Erin Thole is Certified in Nutrition and is also a Certified Natural Healthcare Professional. Based in the Heights, she has been working in the health and nutrition field for more than nine years specializing and working extensively with those suffering from autoimmune, digestive, hormonal and inflammatory disorders. As opposed to some solutions simply looking at treating symptoms, Thole’s hands-on programs dive deeper into whatever the ailment may be, seeking a more permanent solution.
“I’m looking to get to the root cause of whatever health condition a person is coming to me with and figure out why a person has those symptoms,” she said of her consultations and subsequent programs. “We’re not trying to cover up [the symptoms], we’re trying to figure out why it’s there and what the body’s attempting to communicate with us.”
To steer clear of a uniform dietary plan, Thole conducts food sensitivity panels, various hormonal panels, toxicity panels and an extensive health history review to determine the best course of action for each client based on those results – always probing for the connection point.
“What works best for one person isn’t necessarily going to work best for another, so I figure out what works based on their panel results,” she said. “Based on those results, I can tell them the types of workouts – whether it’s cardio or something else – they should be doing, what type of diet will work best for them, and figure out where the disconnects are happening so we can eradicate those issues.”
Even though Thole is based in the Heights, she operates as a location-independent practitioner, conducting free consultations and subsequent appointments by phone while outsourcing work to specific labs in a client’s area that specialize in each type of testing to ensure clients – which range from domestic to international locations – receive the most accurate, convenient testing available. She works with each client’s unique biochemistry to determine what dietary, supplementation and lifestyle changes will work best for them as an individual.
Thole predominantly operates with programs ranging from three months to a year and a half depending on individual specific issues, how severe a condition is and other factors. Her programs include all an individual’s panels they would need and are hands-on endeavors, such as the three-month “Whole Health Project.”
“We have a one-on-one every week to go over results, answer questions, determine what’s working and where we can make a change and set goals for the following week. It’s like going to school to learn about yourself,” she said, adding she complements the sessions by sending out weekly educational materials. “I want my clients to know exactly what’s best for their body, feel great, and not be able to imagine going back to the way life was before. I want to ensure they make the lifestyle changes and to be active participants in doing so.”
More coming soon
In addition to her normal programs, Thole will launch a program sometime in January for women on their motherhood journey, with an all-encompassing team to address all areas of concern from preconception to postpartum aimed at empowering them to make educated decisions at every step in the process. Coined “The Empowered Motherhood Movement,” Thole said the movement wishes to remind each woman, and society, that she does matter; that her needs and health are still important; and she deserves to feel and be healthy and whole.
“We’re trying to give the motherhood journey back to women and take the fear and medical-ness out of it that [the process] has become and empower them in the choices they make,” she said, noting the program will also employ physical therapists to aid in correcting any pelvic or other issues which may arise.
To learn more about what Thole has to offer, readers can visit erinthole.com; and setting up a free consultation is as easy as sending her an email through the “Contact” tab.