The Funk'tional Nutrition Podcast

By Erin Holt

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Holistic Health | Real Food Nutrition | Functional Medicine | Mind-Body Honest and eye-opening conversations with functional nutritionist Erin Holt. Erin shares insight into hot topic nutrition, plus interviews with thought leaders in the functional medicine and wellness world. Get informed and empowered with this funky spin on mainstream health information.

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211: Connecting Healthcare Practitioners & People in Need
0:31:46

In America the ability to access healthcare varies widely depending on your healthcare plan, where you live, or resources available to you. Open Path Healing Arts Collective is looking to change that. It’s a nonprofit organization that offers nutrition and other healing modalities to people who need care but lack adequate health insurance coverage, and today, Erin sits down with Karie Reinertson, Healing Arts Collective Program Manager, to talk about this nonprofit organization, how it serves communities, and how practitioners can become a part of the Collective.

If you see the gaps in healthcare, chances are you want to get involved and this nonprofit is a beautiful, symbiotic way for practitioners to gain experience working one-on-one with people who need care. If you’re a practitioner looking to do more for your community or gain more experience working one-on-one with people, or if you’re someone who is seeking new avenues to gain access to healthcare, this will be an informative episode to tune into!

Open Path Healing Arts Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of holistic health-focused professionals dedicated to providing healing arts care at a reduced rate to people in need. The Collective includes Massage Therapists, Coaches, Nutritionists, and more. Open Path provides people in need with access to transformative and affordable mental and holistic health care. We envision a just, compassionate world where all people can easily access the care they need to thrive.

In this episode:

-Why practitioners should listen up [4:37]

-Origins of Open Path & the Healing Arts Collective [6:03]

-The five disciplines the Healing Arts Collective offers [9:26]

-Types of practitioners ideal for this Collective [11:22]

-The importance of gaining clinical experience [13:08]

-How someone can become a member [20:27]

-The beauty of creating a healthcare team [23:31]

-Sharing in the mission and message [26:45]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/211-healing-arts-collective

Jun 28, 2022
210: Coffee & Adrenals: Do You Have to Wean the Caffeine?
0:29:20

You’ll hear this time and time again on the show: there’s a lot of nuance and gray area when it comes to our health. What’s right for one person may not be right for another. It’s your unique context that determines not just WHAT is appropriate for you, but also WHEN—because context can change. Sometimes knowing what’s right for us gets confusing, especially when we hear conflicting health information. Today Erin offers insight into coffee, caffeine and the health signs to consider when evaluating your intake. Tune in to hear how caffeine affects our stress response, how to recognize what your body is asking for when you want to drink more and more coffee, how to lessen caffeine withdrawal symptoms, and coffee alternatives to try.

This episode packs an informational punch, so be sure to tune in if you have a hard time getting through your day without lots of caffeine, if you have increased stress or anxiety, if you have trouble sleeping at night, or if you’re looking for some alternatives to coffee and caffeine.

In this episode:

-What to do when you hear conflicting health advice [1:16]

-A tip for practitioners about taking clients through caffeine elimination [7:41]

-Why it’s important to evaluate your coffee intake [10:40]

-How increased caffeine intake can affect your health over time [12:53]

-How caffeine affects our stress hormones & signs it may be affecting yours [16:07]

-Recognizing what your body is really asking for [19:18]

-Signs you may want to avoid or reduce coffee [24:00]

-Caffeine withdrawal and coffee substitutes to try [24:54]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/210-coffee-adrenals-caffeine

Jun 21, 2022
209: Health & Environmental Effects of CBD & Full Spectrum Hemp
0:43:34

On the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast we typically bring you interviews with clinicians and experts in the health and wellness world—folks in the trenches working with clients to impact real change and transformation. While today’s guest isn’t a health practitioner, their commitment to building quality relationships, sourcing quality ingredients for their products, their reverence for the environment, and focus on conscious consumption over and above profit speaks volumes.

Today Erin sits down with Ret Taylor, cofounder of Ned & Co, to give us a high overview of Ned’s full spectrum hemp, how CBD, CBG and CBN interact with our body and affect stress and sleep, plus the importance of magnesium for our overall health. Tune in to hear Erin and Ret discuss consumerism culture, health and environmental effects of sourcing and farming practices, and how Ned truly puts their money where their mouth is.

Ned’s purpose is to help people feel better and live better through simple means and a deeper connection to the natural world, and after listening you’ll understand why we’re such big fans and honored to be partnered with a company who cares just as much about their product as they do the people behind the product, their relationships with farmers, and their relationship with the environment.

In this episode:

-The surprising thing Ned asked before partnering with TFN podcast [2:40]

-A high-level overview of hemp and the interplay within the body [6:27]

-What is CBG and CBN, and how these cannabinoids affect our stress and sleep [9:42]

-Why sourcing, sustainability and the extraction process matters [15:01]

-Ned’s commitment to diversity in farming [19:51]

-The people behind the brand [25:01]

-Putting more thought into conscious consumption [28:07]

-Does full spectrum hemp contain THC? [32:55]

-Broad spectrum vs full spectrum [35:18]

-Dosing and where to start with Ned’s full spectrum hemp products [36:35]

-The importance of magnesium for health [38:08]

-How Ned sources magnesium [41:15]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/209-cbd-full-spectrum-hemp

Jun 14, 2022
208: Weight Loss: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
1:17:27

A recurring theme on the show over the past month has been weight loss, and today’s episode is actually getting pulled from the archives because it’s SO relevant to the concepts discussed lately. It's an info-dense doozy that really speaks to the physical reasons your body might be holding onto weight or not be willing to release weight and things to consider before attempting weight loss.

We also have to acknowledge if you've been attempting weight loss for a long time, it probably warrants a new approach. Oftentimes this can be kind of a hard topic to address, especially since we commonly mix up losing weight with gaining health—when the reality is quite often the opposite. It’s easy to see why this confusion occurs when we consider our societal beliefs and the stories we’ve been telling ourselves for so long.

So today Erin gets into the nitty gritty with a listener question about deciphering when you truly do need to lose weight, common reasons behind weight loss resistance, and the top questions you should be asking yourself before attempting to lose weight. This episode is jam packed with loads of details and goes far beyond just looking at food for weight loss and overall health, so be sure to listen up for this one! Originally aired June 2019.

In this episode:

-Looking beyond food and diets for a new approach to weight loss [2:28]

-Misattributing weight loss as a health gain [6:14]

-The most important question to ask yourself before attempting weight loss [8:16]

-Listener question on when you truly need to lose weight [9:25]

-Ways that stress affects our ability to lose weight, and what you need to do first before trying weight loss [12:08]

-Common weight loss resistance factors [29:25]

-Environmental toxins and fat storage [41:34]

-How to know if you’re in a hypometabolic state [43:59]

-Are caloric deficits necessary? [44:55]

-How to safely approach weight loss [53:33]

-Knowing when a caloric deficit is appropriate [56:28]

-Figuring out your exact calorie needs [1:00:57]

-The importance of cycling between weight loss and weight maintenance [1:05:27]

-Weight loss vs. fat loss [1:07:16]

-How to prevent muscle loss, and the three things to always keep in mind [1:11:09]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/208-weight-loss

Jun 05, 2022
207: Gallbladder, Bile, Gut Health & Hormones: What You Didn’t Know
0:53:27

When it comes to overall gut and hormonal health, the gallbladder is an unsung hero. It plays a crucial role not just in digestion and your ability to access nutrients in food, but also with detoxification and your hormone systems.

Unfortunately early gallbladder issues are often missed in conventional treatment, leading to the formation of gallstones and eventual gallbladder removal surgery. While there are certainly instances when gallbladder removal is necessary, removing the gallbladder typically doesn’t resolve the gallbladder issue. This is because it doesn’t address WHY the gallbladder issues arose in the first place. It’s not a root cause approach.

Today Erin packs an information-heavy episode all about the importance and roles of the gallbladder, bile production, and alerts you to some of the warning signs you may be having issues with your biliary tract. The purpose of sharing this is so you can not just take in this information and comprehend it, but to really take preventative measures BEFORE you get to the point of surgery.

If you deal with bloating, acid reflux, constipation, hormonal issues, thyroid issues, leaky gut, and particularly if you’re female (and over 40)… you’ll want to listen up!

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In this episode:

-The body is the subconscious mind & a new approach to healing [2:07]

-The difference between comprehension and embodiment [9:03]

-One of the most common procedures in the US [10:38]

-The gallbladder and its functions [13:19]

-Why gallbladder removal surgery may not resolve gallbladder problems [17:45]

-Why gallbladder issues are often missed in conventional treatment [21:02]

-Symptoms of sludge and inefficient bile release [22:23]

-Why bile is so important [27:52]

-The link between toxins and hormones [31:05]

-Signs you’re not effectively clearing estrogen [32:19]

-Various roles of bile in the gut [33:27]

-The impact bile has on hormones, and metabolic health [36:34]

-Factors that can increase risk of gallstones [42:09]

-How to support overall bile production [44:58]

-The importance of bitters for improving bile health [49:31]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/207-gallbladder-bile-gut-health-hormones

May 31, 2022
206: Weight Gain in Menopause: What Gives??
0:51:40

Menopause is a phase in women’s lives that involves big physiological changes. Like during puberty and pregnancy, women going through menopause experience huge hormonal shifts that can have cascading effects on blood sugar, gut microbiome and adrenal health. These changes can also affect body composition: women who never struggled with weight are suddenly dealing with more belly fat and love handles. Understandably feeling a lack of control, many seek out answers to help understand what’s going on.

However, many in conventional health still tell women going through perimenopause and menopause to simply work out more and eat less, which can oftentimes exacerbate the new issues these women face.

Like Erin discussed in last week’s episode: if the approach isn’t working, try a new approach. If the physiology changes, we NEED to change the approach.

Today Erin peels back the layers on not just what is happening during perimenopause and menopause, but WHY these changes occur and highlights underlying factors that can lead to problems like insulin resistance, adrenal fatigue, cortisol dysregulation, sleep issues, gallbladder problems and weight gain. She also outlines things to consider for adjusting to these physiological changes and ways to support your health during this phase. If you or someone you know is going through menopause and wants to know what a new approach could look like, this will be a valuable episode to hear.

In this episode:

-Space to have a deeper conversation about weight [5:18]

-Preframing the discussion on menopause [9:49]

-Understanding the aging body [15:08]

-What the hormonal changes during menopause have to do with weight [17:31]

-Questions to ask if you notice body composition changes [20:23]

-Hormone changes and a potential shift with insulin signaling [21:06]

-Imbalanced cortisol and other metabolic changes [23:01]

-Signs you might be dealing with insulin resistance and high blood sugars [27:39]

-The two huge needle movers when it comes to menopausal changes [30:30]

-Building muscle, movement & other ways to improve insulin sensitivity [31:58]

-How sleep impacts glucose metabolism [35:40]

-Food and gut health considerations for blood sugar during menopause [37:37]

-The 3rd most common GI issue for women over 40 [41:04]

-The link between insulin and gallbladder problems [43:34]

-Symptoms of potential bile issues [45:41]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/206-weight-gain-menopause

May 24, 2022
205: The Shoulds and Shames Behind Weight Loss Goals
1:01:48

Women hear an enormous amount of “you should…” statements on a daily basis—from social media to our family to our friends to our own self-talk. And when it comes to weight, body image and our intentions surrounding it, women often receive messaging that promotes weight loss as salvation AND anti-diet messages that promote body acceptance.

These conflicting, black and white, either/or messages creates fragmentation within ourselves and shame surrounding whichever direction we lean. There’s no room for gray area, for both thoughts to be true, and this can be especially pronounced for those who have struggled with eating disorders or even dealt with chronic illness. It’s not wrong to have a body image goal, but in order to achieve sustainable change, health and wellbeing, it’s necessary to understand the “why” behind these goals first.

Today on the show Erin taps into these whys to really get to the root of our body intentions and offers up thought provoking questions to uncover our own belief patterns. You might hear yourself in some of the examples Erin showcases, and you wouldn’t be alone if you did—these are conversations Erin has had with others both in her group programs and 1:1 work, as well as in real life with friends and family.

If, like so many others, you’ve ever found yourself somewhere in the gray area between diet culture and anti-diet culture, this will be an especially important episode to hear!

In this episode:

-Body composition goals, our sense of worth and shame [5:32]

-Fragmentation and lack of safety as it relates to food [9:56]

-Healing Diet Orthorexia and interoceptive awareness [13:47]

-Why it’s hard to “just let things go” when it comes to emotions, mindset & weight [17:33]

-Subconscious reprogramming and identifying the fragmentation [19:48]

-Building new pathways in the brain [24:59]

-How to approach a structured food plan without restriction [28:00]

-Using self-inquiry to better understand ourselves [34:34]

-Questions to ask yourself to challenge old belief patterns [39:30]

-Why confusion is a good thing when it comes to change [45:23]

-The thing that holds people back from making change [46:32]

-Shifting into self compassion for deeper understanding [53:19]

-What’s needed for a true root cause approach to healing [56:36]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/205-shoulds-shames-weight-loss-goals

May 17, 2022
204: Cortisol, Blood Sugar & Improving Your Sleep Hygiene
0:52:49

Being healthy in today’s world can often come with a high price tag. Fortunately sleep doesn’t have to be one of those things, and in today’s episode Erin discusses the top three things that might be impeding your sleep at night and what you can do about them. From circadian rhythm to cortisol, bladder function to blood sugar, Erin highlights why making sure you’re getting the basics down is the very first thing you should be doing to improve sleep hygiene.

If you have trouble falling asleep, if you often wake up at night needing to pee or wake up with a racing heart, or feel tired and sluggish no matter how many hours you slept, this will definitely be an episode for you to hear!

In this episode:

-Free wellness and starting with the basics [4:57]

-Bladder health and night wakings [7:50]

-The first place to start for better sleep [14:55]

-The most important thing you can do to help regulate your circadian rhythm [17:34]

-How cortisol is related to melatonin and sleep [22:12]

-Reasons why cortisol might increase at night [27:12]

-Is your dysregulated blood sugar waking you up at night? [30:40]

-Pelvic floor health and sleep disruption [37:13]

-The potential problem with Intermittent Fasting and sleep [39:02]

-Nervine herbs to support our nervous system [41:31]

-Effects of CBD and CBN on sleep [44:02]

-The power of GABA and L-Theanine [46:06]

-Should you use melatonin supplementation? [48:03]

-Listener question about sleeping with window curtains open [51:12]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/204-cortisol-blood-sugar-improving-sleep-hygiene

May 03, 2022
203: Bladder Dysfunction, Gut Problems & Pelvic Floor Health
0:55:36

If you’ve got gut problems, have you considered your pelvic floor function?

The pelvic floor is a grouping of muscles that encompasses the center of your body and today, Erin brings back to the show Dr. Cristin Zaimes of Oceanside Physical Therapy to discuss all things pelvic floor and why it’s so important to our overall health. Cristin is an expert in pelvic floor physiology and brings deep knowledge on the subject. Tune in to hear her highlight how pelvic floor health is about so much more than doing Kegals - our gut, bladder, sexual health, and even breathing can be tied to how well our pelvic floor is functioning.

If you’ve ever experienced leakage when you sneeze or exercise, have experienced back pain when lifting, have any sexual pain or dysfunction, or have gut problems like constipation, diarrhea or even recurring SIBO, this will be a really informative episode for you!

In this episode:

-Why Erin recently worked with Dr. Cristin Zaimes [7:09]

-What the pelvic floor actually is [8:57]

-The relation of the diaphragm [10:20]

-How to access your pelvic floor muscles [13:31]

-Telltale signs you have a pelvic floor dysfunction [16:18]

-Trauma, shame & treating the whole person [20:37]

-The crossover between the pelvic floor & GI dysfunction [23:21]

-Benefits to having a team [31:43]

-When health feels like a struggle [37:48]

-A game changer for those with chronic SIBO [40:35]

-Next steps for finding pelvic floor therapy [46:51]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/203-bladder-dysfunction-gut-problems-pelvic-floor-health

Apr 26, 2022
202: When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Pain: Sexism in Healthcare
1:08:39

What do you do when your doctor doesn’t listen? When your provider doesn’t believe you?

A 2019 interview with Selma Blair on Good Morning America brought to light a scary fact: women are not being heard by their medical providers. Chronic conditions are going undiagnosed for YEARS, despite the fact that women are reporting real physical problems. When you layer in intersectionality, the issue gets even worse. This lack of care can have irreversible consequences, and despite increased awareness, the problem still persists today.

In this episode, Erin interviews Dr. Cristin Zaimes of Oceanside Physical Therapy to discuss how sexism in healthcare creates shame and distrust in our own bodies. While this episode originally aired in March 2019, Erin and Cristin highlight why this conversation is just as relevant and important today. Tune in as they discuss what we can do to change this—including ways to tap into our innate power to heal.

Dr. Cristin Zaimes holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College and has specialized in the field of orthopedics and pelvic floor dysfunction for over 15 years. She opened Oceanside in 2011, when her frustrations with the healthcare and medical system became overwhelming to her as a practitioner and she broke away to create an environment that supported healing and thrived on providing the best clinical care.

She has extensive advanced training in pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction for all people. She believes in allowing all those against whom the traditional medical system has biases, to have access to care that supports, connects and empowers. Dr. Zaimes spends much of her time advocating for patients through community connections, workshops and speaking engagements. Her passions include advocating for proper menstrual health and the awareness of abnormalities in period and ovulatory health, supporting new mothers and parents and fighting cultural norms that impede the healing process after delivery, and providing knowledge, guidance and support to women transitioning toward and after menopause.

In this episode:

-Cristin’s real passion points & the relevancy of this conversation [5:51]

-Sexism in healthcare [7:43]

-Scary statistics that highlight medical sexism [9:37]

-Why women aren’t being listened to [11:09]

-Why does chronic pain go on so long? [16:26]

-Neural networks [22:01]

-Hypervigilance in the body [25:54]

-Re-establishing resiliency in your body [36:22]

-Stepping away from generalized health recommendations [39:04]

-Building out a health care team [48:42]

-Your power to heal [58:32]

-How to find trust in healthcare again [1:03:23]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/202-when-your-doctor-doesnt-believe-your-pain-sexism-healthcare

Apr 19, 2022
201: Parasite “Cleansing,” Food Combining & Alkaline Diets with Natosha Ash
0:56:24

Today on the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast, Erin sits down with Naturopathic medical student and TikTok aficionado Natosha Ash to separate fact from fiction with the latest fad diets trending on social media. Speaking from both personal experience, through research and in working clinically with real people, Erin and Natosha clear up the confusion surrounding parasite cleansing, food combining and alkaline diets. On top of bringing evidence-based research to the table, they also touch on bigger picture topics like orthorexia, body resiliency and mindfulness surrounding health information sources.

If you’ve ever wondered about the validity of trending diets on social media or have gut issues and considered one of these diets, this will be a great one to hear!

Natosha Ash is a Naturopathic medical student, also studying nutrigenetics & nutrigenomics. She has a passion for sustainable health and wellness practices. Natosha believes that you shouldn’t have to go to medical school to understand the basics of the body which is partly why she created her IG health page. Natosha is also a genetics and biochemistry junkie. She previously earned her BA in pre-Law and is currently working to merge her passions of health and law together.

In this episode:

-Why people gravitate to how Natosha puts out information [4:32]

-Parasites and “rope worms” [9:52]

-What is mucoid plaque? [14:00]

-The problem with obsessing over cleanses and cleanliness [17:52]

-Food combining: what it is and what you need to know [21:16]

-GI confusion: is it gut dysbiosis or are you improperly combining foods? [27:15]

-Stress and resistance with food rules [34:16]

-The popularity of the alkaline diet [36:30]

-The false premise behind acidic foods [38:24]

-Potential Renal Acid Load and why this is important [41:08]

-Fads, experiments and the resiliency of our bodies [43:11]

-Being mindful of where you find health information [45:30]

-How distrust in the system affects beliefs [48:24]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/201-parasite-cleansing-food-combining-alkaline-diets-natosha-ash

Apr 12, 2022
A Special 200th Episode: How it Started, How it's Going & Answering Other Listener Questions
1:00:23

Today on the show Erin celebrates some big podcast milestones: 200 episodes and 2 million downloads!! Tune in to reminisce with Erin and hear answers to a smorgasbord of listener questions ranging from career pivots (is it ever too late? How about with a baby?) to whether coffee enemas are actually beneficial (and how to do one properly!) She also covers questions about molecular mimicry with gluten and thyroid, detoxing mycotoxins, what you should know about binders and serves up thought provoking questions to ask yourself when healing feels like a struggle.

We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to you all–our listeners–for tuning in and sharing this podcast over the last 4.5 years. It’s your continued support that gives Erin the motivation and inspiration to show up week after week. Here’s to another 4 years, 200 more episodes, and 2 million more downloads!

In this episode:

-The different reasons people come to the podcast [5:36]

-How it started, how it’s going [7:22]

-Reciprocity and changing the culture around expectations and entitlement [12:46]

-Alignment with brands [18:23]

-Is it ever too late to make a career pivot? [20:03]

-Showing up despite feelings of failure and lack of validity [23:12]

-The immunology and molecular mimicry of thyroid and gluten [30:41]

-Antigenicity and cross reactivity [35:48]

-Where to begin when detoxing mycotoxins [41:47]

-What are binders and what you should know about them for mold exposure [44:19]

-Are coffee enemas actually beneficial? [48:49]

-Questions to ask yourself when healing feels hard [53:33]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/special-200th-episode-how-it-started-how-its-going-answering-listener-questions

Apr 05, 2022
199: Creating Space for YOU to Exist in Your Work & Your Life
1:11:51

What did you do to grow your business? What strategy did you use to expand your social media presence? How do you get more clients? These are the questions so many business owners and health practitioners ask when trying to grow or expand their own business; however, the answers don’t lie in steps and how-to’s.

Our subconscious beliefs and how they influence our health has been a theme on the show lately, and today Erin highlights how these beliefs can affect how we show up (or don’t show up) in our work, our business and our life. Tune in to hear takeaways from conversations about business and life that Erin has had with other business owners and practitioners, how she uses intuition to guide decisions, creating authentic connections on social media (or any platform), investing in personal growth and why creating a safe space for you to exist in your own work is paramount to success.

While she does talk shop about running business, this discussion extends well beyond business and can be applied to your health and life, too. If you’re a business owner or practitioner who’s looking to grow your business in a way that feels good to you, if you’re someone who feels unfulfilled in your work or your life, if you identify as a people pleaser or codependent, or if you’re looking for ways to gain more awareness and tap into your intuition, this will be a powerful and thought provoking episode for you!

In this episode:

-Creating a space in your work for you to exist [5:56]

-How work and health intersect [7:22]

-Life aspects that contribute to overall health [11:49]

-Your inner pilot light [14:54]

-How to show up authentically in business [19:43]

-The importance of creating space for intuition to come through [23:53]

-Why inner work is required in business [25:51]

-The one thing you must understand in order to grow on any platform [29:30]

-Parallels of personal growth and business growth [34:37]

-Shame, self expression and subconscious beliefs [39:42]

-The foundation of any powerful brand or platform [46:07]

-Do you know what your Personal Philosophy is? [49:09]

-Cascading effects of setting boundaries in business [51:57]

-Where Erin’s marketing & sales differs from others [55:41]

-A real-world example of staying aligned in business [57:03]

-Women, financial goals and building wealth [1:01:30]

-Pressure to get the sale [1:07:31]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/199-creating-space-for-you-to-exist-in-your-work-life

Mar 29, 2022
198: Protocols, Elimination Diets & the Pursuit of Wellness with Jessica Flanigan
1:11:16

A functional approach to healing is a root cause approach. It attempts to unearth, understand and resolve unique root causes of any imbalances going on within the body. Where it can get a bad rap is when it becomes too cookie cutter, relying too heavily on protocols, elimination diets and supplements.

Today’s conversation is with clinical nutritionist Jessica Flanigan and taps into this growing trend in the wellness world. Erin and Jessica discuss problems seen in our modern culture of healing, how to find a skilled clinician, authority and power versus experience, how restriction can affect oral tolerance and the power that belief work and spirituality have on our healing.

While this interview originally aired in 2018, Jessica showcases why, even today, she’s always been lightyears ahead of the functional medicine space by offering ways practitioners can approach going deeper with clients to find the root cause of their issues… and ways we can go deeper with ourselves. If you’re struggling to get to the root of your health issues, feeling exhausted by the pursuit of wellness, or are wondering if the health answers you seek fall outside the echo chamber, this conversation is definitely one to hear.

Jessica Flanigan is an authority on the autoimmune, paleo movement & well beyond. For 25 years she has been a clinical nutritionist and worked extensively in private practice with medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and body workers. She’s the author of The Loving Diet, which she created to help clients have a more comprehensive plan for healing. Using Loving as a way to better health, The Loving Diet is a revolutionary approach to healing. Original air date: November 7, 2018

In this episode:

-What is a functional medicine approach? [4:39]

-Looking past the echo chamber both in health and in your life [9:41]

-Pursuing health and wellness from a place of lack versus abundance [20:59]

-The #1 question to ask yourself before attempting any diet [27:04]

-Personalized medicine and judgements in the wellness world [29:04]

-How to find a skilled provider and the importance of clinical experience [32:56]

-Tribalism and modern authorities in health movements [36:22]

-The lie you’ve been told about food sensitivities [39:05]

-Oral tolerance - what it is and why it matters [41:30]

-How restriction can lead to inflammation, gut problems and autoimmunity [43:20]

-Plant-restrictive diets: yay or nay? [49:45]

-What to do when we feel stuck [52:02]

-Our unconscious belief systems [54:22]

-Hot seat coaching [1:03:48]

-A different orientation to trauma and safety [1:07:57]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/198-protocols-elimination-diets-the-pursuit-of-wellness

Mar 22, 2022
197: Secretory IgA & Gut Health: What You May Not Know
0:55:24

When it comes to gut health, Secretory IgA is kind of a big deal.

Secretory IgA is the dominant antibody in our gut mucosal layer and acts as a “first line of defense” against pathogens. When Secretory IgA is low, it’s like the bouncer at the bar is GONE - which means anyone who wants to get in, can. In fact, the lower the SIgA is, the more prone you are to acquiring infections AND the less likely you are to clear up existing infections in your gut.

Inspired by recent stool test results, today Erin covers Secretory IgA and why it’s so important when it comes to overall immune and gut health. She discusses where this antibody is found (not just the gut!) and reasons why it may be low or high on a lab test.

In this episode Erin also highlights an important contributing factor that even functional medicine can miss: your mindset.

If you’re a gut geek, if you struggle with food sensitivities, if you know you have low Secretory IgA, or if you are looking for another way to improve your own immune and gut health, grab a pen because this episode is one you don’t want to miss!

In this episode:

-The noteworthy results in Erin’s latest stool test [4:30]

-The dominant antibody in our mucosal secretions [8:04]

-How Secretory IgA protects us from food sensitivities [10:18]

-What happens when Secretory IgA is low (and what it means if it’s elevated) [11:33]

-Cortisol, burnout and chronic health problems [14:11]

-The often overlooked aspect of healing [15:03]

-Clinically proven things that increase Secretory IgA [17:18]

-How our thoughts, emotions and stressors impact immunoglobulin A levels [21:21]

-The entertainment, media and news we consume [22:35]

-Stress, leaky gut, cortisol dysregulation and their connection to Secretory IgA [25:11]

-Factors that support healthy Secretory IgA levels [27:02]

-Self-compassion and releasing guilt [31:39]

-Allowing yourself to access joy and pleasure [34:08]

-What is “healing diet orthorexia”? [42:20]

-Signs you may be entering disordered eating territory [44:02]

-Why belief work is so important to health [48:16]

-What to do if you can’t access feeling good [51:11]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/197-secretory-iga-gut-health-what-you-may-not-know

Mar 15, 2022
196: Confidence, Clarity & Courage for Practitioners: The #1 Thing in Your Way
0:20:38

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

We SAY we want success / financial freedom / bigger audience / more clients / private practice / fill in with your own personal goals… but deep down there is some part of our subconscious that is TERRIFIED of this.

(Ain’t that a kick in the head?)

In order to achieve our goals, hopes and dreams, we have to first acknowledge any mental blocks, limiting beliefs and/or fears that are standing in the way.

You MUST have practices in place to clear them, to move beyond them, to recognize them as untruths.

(Because PS It’s not that you have LESS limiting beliefs and fears as you grow, it’s that you get better at NOT believing they are true.)

Because of this, we do A LOT of belief work in the Funk’tional Nutrition Academy. As Erin says, FNA is a container for growth. We won't let you sleep on your come up.

In today’s episode Erin discusses one place where your limiting beliefs may come from, and how to recognize if this is holding you back.

Enrollment for the Funk’tional Nutrition Academy is officially OPEN TODAY!!!!

Click here to fill out our application form: https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

From a current FNA student:

I just wanted to reach out and express my deepest gratitude for Erin and the FNA program. I'm about halfway through the program and can confidently say that enrolling in FNA was by far one of the best decisions I've ever made, on both a personal and professional level. Not only have I learned so much about functional medicine (like seriously, SO much), but I've also learned a lot about myself along the way. Participating in this program has helped me to gain the confidence and clarity that I needed to leave a comfortable, yet unfulfilling, 8-5 job and move forward with my dream of opening a functional nutrition private practice. If it weren't for this program, I'm not sure if I ever would have built up the courage to make this leap, no matter how many functional nutrition trainings & certification programs I completed.

Happy International Women's Day, Erin! Thank you for all you do to build up other women in this field. Your work is making a difference!



From a recent FNA grad:

I have been over the moon with my experience in this program!! I highly recommend FNA to my fellow practitioners looking to expand on their functional nutrition knowledge, education and application; as well as those looking to embark into the realm of private practice. You have everything to gain, and this program will not disappoint. This program was everything I needed and more - it helped me organize the knowledge I already had while further expanding my understanding of the content and enhancing my ability to utilize this knowledge in practice. Thank you, @the.funktional.nutritionist , and happy international women’s day!!

View on our website at https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/196-confidence-clarity-courage-for-practitioners

Mar 10, 2022
195: Why Wine Makes You Feel Terrible: A Case for Natural Wines
1:03:28

If you’re mindful of what you consume and you also drink wine, or if you’re looking for a way to enjoy wine without feeling terrible, this is a conversation for you. Today Erin sits down with founder of Dry Farm Wines Todd White to discuss how we can consume and enjoy natural wine in a way that’s in alignment with our overall health - and the health of the planet. Tune in to hear about the environmental impact of conventional and natural winemaking, organic, biodynamic farming, the importance indigenous yeast, how wine additives, alcohol content and sulfites affect your health, and even touch on the spiritual and community aspects of wine. While we’re not about to tell you that wine is a health food, this conversation does make a good case for enjoying what you consume.

As the founder of Dry Farm Wines, a writer, speaker, and a leader in the organic/Natural Wine movement, Todd White has widely educated communities on conscious consumption. Built on a foundation of honesty and peace, Dry Farm Wines are lab tested to ensure each bottle is sugar free (0-0.15g per glass), lower in sulfites, and lower in alcohol (under 12.5% alc/vol). The wines are friendly to low carb & low sugar diets.

In this episode:

-Allowing yourself to lean into joy and what feels good [6:06]

-Why Erin was drawn to Dry Farm Wines [8:45]

-How the conventional wine industry compares to the food industry [10:28]

-Additives and why there are no ingredient or nutrition labels on wine bottles [13:16]

-What you need to know about wine if you’re vegan [14:08]

-Natural additives found in wines [16:09]

-Alcohol content in wine - why it matters [17:32]

-What is “natural” wine and how do you know if you’re drinking it? [21:49]

-Sulfites and sulfur dioxide [24:27]

-How wine becomes sugar free [26:41]

-How conventional wines contribute to histamine sensitivities [31:31]

-How darker wine gets its color [36:01]

-Why it’s hard to find natural wines [40:59]

-The impact of irrigation on grapes [42:04]

-The accuracy of the alcohol content stated on wine bottles [44:11]

-Differences in farming practices of conventional and organic, natural vineyards [46:15]

-About the small, family vineyards that Dry Farm Wines works with [49:54]

-Why the Dry Farm Wines subscription expanded Erin’s wine horizons [57:20]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/195-why-wine-makes-you-feel-terrible-natural-wines

Mar 08, 2022
194: The Hormone-Brain Connection
1:01:30

An often overlooked topic when we are talking about hormone imbalance or adrenal fatigue is how to support hormones by supporting the brain. The brain literally tells our organs and glands how and when to make hormones. So in order to have “healthy hormone balance”, the brain has to be healthy, resilient and balanced.

This episode has lots of nuggets of info, with one major message: Your thoughts and stress levels influence your brain and your physical body. If we want to change the physical body and feel better, then we have to start at the top. Listen in as Erin dives into the upstream factors of hormonal health, why information alone won’t solve your problems, and her top 3 tips for paying attention to thought patterns.

In this episode:

-Erin tells a story of synchronicity & signs [3:22]

-How investing in yourself can help others [12:35]

-Making changes: Are you looking for the problem, or are you looking for the answer? [17:36]

-Where to start when regulating your hormones [23:18]

-The value of information and education to understand your body [27:22]

-Why information won’t be the thing to save you: The IIT factor (information, integration, transformation) [29:05]

-The HPA (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal) Axis feedback loop [33:16]

-The functional root cause approach to hormone balancing [37:25]

-Dismissive providers & validating your lived experience [38:04]

-Potential causes of unsuccessful ovulation [42:38]

-“Thoughts aren’t free”: the cost of negative thought patterns [43:23]

-How to change your biochemistry by getting out of fear [48:16]

-Why the goal of eradicating all stress is futile - and what the goal should be [52:03]

-Erin’s 3 tips to pay attention to your own patterns [53:44]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/194-hormone-brain-connection

Feb 22, 2022
193: The Emotional Body: Breathwork, Hypnosis & Manifestation with Andrea Mitchell, LCAT
1:02:10

Erin often thinks of the work that she does in 2 parts. While it’s true that we have to work on the physical body - nutrition, movement, lab testing - we have to be open to the fact that our energy body and emotional body impact our physical health as well. This conversation with Andrea Mitchell, intuitive wellness coach and founder of Andrea Mitchell Wellness, explores the other half of healing that often goes overlooked.

A lot of folks have been asking us for more “woo”-ish episodes, so we’re bringing this conversation to you and hope you can pull some little pieces to use in your day-to-day life! Tune in as Erin and Andrea discuss the purpose of art therapy, somatic healing, breathwork, and hypnosis - as well as diving into some high level topics like the ego and consciousness. Stay through to the end to hear Erin and Andrea’s hot takes on manifestation, and how Erin uses it in her life, work and healing.

Andrea Mitchell is an intuitive wellness coach and founder of Andrea Mitchell Wellness. She uses a whole body approach to healing. Living in true balance requires the alignment and integration of the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies. Through private and group offerings she empowers her clients to use this awareness of whole body health to take ownership of their healing. She has training in Pilates, Yoga, Reiki, Breathwork, Akashic Records, Intuitive Guidance, QHHT, and is a Licensed Art Therapist in NYC.

