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Ancestral Health & Wellness Coaching

Earth Transparent

A holistic approach to health and wellness;

just like our ancient ancestors.

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What is Ancestral Health?

Ancestral health is about honoring the way human beings evolved and living in harmony with our genetic blueprint. It’s about eating, living, and moving in ways that are aligned to how our primal hunter-gatherer ancestors lived.

Yes, we live in a much different, more modern world than our ancient ancestors. But at the end of the day, our genetic blueprint is practically identical to them. This means that our optimal state of health and vitality is found by living in alignment with our natural state of, what I call, “human-beingness”.

My Philosophy

Joseph Shumway Health Coach

I believe our natural state as humans is to be healthy, vibrant, creative, and compassionate. Nature’s default state is one where all beings thrive and are interwoven in a system of interconnected health and vitality. Yet, several thousand years ago, humans began disconnecting themselves from key, life-giving parts of this interconnected system. As a result, we find ourselves in a world where the effects of these disconnections are all finally emerging with tremendous repercussions.

We now live in a society where 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, which has resulted in a plague of chronic health problems that were not known to our ancient ancestors. Mental health struggles and chronic stress are commonplace for most folks. And then, on top of our human health and social problems, we are witnessing ecological breakdowns that have fueled a climate disaster.

Yet, despite these challenges, I believe we are being called as humans to heal our beautiful planet, and to restore health and vitality at every level. To do this, I believe it is critical we reconnect to four key things that were instinctive to our ancient, primal ancestors (and those instincts are still there deep within us!). These are what I call the Four Ancestral Connections, and they include the body, earth, community, and ancestral lineage.

If you feel it's your time to reclaim your natural state of real, sustainable health, and find renewed purpose, passion, and vision about your future, I would LOVE to spend 30-minutes in a free, no-obligation Discovery Call to see if my practice is right for you. I look forward to being a part of your journey!

As your coach...

My role is to help you:

Become empowered and in control of your health by understanding what foods are best-suited for it!

Reconnect with your inner-self (intuition) so you can sustainably adopt new habits, beliefs, and a new, fresh outlook on life!

Learn how to move and exercise your body effectively without burning yourself out and making the gym your second home!

Fall in love with REAL food and preparing it in your own kitchen!

Learn how to manage stress through simple lifestyle habits that will support your new state of health.

Discover how your ancestral lineages may be affecting your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being; and learn how to bring about healing to wounded lineages and intergenerational traumas.

My Programs


One-on-One Coaching

Personalized & Intimate Coaching

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Group Coaching

Small Group Coaching for 3-6 people

Questions? Want to Get Started?

Get in Touch!

Book your free, no-obligation Discovery Call today!

Or, Email Me!

Either way, let's just connect! I would love to hear about your goals and see if I am the coach to help you reach them!

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