CUSTOM COACHING with ERIKA

You've tried it all but you're still struggling when it comes to

  • energy/fatigue
  • weight
  • poor digestion (bloating, irregularity, heardburn, GERD)
  • Candida
  • blood sugar (hypoglycemia, diabetes, pre-diabetes)
  • autoimmunity
  • thyroid imbalances
  • heightened disease risk
  • mental health (anxiety, depression, mood swings, etc.)
  • unrefreshing sleep / insomnia
  • inflammation
  • lowered immune function and/or chronic infection
  • allergies
  • women's health issues (PMS, PMDD, PCOS, peri/menopause)
  • low sex drive

You're smart.

 

Maybe you've done your own research.

 

Maybe you've gone Paleo, keto, followed SCD, GAPS, and/or committed to autoimmune dietary protocols.

 

You might have even worked with a nutritionist, doctor, or other practitioner - or more than one.

 

 You've been diligent with supplements (you might have even researched these too).

 

Maybe you've even had labs run (or a lot of labs).

 

But...

You're still struggling.

You're losing hope.

Your head is spinning.

You can get out of this rut.

You can heal.

I can help.

Just ask some of my clients...

Freida Pinto

Erika has arguably been a saviour for my health and well-being.

FREIDA PINTO | ACTRESS

Jenny Katz

Erika is the Winston Wolfe of the Nutrition and Health world. In the movie Pulp Fiction, Winston Wolfe is THE guy you call when you accidentally splatter some guy's brains all over the backseat of your car. Like Erika, he's the go-to expert at fixing even the messiest of problems--only Erika does it with a lot more heart and piercing intelligence. 

I've had serious health problems in the past, and more recently issues with autoimmunity, mold exposure, mercury toxicity, methylation, adrenal fatigue, etc. I have spent close to $10,000 on very expensive Functional Medicine Doctors and MANY MANY tests. I have been diligent in researching, reading blogs, following diet protocols (including Autoimmune Paleo, or AIP), and seeking new treatments on IG from other autoimmune or Lyme sufferers.

I've tried pretty much everything. I've been through three Functional Medicine Doctors, and a few other practitioners, enough that my head felt like it was spinning. What I've realized is that many doctors and other providers don't know what they're doing, or if they do, they've gotten too comfortable and don't do the work. My doctor is one of the best in the country, and at a certain point it became obvious he was just guessing with me.

I got more beneficial, concrete information from Erika than any of the doctors I've worked with.

JENNIFER KATZ | MANAGER, ZAZEN MEDITATION + WELLNESS CENTER | YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER, SONIMA FOUNDATION | M.A. HEALTH + SOCIETY

My specialty is problem-solving.

 

My Custom Coaching approach is unique.

 

Because you're unique.

MY APPROACH

You're a wonder. That's right. Your body, your mind, and all their near-infinite processes you never even see (and likely take for granted) are a wonder. They can also be complicated, and the source of tremendous distress when something goes wrong.

The good news is healing doesn't have to be complicated - when you have the right guidance, and focus on the right things: REAL FOOD, THE MIND-BODY-NUTRITION CONNECTION© , and INDIVIDUALIZED BIOLOGY.

We all know how important it is to eat real unprocessed food, but not all real food is as nutrient-dense or beneficial as others (and there's a lot of hype to contend with in this department).

Once you have a clear picture of your unique biochemistry (through lab work, and sometimes genetics), you can target your unique nutritional and supplement needs in a way that cuts through years of guesswork, saving you money and unnecessary hoopla, and catalyzing your healing.

It's also important to understand that your biochemistry and even your gene-expression are highly influenced by environmental factors beyond diet, including toxins (from within and without), pathogens, stress and trauma. 

Even if you carry "dangerous" genes, that doesn't necessarily mean they're actively expressed. But they can become active through these  influences.

It's also critical to understand your brain lives in your body, and the way you process stimuli influences countless biochemical processes in your mind-body. This can trigger a stress response that imbalances biochemistry and inhibits cellular detoxification. This can also turn on and off gene expression. Learning how to regulate your mind-body through strategic evidence-based approaches is a crucial component of your healing, and something food or supplements alone cannot achieve.

 What you get

I roll up my sleeves to support your breakthrough. When we work together...

  • We look at your labs (from a functional perspective*)
  • We help you run targeted labs
  • We discuss carefully laid out evidence-based (and sometimes lesser known) suggested protocols (food, supplement, mind-body and lifestyle) that have track-records of proven results that are in line with your unique struggles and goals.
  • We look at your unique biochemical features in a meticulous and inter-relational way often overlooked by too many practitioners.
  • We empower you to work collaboratively with your other practitioners, including doctors.

What Is a Functional Approach?

A functional approach investigates the root of imbalances, takes into account a narrower range of optimal functioning in lab results and of the body's systems, and views lab results inter-relationally.  In contrast, a conventional approach does not target the root of imbalances, focusing more on what is truly symptomatic relief, relying on broad reference ranges that often overlook imbalances, and viewing lab results in a more isolated manner from one another. Even seemingly "progressive" approaches that go beneath the surface may still not dig deep enough.

Custom Coaching packages vary.

Generally they consist of a minimum of 3 sessions spaced around a month apart to start. If you need further support, time between each session may increase as healing progresses.  

But the sessions themselves are only part of the process.

It's impossible to heal in one session, just talking about protocol.

Healing requires a skilled investigation into what's going on inside your body (that's my main job, and something that happens outside of sessions).

