Elizabeth Pavka - Wholistic Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant

Nutritional Counseling

 

Unhealthy life-style choices, genetics, and aging contribute to a weakening of our body’s systems. You can reverse this process by making healthier choices about the foods you eat, getting ample rest, exercising regularly, and taking good quality nutritional supplements. Small changes in lifestyle can have a huge impact on your energy level and your total state of well-being. A balanced program -- tailored for you -- assists your body’s innate healing ability.

 

The building blocks for every cell and substance in your body and brain come from what you eat and drink and breathe. Despite what the government and Food Pyramid tells us, every person is not supposed to eat the same way. Each person’s nutritional needs are unique. Some people experience better health by eating according to their blood type, while others do well on a Zone-type diet, and still others benefit from a high complex carbohydrate vegetarian meal plan. And for some, a blood test to assess specific food sensitivities can be a giant step towards determining

which foods to eliminate. By tuning in to your specific nutritional requirements you can give your body what it needs to stimulate its own innate healing response.

 

People become motivated by learning more about themselves and by feeling changes in their body. Please remember that people don’t get ill overnight, that healing takes time, and that progress is the goal.

 

I consult by appointment with individuals, couples, families, and other small groups of people in my office, as well as by phone.

 

During our time together we can work on a wide variety of concerns and health conditions.

Here is a partial list:

  1. how to eat healthier foods, create a personalized meal plan
  2. all types of intestinal and digestive conditions, constipation, diarrhea
  3. food sensitivities
  4. weight loss, weight gain, compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia
  5. skin problems, acne, eczema, psoriasis
  6. diabetes
  7. menopause and PMS
  8. focus and attention problems, ADD/ADHD
  9. children’s feeding issues
  10. arthritis
  11. osteoporosis
  12. cancer
  13. brain conditions, dementia, Alzheimer’s
  14. fertility issues, preconceptual care, and pregnancy
  15. fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
  16. candida
  17. as well as others not listed here -- please remember that every health condition has a nutritional component.

Each client receives an individualized program based on her or his unique biochemical needs, lifestyle, and current nutritional knowledge. We work together as a team to develop a program designed to optimize your health. Approaches may include: 1) creating a food plan consistent with your unique needs and lifestyle; 2) vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements; 3) self-assessments: 4) laboratory testing for GI tract function, food sensitivities, hormone levels, and others; 5) detoxification programs; and 6) referral to health care providers who provide expertise in areas such as chiropractic, massage, stress management, colonics, and others. I may refer you to your own physician for specific laboratory tests, and welcome the opportunity to work effectively as part of your health care team.

 

To schedule an appointment, contact me by phone 828-712-8938 or by e-mail drpavka@elizabethpavka.com. Once the appointment date and time is agreed upon, I will e-mail you my 4-page intake form to print out, complete, and bring to the first appointment. Appointments are 1 hour long unless my client prefers a shorter time.

 

“Chronic health conditions

are 75% lifestyle choices and 25% genetics.”

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Wholistic Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant

966 Tunnel Rd. * Asheville, NC 28805

828-712-8938 * drpavka@elizabethpavka.com

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