Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS

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Nutritionist and Wellness Coach Elizabeth “Lizzy” Sands completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with an Emphasis on Wellness, as well as her Master of Science in Nutrition, at Texas Woman’s University. An interest in functional medicine led her to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), the gold standard credential for advanced nutrition professionals. Her supervised practice for this certification was conducted at The Wellness Institute of Dallas. Lizzy became incredibly passionate about quality nutrition because of the transformative impact it had on her personal wellbeing. She believes in the resilient nature of the human body, and has witnessed firsthand how positive modifications to diet, exercise, and stress level can lead anyone to become the best version of their self. This became especially apparent to her over years of working with patients from all walks of life, as well as during the time she developed and led ‘Wellness Workshops’ for the Austin Street Center, a local homeless shelter in Dallas, TX. Lizzy currently specializes in general health and wellness, autoimmune disorders, disease states, special diets and all phases of pregnancy nutrition. In her free time, Lizzy loves to peruse farmers markets, play in the kitchen, and research new foods and wellness trends. In addition to yoga, pilates, barre and spin, she enjoys long walks in nature and is always up for an adventure.
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Top 5 Lifestyle Changes for Staying Healthy

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Sep 3, 2019 5:33:03 PM

Is there really a need to change your lifestyle when you already eat healthy foods and exercise regularly? Truth be told, living a healthy life goes beyond diet and exercise. You'll likely be surprised at how little tweaks in your lifestyle can improve your overall health.

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Topics: lifestyle, healthy living, health

Creating Healthy Lifestyle Habits in Your Daily Routine

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Aug 13, 2019 6:35:03 PM

Most people dream of leading a healthy lifestyle and being fit, active, and free of health ailments. They want to be as healthy as possible, and while they may have some idea of how to make that happen, they aren’t sure of how to implement this knowledge within their daily routine.

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Topics: lifestyle, healthy living, health

How to Start A Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 26, 2019 5:49:00 PM

Do you know that neglecting your health will often lead to illness that could otherwise be avoided? Getting motivated to start a healthy lifestyle isn't the hard part, but building and maintaining a healthy routine requires you to be consistent. Spoiler: it's worth it! Leading a healthy lifestyle can increase your productivity and make you feel at ease with your body. Learn how in our latest blog!

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Topics: lifestyle, healthy living, health

5 Main Advantages of Concierge Medicine

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 19, 2019 5:47:23 PM

Ever feel like your doctor doesn’t spend enough time with you to know what exactly your problem is? Most physicians currently try to see as many patients as they can in a day, which can lead to some severe issues. A doctor who spends less than 10 minutes with you will not have the best idea of what is going on with your health. There is a better way to get the type of healthcare you need and deserve, and it is known as Concierge Medicine. 

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Topics: prevention, concierge medicine, health

Our Top 5 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 2, 2019 7:28:58 PM

It can feel like there's a constant battle to improve our habits and lead a healthier life. Yet no matter how hard some of us may try, we just can’t seem to stick to the strict rules that are apparently tied to building a healthy lifestyle. At Pravan Clinic in Puerto Rico we work every day to help improve the quality of life of hundreds of patients who have decided to join our membership program and live healthier lifestyles. Below are our top 5 healthy lifestyle tips, and surprisingly, some of them are extremely simple to commit to. 

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Topics: lifestyle, healthy living, health

How Does Corporate Wellness Influence Productivity?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 14, 2019 9:46:19 AM

These days more and more corporations are searching for ways to help get the team motivated. One way that's picking up traction and getting attention is corporate wellness. While this isn’t necessarily a new concept, it's becoming more and more popular for companies and corporations to take advantage of. So, what does corporate wellness involve, and can it really influence productivity?

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Topics: concierge, corporate wellness, corporate medical clinic

How Coordinated Care Can Save Your Life

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 5, 2019 6:48:10 PM

Puerto Rico's healthcare system has fallen behind. If there is one thing in this world that is priceless, it's your health. As technologies and knowledge evolve, so does the practice of healthcare. Each and every person is different, and although one may seemingly experience the same thing as another person, their needs can be vastly different depending on their situation and support network. This is when coordinated care comes into play.

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Topics: prevention, diagnosis, care coordination, concierge, quality time

Concierge Doctors Who Work For You

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on May 17, 2019 2:20:18 PM

You awake suddenly with sharp abdominal pains. You've been experiencing digestive issues recently, but nothing you've lost sleep over, and nothing as intense as this. You start to think the worst, and a Google search of your symptoms does nothing to calm your fears. Then you remember you'll be traveling in a few days, and realize you'll need to sort this out ASAP. The thought of an ER visit even crosses your mind, but you know this may mean several hours of waiting time, not to mention an unreasonable hospital bill. You hate the idea of this, but you're feeling pretty desperate at this point...

Pravan Clinic is here to change this scenario. Our modern medical practice delivers quick access to Concierge Doctors and personalized health care around the clock. Our HIPAA compliant mobile app and state-of-the-art medical clinic are backed by the level of medical professionals and customer service you deserve. In short, we're here to flip the switch on your previous patient experiences.

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Topics: prevention, diagnosis, care coordination, concierge, quality time

Empowering Women Towards Better Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Mar 15, 2019 7:33:09 PM

We've noticed that many of our patients don't make it to their annual gynecologist visit, even when they clearly recognize the importance of this appointment. An annual gynecological exam is a fundamental part of preventive medical care for women, and is critical for identifying any risk factors for disease (cancers, in particular) as well as detecting any existing medical issues. This is an appointment to make, not miss!

Having said this, we understand why it happens. When you're busy balancing work, family, or just life in general, it's very hard to consciously commit to spending hours or more waiting to see a physician, which is typically the case in Puerto Rico. We know you’ve got a lot going on, and the last thing we want is for your hectic schedule to prevent you from taking care of yourself.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, concierge, health, proactive health, early detection

Five Ways to Show Your Heart Some ❤️ This Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Feb 10, 2019 6:28:46 PM

 

As your trusted partner in health and wellness, we’ve decided to flip the script this Valentine’s Day. Don’t get us wrong, we love love, but since it’s American Heart Month we figured we’d take this opportunity to talk about the heart from a different perspective. While we often hear about what not to do when it comes to heart health, we are here today to focus on five things you can do to show your heart some love!

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Topics: health tips, wellness, healthy living, health, proactive health

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