Meet Candice

Meet Candice Trinklein Andrus, Nutritional Therapist and Doctor of Naturopathy Candidate. Candice holds a B.A. in English and Technical Writing.  After overcoming chronic health problems through nutrition, yoga, and lifestyle changes, she decided to pursue a career that would allow her to share her passion for healthy living with others.  Candice became a Certified Health Coach, Nutritional Therapist, and Yoga Teacher.  She has obtained her 200- hour RYT in Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy, as well as certification as a Yin Yoga Teacher and Standup Paddle Yoga Teacher. In addition to her Health Coaching and Yoga Certification, Candice is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and health consultant here at Sarasota Integrative Health.

 

When Candice is not coaching people on nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness, she is teaching yoga to athletes at IMG Academy and conducting hot yoga classes at Body Heat in Sarasota.

Story

Fifteen years ago, my diet consisted of brownies and milk for breakfast, a fast food burger for lunch, chips and dip for dinner, and maybe a couple bowls of ice cream before bed.  I rarely ate anything resembling a vegetable or fruit, and I never exercised.  I had sinus infections and took antibiotics several times a year, but I never considered my diet or lifestyle a culprit.  Little did I know I was undermining my health with the choices I made every day.  It took becoming seriously ill with my second bout of mono and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia for me to take an interest in nutrition and become aware of what I put into my body.  I recognized that eating and drinking to soothe my pain was not serving my highest good and made me feel disgusting.

 

I started making small changes in my diet, and I was so motivated by the great results that I began reading everything I could find on holistic health, nutrition, and alternative medicine.  I dove deeper into my continuing education on nutrition and became very strict with my lifestyle and eating habits.  In a matter of months, I began to recover from all the pain, fatigue, and depression that I had been living with.  I decided to follow my heart and pursue a career that would allow me to use my passion for the holistic lifestyle to educate, empower, and inspire others.

Health Philosophy

Health isn’t a matter of luck, but is gained through the choices we make about what we eat, how much we move, and even how we think.  As more and more people begin to realize that they have the power to change their lives, the field of natural healthcare will continue to grow.  My approach to getting healthy centers around listening to your body, trusting your gut/intuition, and not going to extremes in any area. There is no one “right” food, diet, or exercise plan for everyone.  The key is to listen your own body and heart to find out what lights you up, what foods make you feel your best, and which types of exercise give you energy.  When we learn to love and trust ourselves, we can’t help but live a happy, healthy, fulfilled life.  If I was able to transform a life of pain, illness, fatigue, and depression to one of wellness, abundant energy, and passion for life, so can you.