I don't teach people how to diet. I teach people how to eat.
Hi! I'm Erin.
I'm a recovering perfectionist, a former chronic dieter, and an autoimmune disease warrior. I help women live free from diet culture and chronic disease.
I'm glad you're here.
Who I am:
Holistic + Functional Nutritionist
I hold my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics.
I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Holistic Health Coach.
I am currently enrolled in a credentialed postgrad program for Functional Nutrition & Medicine.
I am a 200-hour Registered Yoga teacher.
I am creator and host of The Funk'tional Nutrition Podcast.
I am an advocate for safe beauty and a mentor with Beautycounter.
I blend science, experience, humor and a wee smidgen of woo for a unique and customized approach to nutrition counseling and holistic health. I do not shout advice at you; YOU are an active participant in your care plan.
I have been practicing nutrition for 7 years, going beyond the conventional education I received in college and basic training I received as a health coach.
I am at heart a researcher. I am constantly enrolled in new programs to learn from the leaders in the industry and stay up to date with the current research. Our understanding of food and the human body changes every day. Our practice should, too.
I want to be the change. I want to stick a stake in the wheel spoke. I want to Theresa Giudice table-flip the food & health messages we hear. I want the whole f*^%$#g diet industry to come crashing down. I want to challenge conventional medicine. I want women to know there is another way.
I inspire women…
...to ditch their food dogmas & diet mentality and embrace real food
...to realize that eating doesn’t have to be confusing, overwhelming or a struggle
...to understand that lasting change happens from the inside out, not the outside in (in other words, you've gotta flip it & reverse it)
...to make themselves a priority in their own lives
I can help you...
...get you the answers you're after
...figure out your optimal diet
...clear up digestive problems and other health issues
...drastically reduce stress in your life
...learn the skills to do these things for yourself
I have extensive experience working with clients with:
Digestive disorders, including SIBO and IBS
Adrenal dysfunction & cortisol dysregulation
Blood sugar issues
*my availability for eating disorder clients is extremely limited.
Do you want to feel good in your body and comfortable in your skin?
I can help.
More about Erin Holt...
For the majority of my life, I tried to shove myself into a box of what I thought I should be, what I thought others expected and wanted of me. But I realized I was killing myself not so softly.
For fifteen years I struggled with eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia), incessant dieting & an extremely unhealthy relationship with my body.
At the same time, I also struggled with constant health issues: digestive problems, anxiety, depression, frequent injuries, and chronic pain.
I went on to study conventional nutrition to learn how to "fix" myself. Despite earning a B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics and seeing countless doctors, I still didn't have any answers.
Feeling like conventional nutrition and medicine had failed me, I had no other option but to turn to alternative medicine for my recovery.
I took a course in meditation; this is what started the change. Slowly, slowly my disordered eating, food fears, body hatred, self disgust, anxiety and depression lifted. I found yoga. I stopped dieting. I embraced a whole foods way of eating. I learned how to listen to my body and trust myself. I realized I didn't have to fix myself; I was already whole.
It took time, practice and courage, but eventually I started to do what was right for me. And so Erin Holt Health was born. It's not your average nutrition practice. I am not your average nutritionist.
When my daughter was a baby, I got sick. I was turned away from doctors over and over again, told there was "nothing wrong". Fortunately for me, I knew my body. All the work I had done was paying off. I trusted myself. I was an advocate for my own health, I was a bulldog. Eventually I was diagnosed with scleroderma, a very serious autoimmune disease. This prompted another healing journey and led me to functional nutrition.
I sought out people that listened to me, and I started to collect data. Through functional lab testing, supportive foods, supplementation, and (perhaps most importantly) changing my relationship to myself, I began to dig myself out of a hole. It took a lifestyle overhaul, but I eventually began to heal. I got my energy back, I started feeling consistently well, I rediscovered my lust for life.
My own health struggles dramatically affect the way I work with clients. I see you. You’re not crazy. It’s not all in your head. I understand because I’ve been there. I've been in the trenches, and I've also experienced the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's possible. And that's what I hope to show you.
My practice is for those who resonate with this. With wanting to do something different, but not understanding what just yet. With feeling unwell, but not getting any answers. With being tired of not being heard. With knowing that what you're doing now isn't serving you. With knowing that you've been stuck in a hamster wheel for a long (long) time and feel ready to get off.
You are my people.
This is who I call out to. Because we need a new way. And so Erin Holt Health continues to grow.