I’m here with Aleks Rybchinskiy, co-founder of Primal Fusion Health, a company that specializes in wellness education and primal integration. If you’re asking what primal integration might be, it’s simply how all of the areas of life (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) intersect to create your best state of health. I’m excited to go deep on the side of the inner work we have to do for health and healing, which I have found so important in my own transformation.
Aleks is also a master C.H.E.K. (Corrective Exercise and High-performance Kinesiology) practitioner and neuro-semantic therapist, with over 15 years of clinical experience. He has worked with celebrities, pro-athletes, and people from all walks of life.
We also spend some time diving into a book I’ve mentioned many times, The Body Keeps the Score, which reveals how the body stores trauma and pain, and how we can release it.
Episode Highlights With Aleks Rybchinskiy
- How he almost died (twice!) as a child and how this impacted him as an adult
- What the phrase “When you unkink the hose, the water flows” means
- Biomechanics – What it is and how we function better with it
- Why the best approach is to educate the patient and be our own healthcare provider
- How pain is often an indication of something emotional going on
- Macro to micro to macro and what it means in healthcare
- Why the body keeps the score and how to learn from this
- The Mental-Emotional tie to health and why this shouldn’t be ignored
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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- 472: Josh Trent on Breathwork for Health, Inner Peace, and Learning to Feel Safe In Your Body
- 363: Mind Body Green on Mental Health, Micro-Communities, & 80/20 Personalized Wellness
- 90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
- 19 Journal Prompts to Build a Healthy Mindset
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