Calbom, Cherie 1947–

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CALBOM, Cherie 1947–

PERSONAL: Born December 20, 1947, in Fond du Lac, WI; daughter of Martis C. (a minister) and Esther L. (a pianist; maiden name, Batdorf) Scalf; married John E. Calbom, Jr. (a counselor and priest), October 27, 1984. Education: State University of New York, B.A., 1989; Bastyr College, M.S., 1990. Religion: Anglican.

ADDRESSES: Home—Evergreen, CO. Office—Trillium Health Products, 655 South Orcas, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98108.

CAREER: Nutritionist and freelance writer, 1968–90; Trillium Health Products, Seattle, WA, corporate nutritionist, beginning 1990.

MEMBER: American College of Nutrition, Society for Nutrition Education.

WRITINGS:

(With Maureen Keane) Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing, Avery Publishing (Garden City Park, NY), 1992.

(With Vicki Rae Chelf) Cooking for Life: Recipes for Health & Healing, Avery Publishing (Garden City Park, NY), 1993.

(With George Foreman) George Foreman's Knock-Out-the-Fat Barbecue and Grilling Cookbook, Villard Books (New York, NY), 1996.

The Healthy Gourmet: More than 200 Nutritionally Based, Fat-Reduced Recipes for the Whole Family, Clarkson Potter (New York, NY), 1996.

The Juice Lady's Juicing for High-Level Wellness and Vibrant Good Looks, Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1998.

The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 101 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More!, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Complete Cancer Cleanse: A Proven Program to Detoxify and Renew Body Mind and Spirit, Thomas Nelson (New York, NY), 2003.

The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient That Helps You Lose Weight While Eating Your Favorite Foods, Warner (New York, NY), 2005.

Also author, with Vicki Rae Chelf, of Cooking for Life. Author of "Natural Health and Beauty" column in Choices.

SIDELIGHTS: Cherie Calbom became interested in juicing vegetables and fruit because of health problems she was experiencing, including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. She found that consuming these juices, along with other dietary improvements, caused a profound improvement in her health. Her experience led her to earn a master's degree in nutrition and pursue a career as a professional nutritionist. Eventually, she put her expertise and experience together in books such as Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing, The Juice Lady's Juicing for High-Level Wellness and Vibrant Good Looks, and The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 101 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! In Juicing for Life, Calbom and coauthor Maureen Keane provide easy-to-make recipes for a wide variety of juiced drinks which may help certain health conditions. The recipes are categorized alphabetically, according to the problems they may address. Included are recipes for cleansing the body generally and treating specific complaints ranging from chronic fatigue syndrome to acne. A Publishers Weekly reviewer commented that while some readers will undoubtedly dismiss juicing as just another fad, others will "find the volume fascinating, and well worth the investment in a juicer and organic produce." In The Ultimate Smoothie Book, Calbom focuses on concoctions of juice, yogurt, and other ingredients that can make a full meal in a glass. "This volume may be slim, but it packs a lot of information," noted Michael Hastings in Winston-Salem Journal.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Express (London, England), April 16, 2002, Sophie Tweedale, "The Juice Lady," p. 29.

Publishers Weekly, January 20, 1992, review of Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing, p. 62.

Rocky Mountain News, December 20, 1999, Kim Folstad, "Murders Gave Birth to Advocacy," p. 6A.

Winston-Salem Journal, August 29, 2001, Michael Hastings, review of The Ultimate Smoothie Book, p. E2.

ONLINE

Cherie Calbom Home Page, http://www.juicinginfo.com (August 30, 2004).

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