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About Brooklyn Wellness

Everything we do at Brooklyn Wellness is centered around you, the client – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create longterm health.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Functional Approach

It’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to improve your health, no matter where you are right now.

We will guide you as you embark on an integrative, functional approach to your wellness, focusing on using food as medicine and lifestyle modifications that will help improve your health and symptoms.


Dedicated Attention

During our initial appointment, we gather information, including but not limited to your current diet, lifestyle, health history, labs as well as any physical symptoms you may have.   We will also discuss your goals.  After completing the information gathering, we will develop a thorough nutrition and lifestyle plan that addresses your issues and concerns.  Our recommendations, created in partnership with you, will include, but are not limited to, a food plan, lifestyle recommendations, supplements, aromatherapy, and stress management techniques to help you feel better quickly.

Personalized Care

We will provide personalized nutrition counseling to help you make the food and lifestyle choices that best support your health. Because change takes time, we will partner with you as you work towards implementing your goals. We will provide coaching, meal plans, recipes, encouragement and tips as well as other tools to help you succeed in restoring your health. Our goal is to not only help you develop a plan that will work now, but to teach you to be healthy for life.

About Brooklyn Wellness

At Brooklyn Wellness we are focused on helping you regain and/or optimize your health so that they can feel better quickly.  Whether you are struggling to lose weight or have been diagnosed with a medical condition such as: reflux, pre-diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, a digestive disorder, Celiac disease – or you just lack the energy to get up and go; then we can help be your bridge to wellness.

We see clients in our Bay Ridge Brooklyn office or virtually via telephone or secure teleconference services.

About Donna Larsen

Donna Larsen is a Functional & Integrative Nutritionist who earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrated Health.  Donna also has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from New York Univeristy.

Donna spent 20 years working on Wall Street, in the area of technology.  In 2008, her life also took a turn when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time. It was at this point she said to herself, “Game over – there has to be more than this out there, it’s time to begin a new chapter in my life.”  While Donna took some time off to support her sister through her journey of recovery, she realized that she needed to take better care of herself.  Today, Donna has turned her life and her priorities around. With new awareness she was able to put herself at the top of her to-do list for the first time in her life. She has maintained a weight loss of over 90 pounds and is still on her amazing journey. This transformation has been helpful in her mastering an understanding of the practical challenges we all face in our busy lives. 

“Donna Helped Me  Change My Life For The Better…”

My sessions with Donna helped me change my life choices. She helped me lose 18 pounds in just a little over two month. The life choices she explained to me were easily put into my daily activities.

GL Brooklyn, NY

Thanks for Donna I Feel So Much More Energized!”

Over the past couple of months I have been working with Donna on establishing a healthier eating regime and making better food choices that in turn help me lose weight. Donna is very insightful and offers great nutritional advice which has helped to keep me focused on my goals. So far I have lost a total of 15 lbs. and am more conscious of my decisions, thereby making better food choices. Thanks to Donna, I feel more energized and I take the time to think about my food choices. I am sure that with Donna’s continued help I can continue to lose weight and gain a healthier lifestyle; if you want one too I recommend that you work with Donna.

AS Scarsdale, NY

“My Doctor Was So Happy With My Results, he discontinued my  medication”.

I was told by my doctor that my sugar was too high and he put me on medication.  I did not want to be a diabetic and I feared that I would have to go on insulin. I had been on the medicine for approximately 3 years and decided that I wanted to see if I could find someone to help me. After finding Donna and working with her for approximately a year, my doctor took me off my medicine as my sugar levels were back into a normal range. It has been almost a year that I am no longer taking the medicine and my sugar levels continue to be in the normal range. Donna helped me make changes to my diet and the changes weren’t too hard to make.

GML, Brooklyn, NY

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a client. We would be happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Brooklyn Wellness is right for you.