During my 615 consecutive days of blogging about health; I have occasionally heard from one of my readers or friends with a question about a specific medical condition. That happened again this week.
Someone I have known for twenty years called me with a question about her recently diagnosed condition of “silent reflux.” Not only is she suffering from that condition but thinks that she developed pneumonia as a result of the prescribed treatment.
Disclaimer. First of all, since I am not a medical doctor, I never give advice about specific conditions. But I often refer people to a handful of enlightened medical doctors who have an appreciation for dietary and other natural solutions to a plethora of medical conditions. I occasionally include the following disclaimer in some of my posts.
The author of this blog or the “Healthy Eating – Healthy World” book is not rendering professional advice or services to the individual reader. The ideas, suggestions and procedures on this blog are not intended as a substitute for consulting with a physician. All matters of health require medical supervision. The author will not be responsible for any loss or damage allegedly arising from any information or suggestion on this blog.
So what did I tell my friend?. I told her that I had decided long ago what I would do if I had a serious medical condition. I would call the same people that Dr. T. Colin Campbell has called a few times. That would be the professional team at TrueNorth Health Center, Santa Rosa, California. From their website:
TrueNorth Health Center was founded in 1984 by Drs. Alan Goldhamer and Jennifer Marano. The integrative medicine approach they established offers participants the opportunity to obtain evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of problems. The staff at TrueNorth Health Center includes medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, psychologists, research scientists, and other health professionals. The Center is now the largest facility in the world that specializes in medically supervised water-only fasting.
I have never been to TrueNorth but I have been to one of Dr. McDougall’s weekend retreats at a resort hotel nearby and have met some of the staff from TrueNorth.
I have also been a big fan of The Pleasure Trap, a book by TrueNorth founder Dr. Alan Goldhamer and psychologist Doug Lisle, PhD. In it, they explain how we humans got in trouble by following our natural instincts in an unnatural world.
Take a few minutes and watch this ten-minute video brochure. It features testimonials from many of their happy clients, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell and near the end, you will meet Dr. Goldhamer, who asks you to give him a call if you’d like more information.
From time to time, I hear from people who say they wish they had heard this life-saving information before following the irreversible, conventional treatment regimen for their condition. I always tell them, if it were me, I would always pursue the least invasive approach first. And I sincerely believe that a great place to start is TrueNorth. Their staff is professional, their rates are reasonable and their results are extraordinary.
The first link below takes you directly to the website page that lists the TrueNorth professional staff. The next two links feature two of my earlier blogs on how to find a medical doctor who appreciates plant-based nutrition. If you call or visit TrueNorth, I would love to hear your comments about your experience with them.
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- TrueNorth website. The Doctors at TrueNorth Health Center | TrueNorth Health From this page, you can also explore the services that they offer. Contact: 1551 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, (707) 586-5555
- Earlier blog. What percent of our MDs know how to promote health?
- Earlier blog. Finding an MD that appreciates plant-based nutrition
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- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The ”big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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