Guest Speaker, Dr. Shelena Lalji, MD., F.A.C.O.G. is founder of the Lalji ALS Foundation and dedicated to providing functional medicine approach to people with ALS. Dr. Shelena Lalji is a board-certified OB/GYN and a functional medicine expert who has been treating patients in the Greater Houston area for more than 20 years. She has spent the last 12 plus years of her professional career treating patients holistically getting to the root cause of their symptoms and diagnoses (www.DrShel.com). As an advocate for her patients, she has spent her time with patient care, educating other practitioners in the functional approach, speaking internationally, appearing on a variety of local and national media and volunteering with many charitable institutions.
With the onset of her husband Dr. Ayeez Lalji’s ALS diagnosis in November 2017, she and her family founded the Lalji ALS Foundation (www.ALSHeroes.com). She assembled doctors, experts, research scientists and supporters from all over the world and worked around the clock to learn more about this debilitating disease. Dr. Shel and her family have collaborated with worldwide organizations and researchers to develop protocols to help ALS patients. She even hosted the first ever ALS Mastermind Summit in North America in 2019 where she convened 37 experts in the field of ALS and neurodegenerative diseases with over 400 years of cumulative experience.
Through all this extensive research and collaboration, Dr. Shel and her team has compiled what she now calls her Brain Healing Bootcamp for many chronic conditions such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease and neurodegenerative conditions, such as ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, dementia and even autism.
Dr. Shel is committed to finding a cure for ALS and being an advocate for caregivers. She enjoys her many roles as physician, ALS advocate, women’s advocate, entrepreneur, loving wife and devoted mother to her two children, Zoe and Zade.
[02:15] The Three-Tiered Approach to ALS
[05:00] Introduction to Functional Medicine
[06:52] Possibles Causes and Contributing Factors of ALS
[13:40] Seeing ALS Patients: Where to start?
[18:15] What do we test for?
[25:37] How do we begin to treat ALS? (How to “stop the fire”)
[34:18] How do we “rebuild the forest?”
[45:56] What are some supplement options?
[51:11] Physical + Energy Healing Protocol
[58:35] A Message to Caregivers