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Health & BeautyEasy Steps to Prettier Skin

As winter approaches, skin becomes cracked and dry from the warm summer days. Our bodies change with weather, and skin care regimens should be changed to boost complexion. Try these top 5 healthy approaches to transform your skin from dull to glowing in the winter… Wear sunscreen, even if you Read more…

Health & BeautyHealing Through Water

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After spending a relaxing week in Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean, we realized this tropical paradise contained a secret of life. And it may be found in the turquoise clear waters that surround this tranquil island. Locals will tell you that the sea can cure any ailment. In fact, the Read more…

Health & BeautyBerry Healthy

Pomegranate

Incorporating specific foods into your lifestyle has beneficial health properties. They also may enhance your skincare regimen. Ever wonder why the beauty products you use aren’t working? You may need to refocus on the foods you eat to keep your skin looking healthy and young. Berry Healthy (Vaccinium Macrocarpon–Cranberry) Cranberries Read more…

Health & BeautyNatural Luxury at the Spa Esmeralda The Perfect Gift for Mom (or You!)

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I am convinced that one of the greatest gifts you can give a loved one is the gift of time. Time to slow down, relax and let the body rejuvenate. As you think of that special something for your Mom for Mother’s Day, consider a spa treatment at one of Read more…

Health & BeautyKarina’s Beauty Rx

As we enter into summer, there is a noticeable change in our bodies and skin. You can maintain a healthy youthful look at home with easy beauty rituals. It’s not every day we have the opportunity to visit the spa or salon for a hair treatment or body scrub. You Read more…

Health & BeautyNon-Surgical Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation: Botulinum Toxin and Facial Fillers

The eyes are the natural focus point of a person’s face and convey a wide range of expressions. Naturally, we want our faces to communicate the same enthusiasm and energy that we are conveying verbally. Additionally, we all want to look and feel our best every day. Non-surgical procedures offer Read more…

Health & BeautyWhy Not Natural…When It’s Effective & Affordable?

AgeDefy Collection

A Desert Health® Review A healthy diet shows in your skin… fruits and vegetables literally nourish your body inside and out. So why don’t we pay more attention to the products we use on our skin? I’ve long wondered if natural skin care products are as effective as the much-hyped Read more…

Health & BeautyBreast Augmentation: Decisions for Surgeon and Patient

Dr. Mo Zakhireh

It’s an honor to take part in educating the residents of the Desert by contributing to Desert Health®. My name is Mo Zakhireh (zak-a-RI-ah) and I am a local board certified plastic surgeon in Palm Desert. I have been in the desert for seven years and was formerly on staff Read more…

Health & BeautyFat vs. Fillers for a More Youthful Look: Which is Better for You?

Fat vs Fillers

As we age, we lose facial volume. There is loss of bone and fat in and around the eyes, mouth, chin and temples. This volume loss results in brow and cheek drooping, and wrinkles around the mouth. The main injectible fillers used today are Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. Juvederm and Read more…

Health & BeautyBody Scrubs…Salt, Sugar or Anything in Between

“Massage or body scrub?” Chances are you’d select massage–it’s familiar, feels good and is known to stimulate circulation. Most of us have only a vague idea about scrubs as a beneficial and rejuvenating body treatment. Body scrubs have been around for ages. The Romans used olive oils to nourish and Read more…

Health & BeautyInspiration Begins at The Spa Esmeralda

A Desert Health® Review Living in the Desert, we tend to forget that we are surrounded by world-class resorts with award-winning services and amenities. Summer is an ideal time to take advantage of the special offers from these top notch properties. Such is the case with the Spa Esmeralda at Read more…

Health & BeautyHappiness: The Beauty Within

A book review by Nancy Laytham-Jorgensen Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Do you believe that happiness is something that just “happens” to you? That something good needs to happen to you, to make you happy? Dr. Martin Seligman’s book, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology, to Realize Your Potential Read more…

Health & BeautyNot Just Another Pretty Face…The Benefits of a Therapeutic Facial

I am not one to pamper myself often. I know that facials are an important cleansing process for the skin, but I tend to spend my time and resources on therapies that improve overall health and well-being. That is why Diana’s “therapeutic skin care” caught my eye. Diana Hurt is Read more…

Health & BeautyA Trip to Morocco…Just Up the Road!

El Morocco Inn and Spa

A Review by Lauren Del Sarto When my husband and I travel abroad, we enjoy the B&B experience. We appreciate local décor, true to the culture, with exquisite detail and a proprietor that makes you feel at home. But lately, traveling abroad has given way to the economy and busy Read more…

Health & BeautyGrocery Shopping Tips

Don’t let grocery shopping get you down. By coming to the store prepared, you are more likely to have a successful trip. Use the tips below to help jump-start your next grocery run: Stick to the outer parameters of the store. This is where fresh foods like veggies, fruits, and Read more…

Health & BeautyTasty Topics for Heart Health

How many times in your life have you stopped, looked at the life choices you were making and thought, “I need to do better.” Maybe you thought you should change your diet, exercise more, stop smoking, or be more careful about blood pressure or cholesterol. You had the best intentions, Read more…