Sherry and her Dad, Myron Dell
Following her Father’s life-long admonition to “learn something new every day.” Sherry began her academic career probably most importantly of all with graduating salutatorian of her high school class of 56 classmates from Walker, Minnesota in 1975 🙂 .
Sherry received her CN (Licensed Certified Nutritionist) from the National Institute of Nutritional Education in 1995 (operating today as American Health Science University).
She also holds a PhD in Human Communication from the University of Denver, a Master’s degree in Professional Writing and a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from New Mexico State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris in Spanish and Latin American Studies. In 2006 she completed a second doctoral program; this at Westbrook University in Holistic Health Science and Nutrition. .
Click here to read a brief Dissertation Abstract.
In addition to formal, traditional education, Sherry has studied continuously in the field of natural healing since she began in 1988. She has trained and been certified in iridology, aromatherapy, several forms of herbalism, and free radical therapy (the holistic interpretation of biochemical markers for the purpose of balancing body pH) to name a few.
She has studied both medical intuition and dream healing in the Asklepian model extensively, and has incorporated both into her own clinical practice. She has published significantly in the field of holistic health and nutrition.
Click here to see a list of Sherry’s Publications.
She has specialized in the development of holistic, natural health protocols for cancer, and other chronic illness such as fatigue, digestive impairment, and pain. She has also delighted in working with those brave souls who eagerly seek out pro-active wellness care in the interest of vibrant longevity, sometimes called anti-aging protocols.
Her primary interest areas of research and study have been in the many forms of medicine provided by the plant kingdom (western, eastern, and native American herbalism, homeopathy, plant essences, aromatherapy), as well as the development and integration of wellness-based optimal ranges for traditional scientific testing (blood, hormone, digestion, hair, etc.) into a holistic wellness practice. She is also devoted to the teaching of the family farm tradition of self reliance in health care.
In the practice of holistic health, Sherry has learned that non-physical matters impact health even more than physical matters. Unconscious experiences in the emotional, spiritual, or relational realms, as well as the over-emphasis on the intellectual or ego aspects of personality, for example, can co-create negative effect on wellbeing. To this end, her studies have also included many kinds of religious, spiritual, and counseling practices.