Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder and Director of the world’s largest health education program where he has supervised thousands of water fasts since the opening of his True North Health Education Center in Penngrove, California in 1984. Under his direction, the Center has become recognized as the principle training facility for doctors wishing to gain certification in therapeutic fasting.
Associated with Dr. Goldhamer are Peter Sultana, M.D., Erwin Linzner, D.C., Alec Isabeau, D.C. and Douglas Lisle, Ph.D.
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 completed a residency program at the Arcadia Health Center under the direction of Dr. Alec Burton. Dr. Goldhamer is on the faculty of Bastyr University where he teaches the course on clinical fasting and was the principal investigator in two studies. The first, Medical Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension, appeared in the June, 2001 issue of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. The second study, Medical 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 with long-term-follow-up evaluating the clinical cost of medical care outcomes in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure with fasting and a health promoting diet.
Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook which provides detailed nutritional information on how and why to adopt a health promoting diet. He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap.
Dr. Goldhamer has been an NHA Member and Board of Directors throughout most of his professional career and has been one of the featured speakers at NHA Conferences. Dr. Goldhamer, along with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Marano, is a member of the Board of Governors of the IAHP. More information concerning Dr. Goldhamer may be found at his excellent website, www.healthpromoting.com