Desert Health Wellness Awards

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US to celebrate healthy lifestyles and those inspiring us towards living well at the 2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards. This year’s event took place Wednesday, May 22, at the newly renovated S at Rancho Mirage, and over 250 took part in the festive evening. We were proud to feature two dynamic… Read more »

Cryotherapy for Breast Cancer

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is beyond overwhelming. I’ve certainly learned this since being told in January that I had breast cancer. There is so much to learn; so many options and opinions to consider. Each person’s experience or knowledge is different – as is every cancer. Not one to leave any stone unturned, I immersed… Read more »

Enjoy the Journey

One thing you can count on in life is change. The ups and downs can throw you for a loop and sometimes, you’d better be wearing a seat belt. But along the way, you’re certain to learn a few things. And if you don’t, maybe you’ve stopped asking questions. Life’s challenges can do that to… Read more »

2019 Winners and Nominees!

We are proud to present this year’s deserving Nominees submitted by the community, Finalists and Winners selected by the Desert Health Wellness Awards Executive Committee. To show your support, please leave comments below and/or on our Facebook page. Download the Official Program here! * Asterisk notes previous winners which are not qualified to be finalists.… Read more »

From Keepsake to Keeping Safe

Your newborn baby’s footprint framed on a certificate or molded in plaster used to be merely a keepsake. Now that same print is being used by hospitals to serve as individual identification in keeping babies safe. A footprint is as unique as a fingerprint and hospitals are now using an electronic stamp to replace paper… Read more »

Our Most Anticipated Event

Many students in the Palm Desert High School Health Academy anticipate this event from the beginning of the school year – the regional SkillsUSA competition. The coordinator of the Health Academy, Mr. Ron Paiz, makes the event available to all motivated, outstanding, and studious members of the academy. Though the competition encompasses various pathways like… Read more »

Good Vibes Only: A Cancer Journey

After you survive cancer you become an expert by experience and are often the first or second call to ask questions or get referrals from a newly diagnosed friend or family member. Over the past two years since I have been NED (no evidence of detection), I have had over 10 loved ones newly diagnosed.… Read more »

Stem Cell Therapies Are Not All the Same

Stem cells hold enormous promise as a medical therapy with multiple benefits. In an FDA consumer press release entitled Adult Stem Cell Research Shows Promise, the FDA author wrote that stem cell research could ultimately be key to the advancement of personalized medicine, the practice in which medical treatment is tailored to the needs of… Read more »

Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings. With winter months behind us, flowers blooming, and longer daylight hours, we tend to spend more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust. These airborne… Read more »

Fat in the Wrong Place

Among our five most vital organs, the liver is the only organ that is regenerative. That’s the good news if you have liver disease and it is caught early. Most people know excessive drinking can lead to liver disease, but it also occurs in people who don’t drink or drink in moderation. In America, estimates… Read more »

The Battle Against Myself

Desert Health is pleased to feature this follow-up to Crystal’s 2016 story on her struggle with Pemphigus Vulgaris as requested by a reader. Original editorial is available at It’s been three years since the day I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Pemphigus Vulgaris. Being on the cusp of young adulthood while… Read more »

Biting Into a New Regime

Our diets play a vital role in our overall health, but also affect our oral health. These days, many are turning to a variety of specialty diets to ensure that they are eating foods which supply the vitamins and minerals specific to their individual health. Some of these diets may be very familiar like keto,… Read more »

Chinese Herbal Tonics

Throughout history, we’ve been blessed by those who have paved a path before us that we have not known before. This is especially evident in the world of natural health. Many early visionaries of the West pioneered a holistic way of life that many of us thrive on today. These include: Linus Pauling, PhD; Paul… Read more »

Treatment Options for Measles

Measles is a viral disease that has gained public interest due to annual measles outbreaks in various parts of the U.S. While it is more prevalent in less developed nations, in the United States there are typically smaller, controlled outbreaks without long-term health complications or mortalities. Measles is one viral disease for which an immunization… Read more »

Understanding Homeopathy

Maybe you’ve treated a minor injury with arnica or given Calms Forte to a teething child. Perhaps you’ve reached for Oscillicoccinum to treat the flu. These are three of the most widely used homeopathic remedies. You may have wondered how those little pellets work, or been unaware that there was anything special about them in… Read more »

Trending for 2019: Cannabis Edibles For Today’s Diets

With the legalization of cannabis, food products infused with cannabis extract (referred to as edibles) have emerged as a popular way to enjoy it both medicinally and recreationally. While there are plenty of sugary cookie and candy options on the market, there are also delicious options that satisfy many diets and lifestyles popular today. Before… Read more »

Choose Your Focus Wisely

Is your focus in the present tense? Are you aware of what you are focusing on and how you are feeling about the object of your focus? Are you feeling up, down, or all turned around? All matter, invisible or visible, is made up of energy, and is continually in motion.  Each molecule, from the… Read more »

Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

A Dementia Friendly Community is a village, town, city or county that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with Alzheimer’s/ dementia, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life. While the idea originated in the UK, the Dementia Friendly America (DFA) movement began in September, 2015 following the White… Read more »

Fasting for Longevity

Fasting is currently one of, if not the, most popular eating pattern these days and is believed to be an important therapeutic tool for longevity. Well-nourished calorie restriction (fasting) can enhance healthy aging in a number of ways. Perhaps most easily observable to the naked eye are reductions in waist circumference and total body fat… Read more »

Medical Hypnosis

When I tell people I’m a medical hypnotherapist, I’m usually met with a bewildered look. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen stage show hypnosis either in person or on TV and may be wondering if I’ll make you cluck like a chicken—well, only if you really want to cluck like a chicken! The… Read more »