"I'm so tired of being sick."
"I'm so over being ignored by the doctor's I see."
I want a solution to my problems, not just another pill thrown at me."
"I want to actually be heard during my appointment, not just rushed through."
"I hate being looked at like a drug seeker, because my pain is out of control and I want to stop hurting."
"I want someone to finally take me and my problems seriously."
"My life feels out of control and I don't know what to do anymore."
"I just want to feel better!"
Does this sound familiar? How many of these have you said over the years? How many times have you just wished that things would change, but no one would listen to you?
Are you ready to be heard, treated with empathy, your health concerns taken seriously, and to have
one-on-one personalized care? Are you ready to start a custom regimen of medicinal herbs,
dietary supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, that will change your health, help you
achieve your health goals, and put you back in the driver's seat of your health journey?
*Here at The Nomad Apothecary, you can expect your health concerns and health goals to come first.
*You can expect client centered care that is focused on you and your needs.
*You can expect to be treated with respect, dignity, and empathy.
*You can expect to feel heard and listened to for the first time in a very long time.
Each appointment is 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes) long and covers an in depth look at your past medical history and the current health issues as well as diet and lifestyle, medications, and supplements you are currently taking and so much more. You will receive custom and personalized medicinal herbal preparations for working from the root cause out. You will receive a complete holistic health plan that helps your body heal your mind, soul, spirit, and physical body.
Do you have ADHD?
Are you struggling with out of control brain fog, memory issues, inability to focus, time blindness,
time management, brain always "ON" and racing, and more?
I have a solution for that!!
There are so many different herbs that are so good for ADHD and help decrease your
symptoms to manageable levels. These work wonderfully if they are chosen specifically for your body, your health history, and how your ADHD presents.
If you are tired of trying all the things you read about with no success and no relief, then a consultation at The Nomad Apothecary is just what you need!
I have had great success managing my own ADHD symptoms with herbs and supplements, as well
as my 4 children with ADHD. I have researched and done the work on myself and am now ready to help
you achieve the same results and get feeling like you are in control.
Are you ready??
Do you have endometriosis?
Are you tired of unmanaged pain, weird menstrual cycles, irregular, painful periods, infertility
issues and poor choices from modern medicine on how to manage endometriosis effectively?
Are you tired of feeling like a guinea pig as they throw one thing after another at
you, "hoping" it works this time?
Tired of just being handed "one more pill", just to get you out of their office faster?
So was I. I went on a quest to find herbs and supplements that would decrease my pain, decrease my blood clots during my cycle, decrease the hormonal shifts, decrease the mood swings and depressive days.
And I found them!
And now I am bringing that knowledge to you to help you find some relief and understanding and
more days of low to no pain and better controlled endometriosis.
Make an appointment for a wellness consultation today and get on the path to taking
yourself out of the passenger's seat of your health and wellness journey and back into the driver's seat.
Do you have irregular periods, PMS/PMDD, PCOS, or have started peri-menopause or menopause?
Tired of feeling exhausted, having random mood swings, weird irregular cycles, and all the hot flashes, brain fog, or night sweats?
Tired of not getting relief or just having birth control pills or hormones thrown at you?
Ready for something different?
Does one-on-one consultations, custom herbal blends and preparations specifically formulated for you body and its needs, personalized care, and someone who listens to you, sound good?
Someone who has been on this journey before and knows how it feels to feel ignored or pushed aside?
Then you need the care provided by a clinical herbalist who has been there before and understands
your journey, your emotions, your feelings of being unheard, and being out of control of you life and health.
You need Shannon from The Nomad Apothecary.
If any of these thoughts, beliefs, or actions resonated with you, then guess what?
That means the solution you have been searching for is within your reach.
You just need to reach out and grasp it.
You can feel better, feel heard, have more good days than bad days, and
feel back in control and in the driver's seat of you health.
You can experience health and wellness.
Through truly holistic care at The Nomad Apothecary you can get back to feeling heard, understood, and your health goals being met.
HI! I'm Shannon. I'm the Clinical Herbalist and Owner of The Nomad Apothecary.
You might be wondering how I can make these promises, such as putting your back in the driver's seat of your health, attaining health and wellness, and more good days than bad.
