I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful.

After almost two months of suffering this horrendous pain in my left leg, (which had been diagnosed as Sciatica) my step-daughter urged me to come to HealthNOW, because in her words ‘I know they can help you’. 

I was unable to walk without limping. I couldn’t put on a pair of socks or pick up anything from the floor. My son gave me a pair of long tongs so that I could take the laundry out of the dryer. I felt like I was 84 years old instead of 64.

Now after just 14 treatments I am almost back to normal, thanks to the Doctors, Therapists, and Staff at HealthNOW.

 I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful. I would highly recommend anyone suffering the way I was, to consider talking to the Doctors at HealthNOW.

— M.H.




The quality of my life (both physical and emotional) has benefited dramatically.

I’ve had Fibromyalgia for 8 years. When I came to HealthNOW 6 months ago I had experienced fatigue, muscle pain, migraines, insomnia and a general feeling of ill health. I was taking drugs for pain and drugs for sleep.

 Since beginning the health program at HealthNOW I’ve had great success in either reducing or eliminating most of the symptoms’ severity. 

I began a modified diet after an adrenal test showed that a change in diet would probably help some of the insomnia and muscle fatigue.

I began taking supplements which have helped stabilize my energy level.
 I also began exercising regularly which contributes to the overall general well being I have continued to experience. 

I am grateful I was led to the care offered by HealthNOW. The quality of my life (both physical and emotional) has benefited dramatically. This is my year to be well. And the success is due to the partnership I have with all the team at HealthNOW Medical.

— T.P.




I was impressed by how they listened to me.

I have waited more than a year to call it a success story but now a year has come and gone. I will only address the main reason I went to HealthNOW and that was to get control of a rare form of arthritis that I have suffered with for over 25 years.

 I want to mention though that over the course of the year I had several other issues treated and was very satisfied with the outcome of those as well.

 When I came to HealthNOW my arthritis was out of control. My knees, which swelled to huge proportions when I was afflicted, had needed draining and injecting with cortisone 4 times in that year alone and I had retried with bad side effects a few of the medications that had proven to be moderately successful in the past but I could not tolerate them anymore.

 In 25 years, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knees 4 times, had my knees drained and injected countless times and I took so many different medications to try to control the swelling, I can not name them all. My traditional doctors were telling me that the next thing to try was immune suppressant drugs used in cancer treatment. I decided to give HealthNOW a try first.

Dr. Rick and Dr. Carrie started me off on the battery of tests and the elimination diet. They gave me all manner of different vitamins and hormones, changing things as indicated by testing and by my response. I was impressed by how they listened to me and believed me. What I had to say about my condition and how I felt I was doing was considered important. We were partners in treating the problem. The most important aspect of this is that by eliminating gluten from my diet and getting my system healthy I have gained control of this almost life-long arthritic condition that plagued me.

 It does not control me anymore. Whatever your position is on connections between autoimmune conditions and gluten sensitivity, you can not argue with success. This was a very out of control, long standing problem that traditional medicine could not control adequately. The HealthNOW people worked out a solution for me that does not include me exposing my body to dangerous medications. For that I am very grateful. I wish all of their patients the success they have helped me attain. I am very appreciative of the caring and patient attitude of this clinic. They truly look for a solution that works for you and they do not stop until it is found.

Thank you Dr. Rick, Dr. Carrie and the HealthNOW staff.

— L.A.




They brought me to a level where I was comfortable doing the diet and exercise!

When I came to HealthNOW it was because of the lack of guidance from my regular doctor. I found the doctors here to be very helpful in guiding me about my diet. Being close to 200 lbs and not feeling as well as I could, they brought me to a level where I was comfortable doing the diet and exercise.

 This last visit has shown marked improvement in my diet; I’m down to 179 lbs. 

The staff is kind and considerate. They are very concerned about your health and progress.

I enjoy the time I spend here and I’ll continue to come to improve my health.

 The original purpose of my visit was to take care of a painful right elbow. I had jammed the joint while gardening (stubborn weeds) and the doctors here gave me therapy that eventually cured the elbow pain completely.

Thanks,

— P.M.




I sleep without medication and I’m not depressed. I feel great!



