Meet Dr. Shyron Alston
DR. SHYRON ALSTON
Memberships: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA)
Certifications: FirstLine Therapy® (Metagenics), Positive Behavior Support
Dr. Alston received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She strongly believes every individual deserves optimal health to the level his or her body permits, and that proper nutrition is a fundamental necessity for achieving and maintaining optimal health. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their health goals, and involves them in the treatment process as much as possible.
After earning her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Alston pursued graduate studies at Yale University in the highly competitive Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), where she also worked as a research assistant in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. During her time in the Department of Psychiatry she became fascinated with animal model studies that focused on behavior. This led her to seek opportunities working with individuals with developmental deficits and maladaptive behavior. She has implemented principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a behavior therapist in home, residential and school settings for many years. She is particularly interested in how food influences behavior in this population. Her goal is to support and enhance behavioral, developmental and social outcomes utilizing a combination of therapies. Dr. Alston’s experiences give her a unique perspective with regard to treatment approaches for the special needs population.
Dr. Alston has been a guest speaker on The Natural House Call, an alternative health radio show broadcasted on WPKN 89.5 FM, and The Practically Healthy Life Show, an alternative health audio podcast. She is available for consulting and lectures per request.
“My work as a naturopathic physician is extremely challenging and humbling. I believe this is how medicine was intended to be practiced – recognizing the intelligent design of the human body and supporting imbalances, as indicated, on all levels. My hope is that each patient that walks into my office comes prepared to battle; that (s)he refuses to allow diagnoses and current state of health to dictate quality of life. Each one of us, though only a small part, fit perfectly as we are in the larger mosaic of life. Everyone should be entitled to an opportunity to experience this beautiful medicine, and to essentially restore health in a way that uniquely resonates with them.”