As part of the Journey To Lovely’s commitment to excellence and our ‘Empowerment’ series, it is with great pleasure that I present to you this month’s ‘Lovely Icon’: the phenomenal and inspiring Dr. Julissa Hernandez!
As a renowned Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Sexual Health Expert, Holistic Iridologist, CNHP-Certified Natural Health Professional, Dr. Julissa, as she is affectionately known, is also the Founder and President of The Natural Health Center, based in New York City but with offices across the U.S. and abroad, including office space in Paris via the network of office she partners with.
Truly an empowering and passionate healer, Dr. Julissa diligently shares her wealth of knowledge with her patients but also with her online community, on her weekly radio shows and social media lives.
Our trilingual Lovely Icon, is also the author of ‘The Naturopathic Approach To Fertility‘, a detailed and renowned book, which takes an empathetic and hands-on approach to treating this specific health issue. Filled with healing wisdom, this naturopathic fertility bible has yielded multiple success stories, which are a direct result of Dr. Julissa‘s numerous years of experience accompanying couples on their journey to fertility.
In celebration of her 25th year of practice, it was an immense honor to interview Dr. Julissa on the Journey To Lovely podcast, who also happened to be our first guest ever!
As our Lovely Icon reached this inspiring career milestone, in an altruistic spirit, she beautifully let us experience her wealth of knowledge and kindly gifted us with precious gems from her naturopathic treasure chest.
During our lovely exchange, we candidly discussed her Journey To Lovely into the medical field, her passion for healing and were able to answer most of your questions #TeamLovely!
With her radiant spirit and generous heart, Dr. Julissa is a true Healing Light in this world
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Greetings, Dr. Julissa, please present yourself and share a bit about who you are.
Dear Claudrine, am feeling honored and humbled to chat with you.
I am Dr. Julissa Hernandez, and I love to help humans heal, and feel 16 years old again, but with better judgment (smile, chuckle).
Am a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, and help my patients heal with alternative medicine, Naturopathic medicine, Holistic medicine, Chinese medicine. Am an author, international speaker, a teacher of natural medicine, television and radio personality, philanthropist, proud mommy to a magnificent young man.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the medical field and how did you begin your journey?
My mother introduced me to natural medicine when I was a young girl and I became fascinated with herbs searching them voraciously in the encyclopedia Britannica and went on to study while I was still in high school as a certified natural help professional then went on to pursue my doctorate in Naturopathy. May 1st 1995 I opened up my first office, and this year celebrate 25 years in practice.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, can you share a bit about your approach to healthcare & one of the most memorable experiences you’ve had so far?
Such a beautiful question… I love to help humans heal. For me it is truly a blessing to have found my purpose and it be something I truly love very deeply. And I would say the most memorable experiences are the smiles, hugs, and words of gratitude I receive from my beautiful patients when they are feeling healthy again and have overcome their health challenges… From helping a couple to conceive the precious baby they have prayed for, to helping a child with behavioral challenges, to a woman or man with reproductive system dysfunction, to helping someone heal emotionally from past pain and hurt, and more. They joy in their spirit and in their eyes when they feel healing is one of the most exhilarating feelings. It is a privilege, an honor, and I feel humbled to have the opportunity to serve in this way.
Since we are all in quarantine, what are some basic health tips you can share with us during this time?
It is so important for people to focus on what they should be grateful for in their lives to avoid fear and anxiety, which will affect their health and compromise their immune systems; something everyone is awakened to now and are alert to keeping healthy during this time. Focus on Love for each other if you are quarantined with loved ones. Watch only 10 minutes a day of news so you feel informed, yet discontinue inundating yourselves with negativity. It will do more harm than good. Take herbs, roots, supplements, that help prevent and fight disease. Eat healthy foods to strengthen your immune systems, rich in fruits and vegetables. If you are a couple in quarantine together, make love more. And All of us should laugh more!
The medical field can be a daunting world, how do you stay grounded and overcome your challenges?
A spiritual practice has always been a divine part of me. Cultivating my spirit for many years with meditation every morning, yoga, and practicing Buddhist and Taoist practices keeps me feeling centered and at peace.
What words of advice or encouragement would you share with someone interested in pursuing a medical career?
When looking into helping humans with their health, our primary focus to should be to remember to ’cause no harm’ to the patient… for this reason I was attracted also to natural medicine. If medicine brings us back to our roots, and truly is a focus on allowing the body to heal itself, then I feel is is a wise and beautiful choice when choosing to study medicine. Focus on your passion, without bringing harm to the patient. That IS a true healer.
Thank you for sharing those encouraging words! What’s next on your “Journey to Lovely” (your future goals and aspirations)?
Ah, this journey in this life continues to be one that brings me so much joy! To support and help those in need in the area of overall Sexual Health is the desired aspiration we are looking to focus on now and for the future~ Love, Health, and intimacy are significant parts, I feel, of our overall wellbeing. A desire of mine is to bring all those I can to experience the optimum health they deserve in this life, including all that encompasses Sexual Health, reproductive system health, emotional and mental happiness when all this is in balance, and more…
With the current global pandemic, if you could share a message of hope with the world what would it be?
Love yourselves and your bodies, feeding it what it needs in the form of water, sun, exercise, herbs and roots, and healthy foods in the form of roots and vegetables, to prevent disease and so the body can heal itself.
That’s awesome, thanks for sharing! We truly wish you the best! Where can we keep up with you online?
You can find my information on:
My herbs and supplements website:www.drjulissa.mynsp.com
Facebook Pages: /doctorjulissa, /drjulissa, /healthylivingwithdrjulissa
Instagram Page: @drjulissa
Twitter Page: @drjulissa
Thanks again for your time and such beautiful insights dear Dr. Julissa!