About Asheville Center for Healthy Living

At Asheville Center for Healthy Living, we seek to co-create a relationship that specifically focuses on identifying aspects integral to achieving excellent health through your lifestyle choices. With our guidance and your active participation, you can achieve the experience of health you’ve been searching for.

About Asheville Center for Healthy Living

At Asheville Center for Healthy Living, we seek to co-create a relationship that specifically focuses on identifying aspects integral to achieving excellent health through your lifestyle choices. With our guidance and your active participation, you can achieve the experience of health you’ve been searching for.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Our core approach is to utilize many factors that contribute to building your health. Starting with the initial consultation, functional examination, lab tests and other possible testing, we will look for fundamental causes of any imbalances. We will then consider strategies to bring balanced function to your body by supporting your physiology with nutritional supplements and herbs, as well as provide guidance on specific lifestyle factors that promote your health. A powerful factor that makes the difference in helping you get better fast, is our focus on creating an interdependent relationship with you, where your participation is included in our plans. It’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health for yourself, no matter what your health status is right now.

Guided by our health coach, you will embark on an integrative approach to wellness, drawing from the latest scientific research – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.

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A Customized Approach

We focus on the unique aspects that make up who you are today, taking into account genetic factors, past experiences, current and previous health challenges, and lifestyle choices

You’ll receive dedicated attention from us. During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with Dr. Russel Sher to review your concerns and consider possible solutions. If you feel this approach is a good fit, we will discuss how to begin your journey to healing and health.

Clinical consultations will be with Dr. Sher, which include your initial consultation, examination, consideration of lab tests, explanation of laboratory and examination findings, and creating a plan of action. Our health coach, Ashleigh Gurtler, will provide personalized health coaching on lifestyle solutions.

Subsequent follow-up consultations will be scheduled to monitor and adjust your customized program.

Personalized Care

No patient is exactly the same, and there are many factors that affect your health. With our guidance, together we will seek to determine the root cause of your health concerns, using advanced functional diagnostic tests that even your current medical physician may not be aware of.

We’ll explore your situation holistically, uncovering  causes of ill-health in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that helps you get back on the road to health.

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes on average 15-30 years for clinical breakthroughs published in respected journals to make their way into conventional clinical practice? At Asheville Center for Healthy Living, we are deeply committed to shortening that lag.

We are lifelong learners, continuously upgrading our knowledge and wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, effective and time-saving ideas to help our patients achieve their health potential.

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Root Cause Resolution

Unlike traditional medicine that  focuses on symptom management, we always focus on finding the root cause to resolve health problems – isolating the key imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.

Utilizing functional medicine, we seek to provide you with real solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).

Co-Creating Health

Your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.

We encourage a group format for patient education when appropriate, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.

The Philosophy That Drives Us

The core philosophy that motivates us is pretty simple:

At Asheville Center for Healthy Living, we promote health by providing individualized attention to your story, and give you guidance and instruction to effectively, comfortably, and safely move your physiology to a more healthy, balanced state allowing you to achieve your optimal potential.

We believe that the best results are achieved when our patients actively partner with us. This profoundly assists the healing process, which is not about treating a diagnosis, but rather on focusing on promoting and attaining true health.

We will utilize the latest technological advances to get to the root cause of your health problems. In many cases, we may start with correcting imbalances in the gut which often results in rapid improvement of long-standing problems.

We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with our knowledge base. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of natural health care.

About Asheville Center for Healthy Living

Asheville Center for Healthy Living was founded more than 15 years ago by Dr. Russel Sher, a chiropractic physician with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Drawing on various treatment modalities, Dr. Sher focuses his practice on providing an integrative approach based on the concept of root cause resolution.

Since its inception, our care team has empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their health and resolve many chronic conditions such as thyroid problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and many autoimmune-related symptoms.

About Dr. Russel Sher

Dr. Sher graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. He has practiced both in South Africa and the U.S.A. In 1998 he was invited to join a team of physicians at Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory where he lectured extensively on the principles and practice of functional medicine. He also consulted with physicians worldwide on functional diagnosis.

He opened Asheville Center for Healthy Living in 2003 and has continued to provide advanced therapeutic care utilizing the principles and practice of functional medicine.

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine whether Asheville Center for Healthy Living is right for you.