Q&A Katie Borchert NMD, MSOM, Pain Recovery Therapy & Esoteric Acupuncture

How do you define a healthy lifestyle? 

Healthy living is in rhythm with “earth rules.” There are certain needs we cannot ignore, and those should be met with high regard. For example, we need clean water, fresh air, healthy relationships, therapeutic movements, sunlight, a proper sleep cycle and proper nourishment, as do most residents of earth. Trying to go against this almost always results in disease.

What type of exercise (weights, cardio, yoga, Pilates, etc.) do you prefer and why? 

Yoga is one of my most favorite activities. It can be a kick-butt workout or a spiritual ceremony, or both. It’s a lifelong practice that is empowering and humbling at the same time. 

What are your practices to keep you and your family healthy? 

We spend a lot of time outside in a natural setting. Personally, I start my day with specific breathing, meditation and qi gong exercises. We eat organic produce, prepare food at home together and genuinely enjoy being together. I keep plenty of dried herbs and homeopathic remedies at home to tackle almost any ailment.

What is your favorite healthy food/snack?

Raw ceremonial cacao plus a date from Sanchez date farm. It’s as close to a doughnut as I’m ever going to eat. 

What is your biggest health and wellness tip? 

Embark on a food journey to eat cleaner foods that serve your body mind and spirit to your highest potential.