Healthy New Year/Healthy New Life! Drs. Goldhamer and Sabatino are beyond a doubt fathers of plant-based nutrition. In this field for some forty years, both of these physicians are expert in supervising water-only fasting, as well as in health promotion for thousands of patients and tens of thousands of audience members and readers.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Frank Sabatino is currently the director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Balance for Life Retreat is a vegan lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management and therapeutic fasting and detoxification. He is a chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988. While an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology and neuroscience.
He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women’s hormones, stress management, addiction and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water-only fasting and integrative health care. His DVD Program and recently completed book: ‘WEIGHTLESS: Compassionate Weight Loss for LIfe’ promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.
Blast from the past! ~ If you’re a Frank Sabatino fan like I am, you can’t get enough of his gentle wisdom. Listen here to his first appearance on the Main Street Vegan Show — http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_082212 — and to his second show with us, when he shared the program with actress and raw food icon Esosa E — the topic was fasting; she covered the spiritual benefits and Dr. Frank talked about this ancient discipline as nature’s royal road to healing: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_041316. Dr. Goldhamer has been on a guest on the program before, too, back in 2012, alongside Michael Klaper, MD: https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan
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