Introduced to natural medicine at a young age by her mother, Dr. Julissa Hernandez became imbued with the passion to help others. Natural medicine would be the tool she would use to carry out what she feels is a deeply embedded life mission: To Serve.
Though some would call it sad but what she calls a true blessing, Dr. Julissa grew up as a child living on welfare with her parents and two younger sisters in a small three-room apartment in Bronx, NY. Here she learned how, if there wasn’t enough money for prescription medicine, alternative methods such as simple teas made from herbs and roots helped the body heal. That cursory knowledge ignited a fiery curiosity to look up an array of herbs and roots in the encyclopedia to learn their healing properties. She read voraciously and while still in high school, attended natural health courses alongside her mother. This excitement eventually led her to seek education and certification at New York University, CNHP certification as a Certified Natural Health Professional from The National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals, Inc., and a degree as ND – Naturopathic Doctor and designation of Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health. Dr. Julissa is also a member of the ANMA – American Naturopathic Medical Association.
With rewarding career achievements as a well-known public figure in the world of natural medicine and natural health, Dr. Julissa’s practice spans over 22 years. She has been recognized as a prolific writer, known for her blunt, direct, and raw blog website, DrJulissa.com, featuring articles focused on numerous health challenges and the natural solution to help the body heal itself. Her long-awaited first book, The Naturopathic Approach To Fertility, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and Indie Bound, in both English and Spanish.
A master in her field as a Naturopathic Doctor and Holistic Iridologist, she founded The Natural Health Center Inc. in New York City as her home office to consult patients and clients. She now has availability to offices in numerous major cities throughout the United States and abroad in which to personally consult patients and clients that desire her services and require her to travel for an appointment.
Dr. Julissa is in demand by the media and is a principal keynote, motivational, inspirational, national and international speaker at health conferences and conventions, in English and Spanish. She has spread the message of natural health to the world visiting numerous countries such as China, Mexico, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, and many more. She is a television and radio personality of various well known programs including being the official resident Naturopathic Doctor for 9 years of what once was the nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Michael Baisden Show’ on the weekly segment ‘Your Body Is Your Temple’; has been a continuous special guest of national and international television, radio & media including: Telemundo Ch. 47, Univision Ch. 41, Activa FM 91.9, El Especialito – Newspaper, Blog Talk Radio, Wealthy Sistas Radio, Ch. 35 on ‘El Show De Minerva’, Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. television show ‘En Consulta Abierta’, NSP’s morning show ‘Despierta Sunshine’, and Survival Radio Network. Currently, since 2013, Dr. Julissa is featured live weekly as the official resident Naturopathic Doctor of two radio shows, ‘To Your Good Health Thursdays’ on WGLRO.com Radio and, ‘Healthy Living with Dr. Julissa’ on Source Radio Network.
These days, from being an Ambassador of the Sunshine Heroes Foundation, to contributing to various charities, such as Food For Life Vrindavan in Vrindavan, India and Holy Apostles’ Soup Kitchen in New York City, to supporting students in school events, and everything in between she does to serve her fellow man and woman, Dr. Julissa feels she has only just begun. “I am infinitely thankful that the desire for healing through natural medicine is spreading worldwide. This is a chance for people to take health into their own hands with an opportunity to prevent disease, create body balance, and healing. This is a chance for people to educate themselves to understand the difference between conventional tragic medicine and alternative healing medicine. Choosing one or the other, or using both complimentarily, is possible when one educates oneself to know what will best serve them. Educating oneself and utilizing that knowledge is the key to divine health.”
Dr. Julissa was awarded, recognized, and still is the youngest recipient to date of the Ed Bashaw Spirit of Sharing Award, twice awarded, and the youngest recipient to date of NSP’s President’s Trophy, and was bestowed in 2009 the title of youngest female National Manager in the United States in the history to date of NSP. She is a contributor of the Health Freedom Fund and advocates for the freed is provided with a platform across many diverse cultures.
Dr. Julissa has been called the modern day herbal authority on overall health, male and female reproductive system health, and sexual health, referred to on many public platforms as the new ‘latina’ Dr. Ruth. Additional concentrations in her practice include emotional well-being, anti-aging, and beauty. She is available as an inspirational and motivational speaker on the subjects of herbal medicine and natural health, and by appointment on an individual basis.