Shannon will listen to you, give you hope, and provide you with a research and evidence-based treatment, to help facilitate your health.
Shannon has been busy over the past few years, following her passion for supporting patients through their cancer diagnosis. She was awarded Emerging Naturopath of the Year – Naturopathic Summit 2016. Shannon has presented twice at the Breast Rehabilitation & Wellness Summit 2017/18 and 2018/19 and has presented twice at the NHAA International Conferences on breast cancer adjunctive care in 2017 and 2019.
Nearly 23 years ago, when her mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, they investigated natural medicine to support chemotherapy treatment, and together used naturopathy, diet and nutrition as a support to conventional care. Her mother was given the devastating prognosis of 18 months to live, yet some 22 years later her cancer remains in a manageable state, with good quality of life.
Due to her experience with her mother, Shannon has a unique approach and interest in working with cancer patients, alongside their oncology team, supporting traditional medical care with natural medicine, to reduce side effects of conventional treatments, improving quality of life and improving mind and body health to support remission.
Shannon has extensive experience working with breast cancer patients at various stages of their diagnosis. She supports patients through their conventional medical treatments to improve quality of life, including; reducing the effects of mucositis, nausea, diarrhoea, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety and fatigue. As well as reducing the side effects of hormonal treatments such as Tamoxifen. Patients reporting complete resolution of their hot flushes and night sweats.
Being able to support patients through their treatments, to help them live as close to their ‘normal life’ as is possible, is something Shannon is very passionate about.
Shannon works from a research, evidence base, to gain a clear understanding of what is going on in the body. Of particular interest is nutrigenomics. As a qualified Fitgenes Practitioner, Shannon can help identify individual risks, based on individual genetic blueprints. Understanding the risks and then working in a preventative way through lifestyle and diet, is a core part of assisting to live recurrence free