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Functional Wellness Programs For Whole-Body Healing

Santa Cruz and Beyond

Optimal Wellness

Vibrant Energy

Healthy Future

Are you dissatisfied with the results you’ve gotten from conventional medicine?

Has your doctor said that your labs are normal, but you still don’t feel well?

Are you ready for a solution to end your pain and discomfort?

Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine is poorly designed to address chronic fatigue, autoimmunity, and other complex conditions.

Most Western medical practices do not account for the unique genetic makeup of each individual or how modern lifestyle has influenced the rise of chronic disease in our society.  Most doctors simply don’t have enough time to figure out the root causes and teach their patients how to be healthy.

I believe that everyone has unlimited potential to overcome their health challenges and live their most purposeful life.


Patient Testimonial

Roots of Health was founded by Lonna Larsh, MD, a family physician who is certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (in addition to her board certification in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine).  She has been serving Santa Cruz for over 25 years.  Roots of Health offers functional wellness programs to address the underlying roots of health challenges in order to achieve lasting results.

Watch a recording of Dr. Larsh's webinar on Stress, Hormones and Energy:

Our Commitment to You

At Roots of Health, we examine all aspects of your life and health to get you functioning at your optimum. Dr. Larsh and the Roots of Health team take a functional medicine approach to health. This means we focus on treating you as an individual, always looking to correct underlying problems instead of just covering up or suppressing your symptoms. When you become a new practice member, here is what you can expect:

Finding the Roots

We get your health back on track by addressing the root cause.

Personalized Care

We find what works best for your unique body and personality.

Ongoing Support

Our team will mentor and support you along the way.

Your Path to Health Begins Here….

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Learn about our practice

Attend our free lunch or dinner presentation (or watch a webinar) to find out how functional medicine can help you.

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Request a Wellness Consult

Meet with Lonna Larsh, MD for a one-on-one wellness evaluation to explore whether we are a good match to work together.

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Commit to Better Health

We’ll help you choose the best wellness program to restore and optimize your health.

Take the next step to get to the root cause of your chronic health issues and feel empowered to achieve optimal health throughout your life.

Upon uncovering the root cause of your medical issue, our team will put together a comprehensive, personalized healthcare program that is designed to help you overcome your unique health challenges and attain optimal health.

What Our Practice Members Have Said:

"Helping individuals overcome their health challenges is what I do.
Setting them free to reach their fullest potential and live their life’s purpose is who I am." ~ Lonna Larsh, MD

Office Location:

709 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: By appointment only