*Disclaimer* This episode has some swear words!

In this episode:

-Andrea’s journey into working with the whole body approach [8:25]

-The purpose of art therapy & how it differs from talk therapy [10:14]

-How breathwork & somatic therapy ties into mind-body healing [14:33]

-Different styles of breathwork and their effects [18:16]

-How physical ailments can be connected to emotional blocks [22:41]

-Why the body might deactivate cortisol [29:06]

-The variety of trauma & how it impacts your health [32:32]

-Opening the brain with hypnosis [35:36]

-What makes QHHT (Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique) unique [38:52]

-The conscious ego vs the unconscious state, explained [43:17]

-“Feet on the ground, head in the sky”: Caring for the physical body while acknowledging energetic health [49:21]

-Erin and Andrea’s thoughts on manifestation [51:31]

-Questions to ask yourself when manifesting, unpacking fears and limiting belief blocks, and the importance of intention [55:12]

https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/193-emotional-body-breathwork-hypnosis-manifestation-andrea-mitchell

Feb 15, 2022
192: Sustainable Strength Training with Nora Matthew
0:54:11

There are tremendous health benefits to strength training - including lowering inflammation, supporting hormones, mitochondrial function, metabolic health & immune health. But based on the messages and questions we received, a lot of women out there are intimidated by strength training.

Erin wanted to bring on someone who could help, so she’s chatting with Nora Matthew about how to approach strength training in a sustainable way - without burning out. Because the benefits of exercise only exist if you’re not *overdoing* it, which kind of flies in the face of a lot of mainstream fitness advice. And unfortunately, burnout is a trend that both Erin and Nora have seen working with thousands of women.

If you want to be working out more, but you’re nervous about how to start…OR you are already exercising, but feeling burnt out & unsure of what you’re doing wrong… this episode is for you! This conversation will help you get started (or slow down!) with confidence.

Nora owns Her Strength Studio, a female focused strength training gym in upstate NY that primarily utilizes the modalities of kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight for functional strength training. They offer small group personal training with each client following their own curated program based on their goals, exercise history, injuries and time commitment. Her Strength Studio also offers a selection of self-led online programs and remote personal training for those who are out of the area.

In this episode:

-Our opinions on the best types of exercise for women’s health [5:34]

-Nora’s journey to strength training (as a former athlete and mom of 4!) [6:54]

-The biggest problems in the fitness industry & how doing more isn’t always better [10:54]

-Considerations for intense workouts [16:20]

-Exercise sustainability: when you’re in it for the long haul [20:50]

-The benefits of going to a coach for guidance [22:18]

-Feeling sore post-workout: how to gauge good vs. not good [24:37]

-Red flags that you’re pushing too hard [31:27]

-Why you should prioritize form/technique over intensity [32:46]

-How to know when it’s time to take time off – and why you should [33:51]

-When to know it’s time to push for more [36:47]

-Specific benefits of resting between sets [39:40]

-Where to get started if you’re feeling intimidated by lifting weights [44:19]

-Nora’s tips for finding a coach [47:48]

-At home exercise options [49:22]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/192-sustainable-strength-training-nora-matthew

Feb 08, 2022
191: The Histamine & Hormone Link with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN
0:45:05

Erin sits down with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN to discuss some common patterns they see working with clients in The Funk’tional Nutrition™ Clinic. Histamine issues seem to be more and more common - not only are we seeing it more in our practice, Erin received a TON of questions about histamine on Instagram. Because it’s such a big deal for clients and listeners, they wanted to bring this discussion to the show.

“How to figure out what’s causing my histamine intolerance?” seemed to be the million dollar question. While histamine issues can have a lot of contributing factors, Erin & Rachel are focusing on one today: HORMONES. Tune in to hear what histamines are, unexpected symptoms that histamines can cause, the histamine + hormone link, and some real life hormone / histamine case studies.

In this episode:

-What are histamines, and do they only cause allergy symptoms? [5:59]

-Histamine reactions that you might not be aware of [7:31]

-Cyclical headaches, migraines, and cramping: is it a histamine thing? [11:40]

-The real impact of high stress [12:30]

-What a typical cycle looks like [15:00]

-The histamine and hormone links [17:21]

-Why estrogen needs to be in balance [18:40]

-Strategies to help your hormonal balance (hint: test, don’t guess) [23:32]

-The low histamine diet as a short term solution [25:40]

-What a DUTCH test can show you [30:26]

-How your home environment and beauty product routine can impact your endocrine system function [34:39]

-Overall nervous system support and down regulation for hormonal health [36:51]

-Real life hormone and histamine case studies [38:31]

-Skin flares and eczema resolved by reducing histamines [38:31]

-How hormones responding and reacting can be clues to root causes [40:02]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/191-histamine-hormone-link

Feb 01, 2022
190: Honoring the “Old” You in the New Year: Reflections & Lessons of a Year Well-Lived
0:35:01

In honor of the new year, Erin is sitting down today and speaking from the heart with reflections on 2021 and some thoughts on new years goals. Hearing how folks navigate their own struggles & inner beliefs often helps others to do the same, and that’s the intention of this episode: to help you in some way - small or large. Listen in as she shares some personal experiences with you, advice you may need to hear, and the biggest lesson she learned in 2021.

In this episode:

-Is your New Year’s goal setting taking you out of the present moment? [6:13]

-A limiting pattern you may recognize within yourself [8:54]

-Why Erin had to get outta dodge at the start of the year [10:53]

-Erin’s DIY retreat [15:57]

-Are you taking your own advice? [20:16]

-The crucial importance of self care (hint: it’s not just for you!) [23:49]

-Can you glorify your “2.0 self” AND pay enough honor to you, right now? [27:10]

-Erin’s biggest lesson of 2021 [31:47]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/190-honoring-old-you-new-year-reflections-lessons

Jan 18, 2022
189: Metabolism Series Part 3: Glucose Monitoring, Red Flags & Metabolic Health
0:35:56

This minisode is Part 3 of a 3 part series Erin is doing on Metabolic Health, where she answers some of the most common questions she has received on all things metabolism! Tune in as Erin rounds out this series with topics like the red flags to look for with high and low blood sugar, glucose monitoring, lethargy after eating, how much hunger is “normal”, what stress/sleep have to do with blood sugar, and the best types of movement practices for your hormones.

In this episode:

-Without testing, what are red flags to look for? [3:12] - Low Blood Sugar Red Flags [4:12] - High Blood Sugar Red Flags [4:54]

-Should everyone do glucose monitoring for a baseline? [6:30]

-Do you recommend testing blood sugar every morning even if someone is NOT diabetic? [9:52]

-Is lethargy normal after eating? [11:05]

-How much hunger is normal? [11:55]

-Do I have to be using a CGM to do the Carb Compatibility Project? (Hint: No! Here's why) [15:48]

-Best things to prioritize to rein in glucose metabolism after a few days of heavy carb intake [21:30]

-When trying to keep blood sugar balanced is it necessary to eat carb/fat/protein at every meal and snack? [25:38]

-How to figure out your unique threshold for carbohydrates [27:49]

-What are the basic principles that everyone should apply in regards to metabolic health [29:17]

-What does stress and sleep have to do with blood sugar [29:33]

-The best type of movement practices for your hormones [31:11]

- Is healthy sleeping all due to diet/wellness work, or dedicated sleep hygiene? [33:41]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/189-metabolism-3-glucose-monitoring-red-flags-metabolic-health

Jan 07, 2022
188: Metabolism Series Part 2: Hypoglycemia, Mood Swings, and Exercise
0:18:11

This minisode is Part 2 of a 3 part series Erin is doing on Metabolic Health, where she answers some of the most common questions she has received on all things metabolism! Tune in as Erin covers topics like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) causes and prevention, “hanger”, 3am anxiety and hunger, the connection between mood and blood sugar, preventing hypoglycemia during exercising and if HRV is a good measure of metabolic health.

In this episode:

-Do you think HRV (heart rate variability) is a good measure of metabolic health? [5:32]

-What is the connection between irritability, low patience and blood sugar drops? [7:15]

-Why does hypoglycemia happen? [8:58]

-Why do I wake up stressed and hungry at 3:00 am? How do I prevent this? [13:13]

-Can you drink a protein drink to prevent hypoglycemia episodes while exercising? [16:06]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/188-metabolism-2-hypoglycemia-mood-exercise

Jan 04, 2022
187: Metabolism Series Part 1: High Blood Sugar, Insulin, and Weight Loss
0:33:32

This minisode is Part 1 of a 3 part series Erin is doing on Metabolic Health, where she answers some of the most common questions she has received on all things metabolism! Tune in as Erin covers topics like high blood sugar, insulin, weight loss, and menopause.

In this episode:

-Why metabolic health and blood sugar regulation are SO important [3:24]

-What does high blood sugars/insulin have to do with weight loss? [5:47]

-What should I consider if weight loss is my goal? [12:29]

-What is the link between insulin & COVID? [14:01]

-Why does perimenopause cause a lot of struggles to metabolic health? [22:13]

-After intermittent fasting for a year, my labs came back as me being prediabetic. Doesn’t fasting regulate sugars? [29:16]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/187-metabolism-1-high-blood-sugar-insulin-weight-loss

Jan 03, 2022
186: Leaky Gut, Microbiome & Digestion: What You Should Know
1:16:39

If you’re interested in the gut, get ready and grab a pen - because Erin is doing a deep dive into all things gut health! Today’s episode is a Gut Workshop that was recorded earlier this year and is now being released to the public for the first time. There is a WEALTH of information in this replay - Erin talks about the gut from top to tail, things that can go wrong, what to be aware of, and helpful tips for supporting a healthy gut. Stay tuned until the end for a great Q+A!

In this episode:

-Leaky Gut diagnoses - are they legit? [5:52]

-Reflux, bloating, belching, constipation, & other irregular GI symptoms that over 70% of Americans suffer from - and WHY [9:10]

-Long term consequences of the widespread use of antibiotics, medications & acid blockers [11:33]

-Factors collectively impacting the extremely fragile ecosystem of a healthy gut [12:48] Comparing the “modern gut” with a healthy one [13:33]

-The North-to-South process of digestion, and what to look for BEFORE you focus on Leaky Gut [14:28]

-Pre-digestion: The importance of chewing your food [15:18]

-Peristalsis: How stress impacts the speed and direction of digestion [17:08]

-Stomach Acid: The unsung hero & first line of defense against pathogens, bacteria and viruses [18:14]

-Food sensitivities, low minerals and other signs of low stomach acid [20:13]

-Gallbladder issues: The single MOST overlooked issue in women [22:25]

-How you can have gallbladder issues even if you don’t have a gallbladder & what can help [24:16]

-Bile: How it helps with detoxification, insulin signaling, and your overall metabolism [25:45]

-Small Intestines: Where we absorb the nutrients from eating well, and where intestinal permeability (leaky gut) comes into play [27:24]

-Weight gain, brain fog, depression, anxiety, asthma, allergies, hormone imbalance, and autoimmunity - Leaky Gut symptoms that aren’t just digestive [31:25]

-Specific causes of Leaky Gut [40:45]

-Hormones of over-training, over-achieving, overdoing & how it impacts your gut [45:58]

-How to support a diversity & abundance of healthy bacteria in the gut [51:19]

-Q+A with Erin [57:51]

-Can you reverse autoimmune diseases through gut health? [58:40]

-What should you look for in a nutritional health provider? [1:01:15]

-What are the first few action steps to improve gut health? [1:02:24]

-Stool urgency with running [1:03:44]

-Can you discuss the continuous glucose monitor and how the average person can get one? [1:05:07]

-What would something like taking antacids do that would be potentially negative & what's a better alternative? [1:11:34]

-What are your recommended bitter tinctures? [1:14:27]

https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/ccp - The Carb Compatibility Project™ is officially open for enrollment! (Starts on January 10th)

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/186-leaky-gut-microbiome-digestion

Dec 28, 2021
185: Practical Strategies to Reduce Chemical Exposure with Lara Adler
1:12:01

Today Erin is sitting down with Lara Adler, who is an environmental toxin expert and educator. Every time the “environmental toxicity” conversation comes up there is potential for overwhelm, but Lara presents this really complex (and important!) information in such a way that you can walk away with low-cost action steps that don’t feel overwhelming.

This episode is filled with practical, budget-friendly strategies that you will feel confident implementing. Whether you're someone looking to better their health OR to support others in their health journey, this is a convo you don’t want to miss.

Lara Adler is an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator who teaches health coaches, nutritionists, and other health professionals how to eliminate the #1 thing holding their clients back from the results they are seeking – the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems.

In this episode:

-The downstream effects of environmental toxicity exposure. [7:01]

-The most effective approach to get someone to care about environmental toxicity. [8:02]

-The heart attack & air pollution link. [10:52]

-Why reducing exposure can be a “quick fix” for some. [15:43]

-The invisible threat that can lead to microbiome issues, leaky gut, autoimmune flares & hormone problems. [17:27]

-When you feel like you’ve “done all the things” for your health, but you’re still not better. [18:22]

-The connections between leaky gut, cascading symptoms & toxin exposure. [18:52]

-Fetal origins of adult disease: how early life exposures can lead to adult disease. [21:44]

-Why there’s rarely ONE chemical to blame when toxicants are so ubiquitous in commerce. [23:29]

-The difference between persistent & non-persistent chemicals - and why you should care. [26:49]

-The cheapest and MOST effective solutions to start implementing TODAY. [28:36]

-A powerful intervention study on child asthma. [38:29]

-Top priorities for non-toxic eating. [44:47]

-Lara’s thoughts on non-stick pots/pans. [45:29]

-Cookware to avoid & to use. [52:20]

-Lara’s favorite safe cookware brands (with multiple price points.) [1:03:07]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/12/3/episode-185-practical-strategies-to-reduce-chemical-exposure-lara-adler

Dec 14, 2021
184: Our Non-Toxic Home Renovation: All Your Questions Answered
0:40:08

For the first time ever, Erin’s husband (and web designer, and home reno wrangler) Scott is joining her on the mic to talk about their home reno project. Erin received so many questions about how they navigated this project with health in mind, so they sat down together to bring you all the answers in this episode!

Because these questions aren’t normally asked when people are building or renovating homes, Erin and Scott had to navigate through much of this on their own—and are bringing their experience and newfound knowledge to you! They are by no means experts, but they surely learned a lot along the way! Tune in to hear the products and techniques they used, and advice to help make your next home project a safe and toxic-free one. (Plus, a bonus segment from Scott on advice he would give to someone who may be resistant to prioritizing a healthy eating, non-toxic lifestyle.)

In this episode:

-Rigby Home Giveaway Announcement [1:40]

-Getting partners onboard with a healthy eating, non-toxic lifestyle [2:29]

-What to avoid with autoimmunity or chemical sensitivities [3:43]

-Sustainable cookware & dinnerware [5:27]

-Our budgetary and investment decisions [8:43]

-Getting started: Design, Building and Installation [13:45]

-Floor materials and coatings [16:35]

-Paint that prioritizes air quality [22:18]

-Using an air filter for off-gassing & steps to reinforce detox pathways [23:25]

-Sustainable, non-porous and low-maintenance counters [24:00]

-Cabinets & an awesome resource of questions to ask for a toxic-free home [25:30]

-Furniture & how to check for added chemicals like flame retardants [27:26]

-Venting about the process & things to be mindful of [29:32]

-Bonus segment from Scott on resistance to prioritizing a healthy eating, non-toxic lifestyle [36:16]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/12/3/episode-184-our-non-toxic-home-renovation-all-your-questions-answered

Dec 07, 2021
183: Looking For A Functional Approach? Where to Get Started
0:38:00

Today’s episode is for you if you are interested in getting started with a functional approach for your health, but not really sure where to start. Erin recognizes that the cost of functional medicine can be a limiter for some, so she makes a case for starting with ONE budget-friendly intervention. This is the ONE PLACE Erin recommends everyone start before jumping into her 1:1 practice!

Listen in as Erin discusses the difference between functional medicine/nutrition & the conventional/allopathic approach, and uses real world case examples of clients as it relates to all of this - where conventional medicine can fall short, where to start with the functional approach, and why you should start there.

In this episode:

-The chief differences between the functional and conventional approach [3:58]

-Specific blood markers you should be aware of [10:19]

-Where the functional approach should always start [12:00]

-How to know if your blood sugar is a problem (without lab testing!) [14:20]

-The body-wide impact of poor blood sugar regulation [17:47]

-Real world case studies that showcases the power of food & how it can move the needle on [23:16]

-When your healthcare providers have no options for you [24:29]

-Why weight should not be used as the primary health marker [25:20]

-Hormonal issues, fatigue, anxiety & how blood sugar strategies & changing diet made a huge impact for one client [28:34]

-Common finding in hormone labs [29:07]

-Food’s impact on metabolic health [31:59] [31:59]

-The positive impact of investing in your health & how it can change the rest of your life [33:02]

Mentioned in this episode:

https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project - The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts on January 10th & enrollment officially opens on Monday, December 27th

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/11/24/episode-183-looking-for-a-functional-approach-where-to-get-started

Nov 30, 2021
182: The Risks of Low Vitamin A & How to Increase Your Levels
0:29:14

If you have skin issues, immune issues, autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, food sensitivities, or get sick often - you’ll want to listen in, because Vitamin A is crucial for all of these things!

In today’s episode Erin explains the Beta Carotene/Vitamin A connection and differences, and why a vegetarian or vegan diet may not give everyone the Vitamin A their body needs. To break down the importance of Vitamin A, Erin dives into the conditions often associated with low Vitamin A, the benefits of having healthy Vitamin A levels, and what you can do to increase your Vitamin A if you have secured the data that you’re low (hint - the first step is to find the reason why!)

In this episode:

-The Nutrition Scoring System episode & Erin’s concerns with the villainization of meat [5:09]

-The difference between Vitamin A / Beta Carotene & why you might not be able to get Vitamin -A from vegetables [10:51]

-Why should we care about low Vitamin A? How it affects skin, immunity, inflammation & more [16:40]

-How to test your Vitamin A status [20:08]

-Reasons your Vitamin A might be low & One way you can support your nutrition [23:52]

-Supplementation for Vitamin A [26:55]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/11/19/episode-182-the-risks-of-low-vitamin-a-amp-how-to-increase-your-levels

Nov 23, 2021
181: SIBO & IBS: The Latest Research & Testing Options with Dr. Mark Pimentel
1:01:18

We’ve got a special episode for you today. Erin sits down with Dr. Mark Pimentel, researcher, clinician, and cofounder of Gemelli Biotech™, to discuss the latest research on IBS, SIBO, and new testing options for people who have struggled with these conditions. This is definitely a higher level podcast interview, so this episode is great for clinicians, practitioners, anyone who loves to geek out on gut health and research, or anyone who’s been struggling with IBS or SIBO and looking for answers. Erin and Mark discuss leading causes of IBS, the overlap of IBS & SIBO, why patients are often being dismissed in other practices, how the blood tests and breath tests for diagnosing these conditions work, why the treatment strategies are nuanced, and much more.

What makes Dr. Mark Pimentel's insights noteworthy is he’s not just a researcher; he’s also a clinician, and it’s the process of taking that information and applying it to humans where we learn so much. This is an episode you’ll want to refer back to - share with someone who could use this information!

In this episode:

-Why today’s guest is particularly noteworthy [1:08]

-Why Mark Pimentel continues his research [8:42]

-What is the leading cause of IBS? [10:37]

-The value behind the ibs-smart™ blood test [13:32]

-Inferring antibody patterns in post-infectious IBS [16:23]

-New research that debunks two widely accepted concepts about SIBO [21:41]

-The overlap between post-infectious IBS and SIBO [23:26]

-New info on PPI (proton pump inhibitor) use and SIBO [27:45]

-The potential problem with akkermansia as a probiotic supplement & other single-organism treatments [30:43]

-How does Intermittent Fasting or fluid affect the migrating motor complex & should these strategies be considered for IBS? [37:28]

-Hydrogen sulfide and the trio-smart® breath test for SIBO [39:18]

-How treatment differs for hydrogen-dominant SIBO (SIBO-D), Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO) & hydrogen sulfide SIBO (H2S SIBO) [45:25]

-Does constipation with H2S occur? [48:55]

-The various types of bacteria that produce hydrogen gas [51:02]

-The mechanism of action of lovastatin as future treatment for methane in constipation [53:26]

-Using prokinetics for low motility [55:35]

-Pimentel’s thoughts on the low FODMAP diet [56:56]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/11/16/episode-181-sibo-amp-ibs-the-latest-research-amp-testing-options-with-dr-mark-pimentel

Nov 16, 2021
180: Beauty Industry Brainwashing and Holistic Skincare with Lee Zavorskas
1:08:03

Today Erin sits down with her own esthetician and friend, Lee Zavorskas. With a lot of overlap and instant clicks on similar outlooks, this episode is full of energy and passion when it comes to the beauty industry and skin care. Tune in as Lee and Erin discuss how skin is often an inside job with a gut/skin connection (for example, start by paying attention to your diet!) but sometimes you need to approach the skin outside-in. Listen to Lee take the mic and jump right into what is broken in the beauty industry, what to avoid when it comes to skin care, how important it is to embrace aging - and natural and safe ways to give you and your skin the love and care they deserve.

Rollinsford, New Hampshire-based Holistic Skin & Tonics focuses on whole skin health and the direct connection between nutrition and our skin. Combining specialized massage techniques and plant based skincare, wellness is not just one treatment; it’s a lifestyle and commitment that Owner and Licensed Esthetician, Lee Zavorskas, is devoted to instill in each client. As a Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner, who is also certified in Gua Sha, Face Cupping, and Facial Reflexology, Lee’s priority is to teach clients how to properly care for their skin—not just from the outside, but from the inside as well.

In this episode:

-Introduction to Lee and an overview of this episode [2:28]

-Lee’s Rage with the beauty industry [6:44]

-The acid mantle, how to keep it safe, & the dangers of over-exfoliation [9:46]

-Deprogramming the “Beauty Industry Brainwashing” [15:26]

-The three-way between your face, gut, and brain [18:08]

-Rosacea, the many causes/triggers and an outside-in approach [20:22]

-Why your friend’s skin solution might not be yours, internal factors that may be affecting your skin, & the holistic approach [23:40]

-The normalization & long term risks of the Botox industry [30:15]

-Facial massage, the lymph system, and lymphatic drainage [42:32]

-The difference between Gua Sha & lymphatic drainage [48:57]

-Resources, causes and natural techniques to help scarring, hyper-pigmentation, dull skin, puffiness and wrinkles [52:59]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/11/7/beauty-industry-brainwashing-and-holistic-skin-care-with-lee-zavorskas

Nov 09, 2021
179: Natural Options to Support Your Period with Berrion Berry
0:45:19

Dealing with period problems is common for so many women, and today Erin sits down with menstrual health educator Berrion Berry to discuss why this is the case. Listen in as Berrion and Erin get back to basics on common culprits behind period pain (spoiler alert: stress is a big one!) and talk strategies to help relieve problematic periods in a natural way. Tune in to hear how anything that can influence your overall body can influence your cycle, and how implementing certain strategies and principles can not only change your health, but also change your life. Hint: these things don’t have to be hard, overwhelming, or scary! Berrion helps break this all down for us!

Berrion Berry is a Menstrual Health Educator, Practitioner & the Founder of Optimize Your Flo. She teaches modern women to transform their periods and life through menstrual mastery. From hormone balancing to cycle syncing, to mood enhancing and self healing, Berrion covers it all and is excited to help you have your best period yet.

In this episode:

-Premise of today + related past episodes for deep dives [3:07]

-Berrion explains a normal vs abnormal period [8:31]

-How to figure out what’s “normal” for us [11:57]

-Natural options to support painful periods [16:07]

-Why do we collectively struggle with periods so much? [21:06]

-The things that can influence your cycle [26:12]

-Cooking based on your cycle [29:17]

-What’s the deal with seed cycling? [31:51]

-Menstrual cups, period underwear, & other alternatives to pads & tampons [36:39]

-The importance of using fragrance-free, organic cotton menstrual products [40:52]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/10/29/natural-options-to-support-your-period-with-berrion-berry

Nov 02, 2021
178: My Thoughts on the New Nutrition Scoring System
0:52:23

We’ve been fed a lot of wack nutrition advice over the years⁣.

When I saw the new Tufts Food Compass scoring system claiming that Lucky Charms is healthier than eggs I nearly pooped my pants - like the time I ate too many Fat Free Lay’s chips (remember Olestra? Remember in the 90s when they told us that fat was bad but poop-your-pants fake fat was good?!)⁣

Today on the podcast I am giving you my thoughts on the “new tool” developed by Tufts to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier(?) foods and officials to make public nutrition policy.

TL;DL (too long; didn’t listen)

These scores aren’t perfect and they continue to vilify certain nutrients & foods (like fats & meats), which can have negative health consequences.

In this episode:

-The new “food compass” and why we need to talk about this [1:04]

-What is the new Food Compass, who it’s for, and potential uses for it [8:41]

-How these food scores are created [11:42]

-Looking at sugar and fiber levels within the scoring system [14:34]

-Foods that score high vs low on the scoring system and why this is a problem [19:13]

-The perplexing scoring behind Lucky Charms [25:27]

-Why is meat being vilified in this scoring system? [28:57]

-Spotlighting the connection between mental health and meat consumption [31:58]

-The nutrition benefits found in meat versus veggies [38:44]

-Health benefits of cholesterol, including brain and hormone health [41:28]

-Problems linked with low hormone levels [43:09]

-The health importance of minerals [44:19]

Resources mentioned:

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/10/25/episode-178-my-thoughts-on-the-new-nutrition-scoring-system

Oct 26, 2021
177: Alternatives to Refined Sugars and Seed Oils
0:54:31

Awareness is always the first step to change. When it comes to our diet and our health, we have to become aware of our consumption before we can change it. This episode helps shed awareness on the omnipresence of low quality ingredients in our packaged foods - even the ones coming from stores we think of as “health food” stores - and gives you actionable steps you can take to get them out of your diet.

While moving away from eating the majority of food out of a bag or box and starting to eat more whole foods is a really big shift for some, Erin helps reduce the overwhelm by breaking down confusing food ingredients and offers up swaps to help you start taking action and make big improvements quickly.

In this episode:

-Low quality ingredients in snack foods [1:07]

-Awareness precipitates change [2:49]

-The various names for sugar and vegetable oils [3:26]

-A pep talk for making change [8:57]

-Answering listener questions about importance of quality oils & fats [17:30]

-Why “heart healthy” vegetable oils are problematic [19:40]

-Sun butter vs sunflower oil [20:26]

-Why opinions on “the right diet” differ so much [29:01]

-Are saturated fats the scapegoat for refined sugar? [32:06]

-Why quitting refined sugar is difficult + associated health problems [33:30]

-Sweeteners & oils Erin uses in her home [35:37]

-Let’s talk about quality snacks [40:00]

Resources mentioned:

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/10/19/episode-177-alternatives-to-refined-sugars-and-seed-oils

Oct 19, 2021
176: Reducing Dinner Overwhelm with Cassy Joy Garcia
0:44:57

A lot of us are aware that eating a more whole foods-based diet is something we should be doing, but we often get tripped up in implementing this by common roadblocks that get in our way: namely time and general kitchen/cooking overwhelm. It may be doable to cook ONE healthy meal, but what about the rest of the week? What about work or kid commitments, dietary restrictions, or picky eaters?

The truth is cooking dinner is something that a lot of people struggle with. In this episode, Erin sits down with bestselling author Cassy Joy Garcia to discuss ways to cut down on cooking time and overwhelm. Listen in to hear more about meal planning versus meal prepping, how your partner can actually help, and navigating cooking for picky eaters. Cassy Joy doles out real, actionable steps to simplify healthy eating so we can create meals for our families that we feel good about.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of cooking, planning out your weekly dinners, or creating more whole foods-based meals, this is definitely the episode to tune into!

Cassy Joy Garcia is the bestselling author of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit. Eager to share her healthy living secrets with the world, she started Fed + Fit in 2011. Since then, she became a holistic nutrition consultant and transitioned her personal blog into a tremendously supportive and nimble online wellness editorial, backed by a small but mighty team of writers, researchers, and editors. After realizing that her own struggles to get a healthy homemade dinner on the table overlapped with the same struggles experienced by her readers, she decided that there must be a better way. The Cook Once method was born and it has revolutionized how people cook. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two children.

In this episode:

-Building on the importance of a whole foods diet with actionable steps [2:00]

-Cassy Joy’s attitude check that helped her reach her goals [5:57]

-The evolution in Cassy Joy’s business [10:28]

-Where to start when approaching dinner making overwhelm [16:54]

-The difference between meal planning and meal prepping [19:09]

-How the Cook Once method gives you more kitchen confidence & know-how [27:03]

-Cutting down on mental load and decision fatigue [29:32]

-If your partner is asking how they can help [30:56]

-Animal protein: pre/post cooking storage + defrosting tips [33:12]

-Gluten free + special dietary needs adaptations [35:47]

-Navigating cooking for picky eaters [38:08]

-A simple way to take the overwhelm out of cooking dinner [41:25]

FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/10/12/episode-176-reducing-dinner-overwhelm-with-cassy-joy-garcia

Oct 12, 2021
175: Our Food, Our Immune System & Our Kids (A Town Hall on Health)
0:50:24

Today Erin takes a more of a town hall approach to discuss our modern food system and how this plays a role in not only our immune and overall health, but also our kids' health. This episode packs plenty of food for thought: stats and information surrounding our rapidly changing food system, chronic illness, autoimmune disease, access to food, and key factors for a solid health foundation. While Erin points out many problems seen between our modern way of food production and consumption and disease, she also reminds us we all have more power than we think when it comes to informed food choices to positively affect our (and our children’s) health. Tune in to hear this powerful forum on the state of our nation's food and health.

In this episode:

-Update from last week’s podcast episode [3:08]

-Town hall about food, our health, the immune system, our kids [5:34]

-The nutritional gatekeepers of the home [11:26]

-Stats about rising chronic illness & health care costs [12:18]

-The new major health hazard of the modern world [14:41]

-Metabolic Syndrome and the role of the Standard American Diet [17:29]

-Nonnegotiables for a good health foundation [22:48]

-Why our modern food is such a problem for health [28:18]

-The purpose (& outcome) of chemical additives in processed foods [30:24]

-Evolutionary Mismatch & the steep rise of chronic immune dysfunction in children [35:05]

-When people ask if changing your diet & lifestyle is hard work [39:17]

-The lack of access to good food [43:12]

Resources mentioned:

Erin’s ideas and inspo for dinners and feeding: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17912182324967418/ https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18191745097112095/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hattielunch/

Erin’s online supplement dispensary https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/erinholt Basic Immune Support https://us.fullscript.com/protocols/erinholt-basic-immune-support Boosted Immune Support https://us.fullscript.com/protocols/erinholt-get-boosted

The Global Epidemic of the Metabolic Syndrome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5866840/

The Gut-Immune Connection by Emeran Mayer, MD https://amzn.to/2YduyGw

Shelter from the cytokine storm: Healthy living is a vital preventative strategy in the COVID-19 era https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8214803/

Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020 (CDC website) https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a3.htm

Hooked by Michael Moss https://amzn.to/3D3CfxT

Gather NH: Farm Shares for Families https://www.gathernh.org/campaign-3

Grow for Gather https://www.gathernh.org/grow-4-gather Emily Gaddis egaddis@gathernh.org

SNAP for Farmers Markets https://www.seacoasteatlocal.org/snap/

Seacoast Fridge https://www.instagram.com/seacoastfridge/?hl=en

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Related eps:

116: The Problem with Food Dyes (and why you shouldn't buy Kellogg's new waffles) https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/9/3/episode-116-the-problem-with-food-dyes-and-why-you-shouldnt-buy-kelloggs-new-waffles

167: Fragrances, Hormones & Small Steps to Non Toxic Living https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/8/17/episode-167-fragrances-hormones-amp-small-steps-to-non-toxic-living

Oct 05, 2021
174: Benefits of Cold Exposure Therapy
0:42:37

Robert van der Heyden returns to the podcast to expand on his and Erin’s last conversation regarding therapy practices for increasing resiliency, and today they dive into Cold Exposure Therapy.

Cold exposure builds on the resiliency created through the Wim Hof breathwork style, and in this episode, Erin and Robert discuss what cold exposure is, why you want to do it, and how to get started. Robert explains the health benefits behind cold exposure from stress management to increased focus and clarity to better circulation and immune responses.

If you’ve been curious about cold exposure or are looking for ways to better manage your life stressors, this is an important episode to tune into!

Be sure to listen to Robert’s last interview, which includes a guided breathwork session! Find the link below!

In this episode:

-How this episode builds on last week’s [1:03]

-What is cold exposure training and why do it? [4:37]

-How cold exposure therapy helps the immune system [6:39]

-How your stress response changes with this practice [8:07]

-Increasing fat loss & athletic recovery through cold exposure [14:51]

-Raynaud’s + autoimmunity [18:59]

-Strengthening the circulatory system through cold exposure therapy [24:20]

-How circulation affects GI dysfunction & inflammation [26:14]

-Boundaries around self care to benefit you, your family, and others [27:25]

-Shying away from constant comfort to support our genetics [30:15]

-Where and how to get started with cold exposure therapy [32:40]

-Specific steps for a therapeutic cold shower [36:15]

-Best practices for contrast therapy [39:12]

Resources mentioned:

Find Robert on Insta https://www.instagram.com/askrobertvdh

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (SALE for pod listeners!!! Get 50% off 500mg tinctures with code FUNK50. Sale ends 10/1!) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Smoothie Shop NH https://www.instagram.com/smoothieshopnh

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Find Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps:

173: Wim Hof Breathwork for Resiliency and Immune Health https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/9/20/episode-173-wim-hof-breathwork-for-resiliency-and-immune-health

Sep 28, 2021
173: Wim Hof Breathwork for Resiliency and Immune Health
0:48:42

When we think of stress release we often think of relaxing techniques, and while these are beneficial, today Erin talks to Resiliency Coach Robert van der Heyden about why the Wim Hof style of breathwork is beneficial from an immune and overall health standpoint. Robert and Erin discuss how this invigorating style of breathing compares to others, benefits to gut and immune health, cultivating more presence through breathwork, the benefits of nose & belly breathing vs mouth breathing, plus Robert leads us through a 15min breathwork practice that you can do anywhere.

Listen in as Robert explains why the goal of this breathwork besides inoculating your immune system, upticking oxygen, and helping you transition from fight-or-flight state to a more parasympathetic state, is to create space for yourself to breathe.

Robert will be joining us again next week to talk about cold exposure, so be sure to tune in to gain more tools to help support your immune system!

