Customized Nutrition Sessions
I've had health and auto-immune problems ever since I was a young girl and I've always had a deep curiosity for functional nutrition and alternative medicine.
While receiving my first Functional Nutrition certification in 2018, I was still struggling with health issues that no one could seem to diagnose. To this day, I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and histamine intolerance, which all seemed like blanket terms to me. I knew there had to be something else causing these symptoms.
In early 2020, I experienced a profound health crisis while I was in Bali. Confused and desperate for answers, I turned to a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner as a last resort. With her intuition and a series of tests, we discovered that I was suffering from Copper Toxicity. This revelation not only brought relief from my illness, but it also sparked a transformative shift in my life. I began to explore Eastern modalities, deepening my spiritual practice and embracing radical self-care, alternative healing treatments, and holistic medicine. These practices, combined with my functional nutrition training, became the cornerstone of my own health journey and the foundation upon which I guide every client.
My mission is to guide you through the overwhelming maze of nutrition and health advice, helping you discern what truly benefits YOU and your unique lifestyle. I firmly reject the notion of fad diets and quick fixes that are unsustainable in the long run. Instead, I am committed to promoting lifelong optimal health by addressing the well-being of the WHOLE person. This encompasses not only nourishing your body with the right foods but also incorporating practices like meditation and breath work that nurture your soul. I firmly believe that each individual is unique, and I am dedicated to genuinely understanding your body and lifestyle in order to create a personalized plan that works best for you.
My philosophy is that nutrition should be customized, individualized, and targeted to each person.
I have a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of nutrition and a genuine passion for supporting you on your journey to better health. My extensive experience spans across the following key areas:
Customized Meal Planning: I excel at creating personalized meal plans tailored to your specific dietary needs, preferences, and health goals. By carefully considering your individual requirements, I can design a nutritionally balanced and enjoyable eating plan.
Functional Nutrition: I am well-versed in the principles of functional nutrition, which focuses on uncovering the root causes of health issues rather than merely addressing symptoms. By utilizing this approach, I can help you optimize your health from a holistic perspective.
Gut Health Optimization: I understand the significant impact that gut health has on overall well-being. Through targeted dietary strategies and lifestyle adjustments, I can assist you in improving your gut health, fostering better digestion, and enhancing nutrient absorption.
Balanced Weight Management: Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for overall wellness. I can guide you in developing a sustainable approach to weight management, emphasizing wholesome, nourishing foods and establishing healthy habits.
Nutritional Support for Specific Conditions: I have specialized knowledge in providing nutritional guidance for various conditions, such as hormonal imbalances, pre/post-natal, autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities & allergies, inflammatory issues, heavy metal toxicity (including copper toxicity), and more. I can help you navigate these challenges through targeted dietary interventions.
Mindful Eating Practices: Cultivating a healthy relationship with food goes beyond the nutritional aspect. I promote mindful eating practices, encouraging you to develop a positive connection with your food choices and fostering a balanced approach to nourishing both your body and mind.
By combining my expertise in these areas, I am confident in my ability to support you on your path to radical healing. Together, we can explore the transformative power of nutrition and help you achieve optimal well-being.
When I sought Erica’s nutritional services, I was coming off of three months on Keto, and to be honest, I felt terrible. I had success on Keto, but it was marginalized compared to the side effects I was feeling. Under Erica’s guidance, we were able to find supplements to offset some of the side effects and put me on a path for long-term success under a clean (but still flexible) plan. I found that her list of prescribed foods on a weekly basis made cooking fun again, and I learned to appreciate the nutritional benefits of my new diet. My skin is glowing again, I don’t feel lethargic or swollen anymore, and I can’t thank Erica enough for putting me on a sustainable life path with food.
Wellness Discovery Consult
During our comprehensive 90-minute consult, our focus is on uncovering the root cause(s) of your health issues, addressing your current concerns, and understanding your goals.
Through an in-depth discussion, we will explore various aspects of your health. In some cases, I may suggest additional testing to gain a deeper understanding and provide more precise recommendations. The areas we will examine include:
Wellness Consult (Follow-up)
Following our discovery consult, I offer 60-minute sessions for further exploration and guidance. Once we have gained a comprehensive understanding, I will design a personalized whole-body healing plan specifically tailored to your needs.
This plan will span 12 weeks, during which we will have bi-weekly meetings to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments. Your plan will be a unique infusion of:
I was referred to Erica by a friend to see if she could help me with an old torn labrum shoulder injury that was still bothersome at times. We met several times and discussed my goals and she put together a comprehensive plan that addressed the injury plus other goals of mine, including weight loss and help with nutrition. She is a patient teacher and I felt like she truly listened to me and wanted me to succeed. The exercises she showed me have helped my shoulder strength and pain and the nutrition plan has resulted in some weight loss but more importantly overall better health.