Liz Schau is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, as well as a member of the International Association for Health Coaches and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a degree in Writing and Education.
In 2007, Liz was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an “incurable” autoimmune thyroid disease, where the immune system goes rogue and attacks the thyroid causing hypothyroidism. The symptoms were painful enough that she decided to do something. Out of pain and necessity, she immersed herself in research about natural health and nutrition. Soon, Liz uncovered age-old, forgotten dietary traditions that revolutionized her health.
Years later, with lots of time, education, and hard work, Liz’s Hashimoto’s was in total un-medicated remission. Her doctor weaned her off of thyroid medication, her lab work stayed within range, and her symptoms resolved themselves. Suddenly, she had a message to share. Liz went back to school and earned a certification in Holistic Health Coaching from IIN. She learned from famous doctors like Dr. Hyman, Dr. Weil, Dr. Sears and other author/researchers like Sally Fallon and Marion Nestle who were revolutionizing the way people felt, all with diet.
Liz opened her health coaching practice, Liz Schau, Holistic Health in 2011 and has been working with women and men with thyroid disease, autoimmune and other immune-mediated diseases, allergies, digestive illnesses, Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue ever since.
Liz is the former Wellness Coach for Amy Myers, M.D. and has been trained in Dr. Myers’ optimal range lab work interpretation, as well as Functional Medicine diet and supplement protocols.
Liz enjoys making and teaching other about fermented foods like kombucha, cultured vegetables, and sourdough bread. She teaches local classes, sells cultures, and she has helped the San Antonio-based company Juicer Heroes develop a line of kombuchas for their stores.
She is also a mom and is passionate about raising healthy, natural babies who can avoid the illness(es) that once plagued her and her family. Liz gave birth to her daughter Olive at home in October 2012 after an epic four day labor! She likes to raise loving awareness around natural birth and breastfeeding options for all women.