Dr Shauna Young

Dr Shauna Young

Owner | Medical Director

Dr. Shauna Young, is the owner and Medical Director of the Assertive Wellness Research Center of Durango, CO, which first opened its doors in 2001. To date, her center has had seen 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 satisfied clients. She is also the owner of the newly opened Durango Cryotherapy that offers the cutting edge technology of Whole Body Cryotherapy. 
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 Distinguished Awards of Excellence in both May of 2006 and May of 2007 from the internationally-recognized Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine. 
Shauna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences and was awarded a PhD 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. 
Shauna serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for the NoHarm 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 providing real help for countless suffering children and adults. This information to date has been downloaded and utilized at no cost to families living in more than 70 countries. 

Her very well reviewed first book “If Naturopaths are Quacks, Then I Guess I’m a Duck” was published in April of 2012. Her 

second book that details the over a decade of success of her dietary protocol the Spectrum Balance® Protocol, “Erasing Autism” was released in 2015.
She is currently an internationally recognized speaker and educator in natural health, Paleo, and Autism communities and is very busy seeing clients, freezing people in the cryotherapy sauna’s, and working on her third book.

Dr. Shauna's Books

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Assertive Eats!!


After years of requests from clients and others, Dr. Shauna started her FaceBook page for healthy and fun recipes. Whether you are brand new to a grain free and low carb eating style, or a seasoned pro, there will be something there for you. Gourmet style, easy and fast, main courses, desserts, and sides all delivered with easy to follow directions, pictures, and a side of snark!  It is “Monday thru Friday cooking” at its best. After all, cooking (and eating!) should be fun! 
Find your roadmap to an easy and tasty grain free life