Meet Dr. Alan Christianson

Dr. C is America’s top naturopathic endocrinologist, NY Times best-selling author, and one of the most widely respected early pioneers in natural thyroid care.

He draws from his decades of clinical care to help you manage thyroid disease safely.

Dr. Christianson’s core belief: “Never give up on your health. It is the key to everything good in life. With the right knowledge and persistence, you can have the health you want. I’d love to help you figure this out.

He started Integrative Health Care in 1997, so you’d have access to an expert specializing in natural endocrinology focusing on thyroid disorders.

You can find his books in bookstores and libraries everywhere. He has written the Thyroid Reset Diet, Hormone Healing Cookbook, Metabolism Reset Diet, Adrenal Reset Diet, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and more.

Dr. Christianson was a member of the premier class of Sonoran University of Health Sciences College of Naturopathic Medicine (formerly SCNM), graduating in 1996. He has been actively practicing ever since and has had over 100,000 patient visits.

Dr. Christianson is the founding president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and trains doctors internationally on natural thyroid care. 

Experience and History

As a child raised in rural Minnesota, Dr. Christianson was an avid reader. He loved spending time with his family’s encyclopedias and medical textbooks. His body, however, was a source of struggle. A form of cerebral palsy left him with seizures, poor coordination, and obesity.

A devastating comment made by a classmate in 7th grade gym class spurred him into action. He became determined to reset his health and his life. Over the next few weeks he devoured dozens of books on nutrition, fitness, and health and created his own recovery plan.

Dr. Christianson gave up sugar and developed an exercise routine that was easy enough for him to start.

He stuck with it and built on it. With no prior sports experience, he became a varsity football player and his class’s best endurance runner by 9th grade.

This experience was pivotal in teaching him that being healthy transformed both how you feel and how others treat you. He also learned that the tickets to health were knowledge and persistence.

He frequently appears on national TV shows like Dr. Oz, CNN, The Doctors and The Today Show as well as print media like Women’s World, USA Today, Newsweek, and Shape Magazine. When he’s not maintaining a busy practice, his favorite hobbies include mountain unicycling, technical rock climbing, and watching the stars.

Dr. Christianson married his wife Kirin, after their mutual friend insisted the two needed to meet. It was love at first sight! They got engaged a month later, and married 8 months after that. They reside in Phoenix, Arizona and they have two children.

Specialties and Education


  • Thyroid Care
  • Adrenal Support
  • Hormone Balancing 
  • Weight Loss 
  • Safe Detox Programs

Education & Accreditations

  • Sonoran University of Health Sciences College of Naturopathic Medicine (formerly SCNM)
  • Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
  • President of the Southwest College of Natural Medicine Alumni Association
  • Trained in Chelation and Intravenous Micro-nutrient Therapy (IV-MT)
  • Founding President of Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians