For the past 23 years, she’s helped countless patients achieve well-being as the Medical Director and Founder of Steelsmith Natural Health Center—a private, state-of-the-art healing center in Honolulu, Hawaii.Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is one of the most respected and well-known naturopathic physicians in the U.S.
With a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s of Science in Natural Health Sciences, Dr. Laurie is an ardent proponent of taking an empowered approach to one’s health through the use of natural medicine and organic skincare.
Widely recognized as a vital voice for women’s health, Dr. Laurie has appeared on CNN and both Fox and NBC affiliates. For nine years, she wrote a weekly column for the Honolulu Advertiser; today, she blogs regularly for Vitacost and SheKnows.
She’s been interviewed on over a hundred national radio programs and is frequently quoted by a number of leading publications, including Woman’s World, Self, Woman's Day, Natural Health, Women's Health, Whole Life Times, Body + Soul, Mind Body Green, Let’s Live, Better Nutrition, Vegetarian Times, Alternative Medicine, WebMD, Health, First for Women, OnFitness, and Delicious Living.
The co-author of two groundbreaking, bestselling books—Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine and Natural Choices for Women’s Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness—Dr. Laurie provides women with wise, compassionate, and practical advice on improving the quality of their lives.
An avid yoga practitioner, champion of life balance, and long-distance swimmer, Dr. Laurie was chosen as the Best Alternative Practitioner for Women by Honolulu Weekly and called “one of America’s best-known naturopathic physicians” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She lives on Oahu.
Ever wonder how a tube of toothpaste lasts for weeks without refrigeration? Or why perfume doesn’t go rancid? The answer may be parabens. Parabens are used to make products last a long time on the shelf. Often listed on labels as methylparaben and butylparaben, they have been used in a number of personal products since the 1950's. Parabens are commonly present in many products that are specifically marketed to women. This includes skin care products. They are economical and super effective at extending shelf lives and were considered safe for nearly half a century.
However, in recent years parabens have come under fire. The reason is the possible link between parabens and breast cancer! This has been demonstrated in clinical studies and is being debated. Today, countless women are upset that they may have been putting parabens on their bodies for years. Consider a 2004 study conducted by Dr. Phillipa Darbre, which found a notable concentration of parabens in human breast tumors. (1)
Click here to Learn more about why Parabens are hazardous for your skin and overall health.