Director, Health & Wellness Advocacy for Focus for Health Foundation
Laurie Powell joined Focus for Health in February 2016 as Director, Health & Wellness Advocacy. With a background in Marketing Communications serving the Pharmaceutical Industry, Laurie developed largescale Medical Education programs for healthcare professionals and Patient Education programs in support of blockbuster drug brands.
Disillusioned with the pharmaceutical approach to healthcare, Laurie became an activist for healthy and sustainable living. To combat what she saw as the greenwashing of personal care products, Laurie formulated and marketed her own skin care line, sourcing organic, ethical, and fair-trade ingredients. She blogged about natural skin care and how to lead a life of sustainability for the good of the individual and the planet. During this time, Laurie worked with a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor as a patient care coordinator. Additionally, she was trained in the Transcendental Meditation technique which provides practitioners proven health benefits.
With a BA in Education from The College at Old Westbury, Laurie turned her teaching experience into the role of healthy lifestyle educator. She continued her education at Institute of Integrated Nutrition in NYC where she earned her degree as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Laurie educates and coaches clients through the process of lifestyle and attitude changes. By managing stress and incorporating healthy foods, clients can often reduce or eliminate their use of prescription medication.
As an advocate of alternative healthcare modalities, such as Functional Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Integrative Nutrition, Laurie brings her expertise in brand strategy, wellness coaching, and holistic nutrition to Focus For Health with the goal of empowering consumers to make informed healthcare decisions.
Featured Articles from Laurie:
The sad truth: How Big Pharma maintains compliance, brand loyalty, & market share
July 28, 2016 | What can pharmaceutical companies do when their target audience cannot or will not comply with their prescribed medication recommendation?
How Big Pharma creates diseases for its medications. It’s big business!
June 20, 2016 | Pharmaceutical companies prep the marketplace for years prior for a successful launch with maximum impact and profit.
How Big Pharma Chooses Which Drugs To Develop
May 14, 2016 | Big Pharma is not in the disease prevention business. They are in the disease treatment business.
The Danger Of Big Pharma ’s Silent Hold Over The US Government
May 2, 2016 | Besides using profits to advertise products and influence prescription-writing target markets, Pharma spends extraordinary amounts of money on patents to protect their profit margins.
Take Control of Your Doctor Visit
Your approach to the appointment can alter the course of your medical treatment, so it’s important to be prepared.