The Awakened Nutritionist
Greetings to all who seek healing!
In today’s society, it’s challenging to know which foods are “good” or “bad”. Whether you simply want to eat well to prevent disease, increase longevity, and slow the effects of aging, you keep hitting a wall with your current eating plan, or you’ve already been experiencing symptoms, functional nutritionist Caitlin Higgins, MS, CNS, LDN can be your first step towards achieving the wellness you desire and the healing your body is capable of.
Caitlin Higgins is a board-certified nutrition specialist® practitioner and licensed dietitian nutritionist whose passion is optimizing people’s daily lives through teaching dietary, lifestyle, and spiritual health practices. She believes that in order to achieve optimal wellness, one must be aligned in all areas of life, not only the physical, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Illness and “dis-ease” can manifest in many forms, from a variety of factors, and most often due to one of these aspects of our lives being out of balance and not taken care of or tended to. Similar to how a plant needs four basic elements: nutrients, water, sunlight, and love, the same basic elements are needed to fully grow, thrive, and feel good.
As a certified level II Reiki practitioner, Caitlin uses this form of energy work in her practice to augment and accelerate results.
Reiki is an energy healing modality that began in Japan in the early 1900s, one prominent style being Usui Reiki, discovered my Mikao Usui in 1922. This style is based on the Tibetan practice of laying of hands and channeling energy to help assist the body’s innate ability to heal and also help alleviate pain and suffering. Reiki is not religious or associated with any specific practice or belief; people of all faiths practice Reiki.
Everything in life is energy that is either flowing freely or blocked. Similar to the way blood flows throughout our circulatory system, energy flows along meridian pathways and through the energetic wheels called chakras. When energy flow is blocked (due to a variety of factors such as stress, poor nutrition, environmental toxins, toxic thoughts, and even toxic relationships) in an area of the body, discomfort, pain, and often “dis-ease” results. A Reiki healing practitioner has the ability to feed the blocked areas of the body, helping release the stuck energy to flow properly so that the body can begin healing itself.
Empowering you to take control of your own health is Caitlin’s number one goal and sincere hope through education and giving you the tools needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle that makes you feel your best! Remember, you have everything you need already inside of you; Caitlin will simply help you find the divine wisdom that lies within.
Navigating through my own personal health journey for the past 10 years has made me a true believer in the wisdom and healing power of foods, positive mindset, and energetic work. My passions to cook, eat, learn, teach, and help others led me to pursue a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and integrative health. With integrative and functional nutrition training from Maryland University of Integrative Health, I follow a holistic approach to wellness. Helping others find balance and healing is core to my life purpose. Through identifying the root cause of my client’s health concerns, I help them reconnect mind, body, and spirit in ways that resonate with them.
Applying functional nutrition, which “emphasizes healthful eating personalized to your genetics, lifestyle, environment and health concerns”, is a pillar to maximizing health while minimizing disease through identifying the underlying causes of dysfunction. Many modern chronic diseases begin in the gut, so I begin my individualized assessment of core imbalances as part of the initial intervention to ensure the gastrointestinal tract is functioning properly.
I incorporate both modern, up-to-date nutrition and medical science along with ancient wisdom from traditional medicine in my practice. Believing that your spiritual well-being plays a critical role in your health, I can assess your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health through a thorough and in-depth private nutrition intake and energetic Reiki assessment.
Please come as you are and allow me to listen to your story and help you reach your goals. You deserve to feel good again, and I will do my absolute best to help you return to that feeling.
Love & light,
Just like there is no one-size-fits-all diet out there that works for everyone, there is no single step-by-step approach to healing. Caitlin creates a unique and personalized plan for each client based on their ultimate health goals. Caitlin helps everyone discover their why, in order to motivate them to take inspired action. She honors each and everyone’s choices and preferences. There can be as little or as much woo-woo involved in your healing journey; it’s up to your comfort level and beliefs. Calling on spirit guides and angels for assistance, saying daily affirmations, and doing a bit of meditation only speeds up the healing process, and ultimately helps you achieve your goals (if that’s what you’re into).
