Dr. Shyamia Stone

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Dr. Shyamia Stone, ND, MPH

Naturopathic Doctor, Master of Public Health

*Each Nourish Medical Center associate provider is an independent contractor working collaboratively to provide complete wellness care for our patients.
Credentials, Education, & Achievements:

Licensed by the State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

Post-graduate residency in Integrative Medicine at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, studying with naturopathic doctor and clinical psychologist Dr. Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD and integrative cardiologist Dr. Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Highest Academic Achievement from Bastyr University, California

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health from the University of Arizona

Master’s projects: Program Evaluation of International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Program development in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu providing nutrition for HIV+ mothers and children

Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts double-majoring in Psychology and Aesthetics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Advanced training in Autoimmunity with Dr. Lisa Portera-Perry

Advanced training in IV Therapy through Bastyr University

Advanced training in Integrative Oncology with Dr. Paul Anderson, ND

Advanced training in Mistletoe Therapy through the Physicians’ Association of Anthroposophical Medicine

Advanced training in Ayurvedic medicine through Kerala Ayurveda Yoga Rejuvenation in Kerala, India

Advanced training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine

Co-author of Chapter: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Spirituality in Cardiovascular Disease. In: Houston MC, ed. Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine.

Active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA), Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), and OncANP

Member of the AANP Global Health Committee

Why I became a doctor?

Growing up, I was always sensitive to the suffering of others and knew that I was meant to be in a helping profession. I had considered becoming a doctor, but saw many members of my family mistreated by the medical system, and didn’t see it truly helping people the way that I felt they needed to be helped. Subsequently, I planned to become a psychologist, and I worked at a non-profit behavioral health organization for a while as a group/individual counselor. While I was working here, I became frustrated that many individuals’ behavioral health concerns were exacerbated by their medications, diet, and lifestyle. I was given the opportunity to start an auricular acupuncture program to help offset some of these concerns, but realized the importance of being able to treat the whole person. I knew that I wanted to incorporate natural medicine and eastern philosophies with conventional medicine and psychology, and when a mentor told me about naturopathic medicine, everything made sense. It became clear that this was my purpose, and the reason I had learned and experienced everything that I had, in order to help others.

I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself when we give it the proper resources, and that true healing comes through integration of mind, body, and spirit. As a naturopathic doctor, I’m able to guide people on their healing journeys in a gentle and collaborative way by finding and treating the root causes of illness.

What conditions I love to treat:

Gastrointestinal concerns

Autoimmune conditions and allergies

Fatigue

Inflammation

Anxiety, depression, mood, and mind-body conditions

Addressing underlying unhealthy coping mechanisms (e.g., overeating)

Individualized medicine using epigenetics

Hormonal imbalances

Things you may not know about me:

I was born and grew up in a small town in NY, but always wanted to live near the beach in California.

Global health and social justice are incredibly important to me. I feel strongly about the preservation of traditional forms of medicine, and have studied both Mexican Traditional Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine.

I had a beautiful baby boy in September 2021, and I am loving every moment of organically evolving into a mother.

My husband is from Brazil and I’m trying to learn Portuguese. Right now, I’m reading children’s books to my son in Portuguese so we can learn together.

I love to travel and have been to over 20 countries around the world (and have been ziplining on 3 different continents).

I studied philosophy and abnormal psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark and spent a year in Europe. Soren Kierkegaard is my favorite philosopher.

I love to sing, and there was a period of my life where I considered pursuing this professionally. Now, I just sing in the shower and with my family.