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

Dr. Laura Paris, functional medicine, low carbohydrate, low carb, hormone balance, weight loss

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

Carb Aware, Low Carb, Better Choice Carb, Laura Paris, nutrition consultant, functional medicine, hormones, weight loss

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

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AMH: What Does It Really Mean For Your Fertility?

by Dr. Anita Sadaty, GYN and Dr. Laura Paris, DACM Check out our PCOS SOLUTION program If you have trouble getting pregnant, or have asked your gynecologist for a test to find out about your egg quality, you may have heard about the AMH ovarian reserve test.   Clinicians and ... Read More

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Using a Keto Diet for PCOS

by Dr. Anita Sadaty, GYN and Dr. Laura Paris, DACM Check Out the PCOS SOLUTION program Most experts agree that fixing insulin resistance is a huge part of fixing PCOS. Although we find that most women have more than one underlying driver of PCOS, sugar and insulin imbalance is the most ... Read More

SIBO Testing and Treatment

Get help with sibo! This is post three in a series about SIBO. Read post two or start at the beginning. Testing for SIBO The gold-standard test is a breath test. A gastroenterologist can perform this test in-office, or you can order a kit to test at home. You may find the home kit more comfortable. ... Read More