This episode originally aired April, 2020

In this episode:

-Plan for podcast for the next several weeks [1:59]

-Background to Robert and what is resiliency [4:29]

-Why all stress isn’t bad [6:46]

-Creating resiliency with a daily practice [9:13]

-Benefits of holding your breath + utilizing different patterns of breathing [12:36]

-Stimulating vs relaxing breath for acute anxiety [17:00]

-Enhancing vagal tone (and why that matters for gut health + inflammation) [20:27]

-Why nitric oxide is important (for viral bacteria & more) [22:49]

-Parameters of practice: things to know before you breathe [24:18]

-A Breathwork session led by Robert begins [29:43]

-Where to find Robert (note: some links are no longer active and not listed below) [44:26]

Resources mentioned:

Eat to Achieve™ (Support your immune system with whole foods - start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve

Follow Robert on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askrobertvdh/

Robert van der Heyden’s upcoming WimHof workshops: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/instructors/robertvan-der-heyden

Robert’s YouTube on resiliency and parenting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7OgYSw6L9AWUq0m0Xb2mw

Follow Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Organifi supplement powder (Use code FUNK to save 20% + free shipping all Sept!) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Related episodes:

140: Somatic Healing & Breathwork with Victoria Albina https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/1/25/episode-140-somatic-healing-amp-breathwork-with-victoria-albina

123: Creating Your Morning Ritual https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/11/3/episode-123-creating-your-morning-ritual

Sep 21, 2021
172: Vitamin D for Viral Infections & Immune Health
0:44:19

We’ve got big Vitamin D energy in this episode, and there’s a reason why. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the immune system as we navigate changing seasons, back to school, and general current events. Vitamin D status can play a big role in your overall immune health, so today Erin unpacks a lot of data on Vitamin D and what you can do with this information. She’ll dive into Vitamin D deficiency, cofactors that play a role in absorption, and shares practical strategies that you can implement into your life over the next many weeks and months. The information in this episode is beneficial for you, your kiddos, your friends and loved ones, so share with anyone who could hear this, too!

In this episode:

-The immune system & where you can learn even more [7:04]

-The 3 most important things you can do for immune health [8:17]

-Updated information about Vitamin D [10:02]

-How your Vitamin D status can help protect you from viral infection [16:29]

-Checking your Vitamin D status [21:02]

-What’s considered adequate Vitamin D levels [25:33]

-Vitamin D supplementation & K2: an unsung hero [27:26]

-What to look for in Vitamin D supplements [30:24]

-Dosing strategies* [33:46]

-What if you can’t raise your levels? Things to consider [35:24]

-When to consider further testing [40:49]

*As always, the information presented in this podcast is not medical advice and should be used for educational and informational purposes only. Please discuss with your practitioner any questions you may have about your own vitamin D status or immune health.

Resources mentioned:

Eat to Achieve™ (Jumpstart your immune system for less than $100! Start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve

Vitamin D At-Home Test Kit: https://www.erinholthealth.com/labs

Erin’s Online Dispensary: https://www.erinholthealth.com/online-dispensary

FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide

Chris Masterjohn, PhD: Vitamin D and COVID-19: The Current State of the Evidence https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/blog/2021/08/28/vitamin-d-and-covid-19#74

Vitamin d supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data https://thorax.bmj.com/content/71/Suppl_3/A60.2.abstract

SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates associated with circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0239252

The sufficient vitamin D and albumin level have a protective effect on COVID-19 infection https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00203-021-02482-5

Low vitamin D levels and prognosis in a COVID-19 pediatric population: a systematic review https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/qjmed/hcab202/6325519

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related episodes:

Get the links to all the below episodes here! https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/9/13/episode-172-vitamin-d-for-viral-infections-amp-immune-health

-97: Optimizing Gut Health to Optimize Your Immune Function

-104: Immune Health, Gut Health & Nature (including Lyme Prevention)

-126: Probiotics for the Immune System

-92: COVID-19 plan

-105: All Your Vitamin D Questions Answered!

-37: Liver Health, Bile Production & Intermittent Fasting

Sep 14, 2021
171: A Root Cause Look at Blood Pressure
0:43:12

Today we’re getting into specifics with blood pressure, and Erin really dives into possible root causes of high/low blood pressure such as diet, lifestyle, and other internal factors that can contribute. Blood pressure is considered a vital sign, so if yours is off (high or low), then it’s a signal that something is off balance within the body. Because there are usually no warning signs until there’s a problem, Erin unpacks contributing factors that can lead to this imbalance and offers practices you can incorporate to reduce your risk.

As always, the information presented in this podcast is not medical advice and should be used for educational and informational purposes only. Please discuss with your practitioner any questions you may have about your own blood pressure.

In this episode:

-Differences with an allopathic and a root cause approach [4:26]

-What’s happening when you have hypertension [5:53]

-Signs of high blood pressure and low blood pressure [8:51]

-Hypotension: a less-talked about condition [11:00]

-The adrenal connection [12:32]

-The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System [13:29]

-Blood pressure medication [16:57]

-Processed food diets [21:51]

-The uptick in the amount of convenience foods we buy [24:45]

-High fructose corn syrup [27:12]

-Blood sugar issues that contribute to blood pressure issues [29:43]

-Lifestyle factors that contribute to high blood pressure [31:36]

-Forest bathing and other therapeutic practices for blood pressure [33:29]

-A few more root causes of high blood pressure [35:41]

-How hormonal imbalances affect blood pressure [37:34]

Resources mentioned:

Your Hormone Revival™ (LAST DAY to register!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in early 2022!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

Apply for 1:1 Functional Medicine Nutrition services https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership

Hooked, by Michael Moss https://amzn.to/3jJUGRE

Salt, Sugar, Fat, by Michael Moss https://amzn.to/3DI6mMx

Reduced Dietary Salt for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (Cochrane Review) https://academic.oup.com/ajh/article/24/8/843/226001

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Sep 07, 2021
170: Fatigue, Low Cortisol and Radical Momming
0:11:33

There’s this normalization that, especially as a caretaker, your needs are not as important or relevant compared to the needs of others. We’ve become so fixated on deriving our sense of purpose and self-worth by and through caretaking everyone else around us that we feel guilt or shame if we even consider prioritizing our own needs first. But what if prioritizing your own needs not only helps you take better care of yourself, but also teaches those you caretake how to take care of themselves, too?

In this extra mini-sode, Erin is talking about fatigue, low cortisol, and asking the question HOW did we get here? The answer may require you to be radically honest with yourself about your needs, your boundaries, and what is (and more importantly, what is NOT) working in your life.

If you’re a mom, a caretaker, or you’re someone who tends to derive your sense of purpose and self-worth through caretaking other people’s needs, you’ll definitely want to tune in to this one!

Resources mentioned:

Your Hormone Revival™ (Registration NOW OPEN!! Grab your spot today!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps:

167: Fragrances, Hormones & Small Steps to Non Toxic Living https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/8/17/episode-167-fragrances-hormones-amp-small-steps-to-non-toxic-living

Ep 82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/16/w96fndlyzhz5f71t2xpqbffjvp4nav

Ep 83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2

Ep 112: All Your Cortisol Questions Answered, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-112-all-your-cortisol-questions-answered-part-1

Ep 113: All Your Cortisol Questions Answered, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/11/episode-113-all-your-cortisol-questions-answered-part-2

Sep 01, 2021
Episode 169: Chronic Stress and Breathwork Practices
0:53:03

We know chronic stress is not good from a health perspective, but many of us have a hard time knowing how stressed we actually are. Even if we do know how stressed we are, it can be even more difficult to know what to do other than just “push through.” Chronic stress can have many downstream effects on our mental and physical health, and in today’s episode, Erin focuses on stress hormones, stress-associated disorders, and what she’s found to be extremely effective in helping to downregulate the nervous system.

You might see yourself in some of the things Erin unpacks, and you wouldn’t be alone -- these are all things she’s seeing an uptick of in her own practice. Listen in as Erin delves into detail about stress-related health problems that can arise, what to look out for (some of it may surprise you!), and practices to help you better regulate your stress and stress responses. We’re going to hit stress in our lives, but do we have the ability to recalibrate ourselves? Tune in to find out.

In this episode:

-Let’s talk about stress, baby [6:04]

-The uptick of stress-related symptoms seen in private practice [10:53]

-Stress, cortisol, glucose and weight gain [14:25]

-Markers that could indicate increased risk factors for disease and complications [18:08]

-Depression, anxiety and sleep troubles, oh my! (The link between low serotonin and chronic stress) [20:39]

-Why melatonin is so important for more than just sleep [22:49]

-What can you do about increased stress from external factors? [26:20]

-Why practicing stress management is so difficult for us [29:34]

-Dopamine and social media [32:46]

-Beneficial properties of breathwork [36:31]

-Becoming internally driven: a less reactionary way to live [39:15]

-Signs of an overly stressed system [43:19]

-Is exercise helping or hurting your stress response? [49:23]

-The key to reducing your overactive stress response [51:29]

Resources mentioned:

Your Hormone Revival™ (Enrollment opens Sept 1! Get on the waitlist to be notified first!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Cortisol concentrations and mortality from COVID-19 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7491987/

FREE Guided Meditations https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth.com/meditations

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps: 168: Hormones, the Immune System and Autoimmunity https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/8/24/episode-168-hormones-the-immune-system-and-autoimmunity

157: Manifest Your Health https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/6/7/episode-157-manifest-your-health

140: Somatic Healing & Breathwork with Victoria Albina https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/1/25/episode-140-somatic-healing-amp-breathwork-with-victoria-albina

123: Creating Your Morning Ritual https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/11/3/episode-123-creating-your-morning-ritual

Aug 31, 2021
168: Hormones, the Immune System and Autoimmunity
0:46:44

Today’s episode gets into details about hormones and the immune system. Erin unpacks general immunity questions & how hormones can affect immunity, and also gets into the relation between hormones and autoimmunity.

If you’re someone who struggles with autoimmunity, this will be an interesting episode to tune into. This episode is geared more towards women, female hormones, and the impact this can have on the immune system, so share this with the women in your life - Erin covers some of the most important things to get under control in regards to overall health, immune health, and to current events.

In this episode: -Feedback from the last episode [3:06]

-*NEW* details about Your Hormone Revival™ [5:04]

-Hormones, the immune system and autoimmunity [10:33]

-Why estrogen sometimes gets a bad rep [11:54]

-Antigen presenting cells (APCs) [13:08]

-T Reg cells & AIRE on the immune system & autoimmunity [17:08]

-Pregnancy and autoimmunity [20:18]

-Why estrogen might make you feel better or worse depending on your situation [22:34]

-Symptoms associated with low estrogen [27:02]

-Alcohol intake and hormonal issues [28:24]

-Why progesterone is the "chill" hormone [30:03]

-What to consider with cortisol [31:55]

-Secretory IgA: the body’s first line of defense [34:04]

-What’s the best exercise from a hormone standpoint? [38:10]

-Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) [42:53]

-Signs your CAR might be low [44:17]

Resources mentioned:

Your Hormone Revival™ (Registration opens to the waitlist Sept 1st!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Estrogen, A Double-Edged Sword: Modulation of TH1- and TH2-Mediated Inflammations by Differential Regulation of TH1 / TH2 Cytokine Production https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cdtia/2004/00000003/00000001/art00010

Autoimmune Disease in Women: Endocrine Transition and Risk Across the Lifespan https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6501433/

Are You Th1 or Th2 Dominant? Effects + Immune Response https://selfhacked.com/blog/supplements-foods-exercise-right-type-th1-vs-th2-dominance/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Related episodes: 72: Exercising with “Adrenal Fatigue” & Cortisol Dysregulation https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/10/16/episode-72-exercising-with-adrenal-fatigue-amp-cortisol-dysregulation

82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/16/w96fndlyzhz5f71t2xpqbffjvp4nav

83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2

112: All Your Cortisol Qs Answered, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-112-all-your-cortisol-questions-answered-part-1

113: All Your Cortisol Qs Answered, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/11/episode-113-all-your-cortisol-questions-answered-part-2

137: Is Perfectionism Driving Your Hormone Imbalance? Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/29/episode-137-is-perfectionism-driving-your-hormone-imbalance-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing

165: Hormone Lab Testing, Estrogen Dominance & Balancing Your Hormones at Home https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/7/29/episode-165-hormone-lab-testing-estrogen-dominance-amp-balancing-hormones-at-home

Aug 24, 2021
167: Fragrances, Hormones & Small Steps to Non Toxic Living
0:34:30

A 2016 study found that more than 50% of the population said they’d prefer public spaces like offices, hotels, airplanes and healthcare facilities be fragrance-free. Despite this, fragrance use is ubiquitous: it’s found in everything from perfumes, beauty products, and cleaning supplies to plastics, paints, and disinfectants.

The problem with these synthetic and artificial fragrances is the health effects they can have on our bodies. Chemicals used to create or prolong these “fresh” scents often have deleterious effects on our health like neurological, metabolic, respiratory, and hormonal imbalances.

Today’s episode continues the summer series, answering your questions about hormones. Listen in as Erin gets into the nitty gritty answering your questions about fragrance effects on hormone health, and lays out what to be aware of in products we often use on our bodies or in our home. This is a topic everyone can benefit from because most people don’t even know how toxic synthetic fragrances are, nor how pervasive they are in products many of us use daily.

In this episode:

-Small steps we can take to get closer to non toxic living [4:38]

-Starting with the basics [6:56]

-Fragrance and endocrine disruptors [8:11]

-“Overly sensitive” or canaries in the coalmine? [11:30]

-A non exhaustive list of product types that contain artificial or synthetic fragrances [13:02]

-The real problem with fragranced products [17:16]

-How these fragrances can affect our health [19:28]

-Why and how synthetic fragrances linger [22:17]

-VOCs: what they are and common sources [23:36]

-Best way to protect yourself from outdoor pollution [25:27]

-Let’s talk about phthalates [26:08]

-Xenoestrogens and estrogen dominance [27:58]

-How these chemicals impact our metabolism [29:55]

-Mitochondrial dysfunction symptoms [32:11]

Resources mentioned:

Your Hormone Revival™ (get on the waitlist - next round starts Sept 19th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Forrester Cabinets: https://forrestercabinets.com/

Research articles about fragrance:

FRAGRANCE IN THE WORKPLACE IS THE NEW SECOND-HAND SMOKE http://www.national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/fragsmoke.pdf

Scientific American’s Scent of Danger: Are There Toxic Ingredients in Perfumes and Colognes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/toxic-perfumes-and-colognes/

The Danger of Toxic Consumer Products, Fragrances https://www.huffpost.com/entry/toxic-chemicals_b_625648

Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5093181/

Investigation of relationships between urinary biomarkers of phytoestrogens, phthalates, and phenols and pubertal stages in girls https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20308033/

Phthalates induce proliferation and invasiveness of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer through the AhR/HDAC6/c-Myc signaling pathway https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22049059/

Exposure to Environmental Endocrine Disruptors and Child Development https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3572204/

Baby Care Products: Possible Sources of Infant Phthalate Exposure https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/2/e260?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

Adipose Tissue as a Site of Toxin Accumulation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101675/

The Impact of Bisphenol A and Phthalates on Allergy, Asthma, and Immune Function: a Review of Latest Findings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40572-015-0066-8

Concentrations of Urinary Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated with Increased Waist Circumference and Insulin Resistance in Adult U.S. Males https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1892109/

Phthalates and Metabolism: Exposure Correlates with Obesity and Diabetes in Men https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/ehp.115-a312b

Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5093181/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related pods: Ep 48: Exploring Female Hormones & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/2/14/48-exploring-female-hormones-amp-birth-control-with-dr-jolene-brighten

Ep 55: How to Tell if Your Blood Sugar is a Problem https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/4/3/episode-55?

Ep 65: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/6/20/episode-65-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss

Aug 17, 2021
166: Hear from an FNA Student!
Are you interested in joining the next round of the Funk'tional Nutrition Academy in September, but what to hear what it's *really* like inside the practitioner training? Today Integrative & Functional Dietitian Chelsea Sanfilippo shares her experience of the past 6 months. Learn more & apply here: https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/
Aug 11, 2021
165: Hormone Lab Testing, Estrogen Dominance & Balancing Hormones at Home
0:26:28

Today’s episode is all about answering your questions about hormones. Erin breaks down details about hormone lab testing, estrogen dominance, what to do about low progesterone (as well as a mindset shift on how to approach this), plus at-home ways to balance hormones.

This is part of a NEW summer series where Erin answers all your hormone Qs - each week Erin will post a poll to Instagram to get all your specific hormone questions, so join her on Instagram to ask yours! If you’re someone who’s dealing with hormone stuff, you’ll want to tune into this and all of the upcoming episodes!

In this episode:

-New summer series to answer your hormone Qs [1:08]

-New updates to Your Hormone Revival™ [2:48]

-Should you treat based on lab results or how you feel? [8:07]

-Signs of estrogen dominance, how this occurs & what can happen [11:04]

-Unpacking reasons behind low progesterone [16:09]

-The progesterone-anxiety connection [18:43]

-Sleep: the unsung hero for hormonal balance [19:40]

-How blood sugar impacts your ability to balance hormones [20:48]

-Why stress overrides hormone function [22:53]

Resources mentioned: Your Hormone Revival™ (get on the waitlist now - next round starts Sept!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ (apply today! Registration open to those who qualify!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps: Ep 138: How Hormones Influence the Gut https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/1/11/episode-138-how-hormones-influence-the-gut

Aug 10, 2021
164: Strategies for Sustainable Business Growth
0:40:54

In this episode, Erin shares the various ways she broke through her self-imposed ceiling to grow and level up her business. She explains why it can be hard to talk about money (especially as a woman), necessary mindset shifts for better returns on your investments, and the value of reciprocity in your business. Erin shares strategies she uses to grow her business and revenue - and it may not be what you think or assume. If you’re a practitioner you’ll definitely want to listen to this because if you’re not thinking about your practice as a business...well, you need to start. Tune in and Erin will tell you exactly why!

In this episode:

-Talking about money as a woman [1:42]

-Tangible ROI examples from the FNA [3:59]

-Getting more comfortable with money [8:23]

-What propelled Erin through her self-imposed ceiling [11:27]

-The act of investing in your business, investing in yourself [15:28]

-Where money mindset goes wrong [19:18]

-Promoting your work vs promoting yourself [22:34]

-The anecdote to practitioner burnout [27:52]

-Multiple income streams [32:03]

Resources mentioned: The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™(Enrollment opens to Waitlist on Aug 9th! Apply today!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Your Hormone Revival™ (Next round in Sept! Join the waitlist now) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps:

Ep 115 | STRICTLY BIZ: Determining Your Yes From Your No https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/27/episode-115-strictly-biz-determining-your-yes-from-your-no

Ep 163: So You Want to Practice Functional Nutrition https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/7/23/episode-163-so-you-want-to-practice-functional-nutrition

Aug 03, 2021
163: So You Want to Practice Functional Nutrition
0:45:04

In this episode, Erin talks to practitioners who may be considering her Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ program and those who are interested in the world of functional nutrition and functional medicine. She discusses pressing issues she sees in the space, such as template medicine, lab testing, and clinical application, and also unpacks how her program fills a gap she and other colleagues have felt were missing from the functional nutrition training space.

If you’ve been thinking of joining this program or another functional nutrition program, want to know how the FNA will help you clinically and in terms of your marketing/business, or are just interested in the world of functional nutrition and functional medicine, this episode is for you!

In this episode: -Premise of the episode [1:03]

-Sneak preview of next week’s episode [4:21]

-Serving our highest and best [7:04]

-The gaping hole between learning & implementing [8:16]

-Why Erin created this program [13:56]

-Why focusing on your craft is the your best business move [16:10]

-The biggest problem in functional nutrition today [21:33]

-Getting comfortable with not knowing [23:56]

-The value of mentorship [27:33]

-Let’s talk about money [31:50]

-What current students are saying [41:07]

Resources mentioned: The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ (Enrollment open to the waitlist on Aug 9th! Apply today!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Jul 27, 2021
162: Imposter Syndrome: Are You Talking Yourself Out of Your Own Potential?
0:23:23

Have you ever felt imposter syndrome before? Put simply, it’s the feeling that you’re a fraud or that you don’t belong in a space where you are - even though you have legitimate skills and effort that got you there. We may struggle with imposter syndrome for many reasons: we’re trying something new, we’ve become the little fish in a big pond, or we just feel like a phony or a fraud when pursuing something we’re passionate about. We often talk ourselves out of the thing we want to do for fear of not being good enough, and we worry that we don't have what it takes. “Who am I to do this” stampedes its way through our brain at the WORST possible times. (Like at the exact moment we’re about to make a leap forward.)

In this episode, Erin highlights things to pay attention to in your life and questions to ask yourself when you experience this phenomenon. You’ll walk away with actionable steps for when you’re experiencing imposter syndrome, and what you can do to dig yourself out of it. We even created a companion guide you can download and fill out for yourself! Are you talking yourself out of your own potential? Tune into this episode to learn how to get your brain into a new mindset.

Resources mentioned:

Boundaries Workshop with Erin on Saturday, 7/24! (Register by Fri 7/23 to join!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/events

The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ (Enrollment opens Aug 11th! Apply today!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Download the free guide: Work Through Your Imposter Syndrome Workbook https://www.erinholthealth.com/impostersyndrome

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks https://amzn.to/3kmwc1s

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related ep:s

Ep 159: Cancel Culture, Online Illusions & the Fear that Holds You Back https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/6/21/episode-159-cancel-culture-online-illusions-amp-the-fear-that-holds-you-back

Ep 154: Confidence, Authenticity & Triggers with Daniele Della Valle https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/5/11/episode-154-confidence-authenticity-amp-triggers-with-daniele-della-valle

Jul 20, 2021
161: How Fear Affects the Body and Brain
0:49:30

Fear is an emotion that affects everyone on varying levels, and in this episode, Erin unpacks not just the science behind fear, but also how this can play into our happiness and health. If you've ever been labeled a hypochondriac, are someone who is hypervigilant or on guard (with your body or symptoms, as a parent or caretaker, or in relationships), or someone in your life is hypervigilant, this episode will help you better understand what's going on in the brain physiologically.

With nuggets of info for just about everybody, Erin discusses the concept of neuroplasticity, the relationship between fear, anxiety, and pain, flow state, and how fear affects ongoing issues with food, sensitivities, and autoimmunity. Is there a way to enhance our overall experience of life by better understanding our fear? Simply listening in may shift something within you.

In this episode:

-Erin's upcoming Boundaries Broadcast and why it's good for practitioners, empaths, and those who want a sustainable business [2:37]

-How fear is interconnected with hypervigilance and pain [8:20]

-Why you can't be in fear and healing mode at the same time [15:56]

-What anandamide, endorphins, and the immune system have in common with flow state [18:03]

-Self-monitoring and the voice of doubt [21:54]

-Fear, stress, and functional medicine patterns [25:15]

-Catastrophizing and how fear perpetuates itself [30:57]

-How a history of trauma recalibrates the brain's alarm system [33:58]

-Why unresolved trauma can lead to a dysregulated limbic system [35:32]

-The prefrontal cortex vs the amygdala [40:03]

-How fight or flight affects certain conditions like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivities, anxiety, IBS, & pain syndromes [42:44]

-Understanding and interrupting the fear loop in order to heal [45:05]

Resources mentioned:

The Funk'tional Nutrition Academy™ (Next enrollment opens Aug 11th!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Sign up for Boundaries for Practitioners live class (Sat 7/24!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/events/p/boundaries-for-practitioners

Your Hormone Revival™ (Next round starts in Sept!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Ace Score free test https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler https://amzn.to/3kffe51

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD https://amzn.to/3wDPq51

Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa https://amzn.to/3ASmBFk

Related eps:

Ep 53: When Your Doctor Doesn't Believe Your Pain https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/3/20/episode-53-when-your-doctor-doesnt-believe-your-pain

Ep 145: EMDR, Mental Health & Starting at the Roots https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/2/episode-145-emdr-mental-health-amp-starting-at-the-roots

Ep 137: Is Perfectionism Driving Your Hormone Imbalance? Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/29/episode-137-is-perfectionism-driving-your-hormone-imbalance-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing

Jul 13, 2021
160: Mold, Lyme and Chronic Illness with Toréa Rodriguez, FDN-P
0:57:47

Today Erin welcomes back to the show Toréa Rodriguez, FDN-P to discuss not just mold, lyme, and chronic illness, but also how to navigate symptoms, testing, and communicating your illness to friends and family (especially if they don't understand). Chronic illness often carries a lot of stigma and can be called a "silent illness" because even though you may be dealing with health challenges on the inside, to the outside world, you may not look sick and "seem fine."

As someone who's struggled with chronic illness, Erin is all too familiar with this, which is why she continues to show up and speak out about these conditions. If you've ever been told it's all in your head, or struggled finding a diagnosis to symptoms you experience, this episode is for you. Erin and Toréa unpack all these things and explain how finding answers - and relief - to your symptoms can be totally navigable.

After completing her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Toréa has embodied transformation and self-discovery. She's worked at some of the leading dot-com Silicon Valley companies, has held executive positions and she used to be a professional pilot flying jets for private families & charter companies out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her diagnosis of two debilitating autoimmune diseases brought her back to biochemistry, not only achieving full remission, but also certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner. During that time discovered her love of coaching.

Today, she coaches her clients through their own unique transformational experience that helps restore health, vitality and balance the immune system so that they can focus on their dreams without sacrificing their health.

In this episode:

-If you've ever been called a hypochondriac... [3:34]

-Toréa’s background and why it's relevant to today's topic [8:46]

-The many factors that go into the root cause of chronic illness [12:48]

-The process of discovering mold as a root cause factor [14:52]

-Mold-xiety and the balancing act of being aware + trusting yourself [20:34]

-The Hamster Wheel Effect [24:05]

-Lyme disease and medical gaslighting [28:25]

-The "pathogen soup" we live in and our immune system [31:45]

-How Lyme symptoms can show up so differently [33:52]

-Navigating Lyme testing [40:30]

-Communicating your autoimmune disease to others who don't understand [44:10]

-Understanding what nourishes you vs what depletes you [51:36]

Resources mentioned:

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Chronic, by Dr. Steven Phillips https://stevenphillipsmd.com/the-book/

More about Toréa: https://www.torearodriguez.com/

The Funk'tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Find Toréa on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ToreaRodriguezFDN

Related:

How to Test for Autoimmune Triggers & Root Cause (blog) https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2019/7/17/how-to-test-for-autoimmune-triggers-amp-root-cause

Jun 29, 2021
159: Cancel Culture, Online Illusions & the Fear that Holds You Back
1:00:35

Fear is a natural, primitive emotion that exists to keep us safe from danger. We’ve all experienced fear in our lives. While fear has useful purposes in today’s modern world, it can also hold us back from doing, saying, or even being what we really want. This has become especially true in the online space, where fears of being misinterpreted, judged, or “cancelled” run rampant.

In this episode, Erin discusses the insecurities and fears that have often held her back both in her business and in the online space, as well as trends she’s seeing on social media. Erin shares her insecurities and how she moves through this fear to show up as her most authentic self. Who do you show up for? If you’ve ever suffered from overthinking, shame, or failed to act due to a fear of failure, fear of not being enough, fear of upsetting someone, or fear of being judged, this podcast is definitely for you!

In this episode: -All the deets on the Funk’tional Nutrition Academy [1:25] -The big stuff that holds people back in business & in life [4:59] -A goal of Erin’s for growth and expansion [11:54] -A very specific kind of fear [14:34] -Thoughts on cancel culture [16:58] -Expanding on Tall Poppy Syndrome [24:16] -Echo chambers, triggers, and emotional maturity [28:47] -Conversations in real life vs online [33:12] -If you’ve been wanting to share more about yourself but are terrified [37:21] -Social media is an illusion [39:59] -The effect of online confrontations and reciprocity on the nervous system [42:30] -Assumptions people make online [45:46] -Sitting with fear and loving yourself [49:34] -Who do you show up for? [52:57] -Questions to ask yourself when you’re sitting in fear [55:56]

Resources mentioned:

Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/

Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

Your Hormone Revival™ (next round starts September!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ (Enrollment opens August!!) https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/

What do you want? What's stopping you? Erin's IGTV https://www.instagram.com/tv/CP8o1hhnh25/?utm_medium=copy_link

Africa Brooke IGTV video https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPy-EuGHQO2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

Related eps:

Ep146 | Intuitive Fasting: An Opinion Piece on Our Wellness Culture https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/9/episode-146-intuitive-fasting-an-opinion-piece-on-our-wellness-culture

Ep154: Confidence, Authenticity & Triggers with Daniele Della Valle https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/5/11/episode-154-confidence-authenticity-amp-triggers-with-daniele-della-valle

Ep111: Sh*t We Don't Talk About (Good Girls Gone Bad) https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-111-sht-we-dont-talk-about-good-girls-gone-bad

