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Dr. Juli Mazi is a licensed naturopathic and primary care doctor whose aim and passion is to empower her patients to heal. She helps people of all ages to achieve an optimal and vibrant state of well being. What patients notice first about Dr. Mazi is that she radiates the vibrant health she is committed to helping her patients achieve. Her positive outlook inspires confidence; her calmness and wisdom puts people at immediate ease. She truly listens to her patients and empowers them to become active participants in their own healing. At a very early age, Dr. Mazi felt called to be a healer and a teacher. Her spirit of investigation came alive when she discovered her strong connection to the plant world. Fascinated by nutrition and the medicinal qualities of food and herbs, she experimented with various diets, and searched out exotic fruits and vegetables, to discover their effects for herself. Dr. Mazi is a natural teacher and healer and she inspires that spark of vitality in those whose lives she touches. Before embarking on her naturopathic studies, Dr. Mazi earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution, and taught classes in Non-Violent Communication at Portland State University. Her skills and training in interpersonal communication define her signature approach, which is to use the power of compassionate inquiry to guide each patient to discover what their best options are for healing. Dr. Mazi received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she trained in the advanced medical sciences as well as ancient and modern modalities that rely on the restorative power of Nature to heal. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctor Association. Her clinical areas of expertise include: Homeopathy Botanical Medicine IV and Injection Therapy Gynecology and Women’s Health Pediatrics Acute Care Men’s Health Digestive Health Nutrition Grief Recovery Hormone Balancing Mood and Behavioral Medicine Lifestyle Counseling Dr. Mazi works closely with her patients to co-create an effective wellness plan. She educates and empowers her patients to make informed decisions about their own health and healing. “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” –Buddha
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Dr. Irene J. Valencia is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and primary care provider, specializing in family medicine. In addition to managing acute and chronic disease in patients of all ages, Dr. Valencia is versed in hormone balancing, digestive health, natural approaches to the treatment of mood disorders and has a special interest in the role that environmental toxin exposure plays in the expression of complex chronic disease such as auto-immune, chronic fatigue and Lyme. Her areas of expertise include: clinical nutrition and detoxification, botanicals, intravenous nutrient therapy, women’s medicine, environmental medicine, and homeopathy. She is also one of the few ND’s on the Central Coast to offer an alternative treatment for cervical dysplasia and HPV infection, called cervical escharotic treatment. Dr. Valencia draws from a wide range of clinical experience in medical facilities serving diverse populations, including pain management clinics, substance abuse facilities and women’s shelters. It was here, treating some of the most under-served populations, that she witnessed some of the most profound improvements using naturopathic therapies. Above all, Dr. V, as her patients call her, sees healing as a partnership between the patient and her, and strives to honor the unique make-up of each person that walks into her office with her treatment protocols. She is a firm believer in treating people first and diseases second. Prior to her life in Santa Cruz, Dr. Valencia earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City and her medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to her formal medical training, she is a certified Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a level II Reiki practitioner and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy practitioner. In her free time, Dr. Irene can be found cooking up natural beauty products in her kitchen, logging hours on the mat for her yoga teacher training or seeking adventure around the world. Dr. Valencia offers a free, 15-minute consultation for all new patients. Call to make your appointment today!
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Dr. Bernardo Valero discovered his love for science and medicine during his time as an undergraduate at Florida International University, in Miami, FL. At that time he was involved in a community that was surrounded with mindfulness and health, such as yoga club, meditation meetings, and healthy eating potluck groups. It was within that community that he first discovered Naturopathic Medicine as an option, which aligned with his desire to help improve the health of his community. Following his undergraduate experience, he gained experience in orthopedic rehabilitation, working at a physical therapy clinic for three years. He began his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and today Dr. Bernardo Valero is a licensed Naturopathic primary care physician, and is specializing in alternative methods for pain management and mental health. Dr. Valero connects with his patients to understand where they are, as he helps to offer clarity to their circumstances. He wants to make sure that every patient feels listened to. His background in exercise therapy and yoga therapy are a key to his approach with his patients. He teaches them the tools and remedies that they can use on a regular basis to stay pain free, happy, and healthy. Dr. Valero is dedicated to creating lasting results and leaving his patients with an empowered feeling, and on their way to vitality. Dr. Valero’s professional interests are in researching and applying latest natural treatments for acute and chronic pain management. He plans to incorporate therapies such as PRP, dextrose prolotherapy, and peri-neural injection therapies, as regenerative treatments to eliminate pain. Dr. Valero is also a Reiki Master teacher, and uses Reiki meditation as a tool for helping his patients discover their own self-healing potential.
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Naturopathic Medical Assistant (NMA).