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12 Days of Wellness, Day 9: Practice Gratitude

Of all 12 Days of Wellness, today just might be my personal favorite. There is so much to say about starting each day with gratitude and finding something in each and every day to be grateful for; big or small. In fact, I wrote an entire article on how gratitude improves your health! Studies are… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 8: Start with Protein

One of the best ways to get your metabolism going in the morning is to start your day with a plant-based, protein-rich smoothie. Not only are smoothies quick and easy, but they can be enjoyed on-the-go and when made with proper ingredients, can offer an incredible amount of nutrition. One of my favorite smoothie recipes… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 7: Treat Yourself!

We have officially made it halfway through our 12 Days of Wellness! How are you enjoying it? My hope is that you find one pearl of wisdom and apply it to your daily life so that you can start feeling and living your best life. I am a firm believer that treating yourself is a… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 6: Eat More Organic Leafy Greens

Dark, leafy greens…that is! Organic leafy greens, such as arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, kale and collard greens, are bursting with carotenoids, folate, chlorophyll and fiber. What’s so significant about these nutrients? They have the ability to stop or slow the growth of some forms of cancer. These dark leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals,… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 5: Swap Your Snack for Fruit

During this busy season, it can be far too easy to reach for something quick, easy and already prepared. Instead of reaching for cookies, chips or candy, train yourself to reach for fruit first. The fiber in fresh fruit helps aid your body’s digestive system while also helping you feel full without feeling bloated. I… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 4: Add B-12 To Your Day

If you find yourself yawning around 3pm or craving chocolate, chances are your body is craving B-12. I recommend you supplement with a medical-grade B-12 supplement daily, or get weekly B-12 injections to keep up with the high demands of a busy lifestyle. B-12 is something that is easily depleted from your system so it… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 3: Take a Walk

Incorporating a quick walk into your day, though may seem minimal, can actually make a great impact on your health. Just one 20-30 minute walk per day can help you lose or manage weight, prevent high blood pressure, strengthen your bones, and improve muscle tone. During the winter months, it’s typically cooler, which means it’s… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 2: Avoid Simple Carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates, such as white rice, bread and potatoes are typically processed and stripped of all nutrition. Another very commonly known form of simple carbohydrates is sugary soft drinks. They not only leave you feeling bloated, but they can make you feel tired and sluggish, too. Finally, simple carbs are quickly digested and convert into… Read More »


12 Days of Wellness, Day 1: Just Breathe

Happy Holidays! To help you stay health, well and balanced this holiday season, I’m bringing you the 12 Days of Wellness, where each day you’ll implement a simple healthy habit leading up to Christmas day. I thought this might be a fun, yet practical way to help reduce stress, gain energy and improve your overall… Read More »


Happy Holidays from Dr. Shel

Happy December! This time of year always leaves me feeling so grateful for my amazing family, friends, my dear patients and community…all of you support me on my mission to spread the word of inner balance and outer rejuvenation. I don’t know what I would do without you all. You inspire me to continue to… Read More »


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