Sherry and Steve Fry have a passion for good nutrition.
Their business, Common Sense Nutritional Therapy, offers an opportunity for people to develop better eating habits so they can sleep better, recover lost energy, lose weight and improve their digestion.
“We are a consultation, educational and service-oriented clinic offering personal nutritional counseling and classes,” Sherry Fry said.
The business is located at 120 15th St. SE, Suite 102, in downtown Puyallup.
For people who have diabetes or any other condition, or if they want to lose weight, the Frys say their mission is to help clients understand the design of their body.
“We want to enable people to navigate throughout the grocery jungle to find what is really food,” Sherry Fry said.
She stressed that most people have been exposed to things that the market wants us to believe is food, but it’s not.
“Our bodies are failing and struggling a great deal, because we are not giving them nourishment, just filling them with fluffy substances that take away the hunger pains but don’t nourish the body,” she said.
Sherry Fry is a nutritional therapy practitioner, and Steve Fry is a certified healing foods specialist. They owned and ran The Live Bread Shoppe Bakery in Sequim for 16 years and have just finished writing “Nutrition from the Cookie Jar,” which will be published next month. The book is full of recipes and what Sherry refers to as “nutritional understanding.”
A health scare in 2000 left Sherry yearning for answers to better health. She returned to school and earned her certification from South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.
Now the couple hopes to share that knowledge and help people remedy health issues and lead healthy, productive lives.
“If you keep putting these fluffy food substances into the body, you are making withdrawals from your resources, and that will result in health challenges,” Sherry Fry said.
The Frys recommend starting out with a basic class and then making an appointment for a health evaluation. An exam and evaluation costs $125, and follow-up office visits are $49.
Common Sense Nutritional Therapy is offering a free class, “Health is Fragile Handle with Food,” to get people started on the right track.
“My desire, hope and passion are to re-educate people so they can vote with their dollar and change the food system,” Sherry Fry said.
“If you understand how your body works, and you understand how, in this present society, you can feed it, then our dollars will speak louder than anything else,” she added.
Steve Fry, an expert in permaculture gardening, will teach gardening classes.
For more information, call 253-845-0709 or visit www.csntherapy.com.Joan Cronk is a freelance reporter for the Herald.