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January/February 2020

Integrative MedicineLean is the New Fit

With 70 percent of Americans being overweight or obese, most people have excess body fat. Being lean means having low body fat, and many of us with this healthier state are often accused of being underweight. What makes us have excess fat? This is commonly misunderstood. Our genes play a Read more…

Integrative MedicineDietary Approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease

Editor’s note: The connection between Alzheimer’s and nutrition has been covered often in Desert Health, but as the topic is both new and important, we will continue to publish editorials by a variety of practitioners. Previous articles can be found at here. The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are highly concerning. Read more…

Integrative MedicineI Forgot My Oxygen Mask

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

As I write this column, I’m sick at home. It is a rare day that I don’t push through and go to work, but as I continued to chill and sweat through the night, I knew I had to cancel my clinic day and just stay in bed.  This doesn’t Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Opposing Forces of Music and Silence

It was a quaint little restaurant on a balmy desert night – just the two of them, she a writer, he a musician, together conversing in a syncopated rhythm of their own making. Their wine glasses clink and he proposes a toast, “hip-hip, chin-chin.”  They laugh at the funny Italian Read more…

Through the GenerationsEstablishing a Personal Practice

It’s that time of year when many people review and plan how to create optimal health in their daily lives. My question is, “Do you have a personal practice or routine that serves and supports you?” Having come from a sports science and fitness background, I came across many people Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Joys of Weight Loss Hypnosis

I know firsthand that weight loss hypnosis works. Twenty-five years ago, I lugged around 260 pounds. Thanks to hypnosis, healthy eating and exercise, I ditched 120 pounds and have kept it off for twenty-four years. As we are in the midst of a global obesity pandemic, I am more passionate Read more…

Through the GenerationsSoul-full Solutions for Time Well Spent

Time…We can’t stop the clock, but if we recognize that a moment passed is a moment gone forever, we might want to make different choices about how we spend it.  Money, a good name, and even health can be regained, but a tick of the clock can never be retrieved. Read more…

Through the GenerationsHow Can I Help When I Don’t Know What To Do?

Shay’s Story

You just got off the phone and are in shock that your friend has cancer. You are the best friend, spouse, parent, volunteer…everyone’s cheerleader.  How this could happen? The New Year is here and everyone is supposed to be happy and celebrating – not talking cancer! You feel helpless. Like Read more…

Financial HealthThe Bucket List

Ringing in the New Year always sparks reflection on a new beginning and enthusiastic goals for the year ahead. Whether it be personal growth, must do experiences, or starting a new way of eating, we plan by jotting it down on paper, making a visual board, or telling someone our Read more…

RecipesEggnest Noodles

Gluten Free with Tiffany

If you are looking for a new inspiration this year to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, consider investing under $40 in a kitchen tool called a “spiralizer.” A spiralizer can make long ribbon shapes from a variety of vegetables that can be cooked or eaten raw. These noodle-like vegetable Read more…

Fresh CuisineNew Year Healing with Ginger

The winter season, when many suffer from common illnesses, is here, so I want to share something to keep your inner and outer fire burning to keep you happy, healthy and full of vitality through these next few months.  In Ayurvedic medicine, agni (Samskrit for fire) is the entity responsible Read more…

Fresh CuisineCountryside Comfort at French Rotisserie Café

Fabienne Struelle and Luis Fuentes moved to the desert to retire, but it wasn’t long before they decided to do something new. Led by her love of cooking cultural cuisine and his passion for wines, they chose to follow their hearts and open what has quickly become a favorite neighborhood Read more…

FitnessJump into Health

There are multitudes of ways to exercise nowadays. New innovations appear in our local fitness facilities to keep us entertained while keeping us healthy, yet we often revert back to the time-honored ways of exercising and workouts of the past become current trends once again.  The trampoline, otherwise known as Read more…

FitnessThe Growth of Chinese Medicine in Sports

acupuncture

When it comes to competition, both professional and amateur athletes are always looking to gain an edge on their opponents. While strength, conditioning and core training are still essential in the daily regimen, recovery and injury prevention is now a primary focus. Over training can often lead to injury, and Read more…

Desert EventsLunch and Learn for Wellness Professionals

Mariel Hemingway is not only an iconic Academy Award nominated actor from a celebrated family; she is a prolific author, adventurist, eco activist, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate, documentary producer, entrepreneur and speaker on mind-body-spirit optimization and purposeful living. On February 1, Hemingway will be joined by her life Read more…

Desert EventsWellness Week at the Polo Club

Trilogy® at the Polo Club, one of the Coachella Valley’s fastest growing resort communities, is opening their doors and inviting all to attend Wellness Week January 14-18 presented by Desert Health®.  The active lifestyle community whose tagline is Live Happier® is located off Avenue 52 (at Monroe) across from the Read more…

Desert EventsValley Achievers Honored by WLF

Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley announces its 8th Annual Women Who Rule Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, January 24, at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. The highly anticipated event will honor the Coachella Valley’s most inspiring achievers, while benefiting the Women Leaders Forum’s Read more…

Desert EventsMake a Day of It!

Mark your calendars Saturday, February 22, for the 13th anniversary of the Desert Woman’s Show and the Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival taking place at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Desert. Attended by thousands, the Desert Woman’s Show will offer dynamic daily fashion shows by Pete Carlson’s Read more…