portrait.dr_alan_christianson_medDr. Christianson’s lifelong interest in the healing power of nature was sparked as a child in rural Minnesota. After struggling with health challenges including epilepsy and obesity, he realized early on that his diet had a profound effect on his health. His fascination with plants, science and their correlation to healing, and his insatiable quest for knowledge, continues to provide inspiration. He completed his premedical studies and studied nursing at the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Ariz. Dr. Christianson founded and currently practices atIntegrative Health, a natural medicine clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he resides with his wife, two children and six unicycles.

Dr. Christianson is a 2011 Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc” recipient and is co-author of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.”