Jun 22, 2021
158: Thyroid Answers with Dr. Eric Balcavage
1:11:26
Get ready to learn in this beefy interview covering next-level topics on the thyroid. If you’re a practitioner, you may want to break out your notepad for this! Today Erin sits down with Dr. Eric Balcavage to discuss all things thyroid health, considerations for specific markers on thyroid panels, and looking beyond labs to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. If you’ve been struggling with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s, this episode may provide some answers you haven’t gotten elsewhere. This episode is also beneficial for anyone with autoimmunity, not just hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: pay attention to what Dr. Balcavage says about the immune system, what starts the process, and how we can unravel that. Need a Thyroid 101 refresher? Check out some earlier podcasts that go over the basics - and then come back to this one afterwards! Find them linked below! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy will open for enrollment Monday, August 9th! Read more about what the program is all about here: https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship In this episode: -If you’re just starting your thyroid research... [2:12] -Functional medicine and the rise of lab testing [6:18] -Finding root cause in thyroid physiology [7:26] -Chronic cellular stress and thyroiditis [13:19] -Stress, autoimmunity and the immune system’s job [17:01] -Looking beyond thyroid panels for hypothyroidism [22:43] -The most important piece of information a patient can provide [26:06] -When does it make sense to consider medication? [30:09] -The importance of context with elevated Reverse T3 [31:27] -Considering lab ranges with presented (or lack of) symptoms [35:20] -Suppressing TSH [38:30] -Conversion confusion with T4, T3 and Reverse T3 [45:52] -The cellular vs tissue issue with hypothyroidism [54:58] -Pinpointing specific stressors that compromise health [57:28] -The connection between insulin and T3 [59:37] -The Thyroid Debacle [1:03:41] Dr. Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and chronic illness. Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania. Dr. Balcavage is the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast. The podcast focuses on answering the pressing questions those suffering with chronic hypothyroid symptoms can’t get answered elsewhere. You can find his educational Thyroid Thursday videos on Vimeo and Youtube. Dr. Balcavage has made it his mission to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. He is the co-author of the soon to be released book, Thyroid Debacle, The book co-written by Kelly Halderman MD, addresses the problems with current allopathic and functional medicine approaches to hypothyroidism as well as the solutions to restoring thyroid physiology. Resources mentioned: Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/ Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Ask Dr. Balcavage https://www.youtube.com/user/askdrbalcavage Thyroid Answers Podcast https://rejuvagencenter.com/category/thyroid-answers/ Rejuvagen Strategic Functional Medicine www.rejuvagencenter.com Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Find Eric on Insta https://www.instagram.com/drericbalcavage Related eps: Ep 125: Thyroid Health, Gluten & Hashimoto’s https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/11/17/episode-125-thyroid-health-gluten-amp-hashimotos Ep 66: Thyroid Health + Hashimoto’s with Dr. Becky Campbell https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/7/10/episode-66-thyroid-health-hashimotos-with-dr-becky-campbell Ep 49: Why You Need To Test Your Thyroid (and how to do it) https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/2/28/episode-49-why-you-need-to-test-your-thyroid-and-how-to-do-it
Jun 15, 2021
157: Manifest Your Health
0:34:31
What do you want? Better digestion? Less stress? To feel comfortable in your body? Now imagine what it would feel like to have it. (close your eyes and envision it!) You’ve likely heard the phrase “mind over matter” and in this episode, Erin shares her own story in order to highlight this and the collective power of talking about your lived experience with others. Erin discusses principles and practices that have been helpful for her from a physical, emotional, mental, and soul standpoint, and how taking ownership of how you feel, your limiting beliefs, and how you show up in the world can leave a big impact on your overall well being. In this episode: -The story behind the episode [5:14] -The collective belief that many of us hold onto [7:05] -Tall Poppy Syndrome [8:27] -Medical gaslighting [10:16] -What Erin wants to feature more on this podcast [11:45] -Healing with your feet on the ground, head in the sky [14:46] -Manifestation & the Law of Attraction [18:11] -Changing your environment through manifestation [21:10] -Manifesting as it relates to your health [24:50] Resources mentioned: Coyote River Hemp Co CBD products (save 10% & free shipping on your order with code FUNK10) https://coyoteriverhempco.com/ Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Your Hormone Revival™ (next round starts in Sept!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones
Jun 08, 2021
156: Integrative Dermatology: Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea & Beyond with Dr. Julie Greenberg
1:01:30
Ready for a high-level conversation about the connection between our gut microbiome and our skin? Today Erin sits down with Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND to get DEEP into this topic, exploring the effect of western diets, key roles of specific gut bacteria, common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea, the relationship of candida and other fungal problems, and yes - Botox and fillers, too. If you’re a practitioner or clinician, or even someone who geeks out on nutrition information, you’ll want to bust out a pen and paper for some notes on this one! Dr. Greenberg delivers an outstanding, comprehensive take on this delicate connection that you’ll absolutely want to tune in for. Dr. Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Registered Herbalist RH(AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is passionate about natural skin care and believes that many of today’s chronic skin diseases can be healed by using evidence-based alternative treatments. She uses her naturopathic training to address the root cause of dermatological disease by addressing inflammation due to gut microbiome dysfunction as well as a disrupted skin barrier. She also works with a group of integrative MD Board Certified Dermatologists through LearnSkin.com, a website for continuing dermatology medical education, where she’s the Program Chair of the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology Series, a 20 course AMA CE program. *Note: this is not a starting point for you if you’re just starting out on this gut-skin connection exploration! We highly recommend listening to two previously recorded episodes about the Gut-Skin Connection - find the links in the show notes below!* In this episode: -Intro to Dr. Julie Greenberg [1:31] -Where to start if you’re unfamiliar with the gut/skin connection [3:20] -Why is there an explosion of skin issues? [7:57] -The progression of adult-onset acne [9:52] -Comparing the skin of western populations to indigenous cultures [11:07] -The average fiber consumption on the Standard American Diet [14:37] -Healing your skin with a carnivorous, or keto, diet? [15:54] -Insufficiency Dysbiosis and why we need to feed our gut bacteria [17:50] -What elevated akkermansia patterns can mean [21:31] -Organic Acids Test for finding candida, fungal problems, mycotoxins, & mold [23:31] -Specific patterns with skin conditions like acne & eczema [32:43] -Why candida tends to pop up with skin disease [35:54] -Rosacea: the precursor to more severe gut problems [37:34] -Vitamin D and Rosacea [39:37] -The immune component of psoriasis [43:43] -Supporting Treg cells for autoimmune and psoriasis clients [47:52] -Does an outside-in approach also work for skin? [50:14] -Natural remedies for slowing down skin aging [52:38] -Botox vs fillers [54:10] -Where to find Dr. Greenberg and learn more [58:15] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Healthy Skin https://www.erinholthealth.com/skin 1:1 Functional Medicine Nutrition https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership More about Dr. Greenberg https://www.integrativedermatologycenter.com/ Dermatology Education (register to get link for a free, live webinar in June!)https://www.learnskin.com/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related: Ep 121: The Gut/Skin Connection https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/10/20/episode-121-the-gut-skin-connection-part-1 Ep 122: The Gut-Skin Connection: Leaky Gut, Rosacea, Acne, Eczema, Keratosis Pilaris, Psoriasis https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/10/27/episode-122-the-gut-skin-connection-part-2 Ep 78: How to Eat for True Gut Health https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/12/4/episode-78-how-to-eat-for-true-gut-health Ep 147: Inflammation & What You’re NOT Eating https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/15
May 25, 2021
155: Unpacking Core Beliefs
0:55:35
There’s a universal theme among many of us that says we aren’t good enough unless we’re doing more, being more, creating more. Our society is set up to reward this behavior, too: from pay raises and promotions to likes and comments that say, “You’re crushing it!!” it’s hard to think you’re still worthy or enough if you slow down or take a step back. Today Erin speaks from the heart and draws from examples in her own life and business to discuss the concept of unpacking core beliefs about ourselves, how they tend to show up in our lives, and how shifting these core beliefs can radically change your life in ways you wouldn’t see otherwise. It touches on a lot of things many of us are experiencing right now (burnout, stress) and things we may be wanting to tap into or bring more into our lives (intuition, boundaries). If you’ve been waiting for a little more woo on the pod, this episode is definitely for you! In this episode: -Premise of the topic today & how this episode (inadvertently) ties into last week’s [1:24] -A new phase in Erin’s business and life [3:16] -Remembering the tenets of health [8:53] -A recap of Erin’s last year and coming to examine her core beliefs [11:10] -Responsibility and how your beliefs shape your life [20:22] -Burnout and physical ailments [23:53] -The core wound belief that you’re not doing enough [27:23] -Why it’s not other people’s responsibility to anticipate your needs or boundaries [29:08] -The danger of feeling needed in order to feel important, productive and worthy [33:05] -Why you can’t tap into or hear your intuition speaking [34:54] -How to acknowledge what doesn’t work any longer [38:49] -What to do when you’re feeling stuck [42:44] -Erin’s intuitive knowing with her Gut Program [43:27] -Why it’s OK to trust yourself [49:25] -What is NOT self-care [51:34] -Finding ways to connect with your intuition [52:41] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Nedra Glover Tawwab, therapist & author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace https://www.nedratawwab.com/ Your Hormone Revival™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: 118: Intuition, Energy Medicine & Personal Power https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/9/24/episode-118nbspintuition-energy-medicine-amp-personal-power 123: Creating Your Morning Ritual https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/11/3/episode-123-creating-your-morning-ritual
May 18, 2021
154: Confidence, Authenticity & Triggers with Daniele Della Valle
1:01:23
This week Erin takes a step outside the nutrition realm to discuss authenticity, boundaries, and confidence. Someone who personifies these attributes is Daniele Della Valle, and Erin invited her on the show to talk more about what it really means to get to that place of confidence and self assuredness. If you’ve ever wondered about your triggers, struggle with boundaries or being radically honest with yourself, or are just curious how to live a more authentic life, you’ll want to tune into this episode! Daniele Della Valle is a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Your Wellness Academy, the Intuitive Body Coach™ certification, Author of Happy Weight, Public Speaker, Nutrition Education Program Writer, Instructor and Mentor. Having worked in the food, wellness, clinic and private practice over the past 20 years, Daniele has had an invaluable experience that greatly contributes to her now profession as an FNTP, CEO of YOWA and former instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association. In this episode: -Intro to Daniele [1:15] -What Daniele is doing and how she got here [6:06] -Getting to the place of confidence and self assuredness [9:26] -Boundaries, family, fear, and self-preservation [15:11] -Honing your intuition [20:13] -Radical honesty and accepting that challenge is part of the process [24:16] -What our triggers reflect in ourselves [28:58] -Why personal responsibility is hard [33:34] -The sterilization of the health & wellness world [40:30] -What is a death doula? [43:24] -What does showing up authentically really mean? [46:22] -Intuitive Body Coaching [51:58] -Ethnobotany [54:03] -Shaming people for their decisions [54:41] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 the Intuitive Body Coach™ certification https://www.yourwellnessacademy.io/intuitivebodycoach (Registration opens in November, next round starts in Jan 2022) Follow Daniele on Insta https://www.instagram.com/intuitivebodycoach/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: Episode 111: Sh*t We Don't Talk About (Good Girls Gone Bad) https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-111-sht-we-dont-talk-about-good-girls-gone-bad Episode 146 | Intuitive Fasting: An Opinion Piece on Our Wellness Culture https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/9/episode-146-intuitive-fasting-an-opinion-piece-on-our-wellness-culture
May 11, 2021
153: Demystifying Home Cooking with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN
0:54:23
One of the tenets of the Erin Holt Health practice is you can’t skip the basics. Eating a variety of whole foods is a huge piece of this, and home cooking is one of the best ways to achieve a whole foods diet. However, a lot of folks feel overwhelmed when it comes to the kitchen, and many don’t know where to start. Today Erin sits down with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN, to unpack the barriers to entry when it comes to navigating the kitchen. They give practical advice for one pot dishes, pantry staples, maximizing time, overcoming uncertainty, and enlisting help. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll want to tune in to get some great ideas! Rachel Mistry is a registered dietitian specializing in functional medicine. As a soon-to-be grad of Erin’s Funk’tional Nutrition Academy Practitioner Certification, Rachel is well-aligned with the Erin Holt Health philosophy. With her years of clinical experience working in a prominent functional medicine clinic, we are honored and excited to have her on the team. To Rachel, being healthy is more than just what you eat or how much you exercise. It’s about taking care of yourself, nourishing your body, and having fun while doing it! Rachel’s goal is to show people that building a balanced lifestyle while addressing underlying issues is the first step in disease prevention and management. In this episode: -Introduction to the newest EHH teammate: Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN [1:06] -Premise of this episode: back to basics [3:51] -How Rachel got her start [5:21] -Tackling the “I don’t have time” issue [8:06] -Pro tips for keeping protein handy in the kitchen [14:53] -Overwhelming thoughts that sometimes keep us from cooking [17:29] -Barrier to entry: cooking time [18:55] -Sheet-pan, one-pot meals and Instant Pot meals [20:14] -Removing fear surrounding the kitchen [28:58] -Reducing overwhelm with the ingredient list [30:40] -What to do with leftovers or leftover ingredients? [32:28] -Go-to condiments and sauces [34:10] -Struggling with time in the kitchen? [37:09] -How to deal with all those dishes [39:59] -Asking for help [42:22] -Let’s talk about breakfast [45:34] -Ideas to reignite inspiration [48:23] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Carb Compatibility Project™ (LAST DAY to sign up!! Cart closes EOD May 3rd) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Erin’s Recipe Index https://www.erinholthealth.com/recipes The Defined Dish https://thedefineddish.com/ Apply to work 1:1 with Erin or Rachel! https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Follow Rachel on Insta https://www.instagram.com/radiatewithrachel/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
May 03, 2021
152: Eating for Candida & Autoimmunity, Sugar Substitutes: A Mixed Bag Q+A
0:38:35
This episode is a mixed bag of blood sugar-related topics, ranging from weight loss to sugar substitutes to Candida to diabetes to immunity to hormones. Erin covers it all! Listen in as she answers questions from the community and breaks down why you have more control than you think when it comes to your health. In this episode: -The question you’re nervous to ask regarding weight loss [2:12] -Kicking off part two of the blood sugar talk [11:27] -What’s the deal with sugar substitutes: are they good or bad? [11:59] -Stevia, Monkfruit, Honey, Maple Syrup [14:19] -Sugar, bloating and SIBO: is there a link? [16:59] -The issue with Candida [18:41] -Diabetes and the differences between Type 1, Type 2 & Type 1.5 [20:43] -Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of adulthood (LADA), aka Type 1.5 diabetes [25:00] -What does balancing the immune system mean? [25:58] -The gut/immune connection & how this relates to blood sugar [27:57] -Type 3 diabetes, alzheimers and the brain [31:02] -How balancing blood sugar lends to hormone balance [32:14] -Healthy aging [32:53] -Insulin resistance with normal thyroid markers? [33:27] -Signs your blood sugar is out of whack [33:48] -The problem Erin kept seeing in 90% of her clients [35:44] Resources: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Carb Compatibility Project™ (SIGN UP NOW! Starts May 3!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: Ep 128: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/2/episode-128-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss Ep 151: How to Determine the Right Amount of Sugar for You https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/4/16/episode-151
Apr 27, 2021
151: How to Determine the Right Amount of Sugar for You
0:27:54
Blood sugar regulation is one of the most, if not THE most, important thing to consider when setting out to improve your health. Whether your end-goal is improved adrenal health, thyroid health, hormone balance, weight loss, brain health or increased energy...if you have dysregulated blood sugar, you can’t achieve any of those goals. This is often the first thing Erin addresses with clients in her 1:1 practice, and is THE reason she created her 4-week plan to determine your body's unique carbohydrate needs and end the carb confusion - The Carb Compatibility Project™. This episode is part one of a two-parter from Instagram Live all about blood sugar and how you can begin to tap into your own authority to determine your unique carbohydrate and sugar needs. In this episode: -Details about the CCP: what it is, who it’s for, what it does [2:19] -The one thing that can hamstring all other health goals [2:47] -Changing how you show up in the world [6:27] -Why Erin hates the “how many grams of sugar should I have” question [9:34] -Seeking permission & the importance of knowing your authority [11:30] -Why context (and ingredients) matter [13:35] -Why it’s hard to know who to trust [15:59] -What’s the difference between sugar found in foods & added sugar? [17:48] -Reframing perspective on diets for children, food and comfort [19:28] -Is sugar addictive? [22:18] -Breaking the cycle of blood sugar dysregulation [25:05] Resources: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Carb Compatibility Project™ (Sign up now! Starts May 3rd!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: Ep 150: Breaking Free From Perfectionism & Emotional Eating https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/4/12/episode-150-breaking-free-from-perfectionism-amp-emotional-eating Ep 55: How to Tell if Your Blood Sugar is a Problem https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/4/3/episode-55 Ep 26: Your Sugar Questions Answered! https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/5/22/episode-26-your-sugar-questions-answered
Apr 20, 2021
150: Breaking Free From Perfectionism & Emotional Eating
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This episode is short, sweet and really gets to the root of what many of us struggle with when it comes to our relationship with food. Erin discusses the connection between over- or under- eating and our desire for a semblance of control, plus how we can shift our mindset around emotional eating and incorporate different intuitive practices into the way we eat and approach food. These are important concepts to think about and apply to your own life - certainly food for thought! This episode is an excerpt from a Q+A session in Erin’s Carb Compatibility Project™ program, an intuitive 4 week plan to determine your body's unique carbohydrate needs. Registration is open NOW - sign up with the link below! In this episode: -How this episode came about [1:26] -What is The Carb Compatibility Project™ & who is it for? [2:21] -Perfectionism, stress and how this relates to new diets [6:22] -What’s at the core of emotional eating and restriction [9:00] -The healing power of self-compassion [14:00] -Breaking the dichotomous thinking around food [17:28] -How to find your truth when it comes to food and diets [20:25] -Using your intuition to guide your decisions with food [22:00] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Carb Compatibility Project™ (Registration NOW open! Starts in May!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: Ep 69: Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food: The Power of Intuitive Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/7/31/episode-69-morals-stigma-shame-amp-food-the-power-of-intuitive-eating-with-dr-jillian-murphy Ep 110: Emotional Eating with Psychologist Kim Daniels https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-110-emotional-eating-with-psychologist-kim-daniels
Apr 13, 2021
149: Energetics of the Four-Phase Cycle
0:34:42
This week’s episode takes a dive into the four-phase cycle, a concept introduced in a recent interview with Le’Nise Brothers (linked below). It’s been said that the menstrual cycle mimics the phases of the moon and even our four seasons on Earth. While many discussions tend to focus only on the negative aspects of a menstrual cycle, Erin points out that each phase can be an opportunity to highlight things in our lives that need to change. Whether you’re a menstruating person or not, you can tap into this energy. This episode of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast breaks down the processes that occur within each of these phases, what it means energetically, and how you can harness the wisdom contained in each phase so that what once felt like a burden can be wielded as a superpower. In this episode: -The inspiration behind this week’s episode [1:58] -Triggers, attunement, and how this ties into our cycle [3:17] -Update for the Carb Compatibility Project™ [8:20] -How understanding the energetics of the four-phase cycle helps us in life [14:14] -What if you have unpredictable or no-show cycles? [16:42] -Looking to the moon to help regain and track your cycle [17:36] -Phase one: what this means in terms of energy and intuition [19:38] -Powerful practices for restoration and release [23:48] -Action, growth, and energy during the follicular phase [24:37] -Ovulation: the big one-day show [27:22] -The luteal phase: the time of discernment [30:02] -Why the luteal phase gets a bad rep and how we can harness it to our benefit [31:51] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival™ (next round starts in Sept!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related: Ep 148: Periods, PMS & Hormone Strategies with Le'Nise Brothers https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/23/episode-148-periods-pms-amp-hormone-strategies
Apr 06, 2021
148: Periods, PMS & Hormone Strategies with Le'Nise Brothers
0:56:42
Menstruation is an inherently inflammatory process, and if you’ve got underlying inflammation going on in your body, this can cause menstruation to feel a lot worse for some folks. On today’s episode of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast, Erin sits down with Le’Nise Brothers to answer your questions about intense periods, including hormonal shifts throughout your cycle, PMS vs PMDD, pain symptoms to pay attention to, and strategies to help feel better throughout your cycle. If you have PCOS or endometriosis, suffer from painful periods, or are wondering how you can better support your body throughout your cycle, this will be a helpful episode to tune into! Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, mBANT, mCHNC, specialising in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle, yoga teacher and host of the Period Story podcast. She works with women who want to get control of sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne, bloating and headaches, as well as increase their energy levels. Le’Nise has helped many women with hormonal issues ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing & irregular periods, post-natal depletion, perimenopause and menopause. She set up her practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal. In this episode: -One of the overarching themes of this episode [2:37] -Why Le’Nise started her podcast, Period Stories [6:32] -The opportunity in our menstrual cycles [11:12] -Energy & mood during ovulation & what that means [15:44] -PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) [19:51] -What’s the difference between PMS and PMDD? [21:38] -The effect of progesterone with PMDD [24:28] -Strategies that help PMDD [25:05] -What is “normal” with PMS and periods? [26:22] -Painful cramps during menstruation what to do to help [34:38] -Period pain symptoms that might indicate something deeper at play [37:13] -The importance of advocating for yourself [38:44] -Estrogen dominance & its impact on periods [42:22] -What is seed cycling & does it really help with hormones? [49:24] -Overthinking with food and our cycles [53:13] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 More about Le’Nise https://eatlovemove.com/ Find Le’Nise on Insta https://instagram.com/eatlovemove Find Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Period Story Podcast https://eatlovemove.com/period-story-podcast/ Related eps: Ep 48: Exploring Female Hormones & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/2/14/48-exploring-female-hormones-amp-birth-control-with-dr-jolene-brighten Ep 61: Using Your Cycle to Plan Your Life: Menstruation, Ovulation & Tracking Hormones https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/22/episode-61-using-your-cycle-to-plan-your-life-menstruation-ovulation-amp-tracking-hormones Ep 147: Inflammation & What You’re NOT Eating https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/15/episode-147-inflammation-amp-what-youre-not-eating
Mar 23, 2021
147: Inflammation & What You’re NOT Eating
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You’ve likely heard all about foods that can cause inflammation in the body, but ever wonder if your inflammation is being caused by something you’re NOT eating? Sometimes we are so focused on the minutiae of what foods to avoid that we miss the big picture of what’s really going on - and what’s needed - within our bodies. This episode is actually a conversation Erin had with Toréa Rodriguez, FDN-P on Facebook Live, and in it they talk shop about things they’ve seen in their practice and experienced personally. They dive into challenges with elimination diets, navigating social situations while on a diet for your health, how the absence of certain foods can invite an inflammatory response in your gut microbiome, plus strategies to try if you know you’ve got inflammation. You’ll definitely want to listen in if you’re a practitioner, someone interested in nutrition or going through your own health struggles. More about Toréa: After completing her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Toréa has embodied transformation and self-discovery. She’s worked at some of the leading dot-com Silicon Valley companies, has held executive positions and she used to be a professional pilot flying jets for private families & charter companies out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her diagnosis of two debilitating autoimmune diseases brought her back to biochemistry, not only achieving full remission, but also certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner. During that time she discovered her love of coaching. Today, she coaches her professional women clients through their own unique transformational experience that helps restore health, energy and clarity so they can focus on their priorities without sacrificing their health. In this episode: -The premise of this episode [1:05] -Toréa kicks things off [2:41] -Where to start with food sensitivities and inflammation [4:12] -Hyper-vigilance, stress and food reactions [7:52] -Emotional & logistical challenges with elimination diets [9:03] -Inflammation: looking beyond food [11:13] -Navigating a restrictive diet with friends and family [13:43] -Resiliency and separating your diet from perfection [17:02] -The under discussed factor regarding inflammation [20:15] -The problem with “template medicine” and “niching down” [24:47] -Patterns seen in functional labs with limited diets [29:18] -Taking a big picture approach, and why clinical experience matters [31:04] -The cookie cutter approach and medical gaslighting [34:41] -What to do if you have an inflamed microbiome [36:19] -Using probiotics and polyphenols to reduce microbiome inflammation [39:27] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 FB Live: What You’re NOT Eating Can Cause Inflammation https://www.facebook.com/ToreaRodriguezFDN/videos/758414334806295/ Learn more about Toréa Rodriguez https://www.torearodriguez.com/ Follow Torea on Insta https://www.instagram.com/torearodriguez/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related: Ep 144: Considerations For A Low FODMAP Diet https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/2/23/episode-144-considerations-for-a-low-fodmap-diet Ep 129: How to Eat for True Gut Health https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/7/episode-129-how-to-eat-for-true-gut-health
Mar 16, 2021
146: Intuitive Fasting | An Opinion Piece on Our Wellness Culture
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There’s a growing trend in Wellness Culture where opinions and recommendations are increasingly standardized, leaving little room for nuance or exception. Today Erin gives us a peek into how her mind operates in this opinion episode on our wellness and diet culture, and it’s centered on a recently released intuitive eating nutrition book that has a large portion of the wellness world falling into two camps: FOR or ANTI. Unfortunately this leaves a lot of folks who are simply searching for some help to think they have to “choose a side” when it comes to their health. Who’s to blame for this polarization and distortion? Where has our compassion gone? In this episode, you won’t hear Erin take a hard stand for or against this topic, or even defend her own position. Instead she asks questions about our collective reactivity - in the nutrition space and beyond - and attempts to understand what that means about us. How can we utilize that reactivity to affect the change we’re looking for? This one is certainly food for thought... In this episode: -The purpose behind this episode [2:06] -If you’re new here… [4:58] -Erin’s opinion on intuitive fasting [6:52] -Why one book is causing such a rift [11:15] -Will Cole’s approach to fasting for women [16:43] -Thin, white wellness in the greater wellness sphere [18:22] -How standardization of wellness is harmful [20:22] -Is Gwyneth Paltrow harmful to diet culture? [24:22] -Who do we blame for bad/overly simplified diet or health advice? [27:17] -Our cultural obsession with watching women fall from grace [29:38] -The lost art of critical thinking, intuition and processing different opinions on a topic [31:43] -The increasing polarization of diet and food culture [37:30] -Making space for all truths in the field of nutrition [40:02] -The importance of self-auditing [42:18] -Where the problem lies with intuition and food [43:48] -Embracing shame-free inquiry [46:41] -Hyperreactivity & the lack of middle ground in the nutrition world [47:31] -The right to choose your own path when it comes to your healing [52:41] -The importance of paying attention and asking WHY when you’re triggered [54:11] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Blog: On Finding Peace Amid Troll Culture https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/trolls Episode 43: Intersectional Feminism & the Co-opting of Movements: Interview with Chrissy King https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/1/20/episode-43-intersectional-feminism-amp-the-co-opting-of-movements-interview-with-chrissy-king The Unplug Collective Explores How Diet Culture Is Rooted In Anti-Blackness https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2020/09/13/the-unplug-collective-explores-how-diet-culture-is-rooted-in-anti-blackness Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JX6TMT6/ Dr. Tee Williams: Foundations of Social Justice https://imdrtee.com/foundationslive/ The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything https://www.amazon.com/Women-Food-God-Unexpected-Everything/dp/1416543082 The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love https://www.amazon.com/Body-Not-Apology-Radical-Self-Love/dp/1626569762 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related eps: Episode 135: Intermittent Fasting: Who It’s For, Who It’s Not For Episode 118: Intuition, Energy Medicine & Personal Power
Mar 09, 2021
145: EMDR, Mental Health & Starting at the Roots
0:51:58
Interview with Carli Genet At some point in our adult lives, most of us have experienced a situation where we felt our emotional response was stronger than we anticipated. Ever wonder why that happened? In today’s episode, Erin sits down with Carli Genet, MSW, LICSW to unpack the concept of mental health healing by starting at the roots. If you’ve been here a minute, then you already know that the key to optimal health extends far beyond just diet and exercise. Erin and Carli discuss EMDR therapy, how and where memories are stored, big and small traumatic experiences, attachment styles and why tracing back to the roots for healing is often considered the emotional equivalent to functional nutrition work. If you’ve ever had an experience that triggers a stronger reaction than you thought it should, or notice certain situations seem to cause a stress response that you can’t easily shake off, then this is definitely an episode to tune into. Carli is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of NH and graduate of the UNH Masters in Social Work program. She chose to pursue a degree in social work because in addition to wanting to help people on individual levels, she has always been motivated to understand and effect change within larger powers at play. In fact, she often considers therapy to be a form of emotional activism. Carli offers individual, couples and intensive EMDR therapy for adults. She incorporates both physical and mental treatment modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Interventions, Motivational Interviewing, meditation, mindfulness and yoga. In this episode: -An experiment for when you’re feeling high strung [1:04] -Why Erin sought out EMDR therapy [4:54] -Carli’s approach to mental health healing, & what it means to start at the root [8:10] -Awareness: tracing back symptoms of stressors to find the root [12:40] -What exactly is EMDR & how it works [14:59] -How EMDR deepens your understanding of stressors and associated memories [18:15] -How memories are stored [22:05] -What it means to have support through trauma [25:35] -Attachment styles: the emotional equivalent to an immune system [28:51] -Parsing through burnout from self work and healing [34:33] -How therapy helps to maintain a connection to the Self [41:07] -A practice for finding a sense of your own Self [43:45] -The importance of doing due diligence in finding an appropriate therapist match for your needs [47:46] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Study: Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10941275/ Learn more about Carli’s work https://www.soulsnestcounseling.com/ Find Carli on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.integrative.emdr.therapist/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Related: -Episode 140: Somatic Healing & Breathwork -Episode 123: Creating Your Morning Ritual
Mar 02, 2021
144: Considerations For A Low FODMAP Diet
0:47:24
A low FODMAP diet has become the sweetheart of diets in treating SIBO within the functional medicine and even conventional medicine world. However, as with any protocol implementation, one must be sure to ask, “what’s the end game here?” In this episode, Erin answers listener questions and takes a deep dive into the low FODMAP diet, what it is, how it helps to reduce symptoms of SIBO & IBS and why she very rarely implements it with her clients. Erin clears the confusion and helps lay out how to determine if it’s right for you, as well as potential drawbacks to the diet. This episode is great for anyone who is suffering from SIBO symptoms, IBS, or are otherwise curious about transitioning onto or off of a low FODMAP diet. Share with anyone who may find this beneficial! In this episode: -Quick DIY for coconut milk yogurt [3:05] -Erin’s funky relationship with the low FODMAP diet [5:33] -Why Erin very rarely implements a low FODMAP diet with her clients [9:19] -What’s the purpose of a low FODMAP diet? [11:42] -Why Erin won’t go full tilt on a SIBO-specific episode [12:36] -The SIBO misnomer [16:17] -SIBO symptoms [18:00] -The most misunderstood thing about a low FODMAP diet [19:07] -How do these diets work to reduce symptoms [21:53] -Two schools of thought on when to use a low FODMAP diet [23:27] -The nitty gritty on the low FODMAP diet [25:05] -Oligosaccharides, disaccharides, and monosaccharides [27:26] -Why the dose makes the poison [32:12] -Do you have to follow the low FODMAP diet 100%? [34:00] -Is doing a short term trial of this diet beneficial? [35:26] -Using low FODMAP diet as an elimination diet: two steps [36:25] -The important thing to remember when reintroducing foods [38:36] -Transitioning on and off a low FODMAP diet [40:27] -Downsides of being on this diet long term [43:28] -Using FODMAPs as a tool for triggering times [45:05] Resources mentioned: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Monash University App - trusted source for low FODMAPs https://www.monashfodmap.com/ibs-central/i-have-ibs/get-the-app/ This website breaks down FODMAP into categories - a really helpful resource! https://www.fodmapeveryday.com/what-are-oligosaccharides/ Book: Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach (walks you through FODMAP elimination diet) https://amzn.to/3aRg55t Nutritional, microbiological and psychosocial implications of the low FODMAP diet https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jgh.13688 Diets that differ in their FODMAP content alter the colonic luminal microenvironment https://gut.bmj.com/content/64/1/93 Controversies and Recent Developments of the Low-FODMAP Diet https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28420945 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Feb 23, 2021
143: Nutrigenomics with Dr. Yael Joffe
0:50:51
Our genes influence not just the color of our eyes or our height, but also how we respond to things in our world: how we respond to the food we eat, the exercise we do, how we process trauma and stress. Understanding your genetics can equate to better self-knowledge because understanding your own blueprint gives you insight about who you are - and how you exist in the world. On this episode of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast, Erin sits down for a fascinating conversation with Yael Joffe, PhD, RD, FACN and dives deep into the facets of nutrigenomics, genetic testing, epigenetics and how we can apply this data not only to understand ourselves better, but also to better our health. Whether you’re looking for insight into an autoimmune condition, weight loss or to gain a more complete understanding of your own gene expression, nutrigenomics is an increasingly viable option for those looking to optimize their health. In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Dr. Yael Joffe is globally acknowledged as a leading expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, ‘It’s Not Just Your Genes’ and ‘Genes To Plate’, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. Yael is at the forefront of nutrigenomic education and has helped develop and supervise nutrigenomics courses around the world, including her own Manuka courses, which have trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners globally. She is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University and MUIH. She is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of 3X4 Genetics. In this episode: -An introduction to genetics [6:14] -WTF is the MTHFR gene variant [10:35] -“MTHFR Syndrome,” and what it means for the field of genetics [12:45] -The argument against making diet/lifestyle recommendations based off one gene [16:17] -Epigenetics: how environmental & lifestyle factors influence our gene expression [18:23] -Using nutrition as an epigenetic mechanism to improve health [22:50] -Nutrigenetics vs Nutrigenomics: Insight vs Action [25:14] -Translational nutrigenomics and why there’s no one diet that suits everyone [26:00] -Applying genetic testing data to personalized nutrition recommendations [27:38] -The 3 ways genes influence how we respond to hunger, satiety and exercise differently [35:04] -How genetic testing helps us to reduce shame and be seen for who we are [38:00] -Other insights genetic testing can tell us about our core processes [40:46] -The best way to go about genetic testing [44:05] -Debunking the misconception surrounding your inherited genes [46:34] Resources mentioned: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ 3X4 Genetics, Nutrigenetic testing https://www.3x4genetics.com/ Learn more about Dr. Yael Joffe http://dryaeljoffe.com/ Brain Health Workshop - The Genomics of Brain Health by Yael Joffe PhD RD FACN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nnXxbE1J_o Follow 3X4 Genetics on Insta https://www.instagram.com/3x4genetics/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Feb 16, 2021
142: Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease
0:49:48
Inspired by many listener questions, this episode gets into the nitty gritty between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. WTF is the difference? Is there one? Listen in as Erin unpacks these questions, plus the best ways to test for it and how to determine if you should go gluten-free. You won’t be wondering if you “just” have a gluten sensitivity after this episode! And hey, if you know someone with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or they’re unsure if they have it, don’t hesitate to share this free resource if you think it could help them out! In this episode: -Inspo behind the topic of today’s episode [3:39] -Navigating gluten sensitivity at restaurants [7:07] -The spectrum of gluten intolerance [12:11] -The vastly overlooked factor for triggering a celiac response [14:03] -What to do if you get a gluten/celiac flare up [15:47] -Epigenetics, and what does this mean if you have the celiac gene? [18:23] -What actually happens in the gut with celiac disease [22:36] -Are there differences in symptoms with gluten sensitivity & celiac? [24:52] -The most common area of celiac destruction [27:33] -Tests to use to determine gluten sensitivity [29:30] -What the Wheat Zoomer test can tell you beyond just gluten sensitivity [34:18] -Zonulin: one of the mechanisms for inducing leaky gut [36:41] -Can you ever reintroduce gluten again? [40:36] -Should you eat gluten-free foods if you are NOT gluten intolerant? [43:56] -Choosing to go gluten-free: is it for restriction or for expansion? [45:11] Resources mentioned: Wheat Zoomer & more functional lab testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Blog: What to Do If You Get Glutened https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/6/what-to-do-if-you-get-glutened Organifi supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ Listen: Ep 121: The Gut-Skin Connection https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/10/20/episode-121-the-gut-skin-connection-part-1 BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Feb 09, 2021
141: The Lowdown on the NutriSense Continuous Glucose Monitor
0:44:56
