Dr. Shel’s Brain & Body Boot Camp

Dr. Shel.

COVER STORY | Photos by Mary Favre –

The wellness of others is paramount for Dr. Shelena Lalji (Dr. Shel), the founder, CEO and medical director of Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Sugar Land. As a physician, author, philanthropist, wife, mother and educator, Dr. Shel’s ultimate goal is to help all of her patients live their highest quality of life. Her patients’ happiness and satisfaction are what has helped build her stellar reputation over the past 22 years of practice. What makes her practice shine as the premier choice for patients is its devotion to customized care and her root cause approach.

“Our mission is to provide the most innovative integrative medical treatments and the latest in aesthetic technology to attain both inner and outer vitality,” said Dr. Shel. “Understanding our patients, their symptoms, their wellness goals and helping them achieve those goals is our main priority. Dr. Anne Marie Ponce de Leon, my entire team and I take our mission very seriously.”

How A Personal Tragedy Transformed Dr. Shels Mission

Dr. Shel has been quoted multiple times as saying that “through any tragedy, we can either shatter or transform.”  Through their personal tragedy, Dr. Shel and her family have chosen to not only transform themselves but have created a platform to impact hundreds of thousands around the globe. In late 2017, Dr. Shel’s soulmate and husband, Dr. Ayeez Lalji, then 51, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). “ALS is a devastating illness which has no effective treatments and no cure after 80 years of research,” said Dr. Shel. “Our kids were 13 and 16 at the time of the diagnosis, so when Mayo Clinic informed us that my husband had six to nine months due to his uncharacteristically rapid progression, we didn’t have a minute to lose. We got right to work.”

Dr. Shel assembled doctors, experts, research scientists and supporters from all over the world and worked around the clock. “I feel like I have completed three Ph D degrees in Neuroscience, Neurobiology and Pathophysiology in the last two years.” The Lalji family feels very blessed that, with all of the innovative medical treatments, the grace of God and through their customized neurodegenerative protocols, Ayeez is nearly at the two-year mark and holding strong.

New Hope for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Liddie Owens and Dr. Shel.

“We took this diagnosis on as a mission to serve humanity,” said Dr. Shel.  She and her family have traveled the world for answers, research and a variety of treatments not available in the United States, and through this, she has gained a significant amount of knowledge. She even hosted the first ever ALS Mastermind Summit in North America February 1st through 3rd, 2019 where she convened 37 experts in the field of ALS and neurodegenerative diseases from around the globe with over 400 years of cumulative experience in areas such as Detoxification, Neuroinflammation, Gut Microbiome, Lyme Disease, Stem Cells, Apheresis, Autoimmunity, Nutrition, Mold, Heavy Metals, Hormones and more. Through all of this extensive research and collaboration, Dr. Shel and her team has compiled what she now calls her “Brain & Body Healing Bootcamp” for many chronic conditions, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, Lyme Disease and neurodegenerative conditions, such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and even Autism. “These conditions may all have different names but have common root causes and thus, benefit greatly from exploring and treating all aspects of the body, mind and spirit.”

Glenda Bible and Dr. Shel.

Dr. Shel’s strong belief through all of her research is that all diseases are a direct result of “dis-ease” in our bodies and minds. This “dis-ease” is caused in most of us by physical and emotional toxicity and imbalance. She has worked diligently to help slow her husband’s progression and extend his life, along with the quality of his life. She is now extending the same approach to people seeking her care from around the country and world. Her customized and in-depth approach focuses on many deep areas including: Nutrition, Detoxification, Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, Heavy Metals, Mold, Lyme and other Co-Infections, Diet and Lifestyle, Exercise, Meditation, Stress Management, Emotional Work with EVOX, Acupuncture, Ozone, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, IV Nutritional Therapy, PK Protocol, Neurotransmitter Balancing, Hormonal and Thyroid Balance, Adrenal Balance and Stem Cells.

“To incorporate all of the above when needed takes time and a commitment from both my team and our patients. Having personally seen what serious health challenges does to not only the patient but also their loved ones, I always encourage my patients to be proactive and take impeccable care of their bodies and minds while investing in what is most valuable – their health.” After all, what good is money or time if you can’t be healthy to enjoy it?

Improving Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shel and Vasser Baily.

