Very Professional, Husband

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This evening, I had an appointment at the Husband’s college, the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, where he is studying to be an acupuncturist/herbalist.


Because it is a teaching clinic, prices are very reasonable, and I had the Husband + a professor + two other students attending to me.  I felt like a Queen!


My Husband looks so cute professional in his lab coat.  It was fun to see him in action!


I went into the clinic to get two shots.  The first shot was Vitamin B12, which the Husband injected into my stomach meridian (which happens to partially run along the front of your leg!).  B12 was just for general wellness. :)  He also gave me a shot of Traumeel directing into my strained bicep.   Traumeel is “an effective medication for acute injuries and inflammation of the musculoskeletal system, avoiding at the same time the notoriously serious side-effects of common anti-inflammatory therapies.”


I also got a massage and acupuncture.  🙂


I’m happy to report that my bicep feels almost totally normal now, and I’m not concerned at all about my triathlon on Sunday.  Rest is SO important.  When something hurts, STOP the activity that hurts it!  And you’ll heal up ASAP.


After my treatment, I toured his school.  I spotted this countdown on the board in his classroom:


I can’t believe he’s going to be done with school in 11 weeks.  I might be more excited than he is to finish! 🙂


Then, we went to Pizza Fusion for dinner with his schoolmate and his wife.  I love Pizza Fusion – after all, all the ingredients are organic!


We started off with a basic salad and some pita chips + dips.


And dinner was three slices of the Farmer’s Market pizza on whole grain crust.


Earlier today, I had a HUGE fruit smoothie that contained rice milk, a banana, peaches, and cherries:


And I also snacked on some corn chips.


Side note:  The Husband’s professor and another student doctor kind of gave me a talking-to about some of my dietary habits.  It’s stuff the Husband has been saying FOREVER, but I think it kind of sunk in tonight.  I’m a pretty clean and healthy eater, but I know I could mix it up to make my diet even better.  So… come back tomorrow to see the two small changes I plan on making, and the one big change I’m going to try to slowly integrate into my life!


Have a good night!  🙂


PS – Check out the cutest picture of James and Maggie EVER on this post.



  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 10, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Dr. Husband is so cool! If your dietary habits got a talking to, I can’t imagine what they would say to the rest of the country! I’ll have to see what it is for real tomorrow. Oh Caitlin, always keeping us guessing.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 10, 2010, 9:19 pm

    It’s really interesting, I’ve gotten some of my best dietary advice from my acupuncturist/naturopath as opposed to my MD. I’m interested to see what you’re changing!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats March 10, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Never had acupuncture before but i heard it works wonders!! and holy moly that pizza looks amazinggg. Can’t wait to hear about these eating changes!

  • Danielle March 10, 2010, 9:21 pm

    I feel like I just did a little more article research… and all I had to do was read this post! I think I like this method better 😉 hope the good-for-you changes go well!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove March 10, 2010, 9:21 pm

    Wow, I am curious to see what changes you need in your diet! I have been reading The O2 Diet and have been inspired to add more antioxidant rich foods.
    I 1 million percent agree about rest and healing. My foot was hurting from long runs a couple weeks ago, and I took a long and grueling week off. It was tough, but I am back to normal which I never expected.
    Cool that your husband is going to be an acupuncturist. My mom has done acupuncture for her arthritis and it was like a miracle.

  • Babycakes March 10, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I am guessing they want you to phase out dairy….am I right? 🙂

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Wow I am really curious about what you are going to change. Your habits seem good to me!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place March 10, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I can’t imagine what you could possibly do better with your diet! You eat so well!

    • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 9:41 pm

      Not according to Chinese medicine! LOL

  • Evan Thomas March 10, 2010, 9:25 pm

    I can’t wait hearing about these changes; the weirdest things intrigue me 🙂

  • Samantha March 10, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Maggie and James look like lovebugs – awwwwwe.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) March 10, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Just curious–with your husband training to be a doctor of Chinese medicine, and your upcoming physical therapy program…how do you reconcile the two approaches? When you’re a practicing PT, do you think you’ll incorporate some of his Chinese medicine stuff with your clients?

    • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 9:41 pm

      I guess I should do a post explaining I’m NOT going to PT school anymore… le sigh. Will explain sometime soon.

      But the short answer is that I don’t think these two medicines fundamentally clash, it’s just a matter of how the doctor approaches things. Also, the Hus and I are cool with not agreeing one everything. 🙂

  • Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) March 10, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Florida seems to have the healthiest restaurants! I can only think of 2 organic/vegetarian friendly restaurants in my city 🙁

  • Stephanie March 10, 2010, 9:34 pm

    That’s my fave pizza at Pizza Fusion! Love that place 🙂 Glad things are going well with your recovery, sounds like your hubbie really knows what he’s doing!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 10, 2010, 9:38 pm

    I LOVE the new picture of the doggies! They are adorable. *swoon*

  • Raya March 10, 2010, 9:39 pm

    I’m very curious about these changes!

  • Raya March 10, 2010, 9:39 pm

    Oh yeah and it’s very british of you to say “schoolmate” haha

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness March 10, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Your pups are ADORABLE! They are definitely husband-and-wifey type of dogs! Love it!
    Glad to hear that your bicep is feeling better. Great news!
    Thanks for sharing the info about your husband’s line of work… I find it so interesting!

  • Ariane March 10, 2010, 9:41 pm

    that outfit is super cute! (the husband’s is too, but i’m referring to yours) 🙂

  • John March 10, 2010, 9:43 pm

    I’m guessing you’re not eating a big enough variety of foods to get all your required nutrients? I’m bad for that lately.

  • Kelly B (at Local Foodie Fight) March 10, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Farmers Market PIZZA?? YUM!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 10, 2010, 9:45 pm

    I’m VERY curious about the dietary changes but it seems like you have about the healthiest diet of anyone I know!!! (well… most bloggers have a healthy diet, but you know what I mean)
    Glad you are feeling better! and you are SO right about stopping whatever is causing you pain. It seems so common sense but it’s so easy to NOT do that.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 10, 2010, 9:46 pm

    oooh the colour of that smoothie is GORGEOUS!!

  • Katherine March 10, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Ohh man I’m so curious to hear about these changes! My instincts tell me it has something to do with dairy because there is so little (if any?) dairy eaten in the Asian culture. Can’t wait to find out!!

  • Bethany (@ NotUnlessI'mBeingChased) March 10, 2010, 9:51 pm

    My first thought when reading about upcoming “changes” to your diet was, “oh no, not the beer!”
    Haha. I’ll definitely be back tomorrow to find out!

    • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 10:36 pm

      never the beer!!!!!!!!!!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 10, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Aw, the dogs are too cute! Can’t wait to hear about the changes tomorrow.

  • Run Sarah March 10, 2010, 9:53 pm

    Love your outfit! Glad to hear you’re feeling better. I am interested to hear about your changes tomorrow.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 10, 2010, 10:04 pm

    very intrigued to hear about these “changes!” Loved seeing the behind the scenes of dr. husband! 😉

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 10, 2010, 10:04 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about what your dietary changes are gonna be!

  • Matt March 10, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Ouch a shot in the stomach?

    • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 10:36 pm

      nope, the stomach meridian, the part on the leg!

  • BethT March 10, 2010, 10:22 pm

    How did your hubby get into this field?

    • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 10:37 pm

      his father is a naturopathic doctor and he wanted to take over the family business

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 10:25 pm

    I can’t imagine what you need to do to eat healthier…but then again I don’t know anything about chinese medicine. Can’t wait to read what it is!

  • Emily Eats Clean March 10, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Like everyone else…..I interested in your diet changes!!!


  • Jessica Lee March 10, 2010, 11:05 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the big news.

    I remember seeing your post on the suction cups that your husband did on your arm. My dad does that stuff on his back. He swears by it!