Along with her nutrition services, Caitlin offers one-on-one reiki treatments if she senses any blockages or stuck energy that may need to be released. Other than simply helping the body relax and rebalance, Reiki may be beneficial for inflammation, pain, anxious or depressed moods, grief, chronic stress, and much more. Caitlin will teach you about the Chakras —7 main energy centers in the body— and will help you find a daily diet, exercise, and mindfulness routine that works for you!
Caitlin works with clients who may be struggling with any of the following physiological and psychological conditions to help bring balance back to the body:
Autoimmune-related conditionsUnder-active or over-active thyroid Type 2 diabetes / prediabetes / blood sugar imbalance symptomsHypertensionHypercholesterolemia Hormonal imbalancesAmenorrhea / dysmenorrhea Infertility/ problems conceiving (both male and female)Digestive discomfort: acid reflux, GERD, IBS, IBD, dysbiosis, SIBODepression / Anxiety / Attention deficit Brain fog / low energy / fatigueHay fever / seasonal allergies / asthmaFood allergies, intolerances, sensitivitiesSkin discomfort: dermatitis, eczema, acne, rosacea Preconception, pregnancy, and post-partum support
Free 20 Minute Discovery Call
Do you feel unwell, not your self, or "off", but not sure what's going on? Do you lack energy? Do you have extra weight that has been difficult to lose? Are you experiencing low libido, low energy, sugar cravings, bloating, mood fluctuations, or other digestive discomforts? Have you been trying to conceive for 12 months or more with no luck? Or do you simply want to start investing in yourself to prevent disease and unhealthy aging?
Schedule a Free 20-minute Discovery Call with me now to discuss your goals and health concerns, ask any questions you may have, and find a plan that works for you.
Packages & Pricing
Caitlin is located in St. Augustine, Florida. She services the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Palm Coast, FL areas for at-home consultations. For those living outside the St. Augustine area, she offers virtual consultations via FaceTime and phone.
Nutrition Counseling Packages
6 sessions: $897 ($35 savings)
This package includes one 120-minute initial consultation and five 60-minute follow up consultations. For locals, Caitlin offers house calls, or virtual sessions via Skype or Facetime. Please note that any supplements recommended are not included in package price.
12 sessions: $1,749 ($65 savings)
This package includes one 120-minute initial consultation and eleven 60-minute follow up consultations. For locals, I can come to you, or we will meet virtually via Skype or Facetime. You will receive a plethora of tools to help you reach your goals!Please note that any supplements recommended are not included in package price.
Individual Nutrition Consultations
120-minute initial intake: $19760-minute follow-up: $14730-minute follow-up: $87
Elite-level Nutrition & Reiki Package
An entire year of one-on-one personalized nutrition counseling, energy healing, and support
This package includes:
Accessibility to Caitlin by phone or email anytime within typical business hours Monday through FridayOne 120-minute nutrition initial consultation and full intake assessment: you will leave with diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendationsInitial Reiki energy healing assessment Full Kitchen Assessment (house call) – Complete pantry purge with guided shopping experienceOne Reiki session per month One 60-minute nutrition follow-up per monthWeekly check-ins via email or textDaily food journal assessmentsNutritional supplements and functional testing for additional costMeal & menu planningWeekly Meal preparation is an additional cost
(Contact Caitlin for more details if you are interested in becoming one of Caitlin’s Elite-Level Clients)
2 sessions: $200
This package includes one in-home pantry and refrigerator assessment and one guided shopping trip. Caitlin will completely overhaul your kitchen by first assessing the foods currently in your pantry and refrigerator, will then help you purge your kitchen of all the not-so-healthy options, and finally show you healthier alternatives to replace them. (Additional cost of food to restock your pantry may apply)This includes some of Caitlin’s favorite and delicious personal recipes
Guided Shopping Experience
2 hours: $100
Caitlin will take you on a very educational tour of whichever market/grocery store you prefer/purchase most of your food where she will teach you the best ways to shop for your health, which brands are superior to others, the importance of reading ingredient labels, the difference between organic vs. conventional produce, what genetically-modified foods (“GMOs”) are and why you may consider avoiding them, and how to be a conscious consumer. She will help inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to making meals, and try new things!
