46 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
33. Cold Lasers for Healing | Dr. Kirk Gair
Dr. Shel speaks with Dr. Kirk Gair, a chiropractor who specializes in low level, non-thermal lasers. He has taught laser therapy for the last five years and had research on lasers published in the Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology. Dr. Gair has used lasers in his practice to help with a litany of ailments - ranging from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, body fat reduction, injuries, fractures, chronic pain, and even for sports performance enhancement - and especially to support for concussion and neurodegeneration. One thing you can do is visit my website so we can assess your symptoms, and help you develop a treatment plan. http://www.drshel.com/test-your-symptoms/ To empower you to live your best life possible – inside and out, visit our website: http://www.drshel.com/ Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center 1437 Highway 6, Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Phone: 281.313.7435 (Just 15 miles from the Houston Galleria!)
44 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
34. Mold, Candida & Food Sensitivities | Veronica Kent
In this episode, Dr. Shel speaks with Veronica Kent about a variety of topics, including food allergies, food sensitivities, immunology tests, and personal stories of ALS. Veronica is the President and CEO of Alletess Medical Laboratory, and an international leader in the field of food allergies, offering nutritional guidance, interpretive intelligence, and a clinical team that can work with patients and clinicians to ensure better outcomes and health from their test results. One thing you can do is visit my website so we can assess your symptoms, and help you develop a treatment plan. http://www.drshel.com/test-your-symptoms/ To empower you to live your best life possible – inside and out, visit our website: http://www.drshel.com/ Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center 1437 Highway 6, Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Phone: 281.313.7435 (Just 15 miles from the Houston Galleria!)
12 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
31. Purpose and Passion | Navigating Life
In today’s episode, Dr. Shelena Lalji talks about the role purpose, passion and meaning play in shaping our lives. When people talk about happiness or fulfillment in life, they tend to throw around these words without truly understanding how they differ from one another. Dr. Shel breaks down each aspect, such as what it means to have a “passion” in comparison to knowing your “purpose”. Imagine how dull and flat life would feel without them!
17 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
32. Faith Saved Me | Navigating Life
Today, Dr. Shelena Lalji brings you on a journey about the importance of faith, and how it has truly saved her and her family. Often, people mistake faith for religion, however, it is an expression of hope and confidence in that hope. She discusses her own personal experience with faith in the last year, and teaches us the ways to practice and implement faith into our lives. Without faith… we are nothing. One thing you can do is visit my website so we can assess your symptoms, and help you develop a treatment plan. http://www.drshel.com/test-your-symptoms/ To empower you to live your best life possible – inside and out, visit our website: http://www.drshel.com/ Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center 1437 Highway 6, Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Phone: 281.313.7435 (Just 15 miles from the Houston Galleria!)
34 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
30. The Mighty Power of Mitochondria | Bridgit Danner, FDN-P
“Your house is your environment, really think about your purchases and how much natural fiber you bring into your home.”- Bridgit Danner On this episode, Bridgit Danner joined us! She has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner since 2015. She ran a busy integrative medicine clinic for ten years and has done over 12,000 treatments in her career. After losing everything to toxic mold, Bridgit now educates her listeners about toxins. She teaches how to detoxify and support the mitochondria, the functional medicine way. Timestamps: [03:38] Bridgit’s story of loss to toxic mold [11:45] How toxicity impacts your thyroid and hormones [15:16] What to know about the mitochondria and its critical role [23:25] Does toxic mold exposure lead to chemical sensitivity? [30:18] Different ways to reduce exposure and enhance your mitochondria
41 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
