Welcome to Inspired By Wellness



Discovering the truth about nutrition.



Simple Steps to Skinny, Savvy and Smart, everyone starts here.



Revealing the secrets of optimum health.


My Vision

Provide science-based resources that help people worldwide achieve optimum health for generations to come.

My Belief

I believe that a significant change brings a significant difference and as humans become healthier one person at a time a healing will begin physically, mentally and spiritually on our planet that will be larger than any of us could ever imagine.

Our Mission

To educate and support individuals all over the world in their journey to optimum health through exceptional dietary and lifestyle habits.

Lana Kontos, N.D.

Live long so you can leave your legacy!

If I could show you how to increase your energy,drop weight, overcome digestive issues and fuel your life the way you need to even when everything else you've tried has failed would you want to hear about it?

Did you know that you can get to your optimal weight, enjoy sustained energy and avoid nearly all diseases if you just understand the 3 key questions about food? 

(The Why, What and How about Food.) 

Why must you consume and / or avoid certain foods?

What foods should you consume or not? 

How do you do it? (It is much easier than you think.)

Understand these 3 secrets around food and you're off to a life at your optimal weight and in control of your health.

Serious about taking control of your weight, your health and your life? Would you like to talk for 15 minutes at no charge?  

Send an email. Lana@inspiredbywellness.com with the following:

1) Your name, age, email and best number to reach you:

2) How you heard about us:

3) Your specific diagnosis if you have one and / or your #1 wellness goal:

4) On a scale of 1 to 10  how serious you are about taking care of your health (10 being absolutely, positively serious, 1 being ah well I'm thinkin about it.) 

5) How soon you are looking to start your health make over and any comments you feel would be helpful for Dr. Lana to know about:

 Are you a busy individual who'd like to hear more?

Look into taking Your Skinny Kitchen (a rare 3 part tele course you can take from your home or office- easy.)

This is a convenient virtual plan (via phone and / or computer) where you learn first- hand from me (Dr. Lana) how to seamlessly fit simple steps in your life so that you can get the results you want!

I understand, I too suffered from low energy, misinformation about health and weight and I suffered with digestive issues for years. I'll teach you how to overcome it all.

Listen to our complimentary 30 minute call to learn 3 mistakes even smart women make that keeps them frustrated about losing weight, low energy and digestive issues. 712-775-7200   775898 # key.

Listen for 10 minutes how television personality Susan DeLeo overcame her weight issues, hot flashes, foggy thinking, anxiety and digestive issues through our work together and Your Skinny Kitchen. Call in 605-562-0029  code 538-042-793 # key and hit # key again to start recording.

(3) 90 minute classes and you can get insider information on getting your health back.

Next class starts January 12th! Don't miss out. This is rare, life althering information.


 I was once you...I get it.

You have a high performance life but you're running on empty.

Your career is on fire, but your energy is burnt!

You’re making things happen, you're busy, but the one thing that never gets attention is - your health.


Seriously, what's it going to cost you to take care of it?


(Let me tell you something my new friend, it's not as hard as you think. And trust me on this one, don't wait until your body is giving you serious signs and then you get an unwanted wake up call from your doctor.)


Here’s the thing:

As a high performer, you require a high level of stamina and strength. 

So let me ask you a question: How’s your stamina, energy, and strength? 


You're smart, you've tried a lot of things to feel better.

You need rescued from the stress of trying.


You work with the best and you don't want hype, you want results. I'm the same. 


You’re willing to invest in yourself- you just don’t know who to trust or what to believe.

Hold on a minute, who am I exactly? 

I’m Lana Kontos, a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor - however I'm different- my practice is different.




 I'm a trained and certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and that's why I get results and that's frankly what sets my practice apart. 


So what's that mean?


We use evidence based (science-based, proven) steps around food and daily habits to help people achieve great health. No drugs, no bottles of expensive supplements and no fads or diets. It works.


