About Me

I am a health care professional with over 40 years of experience in health care settings. My role as a Registered Nurse has exposed me to a disturbing number of individuals lacking the proper nutrition and activity levels for maintaining health. While my professional responsibility includes educating those I come in contact with, the hospital setting seldom allows enough time to influence lifestyle changes. My personal experience with food allergy/sensitivities prompted my decision to study with Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Passion for health and fitness led me to obtain certifications in group fitness instruction and yoga; both avenues have provided an opportunity for me to share my energy and influence others positively.



Connecting With Me


Why VidaPura? The term quite simply translates to “pure life”. When you nourish and strengthen your body with high quality wholesome foods and regular exercise, wonderful transformations begin to take place. I’ve discovered that the secrets to aging gracefully are not really that complex. The solutions to living your healthiest life are actually quite basic; they just require the commitment to make lifestyle changes. I can say in all honesty that I have never felt healthier than I do right now, and I attribute my personal fortune in wellness to maintaining a yin-yang balance and moderation.  

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.

- Epicurus

My intention for VidaPura is to be a resource for wellness to everyone that seeks information. If you want more interaction, you can find me on these social media platforms:

Follow me (Laurie LaChant) on Pinterest where I will be sharing my current boards, recipes I have tried, fitness routines I love, and other things that inspire me. 

You can find me on Twitter as well; #whatahealthcoachdoesinhersparetime


I am also on Instagram, but you won’t find much action from me there; I haven’t quite got the gist of it yet.