Growing up, Shadi had never heard of alternative medicine. He was used to the conventional methods like regular visits to your doctor and using prescription medication to treat disease conditions. After he discovered his Aunt Nicki practiced alternative medicine, he became intrigued to see how it helped people. While working at her health food store, he was able to see first-hand how she had assisted people with identifying their food sensitivities, working through symptoms to treat the root cause.
Suffering from acne, fatigue and minor digestive issues himself; Shadi sought out help from his Aunt to find out what the root cause was. Shadi discovered that he had a wheat intolerance. By cutting wheat out of his diet, his health improved dramatically.
This lead Shadi on the path to pursuing a career in Holistic Nutrition.
Shadi attended the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and graduated as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner. As a Holistic Nutritionist, he uses the skills and knowledge obtained from his education and over ten years’ work experience with Healthoholics (formerly Basic Bulk & Natural Foods) to aid others on a daily basis.
At Healthoholics Shadi is part of many activities — he assists customers on our sales floor, covers our reception desk at times, and works on our social media marketing team. His ultimate goal is to aid individuals in realizing optimal health through dietary changes, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements.