Patient Story

Losing weight already!

“In March of 2004, I weighed 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, a steroid for asthma, a topical creme for 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 Root Cause Medical Clinic 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 than 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 Root Cause Medical Clinic to anyone who is interested in improving their health. Looking back, I was probably heading towards diabetes. I’m thankful to Dr. Rick and Dr. 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!

— Carol P.

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