About Abby


Hello! I’m Abby Hand, proud Owner and Health Consultant at Hand Wellness, PLLC. I’m also a Masters prepared Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach – with about a million more training programs on the brain. My number-one character strength is love of learning! I leverage this asset to help myself, my family, and my friends make informed decisions about their health and wellness. With Hand Wellness, I get to reach beyond my community to help you, your family, and your friends explore what it means to live a life bursting with health and vitality. Find your strengths at the VIA Institute.


No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” -Maimonides


Hand Wellness specializes in helping women with autoimmune disease regain their health and wellbeing. Why? Because I’ve been there! I know just how hard it is to live with an “invisible illness”.

I also know that symptom reduction, improved quality of life, and even remission, are possible through lifestyle and behavioral change. I’ve seen it, I’ve studied it, and I’ve lived it. I believe, too, that the principles I use to manage my own autoimmune disease can be applied to a huge range of chronic conditions – from diabetes to high blood pressure, Hashimoto’s, PCOS and beyond.


Philosophies

  • “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” -Maimonides
  • Chronic disease can be managed, even resolved, through diet and lifestyle
  • You cannot supplement your way out of a bad diet
  • Walking is a gateway drug to exercise
  • “Discipline equals freedom” – Jocko Willink

Qualifications

  • [2014] Registered Nurse (RN), University of Texas at Austin
  • [2015] Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus in Maternity Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
  • [2019] Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC), Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

Experience

  • Consulting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Endocrinology
  • Health Coaching
  • Functional Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Women’s Health
  • Next… Epigenetic Health Coaching!

Lasting change is hard.

You don’t have to do it alone.

Let’s build something together!

Abby and husband, Bowie, support each other in the management of their autoimmune conditions. They don’t do it alone, and you shouldn’t have to either!