Welcome! I’m Claire, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist living in Boston, MA. Eat With Clarity started as a way for me to share my love for nutrition, help women naturally heal their skin, and show the world that nutritious and delicious foods are not mutually exclusive.
I work with clients who want to use food as medicine and achieve optimal health through natural and holistic methods. I work with clients struggling with a variety of health conditions. However, I have a specific emphasis on healing acne and other skin conditions. Acne is an incredibly misunderstood and poorly treated condition.I can’t wait to help you achieve clear and glowing skin. If you are interested in 1:1 coaching, please follow this link to schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation. I also offer freelance food photography and recipe development. If you are interested in working with me, click here!
The short version…
I struggled with disordered and restricted eating throughout high school and college. Eventually, I was able to heal my relationship with food through a primarily plant focused diet and discovered my passion for nutrition and holistic wellness. I believe food (and of course eating!) is one of life’s greatest pleasures and can make you feel amazing without sacrificing on taste.
After being off and on the birth control pill, antibiotics, and other acne medications for over a decade, my acne came back with a vengeance at 23 years old. However, I became determined to treat it naturally and holistically. I know the struggle with acne is very real, but my goal is to educate others on the root causes of their acne as well as how to finally break free from it and achieve lasting, glowing skin. From diet modifications, to lifestyle changes, to supplements and more, I share my whole acne journey here.
I believe the answers to many of the conditions and illnesses plaguing our modern world today lie in nature. Food is fuel, food is medicine, and food has the profound ability to heal our bodies safely and naturally.
The long(er) version…
During my first year of life I spent a lot of time at the doctor’s office. I dealt with chronic ear infections as an infant, and was on a new antibiotic nearly every month for over a year (You’ll see why this matters in a bit). I eventually got tubes put in because I was going deaf in one ear and was having a hard time learning to talk (I made up for this years later!)
While you may not have guessed this based on how I eat now, I had a terrible diet growing up. Artificially colored fruit roll ups were the only green “food” I ate (yikes!) Most of my meals consisted of neutral colored foods (think: mac and cheese, plain pasta, bread, pasta, and more pasta) and my parents could sometimes get me to eat carrots, though I didn’t always comply. For some reason my dad always put baby carrots in a bowl with ice??? Still trying to figure that one out lol. Anyway, I think you can see that nutrient dense foods seldom made their way into my body.
I had a very hearty appetite as a child, but in high school I developed very disordered eating patterns. I greatly restricted my calories and became hyper focused on every little thing that went into my body. At the time, I don’t think many people thought too much of it because calorie restriction is so common among young women. But I also did my best to hide it from others. My overall mental and physical health suffered as a result. I felt incredibly uncomfortable in my own skin. Thankfully, when I adopted a diet focused around whole plant foods, my relationship with food dramatically improved.
During a year off from college, I spent a semester in Ireland as an intern. I was just starting to get into the health scene at the time. Fortunately, there was a cafe just down the street where I spent almost every one of my lunch breaks. They had all sorts of healthful options, from juices to smoothies, to plant-based soups, salads, and everything in between. I had always been interested in how food can nourish our bodies on such a deep level. However, my time in Ireland is what inspired me to pursue a career in nutrition. After my year off, I ended up transferring colleges to further pursue nutrition and graduated in Spring of 2018.
I was drawn to a diet focused around whole plant foods not only because of the tremendous health benefits, but also because of the newfound freedom I felt with food. I felt like I could finally eat in abundance without worrying about calories, restriction, or gaining weight. Eventually, I started to look at food as something that could heal my body, prevent illness, and fuel my cells, rather than something that would give me a pudgy stomach or flabby arms.
I believe true health care lies at the intersection of Western and Eastern medicine. Until conventional and alternative practitioners join forces, we will only continue to mask the many symptoms and conditions that plague our society today. I believe many of the answers to our modern day health problems lie in nature. In food, in herbs, and in connecting back to our roots. I am so excited to have you on this journey with me, and I can’t wait to share more. It is my hope that we can inspire each other to take control our lives and our health.