Success Story

ADHD, Anxiety, Acne and Learning Disabilities – Gone!

In May of 2016 I sought out assistance for my ADHD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, and Insomnia. I had been on and off medications for ADHD and Anxiety, but neither felt like they provided any assistance to my daily life. In fact, the medicine often made my symptoms worse.

As a junior in high school at the time, and avid dancer, my life was unimaginably busy. Being the new kid in school did not make it any easier. Struggling with more than I knew at the time, I was skeptical of the treatment at Root Cause Medical Clinic. Nothing had worked before, so why would this? I decided to go in with an open mind and discovered I was dealing with far more than my labeled disabilities which were just surface symptoms.

I had adrenal fatigue and a gluten sensitivity. Surprisingly, these two factors had been creating increased amounts of stress internally in ways I could not have imagined.

I now am completely cured of my adrenal fatigue, and do not consume gluten.

My ADHD and Anxiety symptoms decreased, my most crippling learning disabilities vanished, as well as my insomnia.

As for dance, I had many joint problems. These inconveniences hindered my athletic abilities and forced me to reduce my training hours. After years of physical therapy I had improved moderately, but still danced in pain. Without gluten in my diet my dance abilities soared to new heights. I have increased my hours of training tremendously and do not suffer the consequences of pain. I am physically stronger. I now plan to pursue my dream, and the love of dance in a college setting as a double major alongside English.

Without consuming gluten, my physical appearance has changed. I was never looking to lose weight, but ultimately lost around 15 pounds. My acne cleared up, and now I rarely ever break out.

As a woman my periods were always excruciatingly painful, and many times required medication to alleviate the pain. Without gluten and the help of my healthy lifestyle, periods are no longer painful, I simply never even feel them. The “normal” period symptoms are nonexistent to me.

Overall my life has changed in many aspects due to the help I received. As a senior in high school who works avidly in the rigorous academic environment of a community college, I can only see positives in my future.

Thank you Root Cause Medical Clinic!

A.B., Age 18

Nurse Success Story

Nurse Loses 30 Pounds and Regains Energy

By profession I am a registered nurse. In the hospital I have seen so many patients dying from degenerative disease that could have been prevented through better nutrition. I began studying functional medicine and adopted a whole food plant-based diet several years ago. By all rights I should have been perfectly healthy but I felt bloated and gassy, my energy levels had definitely declined and I was over 30 lb overweight. Additionally my blood tests revealed high cholesterol.

I knew I needed to take things to the next level so I came to Root Cause Medical Clinic.  I was very impressed with how the doctors truly did find the root cause to my health issues.

It was a journey, but I feel like a new person – all my digestive complaints have vanished, my blood tests look great and perhaps best of all, I’m thirty pounds lighter.

I had forgotten my energy level could be so high. I definitely run circles around friends my age and my family has definitely noticed a difference. It’s fun to feel great and I would definitely recommend Root Cause Medical Clinic to anyone. In fact my daughters have become patients and they too have noticed remarkable changes in their health.

Thank you!

M.S., Registered Nurse



My neck, back, and shoulder pain is so much better!

The pain I had in my neck, upper back and shoulder is dramatically improved since starting treatment at HealthNOW Medical Center. My vertigo symptoms have dissipated as well!

I am extremely happy with my level of improvement. After intensive physical therapy treatment, I feel more in touch with my body and have learned to be aware of my posture.

The Physical Therapy Department consists of a wonderful team of caring folks. I recommend them to everyone I meet. I’ve learned so much about my own ability, physical strength and endurance. I am doing activities during my fitness sessions that I would never have believed I was capable of.

It feels great!
Myra L.

My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is Gone!

My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is Gone!

When I started treatment with HealthNOW Medical I had been completely dependent on prescription medication [Omeprazole] for stomach pain and GERD for almost 20 years. I found out through multiple sources that being on that medication for so long had caused some bone loss and was preventing me from properly absorbing nutrients from food.


