Which Vasayo product is Dr. Lana Louie Wania-Galicia’s favorite (and the one that first got her intrigued by Vasayo)? Find out the answer to that question and more in our latest Scientific Advisory Board member spotlight…
Why did you choose a career in medicine?
“Since I was five years old, I wanted to become a physician, as I was surrounded by cousins who are physicians. Making a difference in the lives of many was very attractive to me. There’s no greater joy than the one I feel when I help a very sick patient attain or restore good health and well-being.”
What drew you to specialize in pain medicine in particular?
“Undertreatment of pain in my country is an epidemic. That became very evident to me when my grandmother, whom I love so much and who helped my parents raise me, sustained a hip fracture from a fall. I saw her suffer through the pain and, unfortunately, pass away from complications. I promised myself through God’s grace that I would pursue a specialty that takes care of patients in pain.”
What are you most proud of when you think about your career as a doctor?
“Every life I’ve touched, every case I’ve handled, every injection I have done, and every opportunity I’ve had to listen to and interact with my patients—for them to trust me with their healthcare needs is what I am most thankful for and most proud of.”
What goals are you still striving for in your profession?
“My goals are to educate and encourage colleagues in this field to understand the importance of complementary and alternative medicine, such as nutrition and nutraceuticals, in the overall management of pain and diseases and the maintenance of health and well-being. I also want to extend this education into academia because those physicians in training need to have a foundational knowledge of nutrition and this budding branch of medicine—functional, integrative, and complementary medicine.”
Why are you passionate about Vasayo?
“I am passionate about everything about Vasayo: the mission of creating a generation of healthier individuals; the mission of partnering with Hearts and Hands for Humanity and its projects; the science behind the products; the phenomenal group of leaders and Brand Partners with their dedication and commitment to the cause; and, the incredibly amazing positive outcome on the health and well-being of those who use the products.”
Why are liposomes such a difference maker?
“Being an anesthesiologist, I really do appreciate the significance of a liposome. To have a system and protective mechanism that assures delivery of vital ingredients to achieve optimal, positive, beneficial results is short of a medical miracle.”
What is your favorite Vasayo product? And why should people be using it?
“I have several favorite. Being a pain management specialist, I educate my patients to try Renew with its potent ingredient, the liposomal curcumin. A lot of my patients in pain have sleep issues; hence, I recommend the use of Sleep. But, my real favorite is Neuro since it is the very product that made me look into Vasayo.”
Outside of medicine and Vasayo, what hobby or cause are you very passionate about?
“I love music. In fact, it was my first love before medicine. I find joy in singing and playing musical instruments such as the piano, guitar, and the drums. I’m very passionate about my medical and surgical mission work through my community, Couples for Christ’s action arm Answering the Cry of the Poor to different parts of the world serving the marginalized members of society.”
If you didn’t choose medicine, what alternative career path would you have chosen?
“I would like to be in the music industry, primarily creating melodies and composing songs.”
What advice do you give people about maintaining their health?
“Health is wealth. Be informed. Listen to your body; it will dictate what you should or shouldn’t be doing. Preventative medicine is the key to optimal health and wellness.”