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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.”






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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Milk Thistle – An Affinity for the Liver

by Erin Stokes, ND How does an herb have an affinity for a specific organ, such as milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for the liver and hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha) for the heart? There is an innate intelligence in plants, and this natural affinity to organs demonstrates a layer of depth where herbs work even beyond supporting […]

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Top 3 Botanicals for Healthy Inflammation

By Erin Stokes, ND Inflammation is on the radar for many of our patients. People often ask me, “What do you believe are the best plants that help maintain healthy inflammation?” Here are my Top 3 Botanicals: Turmeric has been widely utilized in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. A rhizome that is a staple […]

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Time to Talk Inflammation

By Erin Stokes, ND Inflammation has become a buzzword in the media. In fact, over a decade ago, inflammation appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, a sign that it has definitively found its way into the mainstream lexicon.[1] As practitioners, we understand the supreme importance of addressing healthy inflammation with all of our patients. […]

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Micro-Flora: A Community of Wellness

By Erin Stokes, ND There is a reason words like culture and colonies are used to describe the human microbiome. It’s about community. As with any healthy community, our gut has certain requirements to remain healthy including diversity, communication, environment and nurturing. When one of these components falls away, our microbiome falls out of balance. […]

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How Are Your Supplements Dried?

by  Erin Stokes, ND This may sound like an odd question. Unless you are inquiring about whole food supplements, then asking about drying methods is a crucial question. The use of whole food supplements has increased significantly in the last decade. This is in large part due to the widespread recognition that phytonutrients, which are […]

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