To further achieve the long-term wellness goals of her patients, Dr. Shel has incorporated the state-of-the-art EVOX and the ZYTO scan, the research for which comes from NASA. EVOX focuses on analyzing and improving a patient’s emotional health.  NASA has not only discovered that everything in the world emits its own distinctive electrical frequencies, but even a person’s emotions give off unique energies. Through studies, scientists also determined that negative emotions — such as guilt, hatred, jealousy and anger — give off a significantly lower frequency causing “dis-ease” other than positive emotions – such as hope, inspiration, joy or love – which cause healing.

Dr. Shel said this technology is ideal for people dealing with conditions, such as high anxiety, insomnia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anyone struggling to create a balance in their lives. “Your body works best when it’s calibrated and adjusted, just like an engine,” she said. “Calibration means balance, an element that should define your daily lifestyle.”


Wellness & Aesthetics: The Ultimate Combination

Dr. Shel believes you should look and feel your best. By offering both aesthetic and wellness services, Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center is your one stop shop for inner vitality and outer rejuvenation.

Health  Wellness

  • Evox / Zyto
  • Neurodegenerative / Brain & Body Bootcamp
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Low Testosterone Therapy for Men
  • Thyroid Optimization
  • IV Vitamin Therapy
  • Weight Loss / Detoxification
  • Yeast Overgrowth (Candida)
  • Adrenal Fatigue / Chronic Fatigue
  • Gluten / Food Sensitivities
  • Nutritional Testing & Supplementation
  • Sexual Health / Vaginal Rejuvenation

Injectable  Fillers

  • Botox / Xeomin
  • Voluma™ XC
  • Juvederm
  • Belotero
  • Radiesse
  • Vobella

Skin  Tightening

  • Ultherapy®
  • 4D Laser Facelift
  • Exilis Ultra

Fat & Cellulite Reduction

  • CoolSculpting®
  • Vanquish ME
  • TightSculpting
  • Laser Cellulite Reduction

Skin  Rejuvenation

  • Pearl / Pearl Fractional
  • QX Max
  • Microneedling with PRP
  • Hydrafacial
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Other  Aesthetic  Services

  • BLU-U Acne Treatment
  • Chemical Peels
  • Hair Regrowth
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal

Visit www.drshel.com or call 281-313-7435 for a free consultation.

Dr. Shel’s insightful book guides readers through a journey of self-discovery and awareness of women’s health issues by focusing on preventive and integrative aspects of medicine. Visit www.drshel.com to order.

PK Protocol: Healing at the Cellular Level

Dr. Shel just revealed that she is now offering the PK Protocol for patients suffering from illnesses related to neurodegenerative diseases. The PK Protocol, named for its developer Dr. Patricia Kane, is an intravenous method used as a detoxification for the brain and central nervous system at the cellular level. It helps eliminate neurotoxins and allows the cells inside the body to heal and function optimally.

Dr. Ponce de Leon and Dr. Shel first evaluate the patient’s history and pertinent labs and then customize a program with recommendations for vitamins, fatty and amino acids, minerals, electrolytes and enzymes, as well as a personalized IV infusion plan using powerful natural nutrients and antioxidants such as Glutathione, Phosphatidyl Choline, Phenyl Butyrate, Leucovorin and B12.

Patients see dramatic improvements with a series of these infusions. “I personally flew my husband across the country for the PK Protocol in December 2017 and have continued this protocol for him since. Now I am pleased to offer this incredible treatment to my patients locally.”

Customized In-Depth Care

Dr. Anne Marie Ponce de Leon.

Dr. Shel and Dr. Ponce de Leon both operate on the firm belief that the most effective way to improving or regaining health is by first identifying the root problem of ailments — not simply treating symptoms — and developing customized and individualized care for each patient.

“My team and I focus on the root cause, diagnose why our patients are feeling as they are, really listen to them and get them feeling their best naturally and holistically,” said Dr. Shel. “My mission is to reach as many patients as possible and help them attain true health and well-being, both inside and out.”

For more information on Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, call 281-313-7435 or visit www.drshel.com. Please visit www.ALSHeroes.com to find out more about the Lalji ALS Foundation started by Dr. Shel and her family to help find a cure and assist patients who do not have hope.

281.313.7435 www.drshel.com • 1437 Hwy 6, Suite 100, Sugar Land, TX