Dr. Goldberg is a Certified Member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians of whom there are less than 25 members in the United States. This organization certifies doctors in fasting and the hygienic care of patients. As a Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Functional Gastroenterology and Functional Rheumatology, Dr. Goldberg has taught University Students and Physicians for over 37 years on the Physiology and clinical application of Fasting.
Early in his career in the 1970’s, Dr. Goldberg worked at a Hygienic Institute, first as a resident and later as the Director. Here he learned and gained extensive experience in how to properly conduct a fast along with other Hygienic Applications. He was involved on a day-by-day basis in the fasting supervision of over 1,500 resident guests during his tenure there.
Dr. Goldberg was trained by Dr. R.J. Cheatham, a renowned Hygienist, at the Shangri La Hygiene Institute in Florida where he later was appointed Health Director. Since that time, Dr. Goldberg has supervised fasting and detoxification procedures with over 10,000 additional patients in his own clinic with a wide variety of health problems.
Dr. Goldberg also completed a Fasting Internship under famed Hygienic Practitioner Dr. William Esser of Esser’s Hygienic Rest Ranch in Lake Worth, Florida. Dr. Esser, who passed away at the age of 94, was a co-founder of the American Natural Hygiene Association. Dr. Esser supervised over 40,000 fasts over 60 years of practice.
Clinical Fasting is not part of the curriculum at any medical college, graduate school, or other professional school in the United States. It is only through experience and internship that these skills are acquired.