I work with women to resolve unwanted symptoms, such as:
digestive troubles (belly bloat, GERD, IBS)
migraines, headaches, allergies, skin conditions
hormone imbalances (female, stress, thyroid)
Generally, clients find their way to me because they either have a recent diagnosis that they want to address or simply because they no longer feel like themselves anymore.
I provide food recommendations, lifestyle changes (sleep, stress, yoga, sunshine, etc.), advanced lab testing, targeted nutraceuticals and more to help my clients on their path to wellness.
It would be my honor and great joy to create a safe space for you to explore, learn and fall in love with yourself again.
Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA
licensed integrative and functional nutritionist
My name is Liz Freeman Abel.
I help people make small food and lifestyle changes,
which lead up to big results over time.
Health is not measured by how skinny you are,
regardless of what the media would like us to believe.
Health is about how you feel.
I help people feel better.
It's that simple.
I create custom nutrition and lifestyle plans for individuals using a variety of modalities.
I provide practical solutions, education, motivation
and accountability to help you reach your goals.
I spent my first career in communications, change and employee engagement roles. Now, as a second-career nutritionist, I combine both skill sets daily to deliver superior programming for my clients.
I established my private practice in 2012 and have worked with hundreds of individuals. On my journey to earning my nationally recognized nutrition license (CNS), I completed a Master's Degree in Nutrition & Integrative Health, 1,000 clinical hours, and passed a national board exam. I have completed certificate programs in a variety of healing modalities, including Kalish Insitute for Functional Medicine, Institute for Integrative Nutrition for Holistic Health Coaching, and programs to earn certificates as a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour), Reiki Master, Crystal Healing, and Medicinal Aromatherapy.
In 2010 I was involved in a freak accident on the playground. It involved one of those handle-less spinning contraptions. The victim of an unintentional fast spin, I was catapulted off
and landed on my back and head with a 50-pound godchild pulled into my side.
While surgery on my neck would have been the recommended course of action, I wanted
to explore other avenues. Luckily I had a great physical therapist who was supportive
of my exploration (as long as I followed his advice)! I was in bed for weeks.
It was a long road to recovery. I was not allowed to practice yoga or even walk around the block.
I counted each time an electric nerve pain went shooting down my arm.
It was dozens of times each hour.
I understand chronic, debilitating pain.
Eventually, my PT sent me to a chiropractor, who gave me an "anti-inflammatory diet" handout. I believed from that point on that I could change my health through food. I just had to learn how.
And so I did.
Approximately 14 months after the accident, my nerve pain was minimal. It wasn't gone yet, but my life was back on track. I could get back to doing my crazy, over-worked, over-stressed life.
Until that backfired.
I spent the first 15 years of my working life in agencies and corporations. I had an extensive global travel schedule and easily found myself working 14 hour days. Fast forward to age 35 and I was experiencing the worst mood swings. My temper was out of control. And I was constantly waking up in the middle of the night. My OBGYN said "it's normal, just perimenopausal."
One thing is true: you know your body best.
And my massive mood swings and angry outbursts and poor sleep was anything but normal.
Nor was I willing to let it become my "new normal."
Yet again, I found the right practitioner, at the right time, to help me navigate through these imbalances. And again, I believed that I could change my health through lifestyle and some targeted supplementation. And so I did.
My story is like so many of my clients.
You have difficulty finding a practitioner who believes in you and your innate wisdom of your body. You have difficulty knowing what's the right thing for you when there is so much conflicting information available. And most importantly, you are NOT okay with feeling less than amazing.
You want vitality and vibrancy.
And I want that for you too.
That's why I returned to school to earn a Masters Degree in Nutrition from an accredited university.
I completed 1,000 clinical hours, and I passed a national board exam.
I'm licensed in the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania.
I use food as a tool to help my clients reclaim what they desire.
And I use a wide range of modalities to help with lifestyle changes, which is code for self-care.
It would be my honor to spend time with you. If you are interested in learning more, please sign up for a no-obligation, no-cost 15 minute discovery phone conversation with me. We'll discuss what's going on with you (at a high level) and I'll share how I can help and what it will be like to work together. Then, we get to work!