Alec Burton, D.O., D.C.
Sydney, Australia

General Information about the I.A.H.P.

Atty. Mark A. Huberman
Secretary - Treasurer
Youngstown, Ohio

Dear Friends, Members:

The International Association of Hygienic Physicians (IAHP) is an Association of Primary care physicians specializing in fasting supervision as an integral part of Hygienic Care.
Founded in 1978 by ten Charter Members and has grown steadily since that date. Annual Meetings of the Association are currently held each Summer during the Natural Living Conferences of the National Health Association (formerly The American Natural Hygiene Society) based in Tampa, Florida which hold such events at various locations in the United States and Canada.
The IAHP is governed by a 15 member Board of Governors who meet at least annually to approve membership, adopt and update standards and pass upon applicants for Certification.
The Association is incorporated as a not for profit corporation and its membership is limited to Physicians in the fields of Medicine, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Naturopathy, who have graduated from bona fide (accredited) professional institutions and who are practicing legally in their state or country. They also must be committed in their lifestyle and practice to the basic principles of Natural Hygiene substantiated in the biological sciences and subscribe to the Principles of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the Association.
In the years since its founding, the Board of Governors have developed Standards of Practice and Principles of Ethics for Hygienic Care. They also have adopted and periodically revised Standards of Practice of Fasting Supervision and Certification Standards for members seeking to achieve this status.
To view the Association's Principles of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Standards of Practice of Fasting Supervision or Certification Standards, click on the links provided on the Home Page. An education at any bona fide and accredited Medical, Osteopathic, Chiropractic or Naturopathic School is acceptable.
Graduate Students at any of the above described institutions are eligible for membership at an annual rate of $10.00 during their years of attendance. Persons who have only earned correspondence course degrees are not eligible for membership. Thus, graduates of the Life Science Institute, also referred to as the Fit for Life course, are ineligible as are graduates of the Clayton School of Natural Healing and its affiliate, The American Holistic College of Nutrition.
In order to become a Certified member of the Association, a member in good standing must successfully complete a period of six months Internship/Residence, or its equivalent, at a fasting institution approved by the Association for training purposes. To view the Association's Certification Standards, click on the link provided on the Home Page. Currently, Certification programs are only available under the direction of Alan Goldhamer, D.C. at his Center for Conservative Therapy in Pengrove, California or Alec Burton, D.O., D.C. at his Arcadia Health Centre of New South Wales, Australia. Members interested in serving and Internship should contact Drs. Goldhamer or Burton directly. You can write to Dr. Goldhamer at:
True North Health Center,
1551 Pacific Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

You can write to Dr. Burton at:
Arcadia Health Centre,
Cobah Road, Arcadia, NSW, 2159, Australia.

To retain Certified status, Association Members must regularly attend Annual Meetings, contribute to Association Publications and maintain contact with fellow professionals.
The Association publishes a quarterly Newsletter (material permitting) which is available free to members.
To Become a member of the Association, click on the Membership Application link located on the Home Page, use the print option located with your Web Browser. Send the completed application and the appropriate dues to the

IAHP, 4620 Euclid Blvd.,
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
(330) 788-0526
Fax (330) 788-0093

The Association publishes a Professional Referral List of member physicians who have been members of the Association for at least three years and are approved for Full Member Status by the Board of Governors or who are Certified for Fasting Supervision. To view the latest IAHP Professional Referral List, click on the link to the List located on the IAHP Home Page.
If after viewing this information, you do not find yourself qualified for membership in the IAHP, but wish more information about Fasting or Natural Hygiene, you may wish to write to the National Health Association, P.O. Box 30630, Tampa, Florida, 33630, or contact the Society at its home page on the World Wide Web which may be found at

Thank you for your interest in the Association!

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