Heather Shannon

Heather Shannon is a counselor and health coach working in private practice in Chicago.  She works primarily with "Type A" clients and takes a holistic approach to counseling, incorporating nutrition and lifestyle education into her work with teens and adults.  

  • How Does What You Eat Affect How You Feel?

    Sep 12, 2014
    Nutrition is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Because food struggles have been part of my personal journey it can feel like a loaded topic at times, but I know it is also one full of healing and health and even joy, which is why I want to share it with you.
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  • I Love Mindfulness

    Aug 22, 2014
    I wanted to reach out and share a little bit with you all about mindfulness. It's a topic that has become increasingly near and dear to my heart. As I see my career moving forward, I see myself moving more towards incorporating mindfulness and instructing people in this valuable tool. Sometimes I call it a tool because we’re all comfortable with that sort of cognitive-behavioral language.
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  • Genetic Testing from 23andME

    Dec 06, 2013
    As I’ve discussed with a few of you, genetic testing has become a recent interest of mine. It’s very in line with nutrition/nutrient therapy and creates a personalized road map of what’s going on inside your body and how to improve your functioning.
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  • Nutrition for Mental Health

    Oct 21, 2013
    Mostly we think about how we eat as it relates to our weight or maybe even for fueling our workouts, but what we eat and how we eat it has a big impact on our mental health as well. As I see it, this works in two ways:
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  • The Power of Magnesium

    Sep 06, 2013
    Amongst other things, magnesium can: Relieve anxiety, treat restless leg syndrome, help with treatment-resistant depression, prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels, reduce symptoms of ADHD, relieve constipation and act as an antacid, prevent diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity, and keep your bones healthy–especially if you don’t eat dairy.
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