Dr. Shelena C. Lalji, founder of Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, has served the medical and wellness needs of women and men in the greater Houston area for over 20 years. An honors graduate of Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, Dr. Shel (as she is fondly known by her patients) is a board-certified OB/GYN with extensive experience in functional medicine, aesthetics, and regenerative treatments. After 13 years of practicing traditional medicine, she felt compelled to be her patients’ advocate and treat them with a root cause and holistic approach. In 2006, she founded Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Sugar Land which combines the art of aesthetics with the science of wellness. Dr. Shel is a sought-after international speaker, media expert and trainer for other physicians around the world. She is also the author of an inspiring book called I Am Woman: Our Journeys to Health, Happiness, and Harmony. In November 2017, Dr. Shel’s husband, Dr. Ayeez Lalji, an entrepreneur, dentist, and father, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). This would cause most to crumble, but Dr. Shel, alongside her family, turned it into a mission and created The Lalji ALS Foundation (www.ALSHeroes.com). As a researcher, Dr. Shel is committed to help find a cure for this debilitating disease along with other neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Dementia, Autism and more. In fact, through her tremendous research, she has developed a Functional Medicine Brain Regeneration Program using a comprehensive, integrative approach to help those with little to no hope. She has spent literally thousands of hours searching, consulting, researching and creating therapies and protocols with the knowledge and information she has gained from hundreds of worldwide experts and studies. She believes in going from “incurable to unstoppable!” She is also a strong advocate for caregivers and families who are deeply affected. Because of her belief in a strongly balanced life, Dr. Shel enjoys her many roles as physician, women’s advocate, entrepreneur, caregiver, loving wife, and devoted mother to her two beautiful children, Zoe and Zade.
Dr. Craig Oster, PhD
In 1994, at the age of 30, Craig Oster was given the “death sentence” diagnosis of ALS, better known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Even though Craig’s physical functioning was slipping away, he successfully fought to fulfill his dream of earning a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University in 1996. What you can type in five minutes, currently takes Dr Craig Oster about a half-hour to accomplish. Dr Craig (the name by which many refer to him) entered hospice in late 2008, after he had lost over 45 pounds of muscle and was requiring breathing machines to make it through the night. Digging deeply and praying earnestly, with an undeterred spirit he gave everything to continuing his holistic healing quest. Dr Craig was discharged from hospice on May 30th, 2009. Dr Craig is on a mission to demonstrate as much wellness as possible and to inspire people to approach whatever “hand that they have been dealt in life” in the most constructive manner possible. His professional training as a behavioral research scientist and clinical psychotherapist was followed by postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including years of personal psychoanalytic treatment. Dr Craig has treated himself as a case study during his 23 years of experience of living with ALS, including recording and working with over 1,100 nighttime dreams.