Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category.

Answering the Why’s to Your Health Questions

This Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 8 PM eastern (, I will be “Answering the Why’s to your Health Questions”, specifically heart disease, high cholesterol & weight loss, with Dr. Ryan Bentley.

Dr. Ryan Bentley has been described as one of the brightest young leaders in the field of nutritional medicine. A true innovator, Dr. Bentley has emerged on the national scene in natural medicine circles with his engaging seminars and the release of his recent book, Sex, Lies and Cholesterol, which is being praised by practitioners and lay people alike.

Dr. Bentley received his first bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University, and went on to attend National University of Health Sciences where he earned his doctorate, graduating cum laude. While at National University, Dr. Bentley also received his second bachelor’s degree in human biology, and completed two fellowships in the department of anatomy. Additionally, Dr. Bentley taught at the College of Dupage as an anatomy and physiology professor. Dr. Bentley enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, speaking nationally, helping patients, and writing.

Dr. Bentley is the co-founder and CEO of The Wellness Prescription and BIA Education, companies created to educate practitioners on how to construct proven, objective, and quantifiable systems and protocols to help their patients reach optimal health. He has taught his principled nutritional approach to thousands of doctors around the country.

To register and submit your question(s) go to

Here are a few of the questions we’ll be discussing:

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Reduce Stress, Improve Your Sleep & Enhance Libido With Life Enhancing Laminine

Are you stressed out? Well, Welcome to 2012, planet earth, out of control. A stress filled world. So, what’s the answer?

“Avoid Stress”. Sure, you’ve heard that before. So, what are you supposed to do, avoid your wife or husband, better yet, the kids. How about avoiding those bill collectors and your boss, or the insane manager, who just doesn’t get it? Maybe the manager is you.

Maybe you can’t meet payroll and you’re about to get fired, and the list goes on and on…divorce, death, disability, termination, and those crazy.. Unexpected life events. Hey, let’s not forget “The Economy”, and everything else that is out of your control. Or is it?

What is real solution for this “all time pan-epidemic ” problem of the 21st century. And, why does it even matter?

As an anti-aging physician, I see lots of patients who are just stressed out, can’t sleep, moody and irritable, and sometimes, just plain, mean. Stress related problems are one of the five reasons why I see adult patients. Chronic, and unrelieved stress has been shown to “shrink the brain”, according to researchers reported in the journal, Biological Psychiatry, and it also increases free radical generation in many tissues of the body, especially the brain. Seems like protecting the brain is must for anti-aging.

Good nutritionals for stress might include 5 HTP (helps increase serotonin), St. John’s Wort, SAMe, saffron, etc., etc. The list goes on and on.

In short, I love it when I find the right nutritional that answers specific needs, since I have been taking supplements to retard my own aging for the past thirty years. Well, this new addition to my supplement family is just what the doctor (Me) ordered. There may not be a literal “fountain of youth”, but I will continue to look for it and use the best remedies that I can find. That’s why I think Laminine deserves more attention, now and not later.

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Surprising Consequences of Root Canals

You might be surprised to find out what results from a root canal. Dr. Hal Huggins talks about the research he’s done into root canals and how they might be one of the biggest reasons for disease and sickness. Dr. Huggins explains how a root canal is performed and how that process leads to bacteria in your blood.

I Need to Lose Weight and Fast – Should I Join a Gym?

As a weight loss physician and consultant, I try to assess how much activity a person doing on a daily basis, such as walking with a pedometer, or climbing steps, or yoga, or going to a gym, or any activity they like to do, CONSISTENTLY. How to get started with a fitness program and how to stay consistent are real concerns.

I just evaluated a patient who weighs 335 lbs since last year, and she told me she had been walking one mile a day for the past year, and low and behold….she still weighs 335lbs. She said her doctor reviewed her food diary and told her to eat more fruits and veggies, etc. She doesn’t fry her chicken, she sautes it. Good.

But upon further investigation, she said she walks at a slow pace, and she actually walks 3.5 miles three times a week (not one mile daily) and she does this in one- half hour to 45 minutes. RED Flag. Could there be some alteration of the truth.. Then she said that her primary care doctor didn’t have time to explain things to her and he was very busy, seeing three people at a time, and she doesn’t really know what to eat…and on and on, while her cell phone rang three times during her visit with me. She even answered it.

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Laughter Is Key To Healthy Living

Two weeks ago I joined “Mornings With Ken & Bernie” for a radio interview to discuss how I try to use laughter in my practice to help people heal. Here’s a link where you can listen in:

Best of health,
Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD

What the Heck is Earthing?

As a doctor, I rarely go Earthing. Or fishing or running. I just don’t get out often enough to have that kind of fun. I do get close to meditating, especially after a rough day in the hood. And, I’m usually dancing between patients in one practice, or laughing with others in another, who just need extra time to explain their situation. I’m not complaining, because no one said the practice of medicine would be easy. So when my colleague, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, told me about Earthing, my first comment was “Steve has left the planet.”

But, after a great conversation with Dr. Sinatra, cardiologist, on Conversations with Dr. Shelby-Lane, and of course, walking barefooted on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I GOT it. Continue reading ‘What the Heck is Earthing?’ »

Women & Heart Attack Risk

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7 Anti-Aging Secrets for Staying Young & Living Longer:

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Are Your Major Hormones in Balance? Insulin and Cortisol Balance

Many people do not realize the connection between hormones and between hormones and diet.  There are definite links between having balanced hormones and diet. One of the key links is the connection between insulin and cortisol.

Many people have gotten into some very bad habits that caused their diets to go off kilter. Back in the 1990s, people developed a fear of ingesting fat.  As a result, they turned to low-fat foods, in addition to things such as refined carbohydrates and simple sugars. This trend caused a major problem; and, it actually created a situation in which their bodies had to use a lot of insulin to balance all the sugar they were putting into their bloodstreams. It eventually got to the point where their bodies weren’t listening to the insulin and in fact became insulin resistant.  This is an ongoing problem. The effect:  The Obesity Epidemic. Continue reading ‘Are Your Major Hormones in Balance? Insulin and Cortisol Balance’ »

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique?

Emotional Freedom Technique

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of alternative psychotherapy. EFT purports to manipulate the body’s energy field by tapping on acupuncture points while a specific traumatic memory is focused on as a treatment method to eliminate a psychological problem.

Last week was the 2011 Tapping World Summit (you may still be able to access recordings from the event).

The Emotional Freedom Technique is a one of a kind technique that creates life-altering results for those that use it. I invite you to learn more at

Best of health,
Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane

Do You Want to Know How To Fix The Hidden Metabolic Problems That Are Stopping Your Weight Loss?

Upcoming call scheduled for this Wednesday, February 2nd at 8 p.m. EST!

During this call we’ll cover:

* What are “enzymes” and how are they connected to weight loss?
* How long is the typical program utilizing digestive hormones for someone who wants to lose 30 pounds?
* What makes it work?

AND Alex will share how he has lost 48 pounds in just 4 months!

Learn more (and see Alex’s before and after pcis!) at