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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A healthier you!

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jan 22, 2021 5:12:45 PM

With January behind us and the rest of 2021 ahead of us, we want to remind you that it’s never too late to set an intention to better your health and wellbeing. Over the past year we’ve seen just what a difference a preventative approach to healthcare can make, and our hope is that if there’s a single takeaway from 2020 it’s that there’s no time like the present to prioritize your health.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health, new year

‘Tis the Season to Stay Safe

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Nov 20, 2020 4:44:04 PM

As the holidays approach and infection rates of COVID-19 are on the rise, we want to share some information to help you celebrate as safely as possible. The CDC shows that more than 11 million people in the U.S. have now been infected, with more than 1 million infections occurring in just one week in mid-November. This really concerns us, and our priority is keeping you and your family healthy. We hope that you’ll consider the risks when thinking about how you’ll spend time with friends and family during the holiday, as even a small gathering can carry some big risks.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health, covid-19, primary care

What is a Concierge Nutritionist?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Sep 25, 2020 3:46:54 PM

There is an overwhelming body of evidence that connects the food we eat to our overall state of health. Considering this, it's surprising that we don’t have access to basic nutrition education at an early age, since understanding what a balanced diet looks like is critical for our wellbeing.

We believe everyone should have access to a nutritionist as part of basic healthcare. That's why at Pravan Clinic all of our members have access to unlimited visits with our Concierge Nutritionist, who works in collaboration with our primary care physicians to create a personalized health optimization plan, based on your goals and any health condition(s). Our nutritionist will take the time to get to know you, and will educate you on ways to nourish your body, mind and soul.

Whether you’re in need of a total overhaul or just a little fine tuning, we have the tools and resources to see you through your journey. As your trusted advisor, our Concierge Nutritionist can help you expand your knowledge and assist you in:

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Topics: nutritionist, concierge, quality time, health

How is Pravan Clinic different?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 30, 2020 10:32:09 AM

When we started Pravan a few years ago we did so with the belief that the current healthcare system was outdated. Old medical offices with decor from the 1980s and paper files stored in physical cabinets, where you are just a “number” didn’t feel right.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 5, 2020 7:00:07 PM

How are you doing?

It’s been a rough few months, and most of us are likely some version of drained. As much as we focus on physical health at Pravan, we have always recognized the critical roles mental and emotional health play in keeping a person well.

With everything going on, we want to support you in all the ways we can. Whether through self-care support or a more hands-on approach, we want you to know that we’re here for you.

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Topics: mental health, wellness, health

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

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