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Cheryl Penna Functiona Medicine Practitioner urban sense wellness clinic

Cheryl Penna – Functional Medicine Practitioner

The Optimal Fat Loss Program


The Optimal Fat Loss Program was developed by Cheryl Penna and initially began as an in clinic weight loss program for Cheryl's patients at the urban sense wellness clinic in Melbourne.


Today it is available for purchase online for patients who are unable to attend the clinic in person and wish to undertake the program themselves.


Cheryl is a well known Naturopath and Functional Medicine Practitioner who established the urban sense wellness clinic in 1998.


Today, urban sense is a busy multidisciplinary wellness clinic with a loyal client following and a reputation for providing high quality advice and service to its patients.

Cheryl’s Qualifications


Cheryl is a qualified and professionally registered practitioner holding the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy SSNT Melbourne

  • Certificate of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine – Australian College Nutritional & Environmental Medicine ACNEM

  • Certification A5M Anti-ageing Medicine

  • Certificate of Natural Fertility

  • Diploma of Aromatherapy & Regenerative Skincare

  • Diploma of Ayurvedic Medicine

  • Accredited Gene Profiling Practitioner


Cheryl is a member of the following Associations:

  • National Herbalist Association Australia (NHAA)

  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

  • Associate member of ACNEM

  • A5M Anti-ageing Association Australia & A4M International Association

  • IFM (Institute Functional Medicine)

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