This book is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a yoga therapist and a family physician who have experienced the missing gap in allopathic medicine and are devoted to filling that void with holistic, sustainable 'prescriptions' to patients. As they both have witnessed these modalities, practices, and lifestyle choices be effective in the healing of their patients, Melissa and Kyle empower the reader through the utilization of treatment modalities such as yoga, the chakra system, and mindfulness to further healing and maintenance. This cutting-edge book provides healthcare professionals and patients alike with a broader, intuitive lens in addressing a more participatory medical practice. Implementing the alternative modalities discussed here refine the patient/doctor relationship so patients are seen, met, and understood by their healthcare team and allows for improved clarity leading to sustained restoration and wellness preservation. This unique book provides the reader with a comprehensive system to eradicate imbalances that lead to disease while shining light on our innate design - supporting our mind, body, and spirit to live abundantly in all aspects of our being.

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Interview with Family Physician, Mike Sevilla about the why behind The Innate Design

“No one can deny that we are currently in an epidemic of opiate overprescribing, abuse, and deaths. I saw a recent article describing that physician prescribed opiates are now killing more people than drug dealers. So that was a powerful thing to read. I think we need to wake up and understand that there are other ways to go about treating these rather than the quickest, fastest, easiest thing. It is not just our role as primary care providers to treat sickness but we also need to maintain health and be apart of our community and our patient’s life and this is one way to ensure beyond western medicine that we go about not just treating patients but ensuring their wellness.” Dr. Kyle Hoedebecke



Praise & Acknowledgements 


"The Innate Design was an awesome book for me to read because it reminded me of the power we have within ourselves to control our own health. I, like most people, fight the message that is so common in the world, which is hedonism and overindulgence. The message of the book is that Western medicine can't provide many of the cures to our health problems. Rather it can be found in our natural power contained within each of us. The powerful message of this book is that we can prevent or delay many chronic health issues by practicing the described holistic modalities. I, for one, will use these important techniques to help my body remain healthy beyond the ill effects which will likely occur sooner if I do not." -Anonymous

"I was hooked on page 2 when they used an example of chronic stress causing rashes, I thought oh my, that's happened to me. Long story short, my thought process has been validated by this book, I just need now to put it into practice. And if you know anyone with PTSD or TBI, please share this book. I believe both authors are connected to the military and the experience they share on this subject was a wow moment for me (I do not have either of these conditions and did not serve in the military). But still, a wow moment. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants improved health." -HK

"I loved the book! It offers viewpoints from both the patient's and doctor's perspectives in order to best augment the Western style medicine we already receive here in the US. I am not in the healthcare field and previously only had a minimal understanding of the body or the Chakras. The Innate Design proved to be a fun and engaging read that offered me many new points on which I can work to improve myself. Thanks Melissa and Kyle!" -Anonymous

"The Innate Design was an awesome book for me to read because it reminded me of the power we have within ourselves to control our own health. I, like most people, fight the message that is so common in the world, which is hedonism and overindulgence. The message of the book is that Western medicine can't provide many of the cures to our health problems. Rather it can be found in our natural power contained within each of us. The powerful message of this book is that we can prevent or delay many chronic health issues by practicing the described holistic modalities. I, for one, will use these important techniques to help my body remain healthy beyond the ill effects which will likely occur sooner if I do not." -Anonymous

"As mental illness, stress and environmental contamination continues to grow this book will help you understand how to take care of your body in a more natural way, since our bodies have the capacity for self healing." -MCG 



-Meet the Authors-


Dr. Kyle Hoedebecke 

Dr Kyle Hoedebecke is a board certified Family Physician currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and full time clinician. Additionally, he serves as an Editor at the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, the Vice Chair of the American Global Health Interest Group, and the Polaris Chair – which he co-founded in 2014. He is well-publushed with over 30 peer-reviewed publications in 8 languages. His passions are medical education, patient empowerment, and global health. He has fought to improve access and quality of primary care in numerous countries around the world. In his free time he loves to travel the world with his lovely wife and 2 beautiful daughters.

Melissa Aguirre,

Melissa Aguirre is a Nationally Registered Yoga Therapist, Certified Energy Medicine and MBSR Practitioner specializing in scientifically based holistic health practices and education. Her passion for serving those who serve has led to the creation of her mindfulness based yoga therapy programs that serve the military population along with multiple wellness workshops and classes in holistic healing to her national audience. Melissa is a wellness speaker and contributing author for yoga therapy case studies continuing to impact optimal patient care and sustainable lifestyle choice. Her school, MelMarie Yoga Academy, trains and certifies practitioners in adaptive and therapeutic yoga an her participation in holistic health summits define her as a true asset and advocate to sustainable wellness. In her free time, Melissa loves the little things; cozy evenings, her cats, journaling, her faith, movement, chai, sweaters with thumbholes, her daughter’s snuggles, spending time with husband who keeps her rooted and inspired.