I knew there had to be a better way
but it took me nearly 2 decades to discover what that was...
and it started with gaining a better understanding of; myself, my story, my family history, my personal history, my cycle, and so much more.
Dr. Kierstin here...
...and my journey to medicine began around 11 years old.
That’s when I started my period.
(sorry, not sorry fellas, half the world menstruates at one point in their life)
That's when my body began to change; acne set in, mood was all over the map, menstrual cramps started keeping from performing my best in sports and practice, and my relationship with food and body image became skewed.
I tried so many things to lose weight and this lead me to learn about Nutrition early on in High School and starting my yo-yo dieting as well as binge-eating habits. Once I reached college and was left to my own devices the binge-eating increased and although I was still exercising quite a lot, I continued to gain weight. What I didn't know at the time was that the yo-yoing and the binge-eating were wrecking havoc on my gut health, my nervous system health, and were also directly linked to my mental and emotional health. Being in the Dietetics program I would create myself diet plans and would find myself back where I started a couple weeks later.
I felt stuck in a loop.
So I knew there was still a missing link to the puzzle. I found Naturopathic Medicine and shortly after started my journey in Naturopathic Medical school. While I was there, l I began diving into more of the social as well as mental and emotional components to health and healing and the light-bulb started to go off.
I reviewed my personal history and with taking my mental and emotional history as well as my diet history, family medical history, and my own menstrual cycle into account I started to understand why I continued to struggle with my weight, stress, mood swings, cramps, and fluctuating skin issues.
I began to reconnect the dots of me.
Because, it truly was all connected. Through this reconnection and better understanding of the roots of my ailments I am better able to;
- self-regulate my nervous system
-eat more intuitively and also show compassion to myself when I find myself stress eating
- move my body more intuitively and not fight against my cycle and hormone fluctuations
- connect more deeply with others, my parents, my friends, and the world around me
All of which has helped me to reduce my cramping, my stress and overwhelm, my negative self-image, my false beliefs and finally feel more comfortable in my own body.
This is why I am so passionate about the health of the body as a whole. I now know through my own healing how deeply connected it all really is.
My mission is to help you become reconnected to your mind, body and the world around you, too.
Ready to get started?
Dr. Kierstin DeWitt, ND, RAc
Dr. DeWitt was born and raised in Port Huron, Mi. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Dietetics and a minor in Entrepreneurship in 2013. Upon nearing graduation, she began to search for further education in nutrition, leading her to find out about Naturopathic Medicine which resonated with her philosophy in root-cause wellness. She went on to Naturopathic Medical school at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2014. During her time in school, she participated on a medical brigade in Nicaragua as apart of Natural Doctors International (NDI), it was on this trip that she was introduced to the treatment capacity of Acupuncture, after which she decided to dual-degree and begin the Master of Acupuncture program at NUHS. In addition to NDI medical brigades, she spent two weeks with NUHS’ first study abroad program in Zauzhaung, China where she was able to shadow specialty doctors and practice Traditional Chinese Medical techniques at an integrative hospital for Chinese and Western Medicine. After completing her year-long clinical internships at the NUHS Whole Health Center as well as rotations with the Salvation Army of Chicago, she graduated from both degrees in 2018. She returned to Michigan in 2019 after much restorative travel, hiking, and camping. Dr. DeWitt currently holds her Acupuncture registration from Michigan and is an NCCAOM diplomate. She is currently a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the State of Vermont. Please note that Michigan does not yet license Naturopathic Doctors, and that any work Dr. DeWitt does virtually with clients is educational, and geared towards empowering her clients in health and wellbeing rather than diagnosing and treating.
Education and Training;
Licensed Naturopathic Physician (VT)
Registered Acupuncturist (MI)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Master of Science in Acupuncture
National University of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Central Michigan University
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The Naturopathic Medicine Institute
Michigan Society of Acupuncture