Frequently Asked Questions

General

No. Torill Eccles, MS has a master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and so is unable to provide medical care. Services provided are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

At the current time, we are unable to accept insurance and HSA/FSA as forms of payment. However, the lab company we work with is able to accept HSA/FSA, so you can use your account for any labwork we may order. Some supplements may also be HSA/FSA eligible, depending on the product and vendor.

Each appointment varies in content, as everyone differs due to the individual nature of each person's situation. However, things you may experience in appointments include but are not limited to:

  • A thorough intake and conversation about your health history and your health goals.
  • A discussion of eating patterns and helpful food adjustments, which may include a personalized meal plan or food suggestions.
  • An analysis of lab work and ensuing treatment suggestions.
  • Supplement recommendations.
  • Consideration of essential aspects of health, including sleep, exercise, stress management, and mental and emotional health.

I am also more than happy to do additional research into your conditions - I want to help you get to the bottom of things and to help you find lasting health!

Many of us are used to the conventional medicine paradigm of going in for a quick 15-minute appointment, getting some quick advice or a prescription, and then being done with the doctor unless more issues arise. However, a functional medicine model requires more time with the patient and practitioner, allowing for in-depth questioning, personalized treatment plans and follow-ups, and tracking of treatment efficacy. Additionally, natural remedies and healing typically take longer than popping a pill and noticing an immediate effect. For these reasons, a minimum of three appointments is recommended for each patient, though more appointments may be ideal or necessary.

Specific Treatments

Treatments exist for the following conditions. If you don't see your particular concern on the list below, it is likely we can find relevant research studies to inform our approach in tackling the issue!

  • Crohn's disease (IBD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)

  • Detailed and personalized dietary advice
  • Detailed and personalized exercise advice
  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • General bloating
  • General gut health optimization
  • H. Pylori infections
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky gut
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Anemia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Estrogen dominance
  • Female fertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Low libido
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Yeast infections

  • Low testosterone
  • Low libido
  • Male fertility

  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

  • Healthy weight loss
  • High triglyceride:cholesterol ratio
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea

Contact

Have further questions? Want to get in touch?

Or send an email to alimentary.education@gmail.com.