“Like most people, my goals in life are to stay healthy and maintain high energy. The moment I spoke to Dr. Alexis Shields I knew I found someone who could help me massively. The help she has given me and some of my friends since then has been immense.”
“I find it very beneficial to talk with an expert who actually listens and then gives such positive and helpful feedback. I refer to Dr. Alexis as my secret weapon when it comes to my training. To train knowing that I am eating right and managing my body well gives me a huge advantage over other athletes.”
Competitive cyclist and triathlete
“Dr. Shields did for me what my mainstream doctor could not and I finally feel normal again! For at least two years, I had been feeling excessively fatigued. No amount of sleep could keep my mind & body alert throughout the day. For two years I tried to address this concern with my former doctor. I requested a panel of blood tests, but the doctor discouraged it, saying it was a waste of money. She merely told me to get more sleep. I went to Dr. Shields because she recognizes the value of blood tests and knows how to read them. In one visit, Dr. Shields identified the source of my fatigue and confirmed it with two simple tests. In two weeks, the fatigue nearly vanished with the help of a supplement. Not only did the blood tests reveal the source of my fatigue, but also caught two other issues before they became a problem. I continue to work with Dr. Shields to monitor my health. It is easy and convenient to work with her over Skype, telephone, and email. It is very difficult to find a doctor as good as she is. I highly recommend Dr. Shields if you want to regain & maintain your health.”
“I moved to Thailand and developed some digestive issues after food poisoning. It got to the point where when I would eat I would get confused, depressed, and feel awful. Sometimes with doctors, it can be a little uncomfortable sharing what is going on, but with Dr. Alexis I felt like I could tell her my symptoms honestly without being judged. Dr. Alexis was able set me up with a plan and a few supplements to take. Within a few weeks I was finally able to eat food without feeling awful afterward. I wouldn’t have been able to figure it out without her help.”
Chiang Mai, Thailand
“I recently used Dr. Alexis to get all my blood work done, which I haven’t had tested in years. It was such an easy process and I discovered a few things that I could be doing better to reach optimal health. She gave me a list of vitamins/minerals and some good “every day” hints. She made everything from getting the blood drawn to my private consultation so easy! Will definitely be using her services again in the future.”
“I started working with Dr. Alexis just before my 49th birthday. I was active and in generally good health, but just not feeling quite the energy I needed to maintain the active lifestyle I desired. I had acquired that “middle” that is so typical for women my age and, despite my attempts at managing it all with diet and exercise, I was unable to lose the 15 pounds that had crept up on me over the past few years. My family doctor said I should probably just “get used to that new number” on the scale since I was not obese or unhealthy but was approaching that big 5-0. While my family doctor is fairly progressive and I have been with him for years, I did not like that solution at all!
Dr. Alexis started her magic with an extensive questionnaire and the most comprehensive lab work I have ever seen. Our first appointment was a full hour of focused time over Skype where she asked so many questions. She is skilled at driving out the hidden details with multiple questions that reveal so much more than I observe. Lab appointments that I make myself online are quick and easy and right in my hometown. All of my payments for appointments and labs are made using PayPal. Super easy!
Dr. Alexis and my family doctor have worked very well together sharing labs and applying whatever possible to my health insurance. My family doctor is managing my thyroid condition and has been able to adjust my medication based on some of the additional labs that Dr. Alexis ordered. At the same time, she is managing my supplements and dietary support. Supplements are available on a website that contains only the supplements that she recommends for her patients. This gives me confidence that I am spending my money on a quality product and the results speak to that as well!
Inside of 10 months, I am sleeping better and no longer taking medication for asthma or depression. I have lost 25 pounds and 2.5 inches from my waist, along with 3 inches from my hips! I have dropped my BMI nearly 4 points and am feeling better than I have in 20 years! Alexis has done all of this with me over Skype and with so much care and compassion. No observation I send to her is passed over and she is quick to follow up on my email questions and concerns between Skype appointments. This has been an amazing journey and Alexis has been beside me the entire way. We continue to tweak things here and there and we will continue to work together as my needs change throughout my life!”
“One year after starting Naturopathic care with Dr. Shields, I can truthfully say that this decision has been of the best and most important I have ever made. Through Dr. Shields’ attentive and thorough care, my health and well-being have improved much more than I ever could have anticipated. What makes these improvements even more remarkable is that I have actually never ‘seen’ Dr. Shields. Since I live in Italy and she is in Thailand, all of out visits have been through Skype. Initially, I was skeptical that the visits would be impersonal or missing ‘something’ since she would not be able to examine in person. On the contrary, I found that being in the comfort of my own home, combined with Dr. Shields’ comprehensive approach and diligence in working for my better health, has resulted in the most personal and effective medical care that I have ever experienced.”
“My dear friend Dr. Alexis Shields is a Naturopath who has literally changed my life and my health. Completely. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto’s, about 5 years ago as well as a chronic bladder pain disorder called Interstitial Cystitis. All doctors that I met told me these diagnoses were chronic, and therefore permanent. They gave me a pill and sent me on my way.
