At Seva Health, we believe that good health is more than an annual physical, a set of labs, and a “normal” weight on a scale. We believe it’s also being educated and empowered to take control of your health. This is why lifestyle medicine is the focus of our care.
Routine preventive health services using a lifestyle medicine-based model of care in our Maryland office or via telehealth. We offer acute and chronic illness care, functional medicine testing, mindful medication management, weight reduction counseling, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Insurance options include: Care First, Medicare (Traditional) and Medicare Advantage. Self-pay/HSA options are also accepted.
True healing begins with mindfulness — paying exquisite attention to our body and mind. Mindful Medication Management means providing needed prescriptions for common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment/dementia, and sleep disorders while also using an integrative approach to help you uncover possible causes such as nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, or other personal stressors that often overlap symptoms.
Life is complicated, band-aid solutions through 20 minute appointments often cause more harm than good. We work with clients who want to live longer AND better using a whole mind-body integrative approach to health and well-being. While it’s certainly easy to just take a prescription, it is our fundamental belief that you were guided here today to do more than that. You are here because you’re ready to become the master of one of the most important areas of your life: your health and mental well-being.
Busy schedules shouldn’t prevent you from getting the care and service you need. We offer affordable HIPAA secure video-visits to make getting access to needed care simpler. Using our free app available through your smartphone or computer, we are able to keep in touch after your initial appointment for follow-ups, medication refills, or other services once your condition feels better controlled. Click HERE to learn more.
Gone are the days of treating every symptom with another pill. There is solid clinical evidence that inflammation can damage your cells, dampen your mood and drastically impact your physical and mental health. Chronic health conditions like diabetes, dementia, irritable bowel disease, depression, anxiety and mood orders all have one thing in common — cellular stress that disrupts your gut microbiome, alters your gene expression, down-regulates your immune system and changes the way your body responds to stress.
Advanced functional lab testing can help you identify root causes of symptoms like brain fog, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, mood changes, and more. This advanced clinical testing also reveals important stress and age-related changes that may be negatively impacting your body’s metabolism, methylation, or detoxification needs. By applying the insight gained from these results we design an integrative treatment plan that helps you change your life, not just treat your symptoms; helping you move from envisioning vitality and longevity to actually living it.
Sometimes the symptoms you’re having lead to an obvious diagnosis. Your back is sore, your stomach is upset, you’ve got teary eyes and a watery nose. An easy remedy applies: rest your back, give your stomach a break, treat the allergies. But other times it’s not so clear and getting to ‘the bottom line’ is tricky. Symptoms like feeling tired all the time, irritable, achy, constantly bloated or ‘off’ can make it difficult to get to the bottom line.
This is where functional medicine can help. Your body isn’t just a collection of organs. Your body is an intricate collection of systems that all work together. Small dysfunctions, deficiencies and imbalances can make all the difference in how you feel. Functional lab testing can help you understand your unique biochemistry, microbiome and genetics and is an excellent place to start reclaiming your health and well-being, making it easier to design an integrative, more holistic treatment plan. Here are a few tests we offer and often recommend.
This comprehensive test assesses three critical areas of gut health: digestive function, gut inflammation, and the gut microbiome—areas affecting not only GI health, but overall health as well.
The NutrEval test is one of the most comprehensive nutritional evaluations available and is designed to assist with management of symptoms related to nutritional deficiencies. NutrEval supports assessment of a patient’s nutritional needs by identifying nutritional deficiencies that may be associated with complex chronic conditions.
Critical nutrients that are functionally assessed on this nutritional profiles include:
Complete Hormones™ is one of the most comprehensive urinary hormone tests available, designed to assist in the clinical management of hormone-related conditions in males and females. It is ideal for establishing a baseline assessment of parent hormones and their metabolites in addition to valuable insight into the impact that shifting hormone levels may play in women (peri/menopause). This hormone test assesses parent hormones, their metabolites, and key metabolic pathways.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances may include:
The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a convenient, noninvasive at-home salivary hormone test that evaluates the key stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA.
Salivary adrenal hormone tests in this profile serve as an insightful tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances that can be associated with anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.
Salivary adrenal hormone testing may uncover biochemical imbalances, which can adversely affect:
The Allergix® IgG4 Food Antibodies 90 is a food sensitivity test which helps identify those with IgG–mediated food intolerances.