29. Essential Oils for Improved Health | Jodi Sternoff Cohen
What most people don’t realize is that most of our pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plants, it’s much more mainstream than people realize.” -Jodi Sternoff Cohen In today’s podcast, I speak with the wonderful Jodi Cohen, a multiple best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. In addition to providing powerful and unique blends, Vibrant Blue Oils also educates humanity, synthesizing decades of leading scientific research to explain how essential oils can work to support the body and the brain. She holds certifications in nutritional therapy, functional neurology, herbalism, and aromatherapy, along with multiple continuing educational courses in plant medicine, brain health, Chinese medicine, and herbalism. She has worked closely with healthcare practitioners of all kinds to implement the most effective essential oil protocols in clinical practice. Get a bottle of Jodi's Parasympathetic oil blend here: https://dv216.isrefer.com/go/para/drshel Timestamps: [04:58] Basics of essential oils work: how do they work transdermally? [9:30] Why is it important to understand how stress affects our health? [16:26] Jodi’s story of grief, hope, and empowerment [28:40] Which oils best support your endocrine system? [35:21] Discussing Jodi’s recent book and its success
53 minutes | May 26, 2021
28. Advancements in ALS Treatments | Merit Cudkowicz, MD
To honor ALS Awareness Month, this episode of Get Well with Dr. Shel features my good friend and one of my heroes, Dr. Merit Cudkowicz. She is the Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as the Director and the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She has recently launched the first of its kind platform trial initiative in ALS, the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial, a program that will greatly accelerate therapy development in ALS. Please consider donating to the Healey Center or ALS Heroes to benefit further developments in ALS treatments. Timestamps: [03:38] What exactly is ALS, and what are the current available treatments? [05:27] Why is ALS such a hot-button research topic? [Hint: it involves a bucket of ice-cold water] [10:97] What are the risk factors for ALS- and the preventative measures you can take through lifestyle changes [17:52] Testing new ALS drugs- four at a time! [25:17] Gene therapy, stress stimuli, and other neurodegenerative diseases [37:81] ALS adaptive technologies: the brain-computer interface
45 minutes | May 19, 2021
27. Lyme Disease and Chronic Infections | Darin Ingels, ND
On this episode Get Well with Dr. Shel, Dr. Shel speaks with Dr. Darin Ingels, a naturopathic doctor that specializes in Lyme disease. They discuss all things Lyme and Chronic Lyme, treatment protocols for a cure, and what chronic infections could be propagating your Lyme. Visit https://dariningelsnd.com/ for more of Dr. Darin!
16 minutes | May 12, 2021
26. Heal Yourself | Navigating Life
“Your body is a self-healing organism. By ignoring its natural self-repair process and entrusting a doctor immediately, you might be ignoring the very thing you need to heal.” On this solo episode of Get Well with Dr. Shel, Dr. Shel addresses the meaning behind self healing, if there’s purpose without passion, and tips for both healing yourself naturally: physically and emotionally.
45 minutes | May 6, 2021
25. Healing Hormones for Great Skin | Trevor Cates, ND
Dr. Shelena Lalji speaks with Dr. Trevor Cates, an Amazon best-selling author of the book, “Clean Skin From Within”, and the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California. Today they discuss the importance of understanding it’s not just about what you put in your body, but also what products you put on your body, that impact the health of your skin. Use code Save20 to get 20% off your next purchase at The Spa Dr.® store. Get Trevor’s FREE guide to the BEST and WORST foods for your skin! https://thespadr.com/foods-to-eat-cheat-sheet/ Dr. Trevor Cates is author of the USA Today and Amazon bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and founder of The Spa Dr. natural skin care line. She received her medical degree from the National University of Natural Medicine and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California. Dr. Cates dedicates her focus and passion by helping patients from around the world achieve natural, glowing skin. During her practice she has been featured on a variety of television shows, including The Doctors and Extra TV. Dr. Cates has also interviewed upwards of 250 experts on The Spa Dr. podcast, and hosted her own PBS special: Younger Skin From Within. She strongly believes that the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with natural and non-toxic ingredients. TIMESTAMPS: [10:00] How hormonal changes may be impacting skin health [13:40] How toxin products being put in - or on - your body, affects your skin health [21:46] Six root causes behind skin issues [30:29] Nutrition, supplementation and herbs: knowing which ones are really good for your skin [34:45] Takeaways: what you should be looking at other than toxins and diet for your skin [39:24] Ingredients in makeup, and how they may be interacting with your skin
