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Vitamin C for Confidence

As a health and lifestyle coach, I am constantly looking for ways to live a life that is revitalizing, energetic and in balance. There are so many different perspectives to consider, and each factor is as important as the other. On a daily basis, I am learning to do things Read more…

What’s on That Label, Egg-xactly?

Now that we are well into spring, that season in the desert which can seem all too fleeting, the public’s attention often turns to eggs. In the U.S. people buy close to 180 million eggs1 around Easter time for dyeing and hunting. Eggs, however, are an agricultural product that defies Read more…

Vegan Café Blooms in DHS

Stephanie Gray wasn’t always this fit. At 5’1” she once weighed 175 pounds, a stark comparison to her petite appearance today at 110. Two years ago, she dedicated herself to a healthier lifestyle through exercise and a variety of yo-yo diets that didn’t work. She finally shed the pounds through Read more…

The Next Generation of Healthy Fast Food

Three years ago, life on the go inspired Indio resident Michelle Steadman to create a healthy raw food bar for herself and her family. It wasn’t long before she, her husband Kevin, and son Logan were mass producing, packaging and selling their TRUElicious food bars to Whole Foods and other Read more…

Artichokes Have a Lot of Heart

This unique and exquisite flower offers a lot of healing properties. Did you know that an artichoke is a cluster of many budding small flowers that come together with many bracts (individual leaves)? They congregate to create an edible base that we call “the heart.” The leaves have a slightly Read more…

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally and Locally

Seasonal eating is en vogue. Between the coveted White House vegetable garden, numerous food-related books, and sustainable restaurant menus, our world is being re-educated on how eating locally grown, in-season foods is beneficial for the planet, your health, and your wallet. Historically, eating with the seasons was the only survival Read more…

Green Bean Salad

This is one of the easiest and tastiest, not to mention the most nutritious, salads you can make in a minute – well, maybe not literally a minute, but close to it. Once you blanch the beans and then shock them, it’s nearly done. Serves 4. What you’ll need: You’ll Read more…

Healing Broth

“Bone broth isn’t just broth, and it isn’t just soup. It’s concentrated healing.” — Kellyann Petrucci, ND When I first heard about bone broth, I was a little baffled. I did not understand how someone could drink bone broth on its own and say it makes a difference to his Read more…

Spinach, Barley and Lemon Soup

When you’re in the mood for a light, but heavy on flavor soup, chocked full of nutrients, try this recipe for Spinach Lemon Soup. I learned this one from a professional chef in New York City a few years back, and believe me, it stands the test of time. The Read more…

A Healthy Twist on Classic Fare

Across from the Polo Grounds in Indio is a new contemporary community called Trilogy at the Polo Club. The all-ages resort boasts an “active lifestyle” and offers a large community and separate lap pool, state-of-the art fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, bocce courts, and even a life-sized chess Read more…

Holiday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker has a lot to celebrate in her new cookbook Celebrations, a collection of tasty holiday recipes she’s reformulated for those who live the Paleo lifestyle. Walker’s story is an empowering example of taking control of your body and health through nutrition. In her Read more…