No more asthma!

I decided to be evaluated by HealthNOW due to health concerns, mainly involving Asthma and Fatigue. As a 44 year old female-I wanted to get in better shape as well, but couldn’t seem to make any progress.

 I was using a Steriod Inhaler twice daily to treat my Asthma. It seemed to help somewhat but again – that was strictly treating the symptom and not identifying the cause of the Asthma.

After my blood sample revealed a low level infection, HealthNOW suspected a parasite known as Ascaris. This critter lives in the small intestine, but its offspring migrates into the lungs. This causes Asthma!

After confirming this critter was in my system – I was treated and CURED.

 No More Steroids for me!

 I urge anyone suffering from Asthma to have HealthNOW identify and eliminate what is causing it. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself!

— L.O.




My severe migraines disappeared!

I came here with migraine headaches, asthma and neck pain. I had these severe symptoms for about 4 years. I was taking a lot of medication.

Now after being treated for a few months I rarely get migraines at all.

I only use my inhaler about once every couple of weeks and my neck doesn’t hurt anymore!

– B.L.




A true lifesaver!

I have been suffering for many years with illness, having been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Asthma, and Osteoporosis. For the last year, my health has been deteriorating at an alarming rate. Thank God I found the HealthNOW Medical Center!

The doctors there are thorough and are concerned with treating the body as a whole rather than trying to treat symptoms, and the staff is very pleasant and helpful. Through the HealthNOW Medical Center, I now have an understanding of what the probable root cause for my disease is, and can adjust my lifestyle accordingly. Dr. Rick does his follow up visits with me via phone calls, and has never been late for one of our appointments. He answers all my questions completely. Since visiting the clinic a month ago, I am showing marked improvement, and I consider HealthNOW Medical Center to be a true lifesaver!

— Anonymous




Future free of suffering!

I am 37 years old and have been chronically ill, bedridden and on prescription steroids for nearly 20 years. I have suffered from disabling chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, chronic infections, insomnia, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome.

I have sought help from physicians all over the country, including renowned rheumatologists, endocrinologists, pain specialists and a host of others. I have been prescribed hundreds of drugs, many of which have made me sicker than my original ailments.

As recent complications from the steroids got worse, I knew that if I didn’t get off these powerful drugs I may eventually die from drug-related complications, rather than from the original ailments. I expressed my concerns to specialists at three local hospitals and the unanimous conclusion was that there was nothing they could do and that I would likely be on steroids for life.

I thank God that I made the call to HealthNOW as it changed my life forever. Within 2 weeks the doctors found numerous infections which had been causing the symptoms which I had experienced for half of my life! We also found out that I am gluten intolerant. I am experiencing a truly miraculous recovery. After one month of treatment I felt a dramatic reduction in my pain and fatigue and was able to reduce my steroid medication.

I am now nearly OFF my steroids and feel incredible. I feel like I have a future to live into now – a future full of new found happiness and vigor, the possibility of children and a future free of suffering!

I thank the entire staff of HealthNOW for this gift of new life. You practice brilliant medicine!

— E.M.




They changed my life forever!

I am 37 years old and have been chronically ill, bedridden and on prescription steroids for nearly 20 years. I have suffered from disabling chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, chronic infections, insomnia, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. 

I have sought help from physicians all over the country, including renowned rheumatologists, endocrinologists, pain specialists and a host of others. I have been prescribed hundreds of drugs, many of which have made me sicker than my original ailments. 

As recent complications from the steroids got worse, I knew that if I didn’t get off these powerful drugs I may eventually die from drug-related complications, rather than from the original ailments. I expressed my concerns to specialists at three local hospitals and the unanimous conclusion was that there was nothing they could do and that I would likely be on steroids for life.

I thank God that I made the call to HealthNOW as it changed my life forever. Within 2 weeks the doctors found numerous infections which had been causing the symptoms which I had experienced for half of my life! We also found out that I am gluten intolerant. I am experiencing a truly miraculous recovery. After one month of treatment I felt a dramatic reduction in my pain and fatigue and was able to reduce my steroid medication.

 I am now nearly OFF my steroids and feel incredible. I feel like I have a future to live into now – a future full of new found happiness and vigor, the possibility of children and a future free of suffering!

I thank the entire staff of HealthNOW for this gift of new life. You practice brilliant medicine!

E.M




True success stories!

“I have had a stuffed up nose for two years. But ever since I came to HealthNOW Medical Center my symptoms have disappeared! I have gone to see four other doctors and the results come out negative! I have been tested for asthma, blockage, and had meds that did nothing at all.
HealthNOW really has experience and knows what they are doing. If you don’t believe me, look at all the other success stories.

A.P.




Losing weight already!

In March of 2004 I weighted 216 lbs. I had been on Weight Watcher’s for 6 months and struggled to lose 12 lbs. I knew that I needed to exercise but I had a fast-paced job and didn’t have the energy at the end of the day to even lift a toothpick. I felt burned out! I thought that something serious may be wrong so I went to see my General Practitioner for an exam.

 When I went to see my doctor she told me that weight gain was natural for a woman my age- I’m 50; and that I shouldn’t expect to look like I did in my 30s. And that I should be thankful that I was healthy. That answer was simply unacceptable to me. And I wasn’t in good health! I was clinically obese, depressed, I had asthma and eczema, I had pain in my joints and I had no energy.

My doctor gave me Motrin for pain, steroid for the asthma, a topical creme for the eczema. I felt like I was back to square one, but now I needed a trunk for all my medications.

 One day at work I attended a brown bag seminar on Weight Control by Dr Vikki Petersen. During Dr Vikki’s lecture, I realized that I had many of the symptoms she described. I found the subject fascinating.

When Dr Vikki offered a free consultation, I signed up. 

I went to HealthNOW and met with Dr Rick Petersen who explained that the way I was eating was contributing to the stress on my body. I did lab tests and the results showed Adrenal stress. The doctor explained how the medical problems I was having were related to this condition.

 After 2 weeks on supplements and eating healthier I noticed that I was no longer craving sugar. I wasn’t going hungry and I felt lighter and less bloated. After 4 weeks I really began to feel better. The aches and pains had disappeared and my asthma symptoms were gone. My eczema was clearing up and I had started to lose some weight.

 After 2 months I felt even better.

My life was simplified with my new way of eating and I had more energy. By the end of the 3rd month I felt so much better that I was ready to address the one big issue left which had been a problem for me since adolescence – my irregular menstrual cycle and PMS. Dr Rick made some suggestions and by the second cycle I noticed a difference.

My PMS has improved and my cycle is down to 33 days from its previous 45 days. 

My weight has begun to drop off. I’ve lost 2 pant sizes and 2 bra sizes, my double chin is gone and I don’t feel puffy and bloated any more. I feel better and look better and people around me are starting to notice. 

This program has worked wonders for me. I would recommend HealthNOW to anyone who is interested in improving their health. Looking back, I was probably heading towards diabetes. I’m thankful to Dr’s Rick and Vikki Petersen for their dedication, guidance and support in helping me. It wasn’t easy at first, but now I feel like a new person.

Thank you!

— C.P.