Nourish is Alkalign’s collection of holistic health coaching offerings. The term “nourish” has many meanings and what we practice and promote at Alkalign encompasses all of the connotations. Nourish is an integral part of Alkalign’s mission which is to educate, empower, and inspire you to be the best version yourself that YOU want to be.
Our “Nourish” programs come in many forms. All are focused on helping you feel better from the inside out by teaching you to pay attention to your body. At Alkalign, we believe in bio-individuality, or the concept that different things work for different people, and that those things change as we evolve.
Food contributes to how we feel, as does exercise, sleep, hydration and connection – with ourselves and each other. It’s the balance of these different dials that make up who we are. No one aspect can exist alone. Rather, it’s a combination of all of the parts working together which makes us whole.
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What Can Health Coaching Do For You?
Are you tired all the time? Do you have persistent bloating, heartburn or other gut issues? Maybe you have a few pounds you just can’t lose. Have you considered altering what you eat? At Alkalign, we believe that food can be the best form of medicine or the worst form of poison and that many of the health issues we chalk up to age or genetics can actually be improved with better self-care. Nourish is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle. If you’re ready to step outside your comfort zone and change the way you think about fueling your body, this program is for you.
“It’s not about carbs. It’s about ingredients – all of them! I lost 7 pounds!” — Tammy G.
“I’m kind of shocked how diﬀerent I feel already (after only 4 days): way more energy, way less bloated, lighter overall. It’s wild!” — Maggie W.
“I think no dairy and no gluten is really making a diﬀerence for me. I feel much less stuﬀy.” — Amy B.
“To eliminate the foods wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. The recipes opened my eyes to new things that are now part of our weekly meals.” — Malin W.
IS NOURISH FOR ME?
- Are you interested in learning about how to improve your health?
- Are you open to making changes?
- Do you like working in a group/community?
- Are you willing to participate in a private Facebook group?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then YES!
WHAT DOES NOURISH INCLUDE?
Each 21-Day Nourish program incorporates a slightly different focus. Some focus on establishing and maintaining healthy habits, others are a more intensive deep dive into inflammatory triggers in the body. All are holistic in nature and incorporate the 5 Pillars of Health: Eat, Move, Sleep, Hydrate, and Connect. At Alkalign, we believe in community, connection and camaraderie, as it increases accountability and contributes to more positive outcomes. Nourish programs are group-coached unless otherwise noted.
Programs include a comprehensive coaching curriculum:
- 21 days of daily education, inspiration and support from your Nourish coach (Erin Paruszewski, Alkalign CEO and Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach)
- A Virtual Education Platform where you can access all course materials
- Access to a private Facebook group and any proprietary Nourish content
- Basic guidelines on food, recipes and prep tips, pantry/fridge guidelines and staples, etc.
- Support and inspiration from your peers!
We are a Team of Individuals. A Family of Originals. Let’s learn from each other and inspire each other to live well!
WHAT DOES NOURISH NOT INCLUDE?
Nourish does not include 1:1 Coaching, although 1:1 sessions are available for an additional fee. You will have access to your coach via the private Facebook Group and can ask for questions and feedback there.
Nourish also doesn’t include nagging or guilt-tripping. This is about learning what works for you and following through on that. You are doing this for YOU, not for anyone else. We encourage you to share the good, the bad and the ugly.
IS THIS A DIET LIKE WHOLE 30?
Nourish is a lifestyle. As our manifesto states, we believe balance is dynamic. We believe the same about food/nutrition. Our goal is to educate, inspire and empower you to make better, sustainable choices so you don’t have to walk the tightrope of diet hell and unrealistic extremes. We believe there is no such thing as a mistake when it comes to food. There are only experiments. Some go well. Some don’t. As you connect to how food, sleep, hydration, etc. impact you, you will ﬁnd what works best for you and will ﬁgure out how to return to that foundation when you need to reset.
Nourish is not just about food. It is a holistic exercise in mindfulness that includes food, sleep, hydration, and other forms of self-care. Our goal is to inspire you to be more mindful about your choices and how they make you feel. It’s not to make you feel guilty or bad when you eat something that you know isn’t the best. It’s to help you Live Present and know what works and what doesn’t so you are empowered to live a healthier yet sustainable lifestyle.
DO I HAVE TO STOP EATING EVERYTHING?
No! Quite the contrary. Food is fuel. Determining the right type of fuel for you is really important. Nourish is never about counting calories, but rather making calories count. Some Nourish programs focus more specifically on food than others. Be prepared to open your mind to ideas you never even thought of. Our hope is that by the end, you have learned a thing or two and have incorporated a few new practices into your life. Many amazing tips, tricks, and recipes are included. Have no fear, we want you to EAT and are determined to demonstrate that good food really does taste great!
IS THIS ONLINE OR IN PERSON?
All of our Nourish Programs are digital and can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world! Join with your friends and family in other states or countries and meet like-minded individuals in the group who care about health who will support you. We also oﬀer on-demand and livestreaming workout class options to complement your Nourish journey.
MEET YOUR HEALTH COACH – ERIN PARUSZEWSKI
Alkalign Founder and CEO Erin Paruszewski is a health coach certiﬁed by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and she is committed to the Alkalign mission, which is to educate, inspire and empower people to be the best version of themselves that they want to be. Erin recognizes that diﬀerent things work for diﬀerent people and is excited to introduce a ﬂexible oﬀering founded on bioindividuality.
LEARN MORE about Erin’s health journey and Nourish.