written by Sara Lynn (Kuntz) Valentine
“We are one of the country’s only truly full service natural health centers,” says owner Shauna Young. “I’m a naturopath with a PHD in natural science and nutrition, and our other doctor, John Partenope, is both an MD and a naturopath. We also have a weight loss specialist, personal trainer, aesthetics, and both whole body and spot targeted cryotherapy. So we have it all now!
“We tend to see a lot of ‘mystery’ issues - things like fibromyalgia for example, that is not actually a ‘disease’, but rather a group of symptoms. We’ve worked with everything from migraines, digestive disorders, autism, arthritis, to people who simply want to feel as well as they can. After 16 years the list of what we’ve NOT worked with is probably much shorter than the list of what we have! Rather than band-aiding symptoms, we work to find the root cause. We’re often more like detectives.
Our new Whole Body Cryotherapy is a leading edge technology for pain, injury and inflammation. A session, which lasts up to three minutes, involves exposure to minus 120 degree temperatures. This activates the nervous system, clears out toxins and metabolic waste, enhances blood circulation, and triggers the release of powerful endorphins. The result is often significant pain relief, faster muscle recovery and accelerated healing of injuries. As Hollywood has discovered, there are aesthetic benefits as well, since cryotherapy shrinks pores and increases collagen production. Preventative care is a huge part of what natural medicine is all about and cryotherapy is a very effective tool in accomplishing that goal.
Shauna has written two books, ‘If Naturopaths Are Quacks, I Guess I’m a Duck’ and ‘Erasing Autism: The Spectrum Balance Protocol’. She’s the medical advisor for the No Harm Foundation and her autism dietary protocol, available at no charge at www.noharmfoundation.org, has been downloaded in 76 countries.
“We see folks from all 50 states and over a dozen other countries, so a lot of people seem to know where we are. The Chamber, however, has been great getting the word out to remind locals that we’re here,” Shauna says. “Our mission? In a nutshell, when it comes to you and your health we like to shoot for great. A lot of people will settle for good… we like great…”
Questions? Call 970-385-7577 or visit www.assertivewellness.com.