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.
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!
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.
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.
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 class in June, called Staying Healthy in Troubled Times, is now up on Youtube.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Causes & Remedies for Common Digestive Problems - Part 2: Indigestion, Nausea and Heartburn Part of a brief three-part overview of how to deal with some common intestinal symptoms. Offers some simple home remedies that may help to correct these common digestive problems.
This is the concluding part of my three part introduction to treating common digestive problems. Here I discuss Constipation and Diarrhea which most of us have likely experienced at one time or another, with the resulting discomfort.
Mild and moderate depression is a common problem for many people, from teens to the aged and everyone in between, but some simple lifestyle changes can help
Cancer is one of the greatest fears of modern societies, but many cancers are largely preventable with lifestyle changes identified in the tips
It seems as though every week there is some new research confirming the negative impact of stress on our health. Stress can come in many forms and often it is quite personal. The good news is that we can learn to manage this mental-emotional part of our lives.
Pain management is an important part of mind-body medicine and in this post I explore the topic through my own experience at the dentist's office - a place that provokes anxiety in most people.
Healthy aging can be enhanced by wise lifestyle choices at any age. Many of these apply to both men and women, but some are gender specific.
Here are my 10 tips for how men can approach the aging process in a natural and healthy way - as published in Total Health Magazine
Managing stress is one of my 5 Keys to Staying Healthy. These 10 Tips will help.
Prostate health is a key issue for men especially as they age. Dr. Elson Haas outlines integrative medical approaches to prevention and treatment of various prostate conditions.
Dr. Elson Haas offers his top 10 tips for improving your emotional well-being and heart health! Drawing on more than 40 years of experience, he advocates positive change through better lifestyle and stress reduction habits.
Using an integrated medicine approach, blending Natural, Eastern and Western concepts and treatments, Dr. Elson Haas challenges you to revitalize your body and mind through practical, simple and effective steps each and every day.
Dr. Elson Haas has written extensively about children's health and diet. It is never to soon to start developing healthy habits. His expertise draws on more than 40 years of private family practice in the field of Integrative medicine and he invites you to use these tips to help your own kids!