2 years ago I suffered an allergic reaction to a Sulfa drug causing serum sickness. After a month and a half of Prednisone I developed Shingles. Since then I have had a non-stop episode of Fibromyalgia. 

I was unable to sleep without awakening multiple times a night due to hip pain. My ankle was stiff and instead of walking, I “stomped”. My hands hurt to bend them and I had swelling in my hands, legs and feet. Everything hurt. I was depressed, irritable and always exhausted. And, to top it all off, no matter what diet I tried, I only gained weight.

One Saturday I saw an ad in the paper for Dr Petersen’s lecture.
 What could I lose? All my doctors ever did was increase my dose so I would sleep deeper and not feel the pain. I did sleep better but nothing else changed.

 Since I started the program here I’ve lost 32 pounds. I have no hip, hand or generalized pain. My ankles bend and I don’t “stomp” when I walk. I can get up and out of a chair easily without hesitation or pain. I sleep without medication and I’m not depressed. I feel great!

Thanks,

— A.O.




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




Finally, there are days without pain!

“I’ve been at HealthNOW for about 3 weeks and am actually, surprisingly, seeing improvements and decrease in my pain. My right hip has been hurting for about 2 years with no progress. Finally, there are days without pain. Thanks to the great team of doctors and staff at HealthNOW, a group who cares and makes a difference in my well-being.”

J.H.




It only took ten to eleven months of physical therapy and better nutrition to get’em fixed.

Thank you all, doctors and staff, of the HealthNOW Medical Center. I am indeed very grateful for the professional help and the guidance that you have provided.

 About 15 months ago I arrived at the center, just a few weeks short of my 54th birthday. What I brought with me was a list of complaints that was long and, even then, still growing.

 The gluten antibody tests were not conclusive in my case, but with the preponderance of symptoms that I was having, I was more than willing to commit to a gluten and dairy free diet.

The health seminars which I attended at the center were also informative and extremely helpful: Over the past year I have undoubtedly eaten healthier than during any other year of my life as an adult. I mean, who would have thought that people actually ate foods like raw broccoli on a daily basis?

Below I’ve listed many of health issues that I had been facing for 25 years:

That’s how long my hips had been giving me trouble. Almost always there was discomfort, sometimes there was actual pain, but they were always problematic, especially when going up or down stairs. There were times when my hips hurt so bad that I could barely walk. It only took ten to eleven months of physical therapy and better nutrition to get’em fixed. I don’t even feel them any more.

18 years: That’s about how long ago I began to realize that I was having problems with dairy products. After years of trying every brand of lactose enzymes, I concluded that I’d have to give up on milk products, though the answer to “How could this happen?” escaped me completely until I learned more about gluten intolerance from the HealthNOW seminars. I’m still eating dairy-free at this time, but who knows, maybe there’s a gluten-free cheese pizza in my future somewhere, waiting just for me…

15 years: That’s how long I’d been complaining to doctors about stomach and indigestion problems. I had tried every antacid and acid blocking medicine available, both over-the-counter and prescription strength acid blockers. At HealthNOW, it took less than a month to discover and zap the nasty little H.Pylori bugs, and the positive effects of clearing out the bacteria were almost immediate. I take DGL now for occasional stomach upset, but even at that, I’ve only needed the DGL two or three times in the past year. What an unbelievable difference this single improvement has made to my general disposition!

 Hypoglycemia started darting in and out as I began to eat more and more (bad) carbs. I don’t know how many pounds of chocolate or bottles of beer I went through in an average week, but both had become a substantial part of my diet. Cycles of “carb stuffing” (to satisfy my low blood sugar and my ever-complaining stomach) began to accelerate in frequency. Insomnia became the norm. Waking up more tired than when I went to bed, days often dragged on and on.

Somewhere during those fifteen years I began to have the most ferocious migraine headaches. The “good ones” would just be a day or so, but the bad ones lasted for centuries. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had developed food intolerances to chocolate and citric acid, and at least one food preservative. Are there medals or awards for a fait accompli of having consumed 1/4 ton of chocolate in a ten year period? The good news is that I haven’t had a migraine, or any other kind of headache, in many months now.

