I’m Lana - a passionate, holistic, well researched clinical nutritionist (BHSc nut) dedicating my journey to raising awareness on the link between nutrition and disease. My aim is to educate people on the incredible benefits of increasing the nutritional density of your diet where possible. My specific interest lies in preventive medicine and making the link between nutritional deficiencies and disease pathophysiology.
My career as a nutritionist is my attempt to correct the errors in our healthcare system, a system which forgot that vitamins and minerals are required for optimal health and when we don't consume them in abundance we get sick. I am also extremely passionate about considering all factors of health care, such as socioeconomic status, discrimination, mental health, sleep and overall lifestyle habits. Nutrition is important but it is just one piece of the puzzle.
Like most people in the complementary health industry, I arrived where I am today after having so many unanswered questions about my own health. For close to 10 years I experienced fortnightly migraines which had me bedridden, chronic tonsillitis, nasal blockages all year round, constant sinus headaches, debilitating menstrual pain and poor energy levels. In addition, I had eczema plus psoriasis which would crack, bleed and swell on my hands, face, inner arms and scalp. I was on long-term and daily antihistamines, oral, topical and nasal steroids, prescription strength pain relief, frequent courses of antibiotics and the hormonal birth control pill.
One day, as I drank my daily peach iced tea in my eczema laden hand and ate my slice of pizza in the other, I realised that something was missing. I was taking so much medication and, as I was getting older, my health was getting worse. My drug ‘cocktail’ clearly wasn't working. I had just started studying nutrition and was, therefore, investigating the nutrients that are required to rebuild and support the immune system and I learned that the lifestyle, dietary and medication choices I was making were suppressing my healing process. So I pulled the plug. I stopped all my synthetic drugs and I dedicated two years to ensuring absolutely everything that went inside my body was nutritive and supportive.
Turns out, my diet was the reason I was so unwell. Now I'm practically free of migraines-eczema-psoriasis-tonsillitis-sinus headaches, nasal blockages and debilitating menstrual pain and I'm qualified and well researched to tell you why you can be too. The most important thing I ever learned is why disease manifests itself in the first place. The correlation between diet and health is something no-one can afford to ignore and I will continue to push for this to be a health care objective for as long as I am physically able.
I spend my time reading, writing, doing freelance research work, travelling, working in private practice in a beautiful clinic in south Sydney and, most importantly, driving positive energy towards my ultimate goal - changing the way we view health care.
Eat good quality real food and it may help save your life. It’s very simple, really.
Education & Certifications
- Currently Completing Masters of Public Health - The University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
- Bachelor of Health Science - Nutritional Medicine, 2017
- Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, 2016
Australasian College of Natural Therapies
Lana is located in Australia and has 24 available client spots. Lana will be taking appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays during business hours in Australia and Saturday mornings, (Australian Eastern Standard Time).