Erin Skinner

About Erin Skinner

Erin Skinner, MS, RD, CPT, is a registered dietitian and author with a passion for helping people revolutionize their health. She is a certified practitioner in integrative and functional nutrition who utilizes ancestral nutrition to treat chronic health conditions. Her hobbies are travel and CrossFit. Read more at

Does Recent TMAO Research Suggest That the Paleo Diet Causes Heart Disease?

By | December 29th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider, News|

Detractors of the Paleo diet often mention how it may increase a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, which has been correlated with disease states. Proponents of a vegan diet

Why We Shouldn’t Rely Only on Animal Studies

By | December 7th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

In a recently released article, scientists studied “strongly heated carbohydrate-rich food” (i.e., French fries) and cancer risk. Frying potatoes produces a compound called acrylamide. Acrylamide has been theorized as a

Is a High-Carbohydrate Diet the Best Way to Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

By | November 23rd, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

The Tsimane are an ancestral population who live in the rainforest of Bolivia. They source food from a combination of horticulture and foraging. They have a known high burden of

Do Low-Carb Diets Actually Decrease Life Expectancy?

By | August 27th, 2018|News|

Low-carbohydrate diets have increased in popularity, and there is good evidence to show that they result in short-term weight loss. But there is less data available with respect to their

A Ketogenic Diet is Effective for Treating Type 2 Diabetes, New Study Shows

By | June 22nd, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980. The CDC estimates that over 30 million Americans live with diabetes, and it is among the leading causes of death.

New Study Demonstrates Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

By | June 4th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Long-term caloric restriction is known to provide a variety of health benefits. But it can be difficult for people to stay compliant with caloric restriction. In a recent review article, scientists

8 Ways to Reduce Phthalate Exposure

By | May 24th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

A new study in the journal Environmental International analyzed exposure of phthalates in the United States population. Phthalates are chemicals that disrupt androgen hormones (such as testosterone) across one’s lifespan. They are

Does an Ancestral Diet Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

By | May 2nd, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers analyzed the dietary patterns of 81,337 American Seventh Day Adventists. The compared the subjects’ diets to determine risk

Coffee and Cancer: Should You Be Worried?

By | April 12th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

A headline recently came across the news feed that, at least for the coffee drinkers among us, may sound a bit scary: a judge in California has ruled that coffee

Olive and Fish Oils May Be the Best Sources of Fat For Liver Function, According to Study

By | March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In a recent study, researchers looked at the effects of different fats on the aging livers of rats. The Study Rats were fed one of three types of fats for