Erin has been experimenting with NutriSense’s Continuous Glucose Monitor, and in this episode, she sat down with NutriSense Cofounder and Director of Nutrition, Kara Collier, RDN to get into the nitty gritty about what exactly is a CGM, the tech behind it and why someone would use it. While starting with the basics is always Step #1 (dialing in your whole foods diet, stress, sleep hygiene & movement), sometimes getting into the higher level nutrition concepts like a CGM is a good next step. Listen in to hear the breakdown on who this CGM is good for, who it’s NOT good for, and how it can be a beneficial step to help some who are looking to take their established health behaviors to the next level. Kara Collier is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, she helped start the company NutriSense where she is now the Director of Nutrition. Kara is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for the purposes of health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets. In this episode: -Outlining who a CGM sensor is not good for [2:11] -What is a continuous glucose monitor, and why use one? [7:09] -CGM vs a finger prick method [10:25] -Normal vs optimal glucose levels [14:27] -Postprandial response: three things NutriSense monitors with the CGM [16:25] -The value of monitoring blood glucose overnight [19:10] -The two types of hypoglycemia & underlying causes [21:15] -Other factors that impact glucose values beyond diet [22:26] -How stress affects glucose values [24:28] -A powerful activity that helps blood glucose levels [30:11] -Interpreting glucose trends vs glucose spikes [32:21] -How food sensitivities affect glucose levels [36:20] -Is a ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting a good idea? [37:50] Resources mentioned: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ NutriSense Continuous Glucose Monitor https://www.nutrisense.io The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve™ (start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Your Hormone Revival™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Feb 02, 2021
140: Somatic Healing & Breathwork with Victoria Albina
1:06:20
If you live with an autoimmune condition, you are probably familiar with how a stressful event can quickly create an uptick in your symptoms. And with many stressful events over the last year, it seems everyone is operating from a heightened, vigilant state. The connection between our mind and our gut is often a topic on this podcast, but this episode gets more into how our lived experiences affect this connection over time. In this episode, Erin sits down with Victoria Albina to discuss how traumatic experiences have a downstream effect on our bodily systems, why this occurs and what you can do to come down from this heightened state and heal. Victoria Albina (she/her) is a Certified Life Coach and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping women realize that they are their own best healers, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy. She is a UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner, has a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley. In this episode: -Why Erin appreciates practitioners who take a multifaceted approach to health [1:55] -Introduction to Victoria Albina [6:54] -Nerding out on Polyvagal Theory: the three branches, and how your body reads the signals of your mind [9:53] -The cascading effects that occur in the body when in fight or flight [11:07] -The parasympathetic state and how your nervous system learns what is safe and unsafe [12:26] -Why humans tend to lean towards ventral vagal, or to social connection, and what happens when our social connections are not met [16:41] -Collective trauma and why we might respond differently [18:09] -“Health-ziety” and how we can get locked into patterns that no longer serve us [20:30] -Acceptance: the first step towards taking aligned action [23:11] -How somatic healing helps to release patterns we no longer need [28:59] -Inner child healing and allowing yourself to move through emotion [32:35] -Benefits and limitations to talk therapy [36:04] -The trend of needing to “fix” yourself [37:06] -Using breathwork for healing [38:42] -Codependency versus Interdependence [46:46] -Examples of “martyr energy” and what it says about us [49:17] -Overcoming codependency [56:21] Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Victoria Albina’s website https://victoriaalbina.com/?utm_source=shownotes&utm_medium=funktionalnutrition&utm_campaign=interview Listen to Victoria’s podcast, Feminist Wellness https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feminist-wellness/id1454980022 Free meditations on codependency and perfectionism https://victoriaalbina.com/free-meditations-2 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Follow Victoria on Insta https://www.instagram.com/victoriaalbinawellness/ Related eps: -Episode 123: Creating Your Morning Ritual -Episode 96: Breathwork for Resiliency with Robert van der Heyden
Jan 26, 2021
139: Strictly Biz - When People Want to Pick Your Brain
0:39:19
If you’re a business owner, or even a content creator, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced a sense of entitlement from others who take what you’ve learned and what you produce for granted. Unless you’re in it, it’s hard to understand how much time, effort, energy, and work that goes into producing what you put out for the world. What’s worse, if you have a presence on social media, you also contend with a growing sense (or pressure) that you *have* to do this all for free. Today Erin picks up the conversation from Episode 124 and continues the discussion on the ways entitlement in business often arises, especially surrounding the seemingly innocuous question of whether to allow someone to pick your brain. If you’ve ever been asked for coffee (or have done the asking) with the question, “Can I pick your brain?” this episode is for you! This is part two of a three-part Strictly Biz series all about entitlement in business. (Part 1 is linked below!) In this episode: -Entitlement online and the pressure to produce content for free [1:26] -Sneak peak for upcoming episode + program updates & announcements [6:59] -Recap of the last Strictly Biz ep: why setting boundaries in business is important [13:45] -What’s really being asked when someone wants to pick your brain [14:56] -Self-sacrificing: why do we do this? [17:08] -The “where should I start” question [19:38] -Things Erin put in place for fielding questions and brain picking [20:26] -The Collaboration Offer [25:57] -Why the rules of engagement are different for new & established biz owners [28:04] -Giving advice on your own terms [30:57] -How to go about respectfully asking to pick someone’s brain [35:42] SPECIAL FNA ANNOUNCEMENT: Erin is accepting applications for the Funk'tional Nutrition Academy™! She's opened up a few more spots for healthcare practitioners who want to practice functional nutrition. Because we've received so many great applications, Erin will host an invite-only live webinar and Q+A for those interested in the program on Wed, Feb 3rd at 12pm ET. 7 spots are left, and registration will close on Feb 15th or when these spots are filled. Read more and apply here: https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Resources mentioned: Organifi supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve™ (start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Jan 19, 2021
138: How Hormones Influence the Gut
0:50:11
The connection between your gut and hormones is intricate, and having a better understanding of it can make a big difference in your overall health. In this episode, Erin unpacks this tricky connection and answers questions surrounding not only which issue to address first, but also why. If you’re looking to make sustainable changes that have a long-term impact, this episode is definitely for you! Have a listen and share this episode with someone who suffers from GI and hormonal issues. In this episode: -Big news for YHR! [2:06] -Purpose of this episode and why the gut-hormone connection is tricky [3:09] -Where to start for gut problems, why you *cannot* skip steps and the problems Erin sees in the functional medicine/functional nutrition world [10:10] -Template medicine and why structuring a gut healing protocol is more of an art form [13:13] -What needs to be addressed before diving into a gut protocol [15:28] -What makes the difference in those who improve their gut issues quickly, and those who don’t [17:04] -The various causes of leaky gut [24:01] -Stress, cortisol and leaky gut [26:54] -The first thing to do if you have food sensitivities [30:30] -The specific hormones that, if low, can lead to leaky gut [38:04] -Hypothyroidism and low motility [39:12] -The specific ways stress affects digestion [40:32] -Cascading effects of low stomach acid on our digestion [42:43] -The gut-brain connection [44:13] -Where to start with long term GI issues [47:53] Resources mentioned: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (3/9/21: NEW CODE! save 15% off your entire order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi Gold supplement powder (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK/ The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival™ (registration now open!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Study: Stress Induces Endotoxemia and Low-Grade Inflammation by Increasing Barrier Permeability https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26029209 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Jan 11, 2021
137: Is Perfectionism Driving Your Hormone Imbalance? Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing
1:01:56
Hormone imbalance has cascading effects all throughout our body, so understanding the root cause is essential for addressing this issue. Oftentimes the perpetual quest for the (unattainable) perfection leaves us in a state of chronic stress and eventual burnout.⁣ In this episode, Erin breaks down the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and answers questions relating to how your stress response works, how it can get wonky and how to determine whether this is a problem for you. This is PART 1 of a deeper dive into adrenals, HPA axis, cortisol, DHEA, and adrenal function testing and what different results may mean for you. Originally aired January 2020. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk’mas giveaway details, featuring Roots Apothecary and Garden of the Moon [3:22] -How Erin uses intuition to guide her business [9:07] -Neuroendocrine + gut health [12:06] -Root cause resolution - where do you start? [14:28] -The relationship between perfectionism & adrenal fatigue, + signs of adrenal dysfunction [20:34] -How the HPA Axis works [28:22] -Effects of cortisol on thyroid & your immune system [36:37] -The Cortisol Awakening Response [42:43] -Cortisol + inflammation [44:00] -Effect on hormonal imbalance, fertility, reproduction & sex hormones [45:21] -Issues with low progesterone, and symptoms of estrogen dominance [46:50] -Stress + Leaky gut [49:45] -Nutrient deficiencies during stress [51:33] -Postpartum + stress [52:42] -PTSD, autoimmunity + stress [56:02] Resources mentioned: Roots Apothecary https://www.rootsapothecary.com/ Garden of the Moon https://gardenofthemoon.co/ BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 FREE Guided Meditations https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth.com/meditations Your Hormone Revival™ (registration opens Jan 11th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts Jan 4th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project If you found this episode helpful, BE SURE to listen to PART 2, where Erin continues the conversation and unpacks the benefits of cortisol, everything you ever wanted to know about DHEA, causes of adrenal fatigue, all about adrenal testing and how to get tested. https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2 Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 29, 2020
136: Cholesterol: Friend or Foe? Everything You Wanted to Know
1:14:46
Unpacking all your cholesterol questions in this episode, and as always, answering this is not as straightforward as “cholesterol is bad/good.” Erin discusses whether cholesterol is a problem, what it does in the body, problems with low cholesterol, underlying reasons for high cholesterol, how your hormones are related and how to support healthy cholesterol levels. Share this episode with the people you care about, because the goal is to help clear confusion surrounding cholesterol and to give you more confidence in choosing the appropriate foods for you and your body. Originally aired October 2019. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk’mas giveaway details, featuring Coyote River Hemp Co. [2:00] -Listener questions on cholesterol [3:23] -A brief history on how we came to demonize cholesterol [8:01] -Current dietary guidelines on cholesterol [10:49] -What is cholesterol? [12:23] -The difference between dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol [19:31] -Is eating cholesterol a problem? [22:10] -What cholesterol does in the body [24:20] -Problems with low cholesterol [34:49] -Reasons your cholesterol might be low [38:48] -Underlying reasons for high cholesterol [39:30] -Hormones + Cholesterol [42:37] -How to support healthy cholesterol levels [52:50] -Intervention for high LDL and total cholesterol [1:01:47] -Other markers for heart disease risk factors [1:04:46] -Root cause of cardiovascular disease [1:07:32] -Is sugar the real problem? [1:09:20] -Gut health + heart disease [1:10:05] -Statins: the good, the bad, the ugly [1:11:54] Resources mentioned: Coyote River Hemp Co https://coyoteriverhempco.com/ BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts Jan 4th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival™ (registration opens Jan 11th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Eat to Achieve™ (formerly called Fueled & Fit; start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Why this nutritionist would never buy Isagenix Super Smoothie for my kid: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2019/10/15/why-i-would-never-buy-isagenix-isakids-super-smoothie-for-my-kid For links to studies referenced in this episode and other related episodes, head to the website here! -> https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/28/episode-136-cholesterol-friend-or-foe-everything-you-wanted-to-know Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 28, 2020
135: Intermittent Fasting: Who it's For, Who it's Not For
1:52:32
Can intermittent fasting be a therapeutic tool? Rich with content and resources, this episode is an extensive, deep dive into intermittent fasting, metabolic dysfunction and how you can assess whether IF is right for you based on your unique context. This episode is perfect for anyone who is fasting-curious, anyone who’s interested in IF or currently trying IF. I dissect who should try it, in what situations is it therapeutic and why, potential benefits, contraindications, whether it works for women’s bodies and the debate over if it’s just another diet culture tool. Have a listen and be sure to share this episode with anyone in your life who has type II diabetes, high insulin, prediabetes, insulin-resistance, metabolic resistance, high blood sugar, anyone going through menopause, or post-menopause. Originally aired April 2020. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk'mas Giveaway details, plus program updates [1:35] -Why this was a timely release for this episode [4:09] -Who this episode is for [8:25] -Why I take the stance that I do on -Intermittent Fasting, and why you gotta make space for multiple truths in nutrition [9:34] -What is intermittent fasting [16:57] -The difference between time restricted eating/feeding and IF [19:02] -Different ways to approach intermittent fasting [19:58] -Pros & cons of a fat fast [23:41] -Benefits of intermittent fasting [28:34] -Fasting and the gut [33:09] -What does circadian rhythm have to do with it? [38:12] -Conditions where fasting can be helpful [43:31] -What you need to know about insulin [45:50] -Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance and high blood sugars [51:25] -Lab markers of metabolic syndrome [56:15] -Brain health in menopause [1:00:10] -How PCOS is related [1:01:14] -How to reverse insulin resistance [1:02:37] -Considerations for intermittent fasting as a weight loss tool, plus biomarker improvements [1:11:25] -Considerations for those with a disordered eating history [1:18:44] -When is fasting contraindicated, and who should NOT do intermittent fasting [1:20:45] -What fasting does to your hormones [1:24:36] -What’s leptin got to do with it? [1:28:38] -Fasting and the thyroid [1:30:57] -How to start, the #1 thing to do first and different ways to approach intermittent fasting [1:35:27] -Different intermittent fasting schedules [1:37:53] -Listener questions and the common mindset I wanted to call out regarding diet culture [1:40:37] -How to transition away from fasting [1:46:01] -Signs it’s not working and it’s time to stop [1:50:42] Resources mentioned: The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts Jan 4th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Beautycounter https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt CCP weekly workouts provided by Steamhouse & Blaze Yoga: https://www.steamhousenh.com/ https://www.blazenh.com/ FREE Guided Meditations https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth.com/meditations Organifi Low Sugar powdered supplements (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) For links to studies and related resources, head to our website! https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/21/episode-135-intermittent-fasting-who-its-for-who-its-not-for Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 21, 2020
134: Why You Need to Stop Self-Treating Your Gut
1:32:11
Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Herbs have the capacity to negatively alter our gut microbiome, so it’s important to know exactly what your needs are before diving into herbal remedies for gut problems. In this episode I take a deep dive into problems with antibiotics and herbal remedies, why the 5R protocol needs a revamp, when it’s time to explore functional lab testing and how to safely treat your gut at home. This episode is teeming with some piping hot early 2020 energy! Originally aired January 2020. In this episode: -The 12 Days of Funk’mas Day 8 giveaway details, featuring sponsor Bio-Kult [2:45] -Upcoming program details (dates are not correct, see resources mentioned for 2021 dates) [8:04] -Why I can’t speak for or against your health practitioner, and why the information I speak on is never a black & white recommendation [12:53] -The problem with antibiotics [17:49] -The problem with “natural” herbal antibiotics [19:42] -Pros and cons of grapefruit seed extract/citrus seed extract [26:29] -Ins and outs of oregano oil [32:39] -Why you CANNOT skip the steps if you want to help people nutritionally [39:15] -My thoughts about different nutrition programs like IIN [40:37] -The 5R Protocol for gut health, and why it needs a revamp [43:32] -What is intestinal permeability, aka leaky gut? [1:06:08] -Where to start for at-home treatment, before seeing a practitioner [1:12:03] -Testing for leaky gut, wheat & gluten sensitivity [1:15:03] -When it’s time to do functional labs [1:19:51] -Stool tests, GI mapping, and why finding a practitioner who knows how to interpret your results is so important [1:22:02] -My favorite functional labs for the gut [1:29:10] Resources mentioned in this episode: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Carb Compatibility Project (next round starts Jan 4th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival (registration opens Jan 11th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormone Eat to Achieve (start any time!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Wheat Zoomer and other functional labs https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Studies: Aspects of the antimicrobial efficacy of grapefruit seed extract and its relation to preservative substances contained https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10399191 Simultaneous identification and quantification by liquid chromatography of benzethonium chloride, methyl paraben and triclosan in commercial products labeled as grapefruit seed extract https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17867553 The effectiveness of processed grapefruit-seed extract as an antibacterial agent: II. Mechanism of action and in vitro toxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12165191 Essential oils in the treatment of intestinal dysbiosis: A preliminary in vitro study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20030464 Related eps: Ep 129: How to Eat for True Gut Health https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/7/episode-129-how-to-eat-for-true-gut-health Ep 37: Liver Health, Bile Production & Intermittent Fasting https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/12/8/episode-37-liver-health-bile-production-amp-intermittent-fasting Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 16, 2020
133: Healing with Herbs
1:34:16
We have been healers throughout history. Groups of women gathered together to heal each other and heal their community with plants and foods. We all need to go back to that place of trusting ourselves. This week on the show we interviewed herbalist, Amy McKelvey. Amy told us how she got into herbalism, as well as a pretty interesting history of herbs. She also addresses the importance of plants and our connection to the world around us to achieve healing. In this jam-packed 90 minutes, we covered everything from whether or not you can overdo supplements, to maximizing benefits of the supplements, to how to energize your life! You will learn a TON listening to this show! Originally aired May 2018. In this episode: -12 Days of Funkmas Day 7 giveaway details, featuring Amy KcKelvey from Her Vital Way [1:28] -Amy’s health journey to discovering the healing power of herbs [7:38] -Amy’s pivot from marketing to herbalism, and patterns she noticed in her practice [16:22] -Can you overdo supplements? Dosing for herbs [24:53] -Essential oils safety [30:01] -Where to start with supplements [34:45] -How to make tea infusions [38:08] -Zinc and copper balance [41:44] -Herbs for skin & hormonal acne [45:37] -Herbs for constipation [50:54] -Herbs for sleep and anxiety [57:06] -All about adaptogens, how it affects our body and Amy’s favorite adaptogens [1:01:44] -How to energize your life [1:13:54] -Bandaid vs root cause healing, and how to maximize benefits from supplements [1:16:56] -Healing supplements for menstrual cramps [1:22:45] -How to create your own supplement toolbox [1:25:05] Resources mentioned in this episode: Her Vital Way https://www.hervitalway.com/ Her Vital Way on Insta https://www.instagram.com/hervitalway/ Carb Compatibility Project (next round starts Jan 4th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival (registration opens Jan 11th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Related ep: Ep 36: Natural Cold & Flu Prevention with Herbalist Amy McKelvey https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/12/8/episode-36-natural-cold-amp-flu-prevention-with-herbalist-amy-mckelvey Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 15, 2020
132: How Much Protein Do We *Really* Need?
1:22:33
You’ve probably heard me say when it comes to nutrition, we can’t do the high level stuff without addressing the foundation and the building blocks first - and in this episode, I mean it literally. We’ll be talking about amino acids today which are the actual building blocks of protein and your body. While this is more of a nutrition 101/back to basics episode about protein, I definitely get into some higher level functional medicine stuff as well. I’ll discuss the different types of protein, best ways to get it and why amino acids are really what run the show in your body. Originally aired January 2020. In this episode: -12 Days of Funkmas Day 6 Giveaway details, featuring Coyote River Hemp Co. [1:39] -“Healthziety,” resources for it and why I love Coyote River Hemp Co CBD oil [5:19] -Benefits of protein/what it does in the body/why we need it [12:22] -Is too much protein a thing? [17:16] -Reasons you may need more protein in your diet [19:24] -What you need to know about amino acids, including the “fuel source” glutamine [21:24] -Why I don’t use Tylenol [26:20] -Dietary recommendations for protein [31:09] -Symptoms of protein deficiency [33:33] -The different types of proteins [35:49] -Collagen peptides: what they are, how our bodies use it, and things to consider when using it [38:01] -Breaking down all the details on bone broth [43:29] -Why getting enough tryptophan is wildly important, plus whole food sources for it [50:03] -Best sources of protein, and the trap we sometimes fall into [52:48] -Protein powders to look for, and why I have a hard time recommending plant protein powders [56:45] -Vegan protein options [1:06:30] -The difference between organic meat and grass-fed meat [1:12:18] -Thoughts on the Impossible Burger [1:17:30] Resources mentioned in this episode: Coyote River Hemp Co (save 10% with FUNK10) https://goodandcompany.co/ FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Carb Compatibility Project (next round starts Jan 4th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Study: Dietary Guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2666737/ Report: Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements: https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/heavy-metals-in-protein-supplements/ Micronutrient Panels, Zoomers and other functional lab tests https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Iced Matcha Recipe (plus a video on how to make nut mylk!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2020/3/13/iced-matcha-latte Vegan Kale Caesar Salad https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/vegan-kale-caesar-salad BioKult Boosted probiotic Supplement (save 20% off one box with FUNK20) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Find Coyote River Hemp Co on Insta https://www.instagram.com/coyoteriverhempco/ Related eps: Ep 130: Plant Based Diets, Eating Meat & Sustainable Diets https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/8/episode-130-plant-based-diets-eating-meat-amp-sustainable-diets Ep 4: All About Dairy https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2017/11/5/episode-4-all-about-dairy Ep 128: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/2/episode-128-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 14, 2020
131: Can't poop? Constipation & Gut Health
1:15:41
I’m getting to the bottom of your constipation in this episode. Our gut health is tied to every other system in our bodies, so if you’ve got constipation, there’s a good chance something else isn’t working well, either. This is an information-packed episode filled with stats, studies, anecdotes and all the information you need to get your bowels moving again. Originally aired November 2019. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk’mas Day 5 giveaway details, featuring Bio-Kult and Organifi [0:38] -Updates for upcoming programs, plus some listener love [2:10] -Life-changing anecdotal update from a happy YHR participant, and what this has to do with this episode topic [5:04] -Scary stat about diagnosing female hormone problems, and why we need to understand our hormones in order to understand our health [7:50] -How to know if you’re constipated, and why this is a problem [11:29] -The gut-hormone connection [14:38] -The top 4 things to do help with constipation [16:49] -Underlying causes of constipation [18:14] -Different types of fiber, and why a high-fiber diet might cause constipation [21:38] -How low-carb diets contribute to constipation [27:23] -How to move to increase motility [28:53] -Why stress can speed up or slow down transit time [30:20] -The sleep-poop connection [36:31] -How melatonin production is related to our gut health [39:25] -New treatments for IBS? [45:48] -Dysbiosis, infections, and other causes of constipation [47:42] -The vagus nerve and gut-brain connection [50:15] -Key drivers to combat constipation [52:39] -Using laxatives like Metamucil & Miralax, and how these affect our microbiome [59:02] -My favorite supplements for constipation [1:06:45] -Why you should also consider energetics if you have constipation [1:13:11] Resources mentioned in this episode: Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (enter code FUNK20 for 20% off one box) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi powders (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/funk Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts Jan 4th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival™ (next round starts in Feb!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones FREE Digestive Guide: https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Related ep: Episode 37: Liver Health, Bile Production & Intermittent Fasting: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/12/8/episode-37-liver-health-bile-production-amp-intermittent-fasting Episode 74: All About Cholesterol: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/10/29/episode-74-all-about-cholesterol Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 09, 2020
130: Plant-based diets, Eating Meat & Sustainable Diets
1:50:16
Get ready for a meaty episode. This was recorded with my good friend and former podcast co-host, Kyle Maiorana, and in it we break down everything you’ve ever wanted to know about vegetarian diets, how to sustainably include animals in your diet and what to consider if you're transitioning from a vegetarian diet to an animal-inclusive one (and vice versa). Originally aired November 2018. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk’mas Day 4 giveaway details, featuring Vernon Family Farm [1:37] -Listener question about how to eat enough protein with a plant-based diet [6:00] -My experience with a vegetarian diet, and why I started incorporating meat [10:32] -Why it’s important to experiment and pay attention to the foods you eat in order to feel your best [15:45] -Common nutrient deficiencies and supplements to consider on a vegetarian/vegan diet [23:11] -How to get the most of out of a vegetarian diet [39:30] -How to transition to an animal-inclusive diet [51:07] -The difference between animal protein and non-animal protein [54:03] -Is organic meat more nutritious than factory-farmed meat? [1:01:01] -Environmental & sustainability concerns of eating meat [1:06:03] -How animals help improve the environment and soil [1:19:09] -All the variations of a vegetarian diet and how to get the most bang for your buck [1:25:05] -The moral and ethical dilemma [1:32:49] -Best ways to approach the healthiest diet for you [1:42:21] -Red meat, cancer and why context matters [1:43:09] Resources mentioned in this episode: Vernon Family Farm https://www.instagram.com/vernonfamilyfarm/ FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Eat to Achieve™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** (linked above)
Dec 08, 2020
129: How to Eat for True Gut Health
1:09:58
Dissecting the question, “How do we feed our gut?” is the topic of this episode, and it’s one of the most potent/most powerful in terms of content. If you’ve listened to this episode before, I recommend you listen again because it is that important! I break down the role of our microbiome, dietary and environmental factors that nourish or harm it, antibiotic-use and get into the nitty gritty of how to truly use food as medicine. You might want to take notes for this one! Originally aired December 2019. In this episode: -Big announcements for 2021 [1:40] -Day 3 Giveaway details, featuring show sponsors Bio-Kult and Organifi [2:44] -Why I suggest people start with Carb Compatibility or Eat to Achieve before diving into higher level lab testing/functional medicine work, plus some updates about the programs (as of Jan 2020) [6:00] -What the gut microbiome is and what it does [11:06] -Why diversity is important for our gut [17:21] -Why the U.S. has the worst guts [18:20] -Factors that negatively influence our guts [21:24] -All about antibiotic use & how it affects our long-term gut health [25:20] -The best sleep schedule for your gut, plus other beneficial behaviors [27:25] -Common medications that impact the gut [29:44] -Less-talked about things that can harm the microbiota [33:03] -A surprising fact about glyphosate/Roundup [34:00] -Dietary risk factors for dysbiosis [37:55] -Is your healthy diet actually causing harm to your gut? [39:35] -Why you can’t “reinoculate” your gut with probiotics [43:05] -Why eating for a healthy gut goes WAY beyond probiotics and fermented foods [44:11] -All about prebiotics and resistant starch [46:42] -How short-chain fatty acids are created in our gut, and how they help protect us from food sensitivities [50:52] -What polyphenols are, their health benefits, and how our gut bacteria uses them [56:35] -Specific foods, herbs and spices that nourish our gut microbiome [57:37] -Prebiotic-rich foods [1:02:03] -What is resistant starch, and how to get a variety of it in your diet [1:05:41] Resources mentioned in this episode: BioKult Boosted probiotic supplement (enter code FUNK20 for 20% off one box) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi powders (enter code FUNK for 20% off your order) https://www.organifi.com/funk Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts Jan 4th) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Your Hormone Revival™ (feb) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Free Digestive Guide: https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 07, 2020
128: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss
1:16:12
The title says it all for this episode. I get into the nitty gritty with a listener question about deciphering when you truly do need to lose weight, common reasons behind weight loss resistance and the top questions you should be asking yourself before attempting to lose weight. This episode is jam packed with loads of details and goes far beyond just looking at food for weight loss and overall health - there’s a reason this is one of THE top downloaded episodes! Original air date: June 2019. In this episode: -12 Days of Funk’mas Day 2 giveaway details, featuring Yarrow and Organifi [1:30] -Why you gotta look beyond the food for weight loss and overall health [2:32] -The most important question to ask yourself before attempting weight loss [7:13] -Listener question on when do you truly need to lose weight [11:49] -Ways that stress affects ability to lose weight, and what you need to do first before trying weight loss [14:20] -Common weight loss resistance factors [28:55] -How to know if you’re in a hypometabolic state [42:24] -Are caloric deficits necessary [45:20] -How to safely approach weight loss [52:06] -Knowing when a caloric deficit is appropriate [55:12] -Figuring out your exact calorie needs [59:39] -The importance of cycling between weight loss and weight maintenance [1:04:02] -Weight loss vs. fat loss [1:05:50] -How to prevent muscle loss, and the three things to always keep in mind [1:09:40] Resources mentioned: Yarrow, Kittery, ME: https://www.yarrowmaine.com/ Organifi (enter code FUNK for 15% off): https://www.organifi.com/FUNK Studies on Mindfulness & Health: Comparison of a Mindful Eating Intervention to a Diabetes Self-Management Intervention Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4217158/ Coping with food cravings. Investigating the potential of a mindfulness-based intervention: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20493913 Mindfulness meditation as an intervention for binge eating, emotional eating, and weight loss: a systematic review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24854804/ Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2011/651936/ Stress management can facilitate weight loss in Greek overweight and obese women: a pilot study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23627835/ The Carb Compatibility Project (next class starts Jan 4th!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival (next round starts February!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones The Body Planner https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp Guided Meditations: https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth.com/meditations Related: Part one/prequel to this episode: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/6/12/episode-64-intuitive-eating-health-at-every-size-and-weight-loss Has this resource helped you in any way over the past 3 years? Spread the love and share this free resource! Let’s show people why the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast is 1 million downloads strong - and counting. **FOR MORE DETAILS & TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, HEAD TO OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE** https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 02, 2020
127: How to Feel Better (No More Back Pain!)
0:39:10
Do you have back pain? Then this interview with Sara Curry, co-owner of Blaze Yoga Studio in Portsmouth, NH is a MUST LISTEN. Sara found yoga when a lifetime of contact sports and weight lifting left her debilitated by back pain. After using yoga to rehabilitate her own body and mind, she dedicated herself to a life of helping others take back control of their health, wellness, and their lives. Sara’s classes blend physicality and meditation toward the same goals: healing, health, and self-awareness. Far and away the top downloaded episode, this conversation unpacks sources of back pain, problems with the current models for pain treatment and why I find Sara to be a true role model. Original air date: Feb 2018. In this episode: -First “12 Days of Funk'mas” giveaway details, featuring Blaze Yoga [2:49] -The evolution of Blaze Yoga [4:27] -Sara’s journey to finding yoga, and why it inspired her to pursue her business as a yoga teacher and studio owner [10:28] -Why using the term “chronic” to describe your pain makes it harder for you to heal [15:35] -Why bed rest is the worst thing you can do for back pain [19:54] -What's wrong with the current model of pain treatment, and other sources of back pain that you might not have considered [22:45] -How to decrease fibromyalgia pain [28:39] -Yoga and medical miracles [32:59] -Why being kind and generous with your body will allow it to do more for you in return [36:13] Resources mentioned: Blaze Yoga: https://www.blazenh.com/ Sara’s Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y15SX-dQUM Follow Blaze Yoga on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/blazeyoganh/ Follow Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ **FOR GIVEAWAY DETAILS, HEAD TO ERIN'S INSTA PAGE^^
Dec 01, 2020
126: Probiotics for the Immune System
0:20:52
Short and sweet one for ya today, friends. This episode will serve as a living resource that gets right to the meat of answering the question, “Should you take probiotics for your immune system?” I break down probiotic misconceptions, how they work to affect our immune system and how to support your body when rebuilding a healthy gut microbiome. In this episode: -Why you shouldn’t wait until you’re feeling sick to work on your immune system [2:18] -The common misconception about probiotics [4:07] -Colonization resistance: what this is, what it does and why I relate this to the Great Woods parking lot [5:02] -How probiotics help to create an unfavorable environment for the growth of gut pathogens [7:20] -The connection between probiotics and Treg cells, and how this helps make our immune system efficient and healthy [8:12] -The probiotic I recommend for most people, and why [11:09] -The two most common questions I get about probiotics [13:55] -The three Ps to remember when rebuilding your gut microbiome [16:07] Resources mentioned in this episode: Bio-kult Boosted probiotic (enter code FUNK20 for 20% off!) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9 Organifi Immune support powder (enter code FUNK for 15% off!) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Nov 24, 2020
125: Thyroid Health, Gluten & Hashimoto’s
0:38:29
I talk a lot about functional lab testing and supplementation, but don’t underestimate the power of food! In this episode I discuss why a food-first approach matters so much not just in overall health, but also in determining stressors behind chronic issues (skin, digestion & gut health, inflammation, autoimmunity). I break down underlying stressors related to hypothyroidism, the link between gluten and Hashimoto’s and how taking a food-first approach with your health can make a big impact on your life. In this episode: -How and why health goes way beyond just nutrition [1:45] -Why thyroid health needs a paradigm shift [6:49] -Interpreting hypothyroid symptoms and the underlying stressors that can lead to this [13:08] -Why your diet could be a physiological stressor [16:14] -A first-hand account of why a food-first approach to health matters so much [16:52] -The two biggest dietary needle movers, and why it’s just as important to add beneficial things to your diet as is removing problematic things [20:28] -When gathering data is recommended for determining dietary reactions [26:04] -The link between Hashimoto’s and gluten [31:07] -Molecular mimicry and how this affects those with gluten sensitivities [33:02] Resources mentioned in this ep: Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Eat to Achieve https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve The Carb Compatibility Project https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Which program is right for me? https://www.erinholthealth.com/programs/#which-program Wheat Zoomers Test https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults/wheat-zoomer Food Sensitivity testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults/4-zoomer-bundle-food-sensitivity-panel Organifi Green Juice (enter code FUNK for 15% off!) https://organifi.com/FUNK Listen: Ep 122: Gut-Skin Connection: leaky gut, rosacea, acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris & psoriasis https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/10/27/episode-122-the-gut-skin-connection-part-2 Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Nov 17, 2020
124: Strictly Biz - Are Clients Feeling Entitled To Your Time?
0:42:16
Part of managing your anxiety is managing your energy, and last week I discussed how establishing your own sacred, grounding practice is a smart antidote to festering anxiety. While a morning ritual doesn't magically make all of the world's problems disappear, it *does* give you the fortitude to navigate whatever lies ahead. We tend to be much less reactive and much more grounded and calm when we are making sure our own needs are being met, and when we are not sacrificing our own needs to keep other people comfortable. This episode is part one of a three-part Strictly Biz series all about entitlement in business. You’ll want to listen to this one if you’ve ever struggled with setting boundaries in your business or finding more of the people you want to work with. I talk about how I realized I needed to up my boundary game, building resilience and how setting boundaries in my business has not only NOT hurt it, it’s actually enhanced it. Setting (& keeping) boundaries has allowed me to find more of the people who respect them, and that, in turn, allows me to keep showing up in a big way. Just a heads up: this conversation is in true, straight-shooting-Erin form, and I say some things that may make you feel a bit...seen. Buckle up and let’s buckle down! In this episode: -How managing where energy goes and who you give your energy to helps you better manage your anxiety [1:47] -Why I decided to up my boundary game, and the signs that tell me I need a clear boundary in place [10:18] -The new entitlement phenomenon that began happening after publicly setting my boundary [15:21] -The difference between admiration and value [19:19] -Why I’m not afraid of chasing off business with my boundaries [22:16] -One way I know how to tell if someone is not a good fit for my business [26:34] -Worrying what others think and why this gives away our power [27:50] -Where to draw the line between providing free content and paid work [29:23] -The caretaking conundrum, and why getting comfortable with the discomfort of saying no is so important [31:25] -How saying no to those who aren’t a good fit opens the door to more who are, and why this shift affects how you show up in your business [37:17] Resources mentioned: Organifi Pumpkin Spice (enter FUNK at checkout for 15% off!) https://organifi.com/FUNK Pod: Episode 115 | Strictly Biz: Determining your Yes from your No https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/27/episode-115-strictly-biz-determining-your-yes-from-your-no Pod: Ep 123: Creating Your Morning Ritual https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/11/3/episode-123-creating-your-morning-ritual Funk’tional Nutrition Academy https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Nov 10, 2020
123: Creating Your Morning Ritual
0:52:48
Feeling overwhelmed with life’s “not-knowingness” lately? You’re not alone. It seems that emotions are really tough right now. Between the pandemic, the election (that this episode is being released on election day is not lost on me), last minute changes with school, work and other plans - we’ve got lots going on and pulls in many different directions. With all this, it feels like an especially good time to talk about how to establish a grounded, sacred space for yourself. This episode is all about how to create a morning ritual that you’re drawn to and is meaningful to you. I’ll unpack what my 3 day panic attack taught me, how to create and take up space for yourself and why it’s so important to commit to yourself, even if just for a few moments, each day. In this episode: -Why my new office set up is relevant to the importance of creating a ritual for myself, and why nutrition and food are not the only pieces of the health puzzle [1:16] -The reclamation of “witchy” and a nod to the women before our time [4:48] -Why now is as good a time as any to start creating space for yourself [7:00] -How my morning ritual started [8:44] -A rousing explanation of what a morning ritual is NOT [10:03] -Why there is such a need for a morning ritual, and how I came back to mine after a brief hiatus [12:40] -What a morning ritual is all about and how it can not only dictate the outcome of your day, but also the income of your business [19:50] -How giving myself sacred space has allowed for big transitions in my life and business [22:45] -The “kiss of death” for doing anything, and why no one is going to swoop in and save time for you [25:23] -Why tending to your partner’s sacred needs is also important to tending to yours [29:15] -How not asking for permission to take care of your needs helps your internal perspective to shift [30:23] -Creating your space, staking your claim and why this can be especially tricky for women [33:00] -How setting and keeping boundaries can allow you to show up in a bigger way [36:50] -How to make your sacred space “yours” [39:24] -What to do once you’ve created the time and space [41:40] -Reminder of what a morning ritual is NOT, and things I often incorporate during this pause [44:28] -Specifics on activities I do [46:15] -Move the body, still the brain: tips for an overactive or scattered mind [49:09] Resources mentioned in this episode: FREE Meditations: https://www.erinholthealth.com/meditations Yarrow, Kittery, ME https://www.instagram.com/yarrowkitterymaine/ Episode 77: Opting out of diet culture and cultivating self trust https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/11/25/episode-77-opting-out-of-diet-culture-and-cultivating-self-trust Sacred Rebels Oracle Deck https://amzn.to/3jRmy2X Angels and Ancestors Oracle Deck https://amzn.to/2HVfhlm Non-toxic Ritual Candle https://amzn.to/3610rCj Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast https://lindsaymack.com/podcast Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ **Did you start a morning ritual? Share on IG and tag me, I’d love to see how you’re creating your own sacred space!!**
