Lauren first became interested in alternative medicine modalities at a young age, and went on to study English and Health Science as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she first learned about traditional herbal medicine. She has worked as a research assistant, a nutritional supplement specialist at a functional medicine practice, and as an editor. Passionate about "biohacking" or using innovative techniques to restore the body to optimal health and performance, she believes that almost all conditions can be alleviated with the right approaches. She has studied the use of mind-body techniques in clinical practice through the Benson-Henry Institute out of Mass General Hospital, and advanced herbalism through Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. In addition to pursuing her Masters of Science in Nutrition Communication, she has practiced yoga for several years and is in training to become a certified 200 hour instructor.