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Welcome To CALM: Culinary And Lifestyle Medicine

At CALM: Culinary And Lifestyle Medicine, we aim to provide quality and comprehensive health and wellness services in order to help all of our clients reach an overall state of well-being in both body and mind. We invite you to open your heart and mind to the exciting prospects and possibilities that we have in store for you.


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Meet Carra

Carra Richling is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach with a comprehensive background of over 35 years of experience in health, wellness, and lifestyle medicine, with degrees in Human Development & Family Studies, Nutrition & Dietetics, and graduate work in Sports Medicine. She has extensive training in integrated health and behavior change methods that promote sustainable lifestyle changes. Her professional training and certifications include Emotional Brain Training (EBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), health coaching and culinary training from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone and Rouxbe. Carra is passionate about food-as-medicine and empowering people to follow a plant-based lifestyle for optimal health, performance, and well-being. She has experienced the power of lifestyle medicine both personally and professionally. She has seen it transform thousands of lives within her practice along with her work as Senior Dietitian and Clinical Manager for Ornish Lifestyle Medicine at Sharecare, Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Boulder Sports Medicine Center and Heart Institute, Senior Trainer/Registered Dietitian at the Institute of Health Solutions, Director of Clinical Nutrition at Lighter Healthcare and as the Nutrition Director for the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Carra has been featured in many health and wellness magazines such as Eating well, Women’s Health, Mens Health, Muscle Fitness, Southern Distinction Lifestyle Magazine and contributing author in several health & wellness books. You can find her educational, science-based blogs on popular sites such as Huff Post, Ornish Living and Sharecare. She looks forward to working with you and offering her comprehensive experience to support you on your journey to optimum health, happiness and well-being!


Daily Beet Blog 

The Daily Beet Blog is packed with information including the latest science-based research and evidence in lifestyle medicine along with practical tips, simple lifestyle medicine techniques and stories. 

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