When I first met Shaman (Karen), my health was a train wreck, and the worst part was…it made no sense. For most of my life, I ate healthy, exercised, and spent lots of time out in nature, but at the age of twenty, I started to go bald. From there, my symptoms devolved into cold fingers, allergies, depression, anxiety, social isolation, difficulty focusing, memory loss, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, and finally whole-body joint pain—all before I turned thirty.

Early on, I began to suspect I had an issue with my thyroid. Unfortunately, all my blood tests came back clean, and my doctors insisted politely that my symptoms were a coincidence.

For years afterwards, I tried all sorts of allergy medicines, pain killers, inhalers, and Rogaine/Propecia to treat my symptoms, but each one caused more problems than they solved (drowsiness, dry mouth, nose bleeds, loss of libido, etc).

I saw different doctors, therapists, specialists. Read self-help and nutrition books. Took courses. Watched videos. Hired coaches. Changed my diet a hundred times—from standard fare to high-protein to vegan to pescatarian to paleo. Nothing worked.

In the winter of 2019, my joint pain became so intolerable that I could barely sleep two hours a night, and I started to lose my mind. I had no idea what/who I was looking for, but after digging through hundreds of pages of search results, I came across one of Shaman’s videos, and instantly knew there was something REAL about her.

On our first call, she told me about copper’s relationship to creativity, how HTMA’s (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) could uncover nutritional imbalances that bloodwork missed, and why many health issues were diagnosable by reading the signs in one’s own body. Much of this I was hearing for the first time, so I couldn’t help but feel like I was being lured into some kind of snake-oil situation, and after doing a bit of surface-level research, I became angry—sending multiple insulting messages, demanding proper “evidence.” Shaman could have told me to get lost (and would have been justified), but it’s a testament to her empathy and experience that she knew there was something deeper going on and stuck with me.

Eventually, I ordered an HTMA because I had tried everything else, and it was either that or die from sleep deprivation. Weeks later, my results came back. I booked another session with Shaman, and as she explained the various markers, I thought… “THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME!!!” I got so excited because, after decades of clean bloodwork and doctors telling me I was “fine,” I finally had evidence that there were, in fact, multiple nutritional imbalances wreaking havoc on my life.

At first, I didn’t like the idea of taking supplements, but I had tried every diet imaginable and bought the highest quality produce possible over the past year, so it was clear to me that I simply was not getting enough of the nutrients I needed from food alone. Shaman had me start out with iodine-rich seaweed (which cleared my brain fog almost instantly), copper (which returned my desire to be creative), and magnesium (which helped lower my stress levels). Surprisingly, there were no negative side-effects. I regained enough energy to start making YouTube videos about barefoot running, which took off so fast that my channel went from zero to almost five-thousand subscribers in five months and started generating substantial income.

Let me restate that…

In December of 2020, I was nearly broke, unable to work or function from joint pain and lack of sleep, and considering suicide as the only viable escape. By March of 2021, after three sessions with Shaman, I was running my dream business as a creative filmmaker and unlocking levels of health I hadn’t experienced since childhood. Of course, healing thirty years of toxins, nutrition imbalances, and trauma from the stress (and often insanity) of modern life does not happen in a few months. But Shaman was there for me with love, deep knowledge, and no-BS guidance from day one. Which means she had to be there for other people too, constantly learning and standing up against the onslaught of group-think and xenophobia for decades—at great cost to herself. She is the type of person who will show up to a half-hour session having done an hour of research. Check on you when you have gone dark. Understand the deep scars of modern life, which most people seem oblivious to. Give you scientific insights, then turn right around and interpret your dreams.

Most importantly, she lives her own advice.

If you’re reading this and wondering whether to hire Shaman, the decision is not hard, because, having struck out with allopathic doctors and scrolled through pages of search results to find a naturopathic practitioner who is more interested in healing people than building their social media presence or pushing affiliate links, you will realize that she is truly the needle in an eight-billion person haystack.

My only regret is that I didn’t know her twenty years ago!

Andrew Folts

My 4th infusion is down. Doing great. Anxiety is gone, still working on a little depression. Beer drinking is done. Two more infusions — I should be good to go for a while. It is also helping with my prirformis muscle pain and sciatica. Hopefully, the next two infusions will take care of all that pain I’m having. Had lots of energy today and actually got somethings done today. Thank you for informing me of this treatment. (Ketamine infusion – Plant Spirit Medicine) Duluth Ketamine North Infusion Center – a local resource.

Linda Sutherland

At 55 years of age, my body felt like I was 85. I struggled for years with my weight, and with doctors that refused to get to the root of my health concerns. My thyroid wasn’t functioning properly, yet because I was within the “normal range” after every test, my physicians refused to see a problem. My joints and muscles ached every day for years. I was fatigued most of the day I injured myself at the gyms, trusting personal trainers that said “do more, lift heavier weights”.

I went through intense grief two years ago, having no idea how this trauma affected my body. My niece introduced me to Karen, and I began a journey that in just a few short weeks changed my life. From the hair test to consultations with Karen, changing my diet, and adding much-needed supplements, my body and my mind are finally healing. I couldn’t have done this alone. I didn’t know that I was eating foods that were harming me. With the hair test, I was able to see why my body was feeling old and tired.

Karen has helped me understand the correlation between my diet and how my body was functioning. Her advice and understanding are invaluable.

P. Angelis

“Karen, is powerful, innovative, creative, inspiring, hardworking, and spiritually in tuned with the root causes of the mental, emotional and physiological problems visualize through the third eye and chakras. This positive healing when applied will correct the spiritual imbalances, cleanse and strengthen the vital life force of the individual.

