Lea McKinstry, ND
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. McKinstry’s passion for nature and wellness is deep-rooted in growing up here in the Pacific Northwest. Her journey started with a degree in geology and a love of being outside. She then decided to share her knowledge and become a high school science teacher before coaching and training nordic skiing in the Lake Tahoe area. It was there that she decided to return to her roots in the northwest and seek out a profession that would incorporate her love of nature, health, and human connection which led her to Bastyr University to receive a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She went on to complete a residency in Helena, Montana before coming back to Seattle to get married, start a family and begin her own medical practice. She approaches medicine in an integrative and functional manner, using both natural and conventional treatments. She believes that optimal health begins with good foundations, including good food, clean water, fun movement, restful sleep and connecting with nature. She enjoys working with patients on their healing journeys, supporting, coaching, guiding and counseling them to peak health.
She has also done additional training in Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating models.
Dr. McKinstry’s Clinical Focuses are:
- Women’s Health and Hormones
- Digestive Health
- Thyroid Disorders
- Busy Moms
- Stress Management & Fatigue
When Dr. McKinstry is not in the office, she can be found adventuring in nature with her husband and 2 boys, either up in the mountains, hiking, skiing, biking, or down at the beach, swimming, kayaking, and throwing rocks into the water.