Shauna K. Young, Ph.D., CTN, CBS, OSJ
|Shauna Young is the owner and Medical Director of the Assertive Wellness Research Center of Durango, CO, which first opened its doors in 2001. Since its humble beginnings, her center has now to date had the distinct pleasure of seeing thousands of clients who have had the confidence to travel from every U.S. State and even several foreign countries based almost exclusively on referrals from other practitioners and clients who have been pleased with the consultation, products and help.
Shauna completed her initial education and obtained her degree as a Naturopath under a regimented correspondence curriculum through the Herbal Healer Academy, a school duly certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association. From 2001 through 2014 she actively practiced as a Traditional Naturopath within the disciplines of her certification with the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) and as a Certified Biofeedback Specialist with the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB).
In 2005, after four years of clinical observations and experience, Shauna began specific research regarding her theorized negative effects of excess and stored manganese on the human neurological and sensory input systems and its possible symptomatic connections to Autism and other neurological, learning and behavioral disorders in both children and adults. The unique success of this clinical research, originally referred to as “The Popeye Protocol” and currently as the “Spectrum Balance® Protocol”, led to her receiving her first speaking engagements and Distinguished Awards of Excellence in both 2006 and 2007 from the internationally-recognized Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine.
Shauna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences and based on the merits of her research, theories and doctoral thesis on Manganism as it relates to Autism, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Natural Sciences from the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In February of 2008 she was also knighted into the international Sovereign Medical Order of the Knights Hospitaller in recognition of the unique impact of her work with Autism and for positively advancing the field of natural medicine in general. The mission of the Knights Hospitaller is to promote higher levels of international health and to establish, equip, staff and maintain humanitarian and medical treatment centers worldwide.
She serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for the No Harm Foundation (www.noharmfoundation.org), a Colorado not-for-profit organization formed with the primary goal of releasing this vastly important information with the intent of ushering in a new paradigm in research and provide real help for countless suffering children and adults. This is expected to serve as a lighting rod issue to promote meaningful positive change in how the role and importance of natural medicine and proper nutritional practices are perceived by the public, government and medical communities of the world.
Over the decade Shauna has been an international lecturer on many aspects of natural medicine, nutrition, the “Spectrum Balance® Protocol”, Autism Spectrum Disorders and many other health related topics. She authored her very well received & reviewed first book “If Naturopaths Are Quacks, Then I Guess I’m a Duck”, a both informative and humorous look at life as a Naturopath practicing in the United States today, and she is currently completing her second book ”Erasing Autism“, which will be the first writing that will specifically highlight and chronicle her research and numerous case summaries that exemplify her diverse and uniquely successful work with Autism Spectrum Disorders and many other conditions.