Laura Plourde DMH, DHHP earned her Physician's Diploma in Heilkunst and Homeopathy at the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst in Ottawa, Canada where training is rooted in the dynamic system of thought put forth by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and other scholars including Wilhelm Reich, and Rudolf Steiner.
A decade ago Laura’s two sons were diagnosed with serious health conditions and when conventional medicine didn't offer solutions, she dove intensively into researching disease.
Guidance from interdisciplinary medical professionals across North America gave her first hand experience with, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, helminthic immunotherapy, antifungal and antibacterial treatments, nutritional supplementation, Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS), Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Body Ecology Diet and Chelation Therapy.
Laura saw improvements in her children’s condition but was fraught by the inability of medical practitioners to clearly identify causes, and ultimately to restore health. Words liked, “recovery”, “balance” and “heal” seemed to hold only partial significance and relapses seemed inevitable as the underlying predispositions were not being addressed.
Laura diligently searched for the approach that would offer a solution. Common sense and a deep desire for a true resolution for her children's health issues spurred her into digging deeper.
At long last, the path was lit when a world renowned, highly sought after medical doctor suggested that Laura explore Heilkunst. Further research into this practice steered her entire family toward treatment.
Finally, she had found a system of medicine that breeched the gap by going beyond simply managing symptoms to actually resolving them. Removing the underlying predispositions to illness using an approach guided by sound logic, and divine wisdom, was the way to health she had been seeking.
Since embracing Heilkunst treatment, Laura has been able to replace 3 hour sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dozens of nutritional supplements, regimented schedules, anxiety, exhaustion, and the thousands of dollars in monthly expenses with the peace and pleasure of watching her family thrive.
Through her own family's struggles, and the clarity that comes through Heilkunst treatment, Laura was able to discern her soul's purpose: to share her knowledge and experience with those seeking the truth about the origin of disease, and with those who are searching for the peace of mind that comes with true health.
Prior to studying Heilkunst, Laura spent several years working closely with an experienced naturopath in Portland, Maine. In 2008, she opened, Autism Hope and Healing, where she offered resources and support to parents who have children with learning disabilities including Autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Laura held local support group meetings for parents of children on the Autism spectrum and moderated discussion groups tailored to helping parents heal their children.
She has spent countless hours teaching others to prepare specific foods based on the teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price, and Sally Fallon while helping families transition from a typical diet to include cultured, fermented, nutrient dense and grain free alternatives.
After completing her certification, Laura opened Heilkunst and Homeopathy Center of Maine. She is a member of and is accredited by the International Heilkunst Association as a Doctor of Medical Heilkunst and Homeopathy.
Her practice consists of patients of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.