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Dana Godbout Laake is a Licensed Nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services. Her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, is located in Kensington, Maryland. A health professional for more than 38 years with 25 years in medical nutrition, she is an honors graduate from Temple University with a Master's degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland. In addition to media presentations, writing, radio talk show host and providing professional continuing education courses, Dana Laake has been a Maryland Legislative Assistant on health issues and has served three Gubernatorial appointments on health care regulatory boards. Currently she serves by Governor's appointment on the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. Her practice includes the nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. She resides in Kensington with her husband Peter Laake and they have four sons. 

Dana Laake Nutrition * 11224 Orleans Way  * Kensington , Maryland 20895-1041  * (301) 942-5505  * Fax (301) 942-5506 * Email danalaake@aol.com 

Prevention * Therapeutic Nutrition * Environmental Health * Biochemical Evaluation * Nutrient Medication Reactions * Individualized Diets and Supplementation * Custom Formulas

Dana Laake Nutrition provides preventive and therapeutic nutritional services. We welcome patients of all ages from prenatal through the elder population. Working in partnership with patients and their health care professionals, we utilize an individualized approach in evaluation and treatment. Our recommendations address the specific goals of each patient and are based on medical history,  family history, conditions, lifestyle, medications, diet, supplementation, physical evaluation, and laboratory testing. Each patient is expected to maintain a primary care provider and specialty care where indicated. Our goal is to complement other health care being provided.

Treatment Goals...   
Individualized recommendations
Improve tissue responses 
Improve immunity  
Address digestion & absorption 
Complement current treatments
Reduce treatment side-effects 
Reduce the need for medications 
Compensate for metabolic Defects
Alleviate nutritional deficiencies 
Improve outcome
Achieve optimum health 

Nutritional Approaches to... 

Aging, Depression, Fatigue, Dementias
Allergies & Intolerances                                                                                   
Arthritis, Inflammatory Conditions
Behavioral: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Delays 
Cancer Prevention, Reducing Side-effects
Cardiovascular Conditions 
Chemical Exposure & sensitivity
Dermatitis, Eczema, Skin Conditions
Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
Digestive & Intestinal Disorders  
Endocrine & Hormone Disorders 
Female Life Cycle Issues, Osteoporosis
Headaches, TMJ,
Infertility & Prenatal
Infant & Childhood Nutrition
Immune, Autoimmune, Infections 
Male Life Cycle Issues 
Metabolic Defects and Deficiencies
Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders
Toxic Exposures, Toxic Injury


NUTRITION                Nutritionist / Owner  (1997  - present)                     Dana Laake Nutrition

EXPERIENCE                 Preventive & Therapeutic Medical Nutrition    11224 Orleans Way, Kensington, MD 20895 301 942-5505


                                Owner / Partner / Nutritionist  (1991 - 1997)                Health Management Institute

Preventive & Therapeutic Medical Nutrition                Rockville, MD


                                Nutritional Counseling (1979 - 1991)                          George Mitchell, M.D.

Preventive & Therapeutic Medical Nutrition                Washington, D.C.


                                Nutritional Consultant (1985 - 1989)                          Inter-American Development Bank

Employee Personal Development Program                Washington, D.C.


DENTISTRY                Clinical Dental Hygienist (1966 - 1989)                General Dentistry Practices


                                Dental Hygiene Examiner (1974 - present)                NorthEast Regional Board of

Examination Committee                                              Dental Examiners, Washington, D.C.


GOVERNOR                State Dietetics Board (1997 - present) 2 terms                Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice

APPOINTMENTS                 Parris Glendening                                                              Legislative Committee, Secretary                


State Dental Board (1974 - 1982)                       Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners

2 terms                                                                      Legislative Liaison


MEDIA                    Talk Show Host (1999 - 2001)                       HealthTalk 2000 with Dana Laake

Health & Nutrition for the 21st Century                   WWRC AM570 Business Radio.


Media Guest Speaker (1975 - present)                   Channel 4.  NPR: WAMU, Fred Fisk, Derek McGinty

Health and Nutritional Issues                                  Channel 45, Baltimore.  Cable 10, Fairfax. WPFW


LECTURING                Lecturer, Presenter (1966 - present)                   Continuing Education Courses

PUBLISHING                Nutritional, Dental, Medical                                  Accredited for Professionals

Legislative Workshops                                            Over 400 local / national presentations



A Legacy of Tradition & Excellence       (1991)                Contributing Author, Co-Editor

Changing Places                                     (1987)                Washington Post, Style Section

Nutritional Approaches for the Elderly  (1985)                Aging Program Letter

American Nutritional Dilemma              (1975)                J.M.S.D.A., December 1975


LEGISLATIVE                Legislative Assistant                    (1988-1990)                Maryland House of Delegates, Donald Lamb

EXPERIENCE                Health & Nutrition 


RESEARCH                Fats and Lipids (1992)                                          University of Maryland

PARTICIPANT                Trans-Fatty Acid Levels in Foods                      Department of Human Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences


EDUCATION                M.S.       Human Nutrition                                    University of Maryland, College Park

B.S.        Dental Hygiene Health Sciences                 University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery

R.D.H.       Health Sciences                                   Temple University, Philadelphia


PROFESSIONAL                 American College of Nutrition                                American Nutritionists’ Association

MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                      Maryland Nutritionists’ Association


LICENSES                Nutrition                                                                 Maryland, Washington, D.C.

Dental Hygiene                                                   Maryland


HONORS                 Governor’s Appointment                                      Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice

Governor’s Appointment                                        Maryland Board of Dental Examiners

Honors Graduation                                                              Temple University, Philadelphia                          

50th Anniversary Alumnus Award                     Temple University, Philadelphia