Laura Paris, LAc
Functional Medicine Acupuncturist
Laura Paris is a Functional Medicine practitioner classically trained in Acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is a dedicated advocate of women’s health and empowerment. Laura has developed a clinical practice specializing in women’s hormonal health over the past 15 years. Her passion is to help young and adult women smoothly glide through hormonal struggles and transitions.
Laura provides Functional Medicine consultations with women across the United States, and locally in Santa Cruz and Monterey CA. She integrates her eastern healing background in Acupuncture with an evidence-based functional approach to care. She received a BA in Women’s Studies and Fine Arts, an MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Nutrition Certification, and extensive training in three advanced Functional Medicine programs. In addition she brings her experience as a Feldenkrais® teacher with 25 years of practice in meditation and movement to our online course design
Anita Sadaty, MD
Functional Medicine Gynecologist
Dr. Anita Sadaty is a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. She is an Attending Physician at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health System in New York and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Hofstra Medical School in Long Island, New York. She attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College graduating with honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Society in 1994 and completed her residency and role as Chief Resident at North Shore University Hospital in 1998.
Dr. Sadaty has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 24 years. She founded a women’s specialty practice in Roslyn, NY called Redefining Health Medical, to offer expanded integrative gynecology and Functional Medicine services. She is an IFM-certified Functional Medicine practitioner with a specialization in hormone health for women of all ages. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience of women’s medicine to our online program to reach a wider audience who want to go beyond current treatment strategies for PCOS.
Health and Inspiration Coach
MaryAnn inspires women to thrive! She is the founder of Thrive Naturally, a holistic wellness company. She creates and delivers programs and content that motivate women toward their health goals. Built on the premise that we all have unlimited potential, MaryAnn offers support, inspiration, awareness and attention to motivate action toward health goals.
MaryAnn’s own personal journey toward wellness is ongoing. As a recovering picky eater she began to see a strong connections to positive choices she was making in her own life. Her daughter’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis in 2002 inspired her to continue to learn more and eventually change careers. She received her health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and her Integrative Cancer Care certification from the Smith Center for the Healing Arts. She has written articles for Mind Body Green and numerous other wellness blogs and magazines.