My Annual Spring Cleanse Program Online

Dr. Elson Haas
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Dr. Elson Haas

May 04, 2018

After completing my Western medical training in 1972 I started to learn more about natural and traditional medicines and I also moved from a busy city to the beautiful small town of Bolinas on the California coast about an hour north of San Francisco.

I began my studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine during this period and started to develop the integration of Natural, Eastern and Western therapies that would become the foundation of my medical philosophy, which I have come to call NEW Medicine. Being closer to nature and her seasons while reading about the Chinese 5 Elements, I was inspired to write my first book Staying Healthy with the Seasons. I also did my first Spring Cleanse during this time and it was a life-changing experience for me. I have continued doing this detox every year since that time while leading classes at my clinic, the Preventive Medical Center of Marin.

Information my live-hosted Spring Cleanse Online and the evergreen version of the course that you can do follow at you own pace will be available in February so make sure you’re getting my monthly eNewsletters so you know what’s happening.

Here’s the link to my full article about Spring Detox in New York Spirit.

Spring Cleansing – Align with the Rejuvenating Spirit of the Season

Winter Detox 2.0 online

Dr. Elson Haas
written by
Dr. Elson Haas

Feb 13, 2018

Every year since 1987 I have offered a Winter Detox class at my clinic, the Preventive Medical Center of Marin, in San Rafael, California. I not only lead the course, but I participate in it myself because this isn’t simply a health concept for me but a key part of my lifestyle—an intrinsic part of my annual health program. So I am excited to be offering this well-tested and proven healing program online.

“A great way to try a detox with folks all over the country & a well known “detox” physician.” Priscila Mondiek

“It’s easy to participate and implement. Dr E is knowledgeable and experienced in detox and has an open mind about options.” Debra Schmidt

The idea of using food as medicine has a long history and so does the philosophy and practice of not eating, of fasting. These centuries-old therapies are still relevant and useful today, however they are often dismissed or ignored by the conventional medical establishment, so I am always interested to discover new research that supports this ancient healing wisdom. A study recently reviewed in the Harvard Gazette (In Pursuit of Healthy Aging) explored how periods of dietary restriction, like detox and fasting, might actually slow aging. Understanding what is happening at the cellular level has enormous potential – as one of the authors of the study says, “our findings open up new avenues in the search for therapeutic strategies that will reduce our likelihood of developing age-related diseases as we get older.”

This is good news and an important insight because detox becomes more and more important as we age and the consequences of our lifestyle habits accumulate for better or worse.

My own experience with the healing benefits of detox dates back to 1975 when I did my first juice cleanse. Having been trained as conventional Western doctor, this experience was a real transformation and renewal for me on many levels—not only physically, but also emotionally, mentally and even spiritually.

Since that time, various detox and rejuvenation practices have been key components of my therapeutic toolkit, both for me personally and for thousands of my patients. In fact I consider cleansing/fasting/detoxification, which are different degrees of the same process of reduced toxin intake and enhanced toxin elimination, to be the missing link in Western nutrition and a key to the health and vitality of our society.

This interactive 14-day course is based on my book The Detox Diet, which offers a variety of different approaches – some seasonal, some addressing specific substances like caffeine, sugar or alcohol and others that help identify problematic food reactions and allergies. The beauty of the winter class is that you can cleanse while still eating food and staying nourished and warm in the colder months. This isn’t necessarily what most people think about when they hear the word “detox” but I can attest to the effectiveness of this approach through my experience with thousands of patients over the years. This is also a great way to begin your new year and set a course for greater health and vitality in the coming months.

Information about the next Winter Detox Online will be sent at the end of the year. So, if you’re not already on my email list sign up now to keep in touch.