I am very happy to introduce a new series called NEW Medicine Solutions where I offer practical approaches to the prevention and treatment of many common health conditions based on my 50 years of medical practice.
Winter can be a challenging season for our health so we should take action to strengthen our body and our immune system in particular.
As I celebrate my 50th year as a practicing physician I have been motivated to record briefly, my journey so far – from my childhood in Detroit, MI, through my work as founder and medical director of The Preventive Medical Center of Marin since 1984 and my career as an author and teacher. Here’s a […]
As the weather gets colder it can be difficult for some of us the maintain our body's heat and that that lead to various health problems. Here are my tips for staying warm during the cooler part of the year.
As Autumn begins it is wise to look at adjusting our lifestyle to align with the changing energy of the seasons. This will help us to Stay Healthy!
The last quarter of the year is full of celebrations, beginning with Halloween through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. That's why I call it The Sugar Season. We need to be wise about our sugar use over the coming months.
Personally, I have been doing various detoxification and cleansing programs for over 40 years and it is a healing approach I offer to many of my patients with very positive results over many years. This article is an overview of my thoughts on this important topic.
What I see in many of my male patients over 40-50 years old, is they may be experiencing low energy in various forms. Learn what can be done to treat these symptoms using Integrative Medicine.
Our interpersonal relationships can be a major source of stress when they get out of balance. Knowing how to handle conflict with others is an important skill.
When we think of good nutrition we mostly think about food, but water is nutrient number 1! Here are my tips for this element that is essential to our health, especially during hot summer days.
April 22nd is Earth Day and we focus on what we can do to foster the health of our planet.
Fasting and juice cleansing can be terrific sources of vitality and a great healing tool that removes congestion and toxins, and helps you feel more youthful. Try it with me this Spring!
Attuning our lifestyle activities and choices to the changes of the seasons is one of my key healing concepts. This year my own Spring maxim is: Clean and Clear, Conscious and Creative!
The Chinese year of the Rabbit began with the new moon on January 21st. Most of us use a solar calendar, but attuning to the phases of the moon can be powerful creative process.
There's an inherent conflict between the rather hectic pace of the end of year holidays and the natural slowing down that is part of late Autumn. It's also a time when we can easily over-indulge. Here are my tips for thriving through this sometimes challenging Holiday Season.
It is vital for our overall health to find ways to settle and balance ourselves in the midst of sometimes chaotic circumstances. Centering is a key part of my own daily health program.
Healing is a journey on all levels of our being, not just the physical, but also emotional, mental and spiritual. The common theme is ENERGY and energy flow; inner and outer; visible and invisible; the microcosm and the macrocosm. As we understand more about our connectedness and our uniqueness, we can learn to manifest our optimal health and deepest potential.
Our connection with nature and the seasons of the year is a key part of Staying Healthy. Here are my 10 tios for changing your lifestyle activities to align with Summer.
Being attentive to the cycles of our planet’s seasons and how they affect our life and health is really one of the simple yet key concepts in my integrative medicine philosophy and practice. Maintaining balance during the Summer to Autumn transition can be challenging.
As we begin to transition from Spring to Summer and the weather gets warmer, smoothies are a great source of light but powerful nutrition.
This is the second free introduction to my Evolutionary Healing Course - where I will teach about the more subtle and meta-physical aspects of health and healing. Recording now available.
With continuing concern over COVID-19, I have put together these 10 Tips for immune support and preventing viral infections. I hope you find them helpful. I have also put together posts offering stress reduction tips and other resources for these challenging times.
The use, overuse and abuse of sugar in the typical American lifestyle are increasingly known to be significant factors in creating poor health and chronic disease, especially among young people. The Glycemic Index is a useful tool in managing sugar in our diet.
Growing sprouts of all kinds indoors is a great way to add fresh chlorophyll plus protein, vitamins and minerals to your diet in addition to what you're already getting fromthe fresh, leafy green veggies in your garden or at your local farmers’ market.
