NATURAL HEALTH EXPERT.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR AT AVALON LASER HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY & WELLNESS.

Naturopathic Doctor. Entrepreneur. Blogger.
Proud Newfoundlander.

WHAT I TEACH

Quick fixes just don't work.

You know what really matters for improving your health are the everyday, diet and lifestyle, gotta-work-at-it, habits and routines.


Your body has the capacity to heal if you can just support it in the right ways... but which ways are they, anyway? When the wellness industry's marketing is louder than the research, it's hard to know what to do, let alone avoid getting sucked in by the latest health fad.

I'm here to help you sift through it AND help you focus on the changes in your diet, lifestyle, and surroundings that will count in short and the long-term.

If that appeals to you, then this site (and my newsletter) is right up your alley!

Whether you consider yourself a "wellness warrior" or a "natural newbie", if you want to learn with me, I'd be delighted to send some info along to you! Click here to sign up, and you'll be all set up to get evidence-based strategies from me to improve your health right in your inbox.

 

 

HOW I GOT HERE

​Admittedly, I've always been a health nut. Growing up I was always involved in sports and fitness in some way, and I always dreamed of helping people become healthier using their diet and lifestyle. However, if you had asked me then if I would become a doctor, I would have said, "Heck no! They work too hard." lol. That was before I knew anything about naturopathic medicine, it's approach to healthcare, or the training of a naturopathic doctor. All I knew was that I loved teaching people to live healthier...

​So, while earning my bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland I learned (by accident) what a Naturopathic Doctor was. At a job fair on campus, I did nothing more than pick up a pamphlet from a table while trying to network/rustle up an internship with a local company (it was all very "business-ey").

After leaving the fair, I was going through all the pamphlets, etc I had picked up... and there it was... this big brochure with the headline "You could be a doctor!" I had no idea where I got that pamphlet... but something made me open it.

I read about becoming the type of doctor that focussed on treating people using diet, lifestyle, and natural medicines and therapies. Reading the descriptions of therapies a Naturopathic Doctor uses, I was beyond excited. Something just clicked for me - and I thought - this is exactly what I always wanted to do, I just didn't know what you called it!

And just like that, my decision was made. I knew in my heart I was meant to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Moments like that in your life, where you just know something is meant to be, are rare indeed. Heed them! I am grateful every day for that moment.

The 4 year post-graduate program at The Canadian College Of Naturopathic Medicine was one of the hardest things I had ever done. The rigors of the medical program there broke me, more than once... but then re-built me in ways that I will be forever grateful for... but I'll save those details for another time. :)

FAST FORWARD TO MY WORK TODAY...

​I am only stronger in my belief that every human body has the capacity to heal, especially when you support it with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Exactly what that looks like will vary for every person, of course, but my training and patient experiences have only served to prove the truth of this idea in my mind and heart.

I believe the missing key to sustained health for many of us (especially in Newfoundland and Labrador) is in leveraging the power of what you do every day to your body. Every human body can feel great to live in, but you've gotta treat it right! ​

In fact, I have come to understand that you can create a body that is far healthier than you might think is within reach for yourself.

Which brings me to you...

HOW I HELP

This website (and my work) is dedicated to helping you leverage the power of diet, lifestyle, and natural medicines to feel great in that beautiful body of yours! It doesn't matter if you are starting at square one or you've been your journey for a while now, if you're ready to learn and make some changes, I'm here for you.

I practice at Avalon Laser Health Physiotherapy & Wellness in St. John's, NL. To get started, please book an appointment.

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About Laura

Dr. Laura Nurse, BBA, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor and entrepreneur with a passion for helping people get healthy using the power of diet, lifestyle, and natural medicines. After completing 10 years of education in business and naturopathic medicine, she has returned home to focus on helping Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Since 2012, she's been treating patients in clinical practice in St. John's, NL.

Dr. Nurse has an interest in treating:

  • women's and hormonal health: PMS, menopause, infertility and pregnancy, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, PMS, thyroid, acne, etc.
  • digestive health concerns: dietary sensitivities, IBS/IBD, celiac disease, chron's disease, lazy bowel, etc.​
  • chronic pain: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, migraines, etc.

Dr. Nurse trained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), and passed extensive licensing exams (NPLEX), in order to treat patients clinically. Upon graduation, she received the Estate of Joyce Vanderburgh Scholarship. Selected by CCNM's clinic supervisors and awarded for "outstanding clinic performance and patient interaction”. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from MUN, and is member of both national and provincial associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND and NLAND).


CONTACT
laura "at" drlauranurse.ca
www.facebook.com/LauraNurseND

CLINIC:
AVALON LASER HEALTH
40 Airport Heights Dr., St. John's, NL
​709.753.0155

 

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