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July/August 2012

Natural OptionsArthritis and Essential Oils

Over 100 forms of arthritis have been identified, and one in five (22%) of all adults in the United States report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 50% of people over age 65 are currently being treated for arthritis–a staggering statistic. At the core of any natural treatment for arthritis is reduction of Read more…

Financial HealthLife Expectancy and Social Security: Extreme Longevity Maximizes Benefits

Most people tend to underestimate their life expectancy. Thinking you might live to a very old age may lead to better planning. Life expectancy is a critical element in Social Security planning. Because benefits continue for life, the total amount you stand to receive over your lifetime hinges on how Read more…

Fresh CuisineGourmet Vegetarian Served Up at Solano’s

Solanos Wellington

Solano’s Bistro used to be in a small space in La Quinta. Locals raved about their fresh cuisine, but size made getting a reservation difficult. This year, Solano’s moved to a new location in Old Town that is three times larger, yet it maintains the same charming look and feel. 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…

Through the GenerationsKids Can Be Taught Healthy Habits

Haleys favorites are bell peppers

I stopped in for lunch the other day at Souplantation in La Quinta. As I browsed and collected from the ‘55 feet of farm fresh fare,’ I overheard a Mom behind me ask her little girl if she wanted broccoli and then cucumber and then spinach. The answer to each Read more…

Through the GenerationsTraining Youth Athletes “The Formula For Success”

Kaelyn Brock

Parents and coaches come to me frequently asking, “What is the appropriate age for kids to start lifting weights?” I always answer–when they are mentally, emotionally and physically mature enough, that is when they should start. I’ve had boys and girls as young as 11 years old start to lift Read more…

Through the GenerationsSummer Reading with Kids A Great Gift to Share

School is out for the summer and children are eager to expend their energy.  While there may be many summer programs available in the desert, they may not suit your schedule or may exceed your budget.  As a mother of two energetic and gregarious girls, I’ve created an exciting reading Read more…

Through the GenerationsFifth-Graders Play Role in JFK Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Disaster Drill

JFK Disaster Drill

On May 22nd on the campus of Dr. Carreon Academy, the scenario was a toxic chemical spill. On May 23rd, students and teachers survived a campus bomb threat. These two mock scenarios were the basis of JFK Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Disaster Drill as part of a Career Explorations Program. Co-sponsored Read more…

Through the GenerationsHow to Prepare for the Loss of a Loved One…A Daughter’s Perspective

prepare for loss

My mother recently passed away at the age of 87. She started putting her affairs in order when she was 63. She was a wonderful woman for many reasons, and since her passing I’ve become aware of how fortunate we were to be able to “be present with her” during Read more…

FitnessWhy Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

Finding Ultra

Just the other day I was having dinner with an old swimming buddy of mine, Mark Henderson, a former world record holder and Olympic Gold Medalist at the Atlanta Games. In other words, a phenomenal athlete. Sure, we talked about swimming. Then our conversation turned (quite unexpectedly) to yoga. Mark Read more…

FitnessValley Athletes Compete in the ITU World Triathlon Series

Jim Scott

This past May, the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) World Triathlon Series was held in San Diego. Elite athletes from all over the world competed for international standings, and the final seats on the USA Olympic Team were awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The competition was intense and Read more…

FitnessHow Can Life Coaching Improve Fitness?

Life Coaching is a fairly new and rapidly growing industry. According to a recent article in USA Today, there are now over 10,000 certified life coaches nationally with programs designed for personal, business, diet, health and fitness. How does Life Coaching Work?  Life Coaching differs from traditional psychological counseling because Read more…

Desert HealthTreatment Options for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a chronic disorder that gradually progresses over time. According to a study by the American College of Rheumatology, 70% of the population over the age of 70 show x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis. In the knee, the symptoms of osteoarthritis may Read more…

Desert HealthDesert Oasis Healthcare Takes on the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Rosalina Navarro

Implementing a company-wide wellness campaign is no easy task, but Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) has taken on the Coachella Valley Health Collaborative’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge and employees are reaping the rewards. “DOHC employees were eager for the Challenge to begin so they could start logging step counts and their physical Read more…