Functional Medicine Health Coach @ Wellnessprout LLC

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2005 and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2011. Over the years, I have worked in a variety of areas including Postpartum Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care. I founded Mommy’s Angels Postpartum Care Services, LLC in 2010 and have been teaching mothers the art of breastfeeding ever since.

I lived what I thought was a healthy lifestyle and for the most part considered myself “healthy.” However, I regularly experienced different symptoms that I thought were “annoying but normal” and assumed they were “things that I just had to live with” such as debilitating pre-menstrual cramps and headaches that I managed by taking round the clock Ibuprofen. After moving to Austin, I started experiencing seasonal allergies that developed into a year-round challenge that required regular allergy medication and occasional steroid inhaler use. I also experienced extreme fatigue, which I attributed to being a working mom. When I brought these symptoms up with my doctors, I was assured that all my labs were normal and was told not to worry.

My journey into holistic health began with the devastating news of my mother’s diagnosis of endometrial cancer in 2011. I started researching ways to help her through chemo treatments. A few years later, I worked with a naturopath who helped me balance my hormones and address my gut health. After several months of working with him, I was amazed that I no longer required my regular allergy medications or Ibuprofen to manage my symptoms. I am happy to say that I have since overcome all those “annoying” issues and am living my best life!

I was so fascinated by what I learned through the years that I decided to further my education by joining The School of Applied Functional Medicine and began training to become a functional medicine health coach. I completed my studies in 2021 and have been applying the knowledge I have learned to help my clients as well as friends and families achieve great improvements in their health. I look forward to helping you on your journey to optimal health!

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Helina Teshome, RN, IBCLC. Functional Medicine Health Coach @ Wellnessprout LLC
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