All about Cherish Dawn and Coyote Moon Wellness

Cherish Dawn

Coyote Moon Functional Pet Nutrition Counseling by Cherish Dawn offers holistic and cooperative diet, lifestyle, and nutrition counseling in keeping with the practices of functional medicine and the proven strategies of nutrition. Cherish Dawn was raised on a farm in lovely Issaquah and Puyallup, Washington.
She was an avid member and former President of her 4-H Club, breeding Angora rabbits and winning ribbons at State, as well as horse husbandry, chicken care, dog care, breeding, and training, and feline care and training. Her love of animals brought her to work 20 years in pet nutrition as an Animal Nutrition Educator bringing knowledge to owners, pet industry workers, and corporations.
She has always been a rescuer, but finally took the leap and became Founder of Whiskers Without Borders Pet Food Bank, and then Founded Whiskers Without Borders animal rescue with her rescue friends. WWB provided her with to many lost causes and medically challenging cases where she implemented her functional nutrition protocols with reliable results and proven outcomes. She began her functional nutrition journey with a vision to help the animals. She is currently developing a functional nutrition model for exclusive use in companion pets.

Its what you and your companion animal do between the visits that matters most. We will help you uncover the practices that best suit your specific and unique needs and goals for healing and optimal health.

Out of love for my family and frustration with the current medical system and the gaps in care my children and myself received I delved into research to to find a way to naturally and safely heal my family. My children struggled with things like adhd, autism, allergies, asthma, food sensitivities, exposure illnesses, and MTHFR mutations. I struggled with things like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s, breast cancer, toxic mold, metal allergies, food sensitivities, MTHFR, weight gain and loss struggles, and trauma. 

The symptoms swirled and coalesced with each doctor saying something along the lines of “I don’t know what that symptoms is from but it isn’t from ….” Stuck within a system that refused to do the necessary tests to determine root causes to heal them instead focusing on managing symptoms through pharmaceuticals, left us extremely dissatisfied with the care we received. Oftentimes treatment just prolonged our illnesses and made us sicker all while shuffling us off to the next specialist that inevitably would not know how to treat the mirage of symptoms. Each doctor prescribing more and more toxic medications out of their desire to help and within their understanding. If only they were taught how powerful food and plants are to our healing!

I educated myself in food and in our food system in a Holistic Nutrition Bachelor’s degree program through Clayton College of Natural Health. I worked hard to detoxify our full body systems using food as medicine. Using slow and steady shifts in our diet and trusting in our bodies, the amazing self healing machines that we live in, it worked! Autism symptoms were nearly gone and completely manageable, adhd symptoms under control, asthma symptoms stopped, Rheumatoid Arthritis was put into remission, cancer free 13 years(with a genetic predisposition of 80%+ reoccurrence), food sensitivities diminished or eliminated, metal allergies disappeared along with other allergies, and I lost over 150 pounds just over a single year.

My background includes 11 years of  medical care for quadriplegic patients so I intimately understood the delicate symptoms like structural, digestive, immune, and neurological and how it relates to a functioning health system. 

I discovered the Functional Nutrition Lab and delved into their Functional Nutrition Full Body Systems program. This program beautifully put together all the pieces I had piecemealed together through the decades from my own research into an easy to digest program and system and is what I use today for most of my protocols. I still have a few secret protocols of my own that I pull out from time to time.

The heart of what I do is to locate the root cause, or often causes, of the symptom or signs. We then treat through the use of food, environment, and lifestyle adjustments to bring the body back into balance so it can optimally operate. This can often be accomplished quite quickly with a dedicated client. Most of my clients are getting significant results and positive shifts in their health within 2 months while some may reach their goals by 6 months. For more complex cases, we may work together over the course of several years.

If you’ve been told by doctors they don’t know what your signs or symptoms mean or are related to, if you’ve been told by doctors that they don’t believe you, if you’ve been told you’re fine and your labs are normal but you still suffer…its time we talk. 

I also help your pet companions in the same way and am developing my own Functional Nutrition Program for pets. I worked in pet nutrition for nearly 20 years. If your companion has any issues, let’s talk. I have solutions.

Between visits

Its what you and your companion animal do between the visits that matters most. We will help you uncover the practices that best suit your specific and unique needs and goals for healing and optimal health.

Cherish Dawn

Functional Nutrition

Cherish was an avid member and former President of her 4-H Club, breeding Angora rabbits and winning ribbons at State, as well as horse husbandry, chicken care, dog care, breeding, and training, and feline
care and training. Her love of animals brought her to work 20 years in pet nutrition as an Animal Nutrition Educator bringing knowledge to owners, pet industry workers, and corporations.

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