Smart Athlete Podcast Ep. 8 - Rebekah Aldridge - BIO GEOMETRIC INTEGRATION - Part 3 of 3

How does BGI differ from like-- Also, keep in mind I'm coming at this from I don't know a whole lot about chiropractic medicine. How does BCI differ from like, average Joe chiropractor down the street? I mean, how's it practice different?

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JESSE: How does BGI differ from like-- Also, keep in mind I'm coming at this from I don't know a whole lot about chiropractic medicine. How does BCI differ from like, average Joe chiropractor down the street? I mean, how's it practice different? How would I differentiate why one would be better for me than the other? REBEKAH: Okay. So, it's a very dense question. So BGI, it looks at the volumes of the body. And so it looks at the body more as a whole and as a volume. And with being trained in BGI, they really teach you to be able to feel the body. So, that means, okay, so say your hands are drawn somewhere. And it's like, okay, why am I drawn here? What is it? Is it a vertebra? Is it muscle? Is it connective tissue? Is it from an organ? And then how does it feel? Is it squishy? Is it dense? What is it from? So, they teach you to feel and to be able to analyze and figure out where it's coming from? So, if I'm drawn somewhere, then I'm like, okay, where is this coming from? Oh, the tension, it's going deeper, it's going down into their abdomen? Oh, I wonder if they're having stomach issues or intestinal issues. So, then you kind of ask that and they're like, oh, no. And so you're led there and then so you address where you're led to. And then so by releasing the tension at the abdomen, that will release tension that I was first led to. And they teach you kind of feel, is this from a chemical imbalance like are they really inflamed? Maybe they're eating something they're allergic to maybe they're living in a toxic environment? Or is it more just structural? Maybe they fell. So, it really teaches you to feel and to learn how to trace the tension from it source, and analyze it to see where it's coming from and how it got there. JESSE: Okay. So, say it's a non BGI practitioner, obviously, it's hard to speak for them, since that's not what you are, but it's from the best knowledge that you have, how would they approach a client, same client, similar situation? Do you have any idea how they would approach it? REBEKAH: Yeah. So, I think over time, it just becomes natural for people to develop a sense or I mean, if you're curious and have that curiosity, it's natural to develop that. But in a sense, so there's so many different types of chiropractic, there's so many. But it's common or to see, the surface and to just go for the surface rather than to trace it and release its entirety rather than just surface level. I can't speak for all chiropractors because I think that chiropractic in itself is amazingly healing. This is just my flavor of chiropractic. And so, I mean, if there's a sense of connection that you get with BGI, like a sense of being seen and understood that I don't know; I think that's what I've noticed with it anyways. And it also depends on the chiropractor because chiropractic in itself is healing. This is a version of it that I find to be more complete. JESSE: Okay. Okay. So, here's something I'm kind of curious about. And, again, this comes from a place of like, I want to play devil's advocate, and kind of push people's buttons a little bit. Like kind of give a little bit of backstory, it makes me kind of think about this question is prompted by thinking about a math professor I had. So, one of my undergraduate majors was in mathematics. And this lady was a very devout Mormon, very intelligent, but I always kind of had an issue in the sense of like, I didn't understand how she could both be this very logical, highly thought mathematician and also have faith. Now, that being said, I'm older, and have a broader view of the world than I did at that point in time. But with BGI, I know you kind of talked about, and feel free to correct me at any point in time, how thoughts and emotions and experiences all can be, I'll say, traumatic, I don't want to put words in your mouth, and affect the body and that those things can be adjusted or released. How do you navigate that kind of integration of the whole body thought, where we're talking about mind, body and emotions and experience all together? And also stay away from pseudoscience? Because there's plenty of things that sound good, but aren't necessarily valid. So, how do you walk that line? REBEKAH: Yeah, for sure. And I think-- So, pseudoscience, as in what would be another example of--? JESSE: So, there's-- I’m trying to remember the organization's name. So, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s organization group, I think that's it. So she'll sell, so I don't know, specifically if she'll sell like, stickers that get rid of toxins. And those are just eccentric, ridiculous, like it's pseudoscience or it's like it sounds like science. But there were like, there's no research, there's no-- it feels good to people, it kind of preys on this idea that they have a problem in you have a solution. And here it is, and then she's a big star so then you also have the effect of a celebrity endorsing something. So, somebody that's maybe not as critical won't accept that. So, I kind of see like, although I may, personally be interested in and agree with, like a mind body concept, there are some people that are very much divided, which I'm sure you're aware, they're like, science is science, we only deal with exactly what we can measure. And then obviously, BCI is, like I said, more holistic than that. So, like I said, I’m just curious how do you deal with the people that are like, well, we can't measure that so it's not real. How do you do that without getting into the realm of toxin removing stickers, what which is, unfortunately, not as far away as we wish it was? REBEKAH: Yeah. So, I mean, I haven't really there at the seminars, they do talk a lot about the science behind it, it goes more into quantum physics and that sort of science. And I don't know, Bruce Lipton, he has done a lot of research on the science of your belief system and things like that. And also, going into the more deeper into the science of BGI. I haven't spent a whole lot of time learning about the science because I'm more of a, I have to feel it and experience it. But it is there. I haven't encountered an individual who specifically requested for the science behind it, but I should. JESSE: