About Us

Dr. Vida Talebi, ND is a board certified Naturopathic Physician who understands the challenges of keeping your body and mind healthy.

 

vida-pngDr. Talebi, operates in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in hormone balance, gastroenterology, weight loss, fatigue, menopause, depression/sadness, anti-aging medicine and auto-immune disease.

Dr. Talebi’s expertise in restoring female hormone balance spans across a decade of practical experience. She helps women transition from an overwhelming state of disease and discomfort to a healthier state of being.

She graduated from University of Oregon in 1994 with a bachelors degree in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Biology. While pursuing a postgraduate study in Public Health Education and Promotion, she learned about alternative Medicine. It was then that she found the passion for holistic medicine and a growing interest in natural health care which prompted her to pursue a career in naturopathic Medicine. In 2001, she earned her Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. NCNM is one of only 5, accredited, Naturopathic Medical schools in the United States whose graduates are eligible for licensure in those states which regulate naturopathic medicine. Doctor Talebi has been featured on local television programs such as FOX 12 and KGW News.

Approach and Style

Realizing that unlike Conventional healthcare, Natural medicine is not a band-aid solution, a core principle of her practice which is based on Functional Medicine is to find the underlying cause of a disease through looking at the body’s physiology. This is done through comprehensive lab work and detailed questions. While, lab work are commonly performed at a regular physicians office, often the information obtained are considered within normal ranges. This is because laboratories use ranges based on sick and unhealthy individuals so a person is only notified when their results are in pathological ranges; meaning they have already developed a serious disease.

As a result they are dismissed with the implication that the symptoms are just in their head. This is like dealing with a catastrophe instead of picking up the signs before it happens. This crisis disease management mind set has brought about many pharmaceutical drugs which treat this level of disease only. Many of these drugs are not without side effects. These side effects, in turn, warrant prescription of other drugs to mask these new symptoms and it just becomes a vicious cycle.

Dr. Talebi’s practice and area of expertise is focused on preventing disease before it gets to crisis level.

Dr. Talebi recognizes that more and more people seek alternative healthcare but are unable to locate a doctor with such expertise closer to home. To minimize travel time for those patients, she has sought to provide her services in a more convenient manner.

She is, now, proud to finally offer comprehensive health analysis online that is convenient and cost effective. You can now seek her expertise from the comfort of your own home, thanks to modern technology.