Forest & Cheryl Townsley
Our humble beginnings grew out of Cheryl overcoming significant health and financial challenges. She started with cooking classes in local health food stores.
Her classes presented not only healthy, tasty food, but also beautiful table settings and full recipes. It wasn’t long before students were clamoring for copies of the recipes and that caused Cheryl to see the opportunity to write her first cookbook, the Lifestyle for Health
Cookbook. That first book led to the publication of seventeen other books, spanning the topics of cooking, cleansing, weight loss, nutrition, emotions and lifestyle. She has sold over 250,000 copies of her books.
While promoting the sale of her books, she was invited to appear on over 1,000 television and radio interviews as well as the Lifestyle for Health TV Show that she and Forest produced and co-hosted in Denver, CO. Both Forest and Cheryl consider it important to create relationship with people, so their appreciation and connections led them to many repeat appearances on each show.
As Cheryl was doing media, lectures and keynote speeches, people began to ask her what supplements to take. She had never wanted to ‘sell’ products, yet clearly there is a difference in products and what did and didn’t work for different individuals. As the requests kept growing, she knew it was time to identify ways to answer those questions.
That led to a new season at Lifestyle for Health. Cheryl began simple client testing with an EAV machine and muscle testing. She quickly realized she needed more training (in addition to her degree in nutrition). She began her studies (and completing degrees) as a Naturopath, Master Herbalist, and Enzyme Therapy Specialist as well as certifications in many other specialties.
Cheryl took what she learned and immediately applied it with her growing clientele, and to building and training a staff of health coaches to support the needs of her growing clinic. Her goal was not to memorize protocols but to learn the patterns and methods of how the body healed. She became renowned for her ability to interpret vast amounts of data and see a ‘life picture’ for the person.
Although the Lifestyle for Health Clinic did not take insurance, their doors were filled with clients from around the world. By the time Cheryl retired from the clinic in 2004, she had worked with thousands of clients and over 1,500 products.
It was at that point that Cheryl realized that a perfect, organic diet along with perfect, quality supplements and cleanses were not enough to create a fit and healthy body. She began to study weight loss and fitness, as she was now personally challenged with increasing body fat and loss of muscle challenge – yes, the stress of creating a successful business had taken a toll. It was time to stop, reassess, and bring her own life back into balance!
At the same time, she began consulting with other companies to help their executives create healthier lifestyles. She also provided executive training on topics such as Time Management, Effective Communication, Team Building, and Leadership Strategies.
Lifestyle for Health is committed to empowering people to develop health and fitness while balancing ‘life schedules’ and budgets! Any plan that is not affordable or sustainable is incomplete at best.
At Lifestyle for Health, we are committed to supporting your success with practical strategies, useful resources, and affordable products. Our programs are not ‘one size fits all downloads.’ We offer both one-on-one coaching for people wanting rapid and individualized results along with a full online training program that will take you one baby step at a time, with support, toward
a healthier and more purposeful lifestyle. We also offer small group and corporate seminars, coaching, and training.
Most recently Cheryl has returned to her roots in the kitchen. Knowing that the foundation for a healthy body starts in the gut, with the food we eat, she wanted to find easy ways to help people discover and eliminate the foods from their diets that were causing an inflammatory response for them. She knew that the food would need to taste amazing, be easy to prepare, be food that both you and your body would love. It also had to be food that your family and friends would love and . . . not lead to feelings of deprivation as you eliminated inflammatory foods from your diet.
In 2014 she released The Inflammation Breakthrough Program: a 30-day program to discover and eliminate inflammatory foods from your diet. In 2015 she published Cooking for Life – 90 Recipes to Reverse Inflammation, Speed Weight Loss, and Energize Your Brain. The program has been an incredible success, taking people through a 21-day discovery and eating reset process that supports weight loss, hormone balancing, the elimination of brain fog, improved sleep and energy, and relief from aches and pains! The results surprised even Cheryl!
After the release of Cooking for Life, she realized that one thing was missing, chocolate! Yes, chocolate has many health benefits and Cheryl knew that she could use her favorite chocolate recipes to help people discover easy ways to make cooking and eating healthy easy, and fun. Her newest cookbook, Chocolate and Everything Else is already drawing rave reviews from clients and friends. Just in case someone in your family is not a chocolate lover, she threw in a little bit of everything else – giving you new recipes that are not included in Cooking for Life.
In 2016, wanting to make 30+ years of experience, wisdom, and coaching available to anyone, anywhere in the country or world, she and Forest launched The Easy Approach Progam. The Easy Approach is an on-line training and coaching program designed to help anyone create
a healthier lifestyle with weekly lessons, video training, online courses, webinars, and support through Facebook – all designed to be EASY!
For over 25 years, Lifestyle for Health has been empowering people just like you to get real results, on a budget, that can be sustained as a lifestyle. These successes serve as a lighthouse for the dreams people have to live their full potential in a healthy and fit body.
God has called us to steward our temples (our bodies) and truly live our full potential. Join us in helping you create health and fitness and help us multiply that message to a world of people seeking answers and a community within which to grow!
What Others Are Saying
As a coach and as a business leader, the wisdom and insight I have received from Dr. Cheryl Townsley over 15 years have been life changing for me and my clients.
The innate ability of Cheryl Townsley to uncover root issues, whether it regards health, emotions or life choices, is due to her wisdom and discernment based on a foundation of rich knowledge, researc… Read more
In 21 Days: Total pounds lost: 12.5 / Inches lost: 4.5 / Energy – Increased / Muscle pain – Decreased “The benefits to having these tools is that I always know that I can go back to a day of rest a… Read more
Cheryl’s solutions, whether in the area of health or personal wisdom coaching are full of hope. They’re easy to apply and produce results.
