The diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming to say the least and it can be confusing sorting through the different treatment options available.
The best approach following any cancer diagnosis is to start with integrative care from day one. Often times, patients will resort to the most aggressive treatment protocol out of fear. Then, after conventional options are exhausted, patients often look towards integrative care. By using an integrative approach, much of the suffering could have been managed.
Both the aggressive treatments and the disease process itself can take a huge toll on the body. Under the supervision of a naturopathic physician, many patients will go through chemotherapy and radiation with minimal side effects. You must have professional guidance from a physician who is knowledgeable in the interactions of drugs, botanicals, and nutrients using their specific role in cancer therapies.
With a passion for women’s medicine, Dr. Shell became concerned by the prevalence of cancer in the personal and family history of her patients. Another positive influence, was the close mentorship that she continues to receive from older brother, Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, world renowned energy healer and best-selling author (x5) who works solely with oncology patients at his practice in Vancouver, BC.
Throughout medical school, Dr. Shell elected to complete over 300 hours of clinical rotations focused on integrative oncology. She continues to develop comprehensive integrative treatment plans at her practice in Chandler, AZ. Whether you are looking to safely integrate natural therapies into your cancer treatment, prevent recurrence, or optimize your health— you will be guided every step of the way.