Taylor Dukes is an Austin, Texas native currently living in the Fort Worth area with her husband Ryan and their two sons. Taylor has her own private practice where she sees patients, and created + runs a comprehensive health reset program called Get Your Gut Right.
Taylor attended traditional nursing school at Texas Christian University, go frogs! After TCU, she went on medical missions trips overseas and then took a job in a Level 1 Trauma Intensive Care Unit. She loved the fast-paced environment and adrenaline surges that came with it.
However, her body didn’t.
Taylor became mysteriously sick with seemingly unrelated symptoms that wouldn’t go away.
This began a year of procedures, medications and tests, but with no answers and no improvement. It was then that Taylor reluctantly agreed to meet with a functional medicine provider.
Her health – and life – were forever changed.
This began her passion for functional medicine and an alternative approach to healthcare. In 2013, Taylor made a career pivot into the field of functional medicine.
She had the opportunity to work as a nurse for Dr. Amy Myers, two-time New York Times best-selling author and MD from 2014-2017.
She has helped other world renown practitioners start and run their own functional medicine practices. Eventually, Taylor decided to open up her own practice. Her education and experiences equipped her with extensive knowledge in health, nutrition, genetics, lifestyle and personalized protocols.
Fast forward to September 2022, Taylor’s world was turned upside down when she was given the diagnosis of a brain tumor.
She was gifted a full body preventative scan. She had no symptoms, thankfully and was able to shrink the tumor in half before surgery using her lifestyle and integrative treatments. On February 1, 2023, she underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor.
She is currently cancer-free and continues to be on a journey to complete healing using an integrative oncology approach.
Through it all, Taylor’s passion for supporting others in their own journey to optimal health and wellness has not waned. She loves to educate, equip and empower others through her blog, Instagram and Get Your Gut Right program.