Like 45% of the world’s population, I had pain connected to my jaw. I was born with an overbite and if I didn't correct it, I wouldn't be able to keep eating solid food.
When I was 18, I had an eight-hour jaw surgery. This led to a domino effect of other health issues, such as repeated sinus infections due to complications from the surgery.
I ended up on antibiotics for months at a time, which we know now leads to antibiotic resistance and has other negative effects on our health.
This domino effect led me to have other health issues that young people don't get like shingles, gout and horrible insomnia.
I was in my late teens and early 20s, in the prime of my life, and I had a calendar full of medical appointments, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a non-existent social life.
I was at such a low point that if I got hit by a bus, I thought it would just put me out of my misery.
I learned a lot through my own health struggles, and my degrees in kinesiology and nursing, and I've been working for more than two decade to help people help themselves live happier and healthier lives.
I don't want others to go through the same struggles that I did, which led me to the work that I’m doing today.
Drop me an email to say hi, share your story or to ask me any questions. I'm here to help!
Shawna has appeared in and written for outlets across North America. Here’s a sample of her work …
Four Reasons Why Men Should Prioritize Their Sleep
Are E-Cigarettes Safer Than Smoking
Scientifically, What Would be Considered the Perfect Diet?
10 Habits That Will Help You Sleep Better Right Away
A Simple Way to Improve Your Digestion: Chew Food More
Experts are Saying You might Need more Sleep than You Think
-Strategies for Self Care
-Sleep for Success: Why Sleep is Important to the Success of Your Business
Impact Magazine- (Under Shawna Gallant)
-The Truth About Magazine Photos
-More Than Half
-Freedom to Succeed Weight Loss
-Which Sports Bra is Best?
-New Years Resolutions
My Evolved Life: With Vu Nguyen
The Proffitt Podcast
Ace Talks: Powered by the Ace Class
Ideas and Stuff- Michael Montgomery
Robust Health Radio- Dr. Billy Mitchell
Smart Nutrition Made Simple Show- Ben Brown
Break The Rules- Dr. Lauryn Lax
30/30 Health- Dr. Guillermo Ruiz
A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing- Dr. Rob Abbott
The No Diet Podcast- Mark Ritz
-ATB Entrepreneur Centre- So You Want to Run a Business in the Health and Wellness Industry
-The Lady Alliance Empowerment Tour
-University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing Breakfast Lecture Series: Lessons From the Health System
-ATB- Build Your Self Care Plan
-ATB Entrepreneur Centre- Focus on Yourself for a Vibrant Business
-University of Calgary Alumni Weekend- A Taste of the Decades with John Gilchrist
-SheEmpowers- Lunch Series
-Ancestral Health Symposium- Seattle
-Good Life Gyms- Management Team
-Mission Shift YYC: Improve Your Patients Health Through Better Sleep
-Alberta Health Services ICU Outreach Education Retreat
-Running Room Clinics
-College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta- CARNA 100 Conference
-Be Resilient: Calm Your World of Chaos. Build a Body You Love
-Canadian Firefighters Hockey Club
-Lupus Society of Alberta
-Women’s Health Resources (Alberta Health Services)
-Tech Shop Running Group Presentations
-14th Street Chiropractic
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