Given the rapidly increasing prevalence of weight related health concerns in the western world, and due to the call from Obesity Canada for increased access to comprehensive, evidence based, people-centred strategies, Dr. Sheldon works with several medically supervised weight loss programs. He has also created the “Nourish" Healthy Weight Loss program through which he aims to empower patients to take control of their health and reduce risks for chronic disease through education, monitoring, and team work in order to help patients reach their health goals. Dr. Sheldon is a member of Obesity Canada and supports their mission to provide an evidence based approach to weight management.
Symptoms of poor digestive function such as gas, bloating, constipation and/or loose stools are often due to an imbalance of the flora (bacteria) of the digestive tract. Using non-invasive breath testing, this is often easily identified. Highly effective treatments are available that help correct this imbalance through the use of specific dietary changes, nutritional supplementation and/or medication.
Injection Therapies for Pain and Injury
Being a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Sheldon has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of injuries and other causes of joint pain. Dr. Sheldon uses Regenerative Injection Therapies such as prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy which may strengthen damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints to improve healing times and relieve pain. Custom prescription topical pain creams are also used to address and treat each individual’s particular type of pain. Corrective exercise and physical rehabilitation are also discussed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Allergy Testing and Treatment
Allergies are often unavoidable in modern day living. Examples include dust, mould, animal dander, trees, grasses and pollens which are either seasonal or year-round. Conventional treatment focuses on symptomatic relief through the use of anti-histamines, steroid sprays and inhalers, and allergy shots. Dr. Sheldon focuses on allergy elimination with compounded allergy drops containing ultra low doses of allergens which functions to de-sensitize the immune system so that it is no longer reactive! This treatment is called Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy, and has been proven to be as effective as conventional allergy shots, without the hassle or pain of needles. Drops are taken under the tongue daily until symptoms resolve completely. With long term treatment patients are often able to live allergy-free!
Dr. Sheldon uses blood tests from Lifelabs to assess and identify causes of ill-health. This may include anything from iron status to cholesterol, blood sugars, and more. Testing may also include the use of breath tests or stool samples to identify and correctly treat the underlying cause of dis-ease.
Nutritional supplementation is not only meant to correct single nutrient deficiencies, which are relatively rare in today’s society. Supplementation with vitamins, minerals, or herbs is also used to lower cholesterol, improve digestive function, and treat a wide variety of health concerns.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
The administration of vitamins and minerals intravenously is advantageous as it bypasses the stomach, intestines, and liver, delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream, where they are immediately bio-available. This can be especially helpful for patinets with digestive health problems limiting or inhibiting their ability to absorb nutrients from food.
General Health and Wellness
In addition to his practice focuses, Dr. Sheldon is happy to see and treat health conditions and people of of all stages of life from pediatrics to geriatrics.