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November/December 2016

Natural OptionsRelieving Pain with Emotional Wellness

“He’s a pain in the neck!” “She left me with a broken heart!” “I just can’t get a leg up these days.” “I can’t stand him!” “If I hear one more deprecating comment from that jerk my head will burst!” “This job is eating me alive!” “He’s a monkey on Read more…

Natural OptionsThree Keys to Post-Cancer Recovery

You have finally finished your cancer treatments. After being inundated with doctors and doctor visits for however many months, all of a sudden, you are set free. Yea! ….now what? You’re in the middle of “season” with social events and holidays. How do you create balance while recovering from cancer Read more…

Integrated PracticesBetter Together for Community

Five highly respected local cancer support nonprofits —American Cancer Society (ACS), Desert Cancer Foundation, Gilda’s Desert Cities, Pendleton Foundation, and Susan G. Komen Inland Empire —are dedicated to serving all those in the Coachella Valley whose lives have been impacted by cancer. They understand that patients as well as their Read more…

Integrated PracticesHormones and Alzheimer’s

Do we age because we lose our hormones or do we lose our hormones because we age? This is an interesting question because as a population we are living longer than ever before, but the question really needs to be about our quality of life as we age. Today, everyone Read more…

Integrated PracticesCreating Health vs. Fighting Disease

A favorite teacher of mine, Robert Fritz, is known as the Father of Structural Dynamics. He teaches two basic truths about advancement in any setting: When we focus on what we want to create, we advance. When we focus on problem-solving, we oscillate. Oscillation is repetitive movement from one end Read more…

Integrated PracticesWhy Absolutely No Situation Is Hopeless

There will be times when life’s challenges will cause extreme misery and sorrow. No matter what you do or how hard you try, you may feel that your situation is hopeless. You feel stuck in the tunnel of despair. Everything around you looks dark and uncertain. It seems as if Read more…

Financial HealthMarketing Your Medical Practice Online

Just like other industries, the medical health industry needs to adapt to the marketing trends of today. Gone are the days when word of mouth alone drove your business forward. In the past, your company might have been the only one providing that service in your radius, whereas now you Read more…

Financial HealthLife, Love and Impact

Family can be a source of nurture, inspiration and companionship. Family can also be the source of our deepest worries and concerns. After ensuring your financial house is in order, it may be time for you to answer the question, “If you could make the world better in one significant Read more…

Health & BeautySweeten Your Holidays

Sometimes we feel all of our efforts to stay in shape and eat healthily during the summer are slowly trumped by temptation of the holiday season’s treats and sweets. Sugar can be the single ingredient in our diet that separates us from our skinny jeans. Since we would all like Read more…

Health & BeautyFace Lifts: The Real Deal

One of the nice things about a free market economy is competition, which creates the incentive to be better at what we do. In medicine, we strive to achieve our patients’ goals more predictably, with shorter recovery and less down time. The competition between health care providers, medical device companies Read more…

Through the GenerationsHomeopathic Remedies for Children this Cold and Flu Season

Homeopathic medicines are excellent natural remedies to keep stocked for cold and flu season. Homeopathy is a safe, effective, and innocuous system of medicine that, in most cases, can be given with little to no interference with other pharmaceutical medications; the large majority can also be given to children of Read more…

Through the GenerationsFood Shopping

Life was simple in my early childhood. My retired grandparents’ small farm, east of Berlin, was my home in the turbulent years of 1932 to the 1940s. The village was surrounded by verdant farmland, managed forests of deciduous and coniferous trees, and crystal clear lakes teeming with fish. On our Read more…

Through the GenerationsMizell’s Senior Holiday Program Faces Growing Need

This Christmas, many of us will ask for new computers, spa treatments, or maybe even a new car. But for some valley seniors, a new toothbrush would be a welcomed gift. The Mizell Senior Center hopes to be there once again with their Holiday Gift Bag Program which delivers basic Read more…

FitnessThe Tennis Player in Motion

Elite tennis players make it look easy and effortless. By comparison, those at the amateur level may display movement skills, strokes, and fitness that leave something to be desired. Tennis is a lifelong sport, and all players share a common desire to perfect their skills, and a drive to continue Read more…

FitnessThe Many Benefits of Exercise Balls

The term “Swiss ball,” also known as the exercise ball, was made popular by U.S. therapists who first saw their use in physical therapy clinics in Switzerland. Actually, the balls originated in Italy when a toy manufacturer, Aquilino Cosani, first produced large vinyl balls in 1963. His Gymnastik™ balls were Read more…

Fresh CuisineHoliday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker has a lot to celebrate in her new cookbook Celebrations, a collection of tasty holiday recipes she’s reformulated for those who live the Paleo lifestyle. Walker’s story is an empowering example of taking control of your body and health through nutrition. In her Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Thumbprint Cookies

In my quest to find foods that offer guiltless pleasure, I’ve stumbled upon this special nugget of a healthy recipe at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in New York City. There to satisfy my unending appetite for healthful eating, I was given a recipe for what has Read more…

Desert EventsPathway to Health, Beauty and Wellness Expo

The Pathway to Health, Beauty and Wellness Expo will be held December 1 at Agua Caliente Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. The event will showcase the extraordinary products, services and cutting edge technologies our desert valley has to offer – all in one location and FREE to attendees. Guests Read more…

Desert EventsEisenhower Introduces “Wellness Worth Watching” Movie Series

Eisenhower Wellness Institute and Desert Health® are partnering to offer the “Wellness Worth Watching” movie series this season. Three thought-provoking movies will provide an in-depth look at the topics of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and the mind-shift from stress to happiness. Each evening will begin with the screening of one Read more…

Desert EventsWelcome the Holiday Season with Gilda’s Gift of Giving

Just before Thanksgiving each year, the community gets a special chance to show its support of those whose lives have been impacted by cancer and express its gratitude for Gilda’s Desert Cities, the unique non-profit organization that provides them with emotional and educational support—all while having fun. The occasion is Read more…