Laura Lagano is co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Network and co-producer of the Holistic Cannabis Summit, committed to lifting the stigma about marijuana and moving the conversation forward by educating health professionals and consumers about this healing ancient herb. Laura is a registered dietitian/nutritionist who integrates her allopathic background with cutting-edge training in functional medicine, counseling clients in person in Hoboken, NJ, NYC, and online. Boasting years of experience in food, nutrition + wellness communications, as well as in health curricula and continuing medical education development, Laura possesses a unique combination of science and communications savvy.
Laura entered the field of functional medicine and nutrition organically — she followed the path set by her children. Raising a child with a seizure disorder and apraxia has provided Laura with deep insight into life as both a parent and a health professional. This experience and Laura’s own holistic health journey have informed her style of nutrition and health counseling. Her personal experiences resonate with her clients’ health stories, making the expression “I understand” more than lip service.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in Nutrition & Health Education. She received advanced training in clinical nutrition and biochemistry from the Institute of Functional Medicine, positioning her to be among a handful of RDNs with board certification in functional medicine.
To register for the Holistic Cannabis Summit (from April 4-7, 2016), please go here.