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Virginia Harper

Author, Teacher, Counselor

After receiving a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease and Takayasu Arteritis at the age of twenty-three, Virginia Harper began a macrobiotic program of preparing and eating whole foods while learning to change her lifestyle to accommodate her body’s specific needs. Within months, she was symptom free. This relief came after seven years of suffering the painful effects of digestive inflammation that required several hospital stays, harsh drugs, and unacceptable surgery proposals. This healing experience taught her the important connection between food and health and how to tap into her innate healing abilities. 

For the last forty years, she has consulted with clients all over the world and influenced thousands of people to create a healthy, pain-free life without inflammatory intestinal diseases. Her focus is to educate people to heal their mind, body, and spirit with the preparation of plant-based nutrition individualized to their needs.

Virginia is recognized as one of the leading teachers and counselors for digestive distress. She is the author of Controlling Crohn’s Disease the Natural Way.  Also, she is the founder and director of You Can Heal You… one meal at a time, which teaches people how to turn on the body’s healing abilities through balanced food choices and preparation. Virginia founded the Mobile Macro Meals Club, which delivers seasonal macrobiotic meal preparations to homes in the Nashville area.  Also, she established Kids Healing Crohn’s & Colitis, a non-profit foundation and educational support tool for parents and children. 

Virginia resides and consults from her home in Franklin, TN.  She taught in Alicante, Spain, where she was a macrobiotic counselor for the SHA Wellness Clinic for five years. Virginia enjoys coordinating and leading healing workshops, speaking to various groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Virginia can be reached through her website

March 2023 Cruise Classes:

Preventing Children’s Health Issues

Children need an early start in developing a healthy gut. Encouraging a healthy microbiome from a young age can aid in the prevention of many unwanted conditions. For example, behavioral, emotional, and physical challenges can be settled by following a child’s growth pattern and providing macro- and micronutrients in a friendly, timely manner. Some of the most common conditions that can develop include allergies, asthma, anxiety problems, genetic disorders, depression, and autism. Allergies are the biggest culprit, as they impact 14.4 million kids, or twenty percent of children seventeen years of age and under.

Virginia’s experience raising her own two children, using macrobiotic principles to guide her, has enriched her ability to help many parents give their children a good head start. Virginia’s previous training in special education has given her a chance to come full circle and apply macrobiotic principles to help autistic children regain balance and settle triggering stimuli.

Discussion Group: Recovery Panel Follow-Up

Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring class! Its purpose is to provide encouragement and inspiration with more focus on healing through the thoughts and experiences of some remarkable individuals who not only survived life-threatening illnesses, but who are thriving in busy, active, lifestyles today. Each of the speakers will offer insights into what was paramount in their healing journey. Your healing and recovery questions will be welcomed as part of this class. A “Healing Strategies” handout will be available to participants in this class.

Individual Consultations and/or Treatments Available:

Macrobiotic Health Consultation

Virginia’s focus is on educating people—young and old—on healing their mind, body and spirit using whole, uncontaminated foods. During the consultation, she will evaluate and individualize a wellness program. Her expertise is facilitating the healing of the digestive tract at any stage of disability. The macrobiotic principles she uses complement medical treatment and dietary restrictions. Once the program has started, the recommendations must be adjusted as the body responds and changes. Included with the consultation are two coaching calls that serve as follow-up support.  Additional coaching at a reduced price is offered once you have completed the two coaching sessions.

$400/person, 60 minutes



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