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Testimonials

Bone Health

“My doc just called. I NO LONGER HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS! I credit YOU, Cheryl, for your wonderful help with diet and the specific supplements you told me about. THANK YOU!"

Megan Hess, Elementary School Teacher

“My latest DEXA-scan indicates an improvement in my bone health. I have been taking a natural supplement for one year that Cheryl recommended and together with the diet and exercise changes we addressed, my former osteoporosis diagnosis is now osteopenia. I will naturally continue on this path as it has obviously proved itself far more helpful than traditional medicine was - I took Fosomax for eight years and saw very little improvement over that time.”

Laura Axel, Artist

"Just after a diagnosis of osteopenia, I took Cheryl's workshop on bone health. I preferred to avoid the medications often recommended to rebuild bone because I feared possible side effects. Also, when I discussed one such medication with a pharmacist he said that the bone resulting from the medication 'wouldn't be of as high a quality' as my original bone. Cheryl's workshop provided other ways to encourage greater bone density, including soups and other foods with bio-available calcium. I also took supplements of silica, and I started walking one to three miles a day. I'm delighted to report that a DEXA-scan done two weeks ago showed that I had neither osteopenia nor osteoporosis. Thanks to Cheryl for providing healthful alternatives to conventional treatments for thinning bones."

Constance Garcia-Barrio, Ph.D., College Lecturer in Romance Languages

One-On-One Nutrition and Wellness Counseling

"As someone who has struggled with food issues for years, I found working with Cheryl deeply healing. Her way of approaching eating is not based on deprivation, the way so many plans and diets are, but is much more a celebration of abundance and a way of nurturing. Cheryl is an excellent listener as well as being thoughtful, kind, patient, and funny. Throughout my time with her, I felt consistently supported and was able to really begin to change my thinking and patterns. I'm very grateful to her and highly recommend working with her."

Katherine Jueds, Teacher, Educational Assessment Specialist

"I highly recommend Cheryl. I came to her with a list of things I wanted her to help me with, including losing weight and improving my energy level. She has guided me through a change in diet and other lifestyle changes, which have improved my overall health.  Her encouragement and knowledge have given me the support I needed."

Amy Rubinstein, Advertising Consultant

 “I came to Cheryl at a very difficult transition point in my life, and I will be forever grateful to her for helping me to work through it. The nutritional information she offered was very helpful and the pace at which we worked was easy to assimilate into my existing routine. But even more valuable was the care which she displayed. Many thanks to Cheryl!  

Lauren Bishop Campuzano, Associate Professor of Interior Design

"I've been working with Cheryl for five months and with her help I've been able to finally lose weight. I'm doing it my way and it feels sustainable. I'm continuing to work with her and it's giving me a groundedness and a comfort level with food that I haven't been able to find anywhere else."

Karen Singer, Artist & Business Owner, Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc.

“The program is supportive and sustained over a long enough period of time to make possible some real changes in food choices, meal planning and even the act of eating -- it's great to have a coach and knowledgeable support person like Cheryl to help with these goals."

Michele Southworth, Psychotherapist & Divorce Mediator

Seasonal Cleanse and Weight Loss Program

“Two months after the program, I’ve lost 18 pounds. I’ve also lost the craving for sugar and carbs. And I no longer have post-nasal drip, which was chronic before doing this program. Maybe the best part of all is that I’m consistently able to make more mindful food choices paying attention to my thoughts, feelings and to what my body really needs. Cheryl is knowledgeable, has a keen sense of humor and a wonderful way of making healthy eating come together in the context of modern life.”

Helene Feldman, President, Helene Feldman Inc., Elder Care Management 

"I first met Cheryl Berkowitz during the easy and effective two-week cleanse group she offered, and have stayed connected to and interested in her work ever since.  My personal experience was positive – the tools and skills I took from the sessions have helped me significantly mitigate persistent inflammation resulting from Lyme Meningitis. Plus – I just feel lighter.  I was able to change some habits and create new ones; and working with a group provided the structure and support I needed.  Cheryl is knowledgeable, accessible, and caring.  Her approach is solidly research-based and easily individualized to the unique needs of each participant.  I highly recommend a cleanse group experience for those women ready to stick a toe into the morass of health related options – this one is a win/win."

Marianne Reiff, PhD, Education and Training/Adult Learning and Development

“I'm 67 years old. This was my first cleanse. I was delighted to find a warm and caring support group, a commonsense diet, delicious recipes,  and  a skilled and responsive facilitator. Cheryl Berkowitz is a joy. Her clarity, insight, skill and kindness, not to mention an awesome sense of humor, offered me the chance to get back on track with my diet. Now that I’m eating better, I feel better. I highly recommend Cheryl Berkowitz for nutrition and lifestyle coaching. I’ve been around for a long time. It’s my pleasure to say that Cheryl Berkowitz is the best in her field.”

Cecelia Staryos, Traditional Japanese Reiki Teacher and Practitioner, Stone Mountain Reiki

“I found the Cleanse/Detox program to be extremely helpful.  It assisted me in making an about face, much desired but hard to do, in my habits with eating and comforting myself. I lost a tremendous amount of bloat in the first five days, and have continued to feel "cleaner" and healthier in the month since I began. I highly recommend this to people who want to stop and reconsider their relationship to eating. I have lost 12 lbs. thus far and intend to continue to eat in this new and exciting way.”

