Dr. Alonzo is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She did her internship at the Philippine General Hospital. 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. She 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, which looks into the nature of the human as spiritual beings in physical form and the factors that bring optimal health.
Dr. Alonzo has been with The Farm at San Benito since 2002, serving as its Medical Chief. 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.