Cheryl Prince

REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

REIKI PRACTITIONER

REFLEXOLOGIST

 

Cheryl Prince was born in Nanaimo, BC and since 2001 has made Lantzville her home.  Prior to her foray into the health and welness field, Cheryl was in banking for 10 years and has been a business co-owner fro 25 hyears.  In 2006, Cheryl graduated from VIU, from which she worked as a LPN in the surgical department for acute care at NRGH.  In 2012, she decided to pursue her passion in food and holistic health, and began her studies at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Nanaimo.  She graduated in 2013 with honors as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.  Her ongoing education includes walking with a medicine woman to discover the wonderful medicinal plants available on the West Coast of Canada as well as self-study of micology with Dr. Paul Stamens, herbalist Teri Yarrow, and epigenetics specialist Dr. Bruce Lipton. She  is currently on faculty at CSNN-Nanaimo, teaching Perspectives in Aging and Advanced Mental Health classes.  Cheryl has also been a Guest speaker at Shift in Action in Parksville, the Keynote speaker for MS society and the Keynote speaker for the Health and Wellness Expo in Victoria.  Cheryl recently become a “Return to Food” coach under the director of Food Philosopher Sherry Strong.

 

Alongside her son, she is Co-owner of Prince Acres CSA Farm, which is a community supported agricultural farm in Lantzville, BC.   Amongst the 50+ types of fruits and vegetables the farm produces with organic and bio-dynamic principles, Prince Acres has over 330 organic blueberry bushes, 2 sizeable greenhouses, a gaggle of geese, pasture-raised hens and Chloe, their beloved golden retriever.  Prince Acres offer CSA shares, Farm Stays and a year-round Farm Stand.  Cheryl and her son are very active in leadership with the Lantzville Farmers Market and are working with local farmers and vendors to improve the Market for the community.

 

Cheryl has an active Holistic Nutrition practice in which she works with individuals and families on improving their health, attaining their goals and health outcomes, and mitigating the results of chronic disease.  She is compassionate about changing the stigmas regarding mental health and stress and how it is treated in North America, and is keen on helping clients get back to a whole foods diet, eliminating medications, and dealing square on with mental health  symptoms.  Cheryl has provided workshops on reducing stress and a 4-week program on food, deep breathing and meditation.

 

Cheryl loves food in every way imaginable and believes is the power of how food can bring self and community together.  She is an advocate for homelessness and co-creator of Nanaimo Community tokens, where tokens are provided to the homeless community members to redeem for a healthy bowl of soup or sandwich at local sustainable restaurants.  Additionaly, Cheryl conducts elementary school visits teaching children about the impacts of sugar in their diet and how it affects their health, and also volunteers with youths at risk, providing healthy meals to the Nanaimo First Nation’s Health Centre.  When she is not thinking of food, Cheryl loves to go for hikes in the woods, kayak, read and spend time with her family.

 

Cheryl offers one-on-one Nutritional Consulting Services, as well as Kitchen Makeovers, individual and group Cooking Lessons, and can be contracted for Speaking Engagements and Demonstrations.  Cheryl is also a Reiki Practitioner and offers 30 and 60 minute Reiki sessions.