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What We Treat

Patients come to Pittsburgh Nutritionist Dr. Conan Shaw for a variety of reasons (ie. Women’s Health, Heart Disease, Weight Loss, Lyme Disease, Mold illness, Migraines, more…). Below are some of the symptoms that patients often look to have corrected. If you do not see your symptom listed, please contact Dr. Shaw to inquire about your area of concern.
Adrenal Burnout: Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Burnout

Adrenal fatigue or hypoadrenia is a diagnosis to be the state when adrenal glands are exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily the glucocorticoid cortisol, due to chronic stress or infections.Read More »
Allergies

Allergies

A condition where the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance. Symptoms include itchy eyes/skin, sneezing, congestion, wheezing & rash. Seasonal allergies result from grass, weed, tree pollen, or molds.Read More »
Arthritis

Arthritis

Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Lab tests or imaging often required. Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases.Read More »
Asthma

Asthma

When your body is exposed to something that is viewed as foreign or potentially damaging, an immune response is triggered. With asthma, the immune system response is to produce mucous in the lungs. An asthmatic’s respiratory tract is sensitive and when their body …Read More »
Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is a term that hits very close to home for a large percentage of the population. Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases in which cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. In some areas of the world cancer is more prevalent …Read More »
Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name given to a variably debilitating disorder generally defined by persistent fatigue unrelated to exertion. This persistent fatigue is not substantially relieved by rest and is not accompanied by the presence …Read More »
Depression

Depression

By medical definition, Depression is a mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by the loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. In the office of a Functional Medicine Clinical Nutritionist …Read More »
Diabetes

Diabetes

Type Two Diabetes is a reversible condition. If you decide that you are willing to change your diet, exercise and take the vitamin therapies that are required to properly balance the changes in your body, working with a Functional Medicine Clinical Nutritionist …Read More »
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is the most common name given to a chronic widespread pain syndrome with heightened and painful response to pressure. The pain presentation can be coupled with debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some patients …Read More »
Food Cravings

Food Cravings

Do you crave different foods at different times of the month? Are food cravings a sign of addiction or do you crave foods because your sub conscious mind secretly knows what nutrients you are deficient in and drives you to eat specific foods to replenish …Read More »
Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease or cardiovascular disease is the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and veins). While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is usually used to refer to those related to …Read More »
Hormone Imbalances

Hormone Imbalances

Hormones are chemical signals used by the body to create an effect. The effects of hormones range from the speed of your metabolism, to the speed that minerals can be taken out of or put into your bones. Hormones can change your mental focus, your ability to …Read More »
Elevated High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty …Read More »
Immune Deficiency & Recurring Infections

Immune Deficiency & Recurring Infections

There are over 80 recognized primary immunodeficiency syndromes; they are generally grouped by the part of the immune system that is malfunctioning, such as lymphocytes or granulocytes. Genetics can play a role here but what is the cause of a non-genetic …Read More »
Infertility

Infertility

Today, more and more couples are focusing on advanced collegiate degrees and establishing a career before they make the decision to start a family. This pushes the average age of beginning parenting higher and subsequently has increased the number of couples …Read More »
Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia can be defined as difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, associated with impairments of daytime functioning or marked distress for more than 1-month length of time. To begin peeling back the layers and correcting the symptoms …Read More »
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Why is your colon irritated? Why do you deviate from constipation to diarrhea? Why does a stressful event trigger a spastic reaction in your colon? Why do you suffer from lower abdominal pain? Why don’t you have colon regularity and consistency? Please don’t accept …Read More »
Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

My first Lyme patient was in 2002. Since then the science and understanding of treating Lyme Disease naturally has exploded. Still, with all of the advancements, if there is anyone disease that has an incredible amount of confusion surrounding it, it is Lyme Disease …Read More »
Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual Irregularities

The menstrual cycle revolves around a balance of three primary hormones, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. With these hormones there are three phases of a cycle, follicular, ovulatory and luteal phase. Any change in relationship and percentage …Read More »
Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

Correcting migraine headaches is a perfect example of how working with a Functional Medicine, Certified Clinical Nutritionist can improve your health. The medical model of controlling migraines is a very different approach, using potentially damaging …Read More »
Mold and Biotoxin Illness

Mold and Biotoxin Illness

There is a percentage of the population (24%) who cannot tolerate exposure to molds. This is a genetic pre-disposition and has been there since birth. The simplified version of this imbalance is that if a pre-disposed individual lives in or is exposed to molds the toxin released …Read More »
Mood Swings

Mood Swings

It is common to treat patients for mood swings using nutritional therapy and diet change. In my over 20  years of clinical experience, I have found that the most common reason people suffer with mood challenges is from hidden inflammatory responses to a toxin or infection …Read More »
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis / MS

Auto immune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. In the case of M.S. the immune system is attacking and destroying …Read More »
Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight …Read More »
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a very common female hormone imbalance. Some sources site it as effecting 5-10% of menstruating females. The principal features are obesity, anovulation (resulting in irregular menstruation) or amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) …Read More »
Skin Irritations Eczema Psoriasis

Skin Irritations / Eczema / Psoriasis

When there is a problem with your skin, like eczema or psoriasis, it means that there is an internal problem, usually in the Liver or Colon, and the symptom shows up externally as inflammation or irritation. This dermal symptom does not mean that the body is deficient …Read More »
Systemic Candida

Systemic Candida

Candida Albicans is a yeast that is commensurate and naturally occurring in the digestive tract of healthy humans. It belongs there. It does not belong throughout your body in elevated amounts that can interfere with normal physiologic function though. For this to …Read More »
Thyroid

Thyroid

It’s estimated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don’t even know it yet. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your …Read More »
Weight Loss

Weight Loss

As the number one reason a patient presents to a Functional Medicine, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, it is important to understand that there are hundreds of different approaches to losing weight. Not all people need the same weight loss plan and this can add …Read More »
Women’s Health Issues

Women’s Health Issues

From unbalanced hormone systems, women derive a number of pre-dispositions to very common health concerns: Menstrual Irregularities & P.M.S., Infertility, P.C.O.S., Hormonal Weight Gain, Migraine Headaches, Estrogen/Progesterone Regulated Cancers …Read More »

What We Don't Treat

We are not a primary care practice. Dr. Shaw’s background is in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on Functional Medicine. His strength lies in applying peer-reviewed & accepted nutritional methods to complex chronic health problems for correction. Dr. Shaw may complement but cannot and will not replace your current primary care physician.
Dr. Conan Shaw

Our Head Clinician

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

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