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 Loma Linda Medical School, and she began to learn more about preventing disease rather than simply treating symptoms.
Cheri has been counseling and lecturing in the field of nutrition for over 30 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 treat 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.
Alex J. Swanson MS
Alex Swanson is the second generation co-owner of Swanson Health Center, owner of Nutrition Genome and creator of the sports nutrition blog PaleoEdge. He has worked as a sports nutritionist for high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes since 2004 and head of nutrition research for over 150 disorders at Swanson Health Center since 2008. He has worked as a personal trainer, private therapeutic chef, sustainable farmer, lecturer and consultant for numerous companies for product design and nutrition research. Alex works from Northern California and is responsible for every client’s full analysis and program, specializing in digestive disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, mental health, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight loss and nutrigenomics.
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 from Dr. Ben Lynch and Basytr University, and a Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.
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.