Elson Haas M.D. and the Master Cleanse




Elson Haas, MD, is an authority on detoxification, nutrition and health and strongly recommends the Master Cleanse.

“The Master Cleanser is a valuable healing tool when used in the right ways. I have worked with thousands of people in overseeing their detoxification programs. Peter Glickman’s book is a useful guide filled with anecdotes, experience and guidance for those wanting to learn more about cleansing.”

Dr. Haas has practiced medicine for more than 25 years, is the Medical Director for Preventive Medical Center of Marin in California and is the author of:

  • Staying Healthy with the Seasons
  • Staying Healthy with Nutrition
  • The Detox Diet
  • The Staying Healthy Shopper’s Guide
  • Vitamins for Dummies
  • A Cookbook for All Seasons
  • The False Fat Diet

In his book, The New Detox Diet, he says the Master Cleanse is his favorite fast. (p. 61)

“I believe in and consider the cleansing/fasting/detoxification process… to be the missing link in Western nutrition and a key to the health and vitality of our civilization. In over 25 years of medical practice, I have utilized extensively, various detox and healing/rejuvenation practices…. I truly believe that cleansing and detoxification… is virtually one of the most powerful healing therapies (real healing of ailments and not just suppression of symptoms) I have witnessed…. Its effects offer re-balance for the body/mind and are preventive for many health problems.” (from “The Purification Process: Healing for Modern Times” by Elson Haas, MD)

He’s also said, “Overall, after 35 years of medical practice, I have to say that the fasting/cleansing/detoxification process is the greatest and most effective healing tool I have found. It is an important component for the prevention of degenerative diseases and a key to transformational and evolutionary medicine and healing.” (from “Spring Cleansing” by Elson Haas, MD)