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Cherie Anello, Nutritional Therapy and GAPS Certified Practitoner
About It's Your Health
My own health issues created an interest in nutrition that I pursued for years. But my nutritional therapy training gave me a solid basis for helping others with what I already knew. Nutrition is the answer to America's health crisis. I furthered that training with training in Nutrition Response Testing, (a form of Kinesiology also know as manual muscle testing), and Certification as a Gaps Practitioner. And, I am currently taking advanced training in Autonomic Response Testing through Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. 

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner I am combining my love of teaching and desire to help people with my enthusiasm for nutrition. I love it when light bulbs go off for people when they understand what to eat and why, and actually connect that to how they feel. And then, when I assess them to see what specific whole food supplements help them with that nagging "problem" we both see real improvement. I work with people by appointment, one on one, to help make lasting changes in their health. I am also available for (and love to do) group presentations. 
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What is the Gaps diet? 

It is a diet developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride as she sought answers for her child with learning disabilities. She found answers in the work of Dr. Sydney Valantine Haas, published in 1951 Management of Celiac Disease, and further researched and published in the work of Elaine Gottschell, B.A., MSc. Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Dr. Haas found that many gastrointestinal disorders were reversed when certain types of sugars and starches were not allowed in the diet. Dr. Campbell-McBride refined this diet using traditional whole foods applied in specific ways, and avoiding these same "double sugars" to heal the gut. 

She named her version, The GAPS Diet, because she felt many people fall into a "gap" of medical knowledge today. We are seeing a rise in diagnosis of severe digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, celiacs disease, crohn's disease, acid reflux, etc, as well as a rise in diseases such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, asthma, eczema, allergies, Schizophrenia, depression, and more.  This gap diet designation also stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome, since so much of what she found in healing of the gut distress lead to healing in psychological areas.

​As her practice in England grew, she determined to begin training other practitioners to help carry on this work. I was fortunate to be in the first class she held in Seattle, Washington. This approach to health fits perfectly with my training as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. My confirmed belief has been healing of the gut is always a number one priority for overall health. 
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