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Erin Smandych

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Holistic Nutritionist, executive chef and co-founder of Masterlab

Episode 93: Advancing your health with Erin Smandych


Food and diet are multibillion-dollar industries. Both are confusing and complicated ––to say the least––, especially when we are continually being bombarded with messages of what we should and shouldn't eat.

Today, we have an expert in the area of culinary nutrition and advanced female metabolism with certifications in both specialties.

She helps people achieve their health goals by getting them off the diet roller coaster and then helping them focus on food, eating, and nutrition.

She is also the executive chef, founder, and creator of all the amazing recipes for a new café ––that I'm in love with–– called Masterlab, which focuses on performance food.

We're venturing into the world of food and nutrition! I want to welcome Erin Smandych into The Inner Circle.

Let's dig in!

What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

  • 3:50 - We start with Erin's powerful message about the capability of food, her background, her biggest passions, and the importance of considering the social and emotional components of food that take place in our health.

  • 7:45 - We address the complicated topic of carbs, what they are, the sources, their importance, the fear around it, the impact they have on our bodies, biofeedback, and how to balance them.

  • 15:19 - Time to discuss Keto Diets, where this comes from, what it is, what it is ketosis, how it works, the impact, the benefits, and for whom it is.

  • 21:48 - Moving into Intermittent Fasting, the misconceptions and intensity of it, what it really is, its impact, its benefits, how it affects hormones, and the implications.

  • 29:40 - Stress is one of the biggest obstacles that everyone suffers; we ought to know how bad it is for us, the effects, how it can impact our body and metabolism, how to balance it, and the power of walking and slowing down.

  • 37:21 - Gluten is one topic full of misinformation and misunderstandings; Erin explains what it really is, why it causes so many problems to people.

  • 42:51 - We tackle a relevant topic: Is there a relationship between packed goods and our health problems, and how do we listen to our biofeedback and balance it.

  • 44:30 - We wrap up the conversation by congratulating Erin on the opening of Masterlab, the fantastic recipes, and the philosophy behind everything.


  • "I'm also really passionate about cutting through a lot of the misinformation out there."

  • "This very special time to connect over food."

  • "Find a balance that works for your body."

  • "It's important to get to know your own body so you can actually be your own expert."

  • "It should always come back to what feels best for your body."

  • "If we are under extreme stress, our metabolism constraints itself."

  • "It's about learning your own body and not arbitrarily cutting something out because you heard it could be poison."

  • "What is the quality of the food you're eating."

  • "I love being able to combine holistic nutrition principles, and the way our food fuels us can be medicinal, healing, performance-enhancing with delicious recipes."


Masterlab - Website

Erin Smandych - Website

@erinsmandych - Instagram

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