Dr. Sarah Ellis, ND

Dr. Sarah Ellis, ND

Dr. Sarah Ellis is a naturopathic doctor who shows health-conscious women & their families how to take care of their bodies, heal themselves, and prevent disease. *Content should not be considered medical advice*

Operating as usual

09/10/2021

These little nuggets are ready for the weekend! I think a trip to the park might be in their future 🏃🏾‍♂️🤸🏾‍♂️. What are you guys doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments….I could use some inspiration 💛

These little nuggets are ready for the weekend! I think a trip to the park might be in their future 🏃🏾‍♂️🤸🏾‍♂️. What are you guys doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments….I could use some inspiration 💛

09/09/2021

Ever heard the adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”. Well, it’s true…it is much easier to prevent something that hasn’t started yet than to stop a process that has been going on for years.

The biggest gift we can give ourselves is the gift is disease prevention. The beauty of prevention is that it only requires baby steps. Starting your day with a big glass of water. Walking around your neighborhood after dinner. Enjoying a relaxing Epsom salt bath at the end of a tiring say. Or adding 1 cup of veggies to every meal (a personal favorite of mine).

Disease prevention doesn’t always take Herculean efforts. Remember, small changes lead to big transformations.

Ever heard the adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”. Well, it’s true…it is much easier to prevent something that hasn’t started yet than to stop a process that has been going on for years.

The biggest gift we can give ourselves is the gift is disease prevention. The beauty of prevention is that it only requires baby steps. Starting your day with a big glass of water. Walking around your neighborhood after dinner. Enjoying a relaxing Epsom salt bath at the end of a tiring say. Or adding 1 cup of veggies to every meal (a personal favorite of mine).

Disease prevention doesn’t always take Herculean efforts. Remember, small changes lead to big transformations.

09/08/2021

Oftentimes, the healthcare system treats us like a number. We are patient #496, not Sarah Ellis. We are a 32-year-old female who presents with symptoms of xyz and not Sarah, a 32 yo wife, mom, daughter, friend, doctor, & entrepreneur who is struggling with insomnia & GI issues. Most doctors have been trained to just see the symptoms…not the whole person. In emergency situations, this method of medicine can be beneficial because the goal is to save your life. But in everyday, primary care medicine…your doctor should see YOU not just your symptoms.

Naturopathic doctors prioritize treating the whole person. We look at every aspect of your life when taking your health history & creating custom treatment plans.

👩‍👧‍👦We consider that you are a mom of young kids who doesn’t have the time to make elaborate breakfasts or workout for hours.

👵🏾 We remember that you are the caregiver for an aging parent so you stress levels may be higher than usual…as well as your grief.

💰 We factor in your finances before recommending expensive supplements that may cause even more financial stress in your life.

How many of us are used to truly being seen by our doctors? Fortunately, when working with a ND…this will be your new normal!

Oftentimes, the healthcare system treats us like a number. We are patient #496, not Sarah Ellis. We are a 32-year-old female who presents with symptoms of xyz and not Sarah, a 32 yo wife, mom, daughter, friend, doctor, & entrepreneur who is struggling with insomnia & GI issues. Most doctors have been trained to just see the symptoms…not the whole person. In emergency situations, this method of medicine can be beneficial because the goal is to save your life. But in everyday, primary care medicine…your doctor should see YOU not just your symptoms.

Naturopathic doctors prioritize treating the whole person. We look at every aspect of your life when taking your health history & creating custom treatment plans.

👩‍👧‍👦We consider that you are a mom of young kids who doesn’t have the time to make elaborate breakfasts or workout for hours.

👵🏾 We remember that you are the caregiver for an aging parent so you stress levels may be higher than usual…as well as your grief.

💰 We factor in your finances before recommending expensive supplements that may cause even more financial stress in your life.

How many of us are used to truly being seen by our doctors? Fortunately, when working with a ND…this will be your new normal!

09/07/2021

This is my all-time FAVORITE naturopathic principle. Docere aka Doctor as Teacher. One of my gifts is my ability to take incredibly complex subjects and break them down into bite sized pieces that even a young kid could understand. I find that this is an important skill to have in healthcare. I love when my clients say “oh wow, I never knew that” or “No one ever told me this” because I have now armed them with one of the most powerful tool, they’ll ever have…. knowledge.

🧐 When you know more about your condition, you’re more likely to ask questions and ask your doctor for clarification when you don’t understand something.

🧐 When you know more about your risk factors, you become a PARTNER in your healthcare which empowers you and encourages to make the necessary changes to improve your health.

🧐 When you learn more about your body and your health, you become the coach of your healthcare team, not a random player on the bench just accepting whatever someone tells you.

I’m looking forward to using my platform, podcast, and practice to teach women & their families how to care for themselves, naturally & effectively.

