Seasonal Eating

Dr. Elson Haas
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Dr. Elson Haas

Jun 13, 2018

Those of you who are familiar with my work over the years know that a seasonal approach to health in general and seasonal eating in particular are two of my core health messages. It is something I recommend to my patients and something that I have practiced myself for more than 40 years.

I believe this really is one key to Staying Healthy so I am happy to have been included in a recent article on this topic by Elizabeth Millard that appears in the June issue of Experience L!fe online magazine.

This is a nice introduction to the subject – check it out HERE

If you don’t already know about my book Staying Healthy with the Seasons, which was first published in 1981 and revised in 2003, then you can learn more about it HERE. You will find chapters on each of the 5 seasons – yes, there are 5 seasons and elements in the Traditional Chinese Medicine model that is the main subject of the book. How are these ancient ideas about health still relevant and useful to us today?

I have also gathered all my articles and tips on Seasonal Health and seasonal eating under their own heading in the HEALTH ARTICLES section of this website.  Also look for my upcoming series of online classes on Seasonal Detox which will begin this Fall. If you haven’t done so already then please conisder signing up for my monthly eNews so you will be informed when these classes begin.

Stay Healthy!

A Great Time for Summer Detox

Dr. Elson Haas
written by
Dr. Elson Haas

Aug 03, 2018

Sunny days give us energy and lift our moods, so we’re more active. By August, there’s typically a bounty of fruits and vegetables in gardens and at local farmers’ markets and farm stands. That bounty includes virtually all of Mother Nature’s best aids in detoxing our bodies and infusing our systems with nutrients to achieve optimal health and an optimal weight. No wonder Elson’s signature detox menu — emphasizing locally grown produce—has been getting speedy results for decades. “I’ve often seen patients lose 7 pounds to 10 pounds in a week, 15 pounds in two weeks,” Dr. Haas reports. “If you’re carrying extra pounds, just focus on fresh veggies, and weight loss will be one of the primary wellness benefits.”

This summer-ready detox diet is designed to be customized with your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies—especially produce from local growers. You can even enjoy sweet fruit like watermelon and cherries and starchy favorites like corn and potatoes! To speed initial results, Dr. Haas calls for only anti-inflammatory fats (olive oil, organic butter) and protein (plant protein, seafood). While using this plan, drink plenty of water and/ or herbal tea—preferably two glasses before each sitting. Season meals with herbs, spices, vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard as desired. A little stevia is fine, but avoid other sweeteners.

In July and August 2016 a group of Woman’s World Magazine readers tested Elson’s summer detox plan with great success. That included Roxanne Mosley. After stocking up on detox supplies at a local farmers’ marke, “I lost 10 pounds that first week, and I’m down 18 pounds so far,” said the 49 year old California attorney, . “I feel better than I have in years. If you’re considering Dr. Haas’ plan, go for it. It will change your life!”

Check out the original Women’s World article here
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Or download a PDF of the article’s text here
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