153 episodes

Holistic Health | Real Food Nutrition | Functional Medicine | Mind-Body

Honest and eye-opening conversations with functional nutritionist Erin Holt. Erin shares insight into hot topic nutrition, plus interviews with thought leaders in the functional medicine and wellness world. Get informed and empowered with this funky spin on mainstream health information.

The Funk'tional Nutrition Podcast Erin Holt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 330 Ratings

Holistic Health | Real Food Nutrition | Functional Medicine | Mind-Body

Honest and eye-opening conversations with functional nutritionist Erin Holt. Erin shares insight into hot topic nutrition, plus interviews with thought leaders in the functional medicine and wellness world. Get informed and empowered with this funky spin on mainstream health information.

    153: Demystifying Home Cooking with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN

    153: Demystifying Home Cooking with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN

    One of the tenets of the Erin Holt Health practice is you can’t skip the basics. Eating a variety of whole foods is a huge piece of this, and home cooking is one of the best ways to achieve a whole foods diet. However, a lot of folks feel overwhelmed when it comes to the kitchen, and many don’t know where to start. Today Erin sits down with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN, to unpack the barriers to entry when it comes to navigating the kitchen. They give practical advice for one pot dishes, pantry staples, maximizing time, overcoming uncertainty, and enlisting help. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll want to tune in to get some great ideas!

    Rachel Mistry is a registered dietitian specializing in functional medicine. As a soon-to-be grad of Erin’s Funk’tional Nutrition Academy Practitioner Certification, Rachel is well-aligned with the Erin Holt Health philosophy. With her years of clinical experience working in a prominent functional medicine clinic, we are honored and excited to have her on the team.

    To Rachel, being healthy is more than just what you eat or how much you exercise. It’s about taking care of yourself, nourishing your body, and having fun while doing it! Rachel’s goal is to show people that building a balanced lifestyle while addressing underlying issues is the first step in disease prevention and management.

    In this episode:
    -Introduction to the newest EHH teammate: Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN [1:06]
    -Premise of this episode: back to basics [3:51]
    -How Rachel got her start [5:21]
    -Tackling the “I don’t have time” issue [8:06]
    -Pro tips for keeping protein handy in the kitchen [14:53]
    -Overwhelming thoughts that sometimes keep us from cooking [17:29]
    -Barrier to entry: cooking time [18:55]
    -Sheet-pan, one-pot meals and Instant Pot meals [20:14]
    -Removing fear surrounding the kitchen [28:58]
    -Reducing overwhelm with the ingredient list [30:40]
    -What to do with leftovers or leftover ingredients? [32:28]
    -Go-to condiments and sauces [34:10]
    -Struggling with time in the kitchen? [37:09]
    -How to deal with all those dishes [39:59]
    -Asking for help [42:22]
    -Let’s talk about breakfast [45:34]
    -Ideas to reignite inspiration [48:23]

    Resources mentioned:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    The Carb Compatibility Project™ (LAST DAY to sign up!! Cart closes EOD May 3rd) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

    The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship

    Erin’s Recipe Index https://www.erinholthealth.com/recipes

    The Defined Dish https://thedefineddish.com/

    Apply to work 1:1 with Erin or Rachel! https://www.erinholthealth.com/membership

    Follow Rachel on Insta https://www.instagram.com/radiatewithrachel/

    Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    • 54 min
    152: Eating for Candida & Autoimmunity, Sugar Substitutes: A Mixed Bag Q+A

    152: Eating for Candida & Autoimmunity, Sugar Substitutes: A Mixed Bag Q+A

    This episode is a mixed bag of blood sugar-related topics, ranging from weight loss to sugar substitutes to Candida to diabetes to immunity to hormones. Erin covers it all! Listen in as she answers questions from the community and breaks down why you have more control than you think when it comes to your health.


    In this episode:
    -The question you’re nervous to ask regarding weight loss [2:12]
    -Kicking off part two of the blood sugar talk [11:27]
    -What’s the deal with sugar substitutes: are they good or bad? [11:59]
    -Stevia, Monkfruit, Honey, Maple Syrup [14:19]
    -Sugar, bloating and SIBO: is there a link? [16:59]
    -The issue with Candida [18:41]
    -Diabetes and the differences between Type 1, Type 2 & Type 1.5 [20:43]
    -Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of adulthood (LADA), aka Type 1.5 diabetes [25:00]
    -What does balancing the immune system mean? [25:58]
    -The gut/immune connection & how this relates to blood sugar [27:57]
    -Type 3 diabetes, alzheimers and the brain [31:02]
    -How balancing blood sugar lends to hormone balance [32:14]
    -Healthy aging [32:53]
    -Insulin resistance with normal thyroid markers? [33:27]
    -Signs your blood sugar is out of whack [33:48]
    -The problem Erin kept seeing in 90% of her clients [35:44]


