The Healed Life: Madeleine Shaw

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This week the team at JSHealth are spotlighting the beautiful London based health and wellness guru Madeleine Shaw!   What we are loving about Madeleine is her amazing food philosophy! Which is all about enlivening the hottest, happiest and healthiest you. It’s about keeping things simple and delicious so you don’t feel bored or deprived. Perfect! With the release of her brand new book ‘Get The Glow’ just this week, we thought it was no better time to spotlight this inspiring gal!

  1. 11208945_10153234595905699_156251074_nTell us a little bit about you – who you are, and what you do!

I’m Madeleine Shaw, a health coach, food blogger and yoga teacher. I inspire women through my blog to enliven the hottest, happiest and healthiest versions of themselves.

  1. What was the ‘uh ha’ moment that made you get into health and wellbeing?

Living in Sydney. I moved there when I was 18, while living there I developed terrible IBS due to my low fat high sugar diet ways. On my long journey to find a way to fix myself I came across a paleo gym and cafe in Bondi and started working there. It changed my life I learnt about what food my body needed, how to cook and healed my digestive issues. It was amazing, I never had a job that felt effortless and I knew I had to spread this message of well being back home.

  1. 11198866_10153234595930699_692830175_nHow important is our relationship with food?

Its everything, you can eat all the kale in the world but if you hate your body it will hate you back. Its much harder to do this than change your diet.

  1. What does a typical day on your plate look like?

 Breakfast – Spicy scrambled eggs with spring onion, chilli and garlic served with avocado salsa and flaked almonds. I like to start my morning with protein, it fuels me for the day. Lunch – Grilled salmon, smoked paprika roasted sweet potato and rocket salad. Dinner – My squash curry and cauliflower rice with some raw chocolate fudge for dessert (recipes in my book!)

  1. What inspires you and keeps you motivated each day?

I feel better when I eat well and exercise, when I don’t I feel it, thats what keeps me going!

  1. 11100958_10153234595760699_1100019702_nWhat is the best piece of advice you have received?

There is only one you.

  1. What are the top 3 foods you can’t live without?

 Eggs, young thai coconuts and slow roast lamb.

  1. What are some cafes in London you are loving right now?

Boma Green, The Good Life and 10 Greek Street.

  1. What is your life motto or mantra you live by?

Be the change you want to see in the world.

11198698_10153234595865699_1033328072_n10. What is it that you wish to achieve by entering the health industry – what do you hope to change/improve?

Women’s attitude to food and their bodies. To inspire people to fall back in love with food and themselves.

11. Any tips or advice for those just starting out on their health journey?

Start with breakfast, throw out that cereal and get some eggs into you, it will stop you craving that chocolate at 4pm. Then you can work on lunch and dinner but start slow.

 

 

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Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My  copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time.  My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.

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I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.

When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.

I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.

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Hey Jessica!
I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again

- Jacinta

I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!

@mariashealthytaste

Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.

– Sophie

Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!

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I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).

– Helene

I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud

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My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.

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