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You may read our selection of articles written by TrueNorth Health staff below. 

Can a Whole Plant-Food Diet Help Lupus?

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association. Diet is emerging as a cost-effective treatment for chronic inflammatory conditions, including autoimmune disorders such as lupus. There are reports showing that fasting and plant-food diets improved clinical… read more

TrueNorth Health Foundation featured in Health Science Magazine

The vision and projects to fulfil the Foundation's mission in research and education were recently featured in the National Health Association's Winter 2018 edition of Health Science Magazine. This article was written by Jen Howk, Director of TrueNorth Health Foundation. You can read the full article, by clicking on the file attached below.

British Medical Journal - Follow-up of water-only fasting and an exclusively plant food diet in the management of stage IIIa, low-grade follicular lymphoma

This article originally appeared in BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-225520 Summary: This is a 3-year follow-up report of a case that was originally published in BMJ Case Reports in December 2015.  It involves the treatment of a 42-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with stage IIIa, grade 1 follicular lymphoma (FL). In November 2014… read more

Is Fasting Safe? A Chart Review of Adverse Events During Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting

Evidence suggests that fasting, during which only water is consumed, results in potentially health promoting physiological effects. However, peer-reviewed research assessing the safety of water-only fasting is lacking. To address this, we conducted a chart review to describe adverse events (AEs) that occurred during medically supervised, water-… read more

TrueNorth Health Center: A snapshot of the Center's past, present and future

Read an article by Dr. Alan Goldhamer on the TrueNorth Health Center's past, present and future. This article originally appeared in the National Health Association's Fall 2017 edition of Health Science Magazine. Learn about the history of the Center's experience in supervising over 15,000 water-only fasts to patients during the last 33 years.… read more

Dr. Klaper to retire from Medical practice

To my Colleagues, Patients and Friends at TrueNorth, As I enter my ninth year on the TrueNorth Health Center clinical staff, I feel blessed to have practiced the most rewarding medicine of my career here at this remarkable clinic. I am humbled to have witnessed over the years skilled clinicians, determined patients, and dedicated support staff… read more

Long-Term Relief from Chronic Posttraumatic Headache after Water-Only Fasting and an Exclusively Plant-Foods Diet

This article originally appeared in Alternative and Complementary Therapies: August 2017 edition, Vol. 23 issue 4.  Summary: Chronic posttraumatic headache (CPTHA) occurs in up to 95% of patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can prove highly debilitating. Here, the case is reported of a 52-year-old woman with unremitting… read more

Clinical Fasting

This article originally appeared in Sonoma Medicine: the summer 2017 edition.   Summary: Modern humans evolved while surviving prolonged periods without food and have voluntarily fasted for spiritual and therapeutic reasons since ancient times. Water-only fasting (complete abstinence from all foods and beverages except for pure water) is now… read more

World-Class Health Care at TrueNorth

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association. NHA president gets up close and personal at TrueNorth Health Center By Mark Huberman From September 10–17, my wife Wanda and I (pictured below) had the wonderful experience of spending a week at Dr. Alan… read more

Managing Parkinson’s Disease: Success in Amino Acid-based Therapy

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association. Csilla Veress, N.D., L.Ac is a Naturopathic doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. She received her Master’s in Acupuncture and… read more