I also had hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, was pre-diabetic, plagued with high blood pressure, and was suffering from hormonal imbalances. I had constant body pain, fatigue, “brain fog” and inflammation. I wondered if had Fibromyalgia or if all I was feeling was just part of getting older.


Dr. Vikki Petersen and her team first determined that I was reacting to many of the foods I ate most, including gluten, dairy and eggs. The team at HealthNOW helped me overhaul my diet and, along with some supplements, I got to the point that I no longer needed the Omeprazole to control the GERD and stomach pain.


These dietary changes and the clinic’s help with finding the right thyroid and hormonal support has helped me tremendously. My hot flashes have disappeared and I began losing excess weight steadily. My autoimmune Hashimoto’s disorder resolved completely and has remained so, my pre-diabetic issues have improved greatly, my high blood pressure is gone, and my cholesterol dropped 100 points from my first visit to HealthNOW.


I feel so much better now, it’s almost unbelievable. I have more energy, less body pain, no more “brain fog” and I am continuing to lose my excess weight steadily. I am so very grateful for the work Dr. Vikki and the HealthNOW team have done to help me achieve a new level of good health, and I am confident that I will continue improving.


CCW – age 59



I’ve been to several physical therapy clinics over the years and none are as good as HealthNOW’s PT department!

My neck, upper and middle back pain continues to improve. Dr Rupa is an excellent Doctor of Physical Therapy, and her whole team is great. I’ve been to several physical therapy clinics over the years and none are as good as HealthNOW’s PT department!

I receive excellent physical therapy and chiropractic care. My finances are handled clearly and efficiently and the speed of service and professionalism of the front desk staff is top notch.

I am excited about my journey to better health.

Thank you all!!

Helen W.

I continue to strengthen my neck and focus on core strength and balance.

My neck stiffness (and tilt to one side) plus my upper back pain are much improved. I can sit with my head straight, which is a big improvement. I continue to strengthen my neck and focus on core strength and balance, but I’m definitely getting better, something I can really see in my increased mobility.

The medical treatment and physical therapy care I have received have both been excellent, as has been the professionalism of the front desk staff.

Thank you!

Joanne C.

HealthNOW Success Story: How To Overcome Anxiety And Depression And Pain!

Watch this amazing video of a patient who suffered with unrelenting pain, anxiety and depression for years – it ruined her life. She was given drugs that did nothing but make her worse. She found HealthNOW and Root Cause Medicine and is now 90% improved and regaining her life as a wife, mother of three and realtor. We would love to help you regain your health. Contact us for a free phone consultation or in-house appointment – call 408-733-0400.

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.

All my physical problems are reversed!

When I first came to HealthNOW I was, frankly, a mess. I was extremely depressed and moody, was having horrible headaches, and was literally getting the flu every few weeks. I had extreme fatigue and trouble concentrating. I felt like I was going crazy. I was anxious and irritable all the time. I felt sick all the time. All this had been going on for years, getting worse each year until my life was falling apart.

The doctors approached my problems in a logical manner and persisted in handling the various areas I was having trouble with despite my own laxness at times. 

Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and nutritional supplements turned all the symptoms above around. I’m often amazed how much clearer I think. 
My memory is normal again. The moodiness is much more under control. 
I rarely have a headache. (I cause them myself when I do get them by going off my diet and vitamins.)

For me miracles have occurred and I’m very grateful to the doctors for their help. The tests they had me do to find the right supplements and diet were amazing and have changed my life to a higher quality. The diet has worked very well for me and, one learned and refined, contributed to the final change in life and health for me. 

I honestly thought I was too old to reverse the physical problems I had. My energy and vigor for life is way back up.


— S.A.

Since receiving treatment at HealthNOW, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off!

“For about the past 4 years I have had severe neck pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. Most mornings I woke up feeling like a loaded Mac truck had been running over me all night. Mornings were very painful.

 Since receiving treatment at HealthNOW, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off! The modified diet is working great. 

I know I still have a ways to go but I am reaping the rewards of this change in my lifestyle. I am a convert to HealthNOW philosophy and thankful for my sister-in-law who recommended the doctors and staff for my health care.
 Life is good!”