Hello, I’m Dr. Carla Hightower, Physician, Health Coach & Founder of Living Health Works.     

At Living Health Works, I provide…

…. Health Coaching programs designed to address chronic diseases as well as assist with weight loss. The mission of Living Health Works is to empower clients with the knowledge and skills they need to use whole food, plant-based nutrition to succeed in getting healthy and staying well.

My Story…

For 21 years, I practiced  anesthesiology and cared for patients who were primarily suffering from preventable conditions such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, bowel disease, arthritis, chronic pain, erectile dysfunction, and various cancers. Furthermore, I am profoundly influenced by my grandmother, aunts, and cousin who experienced amputations, blindness, and premature death related to type 2 diabetes.

Although traditional medications and procedures are life saving and beneficial for managing crises and symptoms, they do nothing to address the underlying root cause of these diseases. The medical literature is very clear, the solution is found in our diet and lifestyle habits. I am inspired to share this knowledge. 

Like so many others, I once personally experienced digestive problems, pain, inflammation, fatigue, and increasing blood sugar.  Rather than depend on medications indefinitely, I was able to modify my diet and completely reverse these conditions. 

Since then, I have worked with numerous clients, educating them on the root cause of their diseases and how to restore health naturally with diet and lifestyle changes.

For more about me check out my bio below… 

Carla Hightower, MD is an experienced, board-certified physician who—prior to establishing Living Healthy Works, LLC—practiced anesthesiology for 21 years.

She is a graduate of the Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the University of Chicago Graham School of Advanced Medical Writing Program. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University and is a member of the National Society of Health Coaches.