I work with busy professionals (whether they are still in the workforce or working hard at home with a family) and teach them how to keep their energy up, their weight down and how to sail through  mid- life and / or menopause, symptom -free. I'm living proof. No symptoms. I'm serious and I'm 50. (It's fun.)


So what do I do for you?

1- I put together food plans and simple action steps so that you can increase energy and improve your health.


2- I educate you with little-known facts that less than 1 % of this nation knows about  so that you can  enhance your life and  protect yourself from  diseases. The results are astounding.


3- I partner with savvy, forward- thinking individuals like you to bullet- proof you from low energy, unclear thinking and weight gain so that you can get your stuff done! 


And the good news is... 


No more sleepless nights, low energy, foggy thinking, bloating, pain or weight gain because those symptoms are not a part of my world and they don’t have to be a part of yours.


You’re on a mission to leave your legacy- now you’ll have the energy to do it.


And...deep breath...


You don't have to be a vegan (unless that's your personal choice.)

You don't have to count calories, portions or points or even be a vegan (it's not a diet.)

You don't have to deprive yourself (that's not sustainable.)

This is based on science (and it works.)

It's simple- (I promise.)

We’ll design a plan just for you that fits seamlessly into your world.

It doesn't take that long to see results either- many women start to feel better in days.  


Is this you?  Then let's talk, I'd love to hear from you.

(We can chat for a few minutes at no charge and see if this is right for you.)


Leave your legacy-

Dr. Lana





Jane and Mrs. Esselstyn's K__ __ __ Cake!  (Shhh,  it's really good and makes great muffins, bread or cupcakes too.)

4 cups raw kale, stripped, chopped and cooked after cooking yields 2 cups

1 cup pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3/4 apple cider vinegar

3 cups white whole wheat flour we like King Arthur Flour Brand

2 Teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line two cake pans with parchment paper

Cook the kale in a pot with 1 to 2 inches of water  until the kale is dark green and soft about 10 minutes.

Drain the kale and add it to a food processor with maple syrup vanill applesacue vinegar and water.

Blen until uniformly mixed it will look like a green smoothie.

Transfer the green goodness to a large bowl.

Add the flour and baking soda adn stir.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool. Frost the cakes with blueberry or raspberry frosting.

Jane and Mrs. Esselstyn's Frosting:

1 cup blueberries or raspberries fresh or frozen

1/4 cup OJ

1 (12) ounce package of silken tofu

1 1(2 )ounce package of firm tofu

1/2 cup good maple syrup

2 Tablespoons of Chia seeds - optional

1/ 2 cup fresh berries for garnish.

In a saucepan over high heat boil your choice of berries. Remove from heat and pour in food processor. Blend it until it is smooth yet with tiny bits of fruit still visible. Add the tofu ample syrup and the chia seeds and continue to blend in the food processor. Spread the frosting over a cake or cupcakes or just enjoy this as a pudding with fresh berries on top.

I added 4 Tablespoons of cocoa and called it "Cocoa Cake"  and frosted it with melted non dairy chocolate chips and a bit of vanilla almond milk.


Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

 Courtesy of Lana Kontos, N.D.

 My daughter eats these like candy! I think you will find these to be a healthy, delicious treat at dinner time or at any other meal. Enjoy!


 1 pound fresh brussel sprouts, washed in filtered water, cut off bottom and discard and then cut the remainder in half

  Non- iodized natural sea salt

  2-3 Tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos

  Of course you can double the recipe to serve more


 1. Heat about a half inch to one inch of filtered water in a large skillet on high heat and add the brussel sprouts. Allow to simmer about 10-15 minutes, sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.

 2. Watch your pan and add water if necessary, allow to cook 15 minutes. When finished remove brussel sprouts from pan and place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

 3. Pour 2 -3 Tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos over all the sprouts and put in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes – check on them so they do not burn, however you want them to get crisp on the edges. The Braggs will cause them to caramelize and they are delicious.

