Break The Rules #27 – The Gut-Brain-Hormone Connection: Understanding & Optimizing Your Health Naturally with Naturopathic Doctor Erika Krumbeck

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Rhea Dali

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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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The gut is the gateway to health including your hormones, thyroid, brain and more. Dr. Erika Krumbeck helps us break down the gut-brain-hormone connection in laymen’s terms.

Dr. Erika Krumbeck, ND is founder and owner of Montana Whole Health.  She received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and is a licensed physician in the state of Montana.  Prior to her medical training, she studied visual arts and biology at Gonzaga University where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.
Dr. Krumbeck is one of few physicians specializing in the treatment of chronic health conditions in children.  She is the proud founder and editor of, the leading internet source for trustworthy natural health information for children.  Having extensive experience working with both conventional and naturopathic physicians, Dr. Krumbeck integrates this knowledge to provide the best possible care for her patients.  She also sees adults of all ages and appreciates that the best healing occurs when the whole family is involved.
Careful listening and holistic care are the hallmarks of Dr. Krumbeck’s practice.  She believes in seeking to address the underlying cause of illness rather than suppressing symptoms.  She also loves to laugh and finds humor to be one of the best medicines.

Dr. Krumbeck likes to practice her own healthy lifestyle with her wonderful husband Jason, a physical therapist, their daughter Annika and son Leopold.  You can often find them running, hiking, fishing and skiing in the mountains and rivers around Missoula.  She also enjoys singing, praying, joking and using her imagination.  

She is a professional member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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