COVID, Earth Day, and the Potential for Planetary Healing: A Conversation with Dr. Elson Haas

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Like nothing else in our lifetimes, the COVID pandemic—and our response to it—has revealed the truth about our environmental impact.

The shut-downs of our industries, commerce, traffic, and air travel are major challenges for many of us humans. For the rest of the Earth, it has been a blessing: cleaner air, cleaner water, and rapidly regenerating ecosystems.

It is almost as if, with the temporary cessation of our relentless activity, the entire planet is able to exhale a sigh of relief, and use this period to recharge and detoxify after a century of non-stop human activity.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is a good time to reflect on the truth that personal health and planetary health are intimately connected.

Join Holistic Primary Care’s editor Erik Goldman for an in-depth interview with renowned holistic physician and educator, Elson Haas, MD, looking at the global implications of the COVID crisis.

We’ll explore:

  • What ecologists are learning in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis
  • How we create a new and healthier “normal”
  • Why personal healing and planetary healing need to go together
  • 5G and the question of EMF pollution
  • How we can eliminate toxins from our homes and our communities
  • Food choices that optimize personal immune system resilience and planetary health


Elson Haas has been practicing integrative/alternative/holistic family medicine since 1973. He is the founder/director of Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, CA. He is also an author and teacher with 11 books in the areas of health, nutrition and detoxification, including Staying Healthy with the Seasons, The Detox Diet, Staying Healthy with Nutrition and Ultimate Immunity. As Dr. Sun—a doctor for the Earth—Elson has taught the principles of holistic health in schools and through a series of family educational products.

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