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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Alan Goldhamer all about water fasting and intermittent fasting. While Intermittent fasting is what everybody is talking about these days long-term water fasting has been proven to have amazing medical benefits. So we have asked the expert to break down intermittent fasting and what you need to know about it. He explained the difference between intermittent and water fasting and everything you need to know especially when to do it alone and when you need to be medically supervised. We are not recommending that you go on a long-term water fast yourself in your home. We talked about everything from how to adjust your supplements when intermittent fasting to fasting and cancer. Despite talking about fasting, this episode really made us hungry knowing how good the food is at the True North Health Center.

Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program.


Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Goldhamer is one of the most pioneering and dedicated visionaries in health today. 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. Dr. Goldhamer was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. He 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 therapeutic fasting.

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.

Dr. Goldhamer 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 Complementary Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Goldhamer is directing a team that is developing 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. 

After completing his chiropractic education at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, 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.

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • SOS free
  • Medications 
  • Radical healing 
  • Fasting
  • Intermittent fasting
  • What is success
  • Everyone should fast 
  • Long term water fasting 
  • What’s happening in your body the first few days 
  • Benefits of water fast after 5 days 
  • Fasting and cancer and other diseases 
  • TMA
  • Losing weight 
  • “Breaking fast”
  • When to take your supplements when fasting 


Links to things we mentioned:

Plant-Based Comfort Foods – eCookbook

Dr. Alan Goldhamer – WebsiteFacebook

True North Health Center – WebsiteInstagramFacebook 

The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness

The Unprocessed Journey with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer – PTP439

Plant Trainers Amazon Storefront

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