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Meet Dr. Tamar Lawful

Dr. Lawful, a distinguished Doctor of Pharmacy and Advanced Practice Pharmacist, was recognized as one of 2023's Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacy Leaders of 2023. Specializing in Pharmacogenomics, Nutrigenomics, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching, she leads as CEO of LYFE Balance, Inc. Through her 'Pivoting Pharmacy with Nutrigenomics'  podcast on the Pharmacy Podcast Network,  she motivates healthcare professionals to raise healthcare standards.

With 20 years in healthcare, Dr. Lawful has collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team to develop patient health improvement programs. She has guided pharmacists and students in medicinal knowledge and stress management, advised patients on lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition to minimize readmissions, and advocated for accessible medication therapy. Dr. Lawful excels in optimizing medication therapy outcomes for her patients.

In 1998, Dr. Lawful began her journey to becoming a Pharmacist as a direct admit from high school to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of the Sciences - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2004.

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Licensed in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, she integrates her expertise as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and Nutritional Genomics Specialist with Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching to create personalized, genetics-based online health programs for her clients.

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TOP 50 INFLUENTIAL LEADER IN PHARMACY

PHARMACY 50

HEY THERE!

I'm Dr. Lawful and this is my story:

 

At the age of four years old, my family and I immigrated from Jamaica, W.I to the United States. Raised in a Caribbean household, sunshine and freshly cooked meals were the norm, and rarely did we get sick or use medicine unless it was from food. At 12 years old, I had my first experience with severe illness when visited my grandmother on her deathbed. On that day I vowed to myself that I would help people like my grandmother get better and enjoy a vibrant life.

 

Although I had little exposure to medications in my childhood, it was my understanding that they could help people get better.  I learned that I could fulfill my vow by being a pharmacist and at the age of fifteen, I made the decision to pursue a career as a pharmacist.  

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After 15 years of being a pharmacist, I was perplexed with the current state of healthcare. I saw patients frequently returning to the hospital only to have more medications added on. They were not getting better nor were they enjoying life! I had to question whether what I was doing as a pharmacist was actually helping or hurting my patients. What if there was another way I could help while still using my skills as a pharmacist? What if I could not only help them get better, but also show them how to prevent developing chronic illness?

There was indeed another way that I could help…nutrition and genetics. I studied pharmacogenomics, nutritional genomics, and integrative nutrition, then merged them with my skillsets as a pharmacist to help women with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity take control of their health by focusing on nutrition and lifestyle changes.

I USE MY SIGNATURE PROTOCOL TO GUIDE THOSE I SERVE TO RECLAIM AND MAINTAIN THEIR RENEWED HEALTH. Those I have guided through my protocol have been able to finally start thriving instead of just surviving, live vibrant lives and reduce the need for medications!

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy: University of the Sciences - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

 

  • Certified Pharmacogenomics Specialist: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

 

  • Certified Nutritional Genomics Specialist: The American Nutrition Association

  • Certifed Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist Professional: The American Nutrition Association

 

  • Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach: The Institute of Integrative Nutrition

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