Naturopathic Doctor Soquel
Dr. Juli Mazi is a licensed primary care doctor whose aim and passion is to empower her patients to heal. She believes in and holds deep respect for everyone’s innate ability to discover and find a path to their own well being.
Dr. Mazi received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she trained in the traditional medical sciences as well as ancient and modern modalities that rely on the restorative power of Nature to heal.
Her clinical expertise includes:
- Classical Homeopathy
- Gynecology and Women’s Health
- Acute Care
- Geriatric care
- Botanical Medicine
- Mood and Behavioral Medicine
- Nutrition and Nutraceutical Medicine
- IV Therapy
- Men’s Health
- Digestive Health
- Grief Recovery
- Adjuvant Cancer Care
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 deep well of calm puts people at immediate ease. The second thing they notice is that truly she listens. Her very presence is healing.
At a very early age, Dr. Mazi felt the call 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 properties of food and herbs, she experimented with various diets, and searched out exotic fruits, vegetables, and herbs to discover their effects for herself. Throughout her life, Dr. Mazi has experienced many different healing modalities, so that she may honestly refer her patients for modalities she knows and understands from her own experience.
Crossroads to Naturopathic Medicine
A life-changing experience led her to choose naturopathic medicine when she was in college. She fell in love with a young man with cystic fibrosis and witnessed the failure of the conventional medical science to help him. She began researching natural treatments and together they tried various regimens, including physiotherapy, herbs, and vitamin-mineral therapy, but, as Dr. Mazi sadly recalls, “His pharmaceutical load made it impossible for him to truly thrive.” It was this experience that inspired Juli to pursue natural medicine.
Family of Educators
Dr. Mazi comes from a family of notable educators. Her grandfather, Stephen E. Epler, founded both Portland State University and Ohlone College; her grandmother was a high school teacher for many years, her mother taught kindergarten for 40 years, and her father was a college professor, who worked with students on their doctoral theses. Dr. Mazi shares her family’s passion to educate. “When someone has knowledge and understanding of their health problem—and the array of holistic and non-toxic therapies that are available to them, that patient is now at the helm of their own healing.” -Dr. Mazi
The Power of Compassionate Inquiry
Before embarking on her naturopathic studies, Dr. Mazi earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in Communications Studies and taught Non-Violent Communication and Conflict Resolution at Portland State. 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 value their own understanding and to discover what their best choices are for healing.
Membership & Standing
Dr. Mazi and her partner, love cooking medicinal meals and enjoy hiking, camping and exploring the gorgeous nature of Central California’s coastal landscape. Dr. Mazi is especially inspired to make music, another one of her healing modalities, and she enjoys singing and dancing. She has a deep love of art. Since moving to Santa Cruz from Portland, Oregon, she is looking forward to learning to surf with her daughter.
- Adrenal fatigue
- Allergies & Asthma
- ADHD, Anxiety, Depression
- Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases
- Auto-immune Disorders
- High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol
- Cancer (adjuvant care)
- Chemical Sensitivity
- Colds, Flus & Ear Infections
- Constipation, Diarrhea & Digestive Disorders
- Diabetes (Type II)
- Environmental Toxicity
- Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue
- Food Allergies and Intolerances
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Hormonal Imbalance (PMS, menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, low libido)
- HPV/Cervical Dysplasia (abnormal PAP)
- IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis
- Liver diseases
- Methylation defects
- Nutrient Deficiency
- Pain- acute and chronic
- Postural misalignments
- Pre-Conception Care
- Pre-Natal Care
- Skin disorders- acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rashes
- Thyroid disorders
- Urinary problems
- Weight loss
- Disease Prevention, Anti-Aging, & Health Optimization