42 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
24. Heal Your Autoimmune Disease | Gabe Golden
“Symptoms are very important, and they should be a great incentive for you to start learning about your body and what’s in the way of it functioning optimally.” With so much conflicting information about autoimmune disease- how do we pick what’s right for our own treatment? Dr. Shel speaks with Gabe Golden, film director and producer, about his film, Lighting the Path, inspired by his 30-year challenge with rheumatoid arthritis. Gabe has such a remarkable healing journey and has overcome so much, we should all take note.Watch Lighting the Path for FREE, when you sign up- you can even email Gabe directly! Discover Your Power to Heal- by Watching the FREE Lighting the Path Film https://lightingthepathfilm.com/ Timestamps: [03:02] Past treatment protocols for autoimmune disease [07:32] Getting to the root-cause, and skipping the corticosteroids [19:44] Steps you can take TODAY to detox [24:49] How to “light the path”- and navigate the litany of conflicting medical advice [31:30] What Gabe would have done differently in his health journey
56 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
23. Gut, Brain, and Hormonal Toxicity | Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Dr. Shelena Lalji speaks with Dr. Tom O'Bryan-one of the most sought after and respected leaders in the functional health community, and a recognized leader on the impact of gluten and food sensitivities on gut health, autoimmunity and the brain. He is the founder of TheDr.com and author of best-selling books, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ and “You Can Fix Your Brain: Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had”. Watch his free docu-series, BETRAYAL: Can We Stop Chronic Health Deterioration? In 2022, Dr. Tom and I are hoping to co-host a provocative and important workshop with Healthmeans called “Conquering the Brain, Gut, & Hormone Axis”, stay tuned for more information on this! Timestamps: [05:00] Most pervasive contemporary health issue [09:14] What secret toxins are destroying our bodies? [20:04] Where DOES disease come from? [28:48] The epigenetic tie to “dis-ease” [36:15] What CAN we do that we may not be doing?
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
22. Dental Dangers: The ROOTS of Disease | Stuart Nunnally, DDS
Dr. Shelena Lalji interviews Dr. Stuart Nunnally, biological dentist. Dr. Nunnally is board certified in naturopathic medicine and is board certified in integrative biological dental medicine. They talk about how dentistry impacts systemic health, and how poor dental health can contribute to worsening autoimmune and even neurodegenerative diseases. If you’re near Austin, TX, you can make an appointment with Dr. Nunnally here! Timestamps: [04:39] How is biological dentistry different from traditional dentistry? [07:34] What is the tie between chronic/autoimmune diseases and poor dental health? [15:32] Why are mercury fillings so horrible for us? [33:42] What are cavitations (and how they’re different than cavities) [41:48] How to find a good biological dentist
66 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
21. An Integrative Approach to Breast Cancer | Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD
Dr. Shelena Lalji speaks with Dr. Nalini Chilkov, a leading-edge authority and pioneer in the field of Integrative Cancer Care, Cancer Prevention, and Immune Enhancement bringing more than 30 years of clinical experience with thousands of patients. Today they talk about creating a body where cancer cannot thrive. Download Dr. Nalini’s free cancer-preventative guide to Healthy Estrogen Balance. Timestamps: [02:57] How is it possible to create a body where cancer can’t thrive? What causes it to thrive in the first place? [13:35] How to integrate an integrative practitioner into your oncology protocol: how you can combine conventional medicine with naturopathy [27:11] How to best monitor your cancer, or for cancer [35:35] Must-do lifestyle changes to suppress cancer [52:49] What are epigenetics? How can we change how our genes behave?
