Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc

Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, certified Iyengar yoga teacher and passionate spokesperson for educating and empowering women to transform their lives with better health through natural medicines and practices that work with, rather than against, the body’s own healing processes. She is coauthor of three books—the best-selling Natural Choices for Women’s Health, the critically acclaimed Great Sex, Naturally and her latest, Growing Younger Every Day. A leading advocate for natural medicine, Dr. Steelsmith is the medical director of Steelsmith Natural Health Center in Honolulu, where she has a busy private practice, and is an associate clinical professor at Bastyr University, America’s leading center for the study of natural medicine.


Enhancing Your Immune System

Our immune system—the body’s natural defense system comprised of our gut, our skin, our lymphatic system and so much more—guards against infection and illness. How to help it...

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Finding Hormone Harmony During Perimenopause—And Beyond

Perimenopause, preceding when menstruation stops, can cause heart palpitations, brittle nails, sleep disturbances, memory problems, and achy joints. Here’s help.

Pain Relief

What’s Really Causing Your Muscle Pain—Sarah Hiner talks to Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc

If nothing seems to relieve your pain, your body’s fascia may hold the solution. Naturopathic physician Laurie Steelsmith, ND, joins Sarah Hiner to explain.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Why I Chose to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

As a naturopathic doctor who prizes a holistic, natural approach to health, it may seem surprising that I’ve chosen to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Let me explain…

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

The Resolution You’ll Benefit from for Years: Detox Your Relationships

New Year’s resolutions to get healthier are wise, but removing ourselves from relationships that bring us only worry and pain is often overlooked. Recognize the toxic signs…

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Healthier Holiday Baking: Try These Sugar Alternatives

Make your baking a bit healthier by swapping out sugar for a healthier alternative. Pros and cons of the five trendiest natural and alternative sweeteners.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Mystery Solved: Joint and Soft Tissue Pain Caused by Diet and Mold

Cheryl’s soft tissue and joint pain kept her from using her hands for anything but the most vital tasks. Here, the diet and home changes that resolved it completely.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Finding Natural Relief for SIBO

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) can be the root cause of excessive gas and alternating constipation and diarrhea. The diet and more to get your insides healthy.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

When Menopause Causes Arthritis…How to Ease the Pain and Get Back to Life

Occasional discomfort in hand joints progressed so that daily tasks—typing, cooking, carrying groceries—were painful. Here’s the way to relief.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Excellent Health Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile is more than a nice drink at bedtime. It strengthens immunity, eases PMS, relieves eczema, lowers anxiety, boosts oral health and more.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

To Live Pain-Free, Take Care of Your Fascia: Here’s How

Fascia, which connects muscles, organs and bones, affects chronic pain, posture and movement. Here, the best exercises and therapies for fascial health.


Repairing Your Body After Coronavirus — Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

How to rebuild your body’s systems after you have healed from coronavirus


After a COVID-19 Infection: Healing Your Brain and Body

The four natural pillars to nourish yourself back to health—the right supplements…healthiest foods…getting your tissues much-needed oxygen and more.


Strengthening the Gut Microbiome in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 infection can cause a dangerous immune system “inflammatory storm.” The right foods can help your body effectively fight an infection.


How I’m Assisting My COVID-19 Patients with Natural Medicine

There are no proven treatments for COVID-19, but natural approaches help patients ease symptoms and support a healthy immune response for a faster recovery.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Sound Heals! The Right Playlist to Boost Your Mood

Music can affect your brain and body. What you should listen to (and avoid) to promote wellness, help you focus, improve performance, make you happier.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Care

Is chiropractic care right for you, or is there a better approach to healing musculoskeletal pain? And what should you do when an injury happens?

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Yoga as a Catalyst for Change…for Healing, for Happiness

Yoga sparks change from the inside out. Those I recommend it to find that they eat, sleep and work better, exercise more, and love deeper. You can too.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

7 Immune-Boosting Tricks to Stay Healthier

The greatest gift you can give yourself is health. Here are seven simple tricks to build your body’s defense system naturally…this season and always.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Solving the Puzzle of Sudden-Onset Depression

From happy and involved to persistent sadness and pain, the cause (and cure) of this deep depression was rooted in the patient’s move to her new home.