the curve in comparison to the up-to-date nutritional science that I have learned healing my own chronic ailments, writing many books for integrative doctors. So many people are sabotaging their efforts unknowingly because they have the wrong, outdated information that is still being taught as healthy eating!
Apart from following outdated information, people struggle trying various diets because they don’t know that there is no “one size fits all”. There are specific considerations to keep in mind when navigating the right eating plan for you however as I have learned from years of writing with integrative doctors, MDs and naturopathic doctors.
Some of the nutritional aspects I teach you in the program is how to lower general inflammation, how to include more plant-based dishes, bests choices for proteins, healthiest fats, and whether or not you should consider removing dairy or gluten from your diet.
Nat sure what you’re meant to be doing with your life?
Do you feel meditation is impossible but feel so drawn to spiritual practices and are longing to have a daily practice?
Do you feel some of your negative thought patterns are really the things holding you back and you just want to break free?
Then it’s time to work on the spirit side of your life. This is rarely an area that we are taught to nurture and yet it is so incredibly important to our health because it gives us faith, molds our mindset, helps us to have purpose and so much more.
In this area, I use tarot as my main tool, as the picture book of our emotional and psychological health to help clients become aware of blocks. I truly belief that you are meant to have all the good things in life and lead a rich life, but it requires healing your emotions and upgrading your mindset. When this happens and you support your body with the right healing foods a world of possibilities are open to you.
After readings, I help clients assimilate what we discover together and use other important tools like yoga, breath work, and meditation to make the mindset changes needed so they can move forward, feel their best, and manifest goals.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey To Emotional Healing
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a client. Our client coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Body & Soul Alchemy is right for you.