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Dr. Conan Shaw - Functional Medicine

Dr. Conan Shaw is a Functional Medicine, 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, we specialize 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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Dr. Conan Shaw

Pittsburgh Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Conan Shaw BS, DC, CCN

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A Full Range of Functional Medicine Services

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

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.
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Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

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.
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Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition

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.
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Diet Modification

Diet Modification

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
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Lifestyle Modification

Lifestyle Modification

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.
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Wellness Plans

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
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Dr. Conans 7 Pillars of Health

When the foundations of health are strong, the body has an amazing ability to heal. As a clinician, with over 20 years of experience, I have identified the following seven principles, or pillars, of health that I use as a basis to promote health and healing.

#1 BIOCHEMISTRY

What does your unique, biochemical fingerprint look like? What I consider to be a primary pillar of health is individualized, optimized biochemistry. As a clinical nutritionist, I evaluate a patient’s unique needs for clinical support from vitamin therapies that are required to maintain or achieve health. Before I evaluate a patient for clinical imbalances, I will start by asking a number of questions about the more fundamental pillars of health listed below.

# 2 HYDRATION

Are you properly hydrated? How much do you weigh and how many ounces of water do you drink per day? Do you consume caffeinated products or alcohol that will interfere with proper cellular hydration? Start by trying to drink 40% of your body weight in ounces of water a day and work your way up to a goal of 50% of your body weight in ounces.

#3 EXERCISE

Do you exercise? How often and with what intensity and duration do you exercise? If you don’t exercise, start with something simple like 20 minutes, three times a week and slowly build yourself up. Exercise, in today’s reality, can be found in hundreds of forms most of which have redeeming health benefits.

#4 SLEEP

How many hours of restful sleep do you get every night? Is it easy to fall sleep? Is it easy to stay asleep? Do you have dreams? When you wake in the morning are you tired or rested? Everyone’s sleep requirements are different, but the minimum I would consider for any individual would be seven restful hours of uninterrupted sleep.

#5 MOOD

How is your mood? A positive mental attitude is an important pillar in overall health. Are you optimistic? Does stress seem to distract you from finding balance on a regular basis? Do you have hobbies or activities that bring you pleasure and joy at least on a weekly basis? Where do you fall on the “I love myself “scale?

#6 PAIN

Are you experiencing pain? Pain changes the biochemistry of the human body to a compromised and imbalanced system. Identify where your pain comes from and address the root of that concern to allow the body a chance for healing.

#7 DIET

How clean is your diet? Is your diet filled with processed, refined foods similar to the Standard American Diet (SAD)? Or, are you eating whole foods often enough to promote healing in your body. Have you identified any foods that may be good for health in general but do not agree with your system? Food sensitivity elimination is considered to be very important to allow the body to heal.

Often, small adjustments to each of these pillars of health can allow the body to be in the position to start healing on its own.

Call (724) 778-3000 today and schedule an evaluation with our expert team and let’s get you on track to “Renewing Your Health”

Dr. Conan Shaw

``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.``

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Conan Shaw

Clinical Director

Dr. Conan Shaw is a Functional Medicine, 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.

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Beth Antoniazzi

Office Manager

Beth has been in charge of running the office since March 2014. She has a background in retail management and interior design. She is gifted with a “get it done and get it done right” mentality.

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Office Greeter “Bebe”

Bebe is our professional office greeter. She is an Australian Labradoodle who is completely hypo-allergenic (non-shedding) and 100% filled with love. Bebe was born in June of 2016.

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