Our Team

Juila Loggins

Co Founder

After surviving debilitating illness in her teens and returning to optimal health, Gut Expert and wellness authority Julia Loggins has led a private practice in Santa Barbara, CA for over 35 years, specializing in digestive health and nutrition. She holds international certifications in colon hydrotherapy, health education, and mind/body fertility health.

She wrote her first book, The Unimaginable Life, with former husband Kenny Loggins. As her practice grew, Julia wrote "Dare to Detoxify!" follwed by a workbook, "It Takes Guts To Be Happy: A 21-Day Cleansing Plan to Heal Your Belly & Recharge Your Life."

In 2017, Julia designed a signature line of digestive health supplements for sensitive people. She also launched two online courses with weekely live Zoom calls, The Happy Gut Makeover and The Menopause Makeover. She is dedicated to the message of health, happiness and transformation through self-love and empowerment. You may find Julia's books, products and courses at http://julialoggins.com/

In February 2023, her new book, "Revolutionary Beauty," written with iconic health pioneer, Patricia Bragg of Bragg Live Foods, will be available in hardcover, audio and e-book versions. "Revolutionary Beauty" offers seven transformative steps to ageless beauty, and is a manifesto of hope, optimism and courage for women longing to trade "sick, bloated and tired" for "strong, wild and rewired!"

The Mother of two grown children, Julia lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Paul Turner.


Julie Taguchi, M.D.

Co Founder

Julie Taguchi, M.D., Mount Saint Mary's College Valedictorian, graduated from the USC's School of Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. Dr. Taguchi began her career at the City of Hope's Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation and then relocated to Santa Barbara in 1993.

She was also the principal investigator for the oncology department's clinical research programs with UCLA's TORI network and US Oncology and an assistant clinical professor of medicine for USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Taguchi is a co-author of the book "Sex, Lies and Menopause" (2003), information that supported the use of hormone replacement. She has spoken in many countries about hormone replacement in women with a history of breast cancer.


Leslie Valle, M.D., MBA

Co Founder

Leslie Valle, M.D., MBA was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. She attended college at University of California Santa Barbara where she received two bachelor degrees in literature while serving her community as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for 5 years before attending medical school and her internship. She is multicultural and bilingual and has dedicated her studies, experiences and life's work with people with cancer and chronic disorders by integrating Bioenergetic medicine, nutrition, lifestyle and Biological medicine.

After finishing her medical degree and internship, Dr. Valle pursued further medical knowledge and training from different corners of the world. Part of her medical training was working with a renowned physician, Thomas Rau, M.D. at the Paracelsus Clinic, in Switzerland, receiving certification in Swiss Biological Medicine.

She quickly realized that nutrition and lifestyle has a major percentage in health and healing. Medical school did not provide ample time teaching that 80% of your immune system lives in your gut. In fact, nor was it emphasized that with the right nutrition, combination of physical activity and adequate sleep most diseases can be prevented or reversed. For this reason, Dr. Valle decided to further her education by supplementing her training with the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Equipped with the knowledge and tools to help change lives for the better, Dr. Valle believes integrative medicine offers patients the option: to choose, and combine conventional medicine with alternative medicine to heal and rejuvenate. Her experience with cancer wellness programs has been life changing. Dr. Valle learned that by nurturing mind/body/spirit, individuals can reach optimum health and a resilient outcome. She wants you to experience healthy living and a personal transformation that will guide you to a full and happy life.


  • Rose Herschorn
    Enlightening, visceral, state-of-the-art, captivating, interactive, and dynamic – these are the words I choose to highlight my experience at the four-day at Alive and Thrive with Cancer Program.  I had cancer diagnosed in both breasts and chose to have a double mastectomy.  My experience was, to put it mildly, exhausting, confusing, a full-time job, lonely, abandoning, depressing, and hopeless.
    Rose Herschorn
    Owner, The Sacred Space
  • Rose Herschorn
    Dr. Julie Taguchi, Dr. Leslie Valle, Dr. Janet Hranicky, and Julia Loggins, CHT, CHP, employed and delivered a passionate array of skill-set knowledge for navigating the cancer journey – using visionary dance, diet, nutrition, detox, interactive music, state-of-the-art IV drips, bio energetic medicine systems, psychodynamics of personal causation of cancer, colonics, meditation, improving communication with medical team and family members, sexuality, how to read diagnostics, and more.
    Rose Herschorn
    Owner, The Sacred Space
  • Rose Herschorn
    I am extremely grateful to these women who have been brave and forthright to educate women so that they too may experience the sliver lining of cancer and encourage and teach them to develop the knowledge and sills to thrive and be Alive with Cancer.  I can not speak highly enough of my experience.
    Rose Herschorn
    Owner, The Sacred Space
  • Alice Southerland
    Dr. Julie became my Oncologist when I found myself needing one in mid-2019. I hadn’t spent much time considering I would have a reoccurrence of breast cancer after 17 years. Most Sincerely with Gratitude and Love.
    Alice Southerland
    Ventura, CA
  • Alice Southerland
    Julia Loggins became a valuable part of my wellness team in late 2019.  Such a wealth of knowledge and expertise Julia has. The service and product she offers are so important for keeping our bodies strong and healthy.  With all of her knowledge, she brings such beautiful healing light with her. My personal experience with her talents regarding a body with good health; invaluable. Amazing good work Dear Julia. Always with love and appreciation
    Alice Southerland
    Ventura, CA

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