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July/August 2014

Integrated PracticesYou Are Not Your Chronic Pain

It is estimated that 30%, or 116 million, Americans are living with chronic pain, an active long-term pain syndrome that can commence after an illness, surgery, or from an unknown etiology. No matter how it begins it can wreak havoc on mind, body, and spirit.  Chronic pain is associated with Read more…

Through the GenerationsPreparing Your Body Before Baby

Preparing your body for pregnancy is ideal for any individual deciding to become a parent. In today’s world we are exposed to more chemicals than ever before; our food lacks the nutritional value it once had; and many, many more individuals complain of hormone imbalances. And these common factors have Read more…

Through the GenerationsShould Children Take Probiotics?

Awareness surrounding the use and benefits of probiotics has exploded in recent years. If people aren’t seeking an oral probiotic at their local health foods store, they are reading the back of yogurt labels in search of active cultures.  Further, fermented foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchi (kimchee) have Read more…

Through the GenerationsHow Does Your Garden Grow?

Kids and teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Indio are learning about gardening and nutrition through hands-on experience.   Last summer, they worked with Marriott International and the University of California Cooperative Extension to build raised garden boxes which they filled with seedlings. This year, they expanded their Read more…

Through the GenerationsWrite For You

The desire to write can emerge in any phase of life, and it deepens as the years advance. As the decision to write is made and the process evolves, memories become a catharsis of remembrance and feelings. The experience is wonderful and expanding. Writing is a powerful tool for self-discovery Read more…

Health & BeautyGluten-Free with Tiffany

Embarking on a gluten-free lifestyle has been one of the most controversial topics of the last few years. Supporters of gluten-free diets point to studies that show by limiting gluten consumption, one can improve mental clarity and digestion, and reduce inflammation; and not just those diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  Gluten Read more…

Health & BeautyCreating a Desert Wellness Staycation

Creating a Desert Wellness Staycation Many of us take an exotic trip or adventure in the summer, only to return more exhausted than when we left, due to the stress and myriad of surprises that go along with out-of-town travel. Limited time and money, or merely the wish to simplify, Read more…

FitnessGet Up and Move, America!

For many Americans sitting is a way of life. 86% of us have desk jobs, and if you add to that the hours spent watching television, reading, playing board games and surfing the internet, it’s no wonder we suffer from back pain, low energy and increased weight gain.  When we Read more…

FitnessRenew, Restore, Revive

What is your ideal approach to relaxing and unwinding from your day? While each of us may have numerous approaches to relaxing, one technique to winding down is a healthy restorative yoga class.  Allow me to introduce to you true bliss.  Restorative yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional Read more…

Financial HealthMedicare Instead of Group Coverage

For a variety of personal reasons, some of us continue to work after age 65. And when you do, you might delay taking your Social Security retirement benefits. You might mistakenly believe this means you cannot enroll in Medicare as well. Or, you might decide to keep your group health Read more…

Financial HealthTalking With Family About Your Estate Plans

In many families, finances and estate talk are taboo. Other families laugh and make jokes like, “Well, guess who just lost their inheritance!” No matter what kinds of family dynamics exist in your life, talking about what will happen after a person dies can be a painful and scary discussion, Read more…