October 2017 - Now Accepting New Patients @ Avalon Laser Health | 709-753-0155

You DESERVE A Body That Feels GREAT To Live In.

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! 

Quick fixes just don't last.

You know what really matters for improving your health are the everyday, diet and lifestyle, gotta-work-at-it, kinds of 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 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!

I strive to help people like you learn about diet, lifestyle, and natural medicines to create better health - at home.​ Since starting my professional career as a naturopathic doctor, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge, thoughts, and ideas to help as many people as I can. I do that through this site, online wellness courses, private practice... and of course, my weekly newsletter.

Wellness warrior or natural newbie, if you want to learn with me, I'd be delighted to send my newsletter along to you too, and welcome you to my community here. Simply click the "GET NEWSLETTER" button to sign up below, and you'll be all set up to get evidence-based strategies to improve your health right in your inbox.

Kindly,

Dr. Laura

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After countless hours spent discussing healthy eating with my patients, I've boiled it down to just 8 secrets for you. Simple. Easy. Totally do-able. As a free gift, I'll send my "8 SECRETS TO A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY EATING" to you when you sign up for my newsletter.

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HOW I FOUND MY NATUROPATHIC CALLING...

​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, I became a lifeguard/water safety instructor and a yoga instructor and worked 25+ hours per week at this while earning my bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. But it wasn't until I was halfway through that program when 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 soul 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... and then built me back up 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 and my professional dream...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Are A Few Of The Ways My Work Can Help You

I'm in this to help you create a healthy body that feels great to live in. 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 in St. John's, NL. I am currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Laura Nurse, BBA, ND is a certified 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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