Dr. Lauren Deville is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, is licensed in Arizona, Colorado, and California, and is the owner of Nature Cure Family Health in Tucson, Arizona. She received her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona. She is the author of The Holistic Gut Prescription and How to Be Healthy: Body, Mind, and Spirit, and the host of the weekly podcast, Christian Natural Health. She is also an instructor for the American Academy of Functional Health. She writes young adult fiction in her spare time under the pen name C.A. Gray, reviews young adult fiction in her monthly “Clean Reads” newsletter, and maintains an occasionally contentious movie review blog with her cinephile husband.
Dr. Lauren came to naturopathic medicine in a roundabout way. When she was fifteen, her father died of cancer, after which she planned to devote her life to cancer research. But she quickly discovered that research was not for her. Years later she planned to attend traditional (“allopathic”) medical school, but she was frustrated by her volunteer experience, which seemed to consist only of treating symptoms, rather than searching for and addressing underlying causes. She stumbled upon SCNM almost by accident, but the moment she walked in the doors of her future medical school, she knew that this was what she had been searching for all along. She considers herself incredibly blessed to have found a career that is also a calling.