National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor
Certified Gluten-free Practitioner
Licensed Brain Health Trainer
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
International Association of Health Coaches
National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches of FL
Wellness Council of Tampa Bay
Hello! My name is Karen DiBrango. I am a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor, Certified Gluten-free Practitioner, and a Licensed Brain Health Trainer. I provide individual and group health coaching services, as well as workshops, seminars, public speaking, and written content. I work closely with a team of clinical experts to aid clients in wellness testing and supplementation, as needed. As an Allied Health Practitioner, I work with my clients, and in collaboration with their medical team, to support the transformation of health and wellness. With a lifestyle medicine approach, I guide clients to develop sustainable healthy habits like lowering inflammation, reducing stress in the mind and on the body, addressing sleep hygiene and physical activity, and increasing positive social connections. I relate to my clients with prescribed dietary restrictions, like going gluten-free, as I have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and have been gluten-free for over 15 years! Many clients find my Gluten-Freedom coaching program the jump start they need to be successful with this new lifestyle! I relate to those with chronic illness as I had to learn "I am NOT my diagnosis" and I had to rediscover ways to optimally support my health and well-being while coexisting with autoimmune diseases. Through a comprehensive functional nutrition and lifestyle medicine approach, I have put my issues into remission! I believe with the proper physical/mental support and determination, you have the power to reclaim your health. It would be my honor to guide you on your journey to wellness.
How I Got Started...
I have suffered most of my life with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, Fibromyalgia, allergies, and Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity. The problem is, none of those things were diagnosed until I was in my late 30’s – early 40’s. I had grown frustrated with diagnosis = prescription style of medicine. With each new diagnosis came more prescriptions and no clear path toward healing. So, I studied Integrative Nutrition, Functional Nutrition, the full-body systems, autoimmune health, and gluten’s effects on our bodies. I got certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Functional Nutrition Counselor, a Gluten-free Practitioner, studied Lifestyle Medicine: Food as Medicine, and finally became a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I put all of my knowledge to the test and I worked hard to reverse my need for so many pharmaceuticals and to eliminate some of my issues. I no longer have Fibromyalgia. I have reversed many food sensitivities, eliminated brain fog and increased my energy. I have optimized my digestion and healed my leaky gut! Now, in my 50's, I have come full circle and support medical professionals with their patients and patients with their wellness goals. Let me help you bridge the gap between healthcare and wellness!
As your coach, it is my goal to respectfully listen to you, share resources, guide you through the confusing world of wellness, aid you in establishing health and wellness goals, assist you in discovering hidden symptoms, educate you on how your health issues arose, and hold the sacred space necessary to allow you to transform your health while holding you accountable. I will accompany you on your journey to wellness with a personalized and comprehensive approach to care that is sure to get you feeling better and in control of your health!
I am excited to work with motivated clients, like you, wanting to take CONTROL of their health. Together, we will explore things like unexplained food sensitivities, brain fog, bloating, joint pain, gut health, brain health, and the body's relationship/immune response to gluten. I will guide you on your journey to discover the root cause of your symptoms.
Newly diagnosed with gut dysbiosis or a gluten-related disorder? I will assist you with a total gut restoration plan where we will work to restore gut integrity and elevate optimal health through a 100% Gluten-free Lifestyle - a true TRANSFORMATION - not a diet. Reach out to me for a complimentary consultation and let's discover if coaching is right for you! Call today, 813-545-3131, you have a life to live to its fullest! I am looking forward to helping you feel better than you have in a long time.
I am not a medical practitioner trained to diagnose or treat disease states. As an Allied Health Professional, I partner with you to improve your lifestyle choices, co-create an optimum healthy mindset, and encourage you to take control of your health while becoming your own health advocate. I can also partner with your medical team for collaborative care.