Dr. Jones-Born is a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) in California. She completed a 1-year primary care residency through the Bastyr University residency program specializing in Ayruveda and Naturopathic medicine. Dr. Jones-Born is also a senior nutrition consultant with A Place For Mom.
Growing up in Seattle, she received her doctorate from Bastyr University and a BA in Dance and BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing her naturopathic medical degree, she was a certified EMT, Orangutan Unit Keeper Aid at the Woodland Park Zoo and worked for the University of Washington Athletic Department.
While at Bastyr University she gained experience in other areas of medicine through her work as a Phlebotomist in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center (giving her experience with caring for extreme patient cases), Experimental Histopathology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (helped to create tissue sample slides for pathologists and cancer research), as a research assistant for Alan R. Gaby, MD (providing peer-reviewed journal articles for medical writing) and by precepting over 210 hours with other healthcare providers including MD’s, ND’s, PhD’s and ARNP’s.
Dr. Jones-Born utilizes integrative medicine to focus on acute and chronic diseases, autoimmune disease, gynecological concerns, weight management & detoxification and stress management. Her clinical interest is in women’s health, geriatric medicine, family medicine and underserved populations. Her practice is heavily focused on:
- GI concerns: IBS, GERD, Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis, Constipation
- Thyroid disease: Hypothyroidism, Hashitmoto’s Thyroiditis
- Women’s health: Fertility, Weight Loss, BV, HPV, PCOS, Vaginitis, UTI, PMS, Perimenopause and Menopause
- Skin health: Acne, Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis
- Supportive Cancer Care: Breast cancer, Lymphoma, Bone cancer
- Mental health: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction
- Cardiovascular disease: Cholesterol, Diabetes Supportive Care
- Autoimmune disease: Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus
- Senior Health: Fatigue, Digestive concerns, Brain Health
- Children: Chronic Ear infections, Constipation, Skin (eczema, rash), Food sensitivities
- Specialized Diet Preferences: Vegan, Raw Vegan, Vegetarian, Ayurvedic
Dr. Jones-Born has served as a supervising doctor for the Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign (AHAC), a non-profit organization committed to increasing the accessibility of alternative healthcare for homeless and low-income individuals in the Seattle area.
In addition, Dr. Jones-Born has extensive knowledge in Ayurveda, Biotherapeutic Drainage, Homeopathy, Physical Medicine, Diet and Nutrient therapies. She has completed an additional 144 hours of training in classical homeopathy with the New England School of Homeopathy.
She emphasizes practicing medicine with passion and compassion, and to always strive to help people find the answers for which they are searching. When not in the medical world, Dr. Jones-Born enjoys quilting, reading, horseback riding, volunteering and spending time with her husband, son, daughter and their adorable & adopted Persian cats.
A Personal Message from Dr. Jones-Born~
My journey toward naturopathic medicine began at an early age and has taken many twists and turns along the way. At age 16, I became very ill and was only given palliative care from conventional medicine. It wasn’t until receiving care from a naturopathic doctor that the root cause was discovered and I finally began to find relief from chronic fatigue, severe joint pain, joint edema, nausea, weight loss and hair loss.
I am a person living with an autoimmune disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), and I can wholeheartedly say that a holistic lifestyle has been my biggest ally and what ultimately allows for larger spans of remission. In addition to natural medicine, I have utilized all conventional approaches including NSAIDS, naproxen, prednisone, sacroiliac joint steroid injections and at the height of my illness I did use a biological medication (Enbrel). Enbrel in combination with a naturopathic approach allowed me to walk, dance and eventually run a 5K! I am not against conventional medicine and have found when used therapeutically for short periods of time they are beneficial. I am no longer using Enbrel and maintain wellness with a specialized diet and supplementation plan, homeopathy, yoga/exercise, acupuncture, osseous manipulation and stress management. I truly believe I was given this disease to better understand and help others living with chronic pain/illness and guide those who prefer a different perspective, one that is more natural & integrative. I promise to continue to learn, to share and to practice all the knowledge I learn along way.