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Ancestral Health & Wellness Coaching

A holistic approach to health and wellness;

just like our ancient ancestors.

Reclaiming human-beingness through connection to:

Ancestral Lineage

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 harmony with our natural state of, what I call, “human-beingness”.

Hi! 👋   I'm Joseph!

A fun, caring, non-judgmental health coach!

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 Sacred 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


The Metabolic Reboot

4-Week short course on ancestral diet

For those either looking for a more affordable option or a simple crash-course on ancestral health and nutrition, the Metabolic Reboot may be for you! In this short course, I will personally guide you through a 21-day metabolic reset and set you up for long-term success with a powerful education about ancestral nutrition, movement, and lifestyle.

Participants can upgrade to a customized version of my 12-week Body Connection program at any time.

In this 4-week course, you will receive:

  • Live 1-on-1 coaching video calls

  • Unlimited Text/Email support

  • Primal recipe book

  • Support handouts and videos

  • Guided Pantry Purge

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The Body Connection

12-Week focus on full body reconnection

In 12 weeks, we will work to achieve your goals through in-depth, personalized coaching on ancestral diet, nutrition, and movement, along with a guided metabolic therapy reset. THEN, we'll also get the chance to dive into your beliefs and emotional relationship about food, which may be a huge, unseen obstacle in your way!

In this 12-week program, you will receive:

  • Live 1-on-1 coaching video calls (weekly or bi-weekly options)

  • Weekly check-ins

  • Unlimited Text/Email support

  • Primal recipe books

  • Support handouts and videos

  • Guided Pantry Purge

  • Healthy Shopping Field-Trip (in-person or virtual)

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The Ancestor Connection

6-Week focus on ancestral reconnection

This course is designed to help you reconnect to your ancestral lineage by identifying areas of ancestral traumas and intergenerational harm; understanding their affects in your life, and learning how to foster healing, reparation, and forgiveness. We begin with a basic family tree assessment and review of a DNA test's results.

In this 6-week program, you receive weekly 1-on-1 video calls, and will learn:

  • A deeper overview and understanding of your ancestral lineage.

  • How to tap into your body for ancestral wisdom.

  • Reconnecting to lost and ancient cultures of your ancestors.

  • Healthy lifestyle habits to foster greater mental and spiritual well-being.

Book your free, no-obligation Discovery Call today!

I would love to spend up to 30 minutes with you to hear about your goals and to see if I am the coach to help you reach them!

It can be SCARY to click that button!
Trust me. I know!
But I'm a super friendly, non-judgemental guy! 😊