Testimonials for Dr. Hedberg
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Professional. Knowledgeable. Compassionate. Dedicated. Intelligent. Ethical. With Integrity. Able to produce results.
This combination of qualities points to a phenomenal doctor that people far and wide should seek out.
“I never thought I could feel “normal” again but I did – thanks to Dr. Hedberg!”
“I have suffered from serious illnesses since the age of twenty. For years and years, doctors would roll their eyes and call my list of complaints a “mystery”. After years of going undiagnosed, a number of physicians finally put names to my illnesses. I was told that they were irreversible conditions but manageable with pharmaceuticals. Hearing this, I knew there had to be another way. The pharmaceutical industry is not known to offer healing solutions but rather, a mitigation of symptoms while inviting other adverse health conditions to manifest. I learned from a friend of a friend that right in town, there was a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist who was capable of getting to the root cause of one’s illness and able to successfully treat conditions that conventionally have no cure. I sought him out and have to say that I consider myself ever so fortunate to have found Dr. Nikolas Hedberg. While other physicians and specialists have felt daunted by my list of illnesses, Dr. Hedberg approached my treatment with confidence, a vast knowledge base and commitment to tackling the health issues that had diminished my quality of life. He was thorough in studying my health history and left no condition unaddressed. I was beyond impressed with his ongoing dedication to research. I subscribe to an online edition of a medical news journal and was pleasantly surprised by Dr. Hedberg’s cutting-edge knowledge of numerous areas of medicine. In my particular case, I discovered that Dr. Hedberg’s vast learning and understanding of medicine preceded the actual publishing of several findings in the esoteric fields of rheumatology and immunology. Even more impressive was the fact that Dr. Hedberg’s recommendations for healing were practical and sound. Perhaps most important of all, Dr. Hedberg’s treatment program for me worked. A number of my conditions had caused me pain and extreme fatigue. However, by adhering to Dr. Hedberg’s recommendations, I experienced a significant decrease in pain and systemic inflammation and even felt an increase in energy and mental clarity. I never thought I could feel “normal” again but I did – thanks to Dr. Hedberg. Dr. Hedberg wastes neither your time nor money. He is serious about his role as a physician and comes through time and again with results. You would think that a doctor of his high caliber would be unapproachable and condescending. That was and is not the case at all with Dr. Hedberg. He cares about his patients. It is highly evident that he has committed his time, energy and life to healing and spreading hope to those who are resigned to an existence of pain, low energy and misery. Dr. Hedberg will not tell you something and then fail to deliver. That’s just not part of his professional style. I assure you that if you follow his recommendations, you will not be disappointed. More importantly, you can and will experience healing that you never thought would be possible. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Hedberg. He is indeed an amazing, phenomenal and exceptional physician as well as a truly wonderful person.”
- Gloria S.
“What is most outstanding to me is that he knows things that average doctors…don’t know.”
“I feel so blessed to have Dr. Hedberg as my doctor. We are systematically turning around all my health concerns. His educational background and commitment to ongoing education reflect his passion for helping people medically in the optimal way for their best overall health and well being. What is most outstanding to me is that he knows things that average doctors with more restricted education, don’t know. My confidence in his skill is demonstrated by my referral of people in Asheville, and also my friends from around the country, if their illness is in one of his specialty areas.”
- MaryJoy Fratianne, Asheville, NC
“[My daughter] has experienced better health than she has most of her life.”
“My daughter has asthma and allergies. Western Medicine prescribes inhalers, steriods, and pharmaceuticals to suppress symptoms and ultimately the immune system. She has lived wiith these conditions and the pharmaceuticals for most of her childhood. Dr. Hedberg took a direct, well-educated, and yet, simple, approach to her health. We did food allergy testing, made dietary changes, followed by a couple months of supplements to rebuild her gut and immune system. I am so thankful to report that she has not taken any pharmaceuticals for her condition in almost a year and has experienced better health than she has most of her life. I am very thankful to Dr. Hedberg’s commitment to health and to his commitment to educating his patients. He is clearly commited to a field of medicine that truly promotes health and well-being. I am so grateful for his expansive knowledge of the body. He is a rare find in the field of alternative medicine.”
-G.S., Asheville, NC
“Within 2 months, all that body pain had vanished.”
