Luke Coutinho: Hand holding you to health
Supporting and guiding you every step of the way
"Amidst our hurry to build careers, relationships, wealth and acquire more and more, we must never forget the old saying that “health is wealth”. Without health, nothing really matters. We may have wealth, but we cannot enjoy it."
My name is Luke Coutinho. I am neither a God nor a Guru. I am not a healer or a doctor or a cult leader. I am Luke Coutinho and I practice in the field of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine and Life Coaching.
When one hears the word “medicine”, one immediately thinks of the pharmaceutical world, allopathy, chemotherapy, radiation, antibiotics and other drugs used by conventional doctors and medicine. I am not a practitioner of Alternative Medicine either. I am for Integrative medicine, where doctors do what they have to do and the medicine I use is Lifestyle.
Reclaim your health – the integrative way
“Medicines are needed, but lifestyle changes are a must. In most cases, medicines may only be used as a crutch for a while and then the body takes over to heal."
From clean healthy food that the human body needs to repair, detox and function well to the right amount of exercise and movement, to enabling deeper sleep and alleviating chronic stress - the lifestyle medicines we use are many. It is more than just medicine, as we encourage clients to continue with their doctors treatment while we work on ways to improve their immunity. This in turn leads to better management of the disease and doctors will eventually find no need for them to be on medicines anymore.
We believe in the powerful intelligence of the human body and its ability to repair itself. We simply enable, fix and guide. It’s the human body that finally repairs itself. If we give the human body, mind and spirit - the foundation it needs to do what it does best, we can provide a platform of recovery or repair.
We put ‘care' back into 'Healthcare’
Our aim is to address the disease from its roots to parallelly change LIFESTYLE, which involves the way we eat, sleep, move and think.
We believe that if an incorrect lifestyle has caused a disease, then a corrective lifestyle can improve it too.
Our programs are personalised and customised according to our client’s lifestyle and revolves around the four pillars of good health – Quality Sleep, Balanced Nutrition, Emotional Detox and Adequate Exercise
The four pillars of holistic health
Food is information to our genes and nourishes every single cell. The right quality, quantity and balance of food can promote good health, while the wrong kind of food can deteriorate our health. Additionally, effective digestion, absorption, assimilation and elimination are also our primary areas of focus.
Our bodies have been designed to move. While being sedentary is unnatural, movement is medicine for us. With movement, we enable better circulation of oxygen, nutrients and effective detoxification. Also, its not just about exercising the body, but also the mind with tools like meditation and pranayama.
Sleep is the in-built intelligence of our body that allows true healing to take place – like hormonal balance, weight loss, growth, repair, recovery, recharging, immunity and detoxification. Also, its not just sleeping long enough, but also well enough.
What we feed our mind and soul is as important as what we feed our body. Every cell in our body responds to every thought that crosses our mind. A happy emotion can take healing a step forward, a negative emotion can move you a few steps backward.
Understanding the root cause and not just treating the symptoms:
Our primary objective is to diagnose the root cause so that the client is aware of what triggered the illness and so that we can plan the disease management protocol accordingly. Many diseases just don’t happen immediately, they happen over many years. Only when we spend time diagnosing and looking back at their lifestyle, can we find the possible source of the disease. It could either be a constantly low level of immunity or an emotional scar or poor nutrition. We need to start addressing the root causes of a disease to repair our body at all levels – Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We treat the symptoms but also identify, address and work on the root cause to effectively manage and control the condition.
A holistic approach
Beyond medicine is something that every human has access to and it’s usually inexpensive and free. People just don’t use it or believe in it.
Our approach isn’t a replacement for medicine. Medicine is great and we need doctors, hospitals and medicines. Infact we have some of the finest doctors as a part of our ecosystem too. But over and above medicine, we also need genuine care, patience, motivation, advice to eat well, sleep well, manage stress and move more. We need positivity, compassion, human touch, an attitude of real care. We as humans have limited ourselves to the scope of healing. We need to be reminded that there are powerful medicines beyond medicine, that do not come in a pill – but from emotions and gestures like love, care, family, prayer, hope, faith, belief, breath, letting go, forgiveness, gratitude, visualisations. These are some of the powerful healing drugs known to every living being.
Awards, Talks and Associations
Luke has received several awards over his years of practice like Vogue Best of Industry, GQ under 40 , Elle Beauty Awards and many more. He is also a writer for several publications like Times Life, Mumbai Mirror, Parent Circle, Thrive India, Elle, Vogue, etc.
Luke talks at global events across the world on health, lifestyle, disease, children’s health and integrative and lifestyle medicine. From WPO, YPO, EO, FICCI and ICA to schools, colleges, private events and corporates, he uses these platforms to inspire, share knowledge and coach people into the right lifestyle. AWARDS, TALKS, ASSOCIATIONS
He has the international rights from Dr. Katz, MD, Yale - Griffin, Prevention and Research centre to teach “Nutrition Detectives “ to parents and children across the world. Luke runs workshops at across the country and globe to help people understand health, holistic nutrition and lifestyle.
He works with doctors across the world who are continuously involved in research for cancer and disease in the space of prevention and recovery . Luke’s global practice involves clients from across the U.S, London, Europe, India, Middle East and the Far East. “Lifestyle is a global medicine” - is what he believes in.
Luke and his team are currently involved in training and working closely with nutritionists and doctors of Tata Memorial Hospital of Cancer Research to enhance nutrition and lifestyle amongst patients and with autistic kids and adults as well.
Luke has a strong social media presence where he uses social media and videos to educate and impart learning to the public. His talks are holistic in nature and revolves around disease, prevention, recovery, spirituality, life coaching and remedies for overall wellbeing.
Several people from across the globe have used his videos to heal and recover at zero cost.