About Dr. Tanya Hudson
Naturopath in Portland
Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor
My passion to become a doctor started around age 8. I was the playground first aid, running to get Band-Aids and ice packs if someone tripped or skinned a knee. Looking back, I see how much this was ingrained in me. It was my calling, and here I am.
I have been a naturopathic doctor since 2006. My journey to naturopathic medicine started in 1998, when I saw my first ND. I was studying for the Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT), living in downtown Portland, Oregon, with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician.
After an exuberant call from my best friend telling me about something called “naturopathic medicine,” I decided to visit my first “natural” doctor. I had no idea what I was getting into.
And I will be forever grateful, that I made this appointment. I instantly fell in love with this functional medicine, focused on getting to the root cause, educating the patient, using natural medicines from the earth, talking about nourishing foods, mindset, and making lasting changes for life-long health.
This was the medicine I wanted to practice. I knew I wanted time with my patients, to get to know them and their families, and to empower them on their healing journey. This medicine enabled me to be my true self and live out my life’s calling.
Your Naturopath in Portland
I’m excited to announce the launching of this new website, DrTanyaHudson.Health, and the changing of my business name from Hudson Naturopathic Clinic to Dr. Tanya Hudson, Naturopathic Doctor. Same doctor in Portland, same compassionate care, just a simplified name.
I continue to practice as a naturopath in Portland both in-person, and virtually, specializing in anxiety and ADHD, and helping my patients achieve optimal health.
Beautiful Portland, Oregon has been my home for over 40 years. It’s hard to believe that my clinic and home are only five short miles from where I grew up.
Portland is very dear to my heart, with its gorgeous mountains and coastline, and the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, where I spend many weekends hiking with my family. As a young child, my sister used to say that I should work for the local tourist bureau. I love the restaurants, the people, the scenery, and the location close to so many outdoor activities. Portland allows for a healthy lifestyle and a positive work-life balance. I love my home.
“Every small step forward is momentum, taking you to the top of the mountain, where you feel strong, healthy, alive,
and truly YOU.”
- Dr. Tanya Hudson
When away from my office, I find pure joy in spending time with my dear husband, amazing sons, and sweet Brittany, our springerdoodle. To be a mother is a gift I will forever cherish.
My idea of a perfect day is hiking with my family in the Columbia River Gorge, forest bathing, and being among the flowers, trees, lakes, and rivers. There are no words to express the way nature touches my soul.