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March/April 2012

Through the GenerationsMy 95 Year Old Grandfather Loves Eating Fats

My grandfather, Sam Katz of Rancho Mirage, is 95 and lives a happy healthy life. He travels and maintains a busy, active lifestyle. He battled high cholesterol in the past, but learned that eating good fats could actually help his condition. Through re-creating his diet, he has managed to live Read more…

FitnessBodyweight Cardio

Let’s face it. If you want to get lean, or get “in shape”, you need to do cardio. The problem? Number one–it’s boring. Number two–It can hammer the joints. Running one mile is equal to 1500 plyometric reps… or hopping 750 times on each leg. Would you ever prescribe that Read more…

FitnessKeep Your Game On Course

There are now an estimated 23 million golfers in the U.S . alone. With a growth in sport popularity, and most golfers’ strong drive to improve, golf-related injuries are on the rise. Close to 60 percent of golfers experience sport-specific injuries every year. And whether the golfer is a professional Read more…

Through the GenerationsFit Kids, Healthy Minds, Happy Family

We hear time and time again about the frighteningly high rate of child obesity in the United States. And it continues to rise. Research now shows that unless we take serious measures and precautions, our children will the first generation to die younger than their parents. According to the Centers Read more…

Through the GenerationsNew Health Programs Now Available For Teachers, Students & Parents

Directors of the Desert Healthcare District approved two grants to the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) and Cielo Vista Charter School (CVCS) for nutrition and fitness programs designed to encourage parent involvement and spur healthier lifestyles for nearly 3,000 Valley students. The District awarded $803,626 to PSUSD to fund Read more…

Through the GenerationsExploring Careers in Nutrition Sciences

At the recent Clinton health conference, Dr. Mark Hyman reminded the audience that the food that’s making us fat is also making us ill. In response to this statement and to local workforce data, CVEP’s Health Industry Council has developed a strategy to prioritize awareness of careers in nutrition, and Read more…

Fresh CuisineBaked Brie & Apple-Pear Chutney Appetizer

From Growers Market & Kitchen Creations This delectable treat is easy to make and will impress your guests Unwrap a 4” wheel of brie cheese Cut an 8” square from 1 puff pastry sheet Place 4 Tbs Kitchen Creations fresh Apple-Pear chutney in center of pastry Sprinkle with slivered almonds Read more…

Desert HealthIt’s City vs. City in the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge:
Join the Team!

The Coachella Valley Health Collaborative kicked off its 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge at a nutritious breakfast event at Eisenhower Medical Center on January 11. Almost 1,000 Coachella Valley residents have already participated in the collaborative’s previous challenges and more than 1,500 people are expected to participate this year. Representing their Read more…

Natural OptionsCleanse Your Colon for a Fresh Start to Spring!

Spring symbolizes rebirth and change. As we reflect on new beginnings, we are motivated to restore and refresh our own lives. Spring cleaning around the house or garage creates a sense of satisfaction, and a fresh start to the new season. Similarly, a colon hydrotherapy cleanse gives our bodies a Read more…