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
Have a general (non-personal) food question? Not sure about a food?
Sheryl will respond to key questions and post answers below! Only food and nutrition questions please, NO personal health questions.
Answer of the Week
Is coconut oil a healthy fat to eat?
Coconut oil is an extremely beneficial fat and has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth.” Coconut oil is known for its lauric acid content and its immune enhancing properties. It is great for protecting us from heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases, as well as for its metabolism-boosting and thyroid-supporting properties. Coconut oil is different than most fats in that it is made up of mostly medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFA’s are quite stable and are not prone to oxidation making coconut oil a great oil to cook and bake with because it can withstand heat and also it does not need refrigeration. MCFA’s are also digested and utilized differently than other fats in the body. They are used immediately to make energy in the body making them great for weight loss! Learn more about healthy fats in our new book The Skinny on Fats
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 twelve-year-old daughter (Grace) and an eight-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."
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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