Hi, I'm Shae!
I’m a Naturopath (BHSc) and Certified Health Coach (CHHC) helping young women frustrated with bloating and pain overcome chronic gut issues so they can start living the life of their dreams.
I understand what you’re going through because I went through it too.
I thought I’d never escape the vicious cycle of illness I was caught in.
I’d hit bottom. I was so incredibly sick, and nothing I did changed it. I’d become too sick too work – and was fast going broke with all the supplements and health stuff I was trying.
I’d started hiding out from the world – feeling too sick to go out, and too ashamed at how awful I looked from being sick. I became an anxious recluse, hiding out from the world and avoiding social situations. My relationships were suffering. People were disappearing from my life, the invitations were stopping.
My life became about one thing and one thing only: my sick body. I didn’t feel like a real person anymore. I was a shadow of my former self, although I was now 20kg heavier thanks to this disease.
I started to think I’d never get better. I felt like already tried everything. I was sick of wasting money. I was sick of wasting time. I was going through naturopaths and doctors like they were cheating boyfriends.
But, most of all, I was sick of being sick.
Today, I look back on that scared girl and my heart breaks for her, just like it breaks for anyone else who ever has to endure this kind of misery and hopelessness.
But we absolutely can escape it. And I want to show you how.
How my healing journey started…
At 21-years-young I was diagnosed with celiac disease – yeah, the “don’t eat gluten and you’ll be fine” one. Except I wasn’t fine. My diagnosis was unfortunately just the start, and I watched with horror as my health slowly declined in the years that followed, no matter how many green smoothies or supplements I threw at it.
I was trying everything I could possibly find and afford, going deeper and deeper down the healing and wellness rabbit hole.
Let me back up to before my diagnosis…
I’d been having some uncomfortable and concerning stomach pains and mild IBS symptoms for several years and couldn’t find out why, despite many doctors visits, tests and invasive procedures (including a laparoscopy).
But then the pain kicked up a notch. I wasn’t feeling good at all, and I was putting on weight at lightning speed.
I figured out the intense pain would come on just after eating bread, and after a little research went back to the doctor and asked to be tested for celiac disease. It came back positive.
So, my stomach was being destroyed each time I ate gluten. My body was caught in a vicious cycle of immune responses. My body was on fire with inflammation. And I was drowning in toxicity created from my own gut and immune system, as well as storing environmental toxins way better than other people because my liver couldn’t cope. 9 years later I would find out I had a genetic liver condition the whole time (Gilbert’s syndrome). And I was not absorbing nutrients – my body was starving for nourishment.
I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis after years of mystery symptoms, and thought I was on the road to a quick recovery.
Except that not eating gluten wasn’t enough. My symptoms continued to get worse, my health continued to decline and my weight continued to skyrocket. The damage had already been done to my digestive system, and trying to figure out everything that gluten was in was a label-reading nightmare.
Traditional western medicine had no solutions for my illness. I was lost. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what was going wrong. And I didn’t know how to fix it.
So I did the only thing left to do: I took charge of my own health and became an obsessive researcher, trying to figure out what was going on with my body.
I tried everything. I’m not exaggerating.
I went strictly gluten-free. I wouldn’t even eat out. But made many gluten-mistakes in the first 6-12 months.
I went vegan – not just vegan, but clean vegan making all my own food from scratch.
I spent all my time on my health and preparing healthy food.
But I was getting sicker. I felt like I was actually dying. Neurological symptoms, deathly fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, pain & inflammation everywhere, joint pain, headaches, nausea, bloating, constipation, gut pain every day. I couldn’t live anymore. I couldn’t work anymore.
I did Gerson therapy – a full-time job of making juices, specific meals and coffee enemas.
Then I did GAPs/SCD/Keto – making bone broth, sauerkraut, organ meat, high fat meals.
I tried every supplement. Green smoothies. Probiotics. Collagen. Vitamins.
I went to multiple Naturopaths, chiropractors, integrative doctors, reiki, kinesiology, psychotherapy.
Then I found out I had SIBO – explaining the continued chronic bloating and constipation despite a gluten-free diet.
I got all the best testing done – full gene profile, the most expensive stool test, bloods regularly, ultrasounds.
The bi-phasic diet. No carbs/fruit. Antibacterial herbs. Antibiotics. For over 8 months.
And after all this – I had only gotten worse.
No money left.
Disillusioned with natural healing.
Then I went rogue.
I started studying to be a Naturopath, and at the same time I found Medical Medium and started implementing his protocols, alongside Naturopathic principles and herbalism I was learning.
Within 6 months I could feel the difference, a year later my gut symptoms had disappeared.
Healing. Finally healing.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Now, I combine a unique blend of Naturopathy, nutrition, herbalism, Medical Medium protocols, energy medicine, soul/spirit/mind healing, my lived experience and clinical practice experience for my patients.
So you can finally heal too.
Unfortunately I know my story is not a unique one. Clients often come to me after having spent unfathomable amounts of time, money and energy on protocols that don’t work, or work for a little while but leave you worse in the end.
Because I have lived this, I know there is a better way.
My purpose is to help you heal.
I am dedicated to healing with integrity and heart.
If you’re ready, I’d love to walk the healing path with you.
Love Shae xx
"My digestion had gotten to the place where it didn't matter what I ate, I would get a reaction. Shae was able to hear my story and my reactions and give me exactly what I needed for my issues.
In less than 3 months, my gut and stomach was beginning to have changes for the better! I remember accidentally eating mushrooms and realising I didn't have a reaction.
Thank you Shae for taking the time with me and your care for me as your client. If you're looking for someone who will listen and help with your issues - this is your girl!"
"While working on my health over the last 8 years I have gone down many paths and learnt so much from many practitioners, but have never got results like I have working through Shae's Happy Gut Program.
I loved that from the first time we spoke in the introductory call it was more than I expected. I walked away with so much information before I even started.
I couldn't believe that my first treatment plan also come with a implementation call, Shae made sure I understood everything.
I loved the accountability of bi-weekly calls and having access to send a message in between. This removed a huge layer of anxiety.
The 3 monthly check ins have been so beneficial to take time and reflect on how far I had come.
I can't thank Shae enough, she has helped me changed my life - physically, mentally and emotionally, spiritually."