Speaker 1: Coast Live, New Year, new you. We hear that phrase a lot every January, but from the physical to the emotional, what does it take to make real change to live more holistically? Well, let’s find out. Back with us now is Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice. Good to see you, Dr. Steele. Happy New Year to you.
Speaker 2: Good to see you.You too.
Speaker 1: Many of us wanna make these changes in the new year to be healthier, and you’re saying living holistically is a great way to do that. Explain what that.
Speaker 2: Yeah. Living holistically is not just about the physical, right? It’s not just about healthy nutrition and drinking water, but it’s also about your environment, your relationships, how you’re, uh, you know, relating to other people, how you’re linking to your family, your mental health, your emotional health, your spiritual health, as well as breaking all of those cycles that have been passed down from generations so that your children don’t carry those patterns. So how do you go about doing that? I know lifestyle changes. What are some of the steps?
Speaker 2: Yeah, so we do it step by step. Most people come into my practice for a physical ailment. Either they have. Symptoms or they’ve been diagnosed with something. And then we work with them using their lab work, of course.
And then as, as it comes out, we look at all the different lifestyle behaviors and habits, and then, of course, the mental and emotional. So it’s really step-by-step, and each step builds on the last step. So people, when they come into a holistic doctor, kind of have one thing: I’m just giving them supplements, herbs, or, you know, a little bit of.
This or that. And it’s really the whole thing. But we do it incrementally. So we usually give a person one to three steps they can implement, then they go and implement them and then come back and we give them the next steps.
Speaker 1: And I know, there’s the food pyramid, for example, and you have a holistic pyramid that you have people follow.
Talk us through that.
Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s similar to our discussion. People come in, I consult with them, and I evaluate their. We look at their nutrition. So that is all the physical aspect of it. Then we look at the environment, like toxicity within the body, because our environment is highly toxic.
But then we also look at the environment in terms of relationships, especially with parents, helping them to optimize their parenting. Married, um, couples. I always work with them teaching them how to communicate effectively. And then all of those mental stagnations, the core beliefs, the false beliefs, the limiting beliefs, we get into the subconscious mind.
Maybe we’ll do even a little coaching, and I’ll. Heat, you know, some cognitive behavioral therapy. We looked at all the moving parts because it wasn’t safe for us to feel for many of us. And so we validate our emotions and reframe them into healthier, more vibrant ones. Feelings that we wanna have.
We spiritually connect ourselves, you know, whatever higher power works, and we’re not religious, of course, in our practice. I work with people from all walks of life, so we connect the person with their intuition so that they can make these decisions moving forward. And then really the more profound cases we get into in terms of, you know, how it affects the DNA, the impact of, let’s say, the role of slavery.
Or genocide or even the Holocaust. We’ve been on the show before, discussing transgenerational traumas and things passed down in the DNA. So we, we look at all those links too, to really help us to empower our patients.
Speaker 1: That mind-body connection is so crucial. And you have a holistic makeover course. So tell us about that quickly before we go.
Speaker 2: Yeah, I’m super excited about it. It’s seven weeks. It’s a good foundation. We look at mood, we look at mindset and food movement, and we give practical guidance. So we’ll give you all the information if you text Holistic Makeover to our telephone number (757) 685-4325.
And we’re super, super excited. We’ll be, it’s a group coaching, um, that’s once a week. And so we’ll meet with video through Zoom and go through, and you’ll have access to the course, uh, you know,
Speaker 1: Oh, that’s wonderful. Dr. Steele, thank you so much for joining us today.
Speaker 2: Thank you so much for having me again. Have a fantastic day.
Speaker 1: You too. We’ll see you soon.