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January/February 2017

Natural OptionsHave You Had Your Pap?

January is cervical cancer awareness month, and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition encourages women to make a New Year’s resolution to have a Pap test. Over 11,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and 4,000 will die from the disease. This is tragic, Read more…

Integrated PracticesFunctional Medicine’s Role in Health Academies

Five exabytes of data were created between the birth of the world and 2003. In 2013, statistics show us that 5 exabytes of content are created every day. To put this into perspective, 5 exabytes of data is the equivalent of all the words ever spoken by mankind. The way Read more…

Integrated PracticesGiving Cancer Patients a Voice

What if you could share your experience of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer–including the emotions you felt and how you coped–and that sharing could contribute to research that will improve the lives of others? Well, you can, through a valuable online resource called the Cancer Experience Registry. As Read more…

Integrated PracticesLife: Adaptation vs. Balance

Often we use the word “balance” to describe the illusive horizon of a happy, healthy life. When our priorities are out of order, or we are feeling drained of energy, we think, “I need more balance,” or “My life is out of balance.” I propose that balance may not be Read more…

Integrated PracticesYoga For the Rest of Us

In an ocean of choices, yoga is no exception, and for so many it can also be an ocean of confusion. The media has done a fantastic job of portraying yoga as a practice for a certain person: typically a young, white female, who is lithe, wearing a fabulous two-piece Read more…

Health & BeautyBright Eyes: More Than a Fresh Look

Interpersonal communication is such an important part of life. And we are naturally drawn to people’s eyes as the focal point. The eyes provide visual and emotional cues and other non-verbal information and are vital in communication. Thus, we naturally want our eyes to look and feel their best. Cosmetic Read more…

Through the GenerationsChoosing the Best Supplemental Baby Formula

We can all agree: Breast is Best! There is no formula substitute that will ever compete with the health benefits provided by breast milk. From dehydration to enhancing immune boosting properties for a sick infant, a mother’s breast milk is able to adjust its nutritional components to reflect the immediate Read more…

Through the GenerationsResolutions: Rewire Your Brain

The New Year is often accompanied by aspirations of self-improvement. For some that means making better nutrition choices and for others that means getting into shape, moving more – fitness. An oft heard expression involves how long these changes might last before we revert back to the same old – Read more…

Financial HealthDivorce: Don’t Go It Alone

Divorce is a time of many changes and is seldom easy for anyone involved. Still, certain steps you can take now may make the process less stressful and help simplify your life when the divorce is finalized. First things first – assembling a strong, experienced team of confidential professional and Read more…

Through the Generations‘A Matter of Balance’ Is Making a Difference

In the Coachella Valley, approximately 23,575 local seniors fell once or more in a three-month period according to a recent survey by HARC. In California, 25% of older adults who fall and break a hip die within one year, and falls among older adults are the most common cause of Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealing 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…

Fresh CuisineSpinach, 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…

Fresh CuisineA 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…

FitnessIt’s Time to Play!

When was the last time you tried something new just for the fun of it? As we age, busy schedules – and often apprehension – can keep us from exploring new horizons and trying things a little out of our comfort zone. Such is the case with the latest craze Read more…

FitnessWhy Do Athletes Use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming widely popular in today’s athletic world. Many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes are utilizing the therapy to aid in faster recovery time and overall athletic performance. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved medical treatment that Read more…

FitnessShoulder Impingement: A Common Problem for Golfers

Shoulder injuries are very common with golfers because of overuse during the swing. This is due largely in part to poor mechanics, restricted motion due to muscle imbalances, and/or inflammation. In golf, which many do not consider an overhead sport, 30% of your swing is spent vertically elevated above 90 Read more…

Desert EventsFighting Alzheimer’s Every Step of the Way

“Alzheimer’s is relentless, and so are we,” said Anne Gimbel, Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley Regional Director. “The disease is growing at an alarming rate and affects not only those diagnosed, but countless spouses, children, parents, family members and friends. New research from the state of California indicates that one person Read more…

Desert EventsDesert Woman’s Show Celebrates 10 Years!

The Desert Woman’s Show is celebrating its 10th fabulous anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees, the expo will shine the spotlight on women’s issues offering stimulating seminars Read more…

Desert EventsFifth Annual Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) is proud to announce the 5th Annual “Women Who Rule” Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. Four incredible women serving the Coachella Valley and beyond will be honored for their extraordinary community leadership, philanthropy, commitment to Read more…

Desert EventsHeroes in Recovery to Host Sixth Annual 6K Event

Heroes in Recovery, a national movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, is returning to Palm Springs for their sixth annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “Heroes,” but Read more…