Meet Dr. Lauryn

Meet Dr. Lauryn
Meet Dr. Lauryn2019-08-05T01:40:05-05:00

Dr. Lauryn’s Story

From Barely Surviving to Thriving
in Life…Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Being stuck in a rut.

  • Searching for answers on Google you can’t seem to find.

  • Wanting a sense of control and self-confidence.

  • Running in to the same old habits, no matter how hard you try.

  • Never feeling good enough.


My Lightbulb Moment

Watch the story (as seen on CBS) that inspired my “lightbulb moment” to transform sickcare into healthcare (and help you take back your health too)…


It will come when you wake up & realize you can have whatever you want.

Today I help people, just like you, take back their health & feel (really) good. Inside. Out.


You don’t have to stay stuck. I believe it. Do you?

Hi, I’m Lauryn Lax, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Nutritionist, & Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. But first, I am a woman on a mission to help you to feel good. Inside and out.

Do you ever think: “If only I was ____ (thinner, leaner, healthier, prettier, more successful, etc.), then I’d be happy?” I used to think that too.

But, after spending more than 20 years in bondage to an eating disorders and over 8 chronic diseases no doctor could fix (from IBS and Colitis, to anxiety, Hashimoto’s, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Lupus, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and hypothyroidism), I finally decided, ENOUGH! I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I had to find a new way.

I did and, today, using my combined 20+ years of personal and clinical experience, I offer 1-on-1 Functional Medicine Coaching, Nutrition & Therapy, Online Programs, and Education (My Blog & Podcast) to help others, like YOU, thrive in their lives too.

Yes, I am a clinician, but I don’t treat problems. I don’t even treat symptoms. I treat people: You, the whole person. I dig deeper: looking to the roots of your struggles. I also use nutrition, lifestyle and mindset solutions first (not medicines), because that, my friend, is where true healthcare (not sick-care) begins.  

When we work together, your transformation stretches far beyond just changing your body. It changes how you think & how you feel. Inside and out. 



Who I Am:

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Belmont University)

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (Nutritional Therapy Association)

  • Functional Medicine Practitioner (Kresser Institute, IFM)

  • Functional Medicine Coach (FMCA, Kresser Institute)

  • Lifestyle Redesign Certificate (University of Southern California)

  • B.A. Journalism/Communications (University of Texas)

  • Certified Fitness Professional (ACE, CrossFit Level I)

What I do:

  • Functional Medicine

  • Nutritional Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy & Lifestyle Redesign

  • Health Coaching & Counseling

  • Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching

  • I love Monday’s & mornings. Together.
  • Tea over coffee.
  • I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • My top loves are country music, dark leafy greens & Jesus.
  • I can squat 200 pounds on a barbell.
  • Growing up, my dream was to be the “next Katie Couric” on NBC.
  • The most influential person in my life is my dad.
  • I need sunshine & fresh air…every day.


Think of it like two friends having coffee together meets life-changing results plus the best mind AND body you’ve ever had.

I work with clients both in my beautiful city—Austin, Texas—and all over the world (via Video and Phone) to stop settling and start thriving!



In Lauryn’s Latest Book Learn How To…

  • Triumph Over the Battle (with Yourself)

  • Kick Your Eating Disorder’s Butt

  • Make Peace with Food & Your Body

  • Quiet Your Inner Critic

  • Say “Yes” to Your True Purpose

  • Overcome the Giants Standing in Your Way


Dr. Lauryn’s Story

I never thought change was possible…Until it was. It is for you too.

April 2018

8 years old

Happy go lucky

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10 years old

The moment that changed everything

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11 years old


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13 years old

Middle school brace face insecurities

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15 years old


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16 years old

Sweet 16…Kind Of

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18 years old

Back to Square 1

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19 years old

Treatment AGAIN

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22 years old

Grad School Escape

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23 years old

The Day My Whole World Stood Still

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My YMCA Angels

My YMCA Angles

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12 Months in Treatment

12-Months In Treatment

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24 years old

Coming to Life

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30 years old

Body Love & Food Freedom!

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