“It’s funny the changes you notice. I’ve shopped in the plus size department for so long, it’s taken awhile for me to make the shift & shop in the misses department without first browsing plus sizes.”… Read more
By coaching with Cheryl Townsley, I have learned that staying neutral and asking lots of questions helps my clients figure out great solutions! I don’t need to have all the answers, or be “in co… Read more
“All the teaching you have done through Weight Loss and Inflammation Phases 1 and 2 has been extremely valuable to me. I have been teaching my 6th grade students about the RAS and how to breathe whe… Read more
Cheryl Townsley is a caring practitioner and an excellent teacher. She is concise, clear and she listens. She is easy to understand and the training has been easy to implement into my life and the l… Read more
“The strangest thing just happened at the grocery store. Instead of looking at the overweight people and identifying with them, I was noticing the skinny people and telling myself that’s where I’m hea… Read more
Working with Cheryl is always an amazing experience. She is person with honor and integrity. She’s a tremendous resource for all health needs, on all levels; physically, mentally, and spiritually. … Read more
Cheryl’s ‘Beyond Goal Setting to REAL Results’ seminar has helped me identify where I was setting ridiculously unrealistic expectations/goals for myself, missing them, followed by very negative self-t… Read more
Cheryl Townsley has been extremely helpful in giving me guidance on how to frame the value that a Mentoring Program can bring to the company I work for. She has a unique way of being able to immedi… Read more
“From age 51 and 45% body fat to age 59 and 22% body fat – transformation can happen at any age!” Our bodies know how to heal, IF and this is the big IF, we give our bodies what they are looking fo… Read more
230 down to 173 – – – 60 pounds changes everything! Yes, transformation can happen after 60! Aches and pains gone. Vision stable. It was blurrier in the mornings and improved during the day. Can… Read more
“Dr. Cheryl Townsley has given me the tools I need to change my life. I have lost 96 lbs in a year and a half under her leadership. I had been unsuccessful in getting healthy with everything else I tr… Read more
“Today is day 86 for me. I feel like I have had a lot of challenges – lots of traveling – 4 trips, including one 10-day trip that included a wedding rehearsal dinner, wedding, hotel stay, etc. AND be… Read more
Dr. Cheryl has been an answer to prayer in my life. Not only did she help me get much needed weight off, but she gave me the tools to become healthy body, soul and spirit. I’ve done programs t… Read more
Cheryl Townsley, through her coaching process, took our organization and staff to new heights. She helped us get to the core of our motivations, values and perceptions and not only defining where we w… Read more
“I found the Weight Loss and Inflammation program just a month ago and since then my entire world has been rocked and cracked wide open! My brain seems to be working differently . . . I almost can’… Read more
“I just have to say I was at the grocery store with both my kids dressed and ready, as well as myself, happy and joyful. And a lady stopped me and asked how I did it with two kids … I smiled, blushed,… Read more
Some of the more dramatic improvements in just 21 days: Waist: down 5.75 inches Belly: down 2.25 inches Total weight loss in the first 21 days: 6.6 pounds Total weight loss since my heaviest, … Read more
“Weight loss has been an up and down journey since I started but I’m learning so much. Good news is my waist is 2 inches smaller, I’m sleeping better, my morning temp is staying at 97 or above and … Read more
“Loving the definition coming back to my legs, even without adding my exercise back in! Amazing what a difference inflammation makes and even better what a lack of inflammation looks like! Day 10 f… Read more
I knew Cheryl Townsley for years, but started working with her as a Coach during my divorce. My heart had been impacted from living in constant fight/flight mode and my hair was thinning considerably.… Read more
The work I did with Cheryl Townsley was crucial in my transition from the woman whom I didn’t want to be into becoming the woman of strength and courage that I wanted to be. She supported and enco… Read more
“For weeks I was eating what little stuff I had in the house. I rarely ate an actual lunch or very much dinner. My weight wasn’t moving past my initial 35 pound loss. It was time to hit ‘restart’.… Read more
I began work with Cheryl Townsley in 2001 with the primary focus on becoming healthier. We soon began using her coaching process so that I could more effectively apply God’s Wisdom Principles to the… Read more
Struggling with health issues my whole life, brought me to a point of not wanting to medicate symptoms, but get to the root and really become healthy. What I love about Cheryl Townsley is that I don’t… Read more
“I am 52 years old and had been trying for 2+ years to solve Leaky Gut Syndrome (officially known as Hyper-permeable intestines) and I was so tired of no forward movement. I kept getting ‘bloaty’ in … Read more
When I found out in 2001 that I had breast cancer, I went to Cheryl Townsley’s Health Mastery Seminar. I spent a week in her care and when I returned to home, I diligently followed the health proto… Read more
“So excited! My husband and I are on day 4 of the program. We have both lost weight and enjoyed foods that we had never tried before! The best part for me is that I have not felt hungry or had any … Read more
“Here are my amazing results in the first 21 days: A grand total of 15.7 pounds released. Inches released 18.8″ I have to tell you I have followed and participated in several diet plans and NEVER… Read more
Before and Current (still have open goals) Pounds Lost: 22.1 lbs. Inches Lost: 17.8″ Body Fat Lost: 5.7% Doing the lifestyle work from Phase 2 of the program: 4 months (all food and emotions (wo… Read more
Cheryl Townsley came in to my life in God’s perfect timing. As a practitioner, I was taking care of everyone but me. As a friend and mentor, she graciously ‘held up the mirror’ for me to see… Read more
Today – Size 10 Started at size 14-16! Down 14 pounds! That’s worth celebrating!” “I’ve been traveling for work this week and had to be in the corporate offices so more dressed up. I wore the s… Read more