Why work with me? I help people get healthy
And if you’re like 117 million other American adults, you probably need better health.
If you are eating the standard American diet and are in denial about what it is doing to you, consider the following statistics:
- Six out of ten of us have a chronic disease, four out of ten of us have multiple diseases, and 75% of us are overweight.
- According to the CDC, 72% of men and 63% percent of women are currently overweight or obese. But that number is expected to rise to 83% for men and 72% percent for women in 2020.
- Not by coincidence, there’s also been a significant increase in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and metabolic syndrome.
- Thirty-eight million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2020, and over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
- Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
- 75% of health care dollars in the U.S. are spent treating preventable chronic diseases.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I’m not that bad. And I’m not sick.” And perhaps, you’re right, for now.
- Maybe you’re not carrying a few stubborn extra pounds, vacillating between being wired to tired, suffering mood swings, poor sleep, cravings, or hormone dysfunction.
- Maybe you are exercising regularly, doing a variety of cardio, resistance, and range of motion exercises each week.
- Perhaps you’re even carving out time for a regular meditation practice, journaling, or time in nature.
If you’re anything like me, (and apparently 75% of other Americans), you’re probably not. You’re struggling with consistency, eating, quality food, exercise, and managing the stressful demands of life.
As an experienced health coach who views nutrition from a functional lens, I understand how frustrating it can be to feel you’re making healthy choices but still losing sleep, gaining weight, and feeling exhausted too much of the time.
You’re not alone. More of us feel frustrated than satisfied with our health, bodies, energy, and focus.
We live in a culture focused on results, the quick fix, and the answer in the form of a cure. The problem isn’t just our symptoms, it’s what’s causing our symptoms. In functional medicine, they call this the root cause.
Treating the symptoms can work for a while, but treating the cause works better.
When I started having digestion problems, my doctor prescribed antacid medication. When I got food poisoning on a trip to Mexico, I took antibiotics. My stomach hurt and I started putting on weight around my middle. I took pre-biotics, probiotics, and switched to a plant-based diet, but the increase in fiber and “friendly” bacteria only made me feel worse- a whole lot worse.
I went to the hospital and got an upper endoscopy- the results showed I had inflammation! I already knew this! It wasn’t until I saw a Naturopath, who also takes a functional approach to healing that I got help.
I had SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), which is when bacteria (even the “good guys”) are in the wrong place and wreak all kinds of havoc.
My brain fog, anxiety, and general discomfort were all caused by this leak in my gut. And it’s not uncommon.
The treatment was not a quick fix, nor particularly welcome, but now I know what I have to do to heal my gut, my metabolism, and create the quality of life I want.
The important lesson I learned was that one size does not fit all. We’re all unique bio-chemical beings and we need help deciphering what works to support our chemistry.
What works for one client, doesn’t necessarily work for the next. My husband can eat gluten, dairy, and legumes, but I can’t. Your friend thrived on a Keto diet, but you gained weight. Your sister looks AMAZING since she started eating Paleo, but you can’t digest the protein.
We’re all different. And we all need to be seen that way.
My experience not only changed the way I looked at my own health but how I could better serve the people I help. I enrolled in the School of Functional Alliance Nutrition, and am learning about the symbiotic relationship between food and physiology.
Food is the foundation of our healing
And that’s good news because 70% of our disease and distress can be remedied by our food and lifestyle choices. Transitioning those choices does take work- and having someone to educate, support and motivate you helps. Until you take the time to decipher what your personal biochemistry is trying to tell you, you’re likely to find yourself frustrated, going in circles.
That’s where the role of a good coach comes into play.
The habits we want to develop and the ones we want to ditch are all within our control. Transformation isn’t easy, but neither is choosing to feel sick, tired, anxious, and heavy.
With the right support and system, resources, and innovation, you can learn to make changes to improve the quality and enjoyment of your life.
My name is Tina Sprinkle and I’m here to serve as your coach, mentor, and partner in health.
Let me share my thirty-five plus years of teaching, training and inspiring people to create better habits for better health.
You can create the change you want.
It takes commitment and a willingness to work in partnership with an advocate for your healing.
Healing is possible. I know, because I am doing it. And it’s working.
Are you ready to get to the bottom of what’s making you feel bad?
Are you ready to connect the dots between your life experience, choices, and exposure to begin your healing process?