M E E T S H A I N A
I'm Shaina Painter, I am a proponent of Health at Every Size (HAES®) and believe in taking a mindful, non-diet approach to health and prevention. My practice draws wisdom from functional medicine, herbalism, and Ayurveda, while infusing the principles of Intuitive Eating.
My personal journey with health began young, after a serious horse accident birthed a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease. Influenced by 90s diet culture, I struggled with my relationship with food in high school through college, and tried many diets to alleviate my symptoms & negative body image. Through deep work, holistic healing modalities, and reconnecting with my authentic self, I made peace with food and reclaimed my vitality.
Writing and education are a passion of mine, and I've had the great honor to contribute to well-regarded publications; Including Mind Body Green, The Thirty, Nike, and POOSH. I've operated as a content creator for various channels and worked with brands such as Vital Proteins, Parsley Health, Culturelle, Nono Pasta, and the Alaskan Fish Co.
With the desire to reach a wider audience, I stepped into the world of audio - becoming a podcast host of my own show, Wildly Rooted. Your go-to pod for ditching diet culture, reclaiming confidence with nutrition, and maintaining a realistic approach to wellness.
When I am not in the office - you can find me out foraging in the Tahoe National Forest, doing something active (like hiking, snowboarding, or paddleboarding), soaking up the sun by the lake, or testing out new recipes in the kitchen.