I’m a naturopathic doctor and women’s health activist. For my official bio, see my Media Page.
This page provides a little more detail about my education, qualifications, and approach to my clinical work.
My love of science and the natural world informed the way I worked with patients. From the beginning, I viewed the body as a logical, regenerative system that knows what to do when it’s given the right support. Nutrition and natural treatments can provide that support, and in my more than twenty years of practice, I’ve learned that period problems respond incredibly well to simple lifestyle changes.
My mission is to empower women to have easy, symptomless periods and join the worldwide “period revolution.”
My book Period Repair Manual provides practical period solutions and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Now in its second edition, Period Repair Manual been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.
Thank you to all my readers and to my patients who entrusted me with their stories of PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other period problems. I dedicate my blog and my book to you!
A few more details about me: I have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). I graduated from CCNM as part of the class of 1997 under my unmarried name Lara Grinevitch.
I currently have consulting rooms in Sydney, Australia and my plan for 2020 is to open new rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand and Calgary, Alberta.
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with my husband.