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September/October 2015

Integrated PracticesSIBO: Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth

As discussed in this issue, the bacteria in our gut are essential to our health. They perform important functions and even have a compelling impact on our mental health and general brain function. And they are normally present in our gut throughout the large and small intestine, but in very Read more…

Integrated PracticesSmart Nutrition

Recently, I was privileged to train with a leading brain specialist who repeatedly reviewed with our team that the brain always does the best it can with the resources it has available. She demonstrated clinical examples how water intake, excellent nutrition, sleep, and listening to body cues alter brain function. Read more…

Through the GenerationsCreating Healthy School Lunches

It’s the start of a new school year, and parents are faced with the same challenge: how to prepare healthy, easy, and nutritious school lunches every day. Healthy school lunches do not need to be time consuming, or expensive. The key to creating nutritious lunch options is staying well stocked Read more…

Through the GenerationsBack to School Emotions

Back to school butterflies are a natural phenomenon. The two most frequent words I am hearing in my practice about back to school are “excited” and “anxious.” They are both uttered simultaneously and related to unknowns. When I ask children what they mean by these words, they explain excited to Read more…

Through the GenerationsYouth Sports and the Quest for Health

La Quinta is most commonly known for its beautiful golf courses and annual La Quinta Arts Festival; however, it is much more than that. Over the years, it has transformed from a sleepy desert resort community into one that is full of life, action and activities for its residents and Read more…

Through the GenerationsGolf is a Sport and Preparation is Key

For the most part, golf is an athletic event. Hitting that little ball off the tee, keeping it in the fairway and dropping it into that little hole is a lot of work. However, golf isn’t always viewed this way. It’s often considered a day in the park hanging with Read more…

Through the GenerationsDementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Did you know that 70% of the family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia will develop a chronic, life-altering condition or succumb before their loved one? This is a fact from the National Alzheimer’s Association. I know first-hand how daunting the role of family caregiver/partner Read more…

Through the GenerationsChoosing the One

How often do you think about finding “The One?” Or, if you are in a relationship with someone, questioning whether another more appropriate could be on the horizon? Whatever situation in which you find yourself, the quest for love is an intrinsic and innate part of our lives. Many people Read more…

FitnessTop 5 Supplements to Increase Strength

The fitness industry is flooded with supplements that claim to make you stronger. There are websites, magazines, books and of course, your friends to show you the way to more muscle. The problem is that many of these supplements are not healthy for the average gym guy and may even Read more…

FitnessHealth & Fitness Festival for All Ages

Desert Health® is proud to sponsor the first annual Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival produced by Marlo Productions on November 13-15. This interactive event will offer festival goers the opportunity to take part in obstacle courses, yoga classes, educational lectures, paleo cooking classes, and so much more! Over Read more…

FitnessThere is Always Someone Doing More

The concept of “grit” and “digging in” was the theme of my July/August article.  Further inspired by this theme, I successfully hiked Mt. Whitney in one day this summer.  This is the tallest mountain in the continental USA starting at an 8,000 ft. elevation and peaking at 14,505 over a Read more…

Desert EventsStep Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

This year more than 1,000 Coachella Valley residents will take part in the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes taking place Saturday, November 7 at La Quinta Resort & Club. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an Read more…

Desert EventsCome Paint El Paseo Pink!

It’s time to gather a team of family, friends and co-workers, don pink attire, and help raise funds for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.  Join the Desert Cancer Foundation’s 9th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk Saturday, October 10.  This impactful event brings the Read more…

Desert EventsRally the Troops for Nine Weekly Walks

For the fourth consecutive year, the United Way of the Desert will host Nine Weekly Walks across nine cities in the Coachella Valley. The free community 5k walks take place each Saturday morning for 9 weeks at 7am now through October 17 and culminate with the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Read more…

Health & BeautyThe Evolution of Microneedling Therapy

In today’s busy world, people are looking for aesthetic procedures that can make them look and feel rejuvenated with minimal downtime.  The number of cosmetic surgical procedures remains at a steady plateau, but the number of non-surgical cosmetic injectable procedures continues to rise every year.  These office procedures have become Read more…

Health & BeautyBeauty Inside & Out

Lasers have always seemed futuristic.   But they are a daily phenomenon at any plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa.  As with any technology, cosmetic laser technology advances quickly and can be challenging to keep up with. And with so many advertisements and promotional pitches, the promises of minimal downtime Read more…

Health & BeautyIncorporating Growth Factors Into Treatment Modalities

When considering factors that contribute to improving the properties of skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, acne and acne scar reduction, smaller pores and generally fighting the effects of aging and gravity, one of the newest, most innovative treatments is the introduction of growth factor technology. A growth factor is Read more…

Financial HealthVision for Retirement

You can make the difficult transition into retirement easier by exploring your expectations and desires. With some careful prioritizing, you can design a working plan for retirement that may surpass all your expectations. When most people think of retirement, they imagine leaving a job they’re tired of, getting out of Read more…

Financial HealthBiggest Loser Resort Comes to the Desert

Palm Desert’s J.W. Marriott is now home to the Biggest Loser Resort’s newest venture which opens its doors to guests this September. Palm Desert joins Niagara, NY, Amelia Island, FL, and Chicago, IL, as an option for those looking to transform their life, lose weight and get on the path Read more…