With the July 4th holiday, our thoughts turn to what it means to be a citizen of the U.S.A. and I have been thinking about a broader meaning for patriotism than loyalty or devotion to a single country.
This is the second year in a row that I've been featured on the cover of Woman's World. It is great to share my Integrative Medicine message, including simple, but highly beneficial approaches to detox, with supermarket shoppers across the country!
I talk a lot about seasonal health, but what about seasonal disease? We are now in the midst of the flu season in the US and there are real concerns over the combination of Covid-19 and the regular flu virus. Here are some thoughts about what we can do to protect ourselves.
Given the basic American eating habits, proper food combining may appear to be a fanatic indulgence contrary to the popular concept of a “balanced meal.” Don't be fooled. This is a valuable way to think about what you eat and when.
Each food when metabolized in the body breaks down into acid or alkaline elements. The body is normally slightly alkaline, the blood pH being 7.41. A diet that consists of 70-80% alkaline forming foods will keep eliminative and nervous systems strong. Use my simple guide to review your food choices from an acid-alkaline perspective.
Energy Medicine is a very broad term covering many different approaches to health and healing. My introduction to this fascinating field was learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine over 40 years ago. While modern science is still skeptical about many such topics, my experience tells me that this will change in the years to come.
The video of my free online class in July about integrating Natural, Eastern and Western approaches for optimal health is now available on YouTube.
The video of my free class in June, called Staying Healthy in Troubled Times, is now up on Youtube.
Even though shelter-in-place is relaxing in most parts of the country, the schools are still closed and many families have children at home needing creative learning activities. It's the perfect time for The Anatomix Comic Songbook and CD, which Dr. Haas helped create to offer fun health education for young children.
Even if we are not impacted by the disease itself most of us are experiencing periods of stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chronic stress - persistent and continuous - is its own health threat, but fortunately there are lots of excellent stress management resources online and many of them are free right now. Please send us your suggestions.
The longer this pandemic lasts the more we need to find resources to support us as we shelter in place. Many online options have opened up in the last month. Here are a few suggestions - please send us links to what you are finding helpful.
If there is any good news to be found in the current pandemic perhaps it is the environmental benefits appearing all over the world. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let's see what each of can do to build on this hard won progress.
As the weather warms, we start thinking about changing our exercise routine to align with the new season. Here are my 10 Tips for Fitness along with my own weekly exercise schedule as an example of how you might make your own plan.
Mother Nature is beautiful and bountiful, but occasionally she expresses herself through extremes in all the elements, whether it be fire, earthquake, damaging wind, or flood. It is wise to be prepared.
If you couldn't be part of my recent HEALING SLEEP Class online, I'm happy to report that the recording is now posted on Youtube. Check out this article to learn more about the class video and other resources for better sleep and improved health.
I have been featured in Woman's World several times over the years so I am happy to be contributing to the publication again. The issue dated August 26th featured me on the cover with a two page article inside about detox focussed on liver cleansing.
If you want to Regain Your Natural Energy then first address Stimulation Sedation Syndrome: it's a term I have coined to describe the way many people live in our modern society—using stimulating and sedating substances to manage their moods and energy—often resulting in chronic fatigue and exhaustion.
Check out this issue of OMTimes which features me on the cover and an extensive article on my work.
It's still not too late to sign up for Winter Detox 2021. January is an excellent time to reset your body after the Holidays. Please join me for this 2 week healing journey.
I have lived near the town of Sebastopol in N. California for over 25 years so it was nice to be featured on the cover of Sebastopol Living in May with a nice article entitled The People's Doctor. I will also be offering my Integrative Health services in town through the Sonoma County Health Academy. Read on to learn more
I am very happy to announce that my clinic - The Preventive Medical Center of Marin - has been voted Best Holistic Center by the 2019 Pacific Sun reader's poll. This makes it 3 years in a row that we've received this accolade.
