Hi, I’m Alison—a mom of two, cancer survivor, and a Physician Assistant turned holistic health coach!
I teach people just like you how to restore the health of your gut—which could be the missing link that’s holding you back from feeling your best—through my online gut restore program and one-on-one coaching.
How I Got Here
As a young cancer survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 20, I knew I wanted to help others. As a Physician Assistant working in oncology with my former physician who treated my cancer, I thought that was my dream job. As time went on and my kids were born, my health started to go downhill. I always thought of myself as a healthy person because I ate fairly well and exercised. I even ran marathons for goodness sake, but there was one key area that I was not aware of.
After having a panic attack while seeing a patient, I knew I needed to figure out the root cause of what the heck was going on with me. In addition to anxiety, I was having skin breakouts, digestive issues, low energy and muscle fatigue, trouble sleeping, severe allergies, recurrent sinus infections, and general unhappiness. I also was diagnosed with hashimoto’s which is an autoimmune thyroid condition. I began to learn more about the gut microbiome and how it plays a major role in our overall health, and especially our brain/mood health.
After slowly making changes to what I was eating, adding some key supplements, and making some lifestyle changes, my symptoms started to improve. Once I saw the changes in myself, I realized I needed to share this with everyone! I left oncology and worked part-time at a functional medicine practice, and I saw how much food, stress, our gut health, and toxins were making us sick. We always started with gut health, and most people got rid of the majority of their complaints!
I realized that the gut is the key to why we are getting sicker and sicker. It turned out that my anxiety and other health complaints were all related and all pointed back to an unhealthy “leaky” gut.
It was during this time that I started to look in to the IIN health coaching certification and completed the year-long program in January of 2018. I hung up my stethoscope in June of 2018 to pursue health coaching full-time so I can help women just like you overcome anxiety for good, and feel your best to live a happy healthy life.
Today I feel and look better than I have in a long time, and I love sharing how I accomplished this with women just like you.
How I Can Help You
Research shows that 90% of disease can be traced back to the gut. If you have ever struggled with gas and bloating, trouble losing weight, skin issues, mood swings or anxious feelings, brain fog, being tired more than normal, frequent infections, or just feeling “off,” then you could have an imbalance in your gut bacteria (also known as your microbiome). If you feel like you are not living your best life, then this could be your missing link!
Why I’m Qualified
Earned a BS in Nutrition from the University of Texas in Austin in 1999
Earned a MS and Physician Assistant Certification from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2003
Worked as a Physician Assistant from 2004 to 2018
Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition 2018
Founded Alisonwensrich LLC in 2018