Dr. LaFarra Young is a triple-boarded Pediatric Pathologist, best-selling author, and founder of LaFarra & Co. wellness and beauty. She is on a mission to educate and empower busy women about the role of self care and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reverse disease with clean products they can trust, speaking, and her best-selling book "Chews to be Healthy."
Dr. LaFarra's interest in holistic medicine developed after decades of living with an autoimmune disease and later gaining additional training to become a health coach where she learned more about the body's ability to heal itself through lifestyle choices. She began to make changes with what she put in, on, and around her and used this approach with clients to improve health sometimes eliminating the need for prescribed medications.
Dr. LaFarra currently is the founder and CEO of LaFarra & Co. wellness and beauty, is a national speaker, and a best-selling author who does virtual and in person events where she provides highly informative and engaging presentations about the role of lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse disease.
Dr. LaFarra graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tougaloo College, received a degree with honors in medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and completed residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was co-chief resident, and was a developmental and pediatric pathology fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. LaFarra practices primarily in the field of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, including Laboratory Management.
She is the immediate past president of the Young Physician's Section of the Mississippi State Medical Association, a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. LaFarra lives in Jackson, MS with her three children.