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July/August 2021

InspirationOur New Way of Thinking

Anything is Possible

Doesn’t it seem that many are in transition right now? Friends are changing jobs or starting new careers, others are taking sabbaticals and time to figure out their next steps, neighbors are selling homes and moving away, and businesses are reinventing the way to work. The new normal is looking Read more…

InspirationHandling Pressure in Competition and Life

Never Give Up

Everyone experiences pressure in life. Sometimes it comes from outside influences, and other times from within. Pressure can be a motivator as well as an obstacle in achieving our goals. Sometimes we handle it well, and other times it breaks us.  For competitive athletes, pressure comes with the territory, and Read more…

Publisher’s NoteLive Your Imagination

One weekend in May, I got a strong desire to go camping, to simply “check out,” live in the moment and spend time appreciating nature. But it was Thursday, and we couldn’t find an open site. Noticing my sulking shoulders, my husband proposed, “Why don’t we just camp here?” The Read more…

Medical NewsHeading Back Home

Janet Zappala

Born and raised in LA, I’ve decided it’s time to head home. So, how do I say goodbye to the people and place that has brought me so much joy and satisfaction? A place that stands alone in its natural beauty and serenity. A place where the people have treated Read more…

Medical NewsHow You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Over the years of partnering with patients on brain health and the prevention of dementia, I have seen amazing restoration of health and brain clarity. Through lifestyle changes and dedication to addressing whole-system health, it is possible to stop brain decline and continue active engagement in life. It has been Read more…

Medical NewsEisenhower Delivers Circle of Life

Last month, Eisenhower Health welcomed a new addition, the Eisenhower Family Birth Center. The new bundle of joy has been in the works for several years and is the pride of the hospital, which closed its previous birthing center almost two decades ago. The decision to add the department was Read more…

Medical NewsA Groovy Solution for Cavity Prevention

We all know that brushing and flossing are essential to keep our teeth clean and healthy, but some areas are more difficult to reach, particularly the deep grooves of molar teeth. Here, bacteria can hide and cause cavities to form, even if we brush thoroughly. Tooth sealants are a great Read more…

Medical NewsThe Nonchalance of Common Rights

mentoring the future

As a teacher of multicultural English literature in a high school California Partnership Academy, we explore topics relative to mental health, public safety and current events, including health care and social justice. In the past year, notwithstanding the pandemic, civil rights were an inescapable topic of discussion for my sophomore Read more…

Medical NewsDiagnostic Dreams and Your Health

What do dreams, drawings and Dr. Oz have in common? The short answer is health. The longer answer is health, healing, the diagnosis of life-threatening illnesses, research by Drs. Larry Burk and Bernie Siegel, and the Dr. Oz Show: The Sixth Sense — Shocking Premonitions (Jan. 28, 2017) about lifesaving Read more…

Medical NewsStudies Support Tips for Reducing Dementia Risks

The release of the 2020 report of The Lancet Commission published findings suggesting “untreated hearing loss in midlife as the largest modifiable risk factor” for dementia prevention, intervention and care.1 According to Denis Hampton, PhD, approximately 50 million people worldwide live with dementia. The Lancet Commission research team has projected Read more…

Medical News“Help! The Room is Spinning!”

You’re feeling dizzy. Do quick movements of your head or bending over increase your dizziness? How about looking up? Does turning over or getting in and out of bed cause things to spin more? According to a standardized test known as the Dizziness Handicap Inventory, answering yes to some or Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Benefits of Tai Chi at Any Age

Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced by millions of people across the globe for centuries. Tai chi, at its most basic, is a set of movements based on martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine, which are memorized and practiced slowly and with intention. This “meditation in motion” deliberately focuses both Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Free and Easy Wanderer

Wouldn’t it be nice to glide through life without a care in the world like a free and easy wanderer? It is certainly a nice dream, but not reality for most of us. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we have a famous herbal formula called Xiao Yao San, which means Read more…

Natural OptionsResilient Re-Entry: How to Build an Extraordinary Next Chapter

Most of us are feeling some level of trepidation as the world begins to open after a year of pandemic isolation. The information about what’s safe changes daily, and we don’t yet have information about the need for a booster or exactly how protected we are from reinfection. Our mental Read more…

Natural OptionsSelf-Love and Approval

Over the years, research has shown us that those who struggle with self-love or self-approval have usually experienced some form of struggle in their childhood, which in return has impacted their self-trust, self-worth, and even self-motivation. This experience is not necessarily from abuse; it could have been neglect or lack Read more…

Integrative MedicineFDA Controversy Over NAC Supplement

Cysteine is an amino acid your body uses to create collagen, the major type of protein in connective tissue. Besides building your hair, skin and nails, cysteine helps convert glucose to energy and is a component of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Cysteine is classified as “conditionally essential,” meaning your cells Read more…

Integrative MedicineThe End of Alzheimer’s Program

End of Alzheimer's Book

The 2017 book The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen, MD caused a sensation.  For the first time, there was scientific documentation on a wide scale of the reversal of cognitive decline using lifestyle factors. Bredesen, a research professor of neurology at UCLA and founder of the Buck Institute for Read more…

Integrative MedicineOutdoor Adventure Life Preservers

On May 22 of this year, in the Gansu province of China, 21 ultra-marathoners got caught in a freak storm that took many by surprise.  These runners, who were at the top of their field, were pelted with rain and hail and experienced freezing temperatures while being swept up and Read more…

Integrative MedicineScared of Carbs?

Carbohydrates have received such a bad reputation for health and weight loss, but is it all warranted?   I think it is easy to get caught up in the latest health and weight-loss trends, and because they all seem to contradict one another, it is common to ultimately end up Read more…

Integrative MedicineThe Powerful Benefits of NAD+

Youthfulness and longevity is the ultimate health goal, right? It’s no wonder anti-aging supplements and products are popping up everywhere. We all strive to feel and look amazing, but many of these marketed products aren’t backed by scientific research and can potentially be a waste of money. One product that Read more…