Hi! I'm Clara!


I can quote The Parent Trap verbatim and I’m a stickler for being in bed by nine, but my biggest passion lies in helping people like you detach their worth from their wellness and learn how to steward their health in a way that is sustainable, enjoyable, and meaningful to them, so they can feel their best and run the race set before them. I’m so glad you’re here!

  • B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Georgia
  • Dietetic Internship completed at Western Carolina University
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), North Carolina 
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) 
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach

Prioritizing your health should enhance your life

…But I know more often than not, prioritizing your health ends up feeling overwhelming, confusing, and like your worth is on the line. I know, because I’ve experienced it firsthand.

I spent years consumed by constant thoughts of food and fitness, yet felt like I lacked motivation, consistency, and willpower — always sabotaging my efforts and starting again on Monday. My genuine enjoyment of nutrition and movement had been stripped from me, I was drowning in negative body image, and I got wrapped up in trying to do #allthethings yet still didn’t reach my goals.

Outwardly I looked healthy, but inside I felt alone, hopeless, and fearful that I’d never be able to break free from the cycle of guilt, shame, and regret. And this was all while I was in school studying to become a dietitian, no less.

I knew God had called me to live a life of freedom, so why did I feel like I was living in bondage?

The change came once I realized I’d made an idol out of health, thinking it would provide the satisfaction and security I longed for. I’d fallen prey to the lie that my identity, worth, and satisfaction would be found in how I looked, rather than it being deeply rooted in Christ.

But, as I started to change my mindset, my motives, and the messages I surrounded myself with, my health journey started to be marked by grace, compassion, and stewardship instead of guilt, condemnation and slavery. The health practices that once felt like legalism now felt like liberty, and my mind was free to start exploring other avenues of health I’d previously overlooked and undervalued.

What I experienced was a simple yet deeply impactful and meaningful way of living that led to better health physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I knew this was something that I had to share with as many people as I could, and thus, Redemptive Health was born.

At Redemptive Health, we strive to provide a welcoming and refreshing environment that serves as a trusted source of practical wellness education, support, and encouragement. We recognize that health is multidimensional, encompassing more than just what you eat and how you move. We prioritize approaches that support your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

We also believe “health” exists along a continuum, meaning it can look many different ways – no one size fits all thinking here!

We currently offer a group monthly membership and private 1:1 coaching to help you cultivate a holistic, meaningful, and sustainable approach to your nutrition and fitness that helps you feel your best.

Partnership with Wellspring Direct Primary Care

Wellspring Direct Primary Care is a family medicine practice located in Black Mountain, NC. Dr. Hite opened the practice in July of 2021 to offer an alternative approach to primary care: one that is truly patient-centered, focused on prevention and whole person care, and with honest pricing.

Dr. Hite brought me on in January 2022 to provide nutrition and health coaching services for members. It’s out of this partnership that Redemptive Health launched to further equip those around us with the skills, tools, and knowledge needed to take control of their health.

Local? Click below to learn more about Wellspring DPC membership. Wellspring members have exclusive pricing for Redemptive Health services. 

the why behind my approach

I worked as a clinical hospital dietitian for over 6 years where I met with patients who suffered from debilitating, chronic, yet largely preventable conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease and fatty liver disease – all of which are influenced, for better or for worse, by diet and lifestyle.

Day in and day out, I saw firsthand the immense impact our food and lifestyle choices have on our overall health. Most days I walked out of work grateful for the gift of being able to take the stairs or simply just stand long enough to chop my own veggies for dinner.

I’ve also had my feet in the “health influencer” world for a while. With that I’ve seen how diet culture has absolutely destroyed our relationship with food and our bodies. We live in a culture that values being “skinny” over actually supporting how the body functions, and it’s cost us big time: from hormone imbalances and being out of touch with hunger cues, to lacking confidence and basing our worth on how we look or eat.

What I’ve seen and experienced personally and professionally over the last 10+ years in both the medical and wellness setting is that we don’t need more complex strategies, we simply need to get back to the fundamentals that support how the body is meant to function and honor all aspects of wellness. Conventional healthcare has the fundamentals all wrong (just eat less, move more, and take the medication!), and diet culture has skipped over them completely because they aren’t sexy enough. As a result, the pursuit of health is more frustrating and complicated than ever before…

We do it differently here. Whether you’re a busy mom, young professional, or an empty nester, our goal is to show you how much more there is to health (and life!) when you instead choose to focus on prioritizing fundamental, daily practices that support your body’s natural functioning. We know this approach leads to more joy, greater consistency, and lasting results in your health (including better hormone balance, body composition, blood sugar levels, and appetite regulation), and we want you to experience all of that!

That’s why Redemptive Health exists. My aim is to provide practical and refreshing nutrition coaching that equips you to reach your health goals without sacrificing your soul, and that also honors your unique values and preferences. We’re changing the narrative that is traditionally found in both the medical and wellness spaces, so the pursuit of better health is finally seen as a gift, and not a measuring tool of value or worth.

We're changing the narrative...join us?


Pro tips to help you maximize your membership :)

Anticipate obstacles: obstacles are like red lights on the way to the store: an inevitable part of the journey. Anticipate them and don’t let them define your ability or stop you from trying.

Take action: you can absorb all the information and education you want, but that’s not what leads to change — taking ACTION is!! Regardless of the results, taking action helps you gain clarity to continue pressing forward. I know this can bring discomfort, but temporary discomfort is better than longterm discomfort. God is mighty in you — you GOT this! 

Ditch all or nothing thinking: we believe something is better than nothing and ANY effort counts. You don’t have to implement 100% of the content to see change and improvements in your health. Each action you take compounds. 40% effort is better than 0%

Ask questions: if you’re confused, not sure where to start, feeling behind, or just have a question for me or the group, ask it! Someone else probably has the same question, so by speaking up you’re getting the answer and helping someone else do the same.

getting started:

New around here? Welcome! Check out some helpful tips on how to get started, below!​

Say hi and introduce yourself: click here to join the private group on Circle, and introduce yourself in the “Say Hello!” space. This is the PLACE TO BE for ongoing encouragement, support, and inspiration through the week. Post questions, workout or nutrition wins, or encouragements for others and be a part of a community pursuing the same goals as you.

Familiarize yourself with the membership portal: things should be fairly simple to navigate. Monthly content will be found in that months module. All other content will be found in the resource bank.

Download your resources: download, print, and/or save the monthly guides, recipe collections, and workouts to your phone for easy access at the start of each month. 

Take action: taking in information can feel productive, but real change comes from taking action! 

Need support?: use the “contact Clara” button to send me an email.