About Me - My Story of Pain and Passion
At an early age, Julia had health issues that required multiple hospitalizations for severe infections. Those were treated repeatedly using high doses of antibiotics. The infections were resolved, but the treatments created an internal environment that led to progressive issues of chronic fatigue, immune system dysfunction, and multiple joint arthritis. The pain necessitated over 2 decades of use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), oral steroids, and steroid injections into Julia\'s back, neck, and multiple joints for pain relief.
In 1990, Julia was introduced to ballroom dancing. Her passion for the sport went from 1 class a week to 20 hours per week of training, competing, and dancing as often as possible for she became an amateur competitor. Her pain escalated due to her level of commitment to the sport and its demanding physical nature. It got to a point that surgery was the only option for pain relief, but she would have then been forced to surrender her dancing shoes and say goodbye to the sport she was so passionate about. Julia declined surgery as an only option and looked for non-surgical ways of dealing with her chronic pain issues.
She did a lot of reading and research to find answers for her conditions and decided to try a holistic approach to improve her health. She changed her diet, and took nutritional supplements to alleviate the pain and fatigue, and to boost her immune system. In just days, she noted considerable improvement which encouraged her to continue. Shorty thereafter her condition improved so much that she was totally pain free. This experience prompted Julia to consider a career in the field of Holistic Health. She investigated dozens of different Holistic Health programs and chose Naturology because it incorporated not only physical well being, but emotional, mental and spiritual vitality as well.
Holistic Health Practitioner
Julia Scalise has achieved her goal in becoming a Holistic Health Practitioner with a degree in Naturology. Naturology concerns the study of nature as it applies to the health of humankind. A Naturologist is a trained practitioner who educates clients in healthy lifestyle practices to balance their lives. As a Naturologist, Julia uses nothing artificial and fully embraces the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual concepts of health.
Julia is a Board Certified Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners ( AADP) www.aadp.net, Member of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) www.ahha.org, Member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC) www.aanc.net, a Certified Practitioner of Integrative Energy Therapy and Practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu Level II Self-Help healing art techniques.
She is a graduate of the American Institute of Holistic Theology and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, College of Allied Health.
She embraces the principles of harmonious living that she has learned and promotes them in her practice. Her personal experience allows her to compassionately work with her clients in their quest to be and feel well.
Julia will assist in guiding and educating you, to help you achieve your goal of optimal wellness based on your individual make-up and lifestyle preferences. Her goal is to motivate you and expose you to holistic knowledge and techniques which promote health and well being. She will work with you as an individual or in conjunction with your health care practitioner(s).