Hello there! My name is Syl Christensen. I was born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and now I live in the amazing city of Tampa, Florida. I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I attended the University of South Florida and graduated from Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Business Management. For health coaching, I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition located in New York, NY.
I am blessed to be a smitten wife and bonus-mom of three wonderful kids. I also am the mother of the cutest Goldendoodle in the world. Ask me about him sometime, he is just perfection!
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved helping others. I used to line my stuffed animals up and I would pretend that I was their nurse. I thought about becoming a nurse back then but I never liked the sight of blood :) Remember that movie, Patch Adams? That is my favorite movie of all time. I've watched it at least a hundred times. Patch wanted to help people. He wanted to truly listen and help heal without necessarily having to prescribe pharmaceutical medicines. He wanted to help by being a friend, creating laughter, and by showing people hope. Well, Patch and I have many similarities. The holistic approach to healing is what I am all about. It's amazing what real food can do for our body.
I have gone through quite the health journey. In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with anxiety and high blood pressure. I was instantly put on four medications. All of my adult life, I also suffered from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I often had painful large cysts and non-stop cycle issues. Then to top it all off, I also had daily issues from IBS-D. Life was rough.
Let's fast forward to today, 16 years later, I am now on zero medications. I have been able to overcome high blood pressure, while also controlling my anxiety, IBS-D, and PCOS. Guess how? Reducing sugar, carbs, eating real food and by keeping a balanced lifestyle. I will note that the high blood pressure was hereditary so that means I had to work twice as hard to combat it. It's an amazing accomplishment of mine to live symptom free now!
Needless to say, I have a burning passion to help others find healing too. It's incredible what the body can achieve when goals are set and real food is enjoyed. I can't wait to discuss those goals with you and help you get to where you deserve to be. I'll be cheering you on all along the way.
Please message me today and let's chat! I can't wait to meet you.