Jointly Wellness Leader: Dr. Pepper Hernandez
Dr. Pepper Hernandez is a classically trained Naturopathic Doctor, a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Natural Health Professional, a Live Food Nutritionist, a Cannabis Therapy Consultant, and a Reiki Master and Kundalini Teacher. Additionally, she has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, and she is the CEO and Director of Natural Medicine on the Plaza.
Natural Medicine on the Plaza is a successful holistic health practice in Humboldt County that was awarded “Best of Humboldt: Holistic Health Category” in 2019. At her holistic health practice, Dr. Hernandez works with patients to improve their health and wellbeing through emotional shifting, positive lifestyle changes, spiritual coaching, and cannabis therapy. The idea behind her holistic health practice is that “nourishment for the Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional bodies is the only way to heal ourselves completely.”
Dr. Hernandez got involved with the cannabis world over 15 years ago when she used cannabis to aid her own healing journey. After discovering the remarkable benefits of juicing fresh cannabis, she began to educate people that “there is no need to get high to be healthy” and she began to teach patients and students how to use cannabis to improve their health and well-being.
Through her website, Dr. Hernandez offers a range of educational courses and certifications that can be done online and in-person. She offers Cannabis Therapy Consultant certifications, a variety of courses under her Holistic Health Practitioner Program (including Cannabis Health Therapy, Raw and Live Nutrition, Chakra Support and Balancing, and more), a Self-Empowerment and Life Coaching course, and a Reiki Attunement Certification.
On top of all that, Dr. Hernandez has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, which is a field of psychology that “integrates the spiritual and transcendental aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology.”
The transpersonal psychology perspective “draws upon ancient mystical knowledge that comes from multiple traditions,” including Taoism, Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism, meditation, psychopharmacology, herbalism, breathwork, and spiritual development. Essentially, a transpersonal psychologist integrates “timeless wisdom with modern Western psychology and translates spiritual principles into scientifically grounded, contemporary language.”
With her background in classical naturopathy, holistic health, and transpersonal psychology, Dr. Hernandez has a vast knowledge of healing modalities from different traditions. She combines this knowledge in her podcast “The Quantum Alignment Series”.
The podcast is “a platform where we traverse through an array of healing modalities to educate, empower, and excite our listeners on their path of holistic health. In sharing various practitioners’ experiences and insight, we hope to cultivate a deeper relationship between one’s true self and the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies.”
As Dr. Hernandez’s values and purpose evolve over time, she has begun to focus on working with clients on a deeper level, which she calls Quantum Alignment Therapy. Dr. Hernandez defines Quantum Alignment Therapy as “a type of Holistic Nutritional Counseling that combines the meaning of holistic to heal while emphasizing the organic and functional relationship between different parts of the body.”
In Quantum Alignment Therapy, Dr. Hernandez uses raw and living medicinal foods, edible flowers, herbs, spices, therapeutic teas, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils to heal her clients from the inside out. Therapies used include: “Quantum Alignment, Raw Foods, Cannabis Therapy, Reiki, Energy Work, Yoga Postures, Mind-Body Connection, Meditation, Breath/Prana, Tai Chi, Strength Training, Muscle Testing, Iris Analysis, and Connection of the Divine.”
With years of experience as a cannabis advocate and educator, Dr. Hernandez has created a collection of fascinating cannabis content. She has written articles on a variety of cannabis-related topics like using cannabis to manage pain and inflammation in arthritis, cannabis, aging and telomere length, and microdosing edibles. She has also written numerous articles discussing the healing properties of terpenes, which are aromatic compounds found in many plants including cannabis.
Additionally, Dr. Hernandez runs a prominent Instagram account @drpepperhernandez where she shares her educational content and posts about cannabis wellness, holistic healing modalities, and the various educational courses that she offers. As a bonus, she often posts pictures of delicious homemade chocolates that are sure to make your mouth water.
As a Jointly Wellness Leader, Dr. Hernandez is looking forward to spreading positivity and joining a community of leaders in the cannabis wellness space.
We thank Dr. Hernandez for sharing her story with us and we are honored to be able to amplify her voice and help more people discover purposeful cannabis consumption. You can contact Dr. Hernandez through her website drpepperhernandez.com or her Instagram @drpepperhernandez.