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November/December 2011

Natural OptionsMovement is Life and The Key to Staying Young

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Resiliency, the ability to move and adapt to our changing world, is what keeps us alive. This same quality is also what keeps us young. On the surface we look for resiliency in our skin as a sign of youth, but that resiliency is even more important in our organs Read more…

Natural OptionsWhat is Your Immune System Telling You?

The Fever Fallacy Contrary to popular belief, fevers are GOOD and a positive indicator that your body has the strength to fight off pathogens. A fever is part of your body’s defense mechanism and actually kills off bacteria and viruses that can’t live in higher temperatures. Fevers up to 104ºF Read more…

Natural OptionsLaser Therapy to the Rescue!

Laser therapy is gaining worldwide recognition for its ability to reduce pain and enhance healing without drugs or invasive surgery. Low level laser therapy is safe, non-invasive and free of side effects. It speeds recovery time, increases joint flexibility and reduces inflammation. In 1917 Albert Einstein presented mathematical equations that Read more…

Natural OptionsStress Management: Live the Life You Deserve

Today, we live in a world where stress erodes every facet of our lives. When stress becomes chronic, we are susceptible to a myriad of stress-related disorders, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines, sleep disorders, depression, and chronic pain. In Read more…

Health & BeautyFat vs. Fillers for a More Youthful Look: Which is Better for You?

Fat vs Fillers

As we age, we lose facial volume. There is loss of bone and fat in and around the eyes, mouth, chin and temples. This volume loss results in brow and cheek drooping, and wrinkles around the mouth. The main injectible fillers used today are Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. Juvederm and Read more…

FitnessDoes Vibrational Training Really Work?

Jay Nixon works with Vicky Harrison on the Power Plate

The technology of “whole body vibration” was first used by cosmonauts to combat muscle and bone loss caused by extended stays in zero gravity. Today it is used by professional sports teams, medical facilities, health clubs and fitness studios all over the world. There are many different types of vibration Read more…

FitnessBouncing Back to the Game You Love

Dr. Stephen Steele

It really doesn’t matter how well you play golf. What matters most is that you are able to “play golf,” the game you love. Playing golf helps people feel good. My mother introduced me to the game and I was quite a competitor as a young adult. We played a Read more…

Financial HealthOn Your Road to Retirement…Don’t Forget Mom and Dad

A wild card in any financial plan is the aging process. Longevity coupled with incapacity can decimate a family’s resources, forcing adult children to contribute to their parent’s support and jeopardize their own retirement. Long-term care insurance can mitigate the financial obligation, but only when the insured is unable to Read more…

Fresh CuisineA Trip to the Italian Countryside

Raised garden beds provide the outdoor ambiance

“Welcome to our home” is the feeling you get when you enter the magnificent La Spiga Ristorante Italiano. La Spiga was recommended by friends as a wonderful place to eat, but not until our recent visit did I learn of the freshness of their ingredients – many right out of Read more…

Through the Generations“Ask not what your region can do for you; ask what you can do for your region.”

5th Grade students and their teachers at JFK Memorial Hospital.

JFK Memorial Hospital’s leadership understands well our former President’s (adapted) call to action. Investing in local students who are studying in health care programs continues to yield fruitful returns for JFK Memorial Hospital. Smart local employers recognize and look to local zip codes when recruiting. Investing in those students who Read more…

Through the GenerationsCoping with Grief During the Holidays

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. While everyone around you is busy .. celebrating the holidays, you can’t wait for them to be over. Here are a few recommendations to help ease the pain: Don’t expect that you’ll Read more…

Through the GenerationsTrips for Kids Coachella Valley Teaches Nature, Exercise and Healthy Fun

Trips for Kids budding riders and the TFKCV team at their October kickoff event

Many young people grow up in the Coachella Valley without experiencing the abundance of nature and healthy fun that the local hills have to offer. Trips for Kids Coachella Valley’s (TFKCV) goals are to identify these kids (ages 10-17), bring them outdoors, and teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and Read more…