    Resources:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    The Carb Compatibility Project™ (SIGN UP NOW! Starts May 3!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

    Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    Related eps:
    Ep 128: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/12/2/episode-128-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-weight-loss

    Ep 151: How to Determine the Right Amount of Sugar for You https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/4/16/episode-151

    • 38 min
    151: How to Determine the Right Amount of Sugar for You

    151: How to Determine the Right Amount of Sugar for You

    Blood sugar regulation is one of the most, if not THE most, important thing to consider when setting out to improve your health. Whether your end-goal is improved adrenal health, thyroid health, hormone balance, weight loss, brain health or increased energy...if you have dysregulated blood sugar, you can’t achieve any of those goals. This is often the first thing Erin addresses with clients in her 1:1 practice, and is THE reason she created her 4-week plan to determine your body's unique carbohydrate needs and end the carb confusion - The Carb Compatibility Project™. This episode is part one of a two-parter from Instagram Live all about blood sugar and how you can begin to tap into your own authority to determine your unique carbohydrate and sugar needs.

    In this episode:
    -Details about the CCP: what it is, who it’s for, what it does [2:19]
    -The one thing that can hamstring all other health goals [2:47]
    -Changing how you show up in the world [6:27]
    -Why Erin hates the “how many grams of sugar should I have” question [9:34]
    -Seeking permission & the importance of knowing your authority [11:30]
    -Why context (and ingredients) matter [13:35]
    -Why it’s hard to know who to trust [15:59]
    -What’s the difference between sugar found in foods & added sugar? [17:48]
    -Reframing perspective on diets for children, food and comfort [19:28]
    -Is sugar addictive? [22:18]
    -Breaking the cycle of blood sugar dysregulation [25:05]

    Resources:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    The Carb Compatibility Project™ (Sign up now! Starts May 3rd!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

    Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    Related eps:
    Ep 150: Breaking Free From Perfectionism & Emotional Eating https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/4/12/episode-150-breaking-free-from-perfectionism-amp-emotional-eating

    Ep 55: How to Tell if Your Blood Sugar is a Problem https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/4/3/episode-55

    Ep 26: Your Sugar Questions Answered! https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2018/5/22/episode-26-your-sugar-questions-answered

    • 27 min
    150: Breaking Free From Perfectionism & Emotional Eating

    150: Breaking Free From Perfectionism & Emotional Eating

    This episode is short, sweet and really gets to the root of what many of us struggle with when it comes to our relationship with food. Erin discusses the connection between over- or under- eating and our desire for a semblance of control, plus how we can shift our mindset around emotional eating and incorporate different intuitive practices into the way we eat and approach food. These are important concepts to think about and apply to your own life - certainly food for thought!

    This episode is an excerpt from a Q+A session in Erin’s Carb Compatibility Project™ program, an intuitive 4 week plan to determine your body's unique carbohydrate needs. Registration is open NOW - sign up with the link below!

    In this episode:
    -How this episode came about [1:26]
    -What is The Carb Compatibility Project™ & who is it for? [2:21]
    -Perfectionism, stress and how this relates to new diets [6:22]
    -What’s at the core of emotional eating and restriction [9:00]
    -The healing power of self-compassion [14:00]
    -Breaking the dichotomous thinking around food [17:28]
    -How to find your truth when it comes to food and diets [20:25]
    -Using your intuition to guide your decisions with food [22:00]

    Resources mentioned:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    The Carb Compatibility Project™ (Registration NOW open! Starts in May!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

    Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    Related eps:
    Ep 69: Morals, Stigma, Shame & Food: The Power of Intuitive Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/7/31/episode-69-morals-stigma-shame-amp-food-the-power-of-intuitive-eating-with-dr-jillian-murphy

    Ep 110: Emotional Eating with Psychologist Kim Daniels https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2020/8/5/episode-110-emotional-eating-with-psychologist-kim-daniels

    • 24 min
    149: Energetics of the Four-Phase Cycle

    149: Energetics of the Four-Phase Cycle

    This week’s episode takes a dive into the four-phase cycle, a concept introduced in a recent interview with Le’Nise Brothers (linked below). It’s been said that the menstrual cycle mimics the phases of the moon and even our four seasons on Earth. While many discussions tend to focus only on the negative aspects of a menstrual cycle, Erin points out that each phase can be an opportunity to highlight things in our lives that need to change. Whether you’re a menstruating person or not, you can tap into this energy. This episode of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast breaks down the processes that occur within each of these phases, what it means energetically, and how you can harness the wisdom contained in each phase so that what once felt like a burden can be wielded as a superpower.

