Terri's Story

I used to be a busy career woman, managing my business consulting practice working with large, corporate clients. I did not turn down work and I pushed myself to meet all demands, including unrealistic expectations. This, together with relationship stress, took a silent toll on my health until it erupted and forced me to stop. The eruption was in the form of autoimmune disease manifesting itself. My form is rare and it was debilitating. I was forced to retire.

Retirement allowed me to take care of myself and eventually to reassess the rest of my life. I decided that I would not be defined by my disease. I am much more than my disease. After a particularly unusual disease experience resulting in another hospital stay, I determined that I needed to do everything within my control to help myself. Soon after, I discovered and implemented the autoimmune paleo elimination protocol (AIP) as well as other lifestyle factor changes that all significantly contributed to my restoration.

I came out of retirement and launched Inspired Wellness so that I can help you find the same path. Inspired Wellness is aptly named because it is inspired by God as He led me on my healing journey.  I want to share the methodology with you and help you to implement it and begin your journey back to renewed vigor and vitality. It’s not an easy or fast process. It takes determination and dedication to the plan. The process is so much easier when you have support and guidance and I want to be that support for you because I get it! I have great empathy and total understanding of your autoimmune journey. I have achieved great success with clients to date. What I’ve done to help myself and help others is life changing!

From former 4x Ironman Triathlete and marathon competitor to sick and disabled with occasional hospital stays and regular outpatient infusions…

Through applying the 9 Pillars of Health to her own life,
Terri found her path of healing, return of energy and zest for life!

She currently enjoys everything outdoor including camping with her 6 grandchildren and took up backpacking!

Inspired Wellness featured on Podcast

Listen to Terri Alvarado discuss autoimmune nutrition and the power of a healing mindset on the Phoenix Helix podcast.


National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Certified Nutrition Coach

Master Health Coach

Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach

Certified Yoga Instructor

Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist

GGS-1 is the world’s first interdisciplinary, evidence-based, body positive, women-specific certification for health and fitness professionals.

ISSA Certified

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specialist in Exercise Therapy
  • Specialist in Senior Fitness
  • Specialist in Strength and Conditioning
  • Specialist in Bodybuilding
  • Certified Nutritionist
  • Transformation Specialist
  • Introduction to Yoga
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification