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March/April 2017

Integrated PracticesShingles: How Can We Help Our Bodies Heal Naturally?

Shingles, also known as the herpes zoster, is a painful viral disease that causes skin rash and blisters appearing only on one side of the body along the peripheral nerve in a type of stripe. The outbreak is very painful, and the goal is to clear the condition quickly – Read more…

Integrated PracticesDo What You Can

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Whether it is because of the number of tasks on my to-do list, or the complexity of a situation, I sometimes find myself feeling frozen because of the multitude of things to do. Because of my work in health education, I am frequently explaining how Read more…

Integrated PracticesCaring for the Caregiver

Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. A new case of Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed every 66 seconds. By mid-century, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million. Between 2000 and 2013, deaths resulting from Read more…

Integrated PracticesDrinking Water is Healthy….Right?

The human body is approximately 70-80% water. Water is the basis of who you are and how healthy you are. Your cells are composed of water, and that water is what the body uses to wash itself internally. We all know that drinking water is healthy, but this statement can Read more…

Integrated PracticesMaximizing Muscle Movement

When we strive for peak performance or simply want to help combat the aging effects, muscle maintenance is one area of fitness that needs attention. However, there is more to it than just strengthening sessions and increasing weights at the gym. Communication between your brain and your muscles is an Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Next Generation of Healthy Fast Food

Three years ago, life on the go inspired Indio resident Michelle Steadman to create a healthy raw food bar for herself and her family. It wasn’t long before she, her husband Kevin, and son Logan were mass producing, packaging and selling their TRUElicious food bars to Whole Foods and other Read more…

Fresh CuisineArtichokes Have a Lot of Heart

This unique and exquisite flower offers a lot of healing properties. Did you know that an artichoke is a cluster of many budding small flowers that come together with many bracts (individual leaves)? They congregate to create an edible base that we call “the heart.” The leaves have a slightly Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Benefits of Eating Seasonally and Locally

Seasonal eating is en vogue. Between the coveted White House vegetable garden, numerous food-related books, and sustainable restaurant menus, our world is being re-educated on how eating locally grown, in-season foods is beneficial for the planet, your health, and your wallet. Historically, eating with the seasons was the only survival Read more…

Fresh CuisineGreen Bean Salad

This is one of the easiest and tastiest, not to mention the most nutritious, salads you can make in a minute – well, maybe not literally a minute, but close to it. Once you blanch the beans and then shock them, it’s nearly done. Serves 4. What you’ll need: You’ll Read more…

Financial HealthWorried About Retirement?

Concerned about having enough money saved for retirement? Here’s a simple solution: work just a few years longer. By accumulating more savings and shortening your withdrawal period, you’ll reduce the lump sum needed to generate the necessary income at retirement. In a report titled “Retirement Age and the Need for Read more…

Through the GenerationsIdentifying and Treating Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is defined as a variable mood, anxiety, and feelings of despair and deep sadness that occur in a new mother from several days to several months after childbirth. PPD can last for months, or longer, and if untreated can affect the way a mother is able to Read more…

Through the Generations15 Fun Self-Care Ideas for Daily Living

The key to finding time and balance is to incorporate self-care into what we are already doing. Here are a few discoveries to get you started. 1. In the kitchen, squat for anything lower than the counter top (strengthens pelvic floor muscles for men and women, improves bladder control, and Read more…

Through the GenerationsVibration and Healing

Shay Moraga’s combat with the big C is being chronicled in Desert Health, and is a valuable contribution. Her cancer is now in remission, which is glorious news after all she has suffered. Her battle has been challenging. In addition to medical intervention, she prevailed with her courage, persistence, her Read more…

Through the GenerationsIs It Retirement or Retiremental?

The golden years: sailing off into the sunset with a great love, enjoying every minute of life’s treasures… We all wish life was like that. We plan for a time when we have enough income, fortitude, and good health to enter the last stage of life with a sense of Read more…

FitnessThe Role of Exercise in Modern Life

Many of us have taken steps to become a healthier, stronger version of ourselves this New Year by becoming more physically active. Some of us hit the weights, the yoga mat, the spin bike or the side walk, all of which are excellent options for getting in shape. For many Read more…

Desert EventsTrilogy’s 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to support the 9th Annual Trilogy Health and Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 25. This free event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to the public. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer Read more…