Blog Archive

Staying Healthy in Autumn Oct 20th, 2019

“Pay attention to the seasons of the year and what affects they have on our health.” These words are attributed to Hippocrates, often called the “Father of Western Medicine,” and ideally, we do pay attention to the times of seasonal change and look ahead to adapt to this ongoing cycle...

PMCM welcomes two new practitioners Sep 23rd, 2019

Richard Tunkel, MD After practicing as a Chiropractor for many years, Dr. Tunkel received his medical degree from SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn in 1987. He then received his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through Cornell Medical Center in NYC and became board certified in 1992. After more than a...

Integrative Allergy Testing and Treatment at PMCM Sep 15th, 2019

The Benefits of Intradermal Allergy Testing and Sublingual Antigen Therapy            The word “allergy” was created 100 years ago to describe strange and unusual reactions to substances that we eat and inhale. We can also have allergic skin reactions to natural substances, like plants, or man-made chemical products like soaps and...

On the Cover of Woman's World Aug 12th, 2019

The issue of Woman's World dated August 26th actually actaully hit the stands at your local grocery store on Thursday, August 15th. I was featured on the cover and inside there was a 2 page spread with lots of simple and practical health information.  The key message is changing your...

Dr. Haas featured in Sebastopol Living Magazine Jun 13th, 2019

The concept of the People's Doctor is meaningful for me because I truly believe that empowering people to take their health into their own hands is a key part of my role as a doctor – the origin of the word being the Latin docere – meaning to teach. One...

10 Tips for Wise Sugar Use May 31st, 2019

The use of sugar and its effects on health and weight is important for women who want to remain trim and vital. Of course, the wise use of sugar is crucial for everyone, children especially. As mothers and support guides for our youth, keeping sugary foods in check is a...

Weight Loss Diets & Healthy Eating Habits May 24th, 2019

Weight Loss Diets & Healthy Eating Habits by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 Even though our habits and behavior around food, and specifically our relationship to food, is crucial to whether we can actually attain and maintain a healthy weight, there are several diets that can help us lower...

Detoxification and The Detox Diet:
 An Important Healing Process May 24th, 2019

Detoxification and The Detox Diet:
 An Important Healing Process by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 The simplest way to understand symptoms and disease integrates Western linear thinking, Chinese medicine and its philosophy of yin and yang, and the naturopathic approach to health and illness. Problems in the body (and mind) often...

Tips for Survival and Disasters May 24th, 2019

1. Toxicity. Overall, use fewer chemicals and toxins. Eat wholesome, fresh food, (organic whenever possible); drink good water (filtered in some way to remove chemicals and potential pathogens — for specifics, see chapter 1 of Staying Healthy with Nutrition). Use more natural products for your body, in your home (skin and hair...

Depression and Natural Therapies May 24th, 2019

Depression and Natural Therapies by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 Depression could be described as a mood, a state of being, or energy level that includes lack of motivation, a sense of hopelessness, and often a lower level of physical energy. It is an emotional state that can result from...

Male Aging, Hormone Support, and Prostate Health May 24th, 2019

Male Aging, Hormone Support, and Prostate Health by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 We can truly alter our aging process by the way we live. 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...

10 Tips for Preventing Cancer May 23rd, 2019

The best approach to cancer is prevention.  Cancer is one of the greatest fears of modern societies. It squelches life too early in many cases and is often a difficult demise in later years. Many cancers are preventable with lifestyle changes. Keys are dietary deficiencies, excess fats and chemicals, and cigarette smoking....

The Purification Process: Healing for Modern Times May 23rd, 2019

The Purification Process: Healing for Modern Times by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 This is an article about thinking simply, in a new way, and using common sense in your choices about your health. A choice I often recommend is cleaning up your act, your diet, your relationships, your...

Self Care and Stress Reduction May 23rd, 2019

Self Care and Stress Reduction by Elson Haas, MD © 2015 Caring for our selves and finding ways to handle our stresses are clearly important practice for assuring our long-term health. They are definitely key aspects of Preventive Medicine, along with the right nutrition and exercise programs for our body,...

Allergies: An Integrated Approach to Self Care May 22nd, 2019

Allergies: An Integrated Approach to Self Care Allergies include a variety of bodily reactions to our external and internal environments. We offer an integrated approach using intradermal testing and sublingual treatment as described in another blog article, but there's a lot you can do too in regard to self care....

Hypertension & Wise Therapy May 14th, 2019

Hypertension & Wise Therapy by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure (HBP), is a common disease in modern cultures, more common in men than women, and in African Americans over Caucasians. Hypertension means ‘too much tension,’ and of course, stress plays a role in this...

Bladder Health For Women May 14th, 2019

Bladder Health For Women by Elson M. Haas, MD © 2015 (Judy Lane, NP, collaborator) Women are prone to bladder infections, much more so than men. Due to the very short length of the urethra, bacteria can more easily migrate up into the bladder, and then multiply and irritate/infect the...

10 Simple Tips for Healthy Detoxification May 6th, 2019

Follow a non-toxic lifestyle. Eat wholesome, natural foods, drink good water, exercise regularly, and avoid junk foods and additives–to minimize the need to detoxify. If you feel toxic or congested – from aches and pains, allergies and sinus congestion, sluggish digestion, or skin rashes. You might consider a detoxification program as...

10 Tips on Healing Naturally and The Nature of Healing May 3rd, 2019

10 Tips on Healing Naturally and The Nature of Healing 1.  What is healing? Let’s look at that in contrast to what is disease, or dis-ease. Illness is a lack of harmony with Nature and with our true selves, a dis-integration between mind-body-emotion-spirit. We become out-of-sync so to speak when one...

10 Tips on The Purification Process May 1st, 2019

10 Tips on The Purification Process On Your Mark, Get Set, Let’s GO! And grow, and know you can always embark on a healing journey. Start simply with an honest evaluation of your life and habits. How do you think each activity (or lack of it) contributes to your health...

10 Tips for Autumn Health May 1st, 2019

1. As with the gardens, open up to the harvest of your year from the seeds you have planted for your life, and be willing to work hard and discipline yourself as you head into a new season. If you are a student (we are all students of life), get back to...

10 Tips for a Healthy Spring May 1st, 2019

Become Current in your Life in this inspiring Spring season. Embrace yourself honestly as you look at all of your habits and areas of your own life. Even with all the worldly concerns, care for yourself and your loved ones. Assess the various aspects of your lifestyle to see where stresses...

Spring Cleansing Apr 1st, 2019

Spring Cleansing Did you ever wonder how you would feel if you took a break for a week – took a vacation from the foods that drain your energy? Speaking personally, until I did my first ten-day juice fast in 1975, I couldn’t make any kind of comparison. Sure, I...

Dr. Elson’s 10 Health Resolutions for the New Year Mar 1st, 2019

Life Plan: I make caring for my health a priority in my life. My other top priorities are caring for others in my world and doing a quality job in my work. Nutrition: I eat a balanced diet of wholesome foods for my weight and body type to maintain or achieve an optimum...

10 Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter Feb 1st, 2019

The Winter season offers us with the greatest challenges for Staying Healthy. The cold and damp extreme weathers are often the hardest on our body, along with the shorter daylight and less sunshine to give us energy and vitality. So, Staying Healthy in Winter is an Inside Job, with nourishing...

10 Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays Jan 1st, 2019

Because our main holidays, from Halloween through New Year’s Day, occur in the darker, late autumn and wintertime of the year, we have a built-in conflict. Ideally this is a more inward time with more rest and quiet required, and a simple warm, nourishing diet. Yet, there are more treats...