Introducing Our Team
Holistic, Non 12-Step Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii
Dr. Julie Brush
MEDICAL DIRECTOR/NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN
Born and raised in Nebraska, Julie Brush grew up eating farm-fresh produce and bicycling in the flat countryside. Her mother’s interest in natural foods and alternative healing planted the seed for her future career choice. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, where she studied biology in a pre-med program. She then served two years in AmeriCorps, working in wildlife conservation in Northern California. Her work took her to New Hampshire, then Arizona where she found herself managing a natural foods coop. Here, her desire to help people was rekindled and she headed back to school to study natural medicine. Her love of the Northwest made her decision to move to Portland an easy one.
Dr. Julie Brush is a graduate of National University of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon. She was the recipient of the Helfgott Research Institute Student Research Scholarship in 2005 for her work studying the immune-stimulating properties of herbs. For the past 12 years, she has been practicing at 2BWell clinics in Lake Oswego and Portland as a family physician. She has completed additional training with Dr. Ben Lynch on the subject of MTHFR genetic mutations and impact on health, and with Dr. Dick Thom on UNDA drainage. She is an active member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In January 2018, she and her family moved to the beautiful Big Island where she served as the Medical Director at the Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat until June 2018.
As a NUNM graduate, Julie has completed extensive medical training in both primary care and naturopathic medicine. She practices under a new paradigm of health care. In this paradigm, you, the patient, are listened to, you are given the tools to achieve optimum health and you are an active participant in your health care. This is an individualized approach that honors your unique history. The naturopathic approach seeks to identify and treat the cause of disease, which both treats acute issues and prevents future health problems. She is available to treat patients of all ages for acute and chronic conditions.