Dr. Richard Petersen, a Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is co-director and co-founder of the world renowned HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.
Dr. Petersen is the author of the best selling book, “The Gluten Effect”, widely hailed as a breakthrough on gluten sensitivity, and promises to benefit the health of millions.
As a celebrated author, national lecturer and leading authority on the effects of gluten, Dr. Petersen regularly appears on radio and TV, educating the public on the hidden dangers of gluten. Recently featured in an exclusive interview on CNN Headline News, Dr Petersen is also endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness & The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.
A speaker for the Doctors’ Speakers Network, Dr. Petersen has presented health lectures for a number of Fortune Five Hundred companies, including: Apple, HP, and Cisco Systems.
The HealthNOW Medical Center takes a multi-disciplined approach to solving complex health problems. With doctors specializing in internal medicine, clinical nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy, the medical center combines the best in the healing arts with cutting edge techniques designed to identify the root cause of a patient’s health condition and provide tailor-made wellness solutions.
Dr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Iowa State University, and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. After many years of private practice in Minnesota, Dr. Petersen moved to California, and in 1992 established the HealthNOW Medical Center with his wife, Dr. Vikki Petersen. He also participates in the Advanced Post Graduate Clinical Nutrition study several times a year with instructors from the Functional Medicine Institute. He is currently the Clinical Nutrition Director of the HealthNOW Medical Center.