Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is founder of the renowned HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.
She is co-author of "The Gluten Effect", a new book that has been celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Vikki herself is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of gluten sensitivity. Recently featured in an exclusive interview on CNN Headline News, Dr Vikki is also endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness & The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America for her contributions to gluten awareness in our country.
Hawthorn University created a course entitled "Understanding Gluten Intolerance and Preventing Celiac Disease", based on Dr Petersen’s book “The Gluten Effect”.
One of Dr Vikki's driving purposes is to provide education and increase awareness in the field of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Too often patients continue to suffer because they remain undiagnosed or secondary conditions are not addressed. To this end Dr Petersen collaborated with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in creating a survey which was distributed throughout the United States to gain a greater understanding into the adverse secondary effects being experienced by those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. The results will be published in an upcoming research document.
The HealthNOW Medical Center uses a multi-disciplined approach to address complex health problems. It combines the best of internal medicine, clinical nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy to identify the root cause of a patient's health condition and provide patient-specific wellness solutions.
Also a featured writer, Dr Petersen has contributed articles to many magazines and websites including Better Homes & Gardens, MD News, Eucalyptus Magazine, Gluten Intolerance Group, Celiac Sprue Association, Celiac.com, Easy Eats, Gluten Free Fox, Celiac Central, and To Your Health. She also authors a blog: glutendoctors.blogspot.com.
Dr Petersen was a recent headlined speaker to clinicians from around the world at an international clinical nutrition conference. Her work in the field of gluten sensitivity as it relates to other health conditions was the focus of her presentation.
Dr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Petersen has received Certified Clinical Nutritionist certification from the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. In practice for over 20 years, she remains on the forefront of advances in the field of gluten sensitivity as well as a wide spectrum of health issues.
Prior to her career in the healing arts, she was a world class figure skater, awarded a gold medal ranking in figures from the United States Figure Skating Association. Arising at 4:30 am every morning from age 8 to 16 gave her a discipline that has served her well in her clinical career.
Dr Vikki enjoys working with her husband (and co-founder) on a daily basis and is the proud mother of three young adults.