VIRTUAL — Reframing Nutrition | Part 4: Wired and Tired
Reframing Nutrition | Part 4: Wired and Tired - The Stress, Sleep, and Cortisol Connection with Tina Sprinkle
We need sleep to rest and renew. In fact, our survival depends on our ability to sleep.Accumulating evidence also suggests that even short-term, partial sleep deprivation could pave the way for weight gain and other negative metabolic consequences.
More than 28 percent of adults in the U.S. report that they get less than six hours of sleep a night, with this cumulative deprivation becoming more common in the past three decades. This may be contributing to the fact that 35% of U.S. adults are currently obese.
Cortisol, a stress hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, has a powerful influence on sleep and waking in the human body. Cortisol performs many essential functions including regulating blood sugar, insulin, blood pressure, fat storage, and sleep quality. That’s why it’s critical we learn to keep our cortisol in balance. In this workshop we’ll explore how our food selection, meal timing, circadian rhythms, and stress impact our cortisol and strategies to help manage our levels for improved sleep, less stress, better sleep, focus, and energy.
4-PART SERIES | REFRAMING NUTRITION: A FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO FOOD, PHYSIOLOGY, AND IMPROVED METABOLIC HEALTH.
Only 12% of Americans have optimal metabolic health which means the other 88% of us are suffering from some type of metabolic dysfunction. This may present itself as stubborn weight gain, belly fat, brain fog, disordered sleep, and increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, autoimmunity, Alzheimer’s and more.
The good news is you have the power to interrupt and reverse metabolic dysfunction via nutrition and lifestyle intervention, even if you’ve been unsuccessful in the past.
This four-part series will help you:
Understand that body function is a series of biochemical processes independent of will power, commitment, or failure.
Utilize nutrition as a powerful ally to move beyond a toxic “diet” mindset for greater health, empowerment, and healing.
Discover and support your body’s unique nutritional and physiological needs to optimize your innate potential for health and healing.
Learn to think functionally about our health- to focus on the root cause of our symptoms and not just the symptoms themselves.
For more information on each module and to register click on the links below:
Tina Sprinklehas been a leader in the health and wellness field for forty years, opening her first business, The Sweat Shop, in the mid-eighties. Building on her passion for movement and fitness, Tina went on to get certifications in Group Exercise, STOTT PILATES, Anti-Gravity Fitness Training, and Functional Nutrition.
Tina is currently pursuing a two-year certification at the Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology as she understands the challenge hormones present in finding lasting health and balance.
In addition to collaborating with clients one on one, Tina offers online nutrition courses, small group coaching, and wellness adventure retreats in the United States and abroad