About: Dr Shel

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Saying Goodbye to Old Habits

I love the idea of saying “goodbye” to old habits. It’s a declaration to yourself, to your loved ones and to the world that you are in control of your own destiny. Even more powerfully, you can decide to completely rethink the behaviors and beliefs that may have become second nature, but are not necessarily… Read More »

Who am I?

I’ve seen it thousands of times over the years. A woman comes into my office exhausted, emotional, lethargic and scared. She is overwhelmed, confused and confesses “I don’t even recognize myself anymore.” So many women report to me that they experience dramatic changes in their bodies and particularly in their personalities and there is virtually… Read More »

Take Control of Your Well-Being

We all spend an inordinate amount of time trying to live up to our ideas of what a great life should be. But when was the last time you sat down and really took focused time to contemplate what you love to do, what inspires you and how you feel physically and mentally? When was… Read More »

The Best Beauty Secret in The World

Women are confronted daily with a beauty industry that spend billions of dollars telling them that they could be even more beautiful than they already are. Just the sheer volume of images and messages that women face can leave a person feeling “less than” or in constant need of some sort of repair. So I… Read More »

May the Source Be With You

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you understand how food creates energy in the body and is either expelled or stored? I recently saw an incredible documentary called Food, Inc. which I highly recommend. As a country, we need to begin to demand fresh, wholesome food again. But within the past 50… Read More »

Celebrity Skin Secrets- Part I: Lasers

How many times have you looked at a picture of your favorite celebrity and wondered why they never seem to show signs of aging? How do these women and men seem to defy the inevitable hands of time without looking like they had a facelift? A few of the keys to a youthful appearance is… Read More »

Happily Ever NOW

So many of us suffer from the “ever after” syndrome. We always believe that our happiness will come when we lose weight, have more money, meet the perfect person, live in the dream house, find our ideal job and more. The list goes on and on. Why do we put ourselves through this misery? We… Read More »

Is your food making you sick?

More than 12 million Americans suffer from Food Allergies and sensitivities and are mis-diagnosed; an estimated 3 million sufferers are children.  In my professional experience I have encountered many patients who suffer from the common symptoms related to food allergies and sensitivities which can include the following: -Cramping and bloating – Indigestion – Inability to… Read More »

FEEL Your Feelings

Most mothers instinctively scoop up their children when they fall down and shower them with kisses and comforting sentiments that might include, “You’re OK!” or “Everything’s Fine” or “That wasn’t so bad, was it?” Yes, parents just want to make things better. But as a mom and a doctor, I know that people need to… Read More »

Take a Deep Breath

What do you think about when you hear the term “take some deep breaths”? Usually you are trying to come down from a frustrating or emotionally exhausting experience. Sometimes we are trying to calm down, take a moment and reassess a challenging situation. Sometimes we literally take deep breaths when we are under water and… Read More »

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