I Would like to Share My Story and how I came to find True Health for myself…
I’m Diana Joy Ostroff and I founded the Center for Natural Healing in 1989, straight out
of medical school in Oregon. It had been a dream of mine to come to Hawaii. When I got
here and began exploring our islands, I noticed that many scenes looked just like those in my
dreams. It was also fitting to learn that my name – Ostroff, (in Ukrainian which is the country
from which my grandparents originated) indeed means island. Quite serendipitous!
I have two teenage boys, and a most amazing team of supporters at our beautiful healing center
in Aina Haina. I play piano, dance ballet and jazz, do yoga, spend time with friends and loved
ones and just love my life in Hawaii. But it wasn’t always like this:
My inspiration to go into the field of Natural Medicine began when I was quite young, though I
don’t think I was conscious of it at the time and all along until I became much older. My mother
died three months after my birth. She had been given pain pills to stop pain and other pills to
suppress excessive bleeding. This was done instead of the doctors learning that she had
retained placenta and a resulting infection. Her death could have been prevented had the
cause of her bleeding been determined prior to providing her with medicine that may not have
been necessary at all. Her death was due to improper administration of medication.
I grew up without the proper nurturing of a loving mother; and while my peers at the time were
nursing and receiving mother’s milk, my loving grandfather fed me lots of ice cream and milk in
effort to make me happy.
At age two, I was admitted to the ER for an abdominal surgery – largely exploratory in nature –
though they removed my appendix for good measure- because I was having stomach pain.
This set me up for 25 years of daily stomach aches.
This malady was compounded with a series of other struggles I had throughout my teens and
twenties…ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, PMS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME,
ADRENAL FATIGUE, DEPRESSION, LOW ENERGY, ADDICTION TO SUGAR AND
CAFFEINE, INSOMNIA, STRESS ; and at age 30, after somehow miraculously finishing
medical school, I was diagnosed with a serious liver disease. I later learned that it was caused
by a certain prescription that I was given to assist me in sleeping due to the incredible stress I
was under – Starting a new life in Hawaii, as a new “alternative medicine doctor”, knowing no
one, and trying to begin a medical practice.
When I was told by a nice man that I may wish to consider getting my affairs in order, due to the
severity of this liver disease (my liver enzymes were over 2000); I looked him in the eyes and
said, “thank you, that won’t be necessary”. I decided in that moment that I was determined and
committed to healing myself completely! I did so in one year employing all the tools that I had
learned over the 12 years of prior study and by age 31 I felt 100% better. My energy was so
high and I was happy for the first time in my life – authentically HEALTHY AND HAPPY – like
That, my friends, is what I am committed to assist you in finding and feeling for yourself. It is a
magical feeling to wake up each day ready to give your best self to the world. I am grateful for
all of the experiences I had that assisted me in being the doctor and person I am today. I would
love to share what is possible for YOU!