Hi, I’m Heather Hanson.
I’m a Board Certified Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Health Coach in Georgetown, Texas.
I provide comprehensive health & wellness coaching to empower people like you with the knowledge you need to feel your best.
Most importantly, I want you to know I understand your struggle.
I know how frustrating it is, going from doctor to doctor, just trying to figure out why you feel so bad and how to resolve it.
Like you, I’ve struggled with a long list of unexplained symptoms: headaches, indigestion, constipation, gas, bloating, hormone imbalance, heavy periods, brain fog, anxiousness, racing heart, joint pain, weight gain…
In my mid-20s, I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and had a hysterectomy to “fix” my symptoms. But even after surgery, I struggled with abdominal pain, constipation, and bloating.
I had endless appointments with endless testing: colonoscopies, endoscopies, barium enemas, x-rays, ultrasounds…you get the picture.
In the end, it was my stubborn, redheaded nature that helped me realize I needed to be the one to find answers.
One of those answers was found in food.
For years, I was stuck in a vicious cycle of restrictive eating and binge eating. Out of desperation, I started a food elimination diet and started feeling better right away without wheat, dairy, and corn. But I “cheated” often … and every time, without fail, dairy would make my tongue, throat, and abdomen swell. Wheat would make me feel irritable and anxious with migraines, joint pain, and constipation.
After a tortuous two-week period in which I didn’t have a single bowel movement, I decided enough was enough. Cheating wasn’t worth it. I deserved better, and I needed to recommit to myself and my health.
After all, if I was not kind and loving to myself, who would be?
Giving myself permission to get well was a game-changer for my career. I had already spent years working in an internal medicine practice, so I began expanding my training and knowledge on holistic health. I implemented a 12-week Cardiometabolic Therapeutic Lifestyle program at the practice with amazing results for some patients, but others still struggled. I continued to dive deep, taking more courses and learning about digestion, genetics, hormonal imbalance, nutrient absorption, and more.
I found my calling as a Nutritional Therapist
I found my calling as a Nutritional Therapist after completing an intensive clinical training. My passion for this work is found in the satisfaction of getting at the root of my client’s symptoms to facilitate healing and regain function.
I know that everyone can feel great and live a life full of vitality, and it’s my honor to help you get there.
Ready to reclaim your wellness?
Heather’s Continuing Education
Continuing education is critical in this field. A large part of my job is keeping current with the latest advances in science, fitness, and nutritional supplementation so I can be most effective in meeting your needs. Today, I’m certified in Functional Medicine Health Coaching, Holistic Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Supplement Professional, Fitness Nutrition, GAPS (Gut and Psychology, Gut and Physiology Syndrome), Personal Training, Therapeutic Lifestyle Coaching and am also a Registered Medical Assistant.
In my spare time, I do my best to show up for myself daily by following a nutrient-dense diet, staying active, getting regular exercise, and managing stress. My husband and I moved to Georgetown, Texas in 2019, where we enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren. Relaxation time is spent glamping with friends, exploring Lake Georgetown trails, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, attending live music events, and just enjoying the outdoors.
It’s taken me until my 40s to get here, but I feel the best and most vibrant I ever have. You deserve that too.
Book your free 15-minute consultation today to get started on your plan for hope and health.
You can flourish.
- 2021: Certified Dietary Supplement Professional (CDSP)
- 2020: Finally Free Emotional Eating Workshop Instructor
- 2017: Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
- 2015: Certified Nutrition Professional
- Institute of Functional Medicine Certification classes
- Institute of Functional Medicine Health Coach-Certified
- 2015: Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
- 2013-2014: Nutritional Therapy Association – Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
- 2013: International Sports and Science Association – Certified Fitness Trainer
- 2012: International Sports and Science Association – Certified in Fitness Nutrition
- 2011 & 2013: Therapeutic Lifestyle Certification
Professional Associations include:
- American Medical Technologists (AMT),
- Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA),
- National Association of Nutrition Professionals,
- Institute Of Functional Medicine(IFM),
- International Sports Science Association (ISSA),
- Professional, Weston A. Price Foundation.
I am committed to you:
I am committed to providing my patients with safe and effective quality care using a collaborative and individualized approach to each patient’s journey toward optimal health.
I take pride in offering a genuine niche of connecting with my patients as well as dedicating time to listen to each individual’s personal story and history as this is extremely important to an accurate assessment and treatment approach.
I look forward to helping you become the best version of yourself!Heather