Guest Dr. Julia Hipp is a naturopathic doctor and highly sensitive person, who has helped other highly sensitive people improve their health in thousands of hours of patient care visits.

She has a special passion for helping HSPs with digestive issues transform from overwhelmed to empowered – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

She runs a naturopathic clinic, Achillea (pronounced Ah-kill-ee-ah) Natural Medicine in Bellingham, WA, where she lives with her partner, Steve, and their two kitties.

In this episode: Naturopathic

  • Julia shares why she became a Naturopathic doctor and the event that propelled her forward.
  • What is a Naturopathic Doctor and how they are different than traditional doctors?
  • Is licensure consistent in every state in the United States?
  • Common issues Julia hears from highly sensitive people
  • HSPs can often sense their internal body states
  • Why it is important to advocate for your health
  • Perimenopause and Menopause episodes (episode 115 and episode 116)
  • Can have different symptoms due to our nervous systems
  • Medication sensitivities and things to be aware of
  • Julia treats the whole person and the ways she works both in state and out of state
  • Educating your primary care physician or other medical professionals
  • Using a team approach
  • Julia shares teas, essential oils, and breathing techniques for reducing overwhelm and stress levels
  • Opening your vagus nerve and assisting your digestion
  • Are you willing to try a contrast shower?
  • How HSPs often describe brain fog
  • Other underlying causes that may be causing fog
  • Cortisol levels and adrenal glands and how on-going stress negatively impacts women
  • Food intolerance testing vs elimination diets
  • Julia’s recommendations for your physical health
  • Autoimmune issues and inflammation in our bodies
  • Julia shares her self-care practices