About LBwell

“I’m not sick, but I’m not well…”

It’s not just a great ‘90s song. It’s an epidemic.

Do you want to get well, but don’t know where to turn? Your doctors want to help, but they either prescribe you drugs to manage your symptoms or tell you nothing is wrong. Your laundry list of symptoms disagrees. The internet, on the other hand, is ready to drown you with an endless stream of questionable information.

Most health websites are misleading

Most health websites can be…

SCARY and overly dramatic – Sites like WebMD seem to exist just to make you believe you’re dying.

DOGMATIC about their approach – “The USDA knows best. Don’t question the food pyramid.” “Meat is poison!” “The ‘official’ paleo diet says no white potatoes, so nobody should ever eat them!”

UNSUBSTANTIATED and make claims without backing it up with solid rationale or research – “Live forever with this rare superfood!”

SALESY and only interested in selling you their snake-oil supplement – “Don’t worry about eating those pesky vegetables, just take this one toxic multivitamin!”

 

There is high quality information out there, but it tends to get pretty dry and technical. And even when it seems high quality, you still need to read critically to avoid being misled. You can’t even blindly trust the conclusions of primary research. You have to look out for things like conflicts of interest and solid research methodology. And you have to understand the limitations of lab research and clinical trials.

Desperately sifting through mountains of health websites and research articles to find those rare gems of good advice can become an obsessive, full-time job.

Trust me… it is.

Sometimes you feel like you’re going crazy. Maybe the fact that you feel like crap all the time is all in your head. Maybe you just don’t cope with life as well as the people around you. Maybe this is just what being human feels like. Maybe this is how you are doomed to feel forever.

I’ve been there. It sucks.

I can help.

I’m Lauren, a former research biochemist and an open-minded skeptic. I developed a complex illness while working in Thailand and am digging myself out of that mess using holistic, rational wellness strategies.

My purpose is to help people get the vibrant health they deserve, to prevent and reverse symptoms so often caused by the “normal” modern lifestyle.

I do this through LBwell, where I consider all forms of evidence and combine the best of modern tools and ancient wisdom. I research endlessly and experiment with promising strategies so you don’t have to. I am a health sherpa. I help people form personalized self-care habits so they can feel incredible and create a life they love.

My work focuses on what I call the 5 foundations of health. These are the 5 parts of life that have the most fundamental and dramatic impact on health.

  1. Food
  2. Movement
  3. Sleep
  4. Stress and emotions
  5. Environment

I also work with New York Times best-selling author Chris Kresser, a brilliant functional medicine practitioner and co-founder of the California Center for Functional Medicine. I study nutrition and functional medicine with him at the Kresser Institute, and continue to study psychology, philosophy and more.

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