What to Expect
TrueNorth Health operates a residential health education program. We are not a resort, a hotel or a health or medical facility. We have certain policies to which all must adhere in order to ensure a positive experience for all concerned:
Remaining at the Center during fasting: Participants undergoing fasting are requested to remain on the Center's property at all times throughout their stay, unless attending a scheduled medical appointment. Refusal to comply with this requirement will result in the termination of the participant from the program.
Forbidden at the Center: No tobacco, alcohol, non-prescription drugs, aerosol sprays, nail polish or remover, scented products, perfume, food, or drink of any kind should be brought to the Center.
Review "The Pleasure Trap": We encourage you to first read our book, The Pleasure Trap, Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness.
Complete Personal Information and Medical History forms: Prior to admission, all participants must complete the Personal Information and Medical History forms. Click here. If you have questions about the admissions forms, our phone number is (707) 586-5555.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Medication: Bring all of your current medications as well as copies of your prescriptions. Do not discontinue your prescription medications without discussing it with the prescribing physician or with our medical consultant Peter Sultana, M.D.
Clothing: Please bring casual, warm, layered clothing, including a robe, slippers, etc. Fasting participants may feel cold, even in the warmest months. Warm-up suits and walking shoes would be appropriate. The Center staff provides complimentary laundry service.
Personal items: Feel free to bring personal items, such as unscented personal toiletries, books, knitting, and materials for writing letters, etc.
In order to provide a restful environment for all, we ask that you request visitors to come between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. on Saturdays only. We will attempt to accommodate special circumstances. Please inform your visitors that smoking of any kind is not permitted in or around the Center.
PHONE CALLS, FAXES AND INTERNET
All guests have their own private phone and voicemail box while at the Center. We provide complimentary local and long distance calling within the United States. Fax and copy services are available. Internet access is available on a shared computer in our library or on your personal lap-top computer over our WI-FI system powered by our T1 line.
LENGTH OF STAY
Participants determine their length of stay. Our affiliated doctors can discuss your length of stay with you and provide advice on how to best utilize our program. Our experience shows that our fasting program is most successful when participants remain at the Center for a period of re-feeding of no less than half the length of the fast. For example, a patient fasting 14 days should stay at the Center for a total of at least 21 days.