I knew there had to be a better way...
...but it took me nearly 2 decades to discover what that was.
Dr. Kierstin here...
...and my journey to health and wellness began around 11 years old.
That’s when my relationship with my body began to change.
Before then I had been an athletic kid and my biggest concern was that my legs were bigger than other girls my age. But, once menarche hit and I started to gain weight, get hormonal acne, deal with mood swings, and experience more stress and overwhelm, I felt less and less comfortable in my body.
This change led to a downward spiral of restricted eating, followed by frequent binge eating, combined with over exercising, and with very short lived changes in my weight. It got worse in college, despite studying Dietetics and hoping to find all the answers I still found myself stress eating and gaining even more weight, followed by more and more running, and rebound weight gain.
I felt stuck in a loop.
I felt like I was missing something, like there had to be a better way.
Nearing the end of the Dietetics program I found Naturopathic Medicine and resonated with the root-cause philosophy. I went on to Naturopathic Medical school and while I was there, I began learning more about the many other factors impacting our health; mental/emotional, social, genetic, lifestyle, environmental, trauma, past medical history, family medical history, our microbiomes, our hormones, in addition to the nutritional factors and exercise.
With this bigger picture in mind, I began to reconnect the dots of me.
I began to better understand my own patterns, contributing factors to my health, to my weight, to my hormones, to my stress management, to my sleep, and even to my relationships with others.
It was a long journey to get here, and don't get me wrong, it's an on-going journey of self-discovery, but it's much more full of self-compassion, acceptance, awareness and greater vibrance.
That's my hope for you too.
To feel more at peace with your body and mind, even with the world around you and in your relationships.
I'll be honest with you, the work we'll do together will take effort, it will take time, and it will take radical self-responsibility. But don't worry, I'll be there to guide you along the way. So if you're ready to join me on this journey, then let's get started, shall we?
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. 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), where 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.
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 any work that
Dr. DeWitt does virtually with clients is as a health consultant and does not fall under the category of medical care. The focus with clients is on education and empowerment 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