Theresa Hernandez

About Theresa Hernandez

Theresa Hernandez, APN/CNP is a functional medicine Nurse Practitioner that emphasizes a healthy gut for a healthy life. She has a deep devotion to pediatric patients and young families who are looking for guidance with food allergies, autoimmune complaints and issues with detoxification. Getting each patient to recognize their health potential is always her priority.


In my experience as a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, I have observed an increase in all sorts of health concerns in recent years- especially in our children. From food allergies, gut dysfunction, immune compromise, resistant allergies, and neuro-inflammation sometimes after typical infections. As a mom of young children and a Functional Medicine Certified practitioner, [...]

By |2020-02-12T20:21:27-06:00February 12th, 2020|The LIVE IT Philosophy|1 Comment

Trick or Treat

Fall has officially arrived! The cooler weather is here and is welcomed by myself and my family! My kids now are focused on pumpkin patches, baking cookies, and getting ready for Halloween. I too have fallen into a more relaxed, comfort-food driven mode. Growing up in the Midwest, the arrival of fall meant casseroles, crockpot [...]

By |2019-10-24T23:47:55-05:00October 23rd, 2019|The LIVE IT Philosophy|0 Comments

Feed My Growing Brain

Back to school means back to the grind of figuring out what to put on the table! It needs to be healthy, well rounded, yet palatable and easy to grab and go. The fridge and pantry need to be stocked with ingredients for a quick fix breakfast, packable lunches, after school snacks, and dinner- My [...]

By |2019-09-08T23:14:00-05:00September 7th, 2019|The LIVE IT Philosophy|1 Comment

The effects of stress on your health

So many of my patients, friends, and family members are just so overwhelmed these days.  I wonder, are we actually experiencing more stress? Or are we simply becoming more aware of it? Stress, and its repercussions, play a major role in our day to day health.  Learning how to become mindful of our actions, and [...]

Why is gut health so important?

It’s been estimated that approximately 70% of Americans have some sort of digestive related symptom or disease. The digestive tract also affects health throughout the body. Our gastrointestinal tract is a highly sensitive system of organs. Even though most of us would only recognize typical IBS symptoms, many people don't realize an imbalance in the [...]