I can relate to your health struggles, and I know there are answers out there for you. 

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"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.

MY STORY

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.