Sheila Beades, N.D. graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. While there, she completed internships at Whole Health Center and Salvation Army. In years prior to naturopathic school, Dr. Beades obtained her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Biology with a Leadership certificate from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. In addition, she has pursued further observation and post-graduate training in complementary cancer care and therapies, hormone-related disorders, autoimmune disease, and homeopathy. Dr. Beades is an active member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) and the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CoAND).
Dr. Beades dedicates herself to walking alongside each patient while on their transformational journey back to health. Her passion lies in staying up to date with the latest research, empowering patients through education, and delivering a naturally-focused care plan curated towards the totality of the whole person. In doing so, Dr. Beades supplies the patient with tools to address the underlying disturbances that may be contributing to the current state of health. She believes that the practice of naturopathic medicine should be understandable and doable – which ultimately requires the patient and doctor to collaborate to provide an individualized treatment plan.
Outside the office, Dr. Beades enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and camping in the great outdoors, and cooking!
Integrative oncology provides a working relationship between all providers in the pursuit of optimal patient outcomes. Goals include improving quality of life, managing side effects, aiding in recovery, preventing recurrence, and providing education for a healthy lifestyle.
Attempting to lower risk for cancer involves tailoring recommendations based on each individual case. This often requires a significant amount of background information and investigative work in order to determine significant risk factors. Evaluation methods include knowledge of pertinent diagnoses, injuries, or traumas, bloodwork values, epigenetic expression and genetic inheritance patterns, endocrine system balance, and lifestyle patterns (including nutrition, gut health, movement, and mental/emotional aspects.) Implementation of specific strategies based on this information can then help to lower risk of cancer development.
Collaboration between a doctor and a patient should involve education and empowerment. This is why the main focus in the practice of naturopathic medicine involves both individuals identifying and removing the underlying cause of the illness or disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. Health is then attained by utilizing gentle, non-invasive approaches. Whether you are suffering from hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal distress, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, and/or pain, there are options available to you.