My name is LaShanda and I am an Intuitive Healer, Holistic Health Educator, and Inspirational Speaker. I specialize in Holistic Detoxification, which removes the mental, emotional, and physical toxins that are at the root of your health issues and blocking the flow of your life force energy.
I used to be sick.
It started off with a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in 2001. And by 2008, it had escalated to a long list of chronic health symptoms, including chronic colds and sinus infections, chronic fatigue, year-round allergies, irregular menstrual cycles, itching all over my body, and more. The final straw was when my doctor told me I had a tumor growing on the back of my neck. A tumor?!?! He assured me that it was probably fine – just a fatty tumor and that we could just could wait and see what happens. But I couldn’t find any place in my mind or heart where the words “FINE” and “TUMOR” fit together or made any sense.
But if I was being honest with myself, it wasn’t just my body that was sick, but my soul was suffering as well. I had been a CPA for 8 years, the work was easy for me, I was comfortable and making close to six figures, but my heart longed for something more meaningful and inspiring. My free time was spent trying new restaurants, partying, and watching television. My circles of friends were fun, but superficial at best. I knew there had to be more to life, but I didn’t know where to start.
In 2009, I read a book called The China Study, which discusses how diet contributes to chronic illness. A light bulb went off in my mind. I experienced a very intense moment in the middle night, only 3 chapters into the book where I couldn’t stop crying. I knew I didn’t want to be an accountant for the rest of my life and I had been searching for some sense of greater purpose for a while, and there was something that deeply resonated with me when I thought about using food as medicine to heal the body. I didn’t pray very often, but I prayed that night as I cried. I asked God to please continue giving me signs that this was the path that I was supposed to pursue.
Before that moment, I had looked at my symptoms as obstacles, annoyances, and something to fear. But my illness created desire within me that actually led me to one of the most priceless discoveries that I’ve ever made in my life: My Body Could Heal Itself.
This idea first presented itself when I met a woman in the summer of 2010 who after several rounds of chemotherapy, had used detoxification to heal herself from breast cancer. After working through a lot of initial skepticism in my mind that this was even possible, I embraced her story, and decided that if she could do it, I could do it too. I combined my daily mindfulness practice of focused breathing and meditation with a powerful living food and herbal detoxification program – and watched with wonder and amazement as every single one of my symptoms disappeared or significantly reduced. Even the IBS, which I was told I would simply have for the rest of my life.