This is my all-time FAVORITE naturopathic principle. Docere aka Doctor as Teacher. One of my gifts is my ability to take incredibly complex subjects and break them down into bite sized pieces that even a young kid could understand. I find that this is an important skill to have in healthcare. I love when my clients say “oh wow, I never knew that” or “No one ever told me this” because I have now armed them with one of the most powerful tool, they’ll ever have…. knowledge.

🧐 When you know more about your condition, you’re more likely to ask questions and ask your doctor for clarification when you don’t understand something.

🧐 When you know more about your risk factors, you become a PARTNER in your healthcare which empowers you and encourages to make the necessary changes to improve your health.

🧐 When you learn more about your body and your health, you become the coach of your healthcare team, not a random player on the bench just accepting whatever someone tells you.

I’m looking forward to using my platform, podcast, and practice to teach women & their families how to care for themselves, naturally & effectively.

09/06/2021

Do you know what most of my client’s confess to me? That they are so tired of our medical system just putting a band aid on their issues and not getting at the root of their health concerns. Fortunately, as a ND, I am uniquely trained identify and treat the root cause of disease. This might sound broad & general so let me give you some examples of band-aid treatments.

👎🏾 (the usual treatment): Relying on Proton Pump Inhibitors (Pepcid, Zantac, etc.) for acid reflux symptoms
👍🏾 (root cause medicine): Identifying food & lifestyle triggers that are causing acid reflux symptoms and removing them.

👎🏾: Prescribing birth control to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle
👍🏾: Identifying hormonal, nutritional, & lifestyle factors that care causing menstrual irregularities rather than masking the issue with synthetic hormones in oral contraceptives.

See how normal band-aid treatments are? What are health concerns or symptoms are you looking to get to the root of?

Do you know what most of my client’s confess to me? That they are so tired of our medical system just putting a band aid on their issues and not getting at the root of their health concerns. Fortunately, as a ND, I am uniquely trained identify and treat the root cause of disease. This might sound broad & general so let me give you some examples of band-aid treatments.

👎🏾 (the usual treatment): Relying on Proton Pump Inhibitors (Pepcid, Zantac, etc.) for acid reflux symptoms
👍🏾 (root cause medicine): Identifying food & lifestyle triggers that are causing acid reflux symptoms and removing them.

👎🏾: Prescribing birth control to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle
👍🏾: Identifying hormonal, nutritional, & lifestyle factors that care causing menstrual irregularities rather than masking the issue with synthetic hormones in oral contraceptives.

See how normal band-aid treatments are? What are health concerns or symptoms are you looking to get to the root of?

09/05/2021

The beauty of naturopathic medicine and NDs is that we believe in the Healing Power of Nature. It’s our second principle and one that I hold near and dear to my heart because this principle carried my ancestors (stolen & enslaved Africans in Charleston, SC) for hundreds of years. As slaves, Black people were denied access to proper healthcare and relied on the wisdom of their local medicine man/woman aka the root lady. She would take one look at you and know the exact root/leaf to find. She’d go into the woods, harvest the right herbs, & concoct a powerful tea that would have you back on your feet in no time.

I am honored to carry on this tradition combined with a modern touch of science. As a naturopathic doctor I honor your body’s intelligent & inherent self-healing process & I work with you to identify & remove obstacles to your healing. I am looking forward to accompanying you on your journey to healing!

The beauty of naturopathic medicine and NDs is that we believe in the Healing Power of Nature. It’s our second principle and one that I hold near and dear to my heart because this principle carried my ancestors (stolen & enslaved Africans in Charleston, SC) for hundreds of years. As slaves, Black people were denied access to proper healthcare and relied on the wisdom of their local medicine man/woman aka the root lady. She would take one look at you and know the exact root/leaf to find. She’d go into the woods, harvest the right herbs, & concoct a powerful tea that would have you back on your feet in no time.

I am honored to carry on this tradition combined with a modern touch of science. As a naturopathic doctor I honor your body’s intelligent & inherent self-healing process & I work with you to identify & remove obstacles to your healing. I am looking forward to accompanying you on your journey to healing!

09/04/2021

Naturopathic medicine is governed by 6 principles as highlighted above.

The first and most important is “First Do No Harm”. Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming our patients:

🌿 Use methods & substances (herbs, homeopathy, etc.) that have minimal harmful side effects.

🌿 Whenever possible we avoid suppressing your symptoms (you know, like taking antacids to stop heartburn rather than just addressing what is causing you to have heartburn in the first place)

🌿 Acknowledge, respect, & work WITH your body’s innate self-healing process. Your body is intelligent and knows exactly what it needs to be at its best…as a Naturopathic Doctor I just help it along its healing journey.

Naturopathic medicine is governed by 6 principles as highlighted above.

The first and most important is “First Do No Harm”. Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming our patients:

🌿 Use methods & substances (herbs, homeopathy, etc.) that have minimal harmful side effects.

🌿 Whenever possible we avoid suppressing your symptoms (you know, like taking antacids to stop heartburn rather than just addressing what is causing you to have heartburn in the first place)

🌿 Acknowledge, respect, & work WITH your body’s innate self-healing process. Your body is intelligent and knows exactly what it needs to be at its best…as a Naturopathic Doctor I just help it along its healing journey.

