08 May 2024

Marian Alonzo, MD

Marian Alonzo, MD

Medical Chief, The Farm at San Benito

As a child, she was diagnosed with a debilitating heart condition and her family’s search for what will cure her introduced her to natural forms of healing. Despite her illness, she graduated as valedictorian in her early school years, awarded internationally for Academic Excellence and Community Service and received recognition for Outstanding Clinical Work in medical school and graduated with distinction in post-graduate medical training. 

Dr. Alonzo is fascinated by the principle of salutogenesis: “salut” – health, “genesis” – origin or creation… This inspired her to specialize in Anthroposophic Medicine from the Goetheanum in Switzerland. This looks into 1) the nature of the human as spiritual beings in physical form and 2) the factors that bring optimal health. 

She deepened her clinical practice through Integrative Medicine. This field integrates conventional and natural medicine and finds the governing healing principles that connect different streams of ancient healing. 

Dr. Alonzo has been with The Farm at San Benito since 2002, serving as its Medical Chief. She co-authored 2 books: RAW! and CLEANSE!

She worked as a frontliner during the pandemic and also helped COVID patients here and abroad especially in the early part (mid-March-April 2020) when not much was known about the virus; all have fully recovered. She co-authored the Home Care Guide for COVID and COVID-like symptoms for those who don’t have access to professional medical service. It has been translated to other languages. 

She incorporates her training in psychotherapy, art therapy and eurythmy / shibashi and other healing physical movements in her advocacy on Dignified Aging and Embracing Cycles of Life as a preparation for healthy aging and in powerfully approaching other major life transitions. 

Dr. Marian Alonzo on The Farm’s YouTube Channel:

Notable articles:

About the Role of Biological Rhythm in Optimal Health, Just Breathe Magazine (Germany, 2019)

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