“Sufferers of fibromyalgia there is hope! I had suffered from fibromyalgia for over 20 years and had found no relief from the symptoms. I suffered from exquisite pain and tenderness all over my body along with that fuzzy-headed feeling, extreme fatigue and inability to get a good night’s sleep due to the body pain. After several visits to Dr. Nik he suggested that I be tested for heavy metal toxicity. Lo and behold, the test came back showing levels of mercury that were off the chart along with extremely elevated levels of lead. I had several old amalgam fillings in my mouth that were leaking toxins into my body over several years.I had my old fillings removed and started on an oral chelation and heavy metal elimination diet. Within 2 months, all that body pain had vanished – no more fuzzy-headed feeling and I was able to sleep more comfortably. Thanks, Dr. Nik.”
- Linda DeLude
“The most cost effective and the most result effective path you can take to good health.”
“Suddenly, after a lifetime of robust health, I felt terrible all the time. I was 48 and exhausted, bloated, stiff and sore. I had negative mood swings, lethargy, sugar/carb cravings, weight gain, and horrible constipation. I had just stopped smoking after 30 years and I was certain I had some horrible disease and that my hormones were imbalanced. I did a hormone blood test with the National Womens Health Initiative and it showed that my progesterone was non-existent. I started eating soy products and using yam cream. I studied bio-identical hormone replacement (which I couldn’t afford to do). Then I went to Dr. Hedberg’s talk about womens hormones and I learned that unfermented soy and yam cream are toxins. I learned that the only way to determine hormonal imbalance is to start with a healthy gut. I had a VERY unhealthy gut. Dr. Hedberg had me do a stool test sent to a lab in Germany, which gave him a lot of information about my body. Dr. Hedberg put me on a very gentle, pleasant, food-based cleanse and some food-based supplements to support my liver and gall bladder. It was a wonderful experience and I couldn’t believe how easy it was for me to avoid unhealthy foods while I was cleansing. It was all just a few hundred dollars. I felt so good that I didn’t go back! Then my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and I worried about my hormones. Dr. Hedberg gave me a urine test to do over a 24 hour period. And miracle of miracles, my hormone panel shows that they are almost 100% perfect. The slight imperfection is being addressed with a scientifically tested and absorbable food-based supplement that costs $12.50 a month. He has me order them from a place that buys small quantities so they are guaranteed fresh and never compromised by heat in shipping or storage. Because I attended Dr. Hedberg’s lecture on detoxification, I learned that my issues have been connected with toxicity. (Given my smoking and constipation, it is no surprise, yet I was convinced it was hormones because of the media). At the detox lecture, I sat next to a woman whose husband grew up near a chemical factory. He spent $1400 to get tested with an MD who handed him a bottle of chelation therapy that he could have purchased online. The Dr. told him to come back for another round of $1400 tests. Dr. Hedberg can give him better results with much lower cost and best of all, her husband will get his health back. Now, along with my awareness of the need for on-going detoxification (we are all constantly bombarded by toxins) I will get tested for food allergies. Dr. Hedberg says that many problems can be solved with addressing food allergies. It turns out that a health food is not healthy for everyone. In fact, favorite healthy foods are often the culprit.My husband will get tested too. We are both very healthy and with Dr. Hedberg’s help, we are going to stay that way. Dr. Hedberg knows the tests needed to provide the best natural, effective treatments. He does this with an incredibly fair fee structure. It is much smarter to find out what causes your problem and to address it with tested, reliable treatments than to try to do it yourself based on advertising directed toward the public. Each person is different. Dr. Hedberg is the most cost effective and the most result effective path you can take to good health. Finally, after all this time, there is a medical professional who uses stringent scientific testing combined with tested high-quality, reliable, healthy, natural holistic treatments. It is a great time to be healthy!”- Laura Frisbie, M.Ed“This is the way all doctors should be!”
