Always a great, compassionate listener and up-to-date on the latest research in her field, Dr. Healy’s guidance continues to help guide my health and wellness protocol.
— Marit S.

Dr. Helen C. Healy, N.D.

Dr. Helen Healy is a Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1983. As a child in Kansas, she enjoyed exploring nature with her younger siblings. By high school and college her curiosity for psychology and science led her to major in BioPsycholgy at Vassar College in New York. After graduation, she worked at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research. While at NIH, she discovered the joy and benefits of long distance running and healthy eating, which inspired her to study natural medicine. She wanted to work with people, one-on-one, in a meaningful way to help them achieve better health. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Healy.

She moved to Portland, Oregon to attend the naturopathic medical college. For the next 4 years, she received a thorough in-class and in-clinic education, and attended many home births as well. After graduating and taking the Oregon Board exams for licensure, she took off on her bicycle for a 70-day bike ride from the Oregon coast to Boston Harbor. While on this epic road trip, she pedaled through the Twin Cities and met Thomas Stowell, ND, the owner of Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic. In April of 1984 she joined his eclectic practice (Please see Wellspring’s History).

While Dr. Healy has not taken an extended bike ride for years, she does take advantage of many forms of exercise to stay fit. She enjoys married life with her husband, Reid, and treasures visits with her grown, vivacious and talented daughters, Carolyn and Angela. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Healy.

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Certifications and Associations:

  • Registered Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) with the State of Minnesota
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
  • Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MNANP)
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, The National College of Naturopathic Medicine; OR - 1983
  • B.A. in BioPsychology, Vassar College; NY - 1977

Dr. Healy taught Herbology at the College of St. Catherine for the Masters Level Holistic Studies program from 2004 to 2008.  She is a preceptor, mentor, and professional model for Naturopathic medical students from around the country. She has assisted parents in natural home birthing, and gave birth to her own two daughters safely at home.

Dr. Healy is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), has served on its Board for two terms(1987-88 and 2010-12), and was the AANP Speaker of the House of Delegates. She is also a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), and is a past President of the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MNANP). She has appeared before both the Minnesota Health Department and the State Legislature as a spokesperson for Natural Medicine in Minnesota. She continues to work hard to achieve truly integrated healthcare within all specialty areas of natural medicine and the allopathic medical community. 

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