“Cure consists first in removing the cause; second, in preventing its recurrence; third, in empowering the individual to regulate his [or her] own life and command his [or her] own destiny.” — Dr. Benedict Lust

Naturopathic medicine has been around for more than a century, but its philosophy and tools are as old as medicine itself. Naturopathic doctors look for the underlying impediments to health and tailor treatments specifically for each individual patient. Our major medicines are gentle, effective and natural substances including food, water, plants and minerals.


Naturopathic doctors are licensed, primary-care physicians, the general practitioner who helps you maintain your ongoing health. Working together, we will identify your unique health needs and create a plan to address them. Expect this to be a long-term relationship.

For more information, see my article in Utne Reader.


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What does your name, Celilo Natural Health Center, mean?

Where does nutrition come in?

What should I expect at my first visit?

Are you covered by my insurance?


Celilo Natural Health Center offers a variety of services and a growing number of programs.



What patients are saying: 


“After a traumatic back injury my life changed abruptly. I went from a running lifestyle and weight of 205 pounds to a sedentary lifestyle and up to 245 pounds in a few months. I struggled to take it off for almost a year. With Doc Izakson’s blood test review and diet suggestions plus supplements, I’m at 194 pounds — the lightest I’ve been since 1989, when I was 18, in the Army and running 30 miles a week and humping rucksacks all day and night. Now I’m in the woods with my chainsaw again. Thank you, Doctor!” — DLD