The Sakara Life Origin Story
In 2011, Sakara co-founders Danielle Dubois and Whitney Tingle let their struggles with maintaining a healthy lifestyle fuel the creation of their now widely recognized brand. While Tingle was burning the midnight oil working on Wall Street, she felt challenged to honor her body. There wasn’t a clear, no-fuss option on the market yet that supported consistently eating healthy, wholesome foods while living an every-minute-of-my-day-is-booked lifestyle. Alongside her goal of bettering what she put in her body, Tingle’s battle with chronic, cystic acne left her searching for solutions that would lead to whole-body healing on the surface, too. Meanwhile, Dubois’s personal struggles with poor body image manifested in a downward spiral of fad diets and poor nutritional habits. After committing to an extreme, 21-day water and raw food fast, Dubois landed herself in the hospital.
The duo’s collective realization of a disconnect with their bodies ignited their mission to address their own health while spearheading a larger movement that became Sakara’s core message: food is medicine. Out of their meetings with healers, functional medicine doctors, herbalists, rabbis and gastroenterologists, the dynamic duo formed a nutrition protocol for their clients, encouraging them to transform their lives through the power of food as Dubois and Tingle had done for themselves.