Lauren Vaknine

Previously disabled writer, blogger, campaigner, nutritionist and earth mama

In 2010 I wrote and published a book called My Enemy, My Friend, which tells the story of my childhood with rheumatoid arthritis, how I was wheelchair-bound by eighteen, and how I eventually overcame it with diet, holistic therapies and a complete lifestyle overhaul. Since then I have been writing natural health-related articles for a range of publications. I have spoken at hospitals, medical conferences and in Parliament about natural health and the importance of taking healthcare into our own hands. Becoming a mother in 2015 prompted me to start writing about natural parenting in an attempt to share my alternative approach. I run a health-food and lifestyle blog at and am in the process of editing my first novel. (Publishers apply here!) I'm also trustee of the British Homeopathic Association, patient spokesperson for the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine and a member of and contributor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Health. I actively campaign with The Arnica Network and The Informed Parent for informed choice for parents and transparency of information regarding vaccine safety, and with 4Homeopathy and PGIH to keep CAM on the NHS. I am an AfN certified nutritionist. I live in London with my husband, our son and our dog, Milo. I love reading, writing, baking (and eating), and travelling. I’m also a sucker for conversation, obviously.