After working with Dr. Alexis however, my levels have improved, pain reduced, energy skyrocketed and general health and wellbeing have done a complete turn-around. I can honestly say she is the best I have encountered ever, and I have seen A LOT of healers about these two issues! I want as many people as possible to benefit from her amazing skill and gift. She is magic.”
“In one visit, Dr. Shields diagnosed and began successfully treating a condition that has caused a lot of suffering for most of my life. The relief that she has given me is priceless. She is gentle, patient, positive, non-judgmental and full of knowledge. She is the primary doctor our family sees and I recommend her to everyone I know.”
“Dr. Alexis changed my life. Before going to Dr. A I had been to several different doctors, all of whom were not able to help me. A friend referred me to her and I knew from the first appointment that she would be different. I have never met a doctor like her. She gave me her undivided attention and asked questions that were both in-depth and well rounded. I could tell she focused on the whole person instead of certain individual aspects. After a few visits with Dr. A, I began to feel like myself again! Her unique treatment plan, as well as her desire to help me, was both refreshing and reassuring. After working with Dr. A I felt like I slowly got my life back.”
“As a middle-aged man trying to stay ahead of the aging curve, I reached out to Dr. Shields to give me an overview of my overall health state. I was very impressed with the time and energy she spent on my questions during my appointments and after my appointments with follow up emails that were extremely helpful. She has a passion for what she does and it shines through in her work. I am turning 44 this September and with the guidance and knowledge I have taken in Dr. Shields I feel like I am 30 again. No more fatigue, bloating, depression and anxiety….No more guess work on how I should be treating and feeding my body. The tips, information and treatments have been life changing.”
“Dr. Shields was extremely thorough in her diagnosis and treatment, explaining to me the physiological reasons for my condition as well as detailing a number of natural ways to prevent and cure my chronic ear pain. Her holistic approach and expansive knowledge left me feeling well cared for. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to truly understand their body and learn how to stay healthy, naturally.”
Chiang Mai, Thailand
“Dr. Shields takes her time to get to know you and figure out what is going on with your health. She is working with me to get my thyroid back on track when other doctors, including an endocrinologist, told me there is nothing wrong with me, despite having multiple symptoms and feeling horrible. She really listens to how you are feeling and doesn’t limit your visit to 10-minutes! I always look forward to my appointments. Dr. Shields is not only my doctor but also a friend.”
“It’s rare to find a doctor that is compassionate and understanding, and that also inspires. I have such admiration for Dr. Alexis Shields. I have heart disease in my family and have always struggled with my weight. Alexis has helped me find healthy ways of making changes and taking good care of my heart. She has communicated with me in emails whenever I have had any questions, even given me good recipes! Most doctors I’ve met would make you come in and spend a lot of money if you have a question. Alexis is a rare doctor and person! I feel very fortunate to have been able to have her guidance for the past few years.”
“Meeting Dr. Alexis Shields was one of the best things that has happened to me and my health. Through the process of the initial paperwork, our first meeting and tests, she was able to gather enough information about me to properly diagnose digestive issues that had gone undiscovered for many years by other doctors. She earned my respect through her unwavering commitment to each of her patients and by not only recommending a healthy lifestyle but also living one. I am a healthier and happier person because I have been able to work with Dr. Alexis Shields.”
“Dr. Alexis Shields has helped me change my lifestyle. I went to her tired, worn out, and with an achy body and congested head due to poor eating habits including too much sugar and processed foods in my diet. After months of changing my eating habits, my energy level greatly increased as did the ability to be more active, including exercising. I learned how to eat more fresh foods and limit processed foods. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Shields for teaching me what I needed to participate more fully in life. She is great at diagnosing the problem and very supportive in reaching goals. I recommend her highly.”
“When I first saw Dr. Shields, I had just been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and was looking to get off my anti-anxiety meds naturally. She helped me find new ways of eating to heal my body, mind, and soul while easing me off my meds. I was so fulfilled and happy with the results that Dr. Shields became my primary care doctor. Dr. Shields carefully listens to my concerns, doesn’t rush our appointments and has taught me to take charge of my health. I am a whole new person now and I feel great!”
“I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease in the Summer of 2008. As time went on, I became more and more discouraged and frustrated with my doctor and her office staff. I quietly began to search for a new doctor, and I was extremely interested in visiting with a naturopathic physician.
The “official” first visit was quite thorough. Dr. Shields spent one full hour with me. She asked every question imaginable about my health history and brought up many ideas regarding my symptoms. Naturopaths, by necessity, must really be experts in all areas. She looks at all symptoms from many angles, and really digs into ways to treat each patient in a unique way, through dietary changes and whole food supplements. She never made me feel like my ideas were unimportant. She really listened to what I had to say. She made me feel like a true partner in my own health care, instead of the stereotypical “obedient patient.” Ultimately, all decisions are up to me, but she is so helpful in steering me the healthy way.
Our management of the Hashimoto’s disease is a journey. We’re not finished. We’re going to keep trying different dietary changes and new supplements over time. I’m so thankful that Dr. Shields in on this journey with me! She offers thorough care, using simple tools alongside the most advanced technology available today. She responds to emails and phone messages quickly. She demonstrates the highest level of professionalism while keeping things light and comfortable. She’s not just my doctor, she’s also a friend.”