Meet Aala Shurbjy

Aala Shurbjy, FMCA

I started working at Atlanta Functional Medicine as Dr. Board’s medical scribe. I then moved to the administrative side of the practice, and eventually got promoted to the Office Manager. My unique experience in watching patients get better by simple dietary and lifestyle changes is what sparked my passion in coaching patients.

I have lost over 80 pounds by changing my lifestyle and eating habits. I did this by realizing why I was eating the way I was eating. I am passionate about finding the root cause of people’s eating behaviors. In our session, we do not only talk about food, as food is not the only factor attributed to health. We dive deep into sleep habits, daily movement, relationships, trauma, toxins, mental health, and physical pain. Each person is unique, which is why there is no one same plan for any client of mine. We set goals and I help hold you accountable to these goals.

I believe each individual has strengths and weaknesses in them, so I help you use your strengths for positive change. Our current world works against us in maintaining these changes in a healthy lifestyle. I specialize in shifting your mindset by teaching you about the history of food, what gluten is and why out bodies cannot tolerate it, GMO’s, how we get addicted to food, why sugar is worse than an illegal drug, and much more. I believe knowledge is power, and with accurate knowledge, you will be able to make the best decisions for your health. Schedule a session with me and learn how to progress day by day!

Please email me at aala@atlantafunctionalmedicine.com OR call me at 770-667-3006 option 5 to talk!

Personal Life: I love cooking different recipes and learning about spices/techniques from around the world. I am an Outer Space nerd and go star gazing monthly! My hobbies include doing makeup, looking up recipes, walking my German Shepherd, decorating my house (my husband’s least favorite hobby of mine), nature trails, and traveling.
Testimonial: Phil H, Restaurant Executive, Florida and Georgia

“For over ten years, I had vague goals of losing weight and pursuing better health but could never consistently focus on a plan that I would follow. Aala patiently explained her dietary and exercise recommendations, structured a high-frequency check-in plan, and provided health insights at each subsequent follow-up visit.

My experience with Aala has provided the motivation I needed (after 10+ years of no progress) to lose weight and become much healthier. She educates and motivates in a personable manner that is positive. Working with Aala, I lost 35 pounds, and have been in much better shape physically and mentally since doing so. We have periodic video check-ins “virtually” (in lieu of in-person visits since COVID) that help support my pursuit of better health.”

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Notice

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we ask our patients to watch Dr. Elizabeth Board's "PSA about COVID-19" video. For more information aout COVID-19, please follow the link.