Symptoms : OtherMy symptoms started with a small hive-like rash on my legs. A week later, I also started to have extreme joint pain in my ankles and knees with the rash on my lower legs becoming larger like bruises. The pain was excruciating and it was difficult to even walk because of the pain. I also had stomach pain in the beginning too. After many doctor’s appointments, blood draws, and tests I was diagnosed with HSP Vasculitis (Henoch-Schonlein Purpura). Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a disease involving inflammation of small blood vessels. The inflammation causes blood vessels in the skin, intestines, kidneys, and joints to start leaking. We went to see the specialist and was told they were unsure of the cause and with time the HSP will go away most likely. Being an 11 year old that is very active with dancing and tumbling, I was very discouraged and sad. The pain was unbearable at times and I was taken out of my activities. I was lucky if it didn’t hurt to walk across my bedroom. I remember many nights in pain and tears. Kids at school would ask me what was wrong with my legs and why I wasn’t participating in PE. I had a response I always gave, “It is not contagious. Just a rash from vasculitis, hopefully it goes away soon”. My mom had been taking my little brother to Dr. Kevin and had success with resolving his stomach, joint, and sinus issues. Soon after my first diagnoses I saw Dr. Kevin and he evaluated me. He found a direct connection to a Bartonella Infection and my HSP Vasculitis. We started treatment right away. I came in twice a week for BAX 3000 treatments and began the course of treatment at home also. I instantly could tell the BAX 3000 treatments were working. I always felt better afterward. I believe my HSP cleared up and went away faster due to the course of treatment Dr. Kevin gave me to rid my body of the Bartonella Infection.
Thank you Dr. Kevin! I am back to being strong and healthy!!!
Date of Posting: 17 June 2015
Posted By: Dillan
Symptoms : Chronic Health ConditionsI was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 24, but I had suffered extreme hormonal symptoms for 10 years prior to a diagnosis. I have spent the better part of 15 years since then trying to ease the many symptoms that come along with endometriosis (heavy bleeding and cramping, short duration between cycles, migraine headaches, nausea and irritability), which often resulted in an absence from school or work. This includes multiple surgical procedures, hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones under the guidance of a naturopath, hormone saliva panels, detoxes, changing to a gluten free diet and acupuncture. I typically found relief for about a year or so with each approach, but then the symptoms would return. I also developed severe bloating and nausea after eating certain foods and patches of extremely dry skin on my scalp. In 2012 I took an allergy test which highlighted over 20 foods and ingredients to which I had sensitivities. I changed my personal care products and eliminated the long list of spices and foods for about 15 months until the symptoms returned. I felt as though a hysterectomy might be the answer.
In January 2014, a friend referred me to NW Vitality and she told me about the great findings and successes that she had with her young daughter’s skin condition and her toddler son’s digestive issues. My husband joined me for my appointments to fully understand the process and program that would best fit to get me to optimal health. We embraced what we learned and felt confident that this would get to the root of the issues in time. I was ready to jump on board.
In one year’s time, my journey with NW Vitality has reached a point of greater health and my LONG list of symptoms doesn’t exist anymore! My condition was complicated, with many different levels of symptoms, but the long process taught me patience and I completely trust Kevin. I have learned that it wasn’t always the food that was making me sick or making my scalp itchy and dry but, other underlying issues with my system that were easy to address once they were identified with the muscle testing. I had great successes with the supplements, homeopathic and herbal remedies and BAX treatments. I am now able to eat foods that I had been avoiding (black pepper, chicken, broccoli and eggs to name just a few!) I can eat out at restaurants and travel without worrying how my skin will tolerate products. The overall experience has been amazing! It’s hard to imagine where I would be without Kevin’s help! Kevin and his team are committed to his patient’s living symptom free! My husband and son have even become patients and I have referred others to NW Vitality as well. Everyone needs a practitioner like Kevin!
Date of Posting: 31 March 2015
Posted By: Ally Logan
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive Issues,Weight LossI’ve had stomach issues for as long as I can remember – I’m talking 20+ years. I’ve seen various doctors and even had a colonoscopy in my early 20’s to figure out what was wrong, but no one had the answers. I knew I had IBS, but was I just supposed to suffer through it? After eating, I would often get so bloated it looked like I swallowed a basketball. I was uncomfortable, irritable, sluggish, slowly gaining weight, couldn’t sleep, had frequent migraines, and above all: frustrated.
One day while searching the internet for answers, I came across Northwest Vitality Center. I had never heard of Nutrition Response Testing and to be honest was a little skeptical about how such a noninvasive treatment would work. But I gave it a try and seeing Kevin was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I learned what was necessary for my body to function properly. There wasn’t a one-size-fits all solution – we worked to figure out what my body needed to feel its best. For me, that meant resetting my system by cutting out gluten, dairy, caffeine, chocolate and nightshade vegetables. I had never even heard of a nightshade! Who knew my body was reacting negatively to foods I thought were actually good for me.