Healing also requires commitment (your job). As well as a grounded understanding that this is a process of investigation, and the body's unique way of responding must be honored; healing cannot be forced. For this reason, protocols may require titration (a gradual and strategic unpacking over time).


I currently have a waiting list for new clients.

If you’d like to chat with me directly about my Custom Coaching programming and explore if it’s right for you (on a no-strings-attached complimentary phone call), get on my waiting list via the link below. You’ll be contacted once my schedule opens up and I’m accepting new clients.


Chelsea-McClean-Casey

Erika’s understanding of nutrition science and sustainability is far more comprehensive, in-depth and tasty than that of most physicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other “experts” out there....Erika “gets it.” She’s a critical thinker with tons of research under her belt who cuts to the chase, and has unified ideas that can take us years to learn with tons of trial and error (trust me, I know!).

CHELSEA MCLEAN CASEY | YOGA TEACHER | CANCER SURVIVOR | ENTREPRENEUR | ADVISORY PANELIST + MODEL LIAISON, FASHION WEEK SAN DIEGO

 


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With characteristic sass, Erika Herman has taken on the assumptions of popular diet culture. Her penetrating research, driven by hunger for the truth beyond fads and band-wagon mentality is delivered in an accessible, illuminating and empowering way.

JULIAN WALKER | E-RYT 500 | CREATOR OF OPEN SKY BODYWORK | AUTHOR OF AWAKENED HEART, EMBODIED MIND: A MODERN YOGA PHILOSOPHY INFUSED WITH SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE

Jeff Nosanov

Erika Herman bucks trends and authentically fights for truth. I have been using her techniques and advice for years to cleanse, manage my cravings, energy levels, and weight. Anyone interested in how the body actually works (as opposed to fad-based methods of tricking it short-term), look no further.

JEFFREY NOSANOV | CEO OF  V-SENSE MEDICAL DEVICES | NASA INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPTS FELLOW

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Erika is a total nerd about everything food and health - she's done the most comprehensive research! I love the way she troubleshoots the human body and human experience; it's insightful, grounded, wise, and approachable - a downright revelation. I feel safe and inspired under Erika's guidance.

HEMALAYAA BEHL | TV HOST OF BOLLY BLAST | FOUNDER + FACILITATOR OF ENLIGHTENED LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS | MOTIVATIONAL TEACHER

Jennifer-Ryan

I’m 30, 5’3″, active, normally weigh in at a muscular 113 lb, and have no history of disease. So I was obviously shocked when I got pregnant and developed gestational diabetes last year (I was 29 at the time). I had always believed I ate a healthy, well-rounded diet, and according to national Dietary Guidelines I was. But the way I was eating wasn’t stabilizing my condition.

Being a health-conscious person, and expectant mother, I wasted no time and snagged Eat Like a Fatass, Look Like a Goddess, and had the good fortune to work with Erika Herman to set everything straight in my diet and my health.

Now, my medical tests show I’m stable. The best part is that I get to eat foods I had thought were off-limits, and I enjoy my food in a way I hadn’t before, knowing it’s not only delicious, but good for both me and my baby. Foods high in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, salt, and animal foods are a regular part of my diet now (the word “diet” isn’t even an appropriate word—”fantasy” is more like it!).

Thank you, Erika, for opening my eyes, satisfying my belly with food I love to eat, and ensuring the health of baby and mommy.

UPDATE (6 MONTHS LATER): I gave birth 5 months ago. I've continued to eat the way Erika taught me, and not only do my doctors say my diabetic condition is gone, but in just 4 weeks post-birth I got back down to my pre-baby weight--and I've kept the weight off with no fuss. I feel energetic, satisfied, free from cravings, and my digestion is off-the-hook-fantastic. I'm in this for life. Thank you, Erika!  

JENNIFER RYAN | EDITOR | HOUSE OF SALT

Schuyler Grant

Erika knows her stuff. She is amazing - a goddess in the most unpretentious, un-pink way.

SCHUYLER GRANT | YOGA TEACHER | FOUNDER,  KULA YOGA | CO-FOUNDER, WANDERLUST FESTIVAL


Katrina-Drabeck

Erika helped me break through misinformed and restrictive ideas I had about what is and isn’t healthy. Like many people I know, I had been inundated all my life with negative ideas about fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol that had always conflicted with what my body was telling me it needed. Erika helped me get back to basics, to a way of eating and living that just feels and tastes right. She explains things in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, with the scientific data to back it all up. Her insights are invaluable!

KATRINA DRABECK | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT | CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION

CUSTOM COACHING IS NOT FOR YOU IF...

You aren't committed. 
There is work to be done on your part. The body doesn't heal by way of excuses or inaction. You do not simply pay for a package and magically heal.  Custom Coaching is for people who have either been on a healing journey for a while, but haven't been getting the results they want, or they know they are newer to walking the healing path but are committed to catalyzing the journey that may otherwise exponentially strain years and quality of life, and money.
 
You want sugar-coated coaching.
I will celebrate your victories with you, and feel for your frustrations. We will likely laugh and enjoy one another. However, I'm not here to be your best friend; I'm here as your informed guide and coach who is committed to your getting results, and, if necessary, getting out of your own way (if you are in fact standing in it--we're human and it happens to the best of us). We will have a lot of information-ground to cover and I am committed to supporting you in keeping your eye on the ball and succeeding on your healing journey.

I currently have a waiting list for new clients.

If you’d like to chat with me directly about my Custom Coaching programming and explore if it’s right for you (on a no-strings-attached complimentary phone call), get on my waiting list via the link below. You’ll be contacted once my schedule opens up and I’m accepting new clients.