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Erin Stokes, N.D.

Medical Director at INNATE ResponseErin Stokes, ND Bio Photo

Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. She received her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Erin combines her experience as a Naturopathic Doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail industry. Most recently she worked as a Lead Practitioner at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy for 6.5 years. The focus of Erin’s Naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado is on healthy Moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”

 

 

 

 

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Nutrition Tips for Runners

by Erin Stokes, ND “Whatever the event, nutrition plays a major role in the achievement of various factors that will see a runner or walker take the starting line in the best possible form .”[1] In our holistic practices, we’ll invariably have the opportunity to work with runners, some of whom are high-level, competitive athletes, and […]

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The Power of Beet Root

by Erin Stokes, ND Beetroot has a long history of use, and was first cultivated by the Romans. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was said to eat beets to retain her beauty. It’s no wonder when you look at the gorgeous crimson color, due to the naturally occurring pigment betacyanin. The doctrine of signatures also points […]

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Digestive Health in the Holiday Season

By Erin Stokes, ND The holiday season is the time of year when many of our patients overindulge and eat a wide array of foods not normally part of their diet. As physicians, it’s important to realize that during this time of feasting and festivities, people will stray from their typical eating routines to a […]

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Low on Energy? Don’t Forget Iron.

By Erin Stokes, ND One of the most common complaints I hear about from women that I work with in my naturopathic practice is fatigue. There are so many different avenues to pursue as a practitioner when investigating low energy levels, which means it can be challenging to know where to start. In therapeutic order, […]

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, literally means the “science […]

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Why Detox?

By Erin Stokes, ND The spring and early summer seasons are filled with new life and new energy. It’s an excellent time to embark on a detoxification plan, and support detoxification in our patients. The term “detox” also can cause a lot of confusion for our patients. They hear about detoxification and think it may benefit […]

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Adaptogens: A New Perspective on Weight Management

by Erin Stokes, ND I was talking with a group of practitioners on a webinar recently discussing a myriad of physiological changes that happen to many men and women in their 40’s and 50’s. One of the physiological changes that people in this age group commonly report is gaining abdominal weight that cannot be explained […]

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The Power of Protein

by Erin Stokes, ND, Medical Director at FoodState® All of us need regular protein intake, since our bodies do not naturally store amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Therefore, it’s vital to include adequate and high quality protein in our diets every day. Why is protein crucial to our health and well-being? In reality, […]

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Stress Solution

By Erin Stokes, ND Stress. It’s such a common complaint that it’s rare to find someone who says they are not under stress. The American Psychological Association’s “Stress In America” ™ survey in 2014 looked at the relationship between stress and healthy behaviors (1). It found a clear correlation with stress negatively impacting sleep, exercise […]

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