Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics

Microbes live on your skin and inside your body. It’s been estimated that about 90-95% of these microbes live in your gut. The number of microbes increases throughout your GI tract with the majority found in your colon. These microbes also known as the gut microbiota, are incredibly important for health. In this article you’ll learn about prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics.

3 important reasons to eat fermented foods and where to find them

People around the globe have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. In fact, it was one of the earliest methods of food preservation. Many of the fermented foods are made from dairy products or vegetables like yogurt, kefir, cheese, saurkraut, kimchi, and pickles, but there are many others like tempeh, miso, soy sauce, kombucha, kvass, sake, wine, vinegar, beer, hard cider, mead, sourdough bread, and others.

What’s draining your energy

In functional nutrition, we use the 3 tiers framework to help us address the terrain of the body and the nutrition and lifestyle foundations first, before moving on to specifically address the dysfunction. Here’s an illustration to help explain the tiers as a staircase.