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Founder of The Natural Way, South African born Mary-Ann Shearer has been coaching, speaking, and consulting on the topic of food and natural health all over the world for more than 30 years. Mary-Ann & her husband, Mark, run a highly respected and much-loved business that has changed countless across the globe through their knowledge and dedication to natural health.

Linda, on Mary-Ann:

“I met Mary-Ann in 2000 when I visited Hoogland Health Farm in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mary-Ann was invited to speak in the lecture hall about all things food, healthy & vitality. And everything she said completely opposed everything I was ever taught! Every single topic from meat, dairy, sugar, protein, calcium, disease, and diet was blown apart and I was faced with one option: either challenge her for the then 20 years of knowledge and experience she was speaking from, or try everything she was saying on myself and see what happens.

I could never share elegantly enough the power of that day, that week, and that year in my life. Prior to meeting Mary-Ann, I had ongoing ENT (ear-nose-throat) issues growing up. I suffered from severe IBS, constipation, and stomach cramps from the age of 8 or 9. And everything from my hair to my skin to my internal system just didn’t function at its best.

I went cold turkey, and experienced a rather revolting 3-week detox where all the gunk in my body came out! But I will never forget the days following that lifestyle change. I experienced a renewed level of energy and vitality that I hadn’t had even as a kid! I slept like an angel, my concentration levels were amazing, and I started discovering a whole new world through this particular food and lifestyle. For someone who LOVES good food, my demands were high but her lifestyle programme far exceeded my needs.

Armed with such powerful and proven facts, I decided to study The Natural Way’s basic programme and equipped myself with the knowledge that has sustained and healed me and my family ever since. We never see the doctor. We don’t need medication. My children actually ask me for salad, vegetables, and apples. And even my husband - who was a committed carnivore when we met in 2001 (he regarded chicken as vegetables!) – absolutely thrives on The Natural Way.


"Or do you not know that your body is the dwelling place of the set-apart spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own? "

1 Corinthians 6:19

Bringing healing to the world through their knowledge and experience is incredible. But Mark & Mary-Anne are most impressive for how they live their lives. They are people of deep and passionate faith. They prioritise their marriage above everything else in the world, and their kids and grandkids come a close second. They are successful entrepreneurs who do business with integrity. And they are the founders of The Daniel Academy, a pioneering school in South Africa for sustainable living and leadership. They are grooming the next generation for success!”

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