Welcome to The Rebel Health Tribe Podcast – Episode 25: Sara Gustafson, It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn. Michael and Joe will be joined by Sara as they go deep in this epic and emotional podcast. Sara will share the evolution of her life that led her to where she is today from the realm of politics, to venture capitalism, to law enforcement, and now holistic health. Her struggles with health most of her life have guided, taught, and prepared her for being able to help others, starting from anywhere, gain tremendous vitality! Michael, Joe, and Sara reveal the transformations they went through in the process of improving life and how true it is that so many people don’t realize how bad they have felt for so long, until they finally experience what it is like to feel good. We even get a slight look into the diet recommendations for football players in Texas and how Michael is basically a cop. Then Sara gives us some explosive downloads on mind – body correlation and how to overcome and progress from obstacles in life. Gear up for a roller coaster of emotions as you re-evaluate your own view of life and join us for this tale of superhuman resilience!
Sara Gustafson CHN, CEC, HLC III
Sara Gustafson is a CHEK certified exercise coach, holistic nutritionist, and spiritual counselor in whole body integrative wellness with over a decade of experience in research and clinical application. She holds advanced certifications through the International Sports Science Association, Penn Foster and the CHEK Institute, having completed custom design courses in sport-specific conditioning, fitness and structural assessments, scientific core conditioning, back training and program design for individual body composition and strength training.
She uses her knowledge of body mechanics to integrate a unique style of coaching that is rarely found under one umbrella. She specializes in the metaphysical correlations with physical symptoms, health and athletic ability as well as the sociocultural influences on lifestyle habits and choices. She applies the science of mindfulness to access values and determine specific, attainable goals through a comprehensive system of questionnaires, health assessments, and 1-1 counseling.
Sara is also the former Operations Director for Paleo f(x), the largest Paleo conference in the world. You can also see more of Sara’s content in Paleo Magazine, and Paleo Movement Magazine. She is the nutritional consultant and blogger for Paleo on the Go, as well as an expert educator, and guest health coach for the Rebel Health Tribe & Primal 90.
Michael Roesslein, MS, FDN, HLC
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Michael holds a Masters Degree (MS) in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
He founded Natural Evolution Holistic Health in 2009, and co-founded Rebel Health Tribe in 2014.
Michael brings plenty of real-life experience into his practice and work, having faced his own internal struggles and health issues over the last decade.
Joe Rignola, FDN, HHP
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Joe is the author of the best-selling books The Definitive Way to Go Gluten Free and Sow: Planting the Seeds for Health, Well-Being, and a Superhero Life. He has also hosted several successful online-based events, such as the Primal Cooking Workshop!
Joe battled personal health challenges for much of his life; challenges that included severe digestive issues, blood sugar problems, and depression. This led him to seek standard medications for these ailments, which brought along debilitating side affects, and forced him to seek alternative means for his health.
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