Hi! I'm Dr. Laura Paris

I solve health problems with a functional and holistic root-cause approach. For locals, I add acupuncture modalities. My specialtties include hormone, fertility, immune, and "gut" issues. Women and men can work with me in person in Monterey, California, or from anywhere in the U.S. by phone or video.

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Identify and solve the root causes of your unresolved symptoms, with Laura’s compassion and precise clinical skills. Be an actively involved patient in a partnership with a committed holistic doctor. In person or via video from anywhere in the U.S.

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Relax and heal with gentle and pain-free Japanese acupuncture, in the care of an acupuncture doctor with 15 years experience. Release stress, balance your hormones, regulate your immune and nervous systems, and melt aches and pains away.

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Check out our DIY functional medicine programs. Transform your health with the guidance of functional doctors. Find out about the PCOS SOLUTION® for hormone imbalance and Fasting With Food®, a homemade fasting imitating diet.

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Is Your PMS due to nutrient deficiencies?

Got PMS? If so, from a few days before your period, or up to two full weeks, you may suffer from bloating, headaches, sore breasts, fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety, or irritability. You may feel, as my patients put it: "like trash" or "not yourself." Did you know this is not normal or par ... Read More

Overcoming Anxiety without Benzos or Alcohol

Let's face it, the pharmaceutical options to combat anxiety are not good on a long-term basis, both in terms of efficacy and side effects. Alcohol is THE social drug that many people use to take the edge off anxiety or stress, but it taxes your liver, makes you gain weight, causes insulin ... Read More

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Safe Intermittent Fasting for Women

book a free weight loss consult Intermittent fasting is all the rage right now, for good reasons. Extending your overnight fast – the period of time that you naturally don't eat because you're asleep – is pretty easy for most people to do, and it's one of the fastest ways to stop insulin ... Read More

Women and sleep apnea: busting the myths

As a woman, you may never think about sleep apnea, and if you do, your ideas about it may be based on outdated stereotypes. Sleep apnea is an issue that all women need to be aware of, and I'll tell you why in this post. Let me start with busting these myths: Only men get apnea. WRONG! Women ... Read More

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Long Term Risks of Untreated PCOS

by Drs. Anita Sadaty and Laura Paris, all about PCOS risk factors. Why care about PCOS beyond your symptoms? Did you know that PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is not just a condition that causes annoying symptoms such as difficulty conceiving, unwanted hair, hair loss, acne, weight ... Read More