“Jo made me feel comfortable, and important, not just another lab rat.”
“By the end of the phone call I felt like she was a friend from my childhood. I felt at ease whenever I spoke to her”
“I would highly encourage anyone with any health queries to contact Joanne. She really is the practical pharmacist!”
“Joanne has a calming and positive nature about her which is very reassuring and kept me grounded”
“She really cared about me, which is very uplifting.”

The Practical Pharmacist

My name is Joanne Vella and I have been a registered pharmacist since 1991. I attained my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at The University of Sydney and have worked in retail pharmacy ever since. I am married with two teenage children and live in the quiet outskirts of Sydney. My interests are in health but more specifically in disease prevention.

As a student I was very intrigued at how drugs can exert a response in our bodies when we have certain conditions or diseases. There were drugs available for everything and I couldn’t wait to get out there and help people.

As time went on, though, I began to realise that medicine alone could not fix everything. More and more diseases were constantly arising and potent new drugs were being discovered but society was (and is) still getting sicker and more depressed. It seemed medicine was not the only answer. I became determined to find out why and if there was anything I could do about it.

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My mother (with no medical training) had some serious health issues and started to listen to the “other side”. She began exposing me to ideas I had never considered and together we went on a journey that changed our way of thinking. We both did a lot of reading but much of what we read was confusing and conflicting and it seemed that anyone could make claims without evidence of effect. Mum wanted to go “all natural” but my experience taught me that was not the best way to manage her condition. So we found some middle ground that made sense to both of us, both medical and natural. The more I read the more simple the message became…Medicines work best when our body is kept in good condition AND we all must take a level of responsibility for our own health.

Many people have disregarded the basics to human health in exchange for the “quick fix”. The “quick fix” or “Band-Aid” approach must be used with caution as it can often hide an underlying problem. My goal is to arm you with knowledge on taking good care of yourself using my training and experience. This will help to ensure a future of health and happiness and not of disease and despair.

The Logo

The Practical Pharmacist_cvThe Practical Pharmacist logo is a representation of the symbol Rx.

Health professionals (doctors, pharmacists, nurses, etc) use Rx as the symbol for prescription or treatment.   Prescriptions and treatments are not limited to medications and the leaf on the logo represents the natural lifestyle component.


Joanne Vella B.Pharm M.P.S.

Member of The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Finalist in the Pride of Workmanship Awards in 2007 for Rotary Club of Narellan Inc amongst other outstanding health professionals in the local community.

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Clients Testimonials

“I found the course very easy to understand. I didn’t realise you can prevent so many diseases by changing the choices you make. I found the suggestions on food really helpful. And setting small goals lead me to bigger goals that I could achieve… I never knew how easy it can be.
Kaylee W
I definitely recommend Joanne’s course to anyone looking to make a difference in their health. I know it has made a difference in my life style. Joanne’s program is very easy to follow and easy to understand. Compare to other diets/ programs that I have tried in the past. This program is one that has worked for me and I will continue to do this program as it will have a life long effect .Being a type 2 diabetic I have been able to control my sugar levels better. Also commencing the gym has help out a lot by losing weight. Two thumbs up.
Michael M
I found it very interesting, especially that water is so important for so many things.
Jason L

Doctor’s Comments

I think your program takes a realistic approach to changing a persons behaviour in small steps. By making these small steps in a progressive manner, a person is able to improve his or her health and minimise expenditure on health care in the future.
Dr. C.V.
I must congratulate you on a well conceived and written program
The language was easy to understand and the way you have ended each module with outcomes that the user could easily monitor was good.
I think if some one is fully motivated this can transform their lives.
Dr. V.
…you have dedicated a lot of time & effort to produce such an informative, interesting & motivational set of programs. I think it will be very successful in helping people improve their lives.
Dr. H.T.
This is an excellent program with very good advice & tips.
Dr. H.T.
This program is great, inspirational & informative. It also has a good plan at the end for patients to make changes to their lives.
Dr. H.T.