With the help of Dr. Kevin and his plan of homeopathic supplements, refined diet, Alkaline water and BAX3000 treatments, I feel like a new person. I’ve reintroduced foods I love, and my body is no longer reacting to them. My bloating and stomach aches are gone, I sleep better, my energy is up and my headaches are few and far between. And get this – I lost 15 pounds! I couldn’t be happier and would recommend Northwest Vitality Center to anyone looking to feel (and look!) better.
Date of Posting: 27 February 2015
Posted By: Megan Brummel
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive Issues,Weight Loss,Allergies,Chronic Health ConditionsI heard about NW Vitality Center through a friend who had visited and had great results and a great experience. I was a bit skeptical at first as it was something completely different than what I had tried but quickly became a believer.
I had lived with stomach issues for 15 years, since I was in jr high, I had visited countless doctors and specialist only to be told that I was perfectly healthy despite having so many issues on a daily basis. I was hypoglycemic, had IBS, heartburn, etc. I woke up every day with morning sickness, I got migraines regularly and always felt like I couldn't go somewhere without knowing where the nearest bathroom was going to be. Things started to get worse this last year, I would randomly get the worst stomach pains that I had ever had in my life. It seemed like each month there was a new food that appeared to cause the issue that I would have to avoid like the plague. Doctors had no answers.
After one visit to Kevin I was convinced. Hearing that my issues were completely understood and validated was such a relief and for the first time I felt like it wasn't just me. He knew exactly what I was going through and quickly found the problems and started talking solutions. We found that I had several weak organs, a long list of food sensitivities and an infection in my stomach. We cut out all the foods that caused sensitivities and the doc gave me some homeopathic drops. After a week I could see and feel a difference. After 3.5 weeks I had lost 20lbs (which I had been struggling to lose for years) and pretty much all of my symptoms were reduced. Now about 5 weeks later, I feel better than I ever have!!! I have more energy, my skin is clear, I'm still losing weight, and the best part... No more pain! No more migraines! No more fears of trying something new or eating out or worries of being in pain. It's changed my life in the best way possible and I am so grateful for the team at NW Vitality center for changing my life for the better!!
Date of Posting: 29 October 2014
Posted By: Casie Kromm
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive IssuesI have suffered from stomach issues since I was 2 years old. I had a foot of my small intestine removed and ever since food has been a battle that I chose wisely. Over the years I self diagnosed a lactose intolerance and recently with new studies a gluten intolerance. No one should feel like they ate a brick after a veggie sandwich.
In my high school and my 20's I was highly active exercising daily and eating healthy and still suffering. I went to see a gastroenterologist who didn't really diagnose me or treat me for any of my symptoms. Eat more fiber, drink more water was what I was told I needed to do and I'd be fine. Which all in all made me feel worse and now bloated. I got to the point where I would only drink water on an empty stomach, never with meals.
Finally, I decided I had enough. There had to me something I can do. I was excited to find Nutritional Response Testing through NW Vitality. The results were immediate. I followed my treatment exactly. From 33 years of suffering it took Kevin less than 6 weeks to rid me free of my symptoms. My follow ups are positive, no food or seasonal ailments. I am so happy to feel like food isn't an enemy anymore.*
Date of Posting: 20 June 2014
Posted By: Alison Pedersen
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive Issues,Weight Loss,Allergies,Chronic Health ConditionsI started my journey with Northwest Vitality Clinic after my wife recommended I go for a free examination. I was in search of a solution for my high blood pressure and sleeplessness due to frequent urination and muscle cramps. I also had been living with digestive issues that became so routine that I assumed gas and discomfort after meals was just ‘normal’. I have been on the traditional blood pressure meds for over a decade with no end in sight of the dependency upon these meds. I was also overweight, but that wasn't even a priority for me.
At NW Vitality I was tested for reactions to wheat and yeast, and recognizing these led to a progression of issues being identified, and then solved with the combination of the BAX treatments and the supplements Dr. Jerome recommended.
My blood pressure went down 20 points and I was able to decrease my meds! My progress to better health was so great, I completed the weight loss program as an afterthought and lost over 18 pounds during the program as well!
My improved digestive health, increased energy and longer periods of sleep have resulted in an overall lifestyle improvement that I have no doubt is sustainable. This has been the best money I have spent on ‘me’. I have recommended many others to the clinic and that is not something I would do without feeling it is a great investment. One I wish I made a lot earlier.- Jeff W.*
Date of Posting: 17 June 2014
Posted By: Jeff W
Symptoms : Weight Loss,Chronic Health ConditionsLast summer I was in the midst of a months-long, miserable psoriasis flare-up, plus experiencing pain in many of my joints, especially my knees. Things were getting worse, week-by-week. I had been through almost every traditional drug regimen to treat psoriasis in the past, and had experienced terrible side effects. The joint pain severely limited the outdoor and fitness activities I had always enjoyed.
When I saw an online coupon for the Nutritional Response Testing at NW Vitality, my curiosity was piqued I admit that it seemed a bit “woo-woo” to me, but I was ready to check out a fresh approach to my skin and joint issues.