  • Molly @fuelherup March 10, 2010, 11:06 pm

    I’m actually doing a small raw foods experiment (definitely not going completely raw, or even mostly raw) to try and see how to take veganism and being a gluten-free a little bit more natural (instead of eating GF “breads”). Eating is such a journey!

    I’ve got a little injury of my own going on, so I’m getting acupuncture on Friday! I found out that at my school wellness center, students get a free acupuncture treatment, then $15 for any follow-ups. Never would have thought acupuncture was in my price range!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 10, 2010, 11:27 pm

    I’m really excited to hear about your changes since they’ll be coming from a Chinese medicine perspective…I feel like my understanding of a healthy diet and proper nutrition is totally boxed in by a Western way of thinking…it’s all I know!

  • Jolene ( March 10, 2010, 11:42 pm

    I can’t wait to hear the changes!!!

    Dr. Husband does look very professional 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 11, 2010, 12:00 am

    i can’t wait to read about the dietary changes…i know that i could probably learn a thing or two from it as well!

  • Erin M. March 11, 2010, 12:02 am

    First time commenter 🙂 First off I think your absolutely adorable, that shirt is so cute! Secondly, I think its so cool that your hubby is learning all about alternative medicine, I have been feeling weird lately about putting drugs into my body like Advil since I eat so cleanly, and am starting to explore other options like acupuncture! Not saying i’ll never take advil again haha but its good to know there are other options!

    • caitlin March 11, 2010, 7:58 am

      thank you so much!

      and yes it’s SO fun to learn about the way other cultural view medicine and eating. it’s really neat!

  • ida March 11, 2010, 12:10 am

    So funny that your husband’s professor reads HTP! I’m curios to hear their suggestions though.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 11, 2010, 12:13 am

    I can’t wait to read about the dietary changes you’ll be making. Which sounds weird and stalker-ish, but I truly am curious about how YOU are going to eat even healthier! =)

  • Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES March 11, 2010, 12:17 am

    oooh so excited to hear about your “clean up”

  • Lorin March 11, 2010, 1:02 am

    Wow. If it makes you feel any better I think you eat really healthy, I always look to you and other bloggers to get some ideas about new oatmeal concoctions and quick dinners. I think I eat pretty healthy, but maybe not? Anyways, I’m excited to see the “new” habit your making tommorow! I’m donating blood at my high school tommorow, kinda nervous! (Hopefully I don’t faint!)

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 11, 2010, 1:30 am

    I’m really anxious to hear what the doc had to say about your already superb diet!

  • Laura Georgina March 11, 2010, 2:22 am

    It’s so much fun to see significant others in professional action, isn’t it? I’m glad you had a good visit to the doctor.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 11, 2010, 3:18 am

    Oh my goodness, what the heck is wrong with YOUR diet!? You eat amazingly well! Unless each night after blogging you go and finish off a pound of animal fat or something!!??
    But wow, you’re so lucky to have a husband who is going to get that qualification – you’ll never get long-term injured again 😀

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini March 11, 2010, 5:33 am

    Looking forward to hearing about your dietry changes. I eat pretty well but sometimes I think I eat too much of the same stuff.

  • christie, honoring health March 11, 2010, 6:08 am

    Glad to know your arm is better!!

    I am really interested to see what your changes are going to be. I think you eat really well 😀

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 11, 2010, 6:30 am

    I have always wanted acupuncture! I want to come to Florida to get it!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 11, 2010, 6:49 am

    How lucky are you to get a massage? Totally jealous! 😀

    Glad to hear your arm is feeling better!

  • Jessie March 11, 2010, 7:23 am

    I love going to clinics, for the price and the attention 🙂 Your husband looks so professional! I like seeing my husband in his “uniform” – the corduroys and sweaters of a law student 😉

    Glad your arm is feeling better!

