Pittsburgh Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Conan Shaw DC, CCN, IFMCP
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Dr. Conan Shaw - Functional Medicine
Dr. Conan Shaw is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Shaw works with individuals to help them achieve their health goals, often when their health goals seem out of reach.
With the use of an integrated medical approach, he specializes in treating the “why” behind a broad spectrum of health issues ranging from Immune Deficiencies to a Slow Metabolism, G.I. Issues to Mood Related Concerns, Cancer to Chronic Fatigue, and from complex Auto-Immune Diseases, Lyme Disease and Mold Born Illness.
Dr. Shaw was hired as the Clinical Nutritionist for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014 and works with patients at any stage of their health journey to improve outcomes.
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Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
A Certified Clinical Nutritionist assesses a person’s individual nutritional needs to help achieve optimal physiologic function. Use of specific diet modification and vitamin therapies are primary in the pursuit of health.
Dietary modifications are changes made during food preparation, processing, and consumption to increase the bioavailability of micronutrients—and reduce micronutrient deficiencies—in food at the commercial or individual/household level
Lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behavior for months or years. Lifestyle modification can be used to treat a range of diseases, including obesity.
7 Pillars Family Wellness Plans
The 7 Pillars Wellness Plan is a personalized roadmap to not only address current ailments but to delay, lessen or altogether prevent the onset of chronic conditions for the whole family at ur clinic in Pittsburgh, PA
``Food can be, quite literally, the medicine that heals your body or the poison that takes you down. This is specific to the individual. Those who dedicate the time to determine what is right and wrong for their bodies will find something spectacular. Health is a choice, choose well.``
Dr. Conan Shaw
“I was sick all the time, as a 3rd-grade teacher exposed to kids and germs I thought it was to be expected. I was referred to Dr. Shaw by another teacher who noticed I was ill often. Dr. Shaw changed my diet so my immune system is now stronger than the stress from what I am exposed to. That was a much better option than taking sick days and doctor visits and antibiotics all of the time. I was not sick one-time last winter (knock on wood)”.
“I had joint pain and headaches for years. I ended up with stomach ulcers from taking too many pain medications. I work in a warehouse so Dr. Shaw tested me for toxic metals. I had a number of elevated levels, so after fixing my stomach we detoxed metals and I have no more pain”. I was taking drugs for my symptoms and the drugs were tearing my insides up. All I had to do was detoxify my body.”
“I had chronic fatigue for a decade. 10 years of my life staying in bed whenever I had the chance. I learned that there were 4 underlying causes and when all were put together my cells stop functioning optimally. After 3 months I was 50% better and after a decade of falling asleep at work that was miraculous. I continue to feel better and am even back to exercising again. He is the best”!
“I am an ER Nurse Practitioner, I felt alive when in the face of trauma and patient care but my personal life was riddled with fatigue, depression, lack of motivation and PMS. Dr. Shaw taught me about adrenal fatigue and the specific way it changed my thyroid and hormones. I was off of my depression medications in three months, lost 32 lbs and have regained my normal quality of life. Working in the medical field I was unaware of how advanced functional medicine is, remarkable.”