Peggy Philips

In February 2021, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent 10 days in the hospital.  Five of those days I was intubated in the ICU.  Thankfully, I recovered and was released to go home.  However, once home, I developed relentless muscle spasms, nerve pain and felt an overall sense of fatigue.   The doctors did not know why and suspected I had a case of long-haul covid symptoms.   No one was able to help me and I felt hopeless.   Finally, in October 2021, my sister mentioned Cindy Pettman of Higher Ground Healing and told me that she was the real deal.  Out of desperation, I decided to give her program a shot.  I wasn’t expecting any miracle cure, but I was willing to try something new because I was sick of feeling so lousy.  I checked out her website, learned what I could and gave her a call.  She asked some good questions, sent me an assessment form to fill out and within 2 weeks I started the program.  I found that taking the tinctures and supplements plus following her plant-based diet really made a huge difference.  Within 3 weeks, I was feeling really good, so it was not difficult for me to continue with the program because the results were so positive.  Now 3 months later, I can honestly say that I feel better than I did pre-COVID.  My energy level is high, and I have better eating habits.   I thought that at the end of the 3-month program, that would be that, but I am now committed to this lifestyle change because it has changed my life.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who has exhausted all alternatives.  This program was a game changer for me; it may be do the same for you.  Thanks for putting me on a better path, Cindy!

Christopher Weller

I was referred to Cindy by another Lyme patient. Despite living in the U.K., and never having met Cindy in person, she helped me get rid of my Lyme’s Disease and other co-infections.

My main problem was fatigue, caused my over a decade of undiagnosed Lyme’s. My adrenals were so weak, and my kidneys weren’t filtering.  After a year on raw foods and the herbal protocols, my life has changed in so many positive ways.  I have more energy than I have had in years and am back working full time.

Cindy is a genuine healer; so empathetic, patient and open minded.  Thank you for giving me my life back!

Doug Liberty

I’ve always been VERY active, and growing up, I was part of pretty much any team sport I could sign up for. I love sports. I had some injuries here and there from sports and during my early 20’s I had some issues with my legs giving out and falling. In general though, I had pretty good health. I also suffered from depression but if I kept active I didn’t have too much trouble managing that either. 

In my late 30’s I injured my elbow at work when I smashed it off a machine. It had constant pain and the pain radiated up into my neck making a lot of things difficult or painful to do. The neck pain limited my mobility so I tried to modify how I did things.

My hips also started to have pain and mobility issues and I was getting injections to help lubricate the hip joints to make walking less painful.

In my early 40’s, I started having convulsions and severe pain in my lower back, the doctors couldn’t figure out why it was happening and because my legs would give out they made me use a wheelchair. As the pain continued to get worse, I was limited to using a wheelchair to get around all the time. I couldn’t even stand up to get washed so I needed a personal support worker to come to my home and help me with daily activities.

By my late 40’s, I had lost all nerve function to my bladder and had a permanent catheter to prevent my bladder from bursting.  I was also heavily medicated for pain. By October 2018, I was so sick, I was bedridden and had personal support workers in twice a day to help me get out of bed and bath and then get back in bed. I asked the doctors for help and was told they couldn’t figure out what was causing my pain or disability so they couldn’t help. One doctor went so far as to say that I should just add medicinal marijuana to the rest of my medications and accept that it’s not going to get any better. 

When I was released from hospital in late October 2018, I truly thought I was going home to die. I was so sick, my feet were so swollen I couldn’t wear socks without a lot of pain, and the infection I was hospitalized to treat, didn’t seem to be getting better. My wife had been told that Cindy might be able to help me, and since I had nothing to lose, I agreed to let my wife book an appointment. 

After seeing Cindy and following her treatment for about a month, I was able to get myself in and out of bed (still with a wheelchair) and stay awake for long periods of time and have energy. Within a month, I was also able to get rid of all my pain medication and decrease the last few remaining medications drastically ( some had to be reduced gradually to prevent problems). Within 2 months I was off all 10 medications and my pain was pretty much gone. By about 3 months I could stand and walk short distances (maybe 5-10 feet) and within 4 months I could walk with forearm crutches. Within 6 months I was walking without assistance and had my suprapubic catheter (surgically implanted through the abdomen wall) removed. My urologist was AMAZED, he had never had a patient with no nerve function regain function to his bladder. Within about 9 months, I was able to go to the gym, swim, workout, and start rehabilitation from 6 years in a wheelchair. I started cycling and rode my bike 100 km multiple times since last summer.

It’s been about 17 months now and I have regained my life!!  I am forever grateful to Cindy for helping me.

Nancy Damiano

Can’t say enough thank you’s…

Cindy has been a phenomenal help in my family’s healing and recovery. She is extremely knowledgeable, available, helpful and supportive. Once starting the protocol and following her every bit of advice and seeing such great success, I put my entire family into her capable hands and within 4 months the change has been dramatic and welcoming. We suffered for 2 years from SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and the consequences and side effects caused by it such as constant bloat, low energy, mood, and no ability to absorb any nutrients from the food we were eating. After searching, going to specialists, and being told that pharmaceuticals were the only way, Cindy, with the herbs God has so wisely provided, was able to stop, revert, and heal the issues we were told could only be done with permanent prescriptions.

