Welcome from Drs. Eric & Kristina Lewis, Asheville Naturopathic Doctors

At Lewis Family Natural Health, our goal is to help your body heal from within, integrating the best of western and alternative medicine.

Asheville Naturopathic Doctors

Hello!

Our names are Eric and Kristina Lewis. We are a husband-and-wife team of naturopathic doctors in private practice together in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.

We met and fell in love during medical school at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, and have been an inseparable team ever since.

We founded Lewis Family Natural Health in 2006 to provide naturopathic care to not only the people of Western North Carolina, but also to those in the rest of the country (and world!).

At Lewis Family Natural Health, our goal is to help your body heal from within, integrating the best of western and alternative medicine.

We work as a team with you to reach your health goals, whether it be relief from a specific health concern, supportive therapies that will not conflict with your current medications, or achieving optimal wellness.

We love spending each day helping people achieve their health goals. More than just doctors, we also consider ourselves teachers, as we love to educate and share information to empower our patients to make the right decisions for their health.

Your Resource For Science-Based Natural Medicine

We are a qualified resource for you on natural and alternative medicine.

We didn’t learn our craft from Facebook or YouTube. We are both honors graduates from a four-year, post-graduate professional naturopathic medical school. We are experts in both the science of medicine as well as in the art of holistic healing.

We also don’t practice natural medicine because it’s trendy.

We don’t use natural therapies just because they are natural.

We use them because they work.

Getting results from safe and effective holistic medicine is what we do best.

We also don’t believe that all conventional medicine is “bad” and that all natural medicine is “good.” Both systems provide a lot of value, and it’s the combination of the two that we find provides the greatest benefits to overall health and well-being.

We are grounded in science, we are supportive of public health measures, and we are not antagonistic to conventional medicine.

About Dr. Eric Lewis, ND

Dr. Eric Lewis is a Naturopathic Physician providing natural health care for women and men.

Dr. Lewis holds a bachelor of arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an honors graduate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

His enthusiasm for health began as a college track athlete and instructor to varsity athletes in strength and conditioning. It was here that he experienced firsthand the value of a healthy and active lifestyle.

He is also the author of Holistic Help for Hemochromatosis, a one-of-a-kind guidebook exploring the dietary and nutritional factors involved in hereditary hemochromatosis and other forms of iron overload.

Dr. Eric lives in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, Dr. Kristina, and their 2 children. He enjoys photography, outdoor activities, the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, and being a husband and father.

Education, Inspiration, and Motivation: The Building Blocks of Successful Holistic Health Care

Dr. Eric’s vision is to empower people to make lifestyle choices that support and maintain a healthy body and perspective. As a naturopathic doctor, he believes in education, inspiration, and motivation. His goal is to activate a desire for positive change in the lives of all his patients. Dr. Lewis offers comprehensive, personalized health evaluations and customized holistic health solutions. He listens carefully and encourages patients to participate in their own natural healing.

Your first visit with Dr. Eric Lewis is a detailed discussion of your health and medical history, as well as your daily routine and habits. Dr. Eric asks specific questions about health issues, goals, and experiences. During your second visit, Dr. Eric provides educational information and presents an individualized health plan. Holistic health plans consist of nutritional guidance, dietary supplements, healthy lifestyle changes, and more.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis and other Iron Disorders

Dr. Eric has a special interest in working with iron overload and hereditary hemochromatosis. He’s been fortunate to work with many people from all across the world with all types of iron disorders and, if he’s learned one thing, it’s that everyone manifests their condition and responds to therapies differently.

Learn more about his work with iron disorders.

Women’s Medicine and Hormone Balance

Dr. Eric also really enjoys and has a lot of experience working with women with PCOS (polycystic 0varian syndrome) as well as other women’s hormonal and metabolic issues. When working with women with these complex conditions, he doesn’t start with a preconceived notion or set protocol. Instead, he works with each woman as a unique individual with a personal story, and a distinct set of issues that require an individualized, holistic health care solution. He creates customized, tailored plans for each of his patients that are constantly adapted and refined as her body responds and heals.

Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics

Nutrigenomics is the study of how nutrients affect genetic expression and how individual genetic differences uniquely affect our physiology, metabolism, and health. Dr. Eric Lewis has been studying nutrigenomics for several years and keeps up with the constant advances in this rapidly changing and growing field.

He advocates for not making blanket recommendations but rather customizes his interpretation within the context of each patient’s unique story and health concerns. He can offer vital connections between what all these different genes might mean and provide concrete action steps of ways to eat or supplement that may support each person’s genetic predisposition.

Learn more about nutrigenomics here.

About Dr. Kristina Lewis, ND

Dr. Kristina Taylor Lewis, ND, is an honors graduate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.

In her practice as a naturopathic doctor in Asheville, North Carolina, she works with patients to encourage and strengthen their body’s own innate healing forces by employing naturopathic therapies.

She is also the author of Cooking for Hemochromatosis, a comprehensive, science-based guidebook for buying and preparing meals for people with hereditary hemochromatosis or other forms of iron overload.

Born and raised in Asheville, graduating second in her class from Asheville High School, Dr. Kristina attended Davidson College, earning a B.A. in History, cum laude, with membership in Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Kristina lives in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, Dr. Eric. She enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, and being a mother to their two children!

Communication, Compassion and Heart Connection: The Building Blocks of Successful Holistic Health Care

Dr. Kristina Lewis is a dedicated naturopathic doctor who believes establishing a heart connection with her patients is key to their healing and wholeness. Her goal is to create an atmosphere of unconditional support, deep trust, and loving acceptance for her patients. Her office is a place where people can be themselves and open up.

Dr. Kristina focuses on positive reinforcement and encourages her patients to be fully involved in their own healing. She teaches people how to understand the connection between behavior patterns and health issues. She then motivates patients to co-create their natural health care solutions.

Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine for Women

Dr. Kristina’s special passion is for women’s medicine and women’s health concerns. This includes common Women’s Health issues like PMS (premenstrual syndrome), perimenopause and menopause, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and more. She also employs a holistic approach in medicine in order to assist patients struggling with conditions like painful menstrual cycles and irregular menstrual cycles.

General Wellness

Co-create and execute naturopathic medicine strategies to achieve optimal health during the different stages of life. Maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with the support of an experienced, naturopathic medical doctor.

The Unique Profession of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct health care profession that blends safe and effective holistic, natural therapies with the latest scientific knowledge of health and medicine.

It combines the best of the alternative medicine and Western healthcare worlds into one integrated whole.

It is a distinctive and unique natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs), like Dr. Eric and Dr. Kristina, have attended rigorous four-year graduate-level medical programs at accredited naturopathic medical schools.

Six underlying principles of healing guide their practices. These principles of Naturopathic Medicine are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis.

It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches:

Read more about the education, philosophy, and profession of naturopathic medicine.