Hi all! Dietitian Cathryn here! Being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) does NOT mean I don’t crave sweets at times or always buy organic foods. I live in the same world you do. But it does mean I have been trained to help those of us with real food issues: weight gain or loss, doctor prescribed diets, allergies, menu planning, cooking etc. I believe nutrition is powerful. Nutrition is unique for each individual and it ‘s affect can be remarkable.
This blog is a place to educate and share the wonder of real-food nutrition from a scientific perspective and a practical one. I call it “from the why (Science) to the what (your plate!)”
I want you to know what to put in your pantry, on your plate and in your mouth. That is why I named this site The Pantry Lab.
I love nutrition because I used to wonder what to eat. I used to wonder why I gained weight even though I ate “healthy,” why I struggled with fatigue and why my margin for everyday stress was low. I did research and changed the way I ate. I also was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Soon afterwards, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It is through these experiences that I know diet and lifestyle are so powerful. I experienced first-hand how disease and metabolism can affect your food choices and health (ie food cravings, skin reactions, hormone irregularities etc). I also learned how your food choices CAN affect disease, metabolism and your overall well-being. This is what I am excited to share on The Pantry Lab!
I am always hungry to learn more, so I am currently seeking more education in a field of nutrition and medicine that looks at “food as medicine.” This field is called Functional Medicine and Nutrition.
So thank you for stopping by! Whether you are looking for a good recipe, an answer to a nutrition question or for some specific nutrition counseling please, be my guest…welcome The Pantry Lab.