Shefaly Ravula, PA-C is the founder of Precision Metabolic Health, a virtual telehealth practice that uses a culinary medicine toolkit for digestive and metabolic health optimization.
With a background in conventional gastroenterology as well as experience as a cooking instructor and kitchen coach, Shefaly intertwined the two to create Precision Metabolic Health, where she helps guide patients in a medical and nutrition philosophy that is an intersection of lifestyle medicine, functional medicine, preventive medicine, and the burgeoning field of nutrigenomics.
The foundation of empowering people to take control of their health is “food as medicine” and so she simultaneously launched the Food-as-Medicine Academy, a virtual cooking academy teaching nutrition WITH cooking — and learning to apply it in the kitchen.
Precision Metabolic has various service options for all states in the USA and globally, as we are a virtual practice.
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Shefaly Ravula has been a board-certified physician associate for about 25 years. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1997 and graduated from the UT Southwestern Physician Assistant Graduate Program in 1999. After several initial years of working in Seattle in inpatient care, she and her husband moved to Austin and she began working in conventional inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology. It was around this time, especially after a significant family health scare, that she began taking a deep dive into nutrition courses and this started a lifelong journey into nutrition education.
During a hiatus from medical practice while raising her small children, she also began teaching cooking classes in Austin. She ultimately became a food writer, food-as-medicine instructor, and kitchen coach for patients. During this time she continued expanding her nutrition knowledge by attending nutrition conferences for medical providers, taking CME courses, and beginning the Institute of Functional Medicine certification process. Shefaly continued working in GI addressing gut health, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, GERD and other gastrointestinal issues, using her nutrition knowledge base, up until the pandemic began when she decided to pursue her true passion of integrative and lifestyle medicine. She worked in a conventional practice as a nutritionist and functional medicine provider for 2 years, primarily working with metabolic dysfunction, hormone imbalances, heart disease, insulin resistance, obesity and IBS patients in this unique position in that practice.
Ultimately she decided to open Precision Metabolic Health (PMH), a virtual telehealth functional nutrition and lifestyle medicine micropractice, which at its core uses a culinary medicine toolkit for digestive and metabolic health optimization. At PMH, she helps guide patients in a medical philosophy that is an intersection of lifestyle medicine, functional medicine, prevention medicine, and the burgeoning field of nutrigenomics. The foundation of it all is “food as medicine” and she simultaneously launched the Food-as-Medicine Academy, a virtual cooking academy teaching nutrition alongside cooking and learning to apply it in the kitchen.