Lana McCarthy MS, RD, LD

My Story

Between the ages of 14 to 25, I was plagued with crippling anxiety, gut problems, fatigue, and a wide array of mystery symptoms. Doctors, specialists, and psychiatrists were dumbfounded, experimenting with medication after medication. Meanwhile, I suffered through life instead of living it. As if those years aren’t difficult enough, am I right?

Super-duper long story short, I discovered through self-investigation the cause of my issues and solved them within days. How? By simply changing my diet and lifestyle. Shocking I know! Modern science and pharmaceutical drugs failed where food succeeded. I, being the annoying “but why” child that I was, turned my insatiable curiosity towards food and the human body, reading any article I could get my hands on.  

Around this time I was working in the world of video games and intense start-up culture. I had grown tired of the stress, long hours, and feeling unfulfilled. I realized my passion was helping and teaching people, which I wasn’t doing in my career. I wanted to prevent anyone from experiencing what I experienced. I wanted to go back in time and prevent my father from suffering a heart attack at 47. And I wanted to do this for as many people as I could.

So I quit yo! I replaced my home state of California with Texas and went back to school for nutrition, which was insane because I HATED school in my youth. I earned an Associate of Science in General Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science. My curiosity unsatisfied, I went on to earn a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian licensed in the state of Texas. 

I created this website back in 2013 with the goal of sharing everything I’ve learned with everyone I know. I can’t help myself from researching everything, from safety of supplements to the ghastly activity of bees mating (warning: It’s shockingly horrific).  I do the research so you don’t have to, with the goal of getting you as pumped about your world and body as I am about everything. My true passion is helping people feel happier and healthier by empowering them to think and care for themselves. I hope to inspire understanding regarding the relationship between food, lifestyle, behaviors, and our mind-boggling, amazingly-designed bodies.

As an RD, I specialize in gut issues, hormonal regulation, weight, and random health “stumpers” that seem impossible to figure out. Click here to view a list of my services: https://my.practicebetter.io/#/5f6249f62a9c24177c47f467/bookings

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