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About

circle-profileMy name is Shannon Kilbourn.  I am a Holistic Health Coach certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practioners.

I have not always had a passion for health and fitness.  In fact most of my life I struggled with my weight and body image issues.  These struggles lasted well into my adult life when I also started to battle low energy, brain fog, and severe depression and anxiety.  It became a cycle of extremes for me.  I was either starving myself and working out constantly to be thin or hiding away in my home binging on anything I could get my hands on to comfort myself and gaining weight.   I couldn’t think clearly and I had no energy. All I wanted to do at the end of a day was go home, stuff myself while watching tv and crawl into bed. I had withdrawn from all my friends and family because I was so depressed and being around others in public caused me great anxiety.  I was miserable and lonely and tired of using food to comfort or punish myself.  Luckily one day while hiding and eating in front of the tv, I saw a doctor talking about the benefits of raw foods and that changed my life.

 

I started to realize that food was more than just about the calories and it effected more than just my weight.

I started reading everything I could get my hands on and changing my diet. I quickly realized that food was central to not just  my physical health but my mental, emotional and spiritual health as well.  As I started eating more whole, raw, organic foods, everything in my life started to change.  My depression lifted, my anxiety quieted, my mind cleared and my energy soared while my weight normalized!  I started craving interactions with friends and family again.  I started to seek out different groups and met so many new friends while reconnecting with old friends again.  I was living my life again and I was happy!  People around me started to see the changes and asked me about what I was doing.  I found myself helping others as much as I could, but I realized I wanted to help more people transform their lives in the same way I had been able to.

I realized that to do that I needed some more education, so I decided to enroll in The Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I studied under people like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Andrew Weil,  David Wolfe, Geneen Roth, Debbie Ford and Deepak Chopra.  I studied over 100 different dietary theories, but I also studied about how to support individual’s minds and spirits as well. I received a foundation that is allowing me to help others transform and live their best lives.  This is my passion and I am so blessed to be following it!

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