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Sara Thyr, ND

Petaluma, California | United States of America

Dr. Sara Thyr obtained her doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington. Concurrent with her studies at Bastyr, Dr. Thyr also completed specialty certification in Naturopathic Midwifery. She was the first licensed naturopathic midwife in New Hampshire and one of the few on the East Coast.


Sara is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, past member of their board of directors, and is the past-president of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is also past-president of the American College of Naturopathic Obstetrics and founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives. Governor John Lynch appointed Dr. Thyr to the NH Naturopathic Board of Examiners in 2006.


Dr. Thyr graduated cum laude with a B.A. in biology from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas. She has co-authored several books on natural cooking and written many articles on natural health. Her primary areas of focus are digestive disorders, menopause issues and women’s health, fertility and dementia associated with aging.


She has been featured in the Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, The Broadcaster and on WMUR television. She is an international speaker for continuing medical education events for both naturopathic and medical doctors and other health professionals.

In her spare time, Dr. Thyr enjoys tennis, bicycling, knitting, gardening and growing succulents and orchids in her greenhouse. She is happily married to Geoffrey Smith, and they live in Petaluma, California with their cat, Gracie.

Past Conference Participation

2017 NMSA Annual Conference - Phoenix, Arizona

~ Featured Speaker ~

"Critical Thinking and How the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine Will Save You"

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