Cara Axelrod Orlan MS, RD, LD/N, CISSN
Certified Sports Nutritionist
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As a highly experienced and dedicated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I have been privileged to help thousands of individuals achieve their dietary goals through personalized, sustainable, and enjoyable approaches. I am deeply committed to my clients' success and tailor my programs to fit their unique lifestyles and preferences.
Before launching my own private practice during the COVID pandemic, I served as the lead Nutritionist at the prestigious University of Miami's Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, where I played a pivotal role in shaping the institution's nutrition policies and practices. I also contributed to the field of nutrition by publishing several peer-reviewed scientific publications, advancing our understanding of the impact of nutrition on health.
I hold a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University, both of which I pursued with distinction. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, I maintain my RDN status and am licensed by the State of Florida.
What sets me apart from my peers is my unwavering belief in the importance of balanced eating and avoiding strict food restrictions, which can lead to nutrient deficiencies and unhealthy relationships with food. I am passionate about empowering my clients to make informed dietary choices that work for their unique circumstances, while also allowing for occasional indulgences in foods that may not be considered "healthy."
My proudest accomplishment is the thousands of clients whom I have helped achieve sustainable dietary success and embrace nutrition as a lifelong pursuit. My mission is to make nutrition accessible, enjoyable, and an integral part of everyone's daily lives, and to guide individuals towards optimal health and wellness.
Learn How I was Inspired to Study Nutrition
The Full Story
Growing up, my mother's health conditions required her to take numerous medications. When her doctor recommended seeing a dietitian, I accompanied her to the appointments and was struck by the profound impact that a healthy diet could have on overall wellness. Seeing my mother able to get off all her medications and feeling better than ever inspired me to pursue nutrition as a career. From day one in college, I knew that nutrition was my calling and chose it as my major. I pursued both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nutrition, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in nutritional therapy and dietary education. Over the years, I've gained extensive experience working in various fields of nutrition, including public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, pediatrics, and sports nutrition consulting. When the COVID pandemic hit, I decided to leave the hospital setting and start my own private practice, where I could develop personal relationships with my clients and help them achieve their health goals in a way that worked for their individual needs and lifestyles. To this day, I remain passionate about all aspects of nutrition, from the physiology of food to teaching to publishing research. One of my favorite aspects of working in private practice is that I am able to form deep connections with my clients and provide ongoing guidance to reinforce healthy lifestyle habits. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve optimal health and wellness, and offer a variety of services to support them on their journey. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors, going on adventures, and spoiling my puppy Ava. If you're looking to make a change and improve your health, Your Dietitian For Life is here to help you achieve your goals. Please take a look at our website to learn more about the services we offer and how we can support you.
My mom's transformation
My mother's weight loss transformation inspired me to become a dietitian so I could help others in their own journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
Seeing the positive impact that proper nutrition and diet can have on someone's life, I was motivated to pursue a career in the field and use your knowledge to assist others in achieving their health goals.
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