The Period Revolutionary
I first worked as a researcher and 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).
My love of science and the natural world has informed the way I work with patients. I view the body as a logical, regenerative system that knows what to do when it's given the right support. And in my twenty years of practice, I've seen that simple principle in action with thousands of patients.
Period problems respond incredibly well to nutrition and other natural treatments. Hormonal birth control is NOT the only option. There are much better options for women's health.
My mission is to bring that message to women everywhere. To empower women to have the easy, symptomless periods that I know to be possible and to join the worldwide "period revolution."
This blog is my forum to keep abreast of current research and to deliver that information to you. It's also your forum to ask me questions and to help me to communicate things as clearly and simply as possible. (Because women's health is not as complicated or mysterious as it has been made out to be!)
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 this blog to you.
A few more details about me: 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. The qualification naturopathic doctor is recognized only in North America so my qualification in Australia is naturopath (not a medical doctor).
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with my husband.