“Nicole Eckman restored my health. I had digestive issues for several years, but about two years ago my health declined dramatically. I remember that time as a blur. Doctors didn’t take my case seriously partially because I was gaining weight. After months of frustration, I finally got a diagnosis of Celiac disease and a bacterial infection. But before that occurred, a friend referred me to Nicole. She helped me feel better with dietary changes. I hadn’t absorbed any nutrients for several months, so hardly had any nutrition absorption normalcy. Now after a year and a half with Nicole, all my nutrient levels are restored to desirable levels.
I really appreciate Nicole’s nutritional knowledge, her ability to help me learn how to eat with ease despite a limited diet, and her drive to make me advocate for myself with doctors. She also held me accountable and pushed me to expand my diet even when I was nervous to do so. The results were always positive. I was able to enjoy and thrive hiking and camping for three weeks across Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado last summer. During the last year and a half, I have had a lot of health issues, including bacterial imbalance, necessary antibiotic use, thyroid issues, and other hormonal imbalances, but Nicole was able to help me combat them with dietary recommendations. My health is great. Before I had a distorted version of what is normal, and I didn’t know that I could feel as good as I do now. Instead of my health being a limitation, Nicole has helped me use it to live the life I want.
I am so thankful that I found Nicole. Nicole is my most trusted medical professional, and I am confident that my health will continue to be great because Nicole is on my team.”
“When I first visited Nicole, I was at my lowest point health wise. I was experiencing a multitude of symptoms, including fatigue, depression, digestive problems, and many others. My diet was a mess, and I was battling a sugar addiction. I knew I needed help and Nicole came highly recommended to me. And rightfully so!! She listened to my whole story…including my health history, dietary patterns, and my lifestyle. She met me on my level and didn’t overwhelm me with a program that would be too difficult to follow. She understood my situation and cared, really cared. I could tell she wanted me to succeed and find peace and good health.
Nicole looks at the whole picture, plays detective and pieces all the information together. She has a wealth of knowledge and put together just the right program for my situation. She understood how hard this journey would be, she pushed when I need a push, but still maintained a huge level of compassion. After introducing me to Paleo, and starting me the right supplements to meet my needs, I started to feel like myself again. It took some time, a lot of detective work, Nicole’s insight, and many changes on my part to restore my health, but it’s been worth every bit of it! I have had setbacks, but Nicole is always there to listen and to help me get back on track. I thank my lucky stars that I found her.
No matter where you are on your health journey…Nicole can help you reach your goals!”
“Nicole Eckman changed my life. When I first went to Nicole, I was emotionally eating almost exclusively fast, frozen or packaged foods. I was stressed, had low energy and serious cravings. Nicole’s sense of humor, warm demeanor, and friendly personality was a perfect fit. She met me where I was and offered realistic ideas. Nicole offered basic cooking tips (which I needed!), food storage advice and recipe ideas. She never pushed me into something I wasn’t ready for. She provided an individualized approach with unique ideas just for me. I always felt heard and valued. Nicole helped recognize my barriers and helped come up with solutions. Any setbacks were always viewed as learning opportunities. Eating real foods helped me feel better than I ever thought possible. I have more energy, my mood improved and I lost 25 pounds. Making an appointment to see Nicole was the best decision I ever made.”
“My digestive system has been compromised for years. I just thought it was “just me” and that I had a sensitive stomach. A friend went to Nicole for help with her digestive distress and her results were so dramatic that I decided to give her a call too. Nicole is so knowledgeable and easy to work with. I had forgotten what is felt like to really feel GOOD. Now, I experience a few bad days a year, rather than a few good days a year and it feels like I got my life back- thank you!”
“When I came to Nicole, I was in one of the most defeated moments I had ever been in before. After having my Gallbladder out, visiting GI Specialists, I was going on three years of constant declining health. I was barely making it through each day, my husband, children, work and every aspect of my life affected by my poor health. I felt sick every day, lacked the energy to get out of bed, had muscle and joint pain, my GI systems were in disarray, I was overall falling apart. My friend referred me to Nicole and I remember my initial phone call to her. I was convinced she had a place in this world to help others but did not think there was anything she could do to help me. I was wrong.
