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The Truth About Migraines (And What Could Be Causing Them)

Facts About Migraines: * There are more than 3 million Migraine cases in the US per year * Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world * Three-fourths of the migraine sufferers are women * A migraine trigger can come from a variety of sources * Migraines can be hereditary Is it a… Read More »


How Hormones Can Affect Your Allergies

Did you begin to experience seasonal allergies later in life, especially after having children? As adults, women tend to be more vulnerable to allergies than men, and in many cases, hormones may be to blame. There are actually allergic genes that can be activated by hormonal changes and cause women to begin to experience an… Read More »



6- Must Have Immune Boosters

If you’re a busy working professional, a parent or even a student with endless responsibilities, then you understand how there is literally no time to be sick… ever! Especially with back-to-school and fall allergies in full effect, it’s more important than ever to give your body the nutrients it needs to combat bacterial infections, viruses,… Read More »


The Heart Health and Inflammation Connection

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the US? Over the years, there has been much speculation about the main contributors to heart disease. Some of the most popular being high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even Atherosclerosis. Because of this, the pharmaceutical industry has… Read More »


Heavy Metal Toxicity: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Heavy metal toxicity is at the root cause of many chronic illnesses and diseases in our day and age. Toxic metals – such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and aluminum are some of the most damaging of toxic compounds. Heavy metals can cause DNA damage, disrupt hormones, impair the immune system, and damage neurological function,… Read More »


Is An Alkaline Diet the Key to Health?

You’ve seen the paleo diet, the yeast-free diet and now the ever popular, ketogenic diet. All of these are excellent nutrition plans, and all for different reasons. But one lifestyle that we should all be mindful of is the alkaline diet; an eating plan and lifestyle that keeps your body at a less acidic state,… Read More »


Iodine: Are You Deficient?

Did you know that iodine deficiency effects more than 30 million people in the world? Iodine deficiency has also be classified by the World Health Organization to be the most common, yet preventable, causes of impaired brain development in children. This important trace mineral plays an essential role when it comes to your thyroid hormones,… Read More »


Letters From Dr. Shel: Back-to-School & Back-to-YOU

Can you believe it’s August?! This summer has been a busy one and is flying by! Before we know it we’ll be planning for the holidays! We are still very much so enjoying summertime, but as a mother of two, this time of year is always bittersweet as my children, Zoe & Zade, grow another… Read More »


6 Ways to Detox This Summer

Summertime is in full swing, which means most of us are out of our regular routine when it comes to eating, sleeping, exercising and more. Because of this, you may be feeling a little more sluggish, tired, bloated and overall just not yourself. Chances are, you’ve probably over-indulged a little, and that’s okay! That’s what… Read More »


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