Our mission here at Long Lake Natural Health Center is to provide services and products that help people restore and maintain their health. Here you will find affordable professional grade whole food based supplements and services to fit your wellness goals.
Who WE Are – Long Lake Natural Health Center
Here at Long Lake Natural Health Center, we are the community leader in natural health and wellness solutions.
While our healthcare system slowly dies, our loved ones continue to suffer from symptoms such as skin irritations, weight, gas, bloating, anxiety, depression, allergies, and asthma. The current system has failed our health, putting band-aids over cries for help.
You can’t be the change without feeling the change. We can help translate the symptom experience your body is having into an individualized designed clinical nutrition program that will bring about total wellness without the use of surgery or medications.
You deserve an optimal level of health. We will get you there.
Shaina Lacey Towler BIO
Birth & Postpartum Doula
If you are pregnant for the first time or the 15th time, you may want to consider having a doula assist during your birth or postpartum period. The word “Doula” is derived from the Greek term for a “woman who serves”. Birthing women and new moms all over the globe for many centuries have had other dedicated women who took on guiding them through the natural process and sacred time during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
We here in the West have lost that form of support and teaching for mothers, partners and families over the decades as birth has become highly “modernized” and medicalized. My goal and passion as a Doula is to help bring the sacred, and transformational aspect of birth back to our current culture while also leaving new parents and families with the experience of being expertly supported, practically educated, and ultimately empowered in their unique situation and choices for their birth… no matter what the method of their birthing is, across the large spectrum of ways birth can look, either by choice or medical necessity.
I am a vibrant, compassionate, and nurturing person by nature. I have always thrived inside of working hands on with people, and have had a passion for pregnancy and babies even from a young age. I never knew that being a doula was my true calling until after having my son in 2013. Nichi (MHB’s incredibly talented owner and founder) was my doula and childbirth educator. Like many new moms I knew almost nothing about birthing and definitely had never heard of a doula before! The knowledge I gained during my pregnancy led me to having a beautiful birth experience that left me feeling like a whole new woman, more empowered than ever before in my life, more connected to my husband, and confident in caring for and bonding with my newborn. I knew after experiencing the benefits of having a doula, that I wanted to bring those gifts to as many other birthing women and partners as I could!
I am fully trained in both the Birth and Postpartum Doula Training Courses through DONA International (DONA Certification will be complete June 2018), apprenticed my work and studies under Nichi, and have been a Doula with My Healthy Beginning since late 2015. In that time I have had the honor to work with over a dozen families for over 14 babies (yup, there was a couple of sets of twins in there too!), in both the Birth and Postpartum Doula capacity.
I LOVE that my Doula Clients get to take advantage of the many services and support we provide here at The Long Lake Natural Health Center. From personalized Nutrition Response Testing Packages, Craniosacral Therapy, Yoga, Mamas Group, plus so much more, my clients feel great and love becoming part of our tribe. I truly believe our holistic level of service and support sets me apart in this industry, and I am so proud to work with all the amazing women at our practice.
I have worked in every birth setting including:
-Medicated and Unmedicated Vaginal Hospital Births
-Birth Center Births
In addition, I have worked with a wide range of families with many unique situations including:
-Breech Baby/Breech Labor
-Birth Center & Home Birth with siblings/children present
I am a Twin Cities native, a mommy, an artist, a lover of color and music, a widow, a sister, a daughter, a friend, AND a champion & advocate for women, partners, babies and families as they embark on one of the greatest journeys that life has to offer, BIRTH.
I look forward to meeting with you and discovering your specific needs and desires for your birth experience and how I can be of benefit to your journey.