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July/August 2011

Natural OptionsTraditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Cancer Care

In China, where they practice Western and Eastern therapies for cancer, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plays an auxiliary but important role. It is employed to minimize the side effects of conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, assist in pain management and strengthen the immune system. It also aids in dealing with Read more…

Natural OptionsQualified Life Coaches Can Assist with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Often overlooked in the health care picture for individuals suffering from a life-threatening illness is the importance of stress management and a blueprint to assure present-moment happiness. A life-threatening illness diagnosis can be devastating. The patient and family are overwhelmed with the “what will happen” of the future or the Read more…

Natural OptionsCirculating Tumor Cell Test: A New Perspective in Monitoring Cancer

Over the past few decades, developments in the field of oncology have allowed physicians to detect cancer earlier, intervene sooner with more effective treatments, and to monitor cancer growth more efficiently. However, even with advancements in modern medicine, far too many individuals still suffer from cancer and live in fear Read more…

Natural OptionsVitamin D: Shedding Light on 30 Years of Research

Vitamin D is making news headlines as an underappreciated, readily available vitamin with big health boosting potential. Internationally recognized as the leading authority on Vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick has spent the last 30 years researching vitamin D and its role in bone, immune and nervous system function. He has Read more…

Desert HealthTaking The Waters

Jennifer DiFrancesco

The word “spa” comes from a small 14th century town known for curative, thermal mineral springs. From this location, the Latin phrase “sanitas per aquas” (health through water) originated. Treating the body through baths and water traveled from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire to the Renaissance era. By the Read more…

Natural OptionsSaccharomyces Boulardii: A Yeast You Don’t Want to Live Without!

Yeast has the reputation for causing infection, so the notion of taking a few billion a day to be healthy may be difficult to swallow. One yeast in particular, Saccharomyces boulardii, has an indisputable role in the health of the digestive tract in mammals. This yeast is considered a probiotic. Read more…

Desert HealthForward Looking Funders

Mentoring youth for success in life and career requires recognition of their talent and potential contribution to the community, as well as, investment in support systems to ensure success. When it comes to investing in young people’s pursuit of health careers, one local funder stands out. The Desert Healthcare District Read more…

Desert HealthTruths that Transform the World

Human beings are born with a longing to grow beyond ourselves, to penetrate and illuminate the mysterious depths of our own heart. Our desire to walk among the stars does not seem out of reach; the wish to be eternal goes with us everywhere. In more down-to-earth terms, if we Read more…