Nov 03, 2020
122: The Gut-Skin Connection - Leaky Gut,Rosacea, Acne, Eczema, Keratosis Pilaris & Psoriasis
0:56:52
Today I’m picking up where we left off on the Gut-Skin Connection. If you missed part one, be sure to check that out! Last week I talked about how the gut and skin are linked, the different mechanisms that link them and why a healthy diet for your gut is also a healthy diet for your skin. This week I continue the conversation and discuss leaky gut, specific skin conditions, how they often manifest and important things to consider for them. This episode is definitely for you or someone you know if you’ve been suffering from a common skin condition like rosacea, acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris or psoriasis. I also talk about histamines and candida, and weave information throughout this episode that’s really important to hear from a holistic perspective. In this episode: -Short recap of last week’s episode [1:40] -Leaky Gut: in a nutshell [6:09] -Symptoms of leaky gut, and how it can lead to inflammation anywhere in the body [8:36] -How to test if you have leaky gut [10:02] -Getting to the root of a leaky gut & how to heal it [13:19] -Rosacea and the common underlying gut problem often associated with it [20:20] -Acne: why it’s an inflammatory disease and the massive contributors to it (food & otherwise) [23:50] -Breaking down the specific ways specific hormones contribute to acne [27:50] -Eczema/atopic dermatitis and the two biggest contributing culprits [34:20] -The caveat with elimination style diets and eczema, and instances where I DO NOT recommend this as a way to suss out food sensitivities pertaining to skin problems [35:26] -Food sensitivity testing for eczema [38:41] -Why you can’t out-diet a gut infection [39:30] -How histamine intolerance plays into various skin conditions, and symptoms to watch out for [41:26] -Ways our guts are exposed to histamines, and how this can sometimes cause our “histamine bucket” to overflow [43:27] -Things that contribute to histamine sensitivity, and what you can do if you have histamine intolerance [45:28] -How candida is connected to histamines, eczema and other skin problems, why it can get activated and how it proliferates [49:22] -Keratosis Pilaris aka “chicken skin” and the most common driver of this condition [51:01] -Psoriasis and why treatment is really about immune stabilization vs. how to treat the skin [53:21] -How using an infrared sauna may help with skin issues like acne, fine lines, psoriasis or eczema [54:46] -Sneak peek for The Gut-Skin Connection, Part 3: the final frontier [55:36] Resources mentioned in this episode: Organifi - enter code FUNK for 15% off! http://www.organifi.com/FUNK FREE Digestive Guide https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/digestiveguide Wheat Zoomer - Food Testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults The Role of Inflammation in the Pathology of Acne https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780801/ Neuroendocrine regulation of sebocytes – a pathogenetic link between stress and acne https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15507110/ Lists of foods cross-reacting with pollen http://www.foodallergens.info/Facts/Pollen&Food/Which_Foods.html Listen: Episode 67: Tips for Coping with an Autoimmune Flare Up Read: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/tips-for-coping-with-an-autoimmune-flare-up How to Test for Autoimmune Triggers & Root Cause https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2019/7/17/how-to-test-for-autoimmune-triggers-amp-root-cause Beyond the pod: Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Healthy Skin http://www.ErinHoltHealth.com/SKIN Eat to Achieve - move the needle on skin/acne https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Carb Compatibility: if you know you have high blood sugars (dial in macros a bit more) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones ***Questions about histamines & histamine issues? Send them to support@erinholthealth.com for an upcoming episode!***
Oct 27, 2020
121: The Gut-Skin Connection
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Today I’m kicking off part one of a two-part series on the connection between gut health and skin health. Many of you already know that your skin is your largest organ, but we often forget that addressing skin conditions often requires us to go beyond topical solutions. Conventional/allopathic medicine tends to focus on the organ in question. For skin issues, the "solutions" are always skin-focused with treatments like dermatology, steroids, cortisone creams, Acutane, etc.⁣ They work from the outside. The truth of the matter is that skin is almost always an inside job. Sometimes it's hormones. Sometimes it's overburdened detoxification pathways. Often it's gut-related. Functional medicine likes to take a step back and ask, what's driving the imbalance? What are the triggers? Where did it start? How can we address the root so the organ can self-heal?⁣ These are the questions I ask in my practice, and how I attempt to address skin issues from the inside-out. This episode is all about the connection between gut health and skin health. I go into detail about these connections and explore how what we put IN our bodies can affect how we look and feel OUTside our bodies. In this episode: -Why sound byte nutrition does us a huge disservice [1:34] -New registration dates for Erin Holt Health programs [6:48] -Big (and little) shifts that are happening on the pod [8:11] -Business transparency, back end decisions, sponsorships and my continued commitment to YOU, the listener [11:16] -Why skin is an inside job [14:19] -Gut/skin/inflammatory issues: decoding the chicken/egg situation, and the valuable role functional testing plays with this [16:54] -Your skin, your gut and the unique connection they share [19:50] -Turmeric, curcumin and the therapeutic effect they have on the skin [22:55] -Nutrients the skin loves [25:14] -The specific way skin conditions are tied to gut health [27:54] -The first step to take in healing your skin [30:24] -How identifying food sensitivities can help your skin [33:52] -The drawbacks to elimination-style diets [35:52] Resources mentioned in this episode: Organifi Gold powder (enter code FUNK at checkout for 15% off!) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK Erin’s Online Dispensary https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements FREE DIGESTIVE GUIDE https://www.erinholthealth.com/digestiveguide Eat to Achieve https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Carb Compatibility Project https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Vibrant Wellness Food Sensitivity Testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Blog: How to Heal Your Dry Skin https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/11/7/how-to-heal-your-dry-skin The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048199/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Hormone-safe Skin & Personal Care https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt
Oct 20, 2020
120: Wonky Periods & PCOS: Melissa Lee Shares Her Journey & Experience
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In this episode I get back to the basics with health coach Melissa Lee on periods, PCOS and hormonal birth control. This episode is for you - or perhaps for your sister or daughter - if you’ve been considering starting hormonal birth control due to wonky period issues. Melissa shares her own experience with PCOS and birth control, how she transitioned off the pill and how she’s helped herself and other women regain hormonal balance by applying foundational food and lifestyle principles. Melissa is a health coach who supports ladies with hormonal imbalances, including PCOS. She uses both her own experience living with PCOS and the creation of a natural healing toolkit to help her clients improve their symptoms through natural means. Melissa works with clients remotely and creates an engaging community in her FB group, Find Natural Ways to Balance Hormones with NourishMel. In this episode: -The 80/20 rule, and why the basics are the biggest needle movers [2:07] -Melissa’s journey with PCOS and hormonal birth control [8:10] -Effects of the birth control pill [15:16] -Important nutrients and lifestyle considerations for period maintenance, or when someone considers coming off the pill [17:49] -The misconception surrounding your period while on the birth control pill [21:09] -Why carbohydrates are needed for a period [23:22] -The message your painful period is telling you, and the foods/nutrients that can help it [29:42] -Foods and herbs that help with hormonal acne [36:24] -Impact of xenoestrogens on periods [38:14] -The role of detoxification in alleviating acne [39:36] Resources mentioned in this episode: Natural Ways to Balance Hormones with NourishMel https://www.facebook.com/groups/576858976311822/ Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Organifi Gold powder (enter code FUNK for 15% off!) https://www.organifi.com/funk Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Follow Melissa on Insta https://www.instagram.com/nourishmelhealth/
Oct 13, 2020
119: Building a Healthy Child with Dr. Melina Roberts
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If you have kids, you probably know just how hard it is to keep them and their surroundings clean. Attempts to completely sterilize our outer environment is an inherently futile goal; microbes and pathogens have always been present and will always be present. As parents we worry about kids catching viruses or other pathogens, and in COVID times, this worry has ramped up cleaning efforts to a critical level. We’ve seen that even with our best efforts and precautions, we can’t completely avoid pathogens or viruses. So, what do we do? In this episode I chat with Naturopath Dr. Melina Roberts about what it takes to build a robust immune system for our kids. It’s an important and relevant conversation that can also be applied to humans of all ages. We discuss how efforts in our outer environment can benefit (or hinder) us, and how getting to the root of robust health actually requires focus on our inner environment. Dr. Melina Roberts is a Naturopathic Doctor, Author of Building a Healthy Child and Founder of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary. She is recognized as one of the top Biological Medicine practitioners in North America and is a lecturer for the Paracelsus Academy. She is a leading authority in the field of naturopathic medicine specializing in Biological Medicine effectively treating digestive issues, chronic disease and cancer. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She did a two year post-graduate study in Biological Medicine with Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland. She was also selected to be a TEDx speaker for 2020. In this episode: Erin’s philosophy on food [1:36] Often overlooked symptoms of dairy sensitivity [5:45] The key component to boosting our immune system [11:52] What is the microbiome and how it relates to our immunity [14:08] Circumstances that activate our immune system from foods we eat, and how this manifests as various symptoms or even disease [16:06] Our obsession with cleanliness and sterilization, a weakened microbiome and the compounding toll this can have on our immune system over time [19:06] The role pesticides, herbicides and insecticides play in our gut [23:33] The potential impact of antibacterial hand sanitizer on your gut [28:38] The three big factors that can move the needle in terms of addressing a leaky gut and rebuilding a strong gut barrier [33:03] Stipulations with going gluten free [38:33] Physical activity and its effect on the microbiome [40:41] Potential effects of social isolation on our immunity, and ways to keep our immune system robust during COVID [44:48] Food Sensitivity testing https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Follow Dr. Roberts on Insta https://www.instagram.com/drmelinaroberts/ More on Dr. Melina Roberts https://advancednaturopathic.com/ Boost your immune system (enter code FUNK for 15% off) https://www.organifi.com/FUNK
Oct 01, 2020
118: Intuition, Energy Medicine & Personal Power
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This episode is for you if you’ve been struggling with feeling spun out or paralyzed (or even both!) by life’s circumstances. Today I’m delving deep into intuition, energy medicine, personal power, and how this all relates to my “witchier side.” I talk a lot about the solar plexus and all the ways it manifests in our lives, how it feels to be out of balance with it, and ways you can harness your own unique energy to step into your power and regain a sense of control with your health - and in your life. In this episode: How I got into what I call “energy medicine” [10:52] How energy medicine shows up in my work [16:44] “The fluff” and why I felt the need to branch off in a different way with energy medicine [17:11] Why I rejected the term “healer” in the past and the role personal responsibility plays in my practice [19:44] Intuition: what it is, what it’s not, and how to better recognize intuitive signals to help make decisions for yourself [26:01] Quick breakdown of the chakras, your solar plexus, and how it relates to your personal power [35:44] Diving into how your 3rd chakra energy allows you to show up in the world, and both the mental & physical the struggles that come when it’s out of balance [37:52] Control, powerlessness, and the particular relevance of the solar plexus in the healthcare world right now [40:23] What’s crippling some people (and throwing others into overdrive) and why this is SO important to understand in order to heal [43:05] The two patterns I’ve seen emerge in people’s response to 2020 and how it all ties to either an excess or deficiency in your 3rd chakra [44:31] Ways to heal yourself and bring balance back to your solar plexus [50:21] Harnessing your “Good girl gone bad” energy, what it means to fill your cup, and healing a deficient 3rd chakra [55:54] Bringing back into balance a 3rd chakra in excess (an ongoing practice for me!) and ways to disperse all that energy [1:01:38] Evaluating technology use and what it means for an excessive or deficient 3rd chakra [1:06:46] In the moment things to do for your 3rd chakra [1:10:45] “We cannot change the world if we have not yet individuated from the way the world expects us to be.” Anodea Judith Resources Mentioned in this episode: Organifi Red Juice (enter code FUNK for 15% off) https://www.organifishop.com/products/organifi-red-juice Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self https://amzn.to/3hQKmTA Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age) https://amzn.to/3choAat Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing https://amzn.to/3mFhMrM Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009UW5X4C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Guided Meditation for Uncertain Times https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2020/3/19/a-guided-meditation-for-uncertain-times Guided meditation for Balance & Self Healing https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/meditation-for-balance Related pods: Episode 111: Sh*t We Don't Talk About (Good Girls Gone Bad) https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-111-sht-we-dont-talk-about-good-girls-gone-bad Episode 109: Human Design with Aycee Brown https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/7/16/episode-109-human-design-with-aycee-brown Go beyond: Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Eat to Achieve https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve
Sep 24, 2020
117: Ayurveda, Transformation and Weight Loss with Neha Premjee
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Ever feel like your body is working against you no matter what you do? Ayurvedic Health and Weightloss Expert Neha Premjee joins me for a healing conversation that I think so many can benefit from. She talks about her 70 pound weight loss journey and what she learned, details how to use Ayurveda as a way to decode and understand your own body (for weight loss, chronic illness, & more), and breaks down how Ayurveda gives you a framework to begin healing from within. Find out more about this ancient science and why in order to truly transform, something inside YOU needs to shift. In this episode: What is Ayurveda? Brief intro to the Ayurvedic methodology [5:27] How Neha “got into” Ayurveda [8:19] Introduction to the doshas [12:40] How to figure out your dosha (& what to do with that information) [14:17] How your dosha can influence how you eat/creating a food plan [19:02] Applying Ayurveda to modern day [28:36] Explain how Ayurveda, Energy, Emotions come together in one framework [41:15] Ayurveda and weight loss [42:41] Worthiness and the “juice” of Neha’s work [43:45] How to actually enjoy the process of weight loss and/or healing yourself [45:48] Where Neha starts with her clients [50:43] Neha Premjee is an Ayurvedic health and weight loss coach, a published author, speaker, and influencer. She’s traveled the globe for her work, and she’s been invited to speak at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva twice. She primarily coaches clients around the world to achieve weight loss using her signature 3 step framework - Ayurveda, Energy, Emotions. Neha uses the ins and outs of Ayurveda to achieve lasting weight loss, while teaching her clients how to address painful emotions and low energy to re-frame and totally and completely in love with themselves, develop rock solid self confidence and change their lives. Resources mentioned in this episode Check out Organifi powders and get 15% off http://www.organifi.com/FUNK Free Dosha Quiz: find out your dosha https://nehapremjee.com/dosha-quiz Follow Neha on Insta https://www.instagram.com/nehapremjee/ Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Want more help with your diet? https://www.erinholthealth.com/programs
Sep 17, 2020
116: The Problem with Food Dyes (and why you shouldn't buy Kellogg's new waffles)
0:22:42
Why my feathers are all sorts of ruffled over Kellogg’s new unicorn & mermaid frozen waffles...and the BIG problem with food dyes. This episode is for the busy parent who is looking to glean some information to make more informed decisions about their food purchases. It’s also a short episode that you can share with people that you care about. Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Breakfast recipes: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/category/Breakfasts Follow the hashtag: #ehhnoncerealbreakfast
Sep 03, 2020
115: STRICTLY BIZ - Determining Your Yes From Your No
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This episode is for you if you have a challenging time discerning your YESes from your NOs I talk a LOT about boundaries and saying no...but you don't get far in business as an entrepreneur without a saying YES a real lot. ⁣ So how do you recognize the things that need your energy from the things that don't?⁣ Today I’ll take you through my 3 step process to determine my yes or no. I will also address a listener question that came in about this very subject! Follow Erin on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ FUNK’TIONAL NUTRITION ACADEMY Training & Mentorship for Health Practitioners https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship Episode 102: Your Wellness Business in the Time of Covid https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/5/13/episode-102-your-wellness-business-in-the-time-of-covid
Aug 27, 2020
114: The Postpartum Revolution with Annie Hopkins, PT
1:11:28
“Once you birth a child, you’re always postpartum.” “When women understand their bodies, they get shit done.” Annie’s recovery from adrenal fatigue What she had to change in her life to feel better What to do with your inner Mean Girl Postpartum identity shifts Grieving your former self When you can’t do the things you once did Erin’s postpartum confusion Redefining postpartum “normal” Normalizing support - and how to start getting it Building out a healthcare team Annie explains the pelvic floor - and why you need to get familiar Are you peeing your pants? This applies to you! Are you constipated? This applies to you! Pelvis, Poop, Pee & The Queen of Shame Postpartum movement: yay or nay? How to breathe What to expect with a pelvic PT exam - and why you probably need one “You don’t have the conditions for healing, and yet we’re being told to heal in a 6 week timeframe.” The Postpartum Revolution Podcast: https://www.fullbloomwellness603.com/podcast Annie’s website fullbloomwellness603.com Annie’s Instagram: fullbloomwellness603 Annie’s Facebook: fullbloomwellness603 Your Hormone Revival: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Episode 53: When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Pain https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/3/20/episode-53-when-your-doctor-doesnt-believe-your-pain
Aug 18, 2020
113: All Your Cortisol Questions Answered, Part 2
0:54:21
Why it’s time to take care of you Why you shouldn’t idolize people What to do for high cortisol What the dials on the DUTCH test mean Talking about cortisol clearance issues Cortisol Awakening Response: what it is and why you should care Cortisol + weight How cortisol can be activated and de-activated and what that means & how to know Menopause & grief What to do for low cortisol Is recovery from adrenal fatigue possible? Questions about supplementation Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Join Erin’s Instagram fam! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Episode 112: All Your Cortisol Questions Answered, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-112-all-your-cortisol-questions-answered-part-1 Episode 82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/16/w96fndlyzhz5f71t2xpqbffjvp4nav Episode 83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2 Episode 72: Exercising with Adrenal Fatigue & Cortisol Dysregulation https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/10/16/episode-72-exercising-with-adrenal-fatigue-amp-cortisol-dysregulation Episode 59: Fasted workouts, Cortisol + Weight Loss, BCAAs, Caloric Needs https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/8/episode-59 Episode 65: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/6/20/episode-65-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss
Aug 13, 2020
112: All Your Cortisol Questions Answered, Part 1
0:59:38
Cortisol + the gut How to know if yours is out of whack All about cortisol testing (can your doctor do it?) Blood sugar, carbs + cortisol Is there a best time for exercise? How to balance and regulate cortisol Night shifts, sleep schedules and cortisol Managing cortisol spikes Cortisol and hormones, including hypothalamic amenorrhea, fertility and birth control Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Join Erin’s Instagram fam! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ EPISODES MENTIONED: Episode 82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/16/w96fndlyzhz5f71t2xpqbffjvp4nav Episode 83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2 Episode 72: Exercising with Adrenal Fatigue & Cortisol Dysregulation https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/10/16/episode-72-exercising-with-adrenal-fatigue-amp-cortisol-dysregulation Episode 59: Fasted workouts, Cortisol + Weight Loss, BCAAs, Caloric Needs https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/8/episode-59 Episode 65: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/6/20/episode-65-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss
Aug 06, 2020
111: Sh*t We Don’t Talk About (Good Girls Gone Bad)
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Alternative titles: Is Erin Holt Full of Sh*t? Burnout, Boundaries and Butts What a botched vacation - and a bowel issue - taught me about raging against the caretaker role, learning to be okay with disappointing people & becoming more myself. A compilation of conversations with business owners & moms on how we’re navigating burnout & why we need to be ‘bout it ‘bout it with those boundaries. Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Your Hormone Revival: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones NY Times: In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/business/covid-economy-parents-kids-career-homeschooling.html Rolling Stone’s “Coronavirus Is Killing the Working Mother” https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/working-motherhood-covid-19-coronavirus-1023609/ Alicia Keys’ More Myself: A Journey https://amzn.to/30dqHaZ Brene Brown & Alicia Keys https://brenebrown.com/podcast/alicia-keys-and-brene-on-more-myself/ JOURNAL PROMPTS/CONSIDERATIONS Where can you set boundaries in your own life? In the home? Personal? Social? Family? Professional? If someone crosses a boundary, how are you doing to handle that? Where in your life are you not honoring someone else’s boundaries?
Jul 30, 2020
110: Emotional Eating with Psychologist Dr. Kim Daniels
0:56:09
What Kim learned working with gastric bypass patients Why the pre-op psych eval was so important Surgery successes and failures Emotional Eating: does it exist? 3 main ways people use food ABCs of emotional eating When part of you wants to stop dieting...and part of you doesn’t How the rules of dieting can serve as a distraction The importance of curiosity Why night eating is SO common Thoughts about the “Quarantine 15” Trauma and weight gain Weight and safety Therapy website (for CT residents): https://www.drkimdaniels.com/ Coaching website: https://www.yourweightisnotyourworth.com/ Food Freedom with Dr. Kim Daniels FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2660578360926813/ Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ More from Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/ Your Hormone Revival: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones
Jul 23, 2020
109: Human Design with Aycee Brown
0:51:23
How human design is different from astrology What Aycee means when she says “your soul’s on the line” Shadow work How we can use human design as a way to help us Finding strategies to move forward to your destiny (and why you can’t outrun your destiny) Coming to terms with psychic abilities How people can be catalysts Aura types & what they mean Why your creative career is a journey Wellness pros: why you need to be in this for the long haul How to use your inner authority to make better decisions (If you always have regret after committing to something, listen to this!) What aura type is most likely to get burnt out What it means to live from your CORE vs. your CONDITIONING How to figure out your aura type (and then what to do) Aycee Brown https://www.ayceebrown.com/ Is My Aura On Straight? Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/is-my-aura-on-straight/id1459927270 Aycee on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/ayceebrown/ Find Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/ Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Upcoming Your Hormone Revival: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones
Jul 16, 2020
108: Conversations on Weight Loss with Lucia Hawley
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People’s reaction to Lucia’s teenage weight loss Creating a container to discuss weight loss When you feeling guilty for wanting to lose weight Why it’s important to use both the analytical and emotional brains when trying to lose weight The safety that diets provide Anti-diet culture messaging How subconscious beliefs run the show The connection between gluten + mental health Where to start? Assessing your core values Building self-awareness How to be more compassionate with yourself Lucia Hawley: https://www.luciahawley.com/ Devoured Podcast: https://www.devouredpodcast.com/ Lucia on IG: https://www.instagram.com/luciahawley_/ Connect with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/ Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Jun 24, 2020
107: How to Support Your Gut When You Have to Take Antibiotics
0:32:59
Quick n dirty episode on what to do to support your gut if you have to take antibiotics. Specific tools to put in place to do the least amount of damage. Weighing out the pros and the cons before taking antibiotics What kind of probiotics are best? When should you take them? Gut-healing supplements, herbs and foods Dietary strategies Foods to eat & foods to avoid Find me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ Leave an iTunes review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-funktional-nutrition-podcast/id1292089107
Jun 18, 2020
106: Tools For Working Through Anxiety
1:30:51
Podcast giveaway Podcast boundaries Questions I am asking myself right now A conversation about the past week Resources from Black educators Herbs & supplements that work for anxiety How to sleep better Food as self care Calming & grounding practices Ways to process anxiety Energy work for anxiety When nothing else works for anxiety Emotional competence Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ ErinHoltHealth.com Resources mentioned on this show: Chrissy King http://chrissyking.com/ Anti-Racism for Wellness Professionals: How to Show Up Better https://linktr.ee/iamchrissyking ⁣ Dr. Tee Willaims Foundations of Social Justice Online Course https://imdrtee.com/foundations-self-paced/ Leesa Renee Hall https://www.patreon.com/leesareneehall/posts Inner Field Trip & writing guides & articles offered through Leesa’s Patreon account⁣ ⁣ Layla Saad Me and White Supremacy NYT Bestselling book http://laylafsaad.com/instagram-books ⁣ Rachel Cargle The Great Unlearn https://www.patreon.com/thegreatunlearn/posts Online learning platform offered through Patreon⁣ ⁣ Episode 43: Intersectional Feminism & the Co-opting of Movements: Interview with Chrissy King https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/1/20/episode-43-intersectional-feminism-amp-the-co-opting-of-movements-interview-with-chrissy-king?rq=chrissy%20king Episode 89: Root Causes of Anxiety with Kaely RD https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/3/3/episode-89-root-causes-of-anxiety-with-kaely-rd?rq=anxiety
Jun 10, 2020
105: All About Vitamin D
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Foods and nutrients to support vitamin D How to get get safe sun exposure How much time in the sun do you need? Do I need to supplement in the winter? In the summer? How do you know if you’re deficient? Are there signs/symptoms of vitamin D deficiency? When to retest vitamin D How to supplement Risks of over-supplementation General recommendations for citamin D status People who are prone to deficiency Reasons for LOW vitamin D What to do if you can’t get your levels up Safe suncare: https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=products/skin-care?filters=sun-protection Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ https://www.erinholthealth.com/
May 28, 2020
104: Immune Health, Gut Health & Nature (including Lyme Prevention)
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Chronic Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Post-Treatment Lyme Syndrome Antibiotic effects on mitochondria What to do if you have to take antibiotics Benefits of NAC How to support mitochondrial health (read: energy) Why Germ Theory Got it Wrong Gut health + immune function Two most important things to do for your health The best ways to get vitamin D Supplements for immune support Lyme prevention What to do if you get bit by a tick
May 21, 2020
103: All About Digestive Enzymes with Dr. Devin Houston
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Enzyme 101 Is it possible to have an enzyme deficiency? How lactose intolerance increases with age Why it’s important to get a “headstart” on food breakdown Keto + high fat diets without a gallbladder How dietary fat impacts stomach emptying and digestion Reflux at night How the gallbladder works and what happens when it gets removed How quickly do enzymes work? Is longterm use of digestive enzymes problematic? Can your body stop producing them? How pancreatic enzymes are released Optimal time to take digestive enzymes Where to start with food intolerances The problem with food sensitivity testing Polyphenols in plants + histamine reactions Safety in children Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
May 14, 2020
102: Your Wellness Business in the time of COVID
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BE A LEADER What not to do on social media Why I’m not a huge fan of the V word Where to invest your time WHO to invest your time with What to watch out for Should you lower your prices? Is Launching & Selling taboo right now? How my mid-pandemic program launch went Some inner secrets of how I grew by business Big announcement: My practitioner training coming SOON! Email me at erin@erinholthealth.com
May 08, 2020
101: INTERMITTENT FASTING, Part 2
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Intermittent fasting as weight loss tool Biomarker improvements with intermittent fasting Who should NOT do intermittent fasting When is fasting contraindicated? Considerations for disordered eating history What fasting does to your hormones Fasting and the thyroid What’s leptin got to do with it? How to start Different ways to approach intermittent fasting Different intermittent fasting schedules How to transition away from fasting Signs it’s time to stop Join the Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ HOUSTON ENZYMES Coupon Code: houston20 to save 20% Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com *not to be combined with any other discounts. Good for your first order. One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020 Resources mentioned in this show: Episode 82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/16/w96fndlyzhz5f71t2xpqbffjvp4nav Episode 83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2 https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/22/episode-83-cortisol-dhea-adrenal-testing-part-2 Episode 79: When You’re Scared to Stop Dieting: A Convo with Wellness Lately https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/12/19/episode-79-when-youre-scared-to-stop-dieting-a-convo-with-wellness-lately Episode 77: Opting out of Diet Culture and Cultivating Self Trust https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/11/25/episode-77-opting-out-of-diet-culture-and-cultivating-self-trust Episode 69: Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food: The Power of Intuitive Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/7/31/episode-69-morals-stigma-shame-amp-food-the-power-of-intuitive-eating-with-dr-jillian-murphy Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413118302535
May 05, 2020
100: INTERMITTENT FASTING, Part 1
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A deep dive into metabolic health and why it’s so important. Can intermittent fasting be a therapeutic tool? Time restricted eating Different ways to approach intermittent fasting Pros & Cons of a fat fast Benefits of intermittent fasting Fasting and the gut What does circadian rhythm have to do with it? Conditions where fasting can be helpful What you need to know about insulin Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance and high blood sugars Lab markers of metabolic syndrome Brain health in menopause PCOS How to reverse insulin resistance New handle on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/ The Carb Compatibility Project starts May 11th https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project CCP weekly workouts provided by: https://www.steamhousenh.com/ https://www.blazenh.com/ Resources: Role of therapeutic fasting in women’s health: An overview https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4960941/ The effect of fasting on the important molecular mechanisms related to cancer treatment http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/4867/ Intermittent fasting interventions for treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=01938924-201802000-00016 Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413118302535 Lack of Sleep May Increase Calorie Consumption https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/lack-sleep-may-increase-calorie-consumption Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161102130724.htm Magnesium Deficiency Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Obese Children https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/28/5/1175 Insulin translates unfavourable lifestyle into obesity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30541568 Hyperinsulinemia: a Cause of Obesity? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28466412 Circadian clocks and insulin resistance. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30531917 Subclinical magnesium deficiency: a principal driver of cardiovascular disease and a public health crisis https://openheart.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000668 Intermittent fasting confers protection in CNS autoimmunity by altering the gut microbiota https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6460288/
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 99: Weight loss, booze, weighing yourself, bloating & more...MIXED BAG EPISODE!
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Navigating diet culture when you want to lose weight Challenging the idea of an “ideal weight” Double standard of diet culture Trouble-shooting the social isolation of a healthy diet “Un-doing” progress Things to consider when dining out at restaurants (and ordering take out) Considerations for alcohol consumption How to eat out when you have gluten sensitivities Specific supplements and brands I like and recommend Body odor?? Switching from using sugar to fat as a primary fuel source Ways to troubleshoot “hanger” Using common sense with a food program Using and purchasing canned salmon - brands I like Surprise visit from Hattie asking for snacks BLOATING: Unpacking the reasons why you’re bloated after eating Is it possible to over-eat nuts and seeds? Do we need to soak nuts and seeds? Diverticulitis and diverticulosis Using gluten free flours Using scales and weighing yourself - how much is too much? Weight loss on the CCP The link between sugar + bloating A brief convo about lectins Join us for the next round of the Carb Compatibility Project - May 11th: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Erin on Insta: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Resources mentioned on this show: Erin’s Online dispensary: https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements Episode 69: Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food: The Power of Intuitive Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/7/31/episode-69-morals-stigma-shame-amp-food-the-power-of-intuitive-eating-with-dr-jillian-murphy Episode 76: Constipation, Gut Health & Melatonin https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/11/13/episode-76-constipation-gut-health-amp-melatonin Episode 88: All Things Gut: H. Pylori, GERD, SIBO, Candida, CBD & More https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/2/19/episode-88-all-things-gut-h-pylori-gerd-sibo-candida-cbd-amp-more Episode 65: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/6/20/episode-65-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 98: On Boundaries and Burnout with Audrey Holst
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How burnout builds Snacking + the vagus nerve How we regulate our nervous systems through other people Why anxiety is contagious A Big Boundaries Discussion Why it’s so hard to set boundaries On lowering expectations Why you need to drop the ball What’s your body asking of you right now? Somatic practices Audrey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortitudeandflow/ Standing Still Collective: https://fortitudeandflow.com/standing-still-collective/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Erin on Insta: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Apr 16, 2020
Episode 97: Optimize Your Gut Health to Optimize Immune Function
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Quarantine snacking & emotional eating Being compassionate with your coping strategies Gut microbiome + COVID Foods to eat & Foods to avoid right now Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Carb Compatibility Project May 11: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Erin on Insta: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Apr 09, 2020
Episode 96: Breathwork for Resiliency with Robert van der Heyden
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Interview with Robert van der Heyden, Resilience Coach “The whole goal of this, besides inoculating your immune system & helping you transition from a fight-or-flight state to a more relaxed state, is you’re creating space for yourself.” Why all stress isn’t bad Breathwork as a doorway into relaxation Creating resiliency with a daily practice Benefits of holding your breath Cultivating more presence Using breathwork instead of a preworkout Relaxing breath vs. stimulating breath Creating more oxygen (and why that matters) Enhancing vagal tone (and why that matters) Breathwork to heal the gut & lower inflammation Nitric oxide as an immune tool 20:00 Parameters of practice: things to know before you breathe 25:00 Breathwork session begins Robert van der Heyden https://robvdh.com/ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askrobertvdh/ YouTube on resiliency and parenting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7OgYSw6L9AWUq0m0Xb2mw Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Eat to Achieve 21 Day Online Nutrition Program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve
Apr 02, 2020
Episode 95: COVID-19 and Autoimmunity Minisode
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Are you at greater risk? T-reg cells Cytokine Storms TH1-TH2 dominance How to balance the immune system Herbs to use caution with Resources mentioned in this show: Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership A la carte tests & services: https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Eat to Achieve: https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Erin on Insta: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Tips for coping with an autoimmune flare: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/tips-for-coping-with-an-autoimmune-flare-up Are You Th1 or Th2 Dominant? https://selfhacked.com/blog/supplements-foods-exercise-right-type-th1-vs-th2-dominance/?fbclid=IwAR0lMDcKwzrMxpFBEp4wl-DtHqYXFfu7IMBSM3DXvmhnqI5glGEtDraWVNo
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 94: Fear response & Nervous system down-regulation Minisode
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Now accepting new clients into my private practice Why your digestive issues might be kicking up right now Pain flares & fear How to groom your relaxation response (and why you must) Practices for downregulating the nervous system during high stress times Why extra nervous system support can help Resources mentioned in this show: Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership A la carte tests & services: https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Eat to Achieve: https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Erin on Insta: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Robert VDH Breath work: @askrobertvdh Erin Telford Breathwork: https://erintelford.com/resources Cheri Keirstead EFT: https://cherikeirstead.com/ DNRS: Retrainingthebrain.com Coyote River Hemp Co. Goodandcompany.com Free shipping ALL orders FREE local door delivery within 20 mile radius from Portsmouth - includes CBD, hemp products and beverages Use code FUNK10 to save 10% off any order You can also call or text your order: 603-285-1245 Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 93: Meditation for Uncertain Times
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A 30 minute guided meditation from Functional Nutritionist Erin Holt Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Eat to Achieve 21 Day Online Nutrition Program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Carb Compatibility Project: sign up by April 1st and receive 2.5 hour gut health workshop as a bonus! https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Immune Support for Coronavirus https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2020/3/13/immune-support-for-coronavirus Erin’s Online Dispensary: https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements (You will see Basic Immune Support & Boosted Immune Support at top) Use code Holt to save $5
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 92: COVID-19 plan
