Let’s Talk About Sex

Yes, the topic makes many uncomfortable, but with rates of sexually transmitted disease at an all-time high, it can no longer remain under the covers. So let’s take a look at the facts. According to the CDC 2017 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported… Read more »

Book Review: The Diabetes Code

Author Jason Fung, MD, of the University of Toronto has taken “Ockham’s razor” to simplify the management of type 2 diabetes. William of Ockham (1287-1347) was an English friar and philosopher famous for postulating that with complex problems, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions is usually correct. In his book The Obesity Code (2016), Dr.… Read more »

Managing Holiday Stressors for Cancer Patients

Here we are again at another holiday season, and whether you observe religious or spiritual traditions or take part in a more cultural expression of the holiday spirit, it is time to prepare yourself emotionally for what that means as you navigate your cancer treatment at this emotionally charged time of year. Between the planning,… Read more »

An Awakening Walk

Jennifer Johnson was looking for something to lift the weight of negative self-image that had plagued her most of her life. As a desert resident, she had a successful catering business, was a practicing yogi, and had many close friends, but was seeking something more. In March 2015 she first heard about the walk of… Read more »

Home for the Holidays

The holidays can bring both great joy and great stress. It’s often a time when family members who live elsewhere come “home” – with expectations and extra demands associated with preparations for and celebrations of the holiday season. Being a family caregiver of someone with dementia can bring an even greater level of stress. For… Read more »

Increase Your Networking IQ

Have you ever felt stressed at the thought of attending networking events, conferences and even holiday parties? Understanding networking fundamentals can help ease the discomfort and make you become a better networker. Show Up. As Woody Allen says, “80% of success is showing up” and that certainly applies to networking. Even when it’s raining, show… Read more »

Magical Apples

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Seems there could be some truth to this famous saying due to the apple’s high fiber content which helps in lowering inflammation in the gut and aiding digestion and heart health. This gift from Mother Nature is also high in antioxidants which help combat free radicals and… Read more »

Lessons in Nutrition

Do you know how to eat an artichoke? How about a pomegranate or kiwi? These questions reflect a real consideration by those who teach children in public schools about healthy eating. If you’ve never been exposed to the aforementioned fruits and vegetables, there’s a good chance you won’t know how to eat them and benefit… Read more »

Organic Decadence at Daniel’s Table

As you walk into Daniel’s Table you are greeted by the chef at work and his friendly staff. A full glass front entry allows natural light to flow into the open floor design with intimate dining tables and a long counter facing the open kitchen which Chef Daniel Villanueva refers to as the Chef’s Table.… Read more »

Feeling Good Never Looked So Good!

Whether you wear makeup regularly or hardly ever, the holidays are a festive time to add that little extra sparkle and let your spirit glow. Here are some tips to help you shine: Holiday hues: red and gold. Show your holiday spirit with incredible red and gold makeup. Determine the right shade of red that… Read more »

The Importance of Endurance in a Golf Fitness Program

There has been a lot of focus lately on strength training for golf purporting that, to hit the ball farther, you need to lift weights. While adding strength is certainly important, it is not the only element needed to stay focused for the complete round. Golfers also require both muscular and cardiovascular endurance as the… Read more »

Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo

Start out the New Year with a healthy and fitness-oriented routine! Join runners, walkers and health enthusiasts for the Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo Saturday, January 26, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Run through the most scenic areas of Palm Springs with spectacular mountain views and historic architecture on the USA Track… Read more »

2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards

Is there someone you know going above and beyond to inspire health and wellness in our community? Help us celebrate their efforts with a Desert Health Wellness Award nomination. Now in its fourth year, the Wellness Awards recognize and honor those local people and businesses inspiring others to become the healthiest – and best –… Read more »

Woman’s Show Focus: Food & Wine

Ladies! Are you looking for an outing to shop, sip, taste, listen and relax under the glorious desert sunshine? This year the Desert Woman’s Show will shine the spotlight on nutrition and wellness, feature the latest fashions for your golf or tennis game, and offer a cornucopia of tastings at the Greater Palm Springs Food… Read more »

WLF Honors Local Women Leaders

Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) announces its 7th Annual Women Who Rule Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, January 25. The highly anticipated event sponsored by Desert Care Network and honoring the Coachella Valley’s most inspiring leaders will take place at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. WLF President… Read more »