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Being Your Own Best Doctor

June 22 - 24, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Hippocrates proclaimed, “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work.” As a lifestyle-focused and preventive medicine physician, Elson Haas, MD encourages his patients to find that inner source of healing and looks to inspire us all to protect our health, honor our bodies, and discover that our health is mostly a result of how we live, and is much more in our own hands than we realize.

During this retreat you’ll learn:

  • How to become proactive in your own health care on a daily basis
  • The real causes of disease and the nature of healing
  • How to create your best, individualized diet
  • Strategies for preventing diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases
  • How to address common ailments, including allergies, fatigue and insomnia, intestinal issues, osteoporosis, inflammation and more

During this intensive, Dr. Haas will explore the integration of Natural, Eastern and Western approaches to health. He’ll share how to keep your life in balance with his Five Keys to Staying Healthy, including practical, proven methods, insights, exercises, and meditations.

There will be ample time to explore your personal concerns, so you can set a course for your own healing journey in a supportive and safe space guided by one of the pioneers of Integrative Medicine. Attendees will leave inspired with their own unique program for improving their health toward high vitality and purpose.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Elson Haas

    Dr. Elson Haas is an integrative family physician with more than 40 years of experience in patient care. A pioneer in NEW Medicine, he is the founder-director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin, which was recently voted Best Holistic Clinic in Marin and Dr. Haas as Best Holistic Practitioner. He has developed an integrative approach to healing that incorporates Natural, Eastern, and Western medical approaches, or what he calls “NEW Medicine.” This combination of integrative, holistic, and functional medicine is designed to restore proper body physiology and support the healing process.

    Dr. Haas is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The Detox Diet, The False Fat Diet, Ultimate Immunity and most recently, Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine.

    He has written and produced health information and offered courses for adults and children for more than 35 years, published 11 books, and lectured as a health professor.

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  • Why Attend
    • Connect with your core health potential

    • Create a personal health plan with specific diet

    • Align with the right lifestyle for you to enhance and maintain health

    • Discover the strengths and weaknesses of Natural, Eastern, and Western systems, and how to integrate them

    • Approaches for healthy detoxification, and why a seasonal approach to healing and eating matters.<br /> <br />

  • Things to Know

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

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    What to Wear

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    Recommended Reading

    None required.

    Special Interest To

    Anyone interested in improving their health

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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