Monthly Personalized Meal Plans
Caitlin will create a personalized menu/meal plan for you including the shopping guide for the entire month according to your health, dietary needs and goals and send to you via email
In-Home Meal Prep Services and/or Cooking Lessons
$50/hour (plus the cost of food)
Personal shopping and weekly meal prep in your home according to your dietary needs and preferences for busy people, those who may not have time to plan ahead, or those who are unable to be in the kitchen for whatever reason. Caitlin also offers 1-on-1 cooking lessons where she will teach you the basics and gradually expand on your skills at your pace
Private Reiki Sessions
Caitlin offers in-home Reiki treatments to help augment and accelerate your health journey
$97 for one hour in person$65 for half hour $65 for distance Reiki
For those who need help financially, Caitlin offers a love donation/sliding scale for her services.
"I have been working with Caitlin Higgins since May of 2018 and with her knowledge and support, I have improved my eating and health habits and have lost nearly 20 pounds! She looked at what I was eating and designed a nutrition program that emphasized a balance of healthy carbs, protein and fat. This program has proved to be filling AND sustainable. We met monthly and she provided encouragement, support and suggestions to help me deal with challenges I faced during this journey. She consistently emphasized the importance of caring for myself through healthy eating and exercise but also took a holistic approach to self-care. She asked about all aspects of my life and we brainstormed solutions to issues that I faced. After our meetings I received summaries of our discussion that included links to recipes and other helpful websites. Her emphasis was positive and encouraging, even when I had setbacks. She helped me develop plans for healthy living during the holidays and helped me be accountable to myself. Seeing my goals reflecting in writing was a boost and I would often go and look at those when I needed extra encouragement. Her passion for health and her clients came through in every way. I am very grateful to have met and know Caitlin and would highly recommend her."
-Laura D., age 60
"I met Caitlin Higgins several months while she was an intern at Fairhaven. Caitlin impressed me immediately with her warm and caring personality along with her incredible knowledge of nutrition and how it affects the human body, During this time, she suggested a special diet to suit my needs and supplements which made me feel much better. And as an added bonus, I have lost 15 pounds. She also sent me recipes and told me where to buy the ingredients. She even offered to meet me at the market to help me select the right foods. Anyone who is seeking someone to help reach their nutrition and health goals should work with Caitlin."
- Kathy W., age 75
"The time that I spent with Caitlin was very productive, and by following her advice I was able to meet my goal of losing 10 pounds before going on a cruise in one month! Her ideas also helped me to make wise choices during my seven day trip. I returned only two pounds heavier than when I left and never missed a meal on the trip. Her suggestions were enlightening and very clear. She also supplied printed information so that I had reminders when needed; she is a great teacher."
- Charles S., age 80
"Caitlin was the first nutritionist I had ever had the opportunity to work with. She was very warm, kind and a non-intrusive person. She exhibited a very comprehensive background in nutrition was very knowledgeable about various products and made recommendations for adding them to my supplemental routines. Many of those recommendations I continue to incorporate into my daily nutritional schedule. She also went with me to the grocery store to show me how to find healthier choices and read ingredient labels. She even went to the store once for me on her own, shared recipes and cooked meals for me in my own kitchen. I could heartily recommend Caitlin without reservation to serve anyone as a trained professional nutritionist to meet individual nutritional needs."
- Calvin F., age 75
"Caitlin Higgins showed that she has a knowledge and care for the study of nutrition and that she is passionate and shows an understanding for peoples struggles in day to day eating and physical activities. During my time with Caitlin, she showed me different foods I could eat to help me balance my diet and ingredients to substitute as a healthier option (the brown rice pasta was my favorite). In my time with Caitlin I lost 35 pounds and gained a lot more energy in my daily life -- giving me the ability to do more activities like hiking every Saturday to train for my 32-mile hike in May. Caitlin gave me the confidence I need in order to lose more weight and reach my goals - I have become a happier person since working with her."
- Mark T., age 25
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