Dr Shaunna Menard is our resident Medical Expert at HealthyGirl. Her philosophy on integrative and holistic health was just such a perfect fit. Not only is she a mother of 4, physician, radiologist and graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition but she is just simply radiant! In 2004 she was at a major turning point in her life. She was deeply troubled by the needless, endless suffering of her patients. She was often seeing people late in the stage of disease and her heart went out to those people and she desperately wished she could have a greater positive impact on their health. However as Gandhi said ” First be the change, you want to see in the world. ” This led her to clean up her own mind, body and spirit. She lost 30 lbs remarkably easily with this new shift in her awareness and she has maintained her weight within five pounds ever since. For the first time she wasn’t trying to get skinny. She just wanted to be truly healthy and she vigorously researched medical journals, books and subsequently a variety of workshops to determine what it really meant to be truly healthy. This journey led her to the amazing Institute for Integrative Nutrition.