Candida & Hormones.. is there a connection?

Candida is a type of yeast that is found naturally in the human body. While it is usually kept in check by the body’s natural defenses, certain factors can cause candida to grow out of control and lead to an infection. One of these factors is the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that is […]

How your period can cause sleep issues

Do you experience sleep issues leading up to your period? Turns out they may be more common than you think. When you evaluate the menstrual cycle, you can easily break it up into two phases. In the first part of your period,  estradiol (estrogen) is your dominant reproductive hormone. In the second part of your […]

[Video/ Podcast episode] Estrogen, Insulin & Weight Loss

   Have you been struggling with weight management? Join Dr. Laura in this weight loss & hormones series, discussing how different hormones can make your weight feel impossible to lose. Learn about: the role Estrogen & Insulin play in your weight picture how your hormones change as you age the testing you should be […]

[Video & Audio] How Estrogen Is impacted by your digestion

  In this video I am talking about the importance of our gut bacteria in our hormone balance. Learn how estrogen impacts the good & bad bacteria in our gut & what that means for our hormone balance. I also discuss my top 3 tips that you can start implementing immediately to help beneficially modify […]

[Video/ Audio ] How Your Thyroid Could be Sabotaging your Weight loss efforts

Is your thyroid sabotaging your weight loss efforts?  Are you getting the testing you need to ensure your thyroid is being fully evaluated?  Have you been told your “thyroid is fine” , but are still having trouble shedding excess weight?  Learn about what testing you should be getting done to fully evaluate your thyroid & […]

“The Skinny on Teatoxes”- Are they worth the investment?

 Let’s talk “teatoxes”. These  popular teatoxes are easily found all over instagram and facebook ads promising to help you shed excess pounds, ditch the bloat, balance your hormones and bring you back to health after a period of indulgence. In this video I am breaking down “the skinny” on teatoxes and finding out:  What […]

Why I love Castor Oil!

  Topically, castor oil is a go-to simple treatments for a variety of ailments including :  Constipation  Incorporate the topical application of castor oil as an addition to your constipation treatment protocol & your current nightly self care routine.  Note : This is topical application ONLY. Castor oil can increase menstrual blood flow so women […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Implications for the future of Women’s Health

women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

First off, lets start with the basics: what exactly IS PCOS ( Polycystic ovarian syndrome )? PCOS is a complex disorder characterized by irregular periods, mild obesity & signs of androgen excess (ie. unwanted hair & acne). Approximately 33% of women suffering from PCOS present with acne and 60-70% of women present with unwanted hair. […]

Weight loss series #1 – Why Eating healthy & exercising may not be enough.


Weight loss is something most people work hard towards achieving, however, sometimes feel like they are fighting a lose-lose battle with never seeing any results. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a blog series dedicated to weight loss and helping you understand the complex nature of weight loss that sometimes can make […]