April 22nd is Earth Day and we focus on what we can do to foster the health of our planet.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
AIHM stands for The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and I will be a guest speaker at the meeting of the SF chapter on Thursday, October 18th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Soluna Health in Sausalito, CA.
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.
I am excited to be participating in the Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival on July 13th thru 15th
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.
The relationship we have with our doctor, or primary care provider, is key to taking responsibility for our health care. Here are the 11 qualities that I think are essential to an ideal Doctor-Patient Relationship.
This book presents its readers with an unconventional friendship between a blimp and a whale. The story relates a simple expression of cooperation and sharing between unlikely companions as it conveys a message of love between those who are different from one another, all while promoting the protection of our delicate natural world. [button button="Show me more" url="/products/"]