Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world’s leading experts on medically supervised,  water-only fasting. Articulate, inspiring, and energetic, he is a frequent lecturer and  speaker on fasting, diet, and treatment of chronic diseases to achieve optimum health.  

In 1984, Dr. Goldhamer founded and became Director of TrueNorth Health Center in  Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than  20,000 patients. TrueNorth Health is a multidiscipline practice that includes doctors of  medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and psychology. Its healthcare  providers treat patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes  to autoimmune disorders and lymphoma. The Center is the largest facility in the world  specializing in medically supervised, water-only fasting and one of the premier training  facilities for doctors to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting.  

TrueNorth Health utilizes a nutritional medicine approach based on an exclusively  whole-plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar (SOS). The Center is affiliated  with the TrueNorth Health Foundation, whose mission is to expand evidence-based  knowledge of how medically supervised, water-only fasting and diet impact human  health; train clinicians in the use of these interventions; and share its findings with  researchers and the public.  

Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The  Pleasure Trap—Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. He  is also the principle author of two landmark studies that showed evidence of the  benefits of water-only fasting, as well as numerous case reports published in peer reviewed indexed journals evaluating the effects

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