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May/June 2015

Detoxification Genomics

Many of the exciting new discoveries in functional medicine involve the science of genomics.  Gene mutations, also referred to as SNPs, can predispose you to conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, neurodegenerative disease, cancer, chemical sensitivities and many more diseases.  Detoxification is a word Read more…

Integrated PracticesMusic & Movement Therapy for Autism

Autism now affects as many as 1 in 68 children and adults.1 Those diagnosed may have a wide range of developmental delays, as well as difficulties with communication, motor and language skills, and certain repetitive behaviors that limit their social interactions.2 There are many theories on which therapies best help Read more…

Integrated PracticesInsomnia Relief May Start with Brain Chemistry

More than 60 million Americans report that they have experienced some form of insomnia in the past year, and sleepless nights are responsible for a little over 250 million lost days of productivity annually. In seeking solutions to this widespread problem, science has recently shifted its focus toward brain chemistry. Read more…

Integrated PracticesDietary Trends

Do you feel confused by all the latest dietary trends? Although there seem to be hundreds of ways we are advised to eat, most diets can be grouped into three categories based on their similarities: PALEO refers to a diet made up of foods presumed to make up the diet Read more…

Integrated PracticesAddiction: East Meets West for Long-Term Recovery

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you understand on a deep and intimate level the desperation to do whatever it takes to recover. Addiction professionals, counselors, doctors, scientists, clergy and many others continue to search for a cure-all for the mental, emotional, relational, and financial trail Read more…

Through the GenerationsKnow the Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration

With the desert summer heat fast approaching, it is important for parents to recognize early signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration in children, as well as  how to treat and prevent them. Children lose water much faster than adults so they do not regulate their temperature as well. It is Read more…

Through the GenerationsAdvancing in Years

It is a common belief that as we age, our minds and bodies decline and life inevitably becomes less satisfying and enjoyable. Cognitive decline is inevitable, and work is less productive. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, we are all wrong. Certainly life gets better in many aspects Read more…

Financial HealthGet Ready for Seven Serious Life Transitions Ahead

Most baby boomers will face seven key events in their last stage of life that will color their finances and investments. Prepare for these events by thinking about them now. Unlike earlier, happier events such as getting married, having children, and moving up the career ladder, some of these events Read more…

Health & BeautyOptions to Living Life Scarred

Scarred. It can mean a lot of things, both physical and emotional. The physical scar can remind us of an event or process that we’d rather not have experienced. Surprisingly, improvement or elimination of the scar can bring about a kind of healing and recovery that no amount of acceptance Read more…

Health & BeautyLuminous Skin at Any Age

You’ve come a long way since you were a teenager. And so has your skin. So if you haven’t changed your skincare routine since you got your driver’s license, it’s time to shake things up. In our teenage years, we experience breakouts. As we age, we experience different types of Read more…

FitnessEnergy Drinks and Sports Supplements

In the last 15 years, a growing number of professional athletes have tried to remain competitive in their sport through the use of sports supplements and energy drinks. Unfortunately, this has trickled down to our youth. A national study done by the Kellogg’s Group in 2012 showed that 40% of Read more…

FitnessMaximizing Mornings: A Habit for Summer Success

A change now affecting us all is the onset of warmer desert temperatures which narrows the window of opportunity to enjoy outdoor exercise. Our habits must alter in response to the seasons, and a productive habit we desert dwellers can take at this time is to alter sleep and wake Read more…