Cheri Swanson C.N.
Cheri Swanson is a nutritionist based in Costa Mesa, California. Her love affair with the study of health and nutrition began at an early age. After years of being chronically ill as a child with ruptured eardrums and digestive problems, Cheri began wondering how poor nutrition might be connected to her illnesses. At the age of twelve she began spending hours upon hours in the local library perusing nutrition books and medical texts, seeking ways to regain her health. She gave up sugar, refined flour, dairy and fried foods, which was a challenge due to the nature of her Midwestern farm-raised mother’s cooking. After several months of changing her dietary habits, all of her symptoms disappeared. This experience ultimately led her to attending Loma Linda University, and her time in the medical school changed her path towards preventing disease rather than simply treating symptoms.
Cheri has been counseling and lecturing in the field of nutrition for over 45 years. Cheri’s methods are unique because her counseling creates a bridge between the traditional medical community and the alternative health community, using whole organic foods and nutritional supplements to help assist a wide variety of conditions. She has worked in conjunction with the medical field for 25 years and understands the treatment goals and guidelines for a multitude of medical diagnoses. She is proficient in setting up complementary nutritional programs to enhance treatment outcomes. She has national recognition for her work with cancer and is one of the top recommended nutritionists by oncologists in Southern California. With a client base of over 3,000, Cheri has a high success and return rate, and has counseled multiple generations of families, the photos of whom are proudly displayed on the walls of her office. A list of Cheri’s specialties can be found here. At 73 years of age, Cheri is the embodiment of staying young with nutrition.
For the past 16 years, Joanne has run the Swanson Health Center office. Her primary responsibilities are working with clients to ensure reaching their health goals, researching new products, keeping abreast of new medical research, and the medical advocacy aspect of our practice. Joanne has extensive knowledge in thyroid, adrenal, digestive and hormone health, as well as cancer support. Joanne is an honorary member of the Swanson family and has provided invaluable support for thousands of clients during challenging times.
Alex J. Swanson M.S.
Alex Swanson is the founder of Nutrition Genome and creator of the popular blog The Health Beat. For over 12 years, he had a clinical practice specializing in mental health, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, digestive disorders, hormone optimization and working with professional and Olympic athletes. He has also worked as a personal trainer, private therapeutic chef, sustainable farmer, lecturer and consultant for numerous health companies for product design and nutrition research. Alex is currently an advisor for Swanson Health Center, overseeing nutrition research and business operations.
Alex received a post-bacc in Nutrition Sciences from Bastyr University in Washington state, a masters degree in Applied Nutrition and Business Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, and a Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.