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. March 11, 2010, 7:58 am

    Now I am all curious about the changes. I’m also thinking about what I should change for my diet. Adding more protien is probably at the top. Perhaps I’ll have to start recording what I eat again so I can see how I’m fairing.

  • M. March 11, 2010, 8:16 am

    I am wondering what the dietary change suggestions are….
    hmmm is it…
    stop eating canned foods (like make beans from scratch)?
    less cheese?
    more protein?
    more fruit?
    less pre packaged foods veggie burgers?
    no gluten?
    I am leaning towards it might be cutting out gluten or cheese….
    sigh but what is life without bread and cheese(and vino)?The French manage it,why can’t we?!!!!

  • Jen March 11, 2010, 8:25 am

    My fiance and I are curious…is your hubby a doctor? Can he prescribe meds? I’m thinking things must be different in FL. In IL, acupuncturists can not prescribe. My fiance is a chiropractor and he’s getting a certification in acupuncture and he can’t prescribe. It’s all kinda confusing…

    I’m really curious about the advice about your food. I have a feeling it’s similar to what my fiance “tries” to tell me 😉

    • caitlin March 11, 2010, 8:51 am

      in the state of florida, he will be a primary care doctor, do injections, and can order blood work. i don’t think they can prescribe medication in Florida. In New Mexico, he can prescribe Western drugs. but once we move to north carolina, he will be an acupuncturist, not a doctor and cannot do most of the stuff he could do in FL. the laws vary SO MUCH from state to state, it’s effed up.

      • Jen March 11, 2010, 9:11 am

        I had no idea laws were so different from state-to-state! Thanks for the info!

  • whitney @ whitinspired March 11, 2010, 8:26 am

    Cutest picture ever. Mine do that sometimes, but as soon as I reach for the camera, they move! Little stinkers!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 11, 2010, 8:29 am

    I’ll be interested to hear what these dietary changes are…you already eat such a good diet!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion March 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    I would kill for a massage right now! I am getting one next Wednesday 🙂 Thank God! What were their diet recommendations for you?

    Love the pictures of James and Maggie. They are an adorable brother and sister duo! Oh, and I loooooove your shirt in the picture of you. So Cute!

  • Carolyn March 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    I’ll be interested to hear what changes you’re making, as well as what made you decide not to go to PT school.

    • caitlin March 11, 2010, 8:52 am

      i need to write that blog post soon!

  • Abby March 11, 2010, 8:45 am

    That looks so cool! I went with my brother to one of his accupunture treatments, and now I’m just waiting for a reason of my own to go!!! And James and Maggie are looking extra adorable!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 11, 2010, 8:54 am

    How cool! I wish we had a school like that around here, I’d definitely love to try it out!

  • cara March 11, 2010, 9:07 am

    My husband is almost done with school too now, and I might be on the same boat. even more excited than him to be done. We might finally be able to go to bed at the same hour, and perhaps spend a week night together without a THESIS getting in the way. 😉

  • Kelly March 11, 2010, 9:50 am

    Oh man, if they are saying you need to change some of your dietary habits, I can only imagine what would be said about mine. Very curious to find out. Also lucky you that your hubby is almost done with school. My bf is just about to start 3 years of law school.

  • Caitlin March 11, 2010, 11:23 am

    love your maroon tank top. May I ask where it is from?

    • Caitlin March 11, 2010, 11:24 am

      target! as is the skirt 🙂

  • Emily March 11, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Cute top 🙂
    I had no idea you could get B12 injected! Is it naturally extracted from a whole food (is that possible?) or is it like taking a vitamin pill?
    Love hearing about other ways of doing things ~ thank you for sharing!

  • katie March 11, 2010, 4:13 pm

    I really love your blog but your pups are super cute, I love the dogs pictures!

  • Caroline March 12, 2010, 8:36 pm

    (STILL catching up on blogs from a weekend without internet)
    I’m going to drool every time I see Pizza Fusion on any of you Orlando ladies’ blogs because I officially KNOW how good it is! 🙂 Wonder if they’d move up to Georgia…

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