Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND
Dr. Laurell Matthews is one of only a handful of medically trained naturopathic doctors in Iowa. She was raised in Arkansas and earned her bachelor’s in biochemistry from University of Kansas. She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle.
Bastyr University is one of five accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States offering a four-year, graduate level naturopathic medical program with educational standards recognized and approved by the US Department of Education. The program includes education in biomedical sciences and laboratory diagnosis as well as natural therapies such as botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, bodywork, hydrotherapy, and counseling.
Dr. Laurell also completed over 950 hours of clinical internship at the Bastyr Center For Natural Health, where she saw over 400 patients. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Laurell passed national board examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners.
Dr. Laurell focuses on treating the cause of illness while supporting the body’s innate healing abilities in order to prevent and treat many chronic conditions. She blends centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems.
Dr. Laurell has experience treating a wide variety of acute and chronic complaints, but her specialties include digestion, detoxification, mood, and women’s health. She uses nutrients and herbs to balance neurotransmitter levels, making life-changing differences in health conditions such as depression and anxiety. She advises on lifestyle and diet modifications where she loves to share her passion for nutrition and cooking. She also utilizes botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and craniosacral therapy when appropriate. Her integrative approach to health care will not only provide you with an insightful path toward health, it will also help restore lasting balance to your life.