Erin Barnes, Integrative Nutrition Specialist

Erin is an Integrative and Functional nutrition specialist and traditional food enthusiast whose goal is to help her clients achieve vitality through a holistic, personalized approach to health and healing.

With a bachelor’s degree in both Dietetics and Psychology and 6 years practicing as a Registered Dietitian in the field of eating disorders, Erin has learned that how you think about what you are eating is often as important as what you are eating. She aims to provide a non-judgmental space to explore the root causes of your issues and excels in meeting individuals wherever they are at on the wellness spectrum. Clients who work with Erin know that healthful eating is not perfect eating and that there is no one path the wellness.

Through her work with hundreds of clients and through navigating her own health and healing journey, Erin has learned to embody a simple, approachable, non-diet, food-first philosophy. Once health goals are developed in collaboration with her client, Erin integrates a variety of individualized nutrition therapies including whole foods/traditional foods, therapeutic diets, prescriptive eating, tailored supplements, and mind-body work, with a focus on letting your body be the guide through the healing process.

When not scheming how to get liver and sauerkraut into her two young daughters, Erin enjoys anything outdoors in the warm Minnesota sunshine with her partner, Ryan, and daughters, Ray and Millie.

Erin currently sees clients at our Minnetonka location.
 


 

Certifications & Associations

:: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, RD, University of Minnesota
:: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
:: Member of The Weston A. Price Foundation for Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and The Healing Arts

 


 

Special Training

  • Gut Health
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Diseases
  • Therapeutic Diets
  • Mindful/Intuitive Eating
  • Elimination Diets
  • Weight Loss
  • Traditional Foods

 

Services

○ Initial Nutrition Assessment
○ Follow-up Visit

 


 

Testimonials

I have shared clients and coordinated care with Erin for 5+ years. Erin is very knowledgeable and insightful. Along with her education and experience, Erin has an innate ability to identify individual needs and customize her recommendations accordingly. Erin is a very effective, well-trusted, and hi...
Kristy
FINALLY get to the root causes of my auto-immune issues I’ve been dealing with very severe autoimmune issues over the last few years and have been told by numerous doctors that I should “just take lots of Benadryl and Zyrtec”. One doctor even told me that “maybe it will go aw...
EC
I LIKE everything about SUNU! Such amazing healers...I use all their services. My husband and I are giving SUNU gift certificates to ALL of our personal training clients this year for the Holidays!
Brigitt G.