Dr. Lisa Shaver
Dr. Lisa Shaver is a licensed physician who incorporates Naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine to treat women and men. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine and a Masters of Science in Oriental medicine. Dr. Shaver is also a licensed acupuncturist. She co-founded and runs Everyday Wellness Clinic in downtown Portland, where she maintains a private practice. Dr. Shaver is an adjunct professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also the branch manager for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland.
Dr. Shaver’s practice focuses on chronic lifestyle diseases such as non-celiac gluten-sensitivity and Celiac disease, digestive disorders (chronic burping, heartburn/reflux, hiatal hernia, gas/bloating), IBS, constipation/diarrhea, gas/bloating, IBD (Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis), SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), intestinal yeast overgrowth and parasites. She has a special interest in conditions as varied as autoimmune conditions, hormone and thyroid imbalances, mental and emotional imbalances. She also treats conditions such as headaches, menopause, PMS, anxiety and depression. As both a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she treats patients who have been involved in MVA’s (motor vehicle accidents) from both an acupuncture/Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine perspective. Dr. Shaver sees adults only.
Dr Shaver is trained in Functional Gastroenterology (gut and digestion), Functional Endocrinology (all hormones: thyroid, adrenals, sex hormones), Functional Neurotransmitter Balancing (moods) and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (looking at lab tests more thoroughly than standard means). She has trained in a year-long Functional Neurology program . Functional medicine doesn’t manage disease and symptoms, it looks at the whole person and treats the imbalances, dysfunctions which are at the root of the disease or condition and bodily symptoms.
Dr. Shaver particularly enjoys working with food and nutrition, and lifestyle modifications as a means to regain health and vibrancy, as well as botanical medicine, targeted therapeutic agents such as vitamin/mineral protocols, and acupuncture and cupping. She is an ardent whole foods diet and gluten-free advocate and educator. As an educator, she teaches her patients about their body and ways they can maintain health on their own.
Dr. Shaver grew up embracing a lifestyle full of healthy cooking, nutritious eating, exercise and the love of the outdoors. While growing up she actively participated in swimming, sailing, tennis, volleyball, hiking and running. Dr. Shaver is a former Peace Corps Volunteer. She served four years in the Central African Republic as a public health educator in maternal and child health care, and HIV/AIDS prevention liaison to at-risk women. She lived both in the bush in a mud hut for two years as well as in the tiny capitol of Bangui, working with the Ministry of Health (their version of the Dept of Health and Human Services). She taught these high-risk women entrepreneurial and small business skills. She has worked in Washington, DC for the American Red Cross and has volunteered extensively and passionately her entire life.
Dr. Shaver loves to cook, create recipes, convert recipes to gluten-free, grain-free, anti-inflammatory friendly, GAPS/SCD/Fodmaps-friendly and share them with her patients. She teaches classes in cooking, meal planning, and gluten-free and clean healthy delicious cooking. Dr Shaver has competed in an Olympic distance triathlon with Team In Training, raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She enjoys biking, hiking, camping and running. She grows her own food in her vegetable and herb garden.
Since 2008 Dr Shaver has volunteered as the branch manager for the Portland chapter of the Gluten Intolerance Group, which meets monthly and supports all those who live a gluten-free lifestyle. Meetings include expert speakers in the area and nationally, gluten-free samples, discussions on safe and unsafe foods and restaurants in the area and occasional gluten-free gatherings. She also maintains their Facebook page. The meetings are geared equally to those starting to navigate the gluten-free lifestyle, or who are curious, as well as those more advanced. Many members are eating diets that follow: Paleo, SCD, GAPS, low Fodmaps or straight-up conventional Gluten-Free Diet. She also coordinates the yearly Gluten-Free Food Fair, an exhibition of over 60 gluten-free local businesses. Dr Shaver attended the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago in September 2013, with a delegation of local Oregonian health practitioners.
Dr Shaver is adjunct faculty at NCNM and lectures in the Advanced Gastroenterology class on Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, food sensitivities and food allergies to medical students. Dr. Shaver presented at the Naturopathic Gastroenterology Conference and lectured on Recognizing Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity. Dr Shaver regularly lectures on topics as varied as identifying food sensitivities, improving the immune system to recognizing Celiac disease and on the topic of gluten.
Dr Shaver has written articles for local newspapers and has been quoted in The Oregonian, NW Boomer and Senior News, and other media.
Dr Shaver’s clinic, Everyday Wellness Clinic, takes most insurances and as a courtesy to you, will bill your insurance for your visits.
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