Natural Health and Wellness Minus the Hype with Erika Herman
Hi, I’m Erika.
I revolutionize all things natural health and wellness for intelligent women and men who are sick of BS so they can finally, sustainably
...in a delicious, science-backed, hype-free way that's right for them.
Believe it or not, I don’t believe real food is the end-all-be-all. Yes, you heard me.
I focused on a real food diet--for years. Personally and professionally.
I even wrote, researched, self-published, and marketed a book about real food that achieved bestseller-status multiple times (back before there were courses and coaches about self-publishing on every corner): Eat Like a Fatass, Look Like a Goddess: The Untold Story of Healthy Foods.
Yes, I started my natural health and wellness journey with real food. Yes, I wholeheartedly committed to my meticulous, scientific exploration of real food.
But I kept spinning my wheels. I still struggled with a slew of nagging health issues.
So I resorted to what so many of us resort to: something I've come to call nutritional gymnastics and nutritional contortionism. Basically, I attempted all manner of creative nutritional twists and turns and stretches to "fix" my issues. More of this, less of that, out with that old thing, in with this new thing. Try this new food/supplement because I read some compelling research. Stop this old food/supplement because I read some other compelling research.
Some negative health issues cleared up, while others persisted. Some were minor annoyances. Some compromised my quality of life. Some became life-threatening.
And this wasn’t simply because I wasn’t eating the “right” real foods (one of the seemingly “progressive” health-expert angles that still narrowly focuses on food).
No. I was doing everything right. Or so I thought...
It took me years, but I would soon discover that, in the 21st century - with its pile of stressors and toxic influences - real food isn’t enough. Healthy food is critical for good health.
But it’s not and never will be enough.
Turns out, I needed a more holistic approach to natural health and wellness that went deeper than even the most seemingly “progressive” approaches. I needed an incisive approach that included:
Turns out, all these things influence one another.
Turns out, my clients also needed and positively responded to the same--both my clients who were generally healthy but just needed a little help, and those struggling with complex, chronic problems.
And I’m convinced you need a more holistic - and incisive - approach to natural health and wellness too.
This is why and how I started TOTAL HEALTH REVOLUTION®.
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Are You Overlooking Symptoms?
Over the years in my functional health and nutrition consulting work, I came to realize how often my clients would respond with an “I don’t think so” when I’d ask if they were experiencing certain symptoms.
Even though their lab work and other symptoms suggested a different answer.
Sure enough, within a few months, my clients would tell me they realized they actually did experience those symptoms. They just didn't notice them because they had lived with them for so long.
Their bodies were talking--crying out--but their symptoms had become like white noise.
Something similar happens when I hear (in real life or on social media) a well-meaning and intelligent person claim she "cured" her autoimmunity or other big health problem with a real food diet.
She claims to know this because certain symptoms went away when she changed her diet. Maybe she even had a few labs run and they looked “good.”
Then I hear her mention a bunch of seemingly “unrelated” symptoms. Maybe not in the same moment. But another conversation, or further social media posts/blogs/videos reveal a more complicated bigger picture she hasn't yet considered.
I know from my research and years as a functional practitioner that
We’ve all been there, whether we realize it or not.
It's human to want health and healing to fit neatly into a little box with a bow-tie.
But your body doesn't work like that.
Which means you need to work with your body differently.
What Is Functional Health and Nutrition?
A functional approach to health and nutrition:
In contrast, a conventional approach:
Even seemingly "progressive" approaches to natural health and wellness also often do not dig deep enough.
Many of my clients who have previously worked with a slew of functional practitioners (doctors and coaches) say my approach to functional health and nutrition is revolutionary and more incisive.
TOTAL HEALTH REVOLUTION® is an incisive functional and holistic approach to natural health and wellness that empowers you with critical thinking, self-awareness, mind-body-awareness, and self-advocacy so you can be your own informed free agent.
Here’s What You’ll Get from This Website
On this website, I share engaging and incisive articles, videos, and resources about everything natural health and wellness--with a functional approach--including:
I'm excited to empower your TOTAL HEALTH REVOLUTION®!
I debunk health and wellness hype and misinformation with hardcore critical thinking and research at every turn because I love it as much as I love the endless wonders of the human body, food, science, liberated intelligent living made simple, and unraveling biological / biochemical / biophysical mysteries.
I'm a problem-solver.
I'm insatiably curious.
I've been called a heretic (and liked it).
I’ve been called incisive (and also liked it).
I'm inspired to disrupt and empower.
I'm also scrappy AF.
I've stared down the barrel of crippling health crises and bad medical advice and I've turned my health around - against the odds. ("Unprecedented" was the word a top surgeon once used to describe my reversal of a condition he believed only invasive surgery could have resolved.)
I feel most valuable when I help others to stop fearing all the things that can go wrong with their bodies, and instead start envisioning, instigating, and experiencing all the things that can go right.
It's my jam to spotlight all the ways the media, Big Money, and our unconscious stories influence our success when it comes to natural health and wellness.
And my approach is unique. Just like you are.
"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 | YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER | M.A. HEALTH + SOCIETY
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