Meet The Team

Dr. Galina Mahlis

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Galina Mahlis, ND is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut, where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.  The four year medical program included intensive classroom instruction along with 1200+ hours of in-residence clinical training, a medical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and numerous private practice internships with top professionals in the fields of Naturopathic, Allopathic, and Integrative Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, along with completion pre-medical coursework from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

All her life Dr. Galina has watched those around her struggle with their health within the conventional model of medicine and she knew that there had to be something more.  Being born in Ukraine, her family always relied on natural home remedies to treat ailments and that eventually inspired her to follow her heart and chose a career in Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Galina grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and after graduating from Naturopathic medical school, she first moved to New York City.  Her journey then led her to Chicago where she achieved her dream of opening a private practice.  Ultimately, she decided to move to Los Angeles, California, where she currently practices and resides with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a cat. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Galina enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, as well as reading, writing, and painting.

Dr. Galina sees a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. She individualizes her approach for each patient and utilizes holistic methods while enabling the patient to play an active role in their care.  The path to healing is achieved by the integration of conventional and naturopathic modalities and a combination of supple­­mentation, nutrition, botanical medicine, counseling, and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the mind-body connection.  Although Dr. Galina is trained in general medicine and cares for people of all ages, genders, and for many conditions, her special interests include weight loss, nutrition, women’s health, holistic dermatology, digestive health, and pediatrics.

Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA).  She has completed additional training in IV Therapeutics and Craniosacral Therapy (CST).

Alex Mahlis

Professional Chef

Chef Alex Mahlis attended the Los Angeles Trade Tech Culinary Arts Program, one of the oldest programs of its kind in the US.  Having received top grades and glowing recommendations, along with industry experience, he is ready to share his love of cooking with the world.

Chef Alex was born in Ukraine but spent his formative years in Israel where his love for food first developed.  When he moved to the US, he lived in Chicago – a city known for its food scene.  Having moved to California a little over 2 years ago, he was determined to make his food dream a reality and enrolled in culinary school.  Now working as a professional chef, he has really implemented technique and his love for cooking into a fusion style culinary journey.  He loves cooking Mediterranean food as well as teaching people how to cook for their health.  Having worked in a variety of kitchen settings, from restaurants,  hotels, and hospitals to movies studios and private events, Chef Alex can bring industry experience together with his passion for cooking, to take you on the ultimate culinary journey.

Outside of work, Chef Alex loves spending time with his family and his pets, as well as spending time outside and dabbling in music.