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Why I'm disappointed with a lot of people in the health community Different parts of the immune system What does it mean to boost the immune system? 4 step plan on how to do it Herbs for coronavirus infection What’s up with elderberry syrup? Why isn’t it safe for COVID-19? Carb Compatibility Project: sign up by April 1st and receive What the Gut workshop as a bonus! https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve: https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Erin’s Online Dispensary: https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements (You will see Basic Immune Support & Boosted Immune Support at top) Use code Holt to save $5 Immune Support for Coronavirus https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2020/3/13/immune-support-for-coronavirus Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Stephen Buhner Corona https://www.stephenharrodbuhner.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/coronavirus.txt.pdf ONLINE WORKOUTS: Steam House Yoga & Pilates Virtual classes: https://www.steamhousenh.com/ Blaze Yoga & Pilates Virtual classes: https://www.blazenh.com/ Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 91: Integrative Cancer Care with Cathy Biase
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Nutrition for cancer “When you’re taking in calories that are challenging for the body to digest, it can increase the strain on the body and perhaps increase inflammation.” Cancer and Keto Meditteranean diet Supplement safety for cancer? Concept of therapeutic diet vs. lifetime diet Spirituality, faith and mindset during cancer treatment Eating as a cue for circadian rhythm “Our bodies have certain functions that they like to do during the day and certain functions that they prefer to do at night, and when we start messing up the signals, that’s when we can run into some health troubles.” The best time to eat Fasting for chemo and cancer treatments Ketosis vs. Ketogenic diet for cancer treatment Why you need to avoid detox programs when going through cancer treatments “Detox can be stressful for an already stressed system.” Antioxidant controversy during cancer treatments Key components of cancer prevention Gut health, microbiome & cancer ‘Inflammation is the beginning phases of cancer.” The hormone connection Estrogen and hormone-positive cancers Aromatase inhibitor side effects Mitigating the fear of recurrence Cathy Biase: http://www.cathybiase.com/ Carb Compatibility Project starts April 13th https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve Self Study Nutrition Program https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 90: Migraine Triggers, Prevention & Treatments
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Update on Coronavirus What you can do to keep calm & stay prepared Supplements I’m taking & Foods I’m eating The difference between headaches & migraines Dopamine’s role Food Triggers for Migraines Nutrients of interest Do you need a low histamine diet The Migraine-Hormone Link What’s Melatonin Got to Do with it Natural Symptom relief Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020 Sign up for my biweekly editorial newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Carb Compatibility Project starts April 13th https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Eat to Achieve Self Study Nutrition Program https://www.erinholthealth.com/eat-to-achieve Erin’s Coronavirus Smart Prep: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9MVKLSnxDM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Immune-Boosting Hot Chocolate https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/immune-boosting-hot-chocolate How to Make your own Brazil Nut/Pepita Mylk: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9RtzNNn7C3/ Community acquired pneumonia & Glutathione https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1024907918802956?fbclid=IwAR0vW8217tjJlA_-WPZTUVCOp3JLCVxYBCqUFFwmhve6uc-sgCAppOQVf0U& Liposomal Glutathione: https://amzn.to/2wvuaoD S-Acetyl Glutathione https://amzn.to/38nCXGu Erin’s Online Dispensary https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements McGarty & Associates: https://www.mcgartyassociates.com/ How Much Protein Do We *Really* Need? https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/1/30/episode-85-how-much-protein-do-we-really-need
Mar 05, 2020
Episode 89: Root Causes of Anxiety with Kaely RD
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“Reducing anxiety means reducing different inputs of stress on the body.” Why the uptick in anxiety? Why you need to audit your TV binges Nutrition to build neurotransmitters, brain health and mood Why serotonin matters Eating for serotonin Macronutrient balance for anxiety Why protein intake is so important Is Intermittent Fasting appropriate for people with anxiety? What you need to understand about blood sugar Specific micronutrients to prevent anxiety Zinc/Copper ratio Nature’s “Anti-Anxiety” Pill Is your anxiety cyclical? The Progesterone-Anxiety Link Signs & Symptoms of low progesterone Reasons for low progesterone Anxiety as a manifestation of gut problems Gut-Brain Communication How to assess neurotransmitter levels First step to figuring out your anxiety triggers & root causes Mindset work for anxiety Helpful supplements to try Herbalism for anxiety Houston Enzymes 20% discount* Coupon Code: houston20 Apply at checkout at www.houstonenzymes.com OR call to order at 866-757-8627 *not to be combined with any other discounts Good for your first order One use per household. Expires May 31, 2020 Kaely on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaelyrd/ Find Kaely: https://www.kaelyrd.com/ The Mood Cure book: https://amzn.to/37Cxona The Mood Type Quiz: https://www.juliarosscures.com/mood-type-questionnaire/ Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Episode 58 Women’s Hormones: Spotlight on PCOS & Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Interview with Kaely McDevitt, RD https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/1/episode-58-womens-hormones-spotlight-on-pcos-amp-hypothalamic-amenorrhea
Feb 27, 2020
Episode 88: All Things Gut: H. Pylori, GERD, SIBO, Candida, CBD & More
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Updates on gut stuff What is H. Pylori? Other causes of ulcers: Who is at risk of H. Pylori? Issues with acid-blocking drugs Reflux & GERD How is H. Pylori transmitted The link between oral health and gut health Symptoms of H. Pylori What different types of bloating tell you about your gut Candida & Fungal Overgrowths SIBO Different types of gut testing All about gastritis What you *need* to know about treatment How to use CBD for gut health Gut program updates: http://eepurl.com/dG7Lgf Coyote River Hemp Co. FUNK10 for the 10% off code at goodandcompany.co ALIGN: a day experience for dreamers Saturday, March 21st 10:00am-5:30pm ​all + one, Portsmouth, NH ERIN2020 to save $20 off tickets promo code is only valid until 2/20 https://www.thealignexperience.com/ Say hi on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 87: Eczema, Skin Rashes & What You Need to Know with Jennifer Fugo
Skin shame Is healthy skin “perfect” skin? Labs to ask for Thyroid-Skin Connection Do you “detox” through your skin? Why your skin goes crazy on candida cleanses Skin microbiome Seborrheic dermatitis Dandruff & yeast Why you should NOT use coconut oil on your skin Leaky gut + leaky skin Rosacea Psoriasis - Gut Connection Food sensitivities & eczema Nutrient Deficiencies in skin disorders “The gut - and what’s going on in the gut - is telling the skin how to show up.” “Your skin is built from the inside-out, not the outside-in.” Coyote River Hemp Co. FUNK10 for the 10% off code at goodandcompany.co Connect with Jennifer Fugo: www.Skinterrupt.com Low Stomach Acid At-Home Test: https://www.skinterrupt.com/opt-in-diy-stomach-acid-test/ Healthy Skin Show Podcast: http://skinterrupt.com/listen Find Erin on IG: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 86: How to Prevent the Flu & What to Do if You Get it
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General immune maintenance & prevention What about the flu vaccine? Food-as-medicine tactics, recipes & herbs If you’ve been exposed/are around someone who has it: How to prevent the spread of influenza What to do when you first start feeling symptoms Treatment for early onset flu Ways to ease symptoms What to do with a fever Get the Flu Prevention & Care GUIDE: https://mailchi.mp/erinholthealth/flu Please leave a review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-funktional-nutrition-podcast/id1292089107 Coyote River Hemp Co. FUNK10 for the 10% off code at goodandcompany.co Micronutrient Panel: https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Find me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ ALIGN: a day experience for dreamers Use code ERIN2020 to save $20 off tickets by 2/20 Dr. Ben Lynch talking about the coronavirus: https://www.facebook.com/drbenjaminlynch/videos/177458776838512/ Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20614424 N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) inhibits virus replication and expression of pro-inflammatory molecules in A549 cells infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza A virus. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19732754 Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20191092 How Fevers Help Our Immune System Hunt Down Infections https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/how-fevers-help-our-immune-system-hunt-down-infections Fever Phobia Revisited: Have Parental Misconceptions About Fever Changed in 20 Years? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11389237 Clinical Report—Fever and Antipyretic Use in Children https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2011/02/28/peds.2010-3852.full.pdf Natural Fever Treatments for Kids From a Mommy-MD https://avivaromm.com/natural-fever-treatments/ Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections Stephen Buhner https://amzn.to/37R335k A Simple Homeopathic Alternative to Influenza https://joettecalabrese.com/downloads/Ahh_Choo_The_Flu.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2VUga8LZB_RhjgIDirQHMrpir-94VNN9fjinSb9fuSsUglDtUsi8ZB6kE Miro Humidifer: https://amzn.to/37YXcLr
Feb 05, 2020
Episode 85: How much protein do we *really* need?
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Benefits of protein/what it does in the body/why we need it Is too much protein a thing? Dietary recommendations for protein What you need to know about amino acids Glutamine Why I don’t use Tylenol Symptoms of protein deficiency Collagen peptides Bone broth Best sources of protein Protein powders Vegan protein options Thoughts on the Impossible Burger Coyote River Hemp Co. FUNK10 for the 10% off code at goodandcompany.co Join us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Micronutrient Panel: https://www.erinholthealth.com/tests-and-consults Dietary Guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2666737/ Vegan Kale Caesar Salad https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/vegan-kale-caesar-salad?rq=caesar Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements: https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/heavy-metals-in-protein-supplements/
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 84: Healing Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) with Meg Doll
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What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)? How do you know if you have HA? Causes of HA Why it’s a problem if you’re not getting your period The link between restriction and menstruation The exact steps to recover from HA Under-fueling vs eating in abundance: a necessary mindset shift How many Calories you MUST eat to get your period back Exercise considerations for HA Why your lack of appetite might be a massive problem Why gaining weight wasn’t a big deal for Meg The mental outlook that changes it all Catch up with Meg on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammegdoll/ Meg’s Podcast The Unbreakable You Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-unbreakable-you-podcast/id1364716950 Episode 50: Eating disorders & The power of sharing your story https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/2/28/episode-50-eating-disorders-amp-the-power-of-sharing-your-story-interview-with-meg-doll Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Jan 23, 2020
Episode 83: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 2
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Positive effects of cortisol Cortisol and fat burn Disease states and conditions associated with dysregulated cortisol Catabolic + Anabolic activity of hormones DHEA as the resiliency hormone Functions of DHEA DHEA + female health How to test for adrenal health + cortisol Functional labs for hormones Salivary testing vs. urine testing Why you should test for free AND metabolized cortisol What to look for in your daily cortisol pattern Why your body might de-activate cortisol How chronically HIGH cortisol can become a LOW cortisol problem Causes of adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysregulation DUTCH test results on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7QpYTonggP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Discount code for pod listeners: FUNKY Join Erin’s Instagram fam! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 82: Cortisol, DHEA + Adrenal Testing, Part 1
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How I use intuition to guide my business Where do you start with gut issues? Neuroendocrine + gut health Root cause resolution - where do you start? Signs of adrenal dysfunction Perfectionism + adrenal fatigue How the HPA Axis works Affects on thyroid Affects on immune system Cortisol Awakening Response Cortisol + inflammation Affect on hormonal imbalance, fertility, reproduction & sex hormones Issues with low progesterone Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance Stress + Leaky gut Nutrient deficiencies during stress Postpartum + stress PTSD associated with Chronic illness Your Hormone Revival https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Discount code for pod listeners: FUNKY Join Erin’s Instagram fam! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Yoga in Action: https://yogainaction.org/
Jan 09, 2020
Episode 81: Why you need to stop self-treating your gut
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The problem with Antibiotics The problem with “natural” Herbal antibiotics Grapefruit seed extract/Citrus seed extract Ins and outs of Oregano Oil Why the 5R Protocol needs a revamp What’s Leaky gut? Where to start for at-home treatment/ Testing for leaky gut Testing for wheat & gluten sensitivity When it’s time to do functional labs My favorite functional labs for the gut What to ask your practitioner for https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10399191 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17867553 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12165191 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20030464 Carb Compatibility Project:https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Hormone Program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Jan 02, 2020
Episode 80: Staying Healthy Through the Holidays
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Mic Check from Hattie Instagram Food & Fitness Wars Setting healthy holiday boundaries Prevention for airplane travel Cold & Flu Prevention: new tips All about glutathione Food sources of glutathione Eating well while traveling Carb Compatibility Project™: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Dec 19, 2019
Episode 79: When You’re Scared to Stop Dieting: A Convo with Wellness Lately
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Why dieting is NEVER the solution to your problems How a restrictive mindset can lead to over-eating What is a “normal eater”? Is it food fear or fear of gaining weight? Concrete ways to increase body confidence The “lie” of dieting Why they have a zero tolerance policy with before and after photos Criticizing the culture vs. personal attack Why Weight Watchers is problematic Is your hunger really the problem? Rebuilding trust with our bodies How “wellness” has become co-opted by the diet industry The fear of gaining weight Why weight gain feels like a failure (and why it’s a lie) Science behind why diets don’t work Weight set point theory Get more from Dana & Bridget: https://www.wellnesslately.com/ https://www.wellnesslately.com/podcast/ Erin on the 'gram: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/
Dec 12, 2019
Episode 78: How to Eat for True Gut Health
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Big announcements for 2020 What the gut microbiome does Why the U.S. has the worst guts Factors that negatively influence our guts All about antibiotic use The best sleep schedule for your gut Common medications that impact the gut A surprising fact about glyphosate/Roundup Dietary Risk factors for dysbiosis Is your healthy diet actually causing harm to your gut? Why you can’t “reinoculate” your gut with probiotics Why eating for a healthy gut goes WAY beyond probiotics and fermented foods Specific foods that nurture and nourish the gut microbiome All about prebiotics and resistant starch Carb Compatibility Project™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project What the Gut Online Workshop https://www.erinholthealth.com/online-gut-workshop/online-gut-workshop Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Fresh frozen red currants https://nwwildfoods.com/product/fresh-frozen-organic-red-currants/
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 77: Opting out of Diet Culture and Cultivating Self Trust
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How Intuitive Eating gets co-opted by diet culture The Cult of Positivity Body acceptance & neutrality Why trying to love your body misses the point The fight for self compassion How to spot diet culture programming Identifying nonverbal messaging How to curate your life Does fat phobia affect you? When is it time to get support? Tools to start building self trust around food What to do when it feels scary and unsafe Is it a food sensitivity or food fear? Find Naomi! https://www.happyshapes.co/ https://www.instagram.com/happyshapesnaomi/ https://www.instagram.com/happyshapesnaomi/ Erin on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 76: Constipation, Gut Health & Melatonin
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Gut hormone connection Ideal bowel habits Are you constipated? Why we HAVE to avoid constipation Estrogen Detox Underlying causes of constipation Different types of fiber Why a high fiber diet might cause constipation Low carb diets + constipation How to move to increase motility The sleep - poop connection New treatments for IBS? Laxative use Metamucil & Miralax My favorite supplements for constipation Join waitlist for early bird special for Your Hormone Revival™: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Hang out with Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 75: Breathwork and Healing with Erin Telford
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How we hold trauma in the body De-stigmatizing emotions Breathwork as somatic release On being an Empath We we might feel others feelings The problem with “Good Vibes Only’ culture Learning how to sit with yourself The connection between ayahuasca and breathwork Erin getting weird Thyroid disorders, teeth grinding and TMJ The energetics of chronic illness Women and self-expression Connect with Erin Telford: https://www.instagram.com/erintelford__/ https://erintelford.com/ Connect with Erin Holt: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.erinholthealth.com/
Nov 07, 2019
Episode 74: All About Cholesterol
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Is eating cholesterol a problem? What Cholesterol does in the body Problems with low cholesterol Underlying Reasons for High Cholesterol Hormones + Cholesterol How to support healthy Cholesterol levels Intervention for high LDL and Total cholesterol Other markers for heart disease risk factors: Root cause of cardiovascular disease Is sugar the real problem? Gut health + heart disease Statins: the good, the bad, the ugly Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Fueled+Fit nutrition program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/programs Why this nutritionist would never buy Isagenix Super Smoothie for my kid: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2019/10/15/why-i-would-never-buy-isagenix-isakids-super-smoothie-for-my-kid Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20071648 Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3303886/ Serum cholesterol levels and in-hospital mortality in the elderly https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(03)00354-1/abstract Low serum cholesterol and external-cause mortality: Potential implications for research and surveillance https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022395608002525?cc%3Dy Plasma cholesterol and depressive symptoms in older men https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0140673693925569 High total cholesterol levels in late life associated with a reduced risk of dementia https://n.neurology.org/content/64/10/1689.abstract Nutrition and Alzheimer's disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/EJIM_PUBLISHED.pdf Women’s cholesterol levels vary with phase of menstrual cycle https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/womens-cholesterol-levels-vary-phase-menstrual-cycle The Questionable Role of Saturated and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Cardiovascular Disease https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0895435698000183 High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/96/12/927/1533176 Is atherosclerosis caused by high cholesterol? https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/95/6/397/1559536 Lipopolysaccharide Is Transferred from High-Density to Low-Density Lipoproteins by Lipopolysaccharide-Binding Protein and Phospholipid Transfer Protein https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1087464/ Low Density Lipoproteins Inhibit Endotoxin Activation of Monocytes https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/01.ATV.12.3.341 Role of Helicobacter pylori infection in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365310/
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 72: Exercising for “Adrenal Fatigue” & Cortisol Dysregulation
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Why I took a 2 month hiatus from podcasting The Lizzo quote I used as my mantra The main causes of stress in the body Financial commitment of functional lab testing Why saying “just stress” does us a disservice Symptoms of Cortisol dysregulation/HPA dysfunction/adrenal fatigue Problems with over-training Exercise Recommendations for high & low cortisol Low cortisol/Adrenal Fatigue recommendations: How to recognize Signs of over-exercise Tools for self assessment Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor & Fitness Tracker: https://amzn.to/2XsLA25 Your Hormone Revival™ back February 2020: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 71: Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Naturopath Susie Garden
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Criteria for diagnosing IBS What does abnormal bowel function look like? 2 major drivers of IBS The Gut-Serotonin Link Foods & nutrients that support serotonin production What your “worrier” disposition has to do with digestion Probiotics & Prebiotics - good or bad? Mind-Body work for IBS “It’s really important not to just muck around with probiotics.” The power of a food mood journal Helpful nutrients for IBS Susie Garden: https://www.susiegarden.com/ Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Aug 15, 2019
Episode 70: Low Libido: What Your Sex Drive is Saying About Your Hormones
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A healthy sex drive is mark of vitality and health. So if your libido is low, that could be an indication that something is going on with your mental or physical health, most often hormonal imbalance. Despite how common low libido and hormonal imbalance is, people still feel pretty embarrassed about it. But there is no shame in your low sex drive game! In today’s podcast and blog, I answer a listener question: What’s up with my low Sex drive?! to get to the bottom of why your libido might be low. Women’s Bodies & Shame How to Get Blissed Out with Oxytocin Adrenal Fatigue & Libido Reasons for Hormone Deficiency Top 5 Ways to Balance Your Hormones The Pitfalls of Hormone Replacement Therapy How to Test Your Hormones Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Your Hormone Revival: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Read the Low Libido Blog here: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/lowlibido
Aug 08, 2019
Episode 69: Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food: The Power of Intuitive Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy
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Relationship Between Weight & Health Bridging Functional Medicine & Intuitive Eating Body Positivity Why the Reverse Diet Mentality is Actually Badass Why Saying Yes is a Power Move The Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects of Food Eating on Vacation Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food How Restrictive Eating Breeds Compulsive Eating The Problem with Demonizing Emotional Eating 3 Steps for Overeaters What the Minnesota Starvation Experiment Taught us About Calories Why 1200-1500 Calories is a Starvation Diet The One Mantra You Need Raising Competent Eaters Division of Responsibility for Children & Parents Dr. Jillian Murphy https://www.foodfreedombodylove.com/ Erin’s Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth “There’s unlimited opportunities to do food again and make different choices.” “Food is bio-psycho-social. It is so much more than just fuel. And so sometimes we make decisions that are ultimately for the best of our physical selves. And sometimes we make choices for our mental-emotional selves.” “When shame starts to get involved [in eating], things get worse.” “The intuitive eating camp are trying to de-stigmatize eating choices that have been highly stigmatized for a very long time.” “It’s really normal to have to have wild swings in calories from human to human and even from day to day in the same human. We don’t have the same energy requirements every day. We actually have incredibly varied caloric needs.”
Aug 01, 2019
Episode 68: The Clean Water Crisis with Dr. Tina Beaudoin
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Are you drinking enough water Unknown signs of dehydration Problems with drinking water laws & regulations Contaminants in water you NEED to know about Health impacts of contaminated water What’s Erin Brockovich up to these days? Fluoride: do we want it in our water? History of fluoridation of drinking water PFAS in drinking water: why it’s a crisis Your power as a consumer: what you can do Arsenic, Mercury + Lead How to test your home water The cost of (un)healthy living Is bottled water safer? Unregulated contaminants found in water, like pharmaceuticals and hormones Why reverse osmosis may not be sustainable What to look for in a home water filter Vetting questions when you’re looking to buy a filter Different options at different price points Most challenging contaminants to filter out Detoxification support for environmental toxins Why you DON’T want to detox alone Top 4 reasons for constipation Dr. Tina Beaudoin: http://healthstrongim.com/ President of the NH Association of Naturopathic Doctors On the board of the National Association of Environmental Medicine Find Erin at her website and on Instagram: https://www.erinholthealth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ “Most developed nations do not fluoridate their water. There are more people in the US drinking fluoridated water than the rest of the world combined.” “I strongly encourage folks to avoid putting fluoride in their kids’ mouths.” “You invest now or you invest later.” “Bottled water is no better than your municipal supply, but also you’re getting additional exposure to plastics.” “For the majority of Americans, jumping into a detox is not advisable. The big concern is that when you detox, your body has to effectively eliminate those toxins. If you encourage the release of these toxicants, the body has to get them out. If you don’t do it in a safe, medically supervised way, these toxins can be redistributed to more dangerous areas of your body, like the brain or heart, and you can actually do more damage.” Resources mentioned in this episode: National Testing Laboratories: https://watercheck.com/ EWG Tap Water Database: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/ PFAS Project: https://pfasproject.com/ C8 Science Panel: http://c8sciencepanel.org/index.html Dartmouth Well Water: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/toxmetal/ Pure Effect Water Filters: https://www.pureeffectfilters.com/#a_aid=HealthStrongIM
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 67: Tips for Coping with an Autoimmune Flare Up
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How to Test for Autoimmune Triggers & Root Causes Balancing the Immune System The Most Powerful Diet & Lifestyle PracticesMy Favorite Autoimmunity Supplements (& Which Ones to be Cautious About) Transcripts & Show Notes: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/tips-for-coping-with-an-autoimmune-flare-up Resources mentioned in this episode: Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project What to Do if You Get Glutened blog http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/6/what-to-do-if-you-get-glutened Liver: A True Superfood http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/31/liver-a-true-superfood How to Make a Detox Mineral a Bath at Home: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/9/26/how-to-make-a-detox-mineral-bath-at-home
Jul 18, 2019
Episode 66: Thyroid Health + Hashimoto’s with Dr. Becky Campbell
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Specific markers to ask for “full thyroid panel” Conventional lab ranges vs/ functional lab ranges The problem with waiting to test for antibodies Diagnostic criteria for Hashimoto’s Where to start with thyroid dysfunction The tests that Dr. Campbell recommends Gluten + Hashimoto’s The thyroid - liver connection The interplay between sex hormones + thyroid Estrogen + Hashimoto’s Testing for Epstein-Barr virus The #1 most effective thing you should do for your adrenals Thyroid medication - do you need to stop?? Postpartum immune & thyroid flare ups What about HYPER-thyroidism? Low T3 Syndrome Why you’ve GOTTA fix your gut! Is it possible to get Hashimoto’s in remission The problem with chasing thyroid antibodies Your Ultimate Thyroid Guide: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/442810?v=7 The 30-day thyroid reset plan book: https://amzn.to/2XEjkJG Join the Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Erin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 65: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss
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The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Before Attempting Weight Loss Common Weight Loss Resistance Factors How to Know if You’re in a Hypometabolic State Moving Beyond Calories In/Calories Out How to Refeed if You’re Metabolically Broken Are Caloric Deficits Necessary How to Know When a Deficit is Appropriate Figuring Out Your Exact Calorie Needs Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss How to Prevent Muscle Loss PLUS All the Things You’re NOT Doing (that you should be) This episode sponsored by Coyote River Hemp Co. https://www.coyoteriverhempco.com/ Say hi to Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services Body Weight Planner https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 64: Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size and Weight Loss
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This week we attempt to answer the question: can functional nutrition and intuitive eating coexist? Plus, our response to the NYT opinion piece “Smash the Wellness Industry”. Intuitive Eating founders HAES movement -- what it represents Fat shaming in medicine Thin privilege Our problems with how HAES is represented How I use intuitive eating & HAES principles in my practice Do all foods really fit? Is BMI BS? Determining your healthiest weight Carb Compatibility Project https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project Everything you know about obesity is wrong article: https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/everything-you-know-about-obesity-is-wrong/
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 63: Strategies for Managing Burnout
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This week I got to interview a therapist about the all-too-common burnout. Samantha Osborne shares root cause solutions & ways to make a lasting impact on your burnout. The difference between burnout and stress Why our bodies weren’t designed for burnout Allostatic loads Why you have to turn off your faucet How do you know when your stress load is HIGH Investing in Alternative Identities Short term focus vs. focusing on the long play Discerning when to say yes and when to say no Setting up Boundaries Why asking for help is so hard How to restructure work to Increase efficiency and decrease workload Using burnout as a tool Check out Erin’s upcoming Hormone Program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Samantha Osborne http://samanthaosbornetherapy.com Find Samantha on instagram https://www.instagram.com/samanthamichelleosborne/
Jun 06, 2019
Episode 62: Lyme Prevention & Gut Health
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Chronic Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Post-Treatment Lyme Syndrome Antibiotic effects on mitochondria Why Germ Theory Got it Wrong Gut health + immune function Two most important things to do for your health The best ways to get vitamin D Supplements for immune support Lyme prevention What to do if you get bit by a tick Find all resources mentioned in this episode here: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/29/episode-62-lyme-prevention-amp-gut-health
May 30, 2019
Episode 61: Using Your Cycle to Plan Your Life: Menstruation, Ovulation & Tracking Hormones
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Interview with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack from Fertility Friday “Every person on earth is here because of their mother’s menstrual cycle. It really makes you think: why don’t we have more reverence and appreciation for the menstruation cycle?” The power of cycle tracking What is a vital sign? Female Athlete Triad Osteoporosis risk factors What does it mean when you skip periods What a normal, healthy cycle looks like (and why you need to know) Why PMS is NOT NORMAL What to do if you have severe cramping and bleeding What your diet has to do with your PMS symptoms How your personal care products contribute to your cramps How to start paying attention to your cycle The best ways to track ovulation The best ways to track your hormones 3 main signs of fertility Rhythm Method vs. Fertility Awareness Method IUDs and Copper IUDs Using your cycle to plan your life Find Lisa Hendrickson-Jack and her podcast: http://fertilityfriday.com/ The Fifth Vital Sign (BUY THIS BOOK!) https://amzn.to/2EC6zEj Lisa on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fertilityfriday/ Get on Adrenals | Thyroid | Hormones Group Program Wait List https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Follow Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
May 23, 2019
Episode 60: Weight Gain and Identity Loss
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Maybe you’re coming around to the idea that chronic under-eating and yo-yo dieting has contributed to some of your health issues. Maybe you’re starting to understand that in order to get well, you might need to do the EXACT OPPOSITE of what diet culture tells you. In order to feel better (balance hormones/reduce fatigue/support fertility/support immune system) you might actually have to EAT MORE and WORKOUT LESS. BUT WHAT THE F DO YOU IF YOU’RE SCARED SHITLESS? What happens when the "fit, thin, healthy girl” starts to gain weight? In this episode I interview Denver based NTP and women’s health coach Jessica Christin. Jess shares her story of disordered eating, over-exercise, and the identity crisis that came with taking charge of her health. In this episode we discuss: Who she blames for her battle with disordered eating Exercise addiction When eating dysfunction is the societal norm Food & exercise control Tools to use when you feel out of control When weight gain trigger loss of identity What to do if you don’t handle stress well Why your practitioner can’t do the work for you Self love + recovery What do your relationships have to do with your food intake? Get on Adrenals | Thyroid | Hormones Group Program Wait List https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Follow Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Follow Jess on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesspureliving/ Jessica Christin: https://jessicachristin.com/ My interview with Jess on her podcast: https://jessicachristin.com/episode-16-the-dangers-of-putting-yourself-second-with-erin-holt/ You Are Enough book: https://amzn.to/2Jz1C2h
May 16, 2019
Episode 59: Fasted workouts, Cortisol + Weight Loss, BCAAs, Caloric Needs
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Disclaimer/trigger warning for ED recovery: I’m talking about going to be talking about weight, weight loss + calories on this show. Modern American Women Syndrome How to appropriately fuel the demands you put on your body Fasting + Exercise Weight loss + Muscle Wasting What does cortisol have to do with blood sugar?! Pre and post workout meals Hydration Caloric needs for maintenance Caloric needs for muscle growth Get on Adrenals | Thyroid | Hormones Group Program Wait List https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones Women + BCAAs https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/nutrition/supplements/bcaas/ More on essential amino acids + BCAA supplementation: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/supplements-articles/how-to-use-amino-acids-supplements/ Body Weight Planner https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp Electrolyte powder: https://amzn.to/2H9LTFf Trace mineral drops: https://amzn.to/2PT1Cv0 My current favorite protein powder: https://amzn.to/307cDxl
May 09, 2019
Episode 58: Women’s Hormones: Spotlight on PCOS & Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
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Interview with Kaely McDevitt, RD Understanding Ovulation Hormones + Mood Connection Why Fertility is a Marker for Female Health How Hormonal Birth Control Suppresses Ovulation Why Men + Women Need Different Diets Ovarian Cysts: Normal or Not? PCOS + Insulin Resistance “Classic” PCOS vs. “Other Cause” PCOS Post-Birth Control Rebound PCOS Common reasons for absent or infrequent ovulation Best Labs to Assess Hormone Imbalance Signs, Symptoms + Lab Markers of PCOS + HA How to Differentiate PCOS from HA How Dieting Leads to Hormone Imbalance Why We Need a Mindset Shift for our Healthcare Why You Need to Play the Long Game for Hormonal Health Best Carbs for Type 1 Diabetic Kaely McDevitt: https://www.kaelyrd.com/ Her Hormones Academy: https://herhormonesacademy.thinkific.com/courses/herhormonesacademy Join Erin’s Intsagram Fam: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/
May 02, 2019
Episode 57: Ghee, Spirulina, Cooking Oils, Lectins & Advice for Future Nutritionists
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Listener question episode! Homemade ghee Spirulina health benefits & drawbacks Cooking oils & smoke points -- what are the best options? Laws, rules, regulations for dietitians in the US and beyond Advice for future nutritionists & RDs Thoughts on Plant Paradox Lectins & nightshades Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/ Work with Kyle: https://rootdownnutrition.com/ Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ Resources mentioned on this show: Tin Star Foods ghee: https://amzn.to/2GGLLwD 4th & Heart ghee: https://amzn.to/2GBPaLN Kettle and Fire broth: https://amzn.to/2PuHfnA Spirulina: https://amzn.to/2DwRMdt
Apr 25, 2019
Episode 56: Oral Health with Primal Life Organics
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Why oral health directly impacts gut health Boosting immunity through your mouth Signs your teeth are losing minerals How to remineralize teeth Is it possible to reverse a cavity Leaky gut and “leaky gums” Why gum health is so important What causes bad breath? Toothpaste ingredients to avoid The problems with glycerine in your natural toothpaste Fluoride: Yes or No? Natural ways to whiten teeth The power of healthy saliva How to detox your mouth from heavy metals Travel tips for cleaning your teeth Primal Life Organics: https://www.primallifeorganics.com Save 50% on teeth whitening systme: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/pages/teeth-whitening-system Bubblegum tooth powder: https://amzn.to/2HW8Zjo Unsweetened spearmint tooth powder (my fave!!): https://amzn.to/2HJEv4T Sweetened peppermint tooth powder: https://amzn.to/2HXn9k7
Apr 18, 2019
Episode 55: How to Tell if Your Blood Sugar is a Problem
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Why is blood sugar so important?! Classic Signs of Low Blood Sugar Classic Signs of High Blood Sugar #1 Cause of Over-Eating Insulin Resistance & Diabetes PCOS Sign up for the Carb Compatibility Project! https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project
Apr 04, 2019
Episode 54: How to Fuel High Intensity Interval Training
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Signs that you’re not properly fueling your workout Top 4 reasons you’re bonking during a workout Signs of low blood sugar The worst diet for HIIT HIIT and AMPK Pathways Best workout for insulin resistance Fasted workouts Intermittent Fasting Pre and post workout nutrition Enter the IHP giveaway!! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth Sign up for the Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project How to Fuel HIIT blog post: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2019/3/26/how-to-fuel-high-intensity-interval-training More on pre and post workout fuel: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/are-you-making-these-workout-fuel-mistakes
Mar 28, 2019
Episode 53: When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Pain with Dr. Cristin Zaimes
0:59:27
Sexism in Healthcare Why Women Aren’t Being Listened To Why does pain go on so long? Neural networks Hyper vigilance in the body Re-establishing Resiliency in Your Body Your power to heal Building out a health care team How to Find Trust in Healthcare Again Dr. Cristin Zaimes: https://www.oceansidept.com/ Catch Erin’s YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Vwr_yp0_Y Selma Blair on GMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsJOqH5BR3E Follow Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 52: Our Go-To Labs and Functional Testing
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Our go-to Lab tests Pathological vs. functional ranges How to use labs to practice preventative medicine Labs for baseline functioning Comprehensive metabolic panel CBC with differential Full lipid panel Functional labs + when to use them Costs of labs -- are they worth it? Labs as motivating factor Continuity of care The importance (and power) of referrals Personal healthcare & finances Follow Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Follow Kyle on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 51: Chinese Medicine for Mom & Kids with Megan Garcia
0:59:31
Cultural appropriation of herbs Chinese tonic herbs/adaptogens Herbs + vaccinations Food intros with food sensitivities How to reduce food stress with children Sugar + exposure to sweets Sour + bitter flavors for babies How to transition kids to whole foods diet Plant-based diets with kids Common mineral deficiencies in babies Best foods for baby’s development Baby led weaning vs. purees Responsive feeding Dairy-free calcium sources Natural deodorant options Body odors + organ function Megan Garcia on Insagram: https://www.instagram.com/megan___garcia/ Resources mentioned: Chinese Herbs for Babies class: https://megangarcia.com/chinese-herbs-for-babies/ Cold Snap herbal medicine for cold & flu: https://amzn.to/2XLoW18 The Hashimoto’s Healing Diet Book: https://amzn.to/2UpGNZw Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Mar 07, 2019
Episode 50: Eating Disorders & The Power of Sharing Your Story: Interview with Meg Doll
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Meg’s experience with eating disorder at the age of 10 Death or grief as impetus for eating disorders Meg’s final straw with her eating disoder + an a-ha moment Eating disorders as mental illness Traditional eating disorder recovery When eating disorders are disguised as “being healthy” How to change diet culture Why it’s important to share your experience How to find your unique voice The power of the ripple effect Recovery as a process Busting through food fear When we see food cravings as failure How to determine what diet is right for you Meg’s take on keto, low carb and fasting Women + carbs Meg Doll: https://megtherhn.com/ Meg's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megtherhn/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Feb 28, 2019
Episode 49: Why You Need To Test Your Thyroid (and how to do it)
