Heather Sutton

Director of Nutrition / Integrative Health Coach

My name is Heather Sutton and I am the Director of FoodFit and a Certified Health Coach in Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. I "have" been a stay at home mom to 3 beautiful girls for the last 14 years along with being a wife to amazing man who supports me unbelievably. My passion for health and nutrition started when I had to be my own advocate, because at the age of 34 I was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive ductal breast cancer and had bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy. Doctors could never tell me why I had cancer or where it came from. It didn't run in my family. This is where my journey began. I wanted to know the "WHYS" of my cancer. I had to figure this out on my own. Why did I have cancer? How did I get it? Could my decisions as a kid affect my health as an adult? After years of research because my cancer was not genetic, helped me realize that my lifestyle and how I had fed and treated my body over the years had sparked my cancer cells. I became very aware of nutrition and disease and have a passion for helping others to prevent what I went through from happening to them. I have been helping people for years change their lifestyles and educating them on the things we put in our bodies and how our bodies really work. It was becoming a little side business if you will. I realized this was a huge need for our community. I contacted my good friend Erica, the co-owner of Get Fit with this idea called FoodFit and she also saw a need, not only within the walls of Get Fit but beyond. I know without a shadow of doubt that I went through cancer to help people, had I not gone through the journey God has given me I would never have known how one can go from processed food to real food, or how one person can lose weight or gain weight, or how emotions trigger food, or what it feels like to be addicted to sugar and on and on. I understand, I know what it “feels” like and I also know what it feels like to be hit with a disease that could have been prevented! I continue to research and further my education in Nutrition and Health and Wellness.
Outside of Get Fit you will find me with my hubby and 3 girls vacationing or supporting their sports schedules or with my head in a book because I am always eager to learn more!