Dr. Julianna Dudas, ND is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who utilizes a functional medicine approach integrating novel and traditional modalities. She believes that all disease has at its root cause a multifactorial disruption in natural vital force, and that the body’s innate ability to heal is something that can be supported and guided to overcome any illness – no matter how complex or chronic. She incorporates a blend of botanical medicine, natural supplementation, cutting-edge intravenous and hyperbaric oxygen therapies, dietary, lifestyle, and mind-body interventions as well as homeopathy, intuitive energy work, and chemical medicine (as needed) to facilitate strengthening weakened pathways in the body in order to ultimately restore optimal function and health.
Dr. Jules came to naturopathic medicine after long-time personal challenges with chronic fatigue, gut dysbiosis, endocrine imbalances and histamine intolerance. As a result of her own journey as well as her clinical experience, she cares deeply about treating Autoimmune (AI) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) patients as well as other “mystery” conditions. She takes a keen interest in mold and mycotoxin illness, chemical sensitivity and environmental illness, Irritable Bowel Disease, IBS, and tickborne illness including Morgellon’s disease.
Dr. Jules is a San Diego native who received her medical doctorate degree from Bastyr University California and completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City. While at Bastyr she served with Naturopathic Doctors Without Borders (NWB), the Leadership Council of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), and the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association (CNDA). Previously, Dr. Jules worked for nearly 6 years as a research assistant at the UCLA Medical Semel Neuroscience Institute with cohort studies quantifying efficacy of the regenerative effects of meditation & yoga. She also worked with the team who pioneered DNA Microarray Technology at the original J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD.
While not practicing naturopathic medicine Dr. Jules enjoys world travel, local canyon hiking, cooking nourishing plant-based cuisine with wild-sourced ingredients and cuddling with her cream tabby cat Mr. Dwitten. She is an active member of the San Diego Mycological and Mineral & Gem Societies. Dr. Jules also has a deep love of the performing arts, with a first career in the entertainment industry including many years of professional and award-winning acting credits in all mediums. She has not [yet] played a doctor on TV, but she has made appearances as a hematologist and a nurse. 🙂