LARK LANDS is well-known for teaching an integrated approach to health for people living with chronic diseases. She has spent the last thirty years educating people living with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other forms of liver disease, neuropathy and other nerve diseases, osteoporosis and other bone problems, and many other long-term health problems such as digestive dysfunction (diarrhea, gas, bloating, constipation), chronic fatigue, nausea (from chemotherapy or drug side effects or other causes), and skin problems how to better manage their diseases with an integrated approach to health.
Lark has also focused on the general problem of aging well in the belief that there are many things that can be done to help prevent the usual downhill slide of aging, and that no one should accept that it’s inevitable to have both physical and mental function decline to the point that life is a daily struggle. She believes strongly that there are many, many things that can be done to help people age gracefully and maintain a good quality of life well into old age.
Lark believes in combining the best available medical therapies with nutrition, nutrient supplements (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and cofactor micronutrients), herbs, and other alternative therapies. The goal is always a truly integrated approach to health.
Lark feels that in the medical climate of our time, with too many diseases too much emphasis is put on therapies to extend life, but far too little on those things that can make life better by eliminating miserable symptoms and drug side effects and long-term complications. Her fundamental belief is that when you give the body what it needs to help protect itself from the damage that such diseases cause, you can greatly help to prevent disease progression and the development of all the miserable symptoms that too many people experience.
Lark practices what she preaches in order to take care of herself. Diagnosed with severe type 1 diabetes as a child, she always refused to accept the pessimistic prognoses of multiple physicians who predicted a greatly shortened life span, and instead reached out for information on an integrated approach to health. She worked to integrate the best that Western medicine has to offer with all the other components of a total approach to disease, things like boosting nutrition through healthy eating and nutrient supplementation, and energy therapies (like acupuncture and acupressure and EFT and Reiki and Touch for Health and Therapeutic Touch), and physical therapies (like chiropractic and massage and strength training exercise), and mind/body approaches (like stress reduction and meditation and visualization). The result has been that she not only outlived all those docs’ expectations but has done so in excellent shape with very little in the way of symptoms and no significant diabetic complications.
For many years a frequent speaker at international, national, state, and local conferences, Lark has given many hundreds of speeches and worked with large numbers of people individually through her over-the-phone consults. With both Lark’s speeches and consults her goal is always to educate others on this type of integrated approach to health so that they can greatly boost their chances of living both long and well with chronic diseases and health problems.
Information and Consults
Through the drop down menu at the top of the page, you will find information relative to specific chronic medical conditions. For anyone who wants help putting together a total integrated approach to health, private consults are available with Lark.
Whether your goal is to improve your health and well being while living with a specific disease, to find valuable therapies for addressing particular symptoms, or to just create a preventive plan for long-term health, the recommendations from individual consults can be very helpful. Please see the “Consults” link for more information on how to arrange a personal consultation.