Sherry Fry started dreaming about opening a storefront 13 years ago upon founding the Live Bread Shoppe.
Feb. 6, that dream became a reality when Fry opened Common Sense Nutritional Therapy in the offices at Matriotti Creek, 261043 Highway 101 West, suite E.
The road to achieving her dream was bumpy, Fry said, admitting to seven failed attempts at opening a downtown shop.
Failed leases, too expensive rent, inappropriate buildings ... Fry had just about given up on the idea of opening a store when suddenly the puzzle pieces fell into place.
"I left my church on a Sunday morning and was driving home when I was prompted to look for a place to rent again," Fry said.
"A series of events led me to this building, and all the details panned out."
Fry signed lease papers one week after her first conversation with the landlord and started moving in the next day.
A grand opening celebration is set for March 7.
After her last failed attempt at opening a downtown storefront, Fry went back to school to become a nutritional therapist.
"It's our conviction that the myriad of health problems that plague modern society result from weaknesses in the body's physiological foundations as a result of poor nutrition," Fry said.
In June 2007, Fry graduated with her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification. By August 2007 she was practicing out of her home.
"School was the frosting on the cake and gave the things I was already telling people credentials," Fry said.
"For example, enriched products have synthetic vitamins that create toxic burdens in the body and can have a lot of consequences for the next generation, like sterility."
Products baked and sold through the Live Bread Shoppe and Common Sense Nutritional Therapy storefront, however, don't contain any enriched or synthetic products, Fry said.
Although Common Sense Nutritional Therapy sells some frozen products, the focus is on nutritional education. Services include:
_ Nutritional classes
_ Bread-making classes
_ Cooking classes
_ Grocery tours, in which clients are accompanied to the grocery store and taught how to properly read labels and purchase healthy products
_ Individual consultations in which clients are evaluated and given packages with recommendations, functional exams to determine personal deficiencies, and long-term diet and supplement therapy.
The Live Bread Shoppe is still a fully functioning online store. What started with just one oven in the house now consists of a commercial kitchen with six
ovens just to keep up with orders. Cookies are made in batches of 1,500.
Live bread, cookies and muffins are not actually alive - the flour is just processed differently.
Most baked goods are made with old flour that is stripped of its nutrients, but Live products are made with whole grains ground fresh on site right before each handmade batch.
Eat nutritionally and live healthy
Common Sense Nutritional Therapy is open for business 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by appointment.
A calendar of upcoming events is available online at CSNtherapy.com. A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, March 7.
For more information, call 683-2756 or 877-833-2756.
Ashley Miller can be reached at ashleyo@sequim gazette.com.
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