After my first exam with Kevin, I carefully followed the dietary limitations and took the supplements that were indicated by the exam. Immediately I noticed improvement in my digestion, energy level, and mood. As I continued treatment, the joint pain soon disappeared. Progress was slower with regard to the skin condition; psoriasis is notoriously stubborn. Kevin persisted in the quest to treat any and all possible causes, and my skin is now almost completely cleared! No other regimen to treat my psoriasis has worked so well.
Not least of the benefits of treatment, I’ve lost 30 pounds! I have some clothes shopping to do; this spring I can show off some (healthy) skin as well as my trimmer figure.
It turns out there’s nothing “woo-woo” about this. NW Vitality staff listen to you, are well trained in their fields, are caring and committed to healing. Yes, it also takes work and commitment as a patient to follow up with the dietary advice and supplements. The steady and sometimes dramatic improvements were a tremendous motivation for me to stay on track.
Date of Posting: 25 February 2014
Posted By: Karen Strand
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive Issues,Weight Loss,Allergies,Chronic Health ConditionsI was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes 6 years ago I have been on a very high
insulin and oral medication protocol. My weight has fluctuated, I deal with
IBS, constant heartburn, low energy, irritability, and mood swings. I get
sick often and am on antibiotics at least twice yearly for different
infections. I am on several different medications for acid reflux, diabetes,
and depression. I have high cholesterol, very high triglycerides, high blood
sugar, very high inflammatory markers, and am very overweight. When I use
the bathroom I can see my undigested medications and pills in the toilet
This was my life 6 months ago. I decided enough was
enough. I saw a Living Social ad for NW vitality Clinic and pondered what I
might have to lose by learning a little more about what they offer.
met Dr. Jerome, and he asked me about what brought me to the clinic. I told
him about all of my issues, the most recent being not digesting my medicine,
and he told me exactly what was going on in my body and why it was
happening. All of the medications I was taking were to treat the side
effects of the medical problems I was having. He explained what different
foods do to my body, and was able to assess and tell me which foods I had
sensitivities to. He told me countless things that were wrong, why they were
wrong and how we could fix them together.
I took the challenge and I
am now a different person. Through diet, education, and hard work I have
changed the unhealthy person I was. I am off ALL diabetic medications. I do
not have to take insulin anymore. I am off all heartburn medications, and
have almost halved my depression medications. I have lost over 30 lbs. My
skin is clear, I have so much energy, and the list goes on. My cholesterol
is down as well as my inflammatory markers, and I am no longer considered
diabetic as my sugars are in normal range. I have run three 5k’s and
returned to playing tennis and running regularly. Our family is healthier,
my husband has lost 30 lbs and my daughters are eager to learn more. From
the books I have ready and what I have learned from Dr Jerome I have
discovered a dairy intolerance in my three year old and a gluten intolerance
which has relieved my 6 year old of her chronic excema. I could go on and
I am now in the middle of the rapid weight loss program and continue to
strive to make myself better and healthier every day.
Dr. Jerome has given me the knowledge, confidence and support to be able to
do whatever I want to make myself healthier. Thank you for this opportunity
to learn about what I needed to do to choose the right thing for myself.
Carrie Hartley, age 39 and getting younger every day!*
Date of Posting: 11 February 2014
Posted By: Carrie Hartley
Symptoms : IBS/Digestive Issues,Allergies,Chronic Health ConditionsI came into the clinic with so many chronic issues. I have suffered from airborne allergies, bowel irregularities, joint pain, insomnia and heartburn. I have been treated by Dr. Kevin for these symptoms using the BAX 3000, homeopathic drops, and daily supplements. As a result I feel better than I have in YEARS! I have lost 25 lbs, I am happier, I sleep better, and no more Tums for me. I actually feel like people treat me differently now that I have more energy and feel good about myself. I have suffered with insomnia since a child and it disappeared after the first few days of following my regimen. I also saw my General Practitioner recently and found out my blood pressure has dropped 25% in 3 months due to my new way of life! I now get to enjoy life and my passion to garden again. I would highly recommend NW Vitality to anyone who wants positive change in their life! If I can do it you can too!*
Date of Posting: 14 February 2013
Posted By: Liz C.
Symptoms : Weight Loss,AllergiesBefore I started at NW Vitality I had horrible pollen allergies, and I was always sick with something. I’d been having these problems for about two years. Also, I had put on about 25 pounds, and I couldn’t get it off with any diet plan, even when I was doing 10 hours of hard cardio a week and taking diet pills! I was always sick, I always felt tired, and I hated the way I looked. After I started seeing Kevin, I noticed results in about two months. Nine months later, I am happy to say that I have a ton more energy, a great state of overall wellness, and haven’t been sick once since starting care! After a strict diet plan and supplement regimen, that stubborn weight finally came off. I’m so happy with my results! I can go through my day without feeling tired or groggy. When I look at myself in the mirror, now I feel happy and healthy, and LOVE the way I look!
Date of Posting: 18 December 2012
Posted By: Jamie Parsons