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Eating

I began eating paleo-primal in my 30s, while studying medicine. Before that, I spent 10 years on a nutrient-poor vegetarian diet – even when it no longer served my body or mind. (These days, in my 40s, I eat mostly vegetarian, plant-forward paleo-primal – yes, you can do both!).

Getting honest about my eating patterns was painful. It was also a key piece in my healing and shaped my practice as a doctor.

It took a health crisis in my 20s for me to face how my own eating needed to change. This filled me with compassion for others on a similar path. It also created a strong desire to ease the way, providing the sort of knowledge, skills and support I could have used.

In changing my relationship with food, I changed my health, body and life. I know the combination of holistic medicine, real-food eating and mindfulness works...and I’m passionate about sharing it.

Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons

 
 
 

Medicine

As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I’ve treated hundreds of patients over the course of thousands of individual treatment sessions. I’ve also led more than a hundred group sessions at addiction treatment centers and co-taught addiction treatment trainings for medical students and healthcare professionals.

I’m a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture Physician in Colorado, Florida and Maryland. I’m also a certified Primal Health Coach trained in ancestral health and nutrition. 

 

I hold a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and completed my 5-year Doctor of Chinese Medicine training at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, in British Columbia.

I currently teach Advanced Therapeutics, Chinese Herbal Classics and Nutrition in my alma matter’s doctor program.

As a coach, I help people eat and live in a way that's nourishing, delicious and uncomplicated.

 
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Minimalism

In life, belongings and food, I choose simpler but better. This brings ease…and space for what I really want.

Simplicity and quality anchor me…and are the heart of Alchemist Eating. 

 
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