What is Transformational Nutrition?
Transformational Nutrition® (TN) Coaching takes a holistic approach to discovering the root cause of an individual's health and dietary concerns by considering the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. TN Coaching integrates psychology and spirituality with the science of nutrition to support individuals in determining appropriate solutions to create sustainable health and lifestyle changes.
Shannon believes in the power of food as medicine, which she experienced firsthand as she recovered from an intense health crash that started in 2010 (read her story here).
As a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, Shannon deeply cares that her clients are seen, heard, and feel like they matter. She believes that her clients are the experts of their bodies, and helps them tap into their own inherent wisdom and healing capacity. TN Coaching is all about asking those thought-provoking questions that allow clients to dig deeper - which not only helps them reveal their truths, but also helps them discover the self-sabotaging beliefs holding them back. Shannon routinely works with clients on mindset, re-wiring negative beliefs, and amping up self-love so that they may create lasting changes.
Transformational Nutrition Philosophy
Shannon believes in the power of eating an organic, whole-foods diet according to Michael Pollan's manifesto: "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." She believes that your diet should be tailored to YOU. As a bioindividual, a human with unique gene expression, cellular biochemistry, and varying environmental exposures, there is no "one-size-fits-all" diet that works for everyone. This means that as a coach-client team, we tailor customized health/nutrition action plans based upon your needs and goals. Even if you are "dialed in" to one diet, you will need to make tweaks over time as the needs of your body change.
Transformational Nutrition Coaching addresses both the tactical part of changing one's diet, as well as the emotions associated with having to make radical diet and lifestyle changes. Shannon is extremely passionate about working with women to amp up their self-love, increase mind-body connection, and improve their relationship with food and their bodies.
Areas of Expertise
Shannon's passion for nutrition runs deep, and she is highly experienced with helping clients to:
Transition from the SAD to a balanced, whole foods diet
Ancestral Diets (Paleo/Primal, Whole 30)
Improve blood sugar balance
Improve mood and brain chemistry balance
Decrease inflammation and lose weight
Tame addiction to sugar/caffeine
Address emotional/stress eating
Address body image/self-confidence issues
Navigate food intolerances
Elimination diets (Gluten, Dairy, etc.)
Heal Leaky Gut & digestive distress
Use food to help heal Autoimmune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Graves Disease, Hypothyroid, Celiac Disease, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and more)
Shannon is also highly experienced in teaching mind-body connection, stress management techniques, and self-care/self-love practices including movement, meditation, and deeper connection to Self and Spirit.
What are you truly hungry for?
Our relationship with food teaches us a great deal about who we are and how we live, and vice versa. Shannon's mentor Cynthia Pasquella says that "You eat what you are" rather than vice versa. Dialing in the nutrition and lifestyle plan that works for YOU requires an immense amount of honesty, patience, self-exploration, and self-compassion. Shannon believes that each individual has the unique capacity to heal and thrive. This requires a curiosity to dive deeper into the physical, emotional and spiritual factors that contribute to imbalance or disease. Shannon's coaching takes an integrative approach to Nutrition, where we dive deeper into the power of food as nourishing us:
Physically/Biologically: the physical nutrients in foods have the power to heal and balance the body, while energizing the body to complete physical and mental activities.
Psychologically: food and mood are intimately connected, where consuming certain foods influences mood, and moods/emotions can directly affect food choices.
Socially: dining with others (family, friends, loved ones) can affect well-being, positively and negatively, which can then reinforce certain behaviors and beliefs about food.
Spiritually: eating mindfully with gratitude and loving consciousness allows for deeper connection to your Authentic Self, and will support the exploration of your life purpose.
In order to be nourished in all of these areas, robust digestion is required - meaning that you not only physically digest your food, but you also digest the mental and emotional experiences of every day life. Let's face it - life can be very stressful. You may have noticed that you don't digest your food very well when you are stressed (and having digestive distress only adds to the stress!). For better or worse, it's all connected - the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - and one area cannot be fully healed without addressing the others.
If you are ready to dig deep and uncover the root causes that are holding you back from feeling 100% alive and energized, vibrantly healthy, and ready to crush it in life, sign up for a complimentary 30 minute strategy session below. Shannon is ready to work with you (and your medical practitioner!) to devise a nutrition, lifestyle, and self-care plan that fully supports YOU and your needs. As your coach, Shannon will be your biggest fan, ally, confidant, and the person who will challenge you when you need it most.
You do not need to do this alone 💜.
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