Services Offered by Dr. EL:

Naturopathic Medicine

Functional Medicine

Escharotic Treatment & Abnormal Paps

Holistic Well-Women’s Exams & Pelvic Care

Cold Laser Therapy

Ozone Therapy

Microbiome Analysis

Genomic Analysis



Medical Director, Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Ellen Lewis is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Connecticut and medical director at Shalva Clinic. She returned to her home state of Connecticut following the completion of a highly competitive residency at National University Natural Medicine (Formerly NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Lewis graduated from NUNM in 2011 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a certificate in midwifery. During her time at NUNM, Dr. Lewis completed a two-year mentorship in integrative women’s health under the direction of Kimberly Windstar–Hamlin, MEd, ND. Additionally, she completed a one-year apprenticeship in midwifery and pediatrics with Jennifer Gibbons, ND. She then went on to study biotherapeutic drainage with Dickson Thom, DDS, ND and Holistic Pelvic Care with Tami Kent, MSPT.  Recently, she advanced her understanding of homeopathy through her studies at the New England School of Homeopathy in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Lewis received her baccalaureate degree in athletic training from Boston University in 2003. Her areas of focus were injury prevention and rehabilitation in collegiate athletes. While at Boston University, Dr. Lewis had the opportunity to work with the men’s ice hockey, women’s soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams. Wishing to expand the population she was helping, Dr. Lewis then went on to work as a personal trainer and eventually became the manager of a personal training program in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educator for new personal trainers throughout New England.

Dr. Lewis is knowledgeable in both conventional and natural modalities and utilizes a variety of diagnostic tests and treatments in her general family practice such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, vitamin and mineral therapy, biotherapeutic drainage, phytoembryotherapy, homeopathy, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Lewis treats all ages from infants to seniors. While she treats a variety of conditions from the common cold to chronic disease, she has specific interests in women’s health, pediatrics, autoimmune disease, thyroid disorders, and sports performance.


In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Lewis is adjunct clinical and academic faculty at the University of Bridgeport where she oversees naturopathic medical students at the UB clinic.  When she’s not with patients or immersed in her studies, you will find her optimizing her own health potential, as well as enjoying a wide variety of interests; such as exploring the great outdoors with her hiking boots or snowshoes on, carousing the farmer’s markets and cooking up her next meal, improving her tennis game, training for her next half marathon, gardening, or spending time with her husband, Ryan, her daughters, Neela and Ameera, family, friends and one very cute yorkie named Zoey.


–Women’s Health:   Abnormal Paps, Chronic Vaginal Infections (Yeast/BV), Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen Sclerosis, Menopause, PMS, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, PCOS, Fertility, Postpartum Support, and more!

–Thyroid Disorders:  Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid

–Pediatrics:  Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Digestive Issues, ADD/ADHD

–Autoimmune Disease:  Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac, Crohn’s

–General:  IBS, Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Fatigue, Insomnia

–Men’s Health:  Prostatitis, Prostate Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fertility



Send a message to Dr. EL

“It was certainly an empowering experience, to put the power of my healing back into my own body. Dr. Lewis was absolutely wonderful to work with, very thorough, never rushed, and I came away feeling “heard” and supported. Having a professional support this journey from a women’s comprehension of the female body and system, and looking at nutrition, stress, lifestyle, etc. really helped me to feel supported in my healing journey, but in also many areas of life.”

Jillian, Staten Island

“Dr. Lewis is not just a doctor, she is your friend and biggest supporter through this process. Her warm bedside manner and the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of the clinic make this therapy the obvious choice among other options. I am finally HPV negative and have normal PAPS again! I have also learned so much about taking care of my health in a natural and proactive way. The clinic is tranquil, clean and beautiful and the staff is all so warm and welcoming. I felt un-rushed and truly cared for at Shalva Clinic.”

Sandra, Maryland