Practitioner Course

Escaping the Pleasure Trap via Fasting

Alan will discuss in detail how the Pleasure Trap works. How it strongly but insidiously steers people towards their unhealthy lifestyles and eventually poor health. 

Online Course
1 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Dr Alan Goldhamer

About this course

Dr Alan Goldhamer has treated thousands of patients over more than thirty years helping them to break free of their dopamine-induced bad habits cycle via water fasting.

Highly processed diets contain constituents that trigger strong neurological impulses to consume more and to consume often. Alan calls these constituents the SOS-alarm nutrients. This stands for Salt, Oils and Sugar. He explains in the short interview below how these work and also what he covers in his live webinar.

One of the biggest hurdles most clinicians face is getting their patients to make the changes that can get them well. Your patients know that they have to make changes and they also have the best of intentions, yet somewhere along the path to healthy-again, they trip up and fail to comply. You know how frustrating this can be. Imagine how challenging it is for your patients. They actually do want to do the right thing. They’ve started the process, but can’t seem to complete. The Pleasure Trap is a very large component of your patient’s failure to follow through on your recommendations.

Alan will discuss in detail how the Pleasure Trap works. How it strongly but insidiously steers people towards their unhealthy lifestyles and eventually poor health. He also has a successful clinical strategy to break your patients free of their dopaminergic shackles and get control of their behaviours. This gives power and satisfaction to your customers. It also results in much better patient outcomes.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how processed food causes neurological responses
  • Understand the link between your patient’s diet and their behaviour
  • Discover how to predict your patient’s behaviour by the foods they are eating
  • Learn how to explain the dopaminergic response to your patients
  • Have a new set of strategies to increase patient compliance and clinical outcomes

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Alan Goldhamer

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. His clinic 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 travelled 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.