it's time to Breakthrough.

let me tell ya how i did it.

my story...

My background was obtained in the traditional medical model for my undergraduate and graduate education. After I achieved my dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner, I realized that the traditional medical system is failing patients and their providers. 

I was burnt out and I was a hormonal wreck. I researched and continued my education on nourishing the mind, body, and spirit to optimize my health. As addressed my imbalances and regulated my hormones, I began to feel better than ever without any "sexy" diet or trend. I knew I needed to use my knowledge to help others.

Now, here I am, ready to help you on your journey to start thriving! 


I'm Heather.

Hey there!

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Working as a Nurse Practitioner in the traditional medical model was not fulfilling my desire to help my patients truly thrive, not just survive. Prescribing medication after medication as a bandaid to mask the symptoms of chronic disease, rather than going deeper to focus on the root cause was not ok with me. Don’t get me wrong Western medicine is extremely important and definitely has its place. But, let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture of health.

I believe people deserve to be educated on what is going on within their body and what the body is trying to tell them.  

A long and winding path of a LOT of education and experience has landed me here. Let's assess, evaluate, and create an individualized plan to implement and truly transform your life. I’m here for YOU. To help you look past any label, stigma, or expectation you have put on yourself. To help you nourish your body, mind, and spirit from the inside and out. To help you break down barriers to allow you to succeed. To help you feel educated and empowered to take control of your health and wellness.  

and then I realized...

My relationship with nutrition and health has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. For years I struggled with body image, weight, food, restrictive behaviors, excessive exercise, and emotional well-being. After I started my career in nursing, I begin to focus more on being healthy… or at least what I thought was being healthy. I fell victim to what was “popular” and promoted as healthy. Think low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, cutting out entire food groups… I did it all. 

I felt terrible. I was stressed and exhausted from living life in the fast lane, and to top it off I was under nourishing myself, even though I thought I was making healthy choices. Ultimately, my health and wellness suffered and I found myself feeling worse than ever.

My Story

When my husband and I decided we wanted to start our family. I knew something had to change. So, I put the excuses aside and started focusing on optimizing my health. This was the turning point in my life, for the first time I focused on changing how I nourished my body inside and out because I wanted to provide the best environment for our baby.

Of course, the story doesn’t end there. There are so many different trending diets out there claiming to help you feel your best… how do you know which one to pick? Most of them have restrictions as to what you can and cannot eat. I quickly realized, given my history of restrictive and obsessive behaviors, that it was a slippery slope for me. So, I researched, listened to podcasts, read blog posts, and continued my education. There is no one size fits all diet for any one. We have to discover and adapt to what works best for us given the current season of our life to support us to help transform our life.

I was burnt out...

Get  to  Know me...

1. fav Time of Day


2. workout of choice

weight training 

3. Fav Type of Pet


4. can't live without


5. travel spot

anywhere with a beach

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6. fav book

food freedoom forever

7. fav scripture

ephesians 3:14-21

8. yoga pose

savasana (duh!)

9. daily breakfast

green smoothie

10. brands i love

lululemon + nike

go back

My Timeline

where I've been


Graduated with B.S. Chemistry 


Married my best friend 


Graduated with B.S. 


New graduate nurse working in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 


Became a mom 


Graduated with M.S. in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner 


Launched Heather Paeplow Wellness, LLC 


Educating and empowering the transformation of the mind, body, and spirit


my high school sweetheart!

I'm married to


my hometown of Asheville, NC

i still live in


to an energetic little boy
& a fur baby

I am a mom  


will always be the beach!

My happy place


to know about me

Random Things

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Are you ready to optimize your health? Let's accelerate your path to feeling your best! 

Let's work together