Shanon Whittingham is a Holistic Nutritionist, Health Coach, and founder of Sincerely Shans. She teaches others how to optimize health and prevent disease so that they can thrive purposefully.
Shanon believes health is a positive vitality, and not just the absence of disease. Our body, mind, and spirit are interconnected; therefore, health involves a complete state of mental, physical and spiritual well-being. As a result, she is passionate about taking a holistic approach to health in order to teach others how to prioritize caring for their bodies from within, which could conduce to an optimally healthy lifestyle.
Shanon currently resides in New York completing a coordinated master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. Through integrative and functional health blogs, videos, speaking engagements, and online coaching, Shanon is committed to promoting global health, healing, and well-being.
Global health, healing, and well-being.
To help others optimize health and prevent disease so that they can thrive purposefully.
HEAL THY SELF
Optimal health is more than what you eat; equally important is what you think. Studies show that poor mental health is a contributor of chronic physical conditions. Shanon enjoys leveraging her personal experience of overcoming depression, low self-esteem, and chronic stress to help others see that health is a positive vitality and not just the absence of disease. Even though her passion for health was birthed from an early age, when her father was diagnosed and then healed from cancer through changing his relationship with food and nutrition, her passion was fueled. Her holistic approach of lifelong wellness, longevity, and happiness, has helped hundreds change their behaviors to form new healthy lifestyle habits and routines.
From weight loss and disease prevention to stress management and weight gain, Shanon has coached hundreds of clients from varying cultures, including South Americans, African Americans, West Indians, and Europeans both in-person and online.
Determined to bring visibility and transparency of the disproportionate diet and mental health disparities among people of color, she partners with community-based organizations to provide on-site coaching to impact diverse audiences and lifestyles.
Finally, Shanon connects with her audience through her digital blog and YouTube channel, which provides content and resources to inspire and challenge all to optimize health, prevent disease, and thrive in their purpose.
The most common causes of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases is due to poor food and nutrition choices, an unhealthy weight (i.e.: overweight or underweight), stress, physical inactivity, or imbalance of hormones in the body.
Shanon uses her “fingerprint” method when working with clients, because she believes that each individual is unique as fingerprints. Her integrative and functional approach is holistic in that she focuses on your entire wellbeing, yet carefully embrace your conditions to understand the root cause of your health irregularities and associated symptoms.
When partnering with organizations and brands Shanon makes it her duty to give others the motivation, tools, and social support to adopt healthy habits. Having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the City University of New York - Hunter College, and years of experience working extensively with persons of mental and physical disabilities, her professional expertise as a behavior therapist has helped clients with autism and obesity overcome chronic health and nutrition-related conditions.
Shanon enjoys working with organizations to put on private and public workshops, cooking demonstrations, and supermarket tours. Some of her partners include Business Body Elite, Kendal on Hudson, Feeding Westchester, CUNY Queens College, and the African American Advisory Board for Yonkers City.