Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of health’s most pioneering and dedicated visionaries. An outspoken professional who doesn’t shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. He is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program.
Dr. Goldhamer has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients. Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision of the therapeutic use of fasting. He is on the faculty at Bastyr University where he teaches the course on clinical fasting and was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. The first, "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension" appeared in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Its publication marked a turning point in the evolution of evidence supporting the benefits of water-only fasting. The second study, "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension," appeared in the October 2002 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. He is currently directing a prospective study incorporating random assignment and long-term follow-up on the cost and clinical outcomes in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure with fasting and a health promoting diet. This current study is being conducted in conjunction with the International Union of Operating Engineers who have made participation in this program a fully covered medical benefit for all members afflicted with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Dr. Goldhamer is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After completing his chiropractic education, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician.
He is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook, and co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.