I first worked as an evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary. I then went on to graduate as a naturopathic doctor from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto.
My love of science and the natural world has informed the way I work with patients. I see the body as a pragmatic, regenerative system that knows what to do when it’s given the right support.
During my nearly twenty years of practice, thousands of patients have entrusted me with their hormone stories. Every story was unique, and every story helped me to understand health and hormones just that little bit better.
With this blog, I strive to assemble some truths, and to dispel some myths. I always want to better understand what works for hormones, and why, so I strive to keep abreast of current research, and my main motivation is always to help the patient sitting across from me.
I couldn’t have written this blog or my book without the thousands of people who came to me with their thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance, and many other issues.
To my generous, wonderful patients: Thank you. I dedicate this blog to you.
Yours in Health,
A few more details: I graduated as a naturopathic doctor from CCNM in Toronto, Canada (class of 1997) under my unmarried name Lara Grinevitch.
I currently practice at Sensible-Alternative Hormone Clinic in Sydney, Australia. My qualification in Australia is naturopath (not medical doctor). Naturopathic doctor is a qualification recognised only in North America.
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with my husband and teenage step-daughter.