Lara Briden

Lara 2013Lara Briden, ND

Lara has been a full-time naturopath for nearly twenty years. In addition to her work with patients, which she loves, she writes extensively about natural health. Lara is the author of this website, and also Lara Briden's Healthy Hormone Blog. She is the author of Period Repair Manual.

Lara qualified as a naturopathic doctor (Canada) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine ( in 1997. She passed licensing exams and practiced as a naturopathic doctor in Alberta, Canada. In Australia, Lara's qualification is naturopath (not medical doctor). 

CCNM is one of only five accredited Naturopathic Medical training facilities in North America.  Graduates are recognised as naturopathic doctors in Canada and the US.

Lara provides valuable case-study sessions to practitioners from all over the world.

Lara's Philosophy

Health detective.

Lara genuinely enjoys her time with patients. She believes that it is important to take the time to hear the entire story. When a health problem has not responded to first-line treatment, it is because something has been missed. Time and time again, the key to solving a health problem comes from a patient's own detailed health history. The answers are there if you take the time to look for them.

The right pathology tests.

To be have been told that 'all tests are normal' does not necessarily mean that everything is fine. It may just mean that the right test was not done. 

A naturopathic approach to testing can pick up sub-clinical problems. In other words, it can detect issues that do not show up on conventional testing. 


The body wants to be well.  If the body is not well, then something is preventing it from being so. We need to find out what that is.

Appointments with Lara

Lara Briden (Grinevitch) now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is committed to the long-term care of her Sydney patients, so she offers weekly Skype consults to both new and existing patients.

She flys to Sydney every two months to see patients. Her next dates are:

  • June 15 - 24, 2017
  • Sept 18-26, 2017

To book, please contact Lisa on reception.


Naturopath (Australia).  ATMS 14853 

Naturopathic doctor (Canada).  College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (#1679) (Canadian license was last active in 2012 under Lara's unmarried name Grinevitch)


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Period Repair Manual

Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Healthy Hormones and Healthy Periods