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Certified Clinical Harbalist

Rising Meadow Wellness


Laura Bairstow is a Certified Clinical Herbalist with extensive training and experience in the Vitalist tradition of herbal medicine. Her practice offers holistic consultations and therapeutic strategies that lean on the healing powers of diet, lifestyle, herbs, and nature. In contrast to conventional medicine, Vitalist herbalism avoids suppressive therapeutics, which only drives symptoms deeper into the body and does not address the root causes of ailments or diseases. Instead, Laura digs to the root cause of a condition and relieves it from the source, aiming for a true cure rather than a superficial treatment. It is not a one-pill-fits-all approach, but rather she assesses each individual on his or her unique constitution and make-up, and tailors each herbal formula to match their specific needs.


Through Rising Meadow Wellness, Laura strives to create a space where holistic medicine can integrate into anyone’s existing medical care system, while inspiring self-empowerment and connection to one’s Best Self and the world around them. Her practice spans treatment of minor ailments to chronic diseases, including mental health support, bloodwork interpretation, and nutritional guidance.


Laura became a mother in 2022 and is continually exploring the ever-changing landscape of motherhood. She understands first-hand the importance of health and nourishment needed during the perinatal period and is especially dedicated to supporting mothers and caregivers with young babies and children. She looks forward to working with you and your family.




Paige Doyle, RDN & Hannah Schuler, RDN

Sierra Medical Nutrition Therapy (SMNT) is owned and operated by two women in the community - Paige & Hannah. Both women are registered dietitians, which gives them the ability to bill health insurance and work with MDs and other health care providers. They follow a functional medicine approach with their clients to address their health concerns and goals from a root-cause perspective. As mothers themselves, they are passionate about women’s health and vitality.


Paige & Hannah are committed to providing clients with a high-level of care and work with your health care team to ensure that your health concerns and goals are being addressed. Nutrition and health is never a one-size-fits-all approach; the services offered a SMNT are always individualized and tailored to your unique self.


Offerings include:


  • Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, & Diabetes Management


  • Hormone Support w/ PCOS, Endometriosis, Peri-Menopause/Menopause, Infertility


  • Gastrointestinal/Digestive Health


  • Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies


  • Supplement & Herb Recommendations


Paige Doyle & Hannah Schuler: Owners at SMNT


208 Providence Mine Rd, Ste 122B

Nevada City, CA 95959

(530) 615-4155



Caroline Patterson, Doula & Herbalist

Naturalis is a local brand created by local doula, Caroline Patterson. She provides homemade organic body products, salves, and herbal tea blends for families and focuses on women's health, pregnancy, and postpartum. 

Caroline is passionate about caring for mothers and families during the transformational journey of pregnancy and childbirth. She is a certified DONA International Birth Doula and has also received training in the energetic capacity as a Guardian of Birth from her teacher, Maria Maldonado. Caroline believes in creating a safe and supportive space for her clients, ensuring that they feel seen, heard, and empowered to make informed and intuitive decisions throughout pregnancy and childbirth. In the birthing space, she is acutely aware of the effect of her own demeanor on the birthing person and is responsible for the way she holds herself to provide support during that time. She is happy to be a Medi-Cal provider so she can offer her services to a wider range of people who could benefit from having a doula. Every birth she attends is an honor to witness and be a part of. 

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