Lauren Truscott Waddell is a Medical Herbalist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She graduated with honours from the Diploma of Phytotherapy program at Pacific Rim College in 2011 and from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York in 2012. Before discovering her love of herbal medicine, Lauren studied nursing, philosophy and sciences with a focus on food sciences at the University of Victoria and University of British Columbia. Born and raised in Victoria, Lauren spent her childhood up trees and her teenage years making beauty products from fruits and herbs, which, along with her studies, prompted her interest in the healing properties of herbs and the prophylactic benefits of good nutrition.
Lauren works with herbal medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle advice, to guide her clients toward an optimal state of health. Her intention is to provide a positive, comfortable, healing space, instilling confidence in every client, incorporating fun and enjoyment into healing, and working alongside plants to assist the body’s natural healing process. Approximately half of Lauren’s clients are long-distance, using phone or video chat to address clients’ needs.
Aside from working as a healer, Lauren is the Office Manager at Body Blueprint Fitness Education, a company which trains people to become Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers. When not working, Lauren can most likely be found walking her blind dog, Joe Cocker.