Hi! I’m Caitlin, the founder of FATSKN Inc. Originally from Montreal, I moved to Calgary to swim competitively and attend the University of Calgary. Upon completion of my BA Political Science, I worked for 6 years for SPEEDO Canada, was a flight attendant for 4 years, and spent some time working for oil and gas service companies. While my resume is somewhat eclectic, my passion for health and wellness has been constant and it was only when I started to focus on having a family that I started to figure out a way to make that into a job.
Shortly after I married my husband in August 2017, we decided to get serious about having a baby. I went into research mode and dove deep on all topics related to natural fertility, digestion, fetal development, nutrients, supplements, and any tangent that popped up along the way the piqued my interest.
The year before, I had worked with a hormone doctor to ensure all my baby-making hormones were back to normal after going off the pill (I was on it for 10 years). I found it extremely helpful and learned a lot about my genetic makeup, supplements and hormone disruptors. I began to apply what I had learned and what I was learning, and took a long hard look at what I was putting in and on my body.
The number one thing going keto taught me (in 2015) was to read the ingredients. Not only did it blow my mind (did you know conventional whipping cream and cottage cheese have carrageenan in them? And don't even get me started on toothpaste), it made me realize that the things that are best for you are things that you can make yourself because the ingredients are all natural - as in real. Not some kind of composite that seems to be natural.
Next, I threw out all our nasty cleaning products (you know, the stuff that works really well but makes you choke from the smell?), all our dish and laundry detergent. I got rid of anything with the word “fragrance” or “parfum”: skin cream, shampoo and conditioner. Everything with SLS (sodium laurel sulphate) also had to go: toothpaste, soaps. I even gradually stopped wearing makeup (not that I had ever worn much).
Keep in mind this was 2017, so I looked for Paleo products online, mostly in the US. I checked out the health food stores and gradually replaced cleaning
supplies, detergents, shampoos. Skincare was on ongoing journey and keto had taught me to go back to the source: the best things come from whole ingredients that we all have access to.
Things I am not: scientist, doctor.
Things I am: critical thinker, lifelong learner, open-minded, mother.