You can get out of this rut.
You can heal.
I can help.
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.
In my work with Erika, I discovered that what even the "top" doctors and practitioners I was working with were telling me to do was actually making me sicker.
Erika is the expert who cut through all the noise to nail down what was being totally overlooked in my labs and symptoms, and set me on the path to true healing.
JENNIFER KATZ | MANAGER, ZAZEN MEDITATION + WELLNESS CENTER | YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER, SONIMA FOUNDATION | M.A. HEALTH + SOCIETY
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. Although my approach is veritably functional, according to many of my clients who have previously worked with a slew of functional practitioners, mine is revolutionary and arguably more incisive.
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
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
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
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
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!