IgG–Mediated symptoms may include:
One of the most frustrating experiences in mental health is being prescribed a medication that simply doesn’t relieve your symptoms. Time is wasted. Money is wasted. And more importantly, the belief that healing is possible is shattered.
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or other related conditions, you may benefit from GeneSight Psychotropic, which is a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes clinically important genetic variations that may affect your response to psychiatric medications. The results of the test can help us prescribe a genetically optimal medication and avoid medications that may cause side effects or be less likely to work.
The Cardio ION is a combination of nutritional tests that gives a nutritional assessment and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specifically, this nutritional test measures levels of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, organic acids, and risk factors for CVD.
The Cardio ION nutritional test can guide treatment of many conditions and symptoms, including:
Let’s help you get clear on what matters most to you. We’ll start creating your Personal Health & Wellness Roadmap by getting a full history of your health, including the health of your environment, work and relationships, the triggers of annoying symptoms and the barriers you’ve experienced to achieving health & vitality in your life.
Let’s set a stronger foundation for good health. We’ll use cutting-edge biomarker testing to check for gut and hormone imbalances, cortisol dysregulation, nutrient deficiencies, and food intolerances. These clinical tests reveal underlying root causes of dysfunction that can have a powerful impact on your physical health and mental well-being.
Let’s make the science simple and turn your knowledge into power. Convenient self-paced courses designed for the adult learner, a private community of support, personalized supplement recommendations, and educational resources will help you create your Personal Health & Wellness Action Plan to establish and maintain new habits, resulting in better sleep, a healthier gut, and greater mental and emotional clarity in your life.
Let’s close the gap between ‘knowing and doing’ and keep building on your new foundation. Using your new Personal Health & Wellness Roadmap and your Personal Health & Wellness Action Plan you’ll receive weekly support to overcome negative self-talk, doubt and fear and gain the confidence you need to turn your vision of better health into reality.
30 minutes @ US$0.00, By phone, Online/Video chat
You’ve already read the statistics on heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and now even COVID. You know that having better sleep, a cleaner diet and a mind-body practice would help you feel more centered and focused for your day. And most importantly, I’m sure you want to feel more productive in your work, you want to strengthen your immune defenses and you know that optimizing your health and mitigating stress is the only way to get there…..but real life road blocks have gotten in your way.
The Vision to Victory Coaching Session will help you:
We’ll briefly discuss how the following specialized functional medicine tests are critical to helping you get more energy, sharper focus, better sleep and weight loss:
Finally, we’ll discuss how the ancient practice of mindfulness combined with lifestyle medicine and specific functional lab tests can help identify root causes for symptoms like brain fog, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, mood changes and more. Best of all you’ll learn how having an accountability partner can fast track you to success and help you move from envisioning vitality and longevity to actually living it!
Fit & Functional for Life® Coaching is centered in the Integral Health Coaching Model – a different approach that recognizes stress as an inevitable part of life. We don’t focus on stress management – we help you develop the inner tools to alleviate the impact of stress on your health and in your life. With health coaching to help you overcome fear, doubt, and negative self-talk, you’ll develop the courage and confidence you need to reinvent your life, one step at a time.
Create a morning routine that helps you focus, make time for exercise and enjoy simple, healthy meals every day?
Learn meditation skills to boost your energy, handle stress better and be more productive without spending thousands of dollars for an expensive retreat?
Lose weight without starving yourself, manage your hormone changes and feel good about your body again at any size without surgery, medication or expensive treatments?
Be emotionally present for your children or be a caregiver to your aging parents without sacrificing your health and burning out?
Fit & Functional for Life! ® is the private community we’ve built for people just like you who want to unlock their potential, carve a new path to wellness and build a solid foundation of health so that we can manage our stress, master new skills, make healthier lifestyle choices, support each other, inspire each other and welcome the second stage of our lives with more joy, energy, focus, inspiration and imagination.
Courses. Coaching. Community. Compassion.
We achieve together what is impossible to achieve alone.
“I had big goals for myself, dreamt of a better life for myself, and a space to share with and learn from others. When I joined the Get Fit and Functional for Life community I found that space. From attending my first vision board party in the Fall of 2021, the energy and knowledge I gained knowing I can create my own beautiful life has propelled me through some challenging times and closer to my goals.