09/04/2021

Naturopathic medicine is governed by 6 principles as highlighted above. The first and most important is “First Do No Harm”. Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming our patients:

🌿 Use methods & substances (herbs, homeopathy, etc.) that have minimal harmful side effects.

🌿 Whenever possible we avoid suppressing your symptoms (you know, like taking antacids to stop heartburn rather than just addressing what is causing you to have heartburn in the first place)

🌿 Acknowledge, respect, & work WITH your body’s innate self-healing process. Your body is intelligent and knows exactly what it needs to be at its best…as a Naturopathic Doctor I just help it along its healing journey.

Naturopathic medicine is governed by 6 principles as highlighted above. The first and most important is “First Do No Harm”. Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming our patients:

🌿 Use methods & substances (herbs, homeopathy, etc.) that have minimal harmful side effects.

🌿 Whenever possible we avoid suppressing your symptoms (you know, like taking antacids to stop heartburn rather than just addressing what is causing you to have heartburn in the first place)

🌿 Acknowledge, respect, & work WITH your body’s innate self-healing process. Your body is intelligent and knows exactly what it needs to be at its best…as a Naturopathic Doctor I just help it along its healing journey.

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

This has to be the #1 question that I am asked on a daily basis. What is a naturopathic doctor? --- Well, naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. We diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illnesses. We work WITH our clients to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process.

The quick and easy answer? NDs are trained primary care docs who work in partnership with our patients to restore your health through custom recommendations created just for your body!

This has to be the #1 question that I am asked on a daily basis. What is a naturopathic doctor? --- Well, naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. We diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illnesses. We work WITH our clients to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process.

The quick and easy answer? NDs are trained primary care docs who work in partnership with our patients to restore your health through custom recommendations created just for your body!

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

Happy September everyone!! I have some new family here on IG so I wanted to take some time to re-introduce myself! 👋🏾 I'm Dr. Sarah Ellis. I'm a naturopathic doctor, wife, mama x 2, and the founder of Ellis Family Wellness! I show women & their families how to take care of their bodies, heal themselves, and prevent chronic disease--all without prescription meds or surgery!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I am excited to share some BIG BIG news with you over the next few weeks. If you are looking to improve your family's health naturally 🌿, strengthen their inner shield (aka immune system), and overall feel healthier 💪🏾 then you will love the new content that I have planned for you all.

Now it's time for me to get to know you all. Let me know in comments what your favorite season is and why its Fall 😂 🍂🍁🎃. LOL no seriously...what is your favorite season? You probably already know this but I LOVE Fall. And, yes I've already had my PSL...judge me if you like 🤣.

Happy September everyone!! I have some new family here on IG so I wanted to take some time to re-introduce myself! 👋🏾 I'm Dr. Sarah Ellis. I'm a naturopathic doctor, wife, mama x 2, and the founder of Ellis Family Wellness! I show women & their families how to take care of their bodies, heal themselves, and prevent chronic disease--all without prescription meds or surgery!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I am excited to share some BIG BIG news with you over the next few weeks. If you are looking to improve your family's health naturally 🌿, strengthen their inner shield (aka immune system), and overall feel healthier 💪🏾 then you will love the new content that I have planned for you all.

Now it's time for me to get to know you all. Let me know in comments what your favorite season is and why its Fall 😂 🍂🍁🎃. LOL no seriously...what is your favorite season? You probably already know this but I LOVE Fall. And, yes I've already had my PSL...judge me if you like 🤣.

Help Launch Ellis Family Wellness 08/23/2021

Help Launch Ellis Family Wellness

Happy Monday everyone! I am so excited to announce that I have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help me create my private practice, Ellis Family Wellness. My goal is to raise $5000 to cover the cost of equipment, herbal medicinary supplies, marketing, and other expenses associated with establishing a private practice. Your generosity is ever appreciated.

Even if you can't donate anything, I would be grateful if you’d share my campaign with friends & family.

https://ifundwomen.com/projects/help-launch-ellis-family-wellness

Help Launch Ellis Family Wellness Help me show health-conscious women & their families how to improve their health with the wisdom of nature & the brilliance of science.

What Exactly is Motherhood Manifested?

Motherhood Manifested is a fertility coaching practice dedicated to women who want a natural approach to fertility as they begin their journey to motherhood.

I created Motherhood Manifested because I love all things fertility, pregnancy, and birth. I am always in wonder of the power of a woman’s body to not only create new life but use all of the strength within her to bring forth a new being. As a young woman who has faced her own challenges with fertility, I understand the importance and benefits of addressing one’s health holistically while preparing for motherhood. I offer fertility coaching and doula birth support to help women start their journeys to motherhood with all of the nutrition and wellness tools that they need.

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S1E2: Creating your Healthcare Dream Team
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