We are so happy with the results, full of energy, healing, and peace. We are definitely going to continue with the fruit and any needed supplements that Cindy suggests to maintain our renewed health. We’ve had people say – Fruit? Really? You want to spend money on herbs? I keep saying: if you could heal permanently and safely with no side effects, no long term prescriptions, and thousands of dollars saved from not being in poor health, then it is just the wise thing to heal quickly and permanently now and enjoy life. Why wait? And let’s face it – fruit is God’s candy. Who doesn’t want to eat it, look great, feel great and enjoy it tasting great. And for those worried about “protein” my husband and I are body builders and we are leaner, have more muscle and better definition, and can do much more than before we started with Cindy. Trust Cindy, she knows what she is doing and is so genuine and passionate in doing so.

Thanks again Cindy.

Deborah Mystic

“What makes working with Cindy really work is that she actually works with you. She listens to what you’re saying (and what you’re not saying) to get to the heart of the issue and the level of change recommended to start healing. This level of change can be as flexible or as stringent as your life allows. 

I recently worked with Cindy to solve some hormonal imbalances that were making my life challenging to say the least. After adding a few tinctures and making some diet modifications I am finally beginning to feel some relief and I am happy to say I’m getting back to normal.

I would highly recommend contacting Cindy when you’re ready to take charge of your health & happiness!”

Marijana Zovko 

“Back in 2013, I was lucky to have been introduced to Cynthia Pettman, who helped me get rid of a constant pain and lack of energy or desire to do anything. Doctors were not able to give me some reasonable explanation as to why I felt the pain and no energy and the only suggested way of dealing with my situation was medications/painkillers. Deep in my heart, I knew it wasn’t the right way which is why I was so impressed with Iridology and natural healing.

When I first came to see Cindy she didn’t ask me what is the reason for my appointment. Instead, she looked at my face then checked my eyes and wrote down everything she noticed. Once she started telling me a story about ME I was speechless. How could she know this when we just met? She patiently explained and answered all my questions then created a plan specific for my body type while making sure I was comfortable with her suggested approach in terms of food and herbs choices as most of those were new to me. She also made herself available for any questions I had until my next visit. After a week or so I started feeling so much better. Cindy also helped me understand my body and how to listen to the signals that we all receive when our bodies are asking for additional help. I feel rejuvenated, in touch with my inner self and so grateful to have met Cindy when I most needed it. Needless to say, I brought my family members and friends to Cindy as I wanted them to have the same positive and empowering experience while taking control of their health without any medications.”

Irfan Karovic 

“Back in the Fall of 2016, I was having a great amount of pain in the upper right area through to my back. After diagnostic tests, I was told that my gallbladder was full of stones and it had to come out. I did not want to have the surgery and was looking for a natural way to heal. My daughter and her family went to see a Holistic Practitioner and suggested I get her opinion on my situation.

When I met with Cindy, she explained to me what she saw and exactly what I had to do to get healthy. She put me on a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables and I  was supplied with herbs to help clean and strengthen my entire body. Bit by bit I started feeling better as I was passing the soft stones. All in all, it took 4 months to completely clean out my gallbladder.”

I was scheduled to go in for an ultrasound on the area from months ago. Wanting to see exactly what state of health my gallbladder was in, I kept the appointment. To my doctor’s surprise, he could not find any stones. He asked me what I had done. I told him the diet and the herbal support. He looked puzzled and left the room. I walked out of the hospital that day smiling, knowing full well what saved my gallbladder  I continued to eat a diet high draw fruits and vegetables and feel fantastic. I am deeply grateful for all the advice and care I received from Cindy on my path to health.

Danica Jovanovic

“An introduction to Cindy Pettman is an introduction to a new phase of your life from a person with a sincere caring for her clients. She is a guiding light in the darkness in this journey; your journey to wellness. I began my journey in 2012 and am a work in progress. Just recently, I reached a good plateau with my health. As human animals, we tend to cycle on and off with our routines be they health or personal. And this is why the journey can take some time. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and experiencing many ailments such as, hot flashes, poor digestion, pain in my eyes, soreness throughout the body (which in turn I find out is all related to the lymphatic system). After several bouts of herbal medicines, change in diet, personal counseling I can say that I am on the road to good health. My life’s endeavor was to never be on any medication and thanks to Cindy I have stayed true to that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you have provided not just me but my entire family.”

