Advances in Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell science took a giant leap forward when it was discovered that there are literally millions of stem cells lying in the collagen matrix of your fat sitting just under the skin and easily accessible by a simple outpatient liposuction procedure. The harvested fat is processed in the operating room into a mixture of… Read more »

The Uncomfortable Science of Vaccines

It’s that time of year again, and flu shots are being offered at every pharmacy and doctor’s office. Vaccine safety is a controversial topic, dividing people into pro- or anti-vaccine groups, and stifling individual choice. U.S. Law has defined vaccines as “unavoidably unsafe.”1 Based on current evidence, I believe that there are no safe vaccines,… Read more »

Women’s Wellness Exams Offered Free

Before losing her battle with cervical cancer, Tracy Lane of La Quinta and her husband Derek started a foundation to further Tracy’s final mission in life: to generate awareness for the importance of regular Pap smears to ensure other young women would be spared her fate. Tracy passed in August 2013, but her work and… Read more »

Training Female Athletes to be Strong and Stable

All females interested in, or currently participating in, workout programs need to consider themselves athletes. Having the ability to lift, push or pull weight under many different circumstances takes some skill. Some might not possess the ability to get into competitions or other endeavors, but you are still working out like an athlete. The type… Read more »

Coping with Financial Stress During the Holidays

We hope that holidays will be joyous occasions—a blend of spiritual joy and lively times with family and friends. No one intends to be Ebenezer Scrooge. “Bah Humbug!” However, the holiday season can create many stressors. In addition to your daily responsibilities, there is gift purchasing, parties, baking, decorating, and the list goes on until… Read more »

Are You Prepared For Medicare Open Enrollment?

Health care planning is a sensitive subject, but given rising expenses, no retirement plan is complete without some kind of provision for health care needs. Here are some guidelines and resources for estimating your needs and expenses. Health care costs are rapidly emerging as a major expense item both before and during retirement. With lifetime… Read more »

Treating Allergies without Medication

Seasonal pollen, grass, and environmental allergies can spike in the desert during the fall, especially during the grass scalping and reseeding times. Children commonly suffer from seasonal allergies and it can affect their mood, concentration, and well-being. Seasonal allergies can be treated with dietary changes and nutritional supplements, which help avoid the grogginess and side… Read more »

Cooling That Hot Headed Inner Child

Are you one of those who sometimes wishes you could curb hurtful and reactive responses and behaviors in the heat of the moment? Well, the fall season is upon us and cooler temperatures present an ideal opportunity for those with hot temperaments to consider a personal “cooling.” The good news is we can conquer this… Read more »

The Animal Connection

It is a privilege of advancing years to reflect on the memories of experiences to harvest insights that slowly deepen wisdom. Some of the wisdoms I know to be true are that animals are a rich part of our human lives. The study of that connection creates a growing fascination with the wonders of the… Read more »

How to Be “Worry-Smart”

The word “worry” comes from the Greek word for a divided mind, and the holiday season epitomizes that divided mind. We think we deserve a relaxed and joyous holiday season, yet so much about November and December seems to produce worry…pressure to buy the perfect gifts, to have the perfect holiday dinner with no arguing… Read more »

Why Any and All Activity Matters

The health benefits of exercise are extraordinarily well documented. Regular exercise lowers your risk of a stroke by 27%, reduces instances of both high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%, cuts your chance of developing diabetes by 50%, and lowers your risk of developing colon cancer by a whopping 60%. As well, it obviously… Read more »

Living Wellness with Jennifer

Living Wellness

Travel and summer adventures are memories that linger with us the remainder of the year. I recently read that travel positively impacts the brain’s plasticity; when on an adventure away from home, we expand our brain’s capability, adaptability and flexibility. My biggest life lesson this summer was a visit to Croatia. There are over a… Read more »