Cheryl Sindell invites you to create a lifestyle of balance by combining modern nutrition science with ancient wisdom. Inspired by culturally diverse health practices and spiritual teachings from around the globe, Cheryl is a media personality, an executive producer of a new Reality TV Food Show, an author, weight-loss expert, seminar leader, chef and yoga instructor. Whether you want to cook a delicious meal, lose weight or discover how to stay healthy, Cheryl will provide you with the awareness and tools you need. She is available for appearances on radio and television, seminars, media tours and private counseling.
Q: What do you do as a Global Nutritionist?
A: I travel a lot in search of ancient nutritional wisdom, foods and items that can change people’s lives. Fortunately I seem to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, since I’m often directed to innovative health information.
Q: Seventy percent of your clients have lost weight, and kept it off by following your advice. What makes your approach different from the countless diets and weight loss programs out there?
A: Attaining optimal health and releasing excess weight is about coming back into our own empowerment, taking back the responsibility for our own health, and having fun doing it! My message is “Your body is your guide”. So from the smorgasbord of healthy lifestyle and nutrition practices I’ve gathered from around the world, I encourage people to tune into their Body Wisdom and select what’s best for them. No one knows us better than we know ourselves!
Q: What inspired you to become a nutritionist and health advocate?
A: In 1974, the sudden onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) left me unable to move my arms or legs. Doctors said I would never walk again. The last thing I wanted was to actually feel my own feelings, so in an attempt to stuff down my emotions I allowed others to overfeed me and— I gained 47 pounds. I was blown away to learn that prayer, meditation and nutrition could heal me. I didn’t just read about these things, I took action. With a devoted spiritual practice and a healthy change in my lifestyle and eating habits, I lost all the weight I had gained and fully recovered from GBS. Shortly after, I studied Western nutrition at UCLA in Los Angeles at the school of Public Health, and Ayurveda Nutrition after that at the American University of Complimentary Medicine.
Q: Do you have a life passion or an ultimate goal?
A: Definitely. My ultimate goal is to change the way people all around the world think about food and eating. Through the Reality TV Food Show I’m executive producing, and the innovative weight-loss book I’m writing, I hope to show people how to transform their relationship with food from a struggle to the spiritual practice it is. Yep— good nutrition and a happy, healthy, sensual life— it all begins in the kitchen!