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Dr. Laura Kostrzewski was born and raised in San Diego, California. The daughter of a pediatrician, she was exposed to a lifestyle promoting health and wellness from a young age. Although Dr. Kostrzewski never intended to pursue a career in medicine, she always prioritized an active and healthy lifestyle. She completed her undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic State University, earning a BS in animal science with minors in Spanish and Psychology. She then earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and taught fifth grade in the central coast of California for two years. After being extremely involved in her grandfather’s journey with Parkinson’s disease and end-of-life care, Dr. Kostrzewski decided to move back to San Diego and enroll at Bastyr University California. Dr. Kostrzewski received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University California in June of 2019, and then went on to complete her residency at Bastyr. Before starting Avena Natural Health, Dr. Kostrzewski started her own private practice, focusing on management of neurodegenerative conditions, and continued teaching at Bastyr as adjunct faculty, until founding Avena Health.

Dr. Kostrzewski focused her clinical training in GI health, hormone optimization, and neurodegenerative conditions. She loves working with people of all ages, in all stages of life. She is a certified Apollo Practitioner, trained in the Dr. Bredesen reversing cognitive decline program (ReCODE). She has completed extensive training in hormone replacement therapy as well. Her background in teaching helps her effectively educate her patients to empower them in their health journeys. Dr. Kostrzewski’s journey through two pregnancies has inspired new passion for women’s health, particularly in the realm of hormonal health and fertility. She likes to spend her time with her husband and two wonderful daughters, playing, exploring, and eating good food.

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