Frequently Asked Questions

Is blood work required?

No. You do not have to have blood work to participate in the program but blood work may be recommended depending on condition and symptoms. 

How do you know what nutrients I need?

Supplement needs can be determined by discussing health goals and symptoms, blood work, genetics testing, or nutritional response testing (muscle testing). We usually use a combination of these. 

How many supplements do I have to take?

We keep supplement protocols to 5 or less. The only exception is the leaky gut program.

Do I have to pay for the entire program upfront?

No program can be broken into 2 payments. Otherwise you can pay as you go (pay per appointment) without purchasing a program. 

Do I have to see Dr. Rachel before Erica?

No, you can start with either practitioner depending on your goals.

Who is best to see for weight loss?

Please schedule an appointment with Erica for weight loss programs. 

How long does it take to get better?

Certain factors will increase these treatment times. These include cancer history, organ removals, anemia, smoking, cheating on food plans, peak stress states, and diabetes. Besides that, different problems take different amounts of time to manage.

Energy changes from a new diet can happen instantaneously. Most people feel improvement from diet change within a week unless one of the below problems is present.

Changing gut bacteria can take 5 to 30 days. Adherence to food lists speeds up treatment time. Having drastic spinal dysfunction lengthens it.

Detox hits its peak about 7-10 days into any program. You will likely feel worse before you feel better. Some environmental toxins require lifelong support, others can be changed in 21 days.

With extreme blood sugar instability, diet changes can take longer to resolve. Some will go through withdrawals for 10-14 days before clarity occurs. HA1C #’s can also take 3 months to change.

Hormone balancing requires at least 6 months of focused effort and adherence to food, supplement, and exercise plans.

Auto-immune conditions never fully heal. They can be put into “remission.” Life-long changes are required to stay in “remission.” It may take up to 2 years to clear all associated symptoms to these conditions.

How often do I need to be seen?

Most patients are seen often in the first 4 months and then two or three a year after that. The first 4-6 months will likely involve 4 appointments with Dr. Rachel and 3 with Erica. 

What do we do in a New Patient interview?

This is a 15 min chat designed to get to know you, answer your questions, and make sure this office is the right fit for your needs.