In this episode, we’re joined by Erin Holt, who shares her personal journey to functional wellness and how it led her to become a practitioner in the field. Erin explains the difference between conventional healthcare and functional medicine, and how the latter focuses on finding the root cause of health issues rather than just treating symptoms.
Erin gives an example of a tack in the heel, where a conventional approach would be to treat the pain with medication, whereas functional wellness would focus on removing the tack to solve the problem at its source. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the body’s interconnected systems and how they work together to promote overall health.
To get started with feeling well, Erin suggests focusing on the basics: eating balanced meals with whole foods, regulating blood sugar, incorporating movement, prioritizing sleep, and managing stress levels. She also addresses the question of maintaining a positive body image while working towards wellness, and how it depends on the individual’s mindset and motives.
Erin provides insights into the various reasons for feeling low energy and suggests that a functional lab panel could be a good starting point to identify potential causes. She highlights the importance of finding the right functional practitioner who aligns with your needs and values and discusses the costs and benefits of investing in functional wellness.
Overall, this episode provides a comprehensive overview of functional wellness and how it can benefit individuals looking to optimize their health and wellbeing.
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Most people see my massive weight-loss story and think I'm here to tell you to go on a diet. Actually the opposite is true. I lost 150+ pounds and was more critical of my body than ever.
Now I spend my days challenging you to make peace with your body so you can go live your life.
Author, podcaster, educator, challenging you to see your body as good