I’m Lana - a passionate, holistic, well researched clinical nutritionist (BHSc NutMed) dedicating my journey to raising awareness on the link between nutrition and disease. My aim is to educate people to the point where we’re spending more money on proper nutrition than on treatments related to health care. My specific interest lies in increasing nutrition to the point where your body heals not only your presenting symptom but your overall systemic health. I am passionate about manifestations of disease that can be treated with specific vitamin therapy, addressing deficiency states and, last but certainly not least, preventative medicine.
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.
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 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 nutritional medicine and was therefore investigating the nutrients that are required to rebuild and support the immune system and I learnt 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.
Now, I'm virtually free of migraines-eczema-psoriasis-tonsillitis-sinus headaches and nasal blockages 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 become the primary health care objective for as long as I am physically able.
I spend my time reading, writing, doing freelance research work, creating nutrition panels for various companies, 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 will save your life. It’s very simple, really.
Education & Certifications
- 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. Please note that Lana is not be able to take any bookings in July.