Second Annual Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum
- By Dr. Vikki Petersen D.C, C.C.N
- Published 10/5/2010
Dr. Vikki Petersen D.C, C.C.N
Dr. Vikki Petersen D.C, C.C.N
Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist is co-founder and co-director, of the renowned HealthNow Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.
Acclaimed author of a new book, “The Gluten Effect”– celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Vikki is acknowledged as a pioneer in advances to identify and treat gluten sensitivity.
The HealthNOW Medical Center uses a multi-disciplined approach to addressing 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.
Dr. Vikki Petersen is passionate about sharing her clinical research findings and treatment solutions for gluten sensitivity and optimum wellness with patients and the general public. As a national lecturer and international radio personality, she makes regular national radio appearances, and headlines speaking events for Silicon Valley and Fortune Five Hundred companies, covering topics ranging from gluten sensitivity, managing stress and women’s health.
Dr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Doctorate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. 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 gluten sensitivity identification and treatment and 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.
Her Web site is www.healthnowmedical.com.
Our speakers are four national and international experts in the field of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
A new breakthrough in gluten laboratory testing will be presented by Dr Tom O’Bryan. The new tests will provide higher sensitivity as well as a window into which systems of the body are being affected by gluten.
Dr Rodney Ford, pediatric gastroenterologist and prolific author from New Zealand will be joining us to share his most recent research and insights. Dr Ford will be presenting some startling information on the true nature of gluten and whether, in fact, it should be consumed by anyone.
Cynthia Kupper, registered dietician and founder of the nationally known Gluten Intolerance Group, will be providing valuable information on how best eat a nutrition-filled and healthy gluten-free diet.
Yours truly will also be speaking and I am excited to share some of the latest research about how gluten affects hormonal balance and predisposes us to various chronic degenerative diseases, plus what exactly can be done about it.
We have a larger venue this year as we were filled to capacity last year, but I would encourage that you reserve your seats early. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door – you can reserve them at www.healthnowmedical.com. There is a discount for small groups so please call us at 408-733-0400 for more information.
This Forum is only presented annually so don’t miss it! We hope you will be able to join us.
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