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About Us

In 1991 Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer opened their first shop in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. It was called “Mary-Ann’s Wholefood Emporium” – It started out as a health food store supplying preservative-free dried fruit and light vegetarian meals and the dream was to have a place filled with ‘natural’ foods, clothing, furniture, energy-saving gadgets and a whole host of eco/natural lifestyle products.


Here at Mary-Ann’s we pride ourselves in bringing our customers the absolute best quality products available with minimum carbon footprint.. even our packaging is made from plants..cellophane is made from tree cellulose and can bio-degrade in your compost heap.

Who are we

We, Mark & Mary-Ann Shearer, married since 1977, with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren have been free from so-called 'normal' ailments like allergies, hay fever, tonsillitis, ear-infections, indigestion, IBS, high blood pressure, depression,mood swings and weight problems, since 1986. All due to a simple and natural way of living.


What we do

  • Vegan Restaurant: we have a vegan restaurant call Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery in Gordon’s Bay, where we serve light healthy lunches and drinks, to inspire you to make delicious healthy meals at home.
  • Online store: We hand make and source a large variety of natural and organic food and household products that will help make it easier for you to be healthy (@ www.mary-anns.com
  • School: The Daniel Academy – Our school for Sustainable Living and Leadership (Grades R to 12) www.thedanielacademy.co.za
  • Catering: We cater for vegan functions.
  • Write Books: We have several books on natural health – making it simple to be healthy
  • The Natural Health Academy: distance learning to help yourselves and others.
  • Motivational speaking: to inspire, motivate and educate
  • Podcasts: https://omny.fm/shows/mary-ann-shearer
  • You Tube channel & 36 DVDs

All designed to help you take control of your health in a fun and easy way. We make things simple, affordable and practical.

How can we help you?

100 days to health – the Natural Way: a totally natural program that takes you from 0-100% health in 100 days.

The 100 days to health program is designed to help you take control of your health. It doe snot matter whether you are over or underweight, diabetic, hypoglycemic, have arthritis, no libido, are tired all the time, have high blood pressure or heart disease; this program is designed to help you get your health back wherever you are. It is ideal if you are pregnant, or breast feeding and to keep your family healthy

Most meals can be made within 15 minutes, with ingredients found anywhere in the world. We don’t have time to spend slogging in the kitchen and we love food, so everything is delicious and easy to make.


Free Email newsletter– To help you stay on track, for updated information, talks info, recipes and general encouragement. 

Natural Health Consultants

If you need a full program worked out for your personal lifestyle, you can email consultants directly from our website. Go to www.mary-anns.net .If you would like to become a consultant and help others dramatically improve the quality of their lives, you need to complete our Natural Health and Nutrition courses available through the International Academy of Natural Health go to www.naturalhealthacademy.org

Where we are

We are based in Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape, where we produce most of our natural products, have our vegan restaurant and store open from Monday (9am –9pm) Tuesday -  Friday from (9am - 4pm) at 74 Mountainside Boulevard, Gordon’s Bay. Telephone 021 856 2500 or contact info@naturalway.co.zaWe have opened another shop at Mouille Point, 3 Park Street. Contact 021 433 0166

Or shop at www.mary-anns.net