“Finally a doctor who looks to get to the root of your health problems instead of putting a band aid on them (ie. drugs that only mask your symptoms, don’t heal anything and may do more harm than good).You also have a doctor who doesn’t talk down to you, is not arrogant as many doctors seem to be and doesn’t herd you through his office like cattle just to get the insurance money. Dr. Hedberg really takes the time to talk to you and find out the source of your problems. My first visit with Dr. Hedberg lasted about an hour and a half. He’s willing to sit down and answer your questions and if he doesn’t know an answer, He’ll say so and find an answer rather than just making something up. This is the way all doctors should be! This is truly wellness care! When I first went to Dr. Hedberg’s office I felt terrible. I was a 36 year old Mom and I had no energy, I hadn’t slept through the night in almost three years. Yes my daughter was two years old at the time and that explains some of the sleep loss, but even when she slept, I couldn’t. In spite of working out 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week, and watching my diet for eight months, I was unable to loose weight. I had cold spells where I couldn’t get warm either with many blankets or with a hot shower. My husband thought I was nuts because he would get in my car and I’d have the heat cranked up to 80 degrees in June! I joked that my “thermostat” was broken. I had frequent unexplainable fevers. I was miserable with allergies and sinus problems. My neck and back hurt. I had a stiff achy leg that physical therapy hadn’t helped much. I had frequent severe headaches and I was depressed. For those of you who had record players as a child, I felt like a 45 record being played on 33! I was a mess! There were honestly days that I had to pray and ask God to help me to just get through my shower. I was basically nonfunctional. At my first appointment Dr. Hedberg put me on a special iodine supplement and a chelated iron supplement. Previous testing with my former family practice physician had shown I was low on iron, though that doctor hadn’t even recognized this or seemed to care. He just treated me like I was crazy. Dr. Hedberg on the other hand was very reassuring. He ordered some lab tests to determine what was going on with me. When the test results came back it turned out I had a fungus in my intestines, as well as inflammation in both small and large intestines. I had allergies to foods I was eating every day, my pancreas was not functioning properly and I had elevated levels of cortisol (the reason for my lack of sleep and not being able to loose weight.) I wasn’t crazy after all! Dr. Hedberg put me on an herbal regimen to take care of the fungus in my gut, which also took care of the sinus problems. He explained to me that what we commonly think of as allergies is often really a fungal infection in the sinuses. He also put me on supplementation to normalize my pancreas and adrenal glands. Within two weeks I felt like a different person. My energy began to return, the headaches went away, my “thermostat” began to work properly, and I began to sleep better. Dr. Hedberg was able to help me work through past injuries to my head, neck and leg in ways that past chiropractic care nor physical therapy had been able to do. I’ve also been able to finally lose the weight! I’m truly grateful to God for leading me to Dr. Hedberg and truly grateful to Dr. Hedberg for the great wellness care he has given to me and my family! I’m healthy and happy and I have my life back!”
- Tamara P.
“The bottom line is I haven’t had a flare up of the gout since.”
“January 2005 I was suffering from a the worst case of gout that I’ve had in three years. Worse than it had been in the three or more years that I’ve had it. Anyone that has had the gout will tell you that every time you take a step or something touches the affected area, even a bed sheet, is a new experience in pain. A good friend of mine recommended I go to see Dr. Hedberg as soon as possible. Dr. Hedberg performed a few tests and put me on a diet consisting mainly vegetables and fruit, lean meat, chicken, fish and no sugar or alcohol. Instead of coffee in the morning I drink decaffeinated green tea. He gave me dietary supplements to clean my body out. After my body stabilized, he gave me supplements to nourish my body, then supplements to maintain my body. This treatment takes time. It’s very subtle, it doesn’t have a big bang but my body certainly appreciated it later. The bottom line is I haven’t had a flare up of the gout since.”
- Richard L. Martin Jr.
“The best part about it is that I can take one day each week and eat anything I want. Thanks!”
“I moved from Connecticut about a year ago and left behind a fine Naturopath, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist. When I arrived here in Asheville one of the first people I met was Dr. Hedberg. I was glad to arrange an appointment with him as I have bad knees and was overweight. I never felt as though traditional medicine did much good for me. I have been around 30-40 pounds over weight most of my adult life. Finally at the age of 50 I started looking around and made a decision that if I was going to live to a ripe and healthy old age I should do something about my weight. So, I went to see my doctor. He placed me on a diet which has since become my way of life. Without getting into the details I am no longer the least bit over weight and have begun Yoga daily as well as taking a good walk. The best part about it is that I can take one day each week and eat anything I want. Thanks Nik!”
- John from Connecticut