A Registered Dietitian who specializes in PCOS & women’s health, hormone imbalance, weight loss, and chronic illness
Hi there! I’m Laura, a fellow fertility warrior and Registered Dietitian who really, really loves food. My goal is to help you nourish with confidence and live a life free from constant worry over food and body image. I want to help you escape a culture of dieting and step into a world of freedom that honors your health. Food is foundational and my goal is to help you heal your relationship with food and improve your physical and mental health with eating habits rooted in nourishment.
Food is more than fuel…food is cultural, food is social, and food is celebration. It composes our bodies and provides the building blocks to feel our best. It also bring us together and is one of the greatest ways to enjoy life. Through my practice, my goal is to create effective strategies and individualized solutions to nourish a happier and healthier you.
Laura Gilstrap RD, LD/N, is a Greenville, SC-based nutrition therapist, certified in adult weight loss management and nationally-recognized nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama and a Bachelors of Science in Wellness Management from The State University of New York in Oswego. After completing her dietetic internship at Iowa State and The University of Ghana, she worked as a clinical dietitian for a large healthcare system where she provided Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutritional assessment to ICU and Long Term Acute Care patients. In 2017, Laura opened her private practice, where she specializes in PCOS, women’s health, weight loss, and medical nutrition therapy.
Like many others, my story began with hope but quickly dwindled into sadness and frustration. Our battle with infertility began when I was 31 and my husband was 30.
In preparation for our little bundle of joy, I stopped taking my birth control five months before our wedding. After the first month of “trying,” my period disappeared. I was ecstatic! I thought to myself, “that was so easy!” I began looking at pregnancy announcements and scrolling through Pinterest for fun ways to surprise my parents. Little did I know, I was about to endure years of negative pregnancy tests, heartbreaking surgeries, painful injections, and depression.