I can relate to your health struggles, and I know there are answers out there for you.
"Unless the doctors of today become the nutritionists of tomorrow, the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow."
-Alexis Carrel, MD
Hello there and welcome to my page! My name is Caitlin, and I am a Clinical Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist in the Atlanta, GA area. I take a holistic, individualized approach with my patients. My focuses include consuming real, TRUE food, treating you as a whole person (addressing all aspects of your life/health), and supplementing with whole food supplements as necessary.
I enjoy working with those who have a chronic illness and are looking to improve their health. Some of my top interests include digestive wellness, Lyme disease, fatigue, mental health (anxiety and depression), children's health, and pre-conception nutrition. There is no better time to ensure the health of your baby and you (yes, this includes men too!) before you even try to conceive.
At age 16, I had my gall bladder removed and suffered from pancreatitis. Having my gall bladder removed did not seem like an issue at the time because I was told we do not even need it. Little did I know the digestive complications I would go through in the years to come from not having it. I had no idea that the food I was eating was breaking my body down at such a young age so I continued on my merry way eating what I thought was a healthy diet.
Several years later, I went to see my doctor because I was tired all the same. I literally was sick and tired of being sick and tired! I will never forget my doctor’s response, “Every woman complains about being tired.” I left there feeling embarrassed that I even mentioned this concern and carried on as I had been. A couple years later, I went back to my doctor because I had not gotten a period in over a year. Some tests were ran, and it was determined that I had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). My doctor’s plan of treatment was to put me on an oral contraceptive. I tried this for a few days, but the side effects were pretty bad--headaches, agitation, and I was in bed by 7pm each evening because I felt exhausted. At this point, I was at a loss. My sister recommended I see the nutritionist she was seeing who was helping her get to the root cause of her health issues. I knew I had nothing to lose by following his nutrition and supplement recommendations. I told myself that if the program really worked, I would see the physical sign of my period coming back. Sure enough 8 weeks later, it did! Better yet, it has been regular since without any medication, and the other issues I had went away too--fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, and digestive issues. I learned several years later that I have probably had Lyme disease since I was a child. That could explain why I never felt that great most of my life! It has been a long journey of improving my health, but well worth it. I feel better and younger today than I did ten years ago. I learned first hand the powerful role nutrition plays to supporting our immune system and our overall health. Food is more than just calories--it is information sending messages to all the cells of our bodies. My journey inspired me to become a nutritionist so I can help others feel better and live a more fulfilling life.