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Dr. Samia McCully


Dr. Samia McCully holds a Bachelor of Science in physiology and psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She has her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University.

Why Natural Medicine?

During college, Dr. McCully developed some digestive problems. After two years of treatment with prescription medications and no relief, she was taken to a naturopathic doctor. By simply changing her diet and avoiding a few aggravating foods, her digestion improved dramatically. This experience ignited a fire of interest in natural medicine that only grew as she learned more.

Life Experiences

After college graduation, Dr. McCully journeyed overseas to teach English as a second language in Korea. After a brief stint, she chose to continue her overseas teaching experience and taught primary school in the United Arab Emirates for several years. During this time she had the opportunity to travel extensively and was able to experience many different cultures. Her yearning for new experiences, combined with great curiosity and fascination with health, lead her to Bastyr University, the world’s leading school for natural medicine. After graduation and a little more traveling, Wellness Architecture was born. It was the perfect way to facilitate health empowerment through education and practical hands on experiences.

Teaching, Writing and Speaking

Dr. McCully’s has taught at different venues such as Whole Foods Market, Elephant Pharmacy, Curves, Ladera Oaks Tennis Club, as well as many private homes and churches. She teaches on a wide variety of subjects. Some of her classes include: Home Shui, Kids Nutritition, Quick Healthy Lunches and Breakfasts, Nutrition for Real People, Naturopathic Medicine and Heart Health, Osteoporosis, Food Sensitivities, Breast Cancer Prevention and Weight Loss.

Dr McCully has written for the PCC Sound Consumer and WAC Magazine. Click here to read her articles on The Flavor Industry, Defining Natural, High Fructose Corn Syrup: why are we eating it? , Safer Food Storage, Mindful Eating and A Campaign for Safer Bodycare. You can also hear Dr. McCully on NPR talking about her article Mindful Eating. Click here.

Today, Dr. McCully works in Menlo Park as a licensed naturopathic doctor. She specializes in endocrine disorders, digestive problems and food sensitivity and neurotransmitter testing. These include:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Blood sugar disorders/diabetes
  • Digestive disturbances/disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue/Insomnia
  • BIO-Identical Hormones

Dr. McCully is an expert at simplifying the path to optimal health. She employs a holistic approach to wellness using:

  • Nutrition
  • Nutrient supplementation
  • Botanical medicine
  • Detoxification
  • Homeopathics

Dr. McCully is an active member of the CNDA (California Naturopathic Doctors Association). She is a mother of  three young children and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, walking and . Dr. McCully lives in Menlo Park with her family.


How this one habit will change your holiday weight gain forever.

November 23, 2023

This could not be more true today than it was 17 years ago. I wasn't a parent then. Now I have three kids. We typically host and aren’t traveling to Ohio for Thanksgiving anymore. The food is mostly the same, the crowd is different. But it’s still my favorite holiday. I wrote this article about a habit that still, if in place, will reduce your holiday weight gain or even prevent it. Guaranteed. This article was published in Seattle in 2006!   - I was even interviewed on NPR about it. I guess it resonated with more than just me!

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