Farewell Dr. Shelton

Dr. Bruce Shelton  1945 – 2016
SHELTON PORTRAITWe have lost ‘one of the good guys’.

With him go his abundant knowledge, wisdom & understanding of medicine, wellness, and life!

As one of my primary mentors for the last 10 years, Dr Shelton’s passing leaves a huge hole in my heart and in my resources for my Naturopathic and Homeopathic wellness practice.

I will miss his passion for his work and his selfless support.

Thank you Dr Shelton…your work will live on. May you rest in peace.

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Dr. Bruce Shelton
Dallas, Texas – April 28, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by:  Caren Coe / Life Force Health Strategies / Austin, Texas

Meet Dr. Bruce Shelton

  • Current President of the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medical Examiners
  • Chief Medical Adviser of Deseret Biologicals of Sandy Utah
  • 35 Year Fellow of the Arizona and American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Diplomat and Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy


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AIA Austin Home Tour – Amazing!

I am always impressed and inspired by the skill and talent in our local Architectural & Design Community! And grateful to the families who let us in to see these amazing homes!
Check out the link below for a snapshot of all the homes on the tour and to learn more about these talented people.



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New Way to Sit

Gesture Chair by Steelcase…The first chair designed to support interactions with the smart technology that we are using. Inspired by the movement of the human body.  Check it out!


Back to Basics

This is an adaptation of an article that I wrote for Whole Health magazine.  It is a simple but important message that I wanted to share.

Journaling.   Keeping a journal can be a reminder to you as to what is important to you and to your health.  It can also show you the progress you have made when you review it later.

Drink adequate amounts of water.    One of my colleagues has referred to water as liquid light…I love that!   I suggest that we drink some water upon rising and sip water over the course of the day.  Perhaps you can start with drinking a total of 3 or 4 glasses of water over the course of the day and work up to 5 or 6 glasses.  Mostly, just consider turning to water to quench your thirst.  Start to taper off (drink less) in the hour or so before bedtime so that it does not disrupt your sleep.

Food is fuel.     Nourish your body with food periodically through-out the day.  It is especially important to eat after rising since your body and brain have been fasting for a number of hours and usually need fuel to get started.  Try to get in tune with when your body is sending hunger signals.  A stomach that growls, energy that is low, dizziness or faint feeling, foggy thinking, might be a body asking for nutrients.

Exercise.      Exercise will actually help move the synovial fluid to the joints and around the joints, which may help them feel better.  Exercising our body is also good for our minds.  It can help us find mental strength and flexibility, as well as physical strength and flexibility.  Find an exercise that you can do comfortably, such as swimming or yoga.  And you may need to increase your water intake if you work and sweat vigorously!

Use nature’s rhythms and cycles as a guide to keep you in harmony.       This includes waking up when the sun comes up and sleeping when the quiet of evening settles in.  In our part of the world, natural rhythms seem to be waking around 7:00 am and getting to sleep around 10:00 pm.  If you are unable to sleep, do something soothing and still—such as meditation or prayer—or read something comforting.   If these cycles do not come easily to you after some determination and practice, perhaps some testing is in order which may reveal if your internal rhythms are out of balance due to a hormonal or neurotransmitter or other imbalance.

As you build strength and awareness, your inner light will shine brighter and can guide you as to what your next steps are available to you.

I wish you all the best!  Caren

Happy New Year 2013!

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The Importance of Digestive Enzymes

I just got back from my trip to Houston to attend the Transformation Enzymes Seminar. The topics covered were DIGESTION and INFLAMMATION, which have been shown to have a cause and effect relationship. Four of the speakers were M.D.’s, three Ph.D.’s, and two D.C.’s, all of whom spoke to the importance of using good nutrition to support their patients on their journey to wellness.

It always inspires me to be surrounded by others whose mission is to get the word out about creating wellness: Eating well is important for good health! Foods are the FUEL and the INFORMATION that our body needs to run.

Equally important is the integrity of the gut lining to allow for the absorption of the nutrients that you have eaten. This is where Digestive Enzymes and ProBiotics come in. The food molecules have to be converted to a size that can get where it needs to go to provide nourishment. For various reasons, including just the process of aging, the body no longer produces or produces fewer of the enzymes that help break down the foods that you eat.

If the molecules don’t get through—or pass through in a larger size than intended—the information that they contain also doesn’t get conveyed. The results? Some people experience allergies, hormonal imbalance, foggy thinking, weight gain, interrupted sleep, pain, a sluggish immune system, and an overall lack of vitality…all of which can lead to more serious illness if these symptoms linger.

Just know that enzymes are vital for life! They are abundant in fresh, whole foods and are also available as nutritional supplements, such as the ones that I recommend to my wellness clients. I have lots of details to share so let me know if you are interested in learning more.