Our Annual Detox Cleanse Program Starts on January 10th

Dr. Elson Haas

Join Dr. Elson, the Detox Doc, for his annual New Year Winter Detox Juice Cleanse at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin.

RSVP today!

This cleanse program is available for anyone who:

  • Wants to attain or maintain good health
  • Has issues with toxicity or congestive/inflammatory problems
  • Is willing to work to experience positive health changes

Staying healthy through cleansing provides you with:

  • Lifelong health and quality aging
  • Consistent energy in your daily life
  • Help in treating many medical problems and preventing degenerative disease

Program schedule:

  • Thurs, January 10th: Intro, program overview, and sample different juices—Begin juice cleanse by Fri, January 12th
  • Tues, January 22nd: Day 5 review and transition plan
  • Thurs, January 31st: Progress update, review of The Detox Diet transition, and your new health plan

Program total cost:

  • $125 early bird
  • $150 after December 31st

More details:

RSVP today!


November 15th: Free Workshop on (Healthfully) Managing Holiday Stress

Take a few hours out of your holiday planning to join the Preventive Medical Center of Marin staff for a FREE workshop on how to healthfully manage stress during the holiday season.

Being realistic, planning ahead, and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression during these busy times. You may find that the tools you learn in this workshop will help you manage stress now and throughout the year!

Learn to better cope with and manage:

  • Additional family and work pressures
  • A healthier diet and sleep schedule to boost your health and mood during this active “party” season
  • Scheduling enough “me time” for exercise and daily meditations for peace and tranquility
  • “Saying no” to excessive demands or high calorie foods

Social time with healthy snacks will be provided.

Speakers include: 

  • Elson M. Haas, MD — Director of PMCM
  • Steve Sisgold, MA — Body-Centered Therapist
  • Ernie Hubbard, BSc — Vitality Researcher
  • Gigi Shames, LAc, NHD, CMT— Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Learn more about each practitioner’s background on PMCM’s website.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Preventive Medical Center of Marin
25 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 8, San Rafael, CA 94903

Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Support the Fight against Childhood Obesity

Let’s support First Lady Michelle Obama in her effort to reduce the alarming rise in childhood obesity in our county, and the rise of both short- and long-term health problems that obesity causes through her program, Let’s Move!. Childhood obesity is arguably the greatest health crisis we face in our country.

In her September 2012 Parade interview, First Lady Obama boldly stated, “While we’ve seen some very profound cultural shifts, we still have communities that don’t have access to affordable and healthy foods… We need to impact the nature of food in grocery stores, especially in terms of sugar, fat, and salt… The program seeks to provide families with the simple tools needed to help kids be more active, eat better, and become healthier.”

Obesity rates in children ages 12-19
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has tripled in the past 30 years. These statistics are alarming and disturbing to me, since we have learned childhood obesity sets the stage for a large spectrum of potential health problems, including cardiovascular issues, diabetes, joint problems, some cancers and, of course, an increased likelihood of being obese as an adult.

Donna Ryan, president of the Obesity Society, a group of weight-management researchers and professionals, was quoted as saying, “It’s crucial to address the problem early.  If you can get kids into healthier eating habits when they are younger, their weight may self-correct. But once they become obese adults, it’s difficult to reverse.”

I couldn’t agree more. Learning the right habits for health from the get-go is true preventive medicine.

I am honored to be involved through my blogs, websites, and the books I’ve written on the subjects of children’s nutrition and health. I am also honored that my clinic, Preventive Medical Center of Marin, has a number of programs and practitioners specializing in areas of children’s health and weight management, including a family weight loss and management program that involves parents and children with a plan together. To find out more, just email us at julie@pmcmarin.com.

PMCM is a Proud Sponsor of the Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer

Join the Preventive Medical Center of Marin and the hundreds of people who are hiking to support breast cancer research on Saturday, September 22nd in Marin County.

This fun, 6 mile trail loops starts and ends at the famous Dipsea steps. Enjoy food, music, and individual and team pries in Old Mill Park. This is a benefit for Zero Breast Cancer research and education programs in partnership with Tamalpais Running Club volunteers.

To learn more and register, visit the Zero Breast Cancer website or their Facebook page.

Founded in 1995, Zero Breast Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in the development of breast cancer at all stages of life.