Inna Lukyanovsky

Envisioning and intending for clarity for your day before it starts creates a clear picture of what’s important and it helps to better identify the noise…It’s like having a remote control — you just lower the volume on the noise and change your channel to productivity.


Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a gut health/hormone expert in complementary medicine options and a Crohn’s patient in full remission. Through many years of practice with IBD clients, she found an effective way to heal through functional medicine which addresses the root cause of the illness. She’s a founder of a consulting practice, Real Health Solutions where she focuses on helping people simplify their IBD diet, reduce inflammatory symptoms, repair immune system and get more energy. She lives with her husband and three sons in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

The idea of my practice evolved from my own health problem. I had a bad case of Crohn’s disease, which I have recovered from on my own, but during those horrible days my doctors could only give me strong medications with terrible side effects and that were not even helping my symptoms nor the underlying problem.

As I began to help myself and others with digestives diseases I realized that I have a real lasting solution for a problem.

I thought that since I offer REAL solutions to the health problem I should just call it that.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

I start my day with a short meditation and expression of gratitude. I set my intentions for what I want to accomplish during my day and I follow it by visualizing my-self accomplishing my daily goals. I do some quick exercises and get out of the house for a brisk walk or run, then head back home for breakfast.

Then, I answer urgent emails and check for any new functional diagnostic labs that are ready to be reviewed.

Then, I see clients and sneak in a healthy lunch in between the consultations.

Evenings are reserved for my family.

As far as productivity, each day before I leave the office I plan out my next work day. I know what must be done the next day. My day is organized from beginning to end and each activity has its own time slot — with the most important task having early priority.

How do you bring ideas to life?

I try to think of what can be done to speed up the healing and spend time analyzing previous clients, case by case.

What’s one trend that excites you?

I love the topic of gut microbiome. I truly believe that the quality of our health can be traced back to our gut health. New studies on gut microbiome manipulations excite me a great deal.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Morning intention make a big difference for my day. It helps me stay laser focused. When you schedule your day ahead of time it helps it go much smoother. There is so much noise and so many people, situations and things that demand your attention throughout the day that can derail your productivity.

Envisioning and intending for clarity for your day before it starts creates a clear picture of what’s important and it helps to better identify the noise…It’s like having a remote control — you just lower the volume on the noise and change your channel to productivity.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t be afraid of taking action to fulfill your passion, don’t be afraid to study for a long time for something you want to pursue. And — be patient.

So, what if it takes a longer time to get where and what you want. You’re young and have plenty of time.

…Pursue your passion. It will give you a happy life.

…Regret is painful, and it comes with a high price — because it’s too late when it’s too late.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

A gluten free diet works as a great anti-inflammatory tool.
In my practice, I have all my clients go on a gluten free diet and they experience better results because their inflammation is drastically decreased.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

When you are signing up a client, don’t sell to them, but only think on how to help them. Put your client’s needs before yours.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

When you work with your clients and do it from a place of love and not money, you can get much better results and get them to trust you more. Trust is needed for any kind of relationship to work —whether it’s business or personal. Trust also gives better outcomes in whatever you are trying to accomplish.

Also, I keep on growing my knowledge all the time. I take new courses, stay on the pulse of the newest discoveries in my field and that’s how I’m able to always bring new solutions to the table.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Relying on others to do important tasks and not relying enough on others for simple things. I learned to delegate better. I’m still in the process of learning and getting the right team and the right help — but getting better at it.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

I think a tea expert business can be a big hit. Teaching clients about different teas, tea rituals and medicinal effect of herbal teas can be very interesting to start.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I just spent $100 on a great massage; self-care is so important.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

I love my TimeTap scheduling system. Clients can book their appointments while I sleep

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

I just published a book that became a best seller, called “Crohn’s and Colitis Fix“. It’s a great book for anyone with chronic digestive problems. It will help those with minor stomach problems to major chronic autoimmune gut conditions. My book integrates traditional, natural, holistic and mind-body, which took 10 years to collect data and courage and 10 weeks to write.

What is your favorite quote?

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

At the worse point of my illness, I got my will to overcome it which led me to help myself and then others in my practice, and then I realized that my practice was my true calling.

Key learnings:

  • Before you start fixing anything in your body, think of the gut first.
  • If you want to make a difference and be there for your client who needs guidance, you really need to become a successful entrepreneur, no matter what. You need to show up, be there for them to find you and for your message to get delivered.
  • Be aware of your thoughts as much as your nutrition if you are ready to truly heal your gut.
  • Read Crohn’s and Colitis Fix book to learn how to improve any chronic digestive problem, from mild to autoimmune. You can get my book for FREE at this link.


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