Areas of Expertise
Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
Certified Health Coach
Focused on Dynamically Aging and Health through exploration and education related to gut microbiome, gut/brain communication, botanical medicine, life purpose exploration, and overall digestive support and wellness.
Dr. Carla Johnston is a board-certified nutrition specialist and certified health coach. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition and her M.S. in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and an M.A. in Applied Sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she focused on the impact of chronic illness on aging adults.
Carla is a practitioner and a passionate advocate for those wishing to incorporate health-positive behaviors and partner with those seeking to live their best lives as they age dynamically with grace and purpose.
Carla co-authored a best-selling book, "Called to Lead: Successful Strategies for Women" focused on providing insights and guidance for women in leadership and released her first book, "Freshman at Fifty: A Story of Dreams, Determination, and Self-Discovery" detailing the journey toward goals of life, during times of struggle, obstacles, and challenges.
Dr. Johnston's next project is creating a membership program for individuals in their 60s, 70s, and 80+ who want to thrive, grow, and embrace life, regardless of age. Members will share challenges, insights, and successes, unlocking possibilities that NOURISH their lives. Weekly discussions, and guest speakers, will focus on topics such as nutrition, movement, social connection, health challenges, and life's purpose.
“Carla’s clinical expertise around nutrition is outstanding. Her Eating for One Program inspired me to take deliberate and mindful action around my meal choices. I continue to make healthy nourishment my mantra. Guess what? I am building on my successes with weight management. Thank you, Carla!"
- Barbara S.