Jean Hunt, City-Wide Youth Development Coordinator

"I have been very pleased with the results of the cleanse thus far and feel better than I have felt in a long time. Weight loss is a wonderful benefit. Hunger occurs much less often and cravings are down, especially sweets and bread. I am much less congested, using my Flonase infrequently, and snoring is way down (husband very pleased). Rings are all fitting better. The best part is the lack of ankle swelling in the evenings. The group experience was new for me but I have to admit that I really liked doing it with a buddy. This is a very do-able program, the cleanse aspect naturally leading to some beneficial lifestyle modifications."

Halina Wiczyk MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Baystate Medical Center

“I lost 6-7 pounds on the cleanse, and inches off my bust, waist and hips. My nails got stronger than they have been in 10 years. After the first few days I had no food cravings, and never felt hungry. I slept like a baby, and felt calmer, with a stronger sense of well-being. The support of the group, the laughter, and the sharing went a long way toward making the cleanse journey easier and more fun. Now that the cleanse is over, it’s much easier to continue with better eating habits.” 

Nancy Ignatin, Clinical Social Worker/Yoga Teacher

“Cheryl was the perfect guide for the Spring Cleanse. She truly cares and wants everyone to be successful, and her approach is very gentle. She understands that changing the way we eat is a huge undertaking for some of us. I highly recommend working with Cheryl.”

Jane Weiss, Organizational Development Consultant, Jane Weiss Consulting

“I'm so glad to have participated in Cheryl's Spring Cleanse Program! Cheryl's warmth, knowledge and sense of humor made a world of difference, as did the structure, safety and support she provided through our weekly group meetings and check-in emails. I ate well, was never hungry, and ended the month with a recommitment to cooking and eating more mindfully. I know I will benefit in so many ways from this experience, not the least of which is my health!” 

Dorel Shanon, Organizational Development Consultant, Dorel Shanon Consulting

"Cheryl's knowledgeable, mindfulness-based approach offered me the support I needed to shift my eating into new patterns that truly nourish me. I feel vibrant, energetic, and healthy now!  I really appreciate how transformative Cheryl's work is.  I wholeheartedly recommend working with her!"

Tracie Nichols, M.A., Transformative Mentor, Aromatherapy Educator, Alchemy for the Earth

Events

"Cheryl recently presented a very comprehensive in-service on “Natural Bone Health” to 30 home health aides at Collective Home Care, Inc. She shared the most current info on bone health with amazing knowledge. She immediately put the Collective staff at ease by making it accessible and fun. It was very valuable and applicable info for not only the staff but for their clients as well. The staff has requested that Cheryl come back to tackle a new topic! We can’t wait to have her back!"

Mary Whiston
RN Clinical Director
Collective Home Care
South Deerfield, MA

"I want to praise Cheryl Berkowitz for her amazing class on bone health. I learned a lot about the links between nutrition and bone health as well as the value and shortcomings of the available diagnostics.”

Olivia Parr-Rud,
MS, Business Intelligence Strategist,
Statistician, Author,
Spiritual Activist, OLIVIAGroup

"After attending Cheryl's bone health class, I was impressed by her depth of knowledge and seriousness of purpose. She has much to offer anyone who cares about maintaining optimum health."

Jane Warren, Artist

"I had a wonderful morning at Cheryl Berkowitz's presentation on 'Bone Health'. Cheryl has a wonderful way of engaging her audience that results in listening that is both easy and fun as well as educational and inspiring. It was obvious to me that Cheryl has 'done her homework.' I have new understanding about bone formation with calcium and collagen which is very helpful in considering my choices." 

Joan Manley, Project Manager

"I was struggling to schedule the time for myself, but the endorsement from people who had worked with Cheryl pushed me to sign up for her class. I have learned so much -- nothing I typically heard/read before -- a totally different perspective. I lost 10 pounds, and I am enjoying and benefitting from being back on track."

Daune Ring, Artist, Entrepreneur

“I just completed Cheryl’s eight-week program. Procrastination is my best-honed tool of resistance. It could not stop the expansion in my consciousness around eating that I got from Cheryl's series. In Cheryl's group, I never felt judged or commanded. I felt that my presence there was honored. Her series supported me in trusting myself. Cheryl is a patient and compassionate counselor and teacher.”

Katonya Mosley, Lawyer, Breath Work Facilitator, Story Slam Artist

Omega Institute Rest & Rejuvenation Program

“The workshop was excellent. It covered lots of material and was well prepared and organized. It was extremely interesting and made me think about an action plan and putting it into play. I really appreciated that good practical aspect!”

“This workshop had the perfect balance of input/instruction by Cheryl combined with the opportunity to work on the central question on my own and then come together with other participants in small groups for a great discussion.“

“This was an excellent workshop. The facilitator was great, easy-going, approachable, caring and knowledgeable. The handouts were very helpful for focusing my attention on the question of life balance. And I had the opportunity to begin to challenge some old thought patterns.”

“This workshop was a nice surprise! I thought it was going to be about literal nutrition, not spiritual nutrition. Loved that!”

“Cheryl’s style was very conducive to self-exploration and open sharing. Working in small groups was very helpful. Very good workshop. Keep it up!”