When I arrived at HealthNOW I was started on an adrenal support supplement program. That program, in conjunction with pre-bedtime behavioral changes, helped immensely. Still, it took several months before I actually settled into a fairly normal sleep pattern. I get 7 1/2 hours of very good sleep every night now. and I can empathize with zombies now.

8 years: I had developed cysts on the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet. Wearing leather shoes was out of the question. Tennis shoes had enough “give” such that the insoles would actually form around the cysts, so the cysts weren’t too bothersome. One of the cysts on my left palm had hardened, and it was a major source of irritation, depending on what I was doing. The cysts on my palms cleared up about 4 months into the gluten-free diet, and the cysts on my feet took another two months to disappear. My palms are still a little bit tender in places, but even that tenderness is almost gone now. Salute!

5 years: That’s about when the bad nightmares started (as if there is such a thing as a good nightmare); probably from malnutrition and low blood sugar. I won’t even tell you about the nightmares. I continue to take a fairly comprehensive array of nutritional supplements, and I’m oh so thankful that, like all of the other major problems that I was experiencing, the nightmares are long gone.

1-2 years: My overall digestion took a turn for the worse around that time-frame. My digestive process had gotten to the point where I could not eat anything containing fructose, including fresh fruit, without major gastrointestinal upset. The cause turned out to be a second ugly bug that had invaded my innards. The antibiotics that zapped the H. Pylori worked wonders on these bugs as well. After repopulating with probiotics for several weeks, my digestive system finally settled back to normal. Whew! Really!

6 months: Besides the problems that I was having with my hips, I was beginning to have problems with a number of other joints. In previous years I had sustained sports-related injuries to my left knee and left shoulder. My left arm began to feel as if it wanted to separate from the shoulder on its own. My left big toe would pop out of joint at times, just from walking. My left thumb would pop out of joint when I reached out to grab an object. The thumb pop didn’t bother me much, but the toe pop was somewhat painful. I don’t actually remember when the thumb and toes stopped being mean to me, but I seem to recall that I was about six to eight months into the gluten-free diet. My left shoulder is still something of a problem, although my arm no longer tries to separate from the shoulder. I now believe that this is a familial, genetic issue, as both of my brothers are also experiencing shoulder problems. My left knee is now about 90-95% healed, which is a whole lot better than the 50% range when I arrived.

The Physical Therapy staff have been absolutely great, both in their applied therapy seasons and in teaching me how to attack the myriad physical problems that I was experiencing.

 For years there were other signs of things amiss in my body. For no apparent reason my lower back would go out of whack two or three times a year, starting back in my 20′s. I used to see a single hive appear on my left arm, always in the same place. Twice I had been diagnosed with a skin disease called pityriasis rosea. Cold hands and freezing feet persisted during the winter months. But last winter I only had about three “cold days”, and I’m willing to bet that I’ll see more improvements this coming winter.

I know that gluten slipped into my diet several times during the first couple of months. I learned from those mistakes. It did take a few months to get my wife on board with the changes. I can’t blame her though since I had asked her to make many changes as I searched for “the cause” over the past years. Now my wife and oldest daughter will inform me directly if they’ve prepared food which is “Dad approved”. And that is pretty cool. Probably the most difficult aspect of trying to eat right, was that it took close to eight months before the cravings for sweets and chocolate and beer disappeared. After that, the diet became a whole lot easier to sustain. I still occasionally have salty cravings, but these too are almost gone.

Yep, I’m feeling pretty darned good these days. And I do want to say, once again, thank you all!!
— D.T.




Marked improvement in my diet

When I came to HealthNOW it was because of the lack of guidance from my regular doctor. I found the doctors here to be very helpful in guiding me about my diet. Being close to 200 lbs and not feeling as well as I could, they brought me to a level where I was comfortable doing the diet and exercise. 

This last visit has shown marked improvement in my diet; I’m down to 179 lbs.

 The staff is kind and considerate. They are very concerned about your health and progress.

I enjoy the time I spend here and I’ll continue to come to improve my health.

 The original purpose of my visit was to take care of a painful right elbow. I had jammed the joint while gardening (stubborn weeds) and the doctors here gave me therapy that eventually cured the elbow pain completely.

Thanks,

— P.M.