St. Helena Lifestyle Institute
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James A. Peters

James A. Peters, MD, DrPH, RD, RRT, FACPM

Medical Director  |  Co-Founder of TakeTEN Program

Dr. Peters is a renowned preventive medicine expert, known for his expertise in diagnostic and lifestyle medicine. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University, where he completed his residency in Preventive Medicine. Dr. Peters earned a second doctorate in Public Health, with special emphasis in health promotion and prevention, and a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology, which focuses on the factors that can cause health or disease. Dr. Peters is board certified in Preventive Medicine and brings considerable experience in primary care and diagnostic medicine. Dr. Peters emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention by starting with lifestyle medicine to treat the cause of illness. He promotes healing, well-being and optimal health by focusing on the whole person: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. He draws on his lifestyle medicine expertise, utilizing the best of traditional medicine and integrating evidence-based interventions including nutrition, exercise, botanical and natural methods.

James A. Peters

Cheryl T. Peters, DCN, RD

Director  |  St. Helena Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Cheryl-Thomas Peters, DCN, RD, is the Director of the St. Helena Lifestyle Medicine Institute and Co-founder of the St. Helena TakeTEN™ program. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and is a Registered Dietitian from Loma Linda University. Cheryl specializes in nutrition science and teaches the concept that “food is medicine”. Her focus is on the prevention and treatment of lifestyle related chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver and kidney disease, and cancer along with obesity, metabolic syndrome and other health conditions.

Cheryl’s doctoral research focused on the development of a diet score and health habit score as a screening tool in clinical practice to predict risk of chronic disease. These risk screening lifestyle habit scores may be utilized in research to measure the impact of health habit changes on health outcomes and useful in building the body of evidence on the powerful health effects of lifestyle medicine.

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