Gut Coach Cheryl


Cheryl Borchardt, FMCHC

As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I am here to help you address the root cause of chronic health conditions, not simply cover up the symptoms. We will take the time needed to find what works for you as an individual!

Dealing with chronic health problems can be complicated and confusing - especially when you've spent so much time and money trying to figure it out all on your own. Trust me, I've been there too!


For several decades, i was suffering as well…

For many years, I was sick, overweight, tired and suffering from many health problems. I dealt with chronic migraines, stomach, digestive and chronic skin problems as well as anxiety and panic attacks. I saw many specialists and doctors over the course of several decades and each wanted to write me a prescription for a different medication. I knew I didn’t need a medication to feel better, what I needed was someone to help me find out what had contributed to my ill health and help me make a path to feeling better again!

In 2012, I learned about Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine seeks to find the underlying (root) cause of health conditions. Think of it like this, you have a rock in your shoe. Yes, you can take pain medicine to make the pain in your foot go away, but that doesn’t really fix the problem, does it? It only covers it up. For some reason, this is the way many health problems are treated. The Functional Medicine approach seeks to find the rock and remove it, which would be the proper way to remove the pain in your foot. Make sense?

I began to work first to see how foods were affecting my health. During this time, I learned about leaky gut and how it likely contributed to my current health problems. As a child, I suffered with many strep and urinary infections and likely had taken dozens of rounds of antibiotics. These antibiotics treated my infections but left me with an unhealthy balance of bad bacteria in my gut, which needed to be rebalanced. Once I began to find out what my triggers had been, I was able to work to correct those imbalances. My rashes disappeared, my gut issues improved, I lost weight and notice a distinct improvement in my overall health!

In 2016, I began working as a contracted Health Coach with a medical practice. I have worked closely with patients suffering with autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, obesity, digestive and mood disorders and other chronic health conditions.

So, let’s work together to find your “rock” so that you can feel good again!