Chandra

Chandra Bivens Carty began her career with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.  It was there that she developed a love for food engineering.  As a lab tech she ran quality analysis on peanut milk, she tested pecans from Georgia for pesticide contamination and as a student she experimented with eatable caseines.  After graduation she completed an internship before passing a registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian. 

She worked as a pediatric dietitian at Grady Hospital before specializing in oncology research at Emory.  During her 15 years at Emory she participated as a research nutritionist in numerous National Cancer Institute studies.  In the early eighties the focus was adjunctive nutrition during chemotherapy in advance cancers such as non-small cell lung cancer, Dukes D colorectal Ca and Head and Neck Ca.  Research teams from Emory, Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson, University of Toronto, UCLA, Harvard made up a consortium.  The results of those early studies suggested that aggressive nutrition support may be detrimental to the survival of the cancer patient.  There were too many unknown variables.  In the nineties the research focus at Emory switched to prevention.  Women who were diagnosed with Stage 1 and 2 breast cancer were randomized to a controlled diet or a very low fat diet.   The relationship between a high fat diet and breast cancer had been established. 

The purpose of the study was to investigate if post-menopausal women could reduce their dietary fat to 20% of there total diet.  The result of the study indicated that the women did lower there total fat intake as long as they met with there nutritionist.  However, long-term maintenance did not occur.

During her years at Emory she completed a Masters of Medical Science Degree.   Her thesis research involved comparing the serum carotenoids in women diagnosed with benign breast disease or Stage 1 cancer.  She concluded that there was a strong correlation between benign breast disease and serum carotenoids.  Although, her study was small she suggested that there be more research involving food high in the carotenoids.

After leaving Emory, Chandra opened her own private office.  Her dream was to use her research skills and knowledge to help individuals in the community.  Mirroring her career,    her consulting services expand the lifespan from infants to adults.   Although it may seem broad, her focus is on conditions that require a nutritional intervention to manage a medical condition.   

Target population:

Individuals who want to utilize adjunctive nutritional therapy to help control their medical conditions are the clients best identified to work with Mrs Carty.   

  • Uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Insulin resistant
  • Gastroparesis
  • Renal Disease
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cancer

— 6 Comments —

  • Jennifer Silveus

    Do you work with Autoimmune diseases and histamine sensitivies???? Those are my primary issues with insulin resistance tagging along as well.

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    • Chandra Carty

      Hi Jennifer,
      I hope you have found a solution for your Autoimmune disease. I know it is challenging isolating the triggers for a flair-up. Soon we will begin our fall season. With fall comes several environmental exposures. Although there are many theories about autoimmunity and diet, we don’t have definitive answers. I have included a link to an article published in one of our nutrition journals. https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/110211p36.shtml Copy and paste the link you your web browser. I am available to answer any questions after reading the article. If anything, it my contribute to your confusion. In conclusion a healthy diet is very beneficial and a BMI around 24 is always a healthy BMI.

      Chandra

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  • Russell Glover

    I am interested in receiving more information to manage pre diabetes.

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    • Chandra Carty

      Hi Russell,

      This is a new year. I hope you have been successful in managing your pre-daibetes. In fact I hope you have been able to lower your carbs and increase your activity to reset your metabolism and activate your insulin pump(pancreas) to work more efficiently. If so, go to my facebook page; NutritionInTheNow and share how you did it.

      Thanks for the update.
      Chandra

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  • Tamara Solomon

    Hi. Are you accepting new patients? I am looking for a Nutritionist so I can get off of my high blood pressure medication. and also to try and lose 50 lbs. I have been battling my weight for over 7 years and I know it’s my eating habits. But as a divorced mom of 2 I eat when I can and whatever is close, which I know is not good. I just need some help to change my mindset on food, etc. Also, do you take healthcare plans?

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  • Chandra Carty

    Hi Tamara
    Thank you so much for contacting me. I apologize for my long delay in answering. My website has been under repair by my designer. I have just got access again to respond to inquiries.

    Yes I am taking new patients. My program is a very rigorous program involving weekly accountability. I use two apps, which you must download before your first visit. You have monthly goals which change each month and you have weekly check-ins. My approach is called Functional Nutrition. We identify the lifestyle, which functions best with your body.

    I take all private insurers except Cigna. I also take Medicare if you are diabetic. I contact your insurer to see what your health benefits are for Medical Nutrition Therapy. If you are interested, take a picture of the front and back of your insurance card and text it to my office number: 770-389-0836 or fax it to 770-389-0886. Include your Name, Date of Birth, Phone and your Medical Diagnosis. I will call your after I speak to your insurance provider.

    Thank you for contacting me.

    Chandra

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