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September/October 2011

Natural OptionsThe Herb Pharmacy in Your Kitchen

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the basics of good health are a moderate lifestyle; a broad spectrum of cooked and fresh food and spices; regular exercise; adequate rest and relaxation; and a good attitude. In Chinese culture, these strategies are part of everyday life and Chinese herbs are a part Read more…

Medical News“Are D.O.’s ‘Real’ Doctors?”

Excerpt from a Presentation by Peter Kadile, D.O. Recently Dr. Peter Kadile (“Ka-DILL-ee”) spoke as part of Eisenhower’s Healthy Living Series. His presentation entitled M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D.: Similarities and Differences was very informative. In reference to our title, Dr. Kadile said, “Believe it or not, I get asked this Read more…

Natural OptionsYoga–A Breath of Fresh Air

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“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” —Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika The body can go weeks without food, and days without water Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Steve Sanchez

Health is a Choice

Steve Sanchez was stabbed 4 times in the heart, diaphragm and back. It was last December, and I remember hearing about it on TV. They said a La Quinta resident had tried to help a friend being accosted by two men. I always wondered what happened to this local hero Read more…

Natural OptionsSpotlight on Naturopathic Doctors

As a newcomer to Coachella Valley I was delighted to find Desert Health. I see it as an informative health guide and applaud its role in bridging the gap between diverse medical professions. Since my arrival, I have discovered that most desert dwellers know little about Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s). To Read more…

Natural OptionsMindful, Introspective and Intentional Breathing to Reduce Stress

The power of the breath and its central role in health and longevity was something that the ancient Taoists verified more than 2,500 years ago. Now, centuries later, we know that breathing plays a very powerful role in energizing and detoxifying the body, and reducing the levels of pernicious, destructive Read more…

Medical NewsCan Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) Be Cured?

Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Many famous people suffer(ed) from tinnitus including Peter Townsend, Bob Dylan, and even Beethoven. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. It is often described as a high-pitched squeal, but Read more…

Medical NewsKnow When to Get Your Mammogram

Each October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded of the importance of having a mammogram to aid in early breast cancer detection. Mammograms are essentially an X-ray of the breast while it is compressed. These images are used to detect abnormalities including breast cancer that may not Read more…

Natural OptionsFeet Float & Full Body Benefits (for $40!) at Footloose

A Desert Health Review Many know reflexology as a foot and hand therapy. The concept is that each area of your feet and hands corresponds to a region and/or organ in your body. Thus, applying pressure in these areas can provide natural benefits for specific health concerns. Footloose Reflexology offers Read more…

Medical NewsOptions For Your Lower Back Pain

An Interview with Albert Lai, M.D. Back pain is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office. If you are one who suffers from a lower back condition, you may be interested to learn about the latest options to alleviate pain. Desert Health sat down with Read more…