Being a part of a community of women who are working to better themselves and enrich their lives has been nothing short of a blessing to me. Every time I access the group I’m met with a positive atmosphere, and have access to information and conversation that will enrich my life in some way. It’s so hard to find spaces that are this positive, where members are engaged, and where you know that whatever you read is encouraging, motivational, inspirational, informative, or a mixture of all of those.
I wholeheartedly believe that a full life is possible, and finding a community of like minded folks who can support you on your goals is an absolute must. We weren’t made to navigate this life alone!”.
My biggest issue has always been my weight and it scares me because everyone in my family is diabetic. After having my physical and figuring out that there was nothing really “wrong” with me, Angel helped me really get serious about it. It wasn’t my thyroid or any other kind of problem. It was just me. She asked me questions that no doctor had ever really asked me before. I learned how to pay attention to my body and I learned how to stop the negativity that I kept repeating to myself. I realized I could actually get control over my eating and my exercise. I still have a ways to go but when I look in the mirror now and see myself 30 pounds lighter and realize that I’m not prediabetic anymore? I still can’t believe this is me.
My coaching sessions with Angel aimed at helping me see my potential as I made a major career transition in my life which needed a transformation in my mindset. I was struggling with seeing my potential and that my misconceptions were holding me back from true change. Through several good suggestions, such as journalling and mindfulness, I was able to work past these obstacles and be more aware of myself and the gifts that I have to offer. What I appreciated the most about working with Angel is her patience, flexibility and wisdom, and her passion for helping people achieve their best and think creatively and outside the box. Through Angel's guidance and encouragement I have definitely become more action-oriented and feel more in charge of my destiny.
Seeing wellness as a wheel in the way that Angel has designed it instead of a list has made wellness more accessible to me. There is no first place where one must start and no order in which things must be achieved in order to be successful. I’m also intrigued with addressing financial and environmental wellness as key components of our well-being and sense of health. We truly cannot feel secure or be able to manifest other aspects of health without the financial piece in place. It has allowed me to engage with the concept of wellness in a creative fashion instead of feeling that there was something punitive about making time and space to care for myself.
For years I have struggled to lose weight and knew that something felt "off" in my body, but every year when I got my annual physical exam my doctor said I was healthy based on the standard tests. I even had some other tests done through specialists to explore possible reasons for the constant weight gain despite a healthy diet and lifestyle, but nothing done in the traditional medical model found any issues in my body. I decided to work with Angel to see if her holistic approach and her knowledge in functional medicine might finally find out what's going on with my body. All it took was one test that she ordered right from the get-go and we had our answers! Since that test a few months ago, I have been able to successfully lose weight with Angel's guidance and encouragement. She is empathetic, patient and wise. I highly recommend working with her to tackle your health goals!
Dear Angel, You don't know me - I just follow you online. I wanted to let you know, though, that I have found your take on wellness, parenting and (well, life I guess) to be wonderful and helpful to me. Sometimes we through help/information into the world and we can't always see who's picking it up. I wanted to let you know that what you do has been very helpful to me --- even from afar. Many thanks!
Angel, Thank you so much for your being so kind with my mom. You are a real Angel, not just by name. I wish you good luck with your journey and maybe one day I'm going to see you in my home, helping my people. Take care and God bless you! ~ Celina
"I've struggled for years to find a medication regimen that both worked for my anxiety and depression and didn't cause intolerable side effects. Angel Shannon is a creative problem-solver and attentive listener. She explored new options with me and we found something that works. I feel fortunate to be able to work with a provider that is knowledgeable, skilled, client-centered, and compassionate."
I've been supported by Angel Shannon at Seva Health for my mental health for about two months now and am extremely pleased with the service and the outcome of my visits! I felt an instant connection and trust when talking to Angel. She is very holistic and looked at so many aspects of my health before drafting a treatment plan along with me. In these few weeks my mental health has drastically improved already! 100% recommend Seva Health Group!
Angel Shannon has helped me tremendously, looking for the root cause of my symptoms and creating a plan of care around lifestyle changes instead of just handing out prescriptions.
I have been going to Seva Health for almost a year now. I love the comprehensive and in-depth support they provide. I have never had a healthcare professional be so invested in my own health journey --- not to mention actually spend time with you and ask questions/chat during appointments. I highly recommend Seva Health!!
Absolutely amazing results with our Memory care residents!! Would highly recommend!
I met Angel today and I had such an amazing experience. She is so knowledgeable, warm and helpful. She educated me on ALL of my options and I felt safe talking to her. I recommend her highly!