Well, I can say that because I was where you are now. I have end stage endometriosis, ADHD, and
am in peri-menopause. I used to feel powerless over my health and circumstances, just along
for the ride, no matter how bad it was.
But around age 22, something changed for me.
I was told by my Gynecologist that my endometriosis had progressed so quickly, that I would never be able to have biological children, my pain was probably going to be poorly controlled from now on, and basically to just suck it up and try this new type of birth control.
I left the office feeling hopeless, in despair, and like I had no say in my health goals and journey.
I decided I was not going to accept what he told me.
I wasn't going to accept feeling out of control anymore.
I started researching and I found herbs that might help and massage and chiropractor.
I found supplements that said they would help. And I started taking them all. Doing it all.
It took a few years, but I found a combo of herbs that made me feel so much better and helped with the pain more than any pill they had ever thrown at me. I found a wild yam cream that helped my body balance my hormones and as such kept my endometriosis from progressing as fast.
I started going to a massage therapist specializing in women's health and pelvic issues.
I saw a chiropractor weekly.
I changed my diet up.
I got onto an exercise routine.
And at 28, I became pregnant and had a baby.
My symptoms worsened after her birth and I again went down the same path. I changed up some herbs
and some supplements that would work best with breastfeeding and postpartum hormone changes.
And I managed my symptoms on my own from 22 until 32.
At 32, my periods became worse and I started passing softball size blood clots during my periods.
The pain was unbearable. Nothing was working.
I ended up deciding on a hysterectomy. It was a good thing I did. My procedure was scheduled for 2 hours.
It ended up being 6 hours.
Endometriosis had adhered by bladder and rectum to my uterus and it took the doctor 4 hours alone to
detach my bladder from my uterus and another hour for the rectum. The last hour was clearing up scar
tissue and sewing me back together.
In my room later that night, my doctor came to see me. She wanted to know why I hadn't come in sooner, because from what she saw inside me, I *had* to be in excruciating pain every day.
I told her about my herbs and my supplements and how much they helped. That while I did have *some* pain it wasn't near as bad as she thought it should have been. She was amazed.
I still control my endometriosis symptoms and peri-menopausal symptoms with my herbal blend I customized for myself.
My journey to finding happiness and health, despite having endometriosis, inspired me to become a certified herbalist.
I wanted to discover and learn more about these wonderful plants Nature has given us to help heal
our bodies, if only we are willing to receive her benefits.
At the beginning of 2019, I was diagnosed with ADHD. My life had been slowly
spiraling again since my hysterectomy in 2017 and I had no idea what was wrong. A friend of mine had just been diagnosed in her 40's with ADHD and she was posting on Facebook all her symptoms and reasons she finally sought out help. And I'll be damned if I didn't have nearly every single symptom.
I went to my doctor and he sent me for testing and I came back off the charts, ADHD-inattentive. Well that explained a few things!
I went on stimulant medication because I needed some quick relief and I was immediately feeling better and worse at the same time.
While the medication helped with some of my most distressing symptoms, it also gave me distressing side effects.
It completely killed my appetite and made it hard for me to remember to drink or eat.
I felt like a zombie some days and others like I was still in a fog.
So, like before, I went exploring for ways to manage my symptoms with herbs and supplements.
At the same time, I went back to school for 2 more herbalism degrees. And I graduated in 2020 and early 2021, with my Master Herbalist and Advanced Master Herbalist Degrees, both with Honors.
And just like before, I found a regimen of herbs and supplements that has helped manage my ADHD.
I have successfully gone off my stimulant medications and feel like I did on them, without the icky side effects!
*I want to do the same thing for you!!
*I want you to have more good days than bad and feel in control of your health and wellness.
*I want to help you in your journey, like I helped myself, and help you learn how to listen to your body,
learn what it needs, which herbs are best for your body, and how to get back in the
driver's seat of your health instead of feeling like you're spinning out of control.
I started my herbalist business back in 2013, under the name Faded Leaves, and it was going very well.
Life happened and I ended up taking a 5 year break. I restarted it, and rebranded, as The Nomad Apothecary, in 2019 and have slowly been building back up to taking on clients and helping others regain their health.
I have such a passion burning within me and I can't wait to show you how this passion
and how the power of herbs combined can help you too reach your health goals
and get back in the driver's seat of your health.
I am so excited to work with you!!