 4. Serve immediately as a side dish. These are great cold the next day in salads.

 Health Note: Brussel Sprouts are cruciferous vegetables and they have many health benefits, balancing hormones are among them! Braggs Liquid Amino Acids can be found in most health food stores, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. There are no portion controls on our wellness program, eat as much as you like of this recipe! You will get full before you will put on any weight.

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Lana’s Chick Pea Salad


Lana Kontos N.D.


This is my favorite salad- it is really a meal to me. I eat it a lot!


Feel free to double or triple the recipe and add your own favorites.




2 cups chick peas


1/2 cup raisins


1 cup cut beets


3/4 cup diced pineapple


¾ cup No fat hummus (I use Sarah Cuisine brand)


3 Tablespoons or more Good Balsamic Vinegar (I use Florida Olive Oil Brand)


Sea Salt to taste


Cook chick peas in water on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes then drain and put in large mixing bowl. This process softens them a bit. Add raisins, pineapple and beets to chick peas. Toss ingredients with no fat hummus and balsamic vinegar. Add sea salt to taste.


Fresh baked beets are best but you can use canned if you are in a hurry.


If you cook beets, peel them, wrap in foil, bake in 425 degree oven about 45 minutes or until tender to touch (with oven mitts of course.) Allow beets to cool, unwrap and dice and add to salad. They taste like candy!


Add your favorites: diced English cucumber, cut fresh grapes, chopped fresh tomato, fresh dill, the possibilities are endless but this recipe includes my favorites.


My favorite vinegar from Florida Olive Oil Company is Raspberry Balsamic.







 Quick Sweet Potato Soup  Chef Lindsay Nixon 

(Chef made this recipe for one so double the recipe for 2 people, triple the recipe for 3 people  and so on)

1 cup vegetable broth

2 c sweet potato, skins removed

1 clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoons fresh ginger

sea salt and pepper to taste

Chef's Note: Add barley, rice or favorite grain to soup for hearty meal

Scale back ginger to 1 teaspoon if you like more mellow soup, not as gingery

Use a Blend Tec or a Vitamix or Ninja blender, then you don't have to bother mincing garlic or ginger.


Put all ingredients into a medium pot and bring to a boil

Once boiling reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until sweet potatoes are fork tender

Pour everything into a blender and whiz until smooth

Add sea salt and pepper to taste and serve.


Paras’ Pumpkin Bars by Paras Kontos

 This recipe was taken from a healthy vegan website and our cousin Sara made them for

 us in Florida, my daughter Paras tweaked it and frosts them with the no dairy cream 

cheese icing.- Fabulous and no one will know they are... shhh.... vegan! 

Bake them in a jelly roll pan for bars or in a 9 by 13 cake pan for a cake 

2 cups pumpkin puree 

12 Tablespoons organic unsweetened applesauce 

2 Teaspoons good vanilla 

2 cups of flour

2 cups of sugar 

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 

2 teaspoons of baking powder 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

Mix wet ingredients in a bowl and dry ingredients in a separate bowl then combine. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 39 to 40 minutes if you are baking a cake or 18- 20 minutes if you are baking bars in a jelly roll pan.


Paras’ "Cream Cheese" Icing 

This is fabulous over pumpkin bars, brownies or cupcakes. No one knows it is vegan. 

5 Tablespoons Earth Balance Vegan soy butter (found at most health food stores) 

4 ounces vegan cream cheese (found at most health food stores or Whole Foods- we use Tofutti brand) 

1 teaspoon of good vanilla (We use Nielsen Massey brand found at Williams Sonoma or Whole Foods) 

3 and one half cups of powdered sugar 

2 Tablespoons of Plant based milk (we use vanilla soy or almond) to get the proper consistency. 

Whip with beaters until smooth. 

 Cook’s note: You can add more powdered sugar if you want thicker frosting. These are treats for special occassions the frosting has plant oils and it is fattening...but really delish!




















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And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
Genesis 1:29