Celilo Natural Health is the naturopathic medical practice of Orna Izakson, opening in late 2009 in Portland, Oregon.
I came to naturopathy through an interest in my health, my evolving passion for environment and science, and my lifelong love of plants and the wild places and gardens where they grow. I’ve used herbs, food, water and homeopathy as the mainstays of my own health care for nearly two decades.
Before attending NCNM, I worked for a dozen years as a journalist covering science and the environment for newspapers, magazines and online media. That work let me explore the depth, complexity and interdependence of ecological systems—which include all of us on this earth. As a physician, I now apply these insights to the physical, emotional and spiritual systems of individual patients, in their social and environmental contexts.
As a naturopath I treat people, not conditions. My preferred tools are plants—as teas, tinctures and flower essences—along with food, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. This is the people’s medicine. My job is to remind my patients that natural cures are in your hands, your cupboards, your bathtub, your refrigerator. I am here as a teacher and cheerleader, helping patients toward better health.
I am currently scheduling apointments for December 2009. If you’d like to reach me for an appointment, or to speak with your group about natural health, herbal medicine or Permaculture, please call 503-985-6762 or send email to orna (at) celilohealth (dot) com.
N.D., National College of Naturopathic Medicine
Graduate, New England School of Homeopathy
Graduate, Portland Permaculture Institute design certification program
Graduate, Columbines School of Botanical Studies first-year apprenticeship
Graduate, Blue Iris School of Herbal Studies professional program
M.A. in Journalism, University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism
B.A. in Film Studies, Wesleyan University
School Year Abroad, Barcelona, Spain
Want even more detail? Check out Orna’s full bio.
Tami Drake is our lead hand at Celilo Natural Health, likely the first person you’ll speak with as you join our family. Tami is an environmental activist, former wildland fire fighter and EMT. She’s also a mother of one grown daughter, three dogs and a precious cat. Reach her directly at tami (at) celilohealth (dot) com.