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WELCOME to Sheryl Shenefelt, CN's Nutrition Corner!

Sheryl is a Certified Nutritionist and is the co-author of five nutrition books with Dr. Brownstein - The Guide to Healthy Eating, The Skinny on Fats, The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet, The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet, and The Soy Deception.

As an author, educator and mother, Sheryl has a passion for studying and researching food and nutrition information. She consults with and guides people in making healthy food choices and lifestyle changes so they can BE Healthy! Get her FREE Healthy Handbook at www.sherylshenefelt.com

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Sheryl's Corner

Topic of the Month


Are GM Foods Safe?


Genetically modified (GM) foods may look and feel the same as conventional foods, but they are drastically (and possibly harmfully) different. Through genetic engineering, scientists have discovered how to change the DNA blueprint of certain foods. They take the genetic material (DNA) from one species and transfer it into another in order to obtain a desired trait. GM foods are promoted to help make crops resistant to disease, to increase protein and vitamin levels making food more nutritious, and to make fruit and vegetables last longer. However, when the DNA of a crop is altered by adding the genes of bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans, the resulting effects cannot be predicted. Many studies show there are damaging side effects to this process and that it may not be in our best interest to consume these foods. Any item that is not organic may be genetically modified. Be aware of and avoid the most common GM foods, which include soy, corn, canola, and cotton. These items and derivatives of these are found in countless food products. Unfortunately, a law may go into effect to ban labeling for GMOs on food labels - call your senator today 888-897-0174 to voice your opinion.

Sheryl's BE Healthy Recipe:

A mix of information about how to restore your health, what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, where and how to shop for healthy food and a dash of goal setting. Blend in some recipes, meal ideas, meal planning tools and combine all this with plenty of support and resources and you have a recipe for how to Be Healthy!

She also does "Shop with Sheryl" classes to teach people how to shop for healthy foods at local grocery stores. She teaches you about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, gather information about healthy replacements for common foods, as well as what brands to buy that taste good. You will learn generally where products are located so you can confidently shop for groceries.

Sheryl lives with her husband, Bob, and is the mother of a fourteen-year-old daughter (Grace) and an ten-year-old son (Nick); the inspiration for her interest in health and nutrition, and her desire to eat properly and raise a healthy family. "From my experience as a nutritionist and as a wife and mother desiring a healthy family," Sheryl says, "I recognize the importance of carefully selecting the type of food we eat, knowing where our food comes from, and buying foods in their most natural state from local farmers whenever possible."

For more about Sheryl, her blog and recommended resources, and to get her FREE ebook called The Healthy Handbook please visit www.sherylshenefelt.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sherylshenefelt.

The Skinny on Fats The Guide to Healthy Eating The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet
The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet The Soy Deception

What patients say about Sheryl Shenefelt...

  • I suffered from a rash on both hands for nine months. Every doctor I visited for help, just diagnosed me with eczema and prescribed a steriod-cream. However, I desired more answers and a natural cure. While searching for help, Sheryl suggested a change in my diet and food choices. Along with creating a temporary new diet plan, she suggested specific supplements that would aid by body in its healing process. After a short three months on Sheryl's plan, the eczema cleared up completely! I can not thank her enough for her help!

    — Laura S.

  • Sheryl has been invaluable in guiding me to relief and recovery from IBS flare ups and reducing inflammation in my digestive system. Sheryl has helped by identifying exact foods to eat and not to eat for me, creating personal and specific daily diet guidelines, providing recipes that are actually delicious and fit my specific restrictions, and identifying resources/websites with foods, products and information to meet my individual needs. Sheryl continues to be a seasoned source to solve my nutritional challenges. She is a go-to resource to troubleshoot and resolve dietary challenges to insure that you stay on a healthy track.

    — Cindy K.

  • I am so thankful to Sheryl and her non-invasive approach to a healthy way of life. I have more energy than I have in years and am now able to keep up with my kids hectic schedules. I would recommend Sheryl and her program highly to anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life.

    — Karen G.

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