Awaken your body's innate
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. And after many trips to doctors' offices and medication trials to no avail, you may be tempted to resign yourself to that way of life. I can tell you from experience that you don't have to continue suffering. It's possible to restore balance and begin to renew your health and quality of life!
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner
After several years of trying conventional remedies, I could find no real solution for my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Interstitial Cystitis (IC). As a dietitian, I knew how to manage my symptoms with diet but I desired more. I wanted to get to the root cause of my conditions and give my body what it needed for healing. I, therefore, had to get to the underlying imbalances and work from there.
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 nutrition lab testing used to identify underlying physiological and biochemical imbalances impacting 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. I was thrilled about learning this art and beginning my journey to optimum wellness.
My jouney into the world of Integrative and Functional Nutrition helped me find the answers I needed to address the root causes of my IBS and IC and significantly impacted health trajectory and quality of life. 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 get on the path to experiencing 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 / Credentials:
Master of Science: Nutrition (CUNY - 1999)
Bachelor of Science: Health & Nutrition (CUNY - 1996)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Board Certification: Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP)
Licensed Dietitian (LD) - Georgia Board of Licensed Dietitians
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
The Institute for Functional Medicine
Living Renewed provides holistic, personalized integrative and functional nutrition and lifestyle interventions that target underlying root causes of chronic health conditions, utilizing a science-based, "whole foods as medicine" approach.
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
"Cheryl often reminds me that the process of change is a journey. I am immensely grateful for her support at every moment of this journey. She acknowledges and celebrates every victory, even those I am unable see. What a gift she has been!"
Living Renewed's Holistic Program Includes
Why Is Coaching Included?
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to health and healing. Health transformation is not about the next popular trend because each person is unique in what they need and how they adapt to change. So, in addition to addressing root causes, my integrative and functional nutrition sessions also incorporate coaching to help facilitate lasting change because even the best program will be of little value if one cannot sustain changes over the long term.
Change is good but can also be difficult. Adapting your lifestyle to meet your body's needs can be challenging and lonely. For example, those closest to you may not understand or support why you don't or can't eat certain foods. My comprehensive program focuses on helping you make health-impacting changes while I provide ongoing support as we address the underlying imbalances impacting your health. We will work together to facilitate lasting transformations on your journey toward restoring your health integrity.
Utilizing coaching skills and techniques, I will also help you overcome barriers that may have prevented you from fulfilling long-held health aspirations.
Coaching fosters a positive relationship that serves to empower you to make lifestyle changes. It involves thoughtful assessment and inquiry, exploration of your values and vision, building your belief in what's possible, heartfelt and honest dialogue, collaborative problem-solving, strategizing, and goal-setting. This approach is in stark contrast to one where you feel like you are being "dictated" to. Coaching creates a connection that serves your purpose and supports you as you take action.
My personal health and wellness journey, along with 22 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (including 14 years experience in incorporating wellness coaching towards lasting change), has provided valuable insights into how to connect and meet you where you are in your quest. We will create a therapeutic partnership where you will feel heard, validated, and inspired as we discover your unique path to feeling and living renewed.
Programs are conducted using convenient, private, HIPAA-compliant video sessions via our portal. Features within the portal allow you to:
Create your private login and attend video sessions via your desktop or mobile app
View/download/print your personalized Integrative & Functional Nutrition Prescription and Lifestyle Plan, created by your practitioner
Food & Mood Journal: View targets customized by your practitioner and track macros/micros
Instant Messaging to your practitioner
Securely Upload documents
Telehealth Provider in the states of:
Gastrointestinal Disorders & Weight Management
Personalized Supplement Recommendations
Food Sensitivities and Therapeutic Elimination Diets
Nutrigenetic Testing with Lifestyle Interventions
Functional Nutrition Lab Testing and Interpretation