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Dr. Brett Forrest Shenkman

Dr. Brett Forrest Shenkman


Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Forrest is a licensed Naturopathic Physician specializing in retreat-style holistic medicine, natural detoxification and cleansing, mind/body medicine, and regenerative medicine.

After graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, he completed an internship at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, and a residency at an inpatient holistic treatment center in Sedona, AZ. Within these settings – where the destructive, toxic burdens of modern life are replaced with a health-promoting environment, culture, and routine – Dr. Forrest has experienced, witnessed, and helped many people rapidly achieve deep, transformative healing of the body, mind, and soul.

As a result of his unique training and experience, Dr. Forrest has a deep conviction that every person is capable and worthy of powerful, life-changing healing. Having faced and overcome many of his own personal health challenges and crises, his ultimate goal is to empower others to transform their own struggles into powerful opportunities for profound healing and growth.

Dr. Forrest brings to his work a sense of humility, respect, and compassion that is too often absent in the sterile, rigid world of modern medicine. He is deeply honored and grateful to be continuing this work as part of the community and healing that is taking place at the Sanctuary.

In addition to working one-on-one with patients, Dr. Forrest is passionate about finding ways to increase awareness of and access to natural, holistic medicine to all people, everywhere.