Karen’s tireless devotion to wellness, holistic living, and the preservation of Rastafari ancient word sound have devoted freely quality time, in proofreading and editing, various Rastafari ancient’s texts and manuscript.

Through Shamanic healing and guidance, the duty will be fulfilled to ensure that the aged be protected, the hungry be fed, the naked clothed the sick be nourished and the infants cared for. This endeavor will be the platform to usher in the guardians of the faith and thus restore a state of spiritual balance.”

Ras Flako Tafari, Wisemind Publications

“I have had sessions with Karen since early spring of 2010. In one of my first sessions, while being treated, she had a strong feeling- sense there was an unidentifiable “spore” in my bodily system. She explained to me she does not offer medical diagnoses but gently suggested I needed to have it check out, she recommended at the time a holistic chiropractor in the Walker, MN area, whom she felt could provide an interpretation, if I wanted to remain on a homeopathic path, or my primary physician; I took neither routes and later that year in October I had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

We are normally quiet in our sessions, in large part, however that day she interrupted the session as she was ‘told strongly’ to Guide me in that way. I have knowledge that she is Medically Intuitive with others and myself and has given, known to me, Shamanic Guidance that includes: clairaudience, clairsentience, and clairvoyance.

I attended one of her “Free Skool” sessions in October 2013 where she gave back to her community. This is a community she has raised her son in, operated a business as a Shaman, and conducted practices mainly in the area of bodywork/massage; for years it has been known to her clientele that she gives her guidance and impressions offered from The Field, as she puts it.

At this Free Skool a gathering of nearly 30 women and 2 men came together. She showed us how to do free readings for ourselves and explained how she had developed her intuitive abilities over the course of over 40 years, afterward she had prepared food and invited everybody to eat and socialize together.

I occasionally bring my son, Kayne for treatments with Karen. He loves going to her and loves her massages. Although, he has some medical and neurological issues she is able to communicate with him and help him as he must take drugs prescribed by Allopathic physicians, some which help and others which also create tension for him both psychologically and physically.

Karen has touched his hand and has been able to relate to me details of his life that may include: what he is thinking, what he ate, and/ or things he has experienced; my son has affirmed these telepathic communications by his use of sign language.

Most recently, in August of this year- 2014, I placed a call to Karen on a Friday afternoon, August 23, and asked if she could come to do “Energy work” for Kayne at the ICU unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, about 17 miles away from her home, due to he had been hospitalized 5 days by then for double pneumonia and no progress was being made medically. She immediately contacted me ready to come to our aid and a date was set up for the next day Saturday, August 24. She arrived, not only because this is the way she makes a living but because of she wanted to help Kayne in this time of need; she also help me- went an extra distance without charging travel time.

At that time Kayne had been intubated from August 18 – August 23, sedated, placed on breathing assistance equipment that worked his lungs for him and also protected actions that could have shut his heart and organs down. Following Karen’s 45- minute “Energy session” a noted improvement began that evening, the next day he was allowed to be weaned from the equipment, and by Sunday night moved to a regular room, which was a blessing!

Karen has both demonstrated Medical Intuitive abilities, and, profound healing abilities. She has listened and also given very loving but solid Guidance for me in our sessions. Infused with love and intuitiveness, she has made her way in Northern Minnesota offering massage therapy, caring- healing, listening- empathy, and way more for our community.”

Deborah Klejeski

“Karen is an incredible gift. She is humble and pragmatic, yet powerful and assertive when she arms her clients with the truth. I “lived well” with Lupus through various prescribed medications for over 25 years until March of 2015, when chronic pain and immunological compromise became my normal.

I connected with Karen the day after I wound up in the ER from a painful and aggressive infection. I found myself literally sick and tired of being sick and tired, and refused to be defined by my condition for 1 minute longer. In crisis, I agreed to commit to making the lifestyle changes Karen recommended. She taught me how to use food as medicine and let go of expectations; these two pearls combine to build a very strong foundation for attaining true health.

Though our work together has been by phone, the consistent hand holding and laser focused attention to the detailed balance of my body/mind/spirit helped me get my bounce back within 3 months and get off 3 of the 5 drugs I was on when we began our work together. I learned decades ago to listen to my body, but with Karen’s guidance over the past 7 months, I’ve learned to heal my body and embrace my Spirit without meds (drugs). The liberation from releasing the shackles called medications is literally changing my life. Karen will never manipulate or coerce, she will simply share and coach. It’s up to you to do the work.”

Ernestina Hernandez

“I am a disabled Veteran with Stage III kidney disease and bi-lateral A-vascular necrosis of the hips. Both my femoral heads on my femurs have decayed and collapsed into my hip sockets. Any movement causes severe pain. I live on 500 mg acetaminophen with 7.5 mg of narcotics. I had a one-hour session with Shaman. I can walk a lot without my cane and have not taken a pain pill since I met Shaman. I am a Mayo Clinic patient, VA ABO New Mexico. New Mexico Orthopedics and VA Minneapolis. No one of these medical facilities has done anything for me except supply me narcotics. They all want to put two new hip replacements in me. Because of my kidney disease, doctors say I might have acute kidney failure with surgery.”

Dennis E. Wiita

“I am the husband of a woman Karen has been working with for well over 5 years. My wife has been diagnosed with Pseudodementia. She started ‘slurring’ her words about 9 years ago. At present, she can do nothing on her own and hasn’t spoken for about 5 years. Karen has worked with Brenda with both massage and energy. Many times the results were unbelievable. Karen’s knowledge blows me away at times. She has gone way out of her way to help us; she even tolerates me calling her with questions and support for me. I do know she puts 100% of herself into everything she does and I consider her one of the finest people I have ever met. When Karen works with my wife, she just ‘coos’ and responds positively! My love and thanks to her”

Dale G. Summerfield