Our Story

The Loss of A Mother

In 1992 my mother Anka was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. She was 52years old and I was 14. She was prescribed insulin shots and pills twice a day. She was told by her doctor that without a change of diet and exercise she had less than 10 years to live.
My parents immigrated from Europe to America in the mid 1970s. My mother spoke and understood just enough English to get by. The familyworked hard to keep her healthy. I administered her shots and made sure her food was prepared correctly. But at 14 I had very little knowledge on how to get her to eat healthy, how to get rid of sugar cravings, or how to help her lose weight. I did not have the education to help my mom. Within four years of her diagnosis, my mother started to lose her eyesight and eventually could only see red blobs.
In late 2003 she was prescribed a new drug to control her diabetes. By 2004 she developed pulmonary heart failure. In early August of 2004 she had kidney failure which required 3 hours of dialysis twice daily. She had multiple strokes and heart attacks and on August 28th, 2004 she lost her battle with diabetes. She was 64 years.
In 2012, the U.S. Justice Department announced GlaxoSmithKline had agreed to plead guilty and pay a $3 billion fine, in part for withholding the results of two studies of the cardiovascular safety of Avandia between 2001 and 2007.

The Education of A Daughter

Four years later I began having pain throughout my entire body. The pain inmy feet and ankles was so extreme that walking became difficult. I saw a Rheumatologist, Podiatrist, Neurologist, spent thousands of dollars on MRI’s, blood work, and custom orthotic insoles. In 2008 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disorder that at times left me debilitated physically, emotionally, and mentally. These experiences encouraged me to spend years personally testing and researching products and methods while avoiding the synthetic pharmaceutical drugs. I discovered simple ways to eliminate my own pain as well assist others with many types of conditions, illness, and weight management issues.
Everyday people think they are taking great care of themselves. They do what the doctor tells them to do. Take the medications they are told to take. There is so much information out there that it can get confusing. We are just not educated enough to know how to make a difference in our own lives. I wish I knew then, what I know now.
For these reasons I’ve developed Anka Wellness. Anka Wellness is a resource for anyone looking to improve their life and health in safe natural ways. We help you have a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. As a Certified Dr. Sears L.E.A.N Health Coach, it allows me to help families with children and work with all ages from children to seniors and work closely with other wellness professionals for optimal health.

Our Mission

My mission when developing Anka Wellness is to provide; personal, family, and group coaching, education, and guidance. The idea is to get you through the toughest time of your transformation. We work on your mindset, your understanding of how nutrition is connected to the body systems especially the brain, gut, nervous system, and elimination organs. We teach what “whole food” eating, “whole food” supplementation really means, and educate on the food we have in American. We are determine to get you where you want to be. YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT IT!
– Diana Dreher, Founder and President

About Us

Welcome to Anka Wellness, where we have a team of wellness professionals to help anyone meet their healthy goal. Our team was selected because they are all motivated to help others learn how to develop healthy habits while implementing a holistic lifestyle!