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?’ »
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’ »
As a physician who practices anti-aging and functional medicine, I have devoted my career to helping people live longer and create healthier lives. I have a passion for healthy living, so wellness and staying young has been my mantra.
But, in January of 2011, I experienced the sudden loss of two friends in their fifties, and a personal family tragedy that made me take a hard look at life. Sudden death wakes you up. As hard as I was working to keep people healthy and young, those closest to me were in trouble, and dying.
Continue reading ‘The Gift of Your Life……In Memory of My Friend Lynn and….The Family Love Letter™.’ »
As an anti-aging physician, I have devoted my career to helping people live long and healthy lives. I have a passion for healthy living; wellness and staying young has been my motto. As a result, I created a teleseminar series called “Conversations with Dr. Shelby-Lane” to teach about health and longevity by interviewing the best health experts on planet earth.
But, in January of 2011, I experienced the sudden loss of two friends and a personal tragedy that made me take a hard look at life. Sudden death wakes you up. As hard as I was working to keep people healthy and young, those closest to me were in trouble, and dying. Continue reading ‘The Family Love Letter™. The Gift of Your Life’ »
Weight Loss with the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a very hot and controversial topic, to say the least. Oh Yes, controversial. It was something I had to research and explore, since my patients were asking for it, and I had really turned away from this approach.
Although a healthy diet, good nutrition and exercise are the mainstays of weight loss & fitness, HCG is an important new conversation and topic for the issue of weight loss. Why? Because metabolic syndrome is the most serious health problem in the United States, causing increasing morbidity and mortality. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a problem with sugar metabolism and obesity.
I had a great conversation with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, and an expert on the topic. Not only is he using sublingual HCG in his practice, but he has had great success on a personal level, losing more than 100 pounds in a year’s time. This is what I learned when I spoke with Dr. Eisenstein on Conversations with Dr. Shelby-Lane. Continue reading ‘Weight Loss, HCG and Metabolic Syndrome’ »
Approximately 4% of the people in the United States are suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome. Although it can happen to anyone at any age, most of these patients are women in their late thirties or early forties. Fibromyalgia is considered a syndrome because it has several symptoms in addition to pain. The HIDDEN protocol should be used to treat chronic fatigue, pain, and the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It’s very easy, and there isn’t a secret formula. According to Dr. Maria Sulindro, managing these symptoms simply requires remembering what HIDDEN stands for. Continue reading ‘The HIDDEN Formula to Treat Fibromyalgia’ »
The awesome foursome are four nutritional supplements that are essential to increasing the survival rate of heart patients. These are magnesium, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), L-carnitine, and D-ribose.
In most patients with metabolic cardiac problems, these nutritional supplements will breathe energy into the heart. This is accomplished by building adenosine triphosphate (ATP) substrates inside the mitochondria of the heart cells. When this happens, the heart thrives. This is comparable to how a lawn blooms when provided with water and non-toxic, organic fertilizers. Continue reading ‘The Awesome Foursome’ »
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found among fats in the body. Despite bad publicity, cholesterol is necessary. It’s part of every cellular membrane in the body; we have over 100 trillion cells, and cholesterol is an integral part of that. It’s a large percentage of our brain tissue.
Cholesterol is used to synthesize our steroid hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. We also use cholesterol as a precursor to our stress hormones, such as cortisone, which raises the heart rate and make the muscles tense up. Cholesterol is also the precursor to vitamin D. It’s part of the nerves and part of the coating around our nerves, so it’s very integrated into the body.
Continue reading ‘Cholesterol – What it is and Why You Can’t Live Without it’ »
Stem cell research is a controversial issue. The biggest controversy isn’t over the use of adult or umbilical cord stem cells, which the Western world mostly accepts. The issue is with using fetal stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells are another matter. They have been heavily publicized, but most people don’t understand them. When couples have trouble conceiving, they sometimes visit a fertility clinic. The eggs are harvested and joined with the sperm in a test tube or Petri dish to create embryos. If there are leftover embryos, they are usually either frozen for future use or discarded. Another possibility is to allow them to be harvested for the embryonic stem cells.
Continue reading ‘Stem Cell Research – Is it Ethical or Not?’ »
Tonight we’ll be speaking with Dr. Eldred Taylor to discuss “Breast Cancer & Hormones: The Big Debate.” There’s still time to register and the replay will be available 96 hours after the call!
When: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Time: 8 PM eastern until 9:30 PM eastern (www.time.gov)
Host: Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD
Special Guest: Dr. Eldred Taylor
Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Discussion
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Continue reading ‘Breast Cancer and Hormones – Dr. Taylors joins us TONIGHT!’ »