Within the first month of seeing Nicole my life starting changing for the better. She took me on a journey of healing not only my gut but my heart and mind. It was not an overnight journey, we hit a few walls and the journey is ongoing but with her support and smart decisions we have found most of the solutions. I am healing. I am feeling better. I am able to be present and available to my kids. I am back to my best a work. I feel like my “Old Self”. I am still on my journey but each day I get closer to that goal of complete freedom from all the health issues that were holding me back.
Nicole was not just a Nutritionist who changed my diet, took out the items I was intolerant to, worked with supplements to heal my gut and made sure my bloodwork looked good. She is so much more than that. She supported me in my worst moments, handed me a tissue when the tears flowed, talked to me about my emotional health and stress that played such a role in my overall healing, believed me when I talked about my symptoms, she never doubted me, never acted as if I was crazy. She is the reason I am so close to my old self, she is the reason I will be even better than my old self. The knowledge she has given me is invaluable and will play a part in my future health as well as the health of my family and anyone else willing to listen to me.
I cannot thank Nicole enough. She has given me my life back, she has been my healer, my confidant, my friend, my shoulder, my inspiration.”
“I came to Nicole after several incomplete stops and starts in addressing the source of my 3-year fatigue and weight gain. I was watching my health take a detour towards high inflammation, declining lab work results, and flickering motivation and hope.
Within 20 minutes of meeting with Nicole, she not only echoed a lot of the wisdom I had been told in the past, but she set forth a plan that would allow me to follow a steady path back to health. She reframed my journey as one that would involve as many as twenty stages, the first of which was to do a cleanse. I followed the cleanse and took the supplements and found myself feeling a bit more energetic and alive. The real work began after the cleanse, and with the perspective of attending to my health with a combination of curiosity and mindfulness. I became interested in and attuned to the impact of food choices on my body and my mind. With patience, persistence, and coaching from Nicole, I am experiencing the feelings of health. My mind is alive in a way that I haven’t felt in almost 15 years. I feel like the veil between life and myself is lifting. As I work to tune my health, new opportunities arise and open up for me at work, within relationships, and in my personal journey.
I am still early on this path. I know I wouldn’t be where I am without Nicole’s expertise, coaching, encouragement, and skillful selection of the right supplements. Nicole is helping me to experience and appreciate the power of clean, organic, healthy food as medicine. I highly recommend Nicole’s services to anyone who is ready to live more vibrantly.”
“When I went to Nicole Eckman, I was in constant pain with heartburn and bloating. Over the past year, I was under the care of a GI specialist, had visited the ER twice and had over $40,000 of medical tests. After an upper GI scope, I was diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus and was on put on a very strong dose of Protonix. But, the medication did not completely eliminate the pain or discomfort throughout my abdomen, and no doctor could diagnose what had caused the Barrett’s or the persistent pain. Their solution was to prescribe additional medications to mask the pain. Instead, Nicole worked to find the cause of my illness and tested me for food sensitivities. She determined that I was sensitive to several foods including fructose, a substance I would have never suspected. I went on a strict elimination diet, and within weeks, the pain and bloating was gone and I successfully decreased my dosage of Protonix.
Nicole respected that I am a vegetarian and customized my elimination diet according to my beliefs and preferences. She was available via email/phone for help between appointments and was very knowledgeable about the proper supplements my body needed to heal. The doctors helped save my life by diagnosing the Barrett’s esophagus before it developed into cancer. But, Nicole helped save the quality of my life by determining the cause of my disease and treating it at its source.”
“To say that Nicole Eckman has changed our lives would be a gross understatement. My wife and I got a very good reference for Nicole from a close friend of ours and decided as the new year began to try something different to lose the weight we had been trying to lose for decades. I must admit I was hesitant and skeptical going into our first meeting with Nicole. I was not going to do the 3-week cleanse, maybe I’d do a week at most. It didn’t take more than 15 minutes talking with her and understanding her simple no fad, no gadget approach that got me convinced to give the whole program a try. It has been ten weeks and I have lost 23 pounds and 5% body fat and the most exciting change is that I am no longer on cholesterol medication. My wife has lost 15 pounds and over 5 inches and was thrilled to note that she had overall consistent weight loss in her legs, face, belly, butt, thighs, chest etc.