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The one social media experience that made me stop comparing Recap for practitioners Does your practitioner even research, bro? Why practitioners need to be okay with failing Thyroid health and brain health Systems in the body that thyroid affects Why testing TSH doesn’t cut it Diet for Hashimoto’s Thyroid labs you need A must-listen for nutritionists and practitioners-to-be! Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/
Feb 21, 2019
Episode 48: Exploring Female Hormones & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten
0:55:35
What is Post Birth Control Syndrome and why you should care When your doctor doesn’t believe your story When medicine borders on dogma Why birth control is NOT “the pill for every female ill” Doctors are not a one-size-fits-all: the importance of building a healthcare team A brief history of birth control How birth control can delay your diagnosis What pain with sex & chronic yeast infections have in common Vaginal pain & shame Why you need to be a troublemaker The nutrients depleted by birth control Foods to eat if you take hormonal birth control How birth control affects your thyroid, hormones and gut Birth control, leaky gut & autoimmune disease Is the pill causing your depression? The two theories of depression and how birth control affects both The importance of your period & cycle regularity Amenorrhea after the pill Tests to ask for if your period is irregular or missing How insulin, blood sugar regulation affect your hormones How stress affects fertility The best hormone, thyroid & adrenal tests Purchase Beyond the Pill here: https://amzn.to/2E7VUBk Dr. Jolene Brighten: https://drbrighten.com/ Find Dr. Brighten on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjolenebrighten/ Follow Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Feb 14, 2019
Episode 47: Weaning Off Antidepressants, Eczema Diets & The Problem with Nutrition
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Immune-boosting herbs we’re loving now How to support yourself nutritionally when weaning off SSRIs Supplements to consider when coming off anti-depressants Nutrition to support the brain and mood Gluten & the brain Talking about gluten sensitivity Thyroid health & the brain How to test the thyroid Eczema triggers Specific diets to try for eczema relief Supplements & life practices for eczema relief Is Jillian Michael’s keto stance legit? Immune Boosting Hot Chocolate Recipe: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/immune-boosting-hot-chocolate Online Gut health workshop: http://www.erinholthealth.com/online-gut-workshop/online-gut-workshop Follow Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Follow Kyle on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Feb 07, 2019
Episode 46: Building Better Habits
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How to become aware of our habits Alignment based yoga & eating disorder recovery Where do I start? Are your goals too lofty? Sustainability & longevity of habits What are your tendencies and why does it matter? Overcoming obstacles How to get the best support for YOU What to do when life happens (and it will) What if I don’t have the time// how to find the time Creating the time to build new habits Sara Curry Blazy Yoga and Pilates in Portsmouth, NH https://www.blazenh.com/ Steamhouse Hot Yoga + Pilates in Epping, NH https://www.steamhousenh.com/ Episode 19: How to Feel Better https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/2/8/episode-19-how-to-feel-better-interview-with-sara-curry Four Tendencies Quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/ Find Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Jan 31, 2019
Episode 44: Celery Juice, Ditching Plastic, Chronic Constipation
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What’s up with the celery juice craze? Problems with low stomach acid Problems with PPIs and acid blocking medications Practical ways to ditch plastic water bottles Problems with plastic Causes of chronic constipation Laxative use Herbs for constipation Follow Erin on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Follow Kyle on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 43: Intersectional feminism & the Co-Opting of Movements: Interview with Chrissy King
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Overcoming the fear of leaving a FT job to pursue her dreams Examining and questioning the stories we tell ourselves Intersectional feminism Specific ways to leverage your priviledge Difference between guilt and shame How to be a part of the conversation when you don’t know what to say What to do when you get it wrong Resources for learning more about intersectional feminism The problems with performative feminism Thin privilege & the co-opting of the body positive movement Chrissy King’s website: http://chrissyking.com/ Find Chrissy on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamchrissyking/ Find Erin on instagram: https://instagram.com/erinholthealth Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/
Jan 10, 2019
Episode 42: New Year Resolutions, Carb Fear, Keto for Women, Anti-inflammatory Diets
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New Year’s Resolutions vs. Re-evaluation The right questions to ask yourself this new year What Erin is saying NO to in 2019 What to do if you’re feeling restricted on a low carb diet Is low sugar anti-inflammatory? Do I have to go keto for anti-inflammatory benefits? Who shouldn’t go keto? Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project/ Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ErinHoltHealth/ 5 ways to return to food normalcy after the holidze: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2018/12/28/how-to-return-to-food-normalcy-after-the-holidaze New Year’s Ritual: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/12/28/new-year-ritual?rq=ritual
Jan 03, 2019
Episode 41: Supplements for Women's Health
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Calcium & Bone Health L-theanine for Stress and Focus How to Dose L-theanine Fostering Focus in Children Supplement Safety UTI Prevention & Treatment Top 3 Herbs for Liver Health #1 Herb for Stress, Liver, Hair, Skin & Nails When to Take Milk Thistle Her Vital Way: https://www.hervitalway.com/ Work with Erin: https://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Erin & Kyle on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 40: Conscious Holidays
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How We Stay Sane and Enjoy the Holidays Our Favorite Traditions - New and Old Coupon Codes for Health-Conscious Gifts Our Favorite Companies to Support How to Detox Your Home Free guided meditation: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/meditation-for-balance You Do You Crew with Erin Holt (private FB grou): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2090152341025014/ Shop clean wine here: https://scoutandcellar.com/order/?u=enjoycleanwine&event=P12722 Reachout to Jennifer at Enjoy Clean Wine for your discount here: https://www.instagram.com/enjoycleanwine/ https://www.facebook.com/enjoycleanwine/ Coyote River CBD oil: https://www.coyoteriverhempco.com/ Discount code to save 20%: Funk20 Her Vital Way: hervitalway.com Discount code to save 25%: vitalhealth Knife sharpening in Lee, NH: https://www.facebook.com/TheAmericanEdge/
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 39: Plant Based Diets, Eating Meat, and Sustainable Health
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How to Get the Most Nutrition Out of a Vegetarian Diet Supplements to Consider on a Vegetarian/Vegan Diet Common Nutrient Deficiencies in a Vegetarian/Vegan Diet (and what to do) Is Organic Meat More Nutritious than Factory-Farmed Meat? All About Protein - How to Get Enough How to Transition to an Animal-Inclusive Diet Environmental & Sustainability Concerns of Eating Meat The Moral & Ethical Dilemma Best Ways to Approach the Healthiest Diet for You Schedule a free 30 minute call with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Fueled+Fit Nutrition Program: https://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit Soaked nuts: How and Why: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/soaked-nuts-how-and-why?rq=soaked%20nuts Diana Rogers: https://sustainabledish.com/ Chris Kresser: https://chriskresser.com/red-meat-and-tmao-its-the-gut-not-the-meat/ Robb Wolf: https://robbwolf.com/2017/07/03/what-the-health-a-wolfs-eye-review/ Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Find Kyle on Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 38: Interview with Jessica Flanigan
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The #1 question to ask yourself before attempting any diet How to customize your health based on latest microbiome and genetic research Personalized medicine The best tests for individualized health plans Jessica’s thoughts on genetic testing and 23andme Judgements in the wellness world How to find a skilled practitioner Modern authorities in health movements What is oral tolerance and why does it matter? The lie you’ve been told about food sensitivities How restriction can lead to inflammation, gut problems and autoimmunity Plant-restrictive diets: yay or nay? What to do when we feel stuck How do we learn to love ourselves Links: Jessica’s Website: https://aiplifestyle.com/about-jessica/ Jessica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelovingdiet/ The Loving Diet Book: https://amzn.to/2PHscJP Schedule an appointment with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Find Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Find Kyle on Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition
Nov 07, 2018
Episode 37: Liver Health, Bile Production & Intermittent Fasting
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Is detox BS? Why you should care about the health of your gallbladder All about bile and why it’s such a superstar Problems with reflux meds Foods to improve digestion and increase bile production My current fave daily elixir Supplements for detoxification Benefits & drawbacks of intermittent fasting Female hormones and fasting Who should NEVER attempt fasting How to do it & Signs you should stop Schedule a 30 minute inquiry call with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Workshop calendar: https://www.erinholthealth.com/events/ Online dispensary: https://www.erinholthealth.com/purchase-supplements/ Access code: holt Supplements mentioned: Apex Energetics BileMin, Hepato-Synergy, Gaia Sweetish Bitters Ways to eat citrus rind: https://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/the-daily-rind?rq=zest
Oct 24, 2018
Episode 36: Natural Cold & Flu Prevention with Herbalist Amy McKelvey
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Having faith in your immune system DIY antibacterial hand spray Teas and herbs for kids Immunity herbs to cook with How to prevent strep Creating a home apothecary Foods & practices to enhance immunity Healthy holiday gift ideas “Please, everyone -- have some more faith in your body.” Set up 30 minute call with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/membership Find Amy at: https://www.hervitalway.com/ Echinacea Immunity Blend: https://www.hervitalway.com/Our-Defense-Healthy-Immune-Support_p_13.html The Mustard Seed: https://www.hervitalway.com/ Follow us on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition Intro & Outro Music: Throwin' Bows by Cerulean City
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 35: Candida, Spousal Support & Protein Needs
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--Our thoughts on Facebook nutrition groups --Feeding kids --Getting your spouse on board with health eating --Best tests for candida --Candida protocols --Chronic UTIs --Protein needs: how much is too much? Carb Compatibility Project: https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project/ Follow us on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition Work with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Work with Kyle at www.rootdownnutrition.com Intro & Outro Music: Throwin' Bows by Cerulean City
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 34: Biological Dentistry with Dr. Kristen Graham
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What is a biological dentist? How do you find one? Nutrition & Oral Health Clenching & Grinding Teeth Fluoride: Yay or Nay? Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth Best Meal Timing for Oral Health Top 3 (Inexpensive) Things You Can Do for Healthy Teeth All About Mercury & Metal Fillings Mercury Toxicity and Detoxification Root Canals, Cavities & More What Does Candida Have to Do with Mercury Fillings? The mouth and the gut Find Dr. Kristen Graham here: https://beyondpearlywhites.com/ What really causes cavities (blog): https://beyondpearlywhites.com/what-really-causes-cavities-a-systemic-approach-to-decay-and-understanding-dentinal-fluid-flow/ The Toxic Tooth (book): https://amzn.to/2NcWiDO Sonicaire Toothbrush https://amzn.to/2CbAlRc Copper tongue scraper: https://amzn.to/2wDoYfT Squigle Tooth Builder Sensitive Toothpaste: https://amzn.to/2oAYsiE Dental Herb Company Tooth & Gums: https://amzn.to/2Nar8Nj Aqua Essence Toothpaste: http://www.aquaessencetoothpaste.com/ Activated Charcoal Toothpowder: https://amzn.to/2MMRJRm
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 33: Fear, Control and Setting Boundaries
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***Warning: some violent content. Please don’t listen in front of little ears.*** Giveaway announced at end! Happy one year anniversary to us! Kyle tells her tale Erin opens up about her fears Food control & anxiety Confronting fear in relationships, health and career How fear dictates our life Uncovering limiting beliefs Setting boundaries in relationships in business Sign up for Commit to 90: Portsmouth: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=30776&stype=40&prodId=105 Epping: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=186699&stype=40&prodId=104 Blue Ridge Hemp: http://lddy.no/4wcy Follow us on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition Work with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Work with Kyle at www.rootdownnutrition.com
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 32: Competitive Training and Intuitive Eating - Interview with Run Far Girl Sarah Canney
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Using competition to your advantage rather than demise Self competition + body image issues “Earning” your food through exercise Intuitive eating Intuitive training without injury Balancing goals with physical health Cyclical training Dealing with comparison on social media Running with pregnant - is it safe Postpartum recovery Transformation Tuesdays Plant iron vs. animal iron with anemia Connect with Sarah Canney: http://runfargirl.com/ Rise Run Retreat: https://www.riserunretreat.com/ Blue Ridge Hemp: http://lddy.no/4wcy Work with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Email Kyle for appointments: kyle.maiorana@gmail.com
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 31: Eating More Veggies
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Are green smoothies healthy or not? The problem with antagonistic food claims Can you eat too many veggies? Cruciferous veggies + thyroid health Leafy greens + oxalates Getting calcium from leafy greens Starting your own home garden Home gardens on limited space ways to extend your fresh local produce beyond summer Kitchen hacks for eating & storing more veggies Carb Compatibility Project - starts August 6th. Sign up today! http://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility/ Blue Ridge Hemp: http://lddy.no/4wcy Save $5 off every product with code 50FFALL Free shipping on all orders over $60 Work with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Email Kyle for appointments: kyle.maiorana@gmail.com Mobile Gardening Containers: https://amzn.to/2JBC7d7 Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/stuffed-zucchini-blossoms Real Food Muffins: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2142?rq=muffins Healthy Zucchini Sticks http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/healthy-zucchini-sticks-gluten-free-grain-free-paleo?rq=muffins
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 30: Low Carb Diets, Part 2
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tracking macros are low carb diets good for gut health? difference between keto/low carb/moderate carb/high carb do you need carbs at every meal? carbs in dairy micronutrients found in carbs antioxidants for gut health are white potatoes unhealthy? resistant starch is brown rice hard to digest? brown rice vs. white rice eating fruit in the summer carb cycling how many carbs do you really need? Blue Ridge Hemp: http://lddy.no/4wcy Save $5 off every product with code 50FFALL Free shipping on all orders over $60 Carb Compatibility Project: http://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility/ Beta group starts August 6th!
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 29: Low Carb Diets, Part 1
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Our journey with body image Dilemma within the anti-diet movement Can the keto diet “break” you Low carb diets + weight loss Different types of carbs Carbs to eat/carbs to avoid Nutrient dense vs. nutrient poor carbs Email us for appointments: erin@erinholthealth.com kyle.maiorana@gmail.com Work with Erin: http://www.erinholthealth.com/nutrition-services/ Fueled+Fit 3 week nutrition program: http://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit/
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 28: Weight Loss + Holistic Fitness: Interview with AJ Govoni
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Erin’s experience working with AJ How severe health issues led AJ on her holistic path Self disgust + chronic illness What to do when health goals + weight goals don’t sync up AJ’s protocol for health and fitness The link between fear + weight loss resistance Best exercises for weight loss How to prevent over-exercise Most efficient workouts for busy people What traveling has taught AJ about health Work with AJ: http://www.ajgovoni.com/ Find AJ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajgovoni/ Wild Vibes Festival: https://www.wildvibes.org/ Funk’tional Nutrition FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/funktionalnutrition/ Is it a diet or a lifestyle change: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2018/1/11/040ij26m5w6z4udv7d9qjo7zpb5dv5
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 27: Vitamin D, Sunscreen + How to Stay Safe in the Sun
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Erin and Kyle’s school wrap up + summer plans Why you need vitamin D Ways to naturally get vitamin D Who is prone to vitamin D deficiency How to determine how much sun you can tolerate Types of sunscreen Problems with chemical sunscreens What to absolutely avoid when buying sunscreen What to look for when buying sunscreen Our personal favorite sunscreens Should you take a vitamin D supplement What type of vitamin D supplement to look for Safe and nontoxic sunscreen: https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist: https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=product/countersun-mineral-sunscreen-mist-spf-30 Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion: https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=product/countersun-mineral-sunscreen-lotion-spf-30 Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick: https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=product/countersun-mineral-sunscreen-stick-spf-30 Vitamin D and Safe Sun Exposure http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/5/20/vitamin-d-safe-sun-exposure?rq=vitamin%20d Vitamin D supplement with K2: http://www.erinholthealth.com/supplements/ Vitamin D light box: https://www.sperti.com/product/sperti-vitamin-d-light-box Fueled+Fit: 21 days of nutrition education and lifestyle medicine http://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit/ Follow Erin & Kyle on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
May 30, 2018
Episode 26: Your Sugar Questions Answered
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Refined, natural and artificial sweeteners - what’s best? Diet soda & weight gain sneaky ingredients ways sugar are disguised Nutrition issues with sugar Blood sugar dysregulation & adrenal effects High blood sugar, insulin resistance & brain inflammation Effects of sugar on microbiome How to combat cravings Appropriate levels of consumption/how much is too much? Eating For A Healthy Gut: Online Gut Health Workshop http://www.erinholthealth.com/events/ Fueled+Fit: 21 days of nutrition education and lifestyle medicine http://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit/ Follow Erin & Kyle on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
May 16, 2018
Episode 25: Healing with Herbs, Interview with Herbalist Amy McKelvey of Her Vital Way
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Healing with herbs History of herbs Can you overdo supplements Essentials oil safety Where to start with supplements How to make tea infusions Zinc and copper balance Herbs for skin Hormonal acne Herbs for constipation Dosing for herbs Herbs for sleep and anxiety Adaptogens Schisandra How to energize your life How to maximize benefits from supplements Menstrual cramps Visit Her Vital Way: https://www.hervitalway.com/ How to learn more about herbs: https://www.hervitalway.com/Become-your-own-health-advocate_b_11.html "We have been healers throughout history. Groups of women gathered together to heal each other and heal their community with plants and foods. We all need to go back to that place of trusting ourselves."
May 02, 2018
Episode 24: Emotional Eating AKA The One Where We Air Our Dirty Laundry
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Emotional Eating aka The One Where We Air Our Dirty Laundry Interview with Alicia Joy Stiles What does women's empowerment have to do with food Why we overeat What does burnout have to do with emotional eating Food & shame We talk about everything from binge eating to divorce to burnout. Aliciajoystiles.com Follow Alicia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliciajoystiles/ Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ DEEP DETOX WORKSHOP: http://www.erinholthealth.com/events/ at Hawthorn Farm Retreat Center, Medfield MA - Saturday, April 21st 12-3pm How detoxification *actually* works in the body and how you can support it everyday Common detox myths and misconceptions How gut health affects overall health - and what you can do about it The problem with low calorie diets when it comes to weight loss AND detoxification How you have the power to change your own genes What food has to do with all of it
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 23: Your Supplement Questions Answered!
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Supplements: do they actually work? Multivitamins: do you need one? Greens powder for kids How to check for supplement safety/purity/efficacy Omega 3s: fish oil and algae oil What to look for with probiotics Pee turning yellow with b-complex supplements for anxiety Biotin for helping with hair loss/hair thinning from IUD? collagen peptides Is collagen safe while breastfeeding? Preworkouts Erin's Online Gut Workshop: http://www.erinholthealth.com/online-gut-workshop/online-gut-workshop Are You Making These Workout Fuel Mistakes: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/are-you-making-these-workout-fuel-mistakes Deep Detox workshop at Hawthorn Farm: http://www.erinholthealth.com/hawthorn-farm-detox-workshop/detox-workshop-at-hawthorn-farm Rootz Nutrition Protein Powder and Energizer: https://www.rootznutrition.com/ USE CODE erinholthealth TO GET 10% OFF
Apr 04, 2018
Episode 22: How to Get Help With Your Health
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Where to Start & Who to Seek Out Why Your Story Matters What to do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Listen Difference Between Health Coach and Nutritionist Mystery illness How to find a practitioner Online Gut Health Workshop: http://www.erinholthealth.com/online-gut-workshop/online-gut-workshop Deep Detox Workshop Registration: http://www.erinholthealth.com/events/ Why Hypothyroidism is a feminist issue: https://avivaromm.com/hypothyroidism-feminist-issue/ Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Mar 21, 2018
Episode 21: Clean Eating with Carrie Forrest
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How to find the balance in healthy eating with a disordered past Healing and orthorexia Clean eating - what does it mean? Finding flexibility with food rules Is a vegetarian diet the healthies diet? Transitioning from vegan diet → animal inclusive diet Why a vegan blogger stopped being vegan Supplements for digestion when adding meat in Intermittent fasting Losing your period - and getting it back Eating for hormone health and PCOS Supporting Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Thyroid disease + gluten Quotes: “That was the first step to balancing my hormones - I had to gain back 10 pounds.” --Carrie Forrest “It’s so individualized with every woman finding a comfortable weight. And it can’t be under anyone else’s guidelines. I trusted my body to figure things out - which was a big hope.” --Carrie Forrest “My eating disorder went under the radar for a long time because the pursuit of skinny is socially and culturally acceptable.” --Erin Holt LAST CHANCE TO JOIN FUELED+FIT for March 12: http://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit/ Carrie’s website: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com/ Carrie’s podcast: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com/podcast/ Erin’s interview on Carrie’s podcast: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com/eating-disorder-recovery-erin-holt/ Follow Carrie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleaneatingcarrie/ Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 20: Low Carb, Keto and Elimination Diets
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Benefits and drawbacks of a ketogenic diet Who should attempt and avoid a keto diet Erin’s experience with keto Tips for getting into ketosis Hows and whys of Elimination diets Negative side effects of longterm elimination diets Paleo vs. low carb diets Is paleo healthy? Sign up for the LAST live Fueled+Fit program here: http://www.erinholthealth.com/fueled-fit/ Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 19: How To Feel Better: Interview with Sara Curry
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What to do if you have back pain Why bed rest is the worst thing you can do for back pain What's wrong with the current model of pain treatment How to decrease fibromyalgia pain Yoga and medical miracles Dispelling myths about Bikram yoga What does being direct have to do with mindfulness Seeking comfort in discipline Yoga and obesity Yoga and inclusiveness How to heal Sara’s Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y15SX-dQUM Bikram Yoga Portsmouth: http://bikramyogaportsmouth.com/ Sober Yogis Program: http://bikramyogaportsmouth.com/sober-yogis Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 18: Healthy Eating on a Budget
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The Cost of Healthy Eating How We Prioritize Food Shopping Which Foods to Cut to Save Money Where to Shop Budgeting Tips Inexpensive Sources of Nutrition Thrive Market: Save 25% on your first order with this link: http://thrv.me/Erinholthealth Batch Cook and Meal Prep Guide: http://www.erinholthealth.com/products/batch-cook-guide Farmer Suicide Problem: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/06/why-are-americas-farmers-killing-themselves-in-record-numbers Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Jan 24, 2018
Episode 17: Weight Loss and Calories
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Do calories matter? Calories in vs. calories out The lesson Erin had to learn to recover from disordered eating Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Metabolism and metabolic damage Calories and hormones 4 most important things to do for weight loss How to determine your calorie needs Set point theory My Thoughts on Calorie Counting, Food Portioning and Food Tracking: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/my-thoughts-on-calorie-counting-food-portioning-and-food-tracking The Baby Weight: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/the-baby-weight BMR calculator (how many calories you need to not die): http://www.myfitnesspal.com/tools/bmr-calculator MSJ x 1.2 for confined to bed MSJ x 1.5 activities of daily living
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 16: The Brain, Pain, and Why Our Healthcare System Has It All Wrong
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Interview with Dr. Cristin Zaimes What the heck is the pelvic floor and why you should care about it Root causes of constipation What’s wrong with the idea of “core engagement” Why you probably DON’T need to do kegels What is the “core” and how can you find it Sexual trauma, cultural programming and physical ailments How does your story affect your physical body and why it’s such a necessary part of your care plan What does pain have to do with the brain The current model of health care and why it needs to CHANGE Barriers to integrated healthcare and how we can overcome them Neuroscience proves that one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work What does nutrition have to do with pain and physical therapy Gut, inflammation and pain Our thoughts on exercise, cortisol and calorie burn The best way to find your optimal weight Oceanside Physical Therapy: http://oceansidept.com/ Follow us on instagram https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Jan 10, 2018
Episode 15: All About Detox
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Listener responses from Part 1 What is detoxification and how does it work within the body? What’s the gut got to do with it? How to know if you need to support detoxification? Why fast weight loss can be problematic from a detox standpoint SNPs and genetic variants Foods that support detox Where do toxins come from? What you can do to reduce your toxic load Emotional Detox Erin’s Detox + Yoga workshop: https://3bridgesyoga.com/events/ For more information on safe beauty: www.beautycounter.com/erinholt Environmental Working Group for Dirty Dozen and Skin Deep List: https://www.ewg.org Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/ Use this link to save 25% on your first order at Thrive Market: http://thrv.me/kJJy4K
Jan 03, 2018
Episode 14: Isagenix, Shakeology, Cleansing and Fasting
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Isagenix, 21 Day Fix, Shakeology Do these products warrant their price tags? What does “nutritional cleansing” mean? Ingredients to watch out for Different protein powders to try Where does your nutrition and health information come from? Intermittent fasting: what is it and is it right for everyone? SHOW NOTES: How Many Calories Do You Really Need? http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/2/2/how-many-calories-do-you-need Vega Protein Powder: http://amzn.to/2BCeNcM Thorne MediPro Vegan: http://amzn.to/2BCf7Z2 Naked Undenatured Grassfed Whey: http://amzn.to/2yZGUPY Vital Proteins Chocolate Coconut Whey: http://amzn.to/2z00D20 SFH grass fed whey protein powder: http://amzn.to/2BfOMmu Amazing Grass Green Superfood Antioxidant: http://amzn.to/2D72bKP Amazing Grass Organic Plant Based Superfood Protein: http://amzn.to/2AZMrYH Follow us on Instagram! @erinholthealth @rootdownnutrition
Dec 20, 2017
Episode 13: Vernon Family Farm
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Raising chickens for meat Labels: Pastured, Non GMO, USDA inspected, Halaal certified Top 3 questions to ask your local farmer! Difference between free range and pastured? What is air chilling and why does it matter? How does bleach get into some chicken? Meal prep for a busy family Vernons’ top 3 kitchen hacks for a family of 5 Raising kids on a farm Convenience vs. Community Vernon Family Farm is located on 33 conserved acres in Newfields, NH. These guys work hard to provide local communities with healthy, nutrient dense food. They sell a variety of chicken, mushrooms and vegetables at their farm store, and at farmer's markets and to local restaurants and grocers. “Ultimately what we’re trying to do is build this sense of authenticity, uniqueness and organicness around your food and how you go shopping. We hope that when you come here, you see the trueness of your food, how it got to where it is, and you can feel connected to that.” Vernon Family Farm: vernonfamilyfarm.com Instagram: @vernonfamilyfarm Annual Newfilends Christmas Tree Bonfire Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133911420641218/ Find Erin & Kyle on Instagram: @erinholthealth @rootdownnutrition
Dec 13, 2017
Episode 12: Blue Ridge Hemp Discusses Topical CBD use
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The owner of Blue Ridge Hemp, Will Oseroff, talks about topical CBD, and why he created a company based on CBD infused natural care products. How fibromyalgia sparked this small business CBD vs. THC in the cannabis plant Will you get “high” using CBD? CBD effects on chronic pain Can CBD replace opioids in managing chronic pain? Side effects of opioids Dosing for pain, restful sleep, injury, yoga soreness How does bioavailability differ with topical use vs. ingesting vs. inhaling? What’s the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil? CBD from domestic sources vs. China What are terpenes and what are their effects? Will’s all-time favorite product Blue Ridge Hemp, CBD infused natural care products: https://blueridgehempco.com/ Cannaboid research: https://blueridgehempco.com/pages/p-style-text-align-center-scientific-reports-on-cbd-p Goddess Ghee: http://www.goddessghee.com/ Follow Erin and Kyle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Dec 06, 2017
Episode 11: Lunchbox Makeover + Eating Organ Meats
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Nutrition in organ meats Is liver a toxic food? How - and why - to eat liver Lunchbox makeovers Healthy sandwich swaps How to plan and pack lunches Organ Complex pills: http://amzn.to/2zu16KU Liver pills: http://amzn.to/2Ab3jyj Liver recipes: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/31/liver-a-true-superfood Shepherd’s Pie Recipe: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/31/veggie-loaded-shepherds-pie-paleo-gluten-free-dairy-free-options Healthy kid snacks part 1: http://seacoast.citymomsblog.com/mom/5-truly-healthy-kid-snacks-part-1/ Healthy kid snacks part 2: http://seacoast.citymomsblog.com/food/nutritionists-guide-healthy-kid-snacks/ Nom Nom Paleo lunch box ideas: http://nomnompaleo.com/paleolunchboxes Against All Grain Lunch box ideas: https://againstallgrain.com/2017/08/13/gluten-free-lunchbox-ideas/
Nov 29, 2017
Episode 10: Feeding Babies and Children with Megan Garcia
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Interview with Megan Garcia Topics: Baby nutrition Introducing allergens and dairy Acid reflux and colic in babies Effects of taking antibiotics Probiotics (and prebiotics) for babies Advice for picky eaters Raising children on a real food diet How to encourage a healthy relationship with food and body Megan’s First Foods and Beyond: http://megangarcia.com/first-foods-and-beyond/ Acid reflux and colic: http://megangarcia.com/infant-reflux-and-colic/ Gutpro Infant Powder: http://www.corganic.com/products/gutpro-infant#55a72105d6665 Klaire Labs Galactomune: https://www.amazon.com/Klaire-Labs-Galactomune-5-3-oz/dp/B003PQVWNA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1481663293&sr=8-2&keywords=galactomune&linkCode=sl1&tag=babywell-20&linkId=b74ce695876e51f39f1f41597d2fce60
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 9: Interview with The Roasted Root
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Topics: Julia talks about starting a blog and what it takes to run a blog as a business What does your relationship to yourself have to do with diet, food and illness? Ways to manage IBS Managing chronic disease through diet How to support digestion Issues with active women going too low carb Tweaking your macros Home fermentation Pro tips on brewing kombucha at home Eating well with minimal effort and time Where to start with home cooking Why you should give less of a F Thanksgiving meal swap tips Funk’tional Holidays Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367104350379014/ The Roasted Root: https://www.theroastedroot.net/ Delicious Probiotic Drinks: http://amzn.to/2hxXIej Let Them Eat Kale: http://amzn.to/2yDkZyJ Follow us on Instagram! Erin: https://www.instagram.com/erinholthealth/ Kyle: https://www.instagram.com/rootdownnutrition/
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 8: Thriving Through the Holidays
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GIVEAWAY WINNER: Jessyanne - you get the Beautycounter Touchup Concealer Pen! Topics: Body care vs. self care Restriction throughout the holidays How to say no Healthy holiday recipe swaps Combatting holiday stress Nuttin’ From a Can Green Bean Casserole (gluten-free, dairy-free): http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/be-thankful-for-green-bean-casserole?rq=casserole Apple Crisp (grain-free, gluten-free) http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/10/1/grain-free-apple-crisp-gluten-free-paleo-vegan?rq=apple%20crisp A New Twist on Mashed Potatoes: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/a-new-twist-on-mashed-potatoes?rq=mashed%20potatoes Veggie Loaded Shepherd’s Pie http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2016/10/31/veggie-loaded-shepherds-pie-paleo-gluten-free-dairy-free-options?rq=mashed%20potatoes
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 7: Natural Cold and Flu Prevention
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GIVEAWAY WINNER: Beautycounter Cleansing Exfoliator goes to Favabean8!! This week’s prize: Beautycounter Touchup Concealer pen ($32 value). To enter to win, leave us a written review on iTunes! https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=cosmetics/face/touchup-skin-concealer-pen.html **The audio got a little weird/unsynched at the end of the episode, but it's all good!** Episode Topics: How Kyle is dealing with severe life stress Erin’s experience with antibiotics Our thoughts/decisions about the flu shot Natural cold and flu prevention Food to support immune health How many fruits and veggies do we aim for? How to get more variety in your diet What’s the deal with neti pots? Herbs and supplements What to do when you start coming down with something SharonGordonYoga.com Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and grab your free Healthy Snack Guide: http://eepurl.com/8Txe Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt Submit a question here: http://www.erinholthealth.com/new-page/
Nov 02, 2017
Episode 6: Smoothies, Vitamin D supplementation
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Last week’s giveaway winners: Customedition13 and Meganeph. Email erin@erinholthealth.com to claim your Vital Proteins gelatin! This week we are giving away a Beautycounter Nourishing Cream Exfoliator. Leave a written review on itunes to enter to win! https://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt?goto=nourishing-cream-exfoliator.html Topics: Do exclusively breastfed babies need vitamin D supplements? Vitamin D supplements we like (for mom and baby) Vitamin D-rich foods Postpartum foods Our favorite blenders 3 issues we see with smoothies Is fruit okay in smoothies? How we prep our smoothies ahead of time Fats Proteins Veggies Fiber Potions & Fancy “extras” Flavor Boosts Liquids Vitamin D & Safe Sun Exposure http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/5/20/vitamin-d-safe-sun-exposure?rq=vitamin%20D Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and grab your free Healthy Snack Guide: http://eepurl.com/8Txe Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt Get all your health food favorites at discount prices at Thrive Market: http://thrv.me/kJJy4K Submit a question here: http://www.erinholthealth.com/new-page/
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 5: Disordered Eating
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Today Erin and Kyle interview Kendra Gaffney, a certified eating disorder registered dietitian at Nutritious Thoughts. This is an eye-opening conversation that every girl and woman should listen to! “Weight is never one of our primary goals. Behavior change is the area we focus on, and weight can be a side effect. “ Topics covered: What’s the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating? Health At Every Size How to make the switch from focusing on looking a certain way to focusing on health Mindful eating and intuitive eating - the difference between the two, how to practice them, and are they right for everyone? Erin talks about her eating disorder recovery Emotional eating Before and after photos on social media What to do if you feel “triggered” Is it possible to make dietary changes in a way that also incorporates mindful eating? Orthorexia What puts people at higher risk for eating disorder? How do we disassociate weight from identity and self worth? Body image What about men? Next steps to take if you’re struggling with unhealthy habits around food Learn more about Nutritious Thoughts here: https://www.nutritious-thoughts.com/ Health At Every Size: http://amzn.to/2grsaGF Reclaiming Beauty Journal & Deck: http://reclaimingbeauty.com/reclaiming-beauty-journal-wisdom-deck/ An Exercise in Awareness/When I Ate a Jar of Almond Butter: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/awareness?rq=almond%20butter Why I Gained 10 Pounds: http://www.erinholthealth.com/erin-holt-health-1/2017/6/12/why-i-gained-10-pounds?rq=10%20pounds Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and grab your free Healthy Snack Guide: http://eepurl.com/8Txe Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 4: All About Dairy
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Listener question: Talk to me about raw milk versus grassfed that you get in a carton. And kefir...what gives?? Is goat cheese okay if you have dairy issues? Also, I love chocolate, but doesn't chocolate have dairy? Does it really? Dry needling Is chocolate dairy free? Raw milk: is it safe? Conventional dairy: what does it mean? Is it healthy? Low fat dairy + skim milk Do we need milk for calcium? Food sources of calcium rBGH and other hormones in milk - are they safe? Lactose intolerace Signs of dairy sensitivity At home test to tell if you’re sensitive to dairy A1/A2 Beta Casein Goat and sheep dairy Dairy alternatives Check out Fueled+Fit - the 21 day nutrition & wellness program that hundreds of people have found success with! http://www.erinholthealth.com/fed-well-fit-3/ Thrive Market: http://thrv.me/kJJy4K Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and grab your free Healthy Snack Guide: http://eepurl.com/8Txe Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt Oceanside Physical Therapy: http://oceansidept.com/
Oct 11, 2017
Episode 3: Healthy (And Unhealthy) Cooking Fats and Oils
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Healthy Cooking Fats & Oils In this episode, we tackle a listener question all about cooking with fats! Topics: Detoxification infrared sauna Bikram yoga Ghee - how and why to use it Is coconut oil healthy??? Problems with collecting nutrition data What the American Heart Association and USDA recommend for fats Controversy with USDA - why some dietitians are upset! Smoke points of oils - what does it mean? What are “healthy” fats and “unhealthy” fats? What oils you should use Thoughts on Bulletproof coffee Is there a question you’d like us to answer on an upcoming episode? Email us at support@thefunktionalnutritionist.com Check out Eat to Achieve (formerly Fueled + Fit) - the 21 day nutrition & wellness program that hundreds of people have found success with! http://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/eat Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and snag your free Healthy Snack Guide here: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Grab the Batch Cooking E-Book or Detox Guide here: http://www.erinholthealth.com/products/ Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 2: Healthy Snacking
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Episode 2: Healthy Snacking Topics: self care yin yoga why do we snack? how the food industry creates addictive food who should snack? our favorite snack recipes and where to find them what to look for in a balanced snack healthy snack ideas Is there a question you’d like us to answer on an upcoming episode? Email us at erin@erinholthealth.com Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and grab your free Healthy Snack Guide: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Check out Fueled+Fit - the 21 day nutrition & wellness program that hundreds of people have found success with! http://www.erinholthealth.com/fed-well-fit-3/ Grab the Batch Cooking E-Book here: http://www.erinholthealth.com/products/ Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt
Oct 02, 2017
Funk'tional Nutrition Episode 1: Intros
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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (aka the pilot episode) Erin and Kyle introduce themselves, talk about their personal and professional histories, how they got into nutrition, and their respective careers. They also discuss functional nutrition - what it is, and how it differs from conventional medicine and nutrition. Listener question: How did you get into functional nutrition? This is not “just” an intro episode - there are a lot of juicy food gems and golden health nuggets packed in here! Is there a question you’d like us to answer on an upcoming episode? Email us at erin@erinholthealth.com Check out Fueled+Fit - the 21 day nutrition & wellness program that hundreds of people have found success with! http://www.erinholthealth.com/fed-well-fit-3/ Sign up for Erin’s newsletter and get updates on all things food & health: http://eepurl.com/8Txef Interested in safer beauty? Check it out here: http://www.beautycounter.com/erinholt
Oct 02, 2017