Practitioner Profile - Dana M. Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Dec 22, 2017 08:02AM
Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC
Dana M. Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
270 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster
Dana M. Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist with over 20 years of experience, the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness and an adjunct faculty member at the PA College of Health Sciences. Elia holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology-Dietetics from Montclair State University and a Masters of Health Sciences in Integrative Health and Wellness from Rutgers University.
She has extensive experience teaching group classes, as well as lecturing on a variety of health-related topics to audiences of all age ranges for the general public, and conducting continuing medical education programs to healthcare providers and professional organizations. With a passion for ongoing education and a drive to always provide her patients with the best level of care, Elia is currently working on her doctorate in clinical functional nutrition (DCN) through Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy, functional lab testing (micronutrients, food allergies and sensitivities, cardiometabolic, SIBO, hormones, comprehensive stool analysis and nutrigenomic testing), resting metabolic rate testing, weight management counseling and mindfulness programs.
Areas of Speciality:
Integrative and functional nutrition, food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities, pediatric nutrition interventions, autoimmune programs, weight management, intermittent fasting/fasting mimicking diets, PCOS and gastrointestinal health/IBS/IBD.
Philosophy of Healing:
Each person is seen as a whole individual. Addressing each client’s unique needs, education and support is provided through a step-by-step process that encourages gradual, realistic changes to promote long-lasting lifestyle change. Fusion’s integrative, functional and personalized approach to wellness through nutrition, health and healing is based upon both the Integrative Medicine and the Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy models, which advocate using “food as medicine”.