Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD, FASCP
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Gut and Hormones Expert, Doctor of Pharmacy and Best Selling Author of "Crohn's and Colitis Fix" and "Digestive Reset"
Fellow of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Brief Introduction/Tell Us About yourself (where you are from, etc):
Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky is a Doctor of Pharmacy, an expert in gut and hormone health, and a Crohn’s patient in full remission. She is the creator of the Digestive Reset program, which helps clients virtually and in person. She lives with her husband and sons in Marlboro, New Jersey.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in nutrition?
Functional nutrition came into my life when I was so sick with Crohn’s disease. Even though the doctors assured me the diet doesn’t matter in healing Crohn’s, I found it to be different. I learned functional nutrition and was sharing it with others until one day it became my full time practice.
How did you become passionate about healthy eating?
From my own healing and seeing so many people heal, it became my passion to share the information.
What kind of training did you undergo/certification you received?
Originally trained as pharmacist, and always learning more and advancing with nutritional education.
What do people look for in a nutritionist or dietician?
Lots of knowledge, experience, ability to combine science and common sense, good solid education and empathy.
If you could persuade people to change three things about their diet, what would they be?
Get off gluten, dairy and caffeine.
What would you make as a quick and healthy dinner option, if you have 30 minutes of preparation time?
Cook some quinoa (20 min total), sautee broccoli (20 min total) and warm up some vegan hempeh.
What is your favorite snack?
I try not to snack, since my blood sugar isn’t stable. But sometimes I do, so I like Italian lupini beans for snack, raw sunflower seeds with cranberries, carrots with hummus or celery with almond butter.
What nutrition trends are you paying attention to in 2020?
Less expensive, more accessible nutritional gap testing would be great.
Plant based living is becoming more and more popular. When eating a mostly plant based / vegetarian diet, are there certain foods to focus on to make sure we’re getting enough nutrients and protein?
The most important thing here is to make sure your gut microbiome can handle all that vegan protein. Sometimes you need the time to get used to it. The most common nutrition deficiency on vegan diet includes B12 and Omega deficiency. To replenish Omega deficiency you can load up with seeds and B12 can be found in chorella according to some sources.
Speaking of plant based, what are some of the benefits of drinking chlorophyll water / benefits of liquid chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll can support the absorption of vitamins K, A, C and vitamin E. It also helps with detoxification process and support phase 2 of liver detox.
What’s one of your favorite organic/natural supplements or vitamins you recommended?
I usually only recommend what’s needed for the body, so everyone would get a different recommendation. For many of my clients I recommend some kind of detox support, some kind of methylation support, nutritional gaps support and adrenal support.
Any favorite health / nutrition podcasts or books you recommend to our readers?
My books are easy read and very practical with recommendations: “Digestive Reset” and “Crohn’s and Colitis Fix”