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, environmental illness, 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), and seeking new treatments.
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 | YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER | M.A. HEALTH + SOCIETY
Erika has arguably been a saviour for my health and well-being.
FREIDA PINTO | ACTRESS
In a world of nutrition and diet gimmicks, hype, misinformation, and downright hypocrisy, Erika Herman is more than a breath of fresh air, she is an entire oxygen tank.
ALLISON WEIGEL | POPCULTURE.COM
CHELSEA MCLEAN CASEY | YOGA TEACHER | ENTREPRENEUR | ADVISORY PANELIST + MODEL LIAISON, FASHION WEEK SAN DIEGO
BROOKE NISS | L.Ac. | MS | UNIVERSAL FAMILY WELLNESS CLINIC
Erika’s 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
ON EAT LIKE A FATASS, LOOK LIKE A GODDESS: In her book, Erika has created a remarkable overview of the tremendous strain between the economic realities and perversions of modern agriculture and the complex inner workings of the human body. The book is worth a read even if you are not interested in changing your diet–it is a fascinating exposition of our society’s struggle between financial incentives of large corporations and the health care system.
Despite being MOSTLY populated by people with the best intentions, the health care system has struggled to keep its message clear and consistent with scientific findings due to the overwhelming financial pressure of the agro-lobby.
Of course the book is an excellent guide to dietary changes but it is so much more than that.
JEFFREY NOSANOV, JD, LL.M. (SPACE AND TELECOM LAW) | NASA INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPTS FELLOW | FORMER PROJECT MANAGER AT JPL (JET PROPULSION LABORATORIES)
Erika is a cutting edge thinker who is inspiring us to think outside the box in a grounded and scientific way. She has so much to offer us in the ways of health and wellbeing!
HALA KHOURI | M.A. | E-RYT | CO-FOUNDER, OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD
HOMA SAJADIAN | L.Ac. | Dipl.Ac. | ACUPUNCTURE BY HOMA, INC.
I have a certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and have always been thoroughly confused by all the studies done on the way food and nutrition impact health because they all yield such conflicting recommendations.
Thank you for answering so many of my questions. I have a lot more clarity now and feel like I’m equipped to make much better decisions for myself and my family.
ALEX G. | GRADUATE OF INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION
With our modern culture’s abundance of options, choosing what to eat can be confusing, and make us unnecessarily obsessive. We are all too often fed lies and taught wrong. Erika is a true heretic and will get you thinking.
NIANNA BRAY | E-RYT 500 | INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER | AWAY INWARD RETREATS
LYNN CHURCHILL | RGN
DON SERIO | D.C.
DANIELA KEELER | HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
Being a health-conscious person, and expectant mother, I wasted no time to work with Erika Herman to set everything straight with my health.
Now, my medical tests show I’m stable. I even 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. 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 with Erika’s suggestions, 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, and my digestion is off-the-hook-fantastic. I’m in this for life. Thank you, Erika!
JENNIFER RYAN | PRODUCER | BALLAST
Then I read Erika Herman’s Eat Like a Fatass, Look Like a Goddess, and signed on for her TOTAL CLEANSE BOOTCAMP training program. These have shown me I can feel HEALTHY, SATIATED and VIBRANT, all while I sit tall on my moral ‘high-horse,’ eating animal foods–because I know the source of those foods are entirely sustainable, humane, good for the planet, and nutrient-dense in a way that my past diet was incapable of being.
In 28 days of TOTAL CLEANSE BOOTCAMP, I lost 15 lbs–without cravings or deprivation. I dropped 10 lbs in my first 2 weeks. I can’t believe how I’m not craving sugar or sweets. I feel SATISFIED in a way I’ve never experienced. My digestion is amazing. I’m experiencing an overall feeling of stability–even in the face of really crappy days (you know, the kind life inevitably throws at you). I’m shocked by how food is no longer causing me the turmoil I had sadly grown used to over the years.
I feel empowered. I’m now using FOOD AS A TOOL, INSTEAD OF A CRUTCH, which prior to this program I had done for longer than I can remember. This is BEYOND PROGRESS for me. I haven’t touched sugar (“real” or “artificial”), and don’t even miss it. Considering my history with sweets, I feel like I should get some kind of sobriety chip for this!
ELISA FALT | CEO, CreativePAW (CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE)
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