About the Practice

My mission is to assist each person in experiencing health, happiness and peace of mind using the healing power of nature, hormone balancing, stress management and several musculoskeletal techniques.

I think of my practice as a living health center -- a place where the principles of health are not just practiced but "lived" on a day-to-day basis. I like to convey the idea that everything done here is aimed as experiencing vibrant health, where all aspects of life are the most healthful and life-promoting as possible from the cleaners we use, to the foods we eat, to the type of music played, to the books we read. All are part of one organic whole. I personally support and espouse:

  • The green movement

  • The Sierra Club (I lead backpacking trips out of the SF Bay Area)

  • Organic farming/gardening

  • Voluntary simplicity (Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs)

  • Prevention

  • Solar and wind energy 

  • Rethinking consumerism

  • Recycling, reusing, refusing

  • The choice of personal happiness (Happy for No Reason
              by Marci Shimoff)

  • The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks and The Secret

  • Personal responsibility (for one’s self and one’s health)

  • The idea of self as part of a greater whole

  • Life in a community

  • Spirituality

  • Great appreciation for the Arts

  • Outdoor adventure 

Testimonials

As my naturopathic physician, Ellen has helped keep me healthy for over 20 years. She is extremely knowledgeable in a huge variety of health-related areas and I have great confidence in her treatments and advice. I highly recommend her!

Carol Hansen Grey

I want to take out a billboard about your great services!!!

D. Reese, Sacramento, CA

Using the healing power of Nature to bring people health, happiness and peace of mind.

© 2016 Ellen Potthoff, DC, ND