Meet Dr. Alan Christianson

Alan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the Adrenal Reset Diet, the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and The Metabolism Reset Diet.

Dr. Christianson was a member of the premier class of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) graduating in 1996. He has been actively practicing in Scottsdale ever since.

Dr. Christianson is the founding president of the SCNM alumni organization and continues to be an active board member. He is also the founding president and is currently the acting president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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

Specialties

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

Education & Accreditations

  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • 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

Meet Our Other Doctors

Our ‘In Good Health’ philosophy is as pure as our intent: Provide smart, safe, primarily natural and scientific solutions for you to live ‘in good health’. Each of our doctors practice natural endocrine care using diagnostic exams and laboratory tests, natural medications, clinical nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Roz Ranon

Dr. Roz Ranon, NMD is an Arizona board-certified Naturopathic Physician and received her doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. In addition, Dr. Roz received further training and earned a certification in advanced metabolic endocrinology and fellowship in metabolic, nutritional and functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Raquel Espinol

Dr. Raquel Espinol NMD is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor who graduated with honors and received her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). She enjoys working with men and women addressing thyroid conditions, hormone imbalances, weight loss and fertility.

Dr. Emily Keranen

Dr. Emily Keranen is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor who graduated with honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Dr. Keranen creates individualized treatment plans for people struggling with hormonal imbalances, weight and dietary concerns, nutrient deficiencies, and difficult life transitions, as well as those seeking preventative care. By helping people to optimize diet and lifestyle in addition to managing their medical concerns, Dr. Keranen helps people fully enjoy life.

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