Patient Story

My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is Gone!

“When I started treatment with Root Cause Medical Clinic 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 Root Cause Medical Clinic 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 Root Cause Medical Clinic.

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 Root Cause Medical Clinic team have done to help me achieve a new level of good health, and I am confident that I will continue improving.”

– Catherine C.W. – Age 59

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