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Sharon Gnatt Epel

Sharon Gnatt Epel is passionate about helping women recognize their worth and achieve their full potential. As a woman, she understands that appearance is often a significant factor in feeling empowered and self-confident, so she created La Ishá, the 1st eco-friendly, high-performance natural skin care company created by women for women, dedicated to developing safe yet highly effective solutions to many of the issues women start to experience after the age of 35.

Sharon believes that no woman should ever have to endanger her health to look and feel beautiful. In addition to founding La Ishá, she created The Myth of Cosmetic Safety - a program she developed after losing her mother to an assortment of cancers, her best friend to a 6-year battle with breast cancer in 2010, and witnessing too many of her friends and relatives experience breast cancer scares. The purpose of the program is to educate women, health organizations and cancer support groups about the toxic ingredients that lurk in many of the personal grooming and beauty products we use every day. An addendum to this program addresses how to nurture skin that has undergone chemo and radiation therapy using therapeutic-grade natural ingredients and proper nutrition. Both educational programs are available free of charge and have been delivered to hospitals, nurses' week programs, cancer support groups, health organizations, local radio shows, TV interviews and podcasts.  

A former concert pianist and graduate of The Juilliard School, Sharon's graduate studies include courses in aromatic medicine, essential oil therapy, anatomy and human physiology, exercise science, biomechanics, nutrition, and computer science at various educational institutions including Georgia State University, The American College of Nutrition, and MIT.  

"It is a privilege and an honor to recommend Sharon...Her La Ishá product line is first rate for quality and consistent results. As CEO of her business you won't find a more knowledgeable person who is up on all the latest details. It is a pleasure to provide this recommendation."

~ Dr Raphael D'Angelo, M.D., Director, Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine and the ParaWellness Research Program