For the first time in many, many years we feel like food does not have control over our lives; we will always love good food and our social life will always evolve around food. It is great not to use the dreaded D word (diet) and we love saying and believing that we are allowed to eat anything we want (in reasonable portions of course) using Nicole’s 80-20 rule. Because this is not a fad or a diet, it feels like we have changed how we eat and this is the way we will live and eat for the rest of our lives. Working together as a husband-wife team has allowed us to give each other the support we need to be successful.
Nicole is a very personable and easy person to work with. Not only does she know nutrition well but she also takes a holistic approach to our well-being. We trust her and feel we are in good hands and actually look forward to our meetings with her.”
~Bob and Marcy
“My husband and I are both overworked and stressed out attorneys who wanted to get in better health and lose some weight after years of long nights followed by lots of caffeine, not enough exercise and too much eating out. My husband’s doctor advised him that his triglyceride count was dangerously high and his vitamin D levels were far too low. I struggled with GI issues for my entire life and actually came to believe that my symptoms (long periods of constipation, gas, etc…) might be “normal.” We both explored different avenues for better health. My husband started a fish oil regimen and I took the advice of a physician who prescribed over the counter products such as MiraLax to alleviate my supposed “IBS.” Both of us were unsuccessful in realizing any permanent changes. We sought Nicole’s assistance and things changed dramatically. Nicole started us with a three week cleanse. After only three days, we felt younger, healthier and more energetic. Any cravings for sweets and carbs changed into an appetite for raw veggies. We lost weight – my husband around 20lbs and myself, 8. (Our weight loss continued after the cleanse – my husband lost 30 altogether and I lost about 15.) The most dramatic change was my husband’s blood test results – his triglyceride count dropped by 1,000 points and his vitamin D reached healthy a level. My supposed “IBS” disappeared, my skin cleared up, my persistent post-nasal drip (which I previously believed to be the result of allergies lessened considerably). The headache I used to get around 3:00 pm every day at work disappeared – in fact, I rarely ever get any headaches anymore. We slept better and had more energy and desire to exercise. The cleanse and Nicole’s regimen changed our lives for the better – permanently.
Nicole was patient and encouraging throughout the process. We were “difficult” patients, complaining initially about how we couldn’t give up coffee or alcohol and were skeptical that 21 days could make any lasting difference. Nicole’s expertise and thoughtfulness throughout the process were incredible and, I believe, crucial to our success. I tell all my friends and family about our experience – I actually liken it to a religious conversion! We are believers! Before Nicole, we sought the assistance of modern medicines which treated our symptoms but overlooked the real cause of our problems: food, and didn’t get any lasting results. Nicole has opened our lives to an amazing and rewarding way of living – healthy, organic eating. Meals require a little more thoughtfulness and preparation, but the result is worth it. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone. I cannot overstate what a dramatic and wonderful impact she has had on our lives. Thank you, Nicole!!”
“I really cannot begin to express my gratitude to you. You quite literally changed our entire lives. Without your expertise, our son would never have been properly diagnosed and we would not be eating the right way. You’ve opened our eyes to the food industry!”
“M has had no more digestive issues and is just stunned (as are we) with how well he feels! We are so very thankful for your help with his health after all these years of searching.”
“I really can’t express how great I feel and how thankful I am to you for your help and expertise. You’ve given me hope that pregnancy is a possibility. Thank you so much 🙂 (the baby is due this fall)”
“Without your help and expertise, I would have never gotten my life back. I was in pain and watching my life go by. Now I am LIVING!”
“You are a true healer, you have changed my life and they way I view the food I put into my body. Thank you!”
“I needed simple and doable and that’s what you gave me! Brilliant!”
“Not only does she know nutrition well but she also takes a holistic approach to our well-being. We trust her and feel we are in good hands and actually look forward to our meetings with her.”