    In this episode:
    -The inspiration behind this week’s episode [1:58]
    -Triggers, attunement, and how this ties into our cycle [3:17]
    -Update for the Carb Compatibility Project™ [8:20]
    -How understanding the energetics of the four-phase cycle helps us in life [14:14]
    -What if you have unpredictable or no-show cycles? [16:42]
    -Looking to the moon to help regain and track your cycle [17:36]
    -Phase one: what this means in terms of energy and intuition [19:38]
    -Powerful practices for restoration and release [23:48]
    -Action, growth, and energy during the follicular phase [24:37]
    -Ovulation: the big one-day show [27:22]
    -The luteal phase: the time of discernment [30:02]
    -Why the luteal phase gets a bad rep and how we can harness it to our benefit [31:51]

    Resources mentioned:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    The Carb Compatibility Project™ (next round starts in May!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/carb-compatibility-project

    Your Hormone Revival™ (next round starts in Sept!) https://www.erinholthealth.com/hormones

    The Funk’tional Nutrition Academy™ https://www.erinholthealth.com/mentorship

    Follow Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    Related:
    Ep 148: Periods, PMS & Hormone Strategies with Le'Nise Brothers https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/23/episode-148-periods-pms-amp-hormone-strategies

    • 34 min
    148: Periods, PMS & Hormone Strategies with Le'Nise Brothers

    148: Periods, PMS & Hormone Strategies with Le'Nise Brothers

    Menstruation is an inherently inflammatory process, and if you’ve got underlying inflammation going on in your body, this can cause menstruation to feel a lot worse for some folks. On today’s episode of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast, Erin sits down with Le’Nise Brothers to answer your questions about intense periods, including hormonal shifts throughout your cycle, PMS vs PMDD, pain symptoms to pay attention to, and strategies to help feel better throughout your cycle. If you have PCOS or endometriosis, suffer from painful periods, or are wondering how you can better support your body throughout your cycle, this will be a helpful episode to tune into!

    Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, mBANT, mCHNC, specialising in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle, yoga teacher and host of the Period Story podcast. She works with women who want to get control of sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne, bloating and headaches, as well as increase their energy levels.

    Le’Nise has helped many women with hormonal issues ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing & irregular periods, post-natal depletion, perimenopause and menopause.

    She set up her practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal.

    In this episode:
    -One of the overarching themes of this episode [2:37]
    -Why Le’Nise started her podcast, Period Stories [6:32]
    -The opportunity in our menstrual cycles [11:12]
    -Energy & mood during ovulation & what that means [15:44]
    -PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) [19:51]
    -What’s the difference between PMS and PMDD? [21:38]
    -The effect of progesterone with PMDD [24:28]
    -Strategies that help PMDD [25:05]
    -What is “normal” with PMS and periods? [26:22]
    -Painful cramps during menstruation what to do to help [34:38]
    -Period pain symptoms that might indicate something deeper at play [37:13]
    -The importance of advocating for yourself [38:44]
    -Estrogen dominance & its impact on periods [42:22]
    -What is seed cycling & does it really help with hormones? [49:24]
    -Overthinking with food and our cycles [53:13]

    Resources mentioned:
    Organifi supplement powder (save 20% on your order with code FUNK) https://organifi.com/FUNK

    Bio-Kult Boosted probiotic supplement (save 15% on your order with code FUNK15) https://www.bio-kult.com/bio-kult-boosted/p9

    More about Le’Nise https://eatlovemove.com/

    Find Le’Nise on Insta https://instagram.com/eatlovemove

    Find Erin on Insta https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/

    Period Story Podcast https://eatlovemove.com/period-story-podcast/


    Related eps:
    Ep 48: Exploring Female Hormones & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/2/14/48-exploring-female-hormones-amp-birth-control-with-dr-jolene-brighten

    Ep 61: Using Your Cycle to Plan Your Life: Menstruation, Ovulation & Tracking Hormones https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2019/5/22/episode-61-using-your-cycle-to-plan-your-life-menstruation-ovulation-amp-tracking-hormones

    Ep 147: Inflammation & What You’re NOT Eating https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/3/15/episode-147-inflammation-amp-what-youre-not-eating

    • 56 min

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I admire Erin so much

Erin you are literally the ONLY nutritionist/entrepreneur I’ve found online that is REAL. I appreciate you for who you are and what you are doing with your business and your podcast. You are so smart and I love listening to every podcast you produce. Thank you for all that you do. You are who all functional medicine professionals should follow in their own practices.

You da best 💕

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Super informative!

My new favorite podcast! Erin is very knowledgeable and is able to articulate and break things down in ways that someone without a medical degree can understand yet someone with a medical degree can still learn from. Keep the episodes coming Erin! I appreciate you.

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Good vibes, great advice 😎

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