30 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
20. Loving Your Imperfections | Navigating Life
Today, Dr. Shelena Lalji talks about the art of loving your imperfections, and how learning to embrace your individual self strengthens our mindset and those who surround us. The discussion of mental health is beyond important when talking about imperfections, and Dr. Shel explains the importance of a positive outlook on how we treat ourselves. The journey to love your imperfections is long and difficult, but is so rewarding! Timestamps: [02:47] What role does perfectionism have on our mental health? [06:25] Imperfections in our lives beyond our physical imperfections [11:51] How does “socially prescribed perfectionism” affect us? [15:46] Ways you can your quiet negative inner thoughts [21:44] The importance of continuing self-improvement and development [23:46] Practicing gratefulness in our lives and our imperfections
47 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
19. Key Foods, Nutrients and Lifestyle Shifts To Optimize Immune Function | Sally LaMont, ND, LAc
Today, Dr. Shelena Lalji speaks with Dr. Sally LaMont, a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist. They talk about the importance of your gut health, discussing the best foods to support it and the products to avoid for optimal immune function. Learn more information on Dr. Sally’s Healthy Immune Reset Program, focusing on the value of food as medicine.
46 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
18. Gratitude | Navigating Life
Navigating Life is a branch of Get Well with Dr. Shel where I use both my medical expertise and personal experiences to help and prevent you from encountering avoidable health and wellness challenges. This episode is about gratitude, how I found it amidst unprecedented personal struggles, and the practices we can all do to feel a little more grateful. Go to http://www.drshel.com/ if you are interested in telehealth visits, or in person visits for those in the Houston area.
37 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
17. Treat YOUR Hashimoto's | Anshul Gupta, MD
Your thyroid gland regulates just about every other hormone in your body. So much so that it is known as the “master gland of the metabolism” and it is interwoven with every other major hormone and system in your body. I spoke with Dr. Anshul Gupta, Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy, and also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. Conventional medicine doesn’t have all the answers for a vast majority of patients suffering from Hashimoto’s diseases and that’s where a Functional Medicine model can be helpful- today we will talk about plans for people with Hashimoto’s, to end fatigue, reduce brain fog, and lose weight sustainably. Dr. Anshul Gupta has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine as a staff physician. He has helped thousands of patients to reverse their health issues by using the concepts of functional medicine. His dedication towards his patients was recognized when he was awarded Readers Choice, Best doctor in Northern Neck Area. He is now on a mission to help 1 million people reverse their health conditions. To achieve this mission he has started a virtual functional medicine practice so he can serve clients from all over the world. He now specializes in treating Hashimoto’s disease and helping people reverse their unresolved symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
46 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
16. Reset your Thyroid | Alan Christianson, NMD
On this week’s episode of Get Well with Dr. Shel, I spoke with Dr. Alan Christianson, a board-certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. We’re going to be talking about iodine, what to do to “reset” your thyroid to optimal function, and how to take the first step. Dr. Christianson has been featured on countless media appearances including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet. Take my low thyroid quiz to assess your symptoms. Evaluate your thyroid health via our simple quiz to assess if your thyroid is in need of some TLC. Worried about your results? Schedule a free consultation with someone on our team so we can create a customized thyroid plan based on your needs. Get my Thyroid Support Value Bundle- Save $15 by purchasing the bundle! This bundle includes some of our most popular supplements: Advanced Thyroid Support provides safe and effective glandular extracts to feed and fortify the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus glands. Thyroid Support contains glandulars such as thyroid concentrate, anterior pituitary and hypothalamus as well as SeaSEL Kelp, and various vitamins and minerals specific for thyroid health. Advanced Iodine contains potassium iodide for supporting normal thyroid function, including balanced production of thyroid hormones and the health of breast and prostate tissue. Advanced Zinc is an essential trace element involved in most major metabolic pathways. Zinc is required for the production of the active form of thyroid hormone known as T3 (triiodothyronine).
40 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
15. Outsmart Endometriosis| Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC
My guest is a nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative women’s health and reproductive health, sometimes called The Pelvic Guru - Dr. Jessica Drummond. Dr. Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of a brand new book on women’s health, Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach - and has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Today, we discuss the symptoms of endometriosis, what happens if its left untreated, and treating it using a holistic approach.