Do you remember the last time you felt well?
Dealing with chronic conditions can leave you feeling drained. You can then get so used to feeling that way that it begins to seem normal. Maybe you have spent thousands on diets and weight loss products, but the pounds come right back on. Then to make matters worse, it seems as time goes by, it's getting harder to lose weight. I can tell you from experience that you don't have to continue suffering. It's possible to get to the root cause of your chronic condition(s) and begin to rebalance and renew your health and quality of life!
Integrative & Functional Nutritionist
After several years of working with doctors and trying conventional remedies, I could find no real solution for my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Interstitial Cystitis (IC). As a dietitian, I was successfully managing them with my diet and lifestyle, but I desired more. I wanted to overcome them. To do this, I needed to get to the root cause(s) of my conditions. In other words, I had to get to the underlying imbalances that were causing these symptoms.
Thankfully, my answers came as I trained in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, an advanced practice, leading-edge, evidence-based, systems biology approach to health and healing. I learned about functional lab testing used to identify underlying physiological and biochemical imbalances impacting our health and well-being. I dove deeper into topics such as therapeutic foods, whole foods as medicine, nutrigenomics, epigenetics/modifying gene expression, and the latest science on supplements. I quickly recognized and appreciated the fact that integrative and functional nutrition is not only science; it is also an art.
My journey gave me the answers I needed to overcome IBS and IC and significantly shifted my overall health trajectory. Best of all, with my advanced training, I am equipped with life-changing, cutting edge tools to address your chronic conditions by helping you correct core imbalances so that you can experience your best health!
With over 22 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, my goal is to assist you with incorporating Integrative and Functional Nutrition principles into your life to help you not only feel renewed but live renewed. I'm passionate about applying a holistic, personalized approach to health and healing. I'm also non-judgemental and heart-centered and will partner with you on your journey in an atmosphere of understanding and support.
Education and Credentials:
Master of Science: Nutrition (CUNY - 1999)
Bachelor of Science: Health & Nutrition (CUNY - 1996)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian (LD) - Georgia Board of Licensed Dietitians
Certificate of Training in Integrative & Functional Nutrition (IFNA COT)
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)
Areas of Specialty Include
(Gluten Related Disorders, IBS, SIBO, Crohn's, Colitis)
Type 2 Diabetes
A Holistic Approach to Weight Management
Functional Lab Testing
Before working with Cheryl I was suffering from diverticulitis and had been in the hospital for a round of oral antibiotics. After my colonoscopy, my gastroenterologist recommended surgery to remove a 4” section of my colon due to inflammation...The changes Cheryl made to my diet and the supplements she suggested dramatically improved my colon inflammation. The surgeon has now concluded that I no longer need colon surgery! I owe all of these positive results to Cheryl!
- D.B., Hoschton, GA
Having a frequent need to urinate, I visited my doctor for a checkup. The doctor informed me that my blood sugar was at a diabetic level of 146. With Cheryl, I was made aware that my body had the ability to improve my blood sugar given the right tools. I was given healthy, fulfilling, nutritionally balanced recipes and supplement suggestions, which I followed, with Cheryl coaching my progression. In just over a month, I lost 24 lbs and my Blood sugar went from 146 to 76.
- J.W., Tifton, GA
I have hypothyroidism and PCOS. I’ve been overweight for most of my life, even when I was exercising the most. Cheryl has given me direction on which foods to eat and which to avoid based on my specific body. Her plan was personalized to me and my lifestyle. In no time I started to lose weight, and much faster than I ever had before. I really appreciate that she does not have a generic plan for everyone. Now that I have real direction on what to eat, I am now more optimistic than ever that I can be healthy.
- L.M., Sugar Hill, GA
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