Breanne Carrafiello

“To say that Cindy is only what her title suggests is the biggest understatement. She is so much more. She has helped me for a few years dealing with all different types of issues. She is so knowledgeable and well rounded in her approach to assisting you. Most importantly she listens! Even though it is as though she has the ability to know whats wrong before you even say it, as well as know what you need to heal, she still takes the time to listen to what your concerns are and what you have to say. She is a healer, a genuinely amazing person, and a friend. Whether you’re just starting off or you’ve fallen off the wagon, she does not judge. She is here to help, always! She gives me new perspectives every time I come into the office regardless of if its still the same issue I might be having. She is the only person I think of when I need help or even motivation to get back on track. I would highly recommend her to ANYONE with ANY problem. She has made believers out of many skeptical people and I am so happy and proud to have her in my life!”

Allan John

68 and feeling great!


“When I found out our son’s wedding was going to be on a beach somewhere  I had to get ready for it. My training consisted of 4 to 5 days a week at the gym and following a diet that Cindy Pettman laid out for me.  The last  7 months no meat.  80% raw food diet.
Fruit in the morning, greens in the afternoon with plant based meals for dinner. ( a few cheat days in between) Last two months no coffee. Could not have done it without Cindy Pettman and her knowledge of cleansing and alkalizing the body.”

Katelyn Rae

“I had been on quite a journey towards healing over 7 years, and although I had made a lot of headway on a raw vegan diet and cleared a lot up, I was still experiencing some chronic issues, including constipation, indigestion, acne, food sensitivity, especially to bread and sweets, low energy and bouts of depression. I reached out to Cindy for guidance and received more light than I could have imagined. She embraced me in love and support and offered a lot of direction and encouragement. I hadn’t experienced such a profound, effective, loving and nourishing way of cleansing and regenerating my body until a high fruit diet with the support of herbs. In one week a lot changed including me losing stagnant weight and bloatedness, my skin clearing up, my bowels becoming more regular, and to my surprise, having incredible amounts of energy with the fruit! In the process of shedding a lot of debris from my body through my skin, kidneys, and bowels, I also shed a lot of old emotions and belief patterns. I realized more and more how intimate our body, mind, and spirit are connected. I continue to eat a high fruit diet even after my cleansing, and am thrilled with how healthy, vibrant and strong my body is. I continue to build solid muscle tone, maintain a healthy weight, and feel very uplifted. My moods are more stable and lighter, I feel calmer, less anxious and more patient. My mind is clearer and I think better. My skin is more radiant and I digest all my food better. I was and still am in total awe at how incredibly simple, nourishing, energizing and healing fruit and herbs are for the body. I feel blessed to have found this route and to have all the support I needed from Cindy throughout. She is a bright light with a lot of warm love and it felt good to have her on my team during this transformation.”

James McCauley

“I was diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst at the base of my spine.  The only treatment was to drain the cyst and use antibiotics until it cleared up  The problem was, that it never completely cleared up.  It would come and go and more rounds of antibiotics were prescribed. At times it was so painful that I was unable to function at work. After discussing my issue with Cindy, she informed me that it was my lymphatic system that was congested and the only way it would heal, would be to address the problem from the inside out.  She suggested a plant-based diet high in raw fruits and vegetables and gave me herbs to help clear the debris that kept on getting trapped in my body.  It has now been 3 months now and I am happy to report I am pain-free with no flare-ups to date.    I will continue to take the recommended herbs for another 3 months and continue the diet Cindy suggested.  I feel great!” 

Teresa Fraser

“My first symptom in 2009 was a weak eyelid. Within a few months, I was experiencing double vision and a drooping eyelid. I saw a neurologist in May 2010. He diagnosed me with Ocular Myasthenia Gravis and put me on a high dose of prednisone. I regained single vision but had to add 4 other drugs because of prednisone side effects, one being anti-anxiety medication which they seem to think helps everything. After some further testing and lack of success with medications the Dr.s said they couldn’t confirm my diagnosis. My symptoms came and went, my dose of prednisone went up and down and there was no improvement. I started seeing Cindy in June 2016. Taking herbal treatments was easy to incorporate and I was quickly able to stop the anti-anxiety medication. The dietary changes were a challenge, but when I finally started eating gluten-free, dairy free, predominantly raw, only organic and almost meat-free, the improvements were obvious. I was able to stop taking my blood pressure medication and in 2017, after 7 years, I was able to stop the prednisone for several months. I’m currently on a low dose only and expect to be able to discontinue that soon. The brain fog is gone, I have energy and my vision is perfect.  My medical issues weren’t bad luck. They were the result of what I was putting into my body. I was so out of balance, that illness was inevitable. Cindy has patiently and kindly guided me through the changes and the results are a balanced mind and body and feeling better than ever before.”

Andrea McLaughlin

Cindy helped me change my life back in 2009 and continues to help guide me on the path of health and wellness. Through her guidance and support, I am a different person than I was just 9 years ago. More energy, vibrancy and haven’t had a sinus infection (they were chronic) in…??? I will continue to follow Cindy and her advice, as she has been such a bright light in my healing and in my life. I am so grateful. She knows her stuff and is highly intuitive. Worth the visit 1 million percent!!!