Sleep is one of my 5 Keys to Staying Healthy, but we often don’t appreciate how important it is to our wellbeing until we’re not sleeping well. Here are some initial steps for sleep improvement.
I was recently interviewed by Sharon Sayler of OMTimes Radio. It was a wide ranging discussion of integrative health and healing which I hope you'll enjoy.
Listen to Dr. Haas on The Wellness Connection with Peter McCarthy and Rhadia Gleis - Thursday, February 21st 2019 at 12 Noon Pacific.
Check out a new blog page that summarizes all recent articles and posts that mention or include me and my healing work. It is updated regularly and you can also read each article directly from the blog.
Stimulation Sedation Syndrome: It's a term I have coined to describe the way many people live in our modern society—using stimulating and sedating substances to manage their moods and energy—often resulting in chronic fatigue and exhaustion.
Recently I celebrated the 35 year anniversary of my clinic - The Preventive Medical Center of Marin. It was a fun evening with with my fellow healing practitioners and staff.
Check out my recent podcast interview with Dr. Brett Hill and George Bryant, two of Australia's leading wellness experts, also known as the Paleo Guys.
My condolences for all who have been affected by the current wildfires. Last year I put together these suggestions for protecting your health from the adverse effects of thick smoke in the air. Unfortunately we're seeing a similar situation this Fall, so I am sharing them again.
The transition from Summer to Autumn is an ideal time to consider detoxing. Dr. Haas has been leading 2-3 week seasonal detox programs at his clinic for 40 years and he is now offering this opportunity online. Read on the learn more.
Aligning our eating patterns with the changing of the seasons is one of the main tenets of my health philosophy so I am pleased to be inlcuded in this recent article in Experience Life magazine.
Learn more about the difference between regular detox cleansing programs and an elimination diet which helps you identify potential food sensitivities and reactions - based on Elson's book "The False Fat Diet."
Part of my goal as a doctor is "first do no harm." By contrast a lot of modern medicine derives from an attack and conquer mentality that has more to do with the ideology of politics or warfare. How can we reconcile these approaches?
Let’s continue our exploration of this philosophy of politics, war and peace and how it permeates many parts of our life where an “attack and conquer” mentality often prevails, and this includes our relationships with others and most importantly with our one and only self.
The lifestyle choices we learn as children often stay with us our whole life and they can have long term positive of negative health consequences. It is so important to teach children the basics of good health so they have a sound foundation.
The bad news is that heart disease is one of the main causes of death in the US - the good news is that there are a lot of things we can do to lessen the risk. These well known lifestyle factors include nutrition, exercise and stress. Here I offer some more specific heart related nutrient information.
For most men, whether we can ultimately alter our longevity is not as important as enhancing our health and vitality as we age. It’s the quality and vitality of life that matters, not merely the quantity.
Depression is much more common than we realize, especially in its mild to moderate forms. Pharmaceutical drugs are the preferred treatment nowadays, but there are many integrative medicine approaches that can help.
It seems that every month or so there's some new diet that promises better health and/or weight loss. While being overweight is a problem we still need to eating healthily as we address this issue. Here are my suggestions for how to find balance.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADAD, has become more common in recent decades and while genetics play their part there are many lifestyle factors we should take into account as we address this disorder.
These simple guidelines will help you maintain good nutrition during the day when you are at work or your kids are at school. When we are busy it is easy to grab whatever food is quick or available and most often these are not good health choices.
Many of my patients don't address their healthcare until they get sick. This is a reactive approach to health care and I encourage people to become proactive instead.
Dr. Haas draws on 40 years of practice and the experience of his clinic’s nurse practitioner, Judy Lane, to present the causes, treatment and prevention of this widespread and potentially painful condition.
Advice from Dr. Elson Haas about the causes of and remedies for gas and bloating, amongst the most common intestinal symptoms and dysfunctions.