Cheryl Whitten, BA, CCA, MH

Health Writer


Cheryl Whitten is a health writer with a background in allied healthcare as an herbalist and clinical aromatherapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Athabasca University and diplomas from Wild Rose College. Cheryl writes for leading health and lifestyle brands with a focus on health, wellness, and consumer products.

Is Tea or Coffee Better for Your Health?

Tea vs. coffee Tea is generally safe, even in large amounts. While coffee is also safe to drink, high amounts can cause some problems. After water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. It's made from steeping dried leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant and is commonly called black tea.

What to Know About Ayurvedic Skin Care

Practitioners of Ayurveda hold that lifestyle, diet, and stress can affect your skin. Here's what you need to know about the history of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic skin care. Ayurveda is an ancient, natural, and whole-body system of medicine that began in India more than 3,000 years ago.

What Is Post-Polio Syndrome?

Post-polio syndrome only affects polio survivors, but it's not clear why it happens. It's not clear how many polio survivors have or might have PPS. Some factors might raise your risk and include: Age you first had polio. If you had polio as a child, you're less likely to get PPS than someone who had it as a teenager or adult.

What to Know About the Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

When you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys slowly stop working properly. The damage is lasting and can get worse over time, leading to different stages of chronic kidney disease. Anyone can get CKD, but some people are more likely to get it.

What to Know About Lactobacillus Rhamnosus (LGG) Probiotic

Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in your gut. It has many benefits for your digestive and immune systems. LGG probiotics ease uncomfortable digestive symptoms from bowel conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or antibiotic treatment.

What Are Anxiolytics?

Anxiolytics are a class of medications used to prevent or treat anxiety symptoms or disorders. They're sometimes called anti-anxiety medications or minor tranquilizers. Anxiolytic medications are habit-forming and can lead to dependency or a substance use disorder. For this reason, they're often only prescribed for a short amount of time.