That's okay. Well, in some essence, it’s unfair to ask you to defend an entire field, which you're still relatively new. But I mean, I'm here just digging answers because I don't know anything about anything. REBEKAH: But I mean, chiropractic in general, there's research on the rise. There's not a whole lot because it's really hard to make objective measures with chiropractic because there's so many variables that are different. But there are areas of the brain that are activated with adjustments. And the research is out there, it's just a little harder to come by. JESSE: Okay. Do you know if, like those studies? Are they using something like fMRI or would that even be possible if you're making an adjustment because you have to move the patient with it, with the device? I don't even know if you could do that. Do you know what kind of like, how they're gathering that data or? REBEKAH: I can't quite remember. If I had the research in front of me, I'd be able to look at it. But yeah, I can't remember how exactly they measure because that would be difficult. They might have done it afterwards. But I can't quite remember at the moment. JESSE: Yeah, like a before and after scanning of some sort. Okay. So, I'm kind of drawn back to my math professor, thinking about her strong faith, and then her she has a PhD in math and teaches math. So, I went to a school that was historically Baptist, and then it's no longer affiliated with a denomination anymore. But I know that a lot of my professors had some kind of faith or spiritual practice. So, I'm kind of curious, like, at least to me, it seems like that's pretty important to you. So, how do you feel like, I assume you have a faith based practice. So, how do you feel like that affects your clientele or your relationships with your clients? REBEKAH: I think it really encourages them. The faith, I think it's important, especially in a place of healing to have God lead it. And it really, especially when people are at really low lows, it reminds them that there is a higher power that cares and that he's behind the healing. JESSE: So, do you feel like you mostly get, I’ll assume you go to church, maybe you don’t, but do you get like referrals from church or where do your clients come from? REBEKAH: They come from various places. I'm kind of, I don't really-- Sorry. JESSE: No, you’re fine. REBEKAH: I'm trying to share without like being too specific because I don't want to cross that line or anything. JESSE: Right. I'm kind of curious as to like if you have any stories you can share. I know, there's that line where it's like, you can only say so much. REBEKAH: Yeah, and I'm not too certain of that line. So, I prefer staying away from it. JESSE: Right. Play it safe. That's fine. That's fine. I mean, you're a professional. That's what you do. So, no big deal. So, before we started recording, I was asking you a little bit about when you were in triathlon are you getting back into running. And I think you were telling me a little bit about maybe coming back into working on a little bit more now. REBEKAH: Oh, yeah. So, as of now, I've been running a little bit more regularly, which is wonderful and exciting. And my husband and I are looking at doing 50K, possibly a 50K trail race in November. JESSE: Okay, so this is something that, like, you have a history and running, so I won't be kind of hard on you. But I'm always like, little wary whenever we get...everybody wants to go from like, couch to marathon or in this is like, cash to 50K, like you can get back to what you're doing quicker than somebody that's never done it before. But like, are you anticipating any problems? Are you going to run walk or how are you going to-- REBEKAH: Run walk. JESSE: Okay. REBEKAH: Run walk, not going to push it. Yeah. We're just doing it as a long hike or something. Well, I mean, there's going to be running, but not like push it uncomfortably or anything. And if the lead up to it, there's no pressure to do it. So, if I'm like, oh my gosh, those aspirations are way too high, then I'll terminate, no attachments. JESSE: You can always go and then you get you an aid station, you just like stop you have a picnic. I mean, you got your husband with you, so you just like, hang out like, let's eat some bananas. And then hang out for a little while and then continue on your way forward. I'm always concerned for people that are going to jump into like, a big distance relatively quickly for injury reasons, you know, that takes a little while. So, one question I asked everybody and you're not working out as much now. So, it’s not necessarily super recent, but I like to ask everybody if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life for recovery; what would that be? REBEKAH: If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life for recovery, huh? JESSE: Make sure it’s Gloria approves cuz she -- REBEKAH: Gloria probably said pizza. JESSE: I’m trying to remember what she said. REBEKAH: But so for recovery? JESSE: So, you just completed your 50K, you're completely exhausted, you need fuel, you need to get your muscles back in shape because you just tore them all up. So, you're going to need something protein wise, possibly. You know, what's your go to item? REBEKAH: Oh, my gosh, that's a tough question because I really like brussels sprouts. But I know brussels sprouts after a 50K would probably not be good. JESSE: That's probably Gloria approves, she seems to put brussels sprouts in various recipes for us. REBEKAH: Oh, nice. I gotta try to-- I don't know, like after, probably like a smoothie of some sort. But I don't really usually-- I don't really eat smoothies. But after a 50K, that would probably be good. I don't think I had a really good answer. JESSE: That’s okay. Everybody's a little bit different. We have everything from like, actual, like recovery products made by a company to like, my interview with this guy earlier in the week, Chris Douglas. He was going to go eat tacos. REBEKAH: Yeah, in reality, I'll probably eat like a burrito or something. But every day food, probably brussels sprouts and wheatgrass juice powder. JESSE: See? That's a perfectly good answer. Okay. Rebekah, if people want to follow you, find you, get in touch with you, how do they do that? REBEKAH: Facebook or my website. JESSE: And your website is? REBEKAH: . So, A-L-D-R-I-D-G-E C-H-I-R-O. JESSE: I'll have that up on the screen so anybody watching can see that. Thanks for coming on today. REBEKAH: Yeah. Thank you. Go to Part 1 Go to Part 2

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