Hello, I'm Dr. Laura Paris

I solve hormone and immune system problems with a functional, root-cause approach. Work with me in person in Monterey, California, or from anywhere in the U.S. by phone or video.

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I solve hormone, immune , and digestive problems. My patients are self-motivated people looking for an effective and holistic approach. I identify root causes of your unresolved symptoms, with compassion and precise clinical skills. See me in Monterey, CA, or schedule a remote  video appointment.

Functional Medicine


Drop deeply into restorative relaxation and healing, in the care of a seasoned acupuncturist. I provide gentle and painless Japanese acupuncture in a serene Monterey, California clinic. Unwind stress, balance your hormones, regulate your immune system, reset your nervous system, and melt your pain away.

Acupuncture in Monterey


Check out our Do It Yourself (DIY) online functional medicine programs and support groups. Transform your health with a functional approach while being guided by functional doctors. Learn about the PCOS SOLUTION® program and next up: the Fasting With Food® program and the Carb Aware Club.®

DIY Online Programs

Let's transform your health today!

From the Blog

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Essential Nutrients for PMS

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

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As a woman, you may never think about sleep apnea, and if you do, your ideas about it may be based on outdated stereotypes.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

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The Skinny on Carb Aware Eating

Have you been told to watch your carbs? Or have you picked up this idea from the media hype about the keto diet and the general evils of carbohydrates? I am here to give you the low-down on carbohydrates, from an educated and sensible nutritionist’s perspective. Let’s start with the ... Read More

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Carb-Aware Eating Cheat Sheet

Read this post on Carb-Aware Eating first, to understand what this cheat sheet is all about. This cheat sheet contains many "better choice" carbs, which are whole foods. All packaged foods come with labels and you can look at the label to determine carb content, or use an app. This is meant to be ... Read More