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Encore Episode: The Stimulation-Sedation Syndrome

Summary: Many of us are caught up in a vicious cycle of stimulation with caffeine and sugar and sedation with drugs and alcohol. How can it be broken?
Air Date: 9/18/19
Duration: 25:51
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Elson Haas, MD
ElsonHaasMDElson Haas, MD, has been an integrative family physician since 1973 and is founder/director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California.

During more than 40 years of medical practice Dr. Haas has authored 11 books on health, nutrition, and detoxification, including Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The Detox Diet, The False Fat Diet, Ultimate Immunity, and the classic, Staying Healthy with the Seasons. His most recent book is Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine – Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western approaches for Optimal Health.

Teaching young children how to Stay Healthy is another of Elson’s passions. You can learn for about the fun educational products he has created at SeasonsStudios.com.


  • Book Title: NEW Medicine – Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western approaches for Optimal Health
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/ElsonHaasMD
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ElsonHaasMD
Encore Episode: The Stimulation-Sedation Syndrome
More than 80% of the patients Dr. Elson Haas treats are using caffeine and sugar as energy stimulants in the day and/or alcohol and other substances at night to calm and rest.

When we don’t do that in balance, we disrupt our natural energy flow and get into a vicious cycle of needing to stimulate our body every day, to whip it into action, and then slow it down in the evening.

Dr. Haas has named this the Stimulation-Sedation Cycle.

Listen as he joins Dr. Bond to discuss the long-term health hazards that can happen if we keep stimulating and sedating ourselves in this manner, as well as simple steps to overcome this vicious cycle.