Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
EXPERT INTEGRATED NUTRITIONIST
Carolyn Katzin is a Certified Nutrition Specialist
Her expertise is in providing personalized nutrition advice integrated with other healing modalities. She has both graduate and undergraduate degrees in nutrition. She also has twenty five years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and industry consultant. Her expertise is in weight management, oncology and genomics. She attended culinary school in England and had the opportunity for extended stays in France eating wonderful food both in top restaurants and in friends’ homes.
Her mentors include some of the finest nutritionists and biological chemists including Roslyn Alfin Slater, PhD and Curtis Eckhert, PhD at UCLA.
Diet and Retinal Degeneration
She completed original research on the impact of diet and retinal degeneration with John Heckenlively, MD and Joel Kopple, MD, also at UCLA. She recently completed two academic courses on nutrigenomics one led by James Kaput, PhD at UC Davis Center for Excellence in Nutrigenomics (now at FDA) and the other from European Union’s NuGO. She also attended the inaugural conference on nutrigenomics in Asia hosted by International Life Sciences Institute (publishers of Nutrition Reviews) and the first International Conference on Nutrition and Cancer in Antalya, Turkey
In November 2009, she completed a certificate course in childhood obesity prevention from Cornell University.
American Cancer Society
Carolyn is a lead volunteer with the American Cancer Society serving on the California Division Board of Directors (Chair for fiscal year 2011-12) and is a graduate of he National Leadership Development Program.
Nutrition and Cancer
Her work includes cancer prevention and support for those who have received a diagnosis of cancer. She sees patients at three local cancer centers; Beverly Hills Cancer Center, Premiere Oncology in Santa Monica and Eisenhower Lucy Curci Center in Rancho Mirage. Her work in oncology began in 1985 at The Wellness Community in Santa Monica as nutritionist where the patient active concept was developed by Harold Benjamin, JD, PhD in conjunction with humor therapy and other healing arts.
Carolyn published her Cancer Center Nutrition Handbook as a result of this relationship with The Wellness Community, now in its fourth edition. She has also authored the EVERYTHING Cancer Fighting Cookbook and the Good Eating Guide & Cookbook.
The Wellness Community
She is a member of The Wellness Community (Now renamed Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center) Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. She has authored the nutrition handbook for the Community.