REFLECTIONS FROM MY CLINICAL PRACTICE: Problems I Regularly See With My Clients Who Have Come To Me From "Progressive" Doctors & Practitioners
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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 | MANAGER, ZAZEN MEDITATION + WELLNESS CENTER | YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER, SONIMA FOUNDATION | M.A. HEALTH + SOCIETY
KELLY MOORE | FULL-TIME CAREER WOMAN | YOGI
Chronic low energy, needed to sleep 10 hours a night and take a nap during the day, adult acne (used "harsh retinoid cream"), digestive problems (sluggish digestion, food would just sit in stomach, bloating), destabilizing hunger ("hanger"), blood sugar swings, mood imbalances (depression, unmotivated).
Has an abundance of energy, only needs eight hours of sleep a night, sleep is restful & good quality, no longer needs a nap during the day, "hanger" has vanished, feels satisfied, no more digestive problems, has a flat belly, skin has cleared up (now only uses soap, water and a moisturizer), strong sense of groundeness & calm, feels a lot lighter.
"[Erika] has improved every facet of my life."
"I don't think I've ever felt physically this great before."
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 many experts 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 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 | EDITOR | HOUSE OF SALT
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 | ENTREPRENEUR | ADVISORY PANELIST + MODEL LIAISON, FASHION WEEK SAN DIEGO
MOLLY ENGLAND | FULL-TIME MOTHER OF THREE | WIFE | FORMER SOCIAL WORKER
Daily sense of fatigue and depletion, confused about what to eat, moody and irritable (snappy with her kids, felt unable to deal with the daily demands of having a family with three kids), weight loss/gain yo-yo-ing, weight and health problems influenced self-esteem, disappointed in the model she was setting for her children
Feels energized, satiated, uplifted mood, sustainable weight loss, not confused anymore--has clarity and confidence about how to care for herself, feels she is now a better role model for her children, and is able to show up for her spouse
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
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
Erika helped me break through misinformed and restrictive ideas I had about what is and isn’t healthy. She helped me get back to a way of living and eating that just feels right. Erika explains things in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, with the scientific data to back it all up. Her insights are invaluable!