Welcome to Thrive

THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
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6401 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 2A, Charlotte, NC 28211



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Motivation: Connected Conversations

Did you know that the more loving and connected conversations you have with yourself + others can help suppress inflammation? Learn more with Erika Shepherd, RN in this week's Motivation. If you need help taking control of your mind and positive thoughts, book a free discovery call with Erika! Call our office at 704-390-7150 to get on her schedule! ...


Our Diets Are Killing Us And Doctors Aren’t Trained To Help

This article was first featured in The Hill. It was written by Emily M. Broad Lieb, Drs. Stephen DeVries and Walter Willet What if your doctor failed to talk to you about the most important threat to your health? Wouldn't you worry about the quality of your health care? A poor quality diet is a leading cause of death in the United States, but it is unlikely that your doctor has the knowledge even to begin a meaningful conversation about your nutrition or to make an appropriate dietary referral. Most doctors lack the knowledge necessary to offer patients nutrition advice; fewer than 14 percent of physicians report feeling equipped to advise on a diet or the connection between food and health. This is unsurprising given that, for example,...

Mindfulness & Meditation

Below is a list of Exercises and Practices to Start at Home Cultivate Self-Awareness and Mindfulness “Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad “ -- Debbie Ford. Take a quiet moment and pay attention to your emotions. Are you feeling happy, angry, or sad? Are your emotions reflected in or caused by the state of your body? Pay attention to your shoulders and neck; Can you relax them? As you relax, take a few deep breaths and consider what might be causing your stress, anxiety, tension, or negative thoughts. Reflect on your recent interactions, then bring your attention back to the present moment. Think about your toes and how they feel...


What is a Health Coach, and Would I Benefit from Working with One?

Health coaches can support patients in creating specific action steps in foundational domains, including nutrition, stress management, sleep optimization, and the creation of optimal physical activity programs. Coaches can be essential members of your medical team, especially when they work closely with your doctor. At Thrive, our health coaches work with the doctors to help create positive change. They do this by working with the doctors in implementing and supporting the recommendations. You can think of health coaching as sitting at the intersection of health information, recommendations, and successful behavior change. They can also understand the personal contributors to a patient’s health and how they might affect the body. They can understand and empathize with each patient’s health challenges by providing one-on-one personalized care. Although there have only been a...

Myofascial Therapy with Lisa Sayegh, RN, BSN, LMT, NC

Lisa, a registered nurse, myofascial therapist, and nurse coach, has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of her clients for the past 30 years. Her specialty in bodywork includes myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and medical massage, and when combined with her traditional medical training, she offers a unique balance of eastern and western medicine, intending to realign and reeducate not only the body but the being within. The fascia is an intricate web of connective tissue and the most superficial layer of tissue where emotional and physical trauma is often stored in the body on a subconscious level. By applying sustained pressure to restricted areas, Lisa facilitates the potential for profound healing. Myofascial release has many benefits, including relieving pain, restoring motion, and improving...

Portobello Pizzas

Ingredients: 4 large Portobello mushrooms, gills removed Avocado pesto, recipe 1⁄4 c grated mozzarella cheese Roma tomato sliced thin Italian seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Clean out the gills of mushrooms. Fill each mushroom with ample pesto to fill the bottom. Layer tomatoes over pesto, then top with cheese and seasonings. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and becomes bubbly. ...


The Hidden Effects of Sleep Deprivation

So often, when we discuss being healthy, we often talk about eating better food or going to the gym. But exercise and diet don’t tell the full story of your health. In fact, how much sleep you get–and the quality of your sleep–can greatly impact your wellbeing. Let’s dive into some hidden effects of sleep deprivation and why you should aim for eight hours of sleep a night.   Slows Cognitive Functioning   Our brains are less active when we don’t get enough sleep. Less sleep takes us longer to complete tasks, and we’re more likely to make mistakes. In fact, a study in the Lancet showed that those who were sleep-deprived took 14% longer to complete tasks and made 20% more errors than those who were well-rested. Sleep...


Erika Shepard, RN MSN

Erika Shepard, RN MSN, has spent the last decade following her passion for helping people optimize their nervous systems to elevate their mental and emotional well-being. Erika received her Bachelor's of Nursing at Arizona State University and her Master's of Nursing at Georgetown University, where she was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of both. She has also received training and certification through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and The ThetaHealing Institute. She spent her career as a psychiatric, trauma ICU, forensic nurse, family nurse practitioner, and mind-body healer. Working with people at their most vulnerable showed her the powerful connection between the body, mind, and heart. This led her to the healing modalities she uses today that reprogram and reset an individual's subconscious nervous system patterns, helping...