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, at home, with professional guidance. Find out about the PCOS Solution® for hormone balance, Fasting With Food®, and the Functional Whole 30 Reset program.

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Functional Medicine, Weight Loss Resistance, Cleanse

Functional Weight Loss Resistance: Toxins and Detox!

Read about cause #1 which is Insulin Resistance, or #2 which is Inflammation. This post is about inflammation blocking weight loss. You can also watch it on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-6lAD_ar9g&t=10s This means that it's hard to lose weight because your fat cells are ... Read More

Weight loss resistance: Inflammation, Dr Laura Paris, Functional Medicine, Online, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Acupuncture

Functional Weight Loss Resistance: Inflammation!

Read about cause #1 which is Insulin Resistance. This post is about inflammation blocking weight loss. You can also watch it on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFiDMAT5LnA&t=5s We really have to dig into inflammation as a serious root cause of weight-loss resistance! ... Read More

diabetes, type 2, metabolic syndrome, keto, low carb, weightloss, dr laura paris, functional medicine

Functional Weight Loss Resistance: Insulin!

You can also watch this post on this video: https://youtu.be/gFb4dL5UIBU So, the first root cause of weight-loss resistance is insulin resistance. It's so common, that we just have to dig in and figure out if you're on that spectrum.  how? We need to find out - are your cells ... Read More

Functional medicine, acupuncture, integrative, holistic, Monterey, California

How I’m Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance

I have been posting a series of short informational videos about weight loss resistance on IGTV and YouTube this year (2020). I present 13 root causes of weight loss resistance from a functional medicine approach. These will be summarized in a blog post coming soon! Here, I talk about my personal ... Read More

functional medicine, hormone balance, PMS, periods

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