Whoever wishes to investigate medicine properly should proceed thus: in the first place to consider the seasons of the year, and what effects each of them produces, for they are not at all alike but differ much from themselves in regard to their changes.
Hippocrates (BC 460-377)
“This quote inspired me to write my first book, Staying Healthy with the Seasons. It tuned me in to traditional Chinese medicine, the cycles, and to write a book that said: Let’s get back to nature. This book first came out in 1981 and I’m proud to say that it is still in print and popular with people because the message is eternal. Paying attention to the earth, honoring the earth, and primarily eating from the earth as well as paying attention to your own rhythms, is primary. I’ve been called a cycleologist because I study cycles, rhythms, astronomy, and all those things that have to do with cycles. I’m aware of the moon and the sun and the whole lunar cycle. It’s been fun to embrace the natural world as part of the healing process.”
Elson Haas, M.D. is an
integrative medicine practitioner
with more than four decades of experience.
He’s the author of many books and
the Founder and Director of
Haas Health Online and the
Preventative Medical Center of Marin
in Northern California