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 Benefits of Concierge Medicine for Business People

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Feb 18, 2020 11:49:39 AM

There's a reason it's called "business." People in the business world are busy. There’s always another meeting to rush to, a conference to attend, a phone call to make, an email to return… you get the idea.

Success in business depends on a person being mentally and physically fit, and it's often a challenge to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Whether you’re a small business owner, CEO, manager, or in sales, it's impossible to give your top performance if you’re not feeling your best.

This where concierge care comes in, and why Pravan Health is such a great option for business people in Puerto Rico.

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Topics: wellness, corporate wellness, act 20, stress

3 Steps to Take Your Health and Wellness to the Next Level in 2020

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 31, 2019 11:28:12 AM

Did you know that over 90% of New Year’s resolutions are never kept? It likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but since hindsight is 20/20 (couldn’t help a 2020 reference!), we’re here to help you come out on the right side, statistically speaking, this year!

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Topics: wellness, concierge, health, holidays

Self-Care Support to Help You Survive the Holiday Season

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 20, 2019 1:43:09 PM

 

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Topics: wellness, healthy living, concierge medicine

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

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