Nutritional Therapy/Functional Medicine

Ellyn Linnetz, RD

(562) 761-7635 •

Ellyn Silverman is a Registered Dietitian that has been in practice for over 20 years. Her expertise covers a wide area of practice from chronic disease prevention to the management of disordered eating. She practices an integrative medicinal approach to nutrition intervention which includes both clinical and holistic styles.


Ellyn has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She also completed a Fellowship at USC in Metabolic Dysregulation.  She has authored many publications, written chapters on a variety of topics and is a national speaker on nutrition health.  She currently lives in Long Beach California with her family which includes her husband Burt and her dogs Molly and Hailey, and is the proud mom of two adult daughters. Ellyn’s passions are her family, travel, and she is an avid painter. She is currently the Registered Dietitian consultant for a distinguished eating disorder recovery center in Southern California and has opened her new private practice Healing Nutrition Therapy at the Center for Integrative Health and Healing of Seal Beach.


Through her journey with her own eating disorder she has made it her goal to help others see the worth they have on the inside and show them that there can be peace with their food issues. Her beliefs are that a person is so much more than what they look like on the outside and if you are not happy inside…the shell of  “you” can never shine. Getting this message out to the people who are affected by eating issues is her goal. She is very active in many interests that involve health and nutrition and is currently working on integrating nutrition intervention and counseling into mainstream medical practice.  She is an environmental and food safety/access activist and keeps a small organic garden which she tends with care.

Jeannette Painovich, DAOM, L.Ac.

(562) 431-4120 • 

Dr. Jeannette Painovich began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1997, completed her Master’s Degree in 2000, and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006. Prior to beginning her career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she worked as an exercise physiologist for 12 years at Good Samaritan Hospital and specialized in cardiovascular disease. In her search for career path in a more holistic approach to medicine, it was the philosophical mind and body approach to health as well as it’s centuries of medical practice and success that drew Dr. Painovich

to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Painovich has a long had a passion for integrative medicine, which involves combining mainstream medical therapies with complementary therapies. In 2004, she founded the first ever inpatient acupuncture fellowship program for doctoral students at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Painovich was awarded a grant to conduct a two-year research program at this same hospital which examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in the inpatient setting. This innovative research project in 2006 was touted as one of the top integrative programs in the country. Since that time Dr. Painovich has been actively engaged in research, publishing articles on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the areas of acute care setting, menopause, cardiac ischemia and arrhythmias, cardiac stem cells, and hypertension.

She treats both children and adults for a wide variety of health issues including acute and chronic pain, gastrointestinal health, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Dr. Painovich is also passionate about working closely with women in with all areas of women's health, including but not limited to PMS, heavy, irregular or painful menstrual cycles, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and successfully treating menopausal symptoms without the use of hormone therapy.

More recently, Dr Painovich expanded her practice to include an array of dermatology conditions. After a rigorous two-year training program, she is now recognized as an expert and is a member of the elite Register of Chinese Medicine Dermatology. 


Dr. Painovich is also very passionate about treating neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., mild cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, etc) using a very unique comprehensive approach which involves acupuncture and herbs in conjunction with nutritional and wellness interventions.  

“Health is a state of complete physical, emotional and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” World Health Organization, 1948

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