Jake Shettell, ND
Jake Shettell is a Naturopathic Doctor with an emphasis in breast health.
He enjoys working with patients of all ages with a wide range of health concerns including breast cancer and breast cancer prevention.
He strives to empower others to establish the foundations of health. He believes that true health begins in the home, and is passionate about using naturopathic therapies to help people ease their suffering and regain vitality.
He lives in the West Village with his wife, who is also a naturopathic doctor, and son, Luca.
To learn more about Dr. Shettell, watch the video and continuing reading below.
Additional video clips from the interview are available on our Media Resources page.
Dr. Shettell’s Education and Professional Training
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University Jake went on to receive a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona — a 4 year AANMC accredited institution. He trained with and is very grateful to Dr Heather Paulson, where he worked with several breast cancer patients, Dr Katrina Stage for general medicine and women’s health, Dr Leslie Axelrod and her wisdom in diagnosing and treating autoimmune disease, Dr Matthew Baral for his expertise in autism and pediatrics, Dr Stephen Messer for his genius in homeopathy, Dr Yong Deng for his knowledge and skills using Traditional Chinese Medicine and many other respectable physicians.
Dr. Shettell has pursued additional education in Applied Kinesiology, Gemstone Acupressure, Bio-identical hormones and Mind-Body health. He has enjoyed participating in the Environmental Health Symposium, the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, and other conferences and workshops that relate to naturopathic medicine or to the integrative treatment of breast cancer and breast cancer prevention.
He is also the author and creator of hubND.org, a membership based website for health practitioners interested in optimizing patient outcomes.
Personal Note from Jake
“After graduating from naturopathic medical school I started getting inquires from a concerned relative about how I would approach breast cancer screening and breast cancer prevention as a naturopathic doctor. I had lost an aunt to breast cancer, so I took these questions seriously. I knew I needed to better understand the current research so I dived into the literature. The research and statistics were so captivating that I couldn’t help but pull 3 all nighters that week.
The more I uncovered the more I knew that I wanted to share this information with women. Over the next year or so I continued to spend a large amount of my time and continuing medical education credits (which are required to maintain a license) on the subject of breast cancer.
What came of all this was something I did not expect. In short, I was dismayed by breast cancer screening programs acting as a one-size-fits-all. I knew more could be done for women and that an individualized, comprehensive approach would be best. So I created a unique risk assessment questionnaire that goes beyond the conventional risk assessment models. I did this because most models today only take into account a few data points. I’ve endeavored to take into account as many important data points as possible.
My goal is to empower women to understand their current breast health and to equip them with simple but effective screening and treatment strategies to move towards optimal breast health.”
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