Introducing Our Team
Holistic, Non 12-Step Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii
Dr. Julie Brush
MEDICAL DIRECTOR/NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN
Dr. Julie has completed extensive medical training in both primary care and naturopathic medicine. With her years of experience, Dr. Julie brings a new paradigm of health care to The Exclusive Hawaii. In this paradigm, you (the patient) are listened to; and you are given the tools to achieve optimum health. Dr. Julie creates an individualized approach for every client that honors your unique history and health.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Julie Brush grew up eating farm-fresh produce and bicycling along 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.
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, Oregon as a family physician. 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.
She has completed additional training with Dr. Ben Lynch on the subject of MTHFR genetic mutations and impact on health, with Dr. Dan Carter to learn Bowen therapy, and with Dr. Dick Thom on UNDA drainage. She is an active member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians. She is also certified in IV Therapy.