My Philosophy

Back to the basics

Eat real food. Be curious where the food you eat comes from. Each bite you take can lead you toward greater health, or lead you toward greater dis-ease. You have the power to create health for yourself. You really do. “If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream.” – Unknown

Your health is the most valuable thing you have

If you really consider this, I think you will find truth in this statement. Without vibrant, sound health and wellbeing in your body, it’s more difficult to find joy in your relationships, within yourself, in your work and in your passions.

You are unique and so are your nutritional needs

We are constantly being inundated with information about what we should and should not be eating. The truth is, one nutritional approach is not right for everybody. The biological and psychological makeup of our body is unique to each one of us. What works for you may or may not work for another.

Food first

“Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine.” – Hippocrates
Our body has evolved over thousands of years to recognize what is in nature as food. There is an energetic exchange that flows through all of nature. Plants absorb sunlight, animals eat plants, and humans eat animals. The cycle goes on and on. What we take in when we eat can be described as an energetic exchange of information in the form of nutrients, and the ideal source of this is from food. This is why I believe that true healing starts with food.

You know your body best

If you don’t know your body, who does? We are taught to look outside of ourselves for answers to our body questions. We often ask our doctors, our friends and our family members about our body and how best to resolve its problems. I do believe that support, education, and guidance are appropriate here. However, ultimately, we need to listen to our body to ‘feel’ what heals us. Profound health and healing can be found here.

Dis-ease is the result of an underlying imbalance

Symptoms are the only way your body has of communicating with you. We are often angry at our body for expressing symptoms. Have you ever been mad at your body for expressing a symptom? Consider that your body has no other way to tell you that something is off. Something is out of balance, and it’s up to each of us to find out what that is.

Much of it comes down to nutrients. The body should be able to protect itself and maintain homeostasis. The question becomes, “What happened along the way that caused the body to lose its protective and resilient capability?” If you take this question all the way back to the beginning, the body did not have some nutrient that it needed, and from there, a cascade of degeneration occurred. Much of the answer lies in what we’re putting in our body daily. Food.

In Abundant Health,

Shannon