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Natural Medicine

  • Dear Readers,

    Welcome to the March 2022 TotalHealth Magazine Special Report by Charles K. Bens, PhD.

    Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in North America. It’s also a greater risk these days because many people are suffering heart issues as a result of COVID-19 infection, as well as the vaccinations. Conventional medical has traditionally treated heart disease, such as a heart attack, stroke or a diagnosis of arteriosclerosis with medications or surgery. The COVID-19 virus has expanded the usual causal factors of this illness, like poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise, to include cellular damage caused by the coronavirus’ invasion of cells via the ACE-2 receptors. These receptors are found in high numbers on highly active cells like those present in the heart and the circulatory system. Conventional treatments have been somewhat successful in managing these conditions, but new scientific evidence is pointing to the capability of damaged cells in the cardiovascular system to be repaired, potentially leading to better and longer survival outcomes. New diagnostic tools are able to find cellular damage five to ten years before cardiovascular events occurs. Advance dietary approaches and nutraceuticals have also shown promise in the repair of cellular damage both from traditional causes, as well as from damage related to COVID-19 infections and injections. This presents an ideal opportunity for doctors, scientists and those responsible for healthcare decision-making to encourage the use of this new prevention and treatment protocol. Implementing this strategy should include well-designed, long-term studies that validate the proof of concept outlined in this article.

    Every year over 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack and over 90% of them survive, at least initially.1 The causes are very well known, but are worth repeating.

    • Eating an unhealthy diet
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Excessive alcohol use
    • Having diabetes (many people are unaware they are prediabetic or diabetic)
    • Having high blood pressure (many people are unaware they have high blood pressure)
    • Being chronically stressed
    • Not getting enough physical activity
    • Low levels of magnesium (as measured by the RBC magnesium test)
    • High ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol (is a contributing factor, but not a direct cause)
    • Consuming tobacco in any way

    Click here to read the full March 2022 Special Report issue or to download a printable PDF version.

    • Standard of care vs. optimized care
    • Repairing damaged heart tissues
    • Understanding the cellular repair process
    • The cell replacement process
    • The primary DNA cellular repair nutraceuticals
    • The secondary DNA damage repair nutraceuticals
    • Nutraceutical honor role
    • Who can benefit from this program?
    • How to measure the early stages of cellular deterioration
    • Optimizing the cellular repair and replacement process
    • Understanding and supporting the repair process elements
    • Emerging cardiovascular damage reduction strategies
    • Conclusion and final thoughts
    • The Six Stages of Cellular Deterioration
    • References
    • Endorsements

    Click here to read the full March 2022 Special Report issue or to download a printable PDF version.

  • Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine is a great work for everyone wishing to maintain and improve their health, written by a leader in integrative, holistic medicine. Dr. Elson is 40 years in practice as a lifestyle and preventive medicine philosopher-physician. This book is an octave above his original book, Staying Healthy with the Seasons, encompassing the practical integration of Natural and Eastern approaches into the Western Medical system. This synthesis can help people focus on enhancing health as a key to Staying Healthy.

    NEW Medicine offers an integrated and practical vision that guides and empowers you to take more responsibility for your health and create better outcomes with lower costs. Dr. Haas states, "We hear so much about integrative medicine nowadays, but what does this really mean? Right after medical school and internship, I began integrating important ancient and modern systems of health care into my practice. I now refer to this as NEW Medicine: N for Natural, E for Eastern, and W for Western. Each system has its value, its strengths and weaknesses. Together they make up a truly integrative approach to health and healing and to treating many conditions."

    Patrick Hanaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Functional Medicine and Medical Director for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic endorses NEW Medicine; "This book is essential education for all medical students and physicians, as well as anyone who has ever been (or will become) ill. I first read 'Staying Healthy with the Seasons' during medical school and it has had a profound effect on my career. In 'NEW Medicine' the root causes of health creation and disease causation clearly arise from the practical wisdom and vast experience of this pioneer in health and healing. Doctor is derived from the Latin docere means to teach. Dr. Elson Haas is a great teacher and a true healer."

    Elson Haas, MD has been an integrative family physician since 1973 and is founder/director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin ( in San Rafael, CA. Dr. Haas is the author of 10 books on health, nutrition, and detoxification, including Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The Detox Diet, The False Fat Diet, and the classic, Staying Healthy with the Seasons. His most recent book is Ultimate Immunity (Rodale 2015). Learn more at

    The key to improving our health lies much more in our own hands than we realize—and it is time to take action. BETTER HEALTH STARTS NOW!

    Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine

    Elson Haas, MD
    282 pages
    ISBN: 069687807
    Available from AMAZON