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.
A 1998 graduate of Logan College, Dr. Conan Shaw was the recipient of the “Clinical Science Division Award of Excellence”. Shortly after graduating he accepted a position in a multidisciplinary Wellness Clinic where he specialized in integrating alternative nutritional therapies with traditional medical treatments.
In 2001, following his three-year postgraduate studies in Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Shaw started a private practice in Cranberry Township, PA. He has a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology (BS), is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC), and is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN).
Dr. Shaw Is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist with the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, a founding member of the I.S.E.A.I, (International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness) and member of the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Conan Shaw is a Functional Medicine, Certified Clinical Nutritionist with 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.
Dr. Conan Shaw
Functional Medicine Practitioner, Pittsburgh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
“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.”
“My 14-year-old daughter was depressed and tired all of the time for about 6 months, her pediatrician said “normal teen stuff”. I couldn’t rest with that and my neighbor recommended Dr. Shaw. He identified a food sensitivity, two vitamin deficiencies, and anemia. In one month, my daughter is back to her normal confident, happy self. She is still a teenager though, Dr. Shaw said that part just takes time. 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.”