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September/October 2017

Natural OptionsTreating Eye Disease with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture has been used for more than 3,000 years to treat eye disease. By inserting tiny needles into the skin (not in the eyes or eyeball), the therapy can help preserve vision for those with a wide range of eye conditions including dry eyes, eye floaters, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular Read more…

Integrated PracticesThe Advantages of Stretching for Knee Pain

Staying active at all ages is one of the best ways to promote your overall health. A well-rounded exercise program should include aerobic exercise, strength-building, balance and flexibility activities. One of the most important, but least understood, activities is stretching. Stretching is key for optimum joint and muscle function – Read more…

Integrated PracticesThree Tools to Lower Anxiety

One of the best parts of medical school was a group of girlfriends who met weekly to support each other. This same group meets through a monthly conference call and on our last call, many of us expressed that we are struggling with anxiety. It was a poignant reminder to Read more…

Integrated PracticesUndoctored: How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor

William Davis is a cardiologist and author of the Wheat Belly books. In his latest book, Undoctored, Davis takes the bold position that anyone can take control over their own health and go beyond the knowledge of most physicians. Medical care will still be necessary for accidents, major infections or Read more…

Integrated PracticesYoga for Hormonal Balance

Hormones are essential for every activity of life! This includes the processes of digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and mood control. Many hormones, such as neurotransmitters, are active in more than one physical process. These chemical messengers play a vital role in optimal health and well-being. Chakras are energy centers located Read more…

Integrated PracticesSix Pillars of Brain Health

This is the third of a six-part series on brain health from Deborah Schrameck, NC, PT, of the Eisenhower Wellness Institute. Additional articles can be found here. Do you have people you gravitate towards or a place you go when you have had a stressful day? Nan was always that Read more…

Integrated PracticesFatty Liver on the Rise

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an inflammation of the liver caused by an accumulation of fat deposits in liver tissue. Today, “fatty liver” closely mirrors the global epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Since its first description in the early 1980s as “a poorly understood and hitherto unnamed Read more…

Financial HealthAre You Ready for the “Holidaze”?

Let’s face it, most people love autumn, especially here in the desert. The weather cools off a little bit, football is in the air, the kids are back in school, and right around the corner is holiday fun! Most of the regular holidays we enjoy such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Yom Read more…

Financial HealthHealthy Workplaces Reap Rewards

Local companies that prioritize health and wellness were recognized at the second annual Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness Awards presented by HARC, a local nonprofit that provides research and evaluation services related to health, wellness, and quality of life in the Inland Empire. “With many working adults spending the majority of Read more…

Through the GenerationsEnhancing Fertility, Naturally

Fertility for men and woman can be affected by a range of factors – age, lifestyle, and genetics. However, natural fertility enhancement is easily attainable with diet, nutrition, stress management, and specific nutraceutical supplements. Addressing fertility concerns can be daunting, but with a few simple changes many couples are able Read more…

Health & BeautyHow Often Should I Change My Make-Up?

To maintain that healthy facial glow, here are some helpful facts about the shelf life for your cosmetic products. Mascara should be replaced every three months, as its liquid consistency and exposure to air every time it is opened make it more vulnerable to bacteria. Its proximity to your eye Read more…

Health & BeautyWhy Do I Keep Getting Canker Sores?

Canker sores appear in the mouth, on the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums and can develop into ulcers, or a white swelling which can be the size of a pinhead or as large as a quarter. They cause a burning, tingling sensation that can be irritating and painful especially when Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Road to the Kitchen Starts at the Farm

Three Coachella Valley chefs, Amanda Nees, Lorraine Ornelas and Stephen Lee, all make a point to source the majority of their ingredients directly from small family farms rather than ordering from a produce broker or food purveyor. When asked why they choose to conduct these weekly interactions themselves rather than Read more…

Fresh CuisineCreamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Summer is coming to an end and fall is here. As the days are getting shorter, and the evenings are getting darker, the desire to eat warmer wholesome foods begins to set in. It is almost like a trigger in our brain; like a bear getting ready to hibernate for Read more…

Fresh CuisineCauliflower Crust Pizza

Gluten Free with Tiffany

You can still have your favorite pizza, even if you are avoiding carbs or gluten with, yes, cauliflower! A member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, Read more…

Fresh CuisineEnhance Learning with Healthy Foods

As a parent or teacher, you want to see kids grow as physically, mentally, and academically healthy as possible. Luckily, healthy food can help achieve these goals, and there is no better time to expose them to healthy eating routines than their tender years. Real Food vs. Junk Food Sometimes Read more…

Desert EventsTime to Paint the Town!

It’s time to gather a team of family, friends, and furry companions, go pink, and help raise funds for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Join the Desert Cancer Foundation’s 11th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk Saturday, October 14. This impactful event brings the Read more…

Desert EventsUnited Way of the Desert’s Passport to Wellness

This fall, United Way of the Desert has your passport to wellness! The 3-tier health program helps you with your fitness goals and includes the Nine Weekly Walks, the Workplace Wellness Challenge, and the 32nd Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk. Let’s call it one big challenge, Read more…

Desert EventsCelebrate Your Heart

September is Yoga Awareness Month and a great time to let people know that yoga, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, can help lower blood pressure, improve heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. It can also improve your overall well-being while offering strength-building benefits. Yoga is also Read more…

FitnessWhat It Really Takes To Run Faster

During the summer, trainers and athletic organizations across the country offer weekend speed camps aimed at teaching young athletes to run a faster 40, jump higher and be quicker. These camps are usually only two days and maybe six hours a day with emphasis on time spent on the track Read more…