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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 »


Top 4 Nutrients for Hair Loss

The appearance of your hair plays a huge role in your physical appearance, as well as your self-esteem and confidence. When someone experiences hair loss, it can be very devastating and traumatic, especially when it seems as if there is no rhyme or reason, nor can the problem be solved. I can relate to this.… Read More »


Hot Flashes: Is It Menopause? Or Is It Your Thyroid?

The summer heat can make just about anyone uncomfortable; especially the Texas summer heat we are currently experiencing. But if you notice yourself sweating more or unusually hot most of the time, maybe it’s not the heat – perhaps it’s your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland located in the on the… Read More »


Summer Skin Care Tips

Summertime means more time outdoors and less clothing covering your skin. Summertime also means it’s time to protect your skin more than ever. While a nice bronze glow may be desirable, I cannot stress the importance of being proactive when it comes to your skin’s health. Tan skin now means aged skin int the future.… Read More »


3 Ways Vacationing Improves Your Health

Have you ever thought to yourself “I’d really love to go on vacation, but I just have way too much to do”? How many times have you mentioned being so tired, yet you continue to do nothing about it. Are you frustrated with yourself for working day and night without giving yourself any type of… Read More »


Top Aesthetic Treatments for Men

It’s no surprise that more and more men are seeking out aesthetic services and treatments these days. It goes a little something like this: The wife comes to see us. She gets Botox, a little filler, has her skin rejuvenated and begins looking younger. She looks good, feels great and is radiating confidence. Her husband… Read More »


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