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Dana Elia

Integrating Wellness and Health into Lives Through Functional Nutrition 

by Gisele M. Siebold

With a mission to enlighten, energize and empower the clients she serves through her business, Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, Dana Elia, an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist, provides as many tools and resources to support them on their health and wellness journey. 2019 was a busy year for both Elia and her business, and the momentum is continuing for 2020. Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC, was the recipient of the 2019 Best of Lancaster Award in the nutritionist category.

Elia is an expert in her field. A lifelong learner motivated to continue to be on top of all the most current evidence-based science and practice in the area of integrative and functional medicine, she completed all of the course requirements for her doctorate through Maryland University of Integrative Health, and will receive her degree on April 5, making her the only area provider with a doctorate in clinical functional nutrition.

Furthermore, she is the author of the upcoming book, The Stem Cell Activation Diet, which is currently available for preorder through Simon and Schuster and other retailers, such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In this book, Elia provides guidance through the dietary and lifestyle choices that are healthiest for each individual to jump-start the body’s natural regenerative process.

In addition, she has been chosen to be a part of a select group of expert nutrigenomic providers to roll out the U.S. launch of 3x4 Genetics and will also be serving as a mentor to other providers who wish to undergo the required training to use this tool in their practices. This test takes a pathway-based approach to analyzing genes and creates a unique individual blueprint where clients and providers can then make informed decisions about diet and lifestyle choices.

“Through my work at Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, I see each person as a whole individual, and believe in providing each client with a holistic program based upon their unique needs. I am able to educate and support my clients through a step-by-step process that encourages gradual, realistic modifications to promote long-lasting lifestyle changes,” explains Elia. “My integrative and functional approach to wellness through nutrition, health and healing is based upon both the Integrative Medicine and the Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy Models.”

Services available include Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy, health and wellness coaching, functional lab and nutrigenomic testing, food allergies/intolerance, pediatric nutrition interventions, autoimmune programs, resting metabolic rate testing and weight management counseling.

This year, she plans to expand the reach of her practice by offering more telehealth options and also providing online courses for clients to enroll in. “My goal is to provide clients with numerous options by which to access services­­––either in my office, at their worksite, in the comfort of their home or via teleconferencing,” she says.

“It has been a year of growth, learning and accomplishment, and I look forward to helping clients accomplish their health and wellness goals,” enthuses Elia. “The main focus is on the whole person. My practice involves using an integrative, functional and personalized approach to nutrition, health and healing. A new nourished you is waiting to be unleashed. Let me help you build the bridge between where you are and where you want to be on your wellness journey.”

For more information, call 717-917-5259 or visit

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