Preparing Body for Baby

When family naturopathic doctor Shannon Sinsheimer started noticing the rise in autism rates and unexplained medical conditions in her own young patients, she decided to do something about it. “When I started practicing medicine, autism rates were 1 in 123. Twelve years later they are 1 in 58,” says Sinsheimer, herself a mother of two… Read more »

Get Your Game On

For more than half a century, people have flocked to the desert to play golf and tennis on our world-class stage. Many consider these to be leisurely games, while others plan their life around time on the course or the courts. As both sports can be seasonal, keeping in shape year round in an effort… Read more »

The Universal Flow of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the first scientifically proven eastern medicine modalities and is now commonly accepted by western medicine. As natural medicine practitioners, acupuncturists consider the whole person – mind, body and spirit – in treating a vast number of conditions from injuries to pain and disease management and prevention. The heart of the practice… Read more »

Where Tourism and Community Converge

With so much to experience – from arts and culture to golf, dining, yoga, and hiking; from wellness events to outdoor adventures, the Coachella Valley offers visitors endless opportunities to enjoy a healthy, harmonious, fun-filled visit. We are FIND Food Bank, and as the Valley’s regional food bank, we celebrate the charm and wonder of… Read more »


It is expected that 45 million Americans will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. Once viewed only as a slow and suffering death sentence, science has now demonstrated that cognitive decline can be prevented – and reversed – by identifying contributing factors and prescribing lifestyle and supplementation. With Alzheimer’s, western medicine has largely focused on identifying… Read more »

A Pass to Escape

Greater Palm Springs has many world-class resorts and spas enjoyed by visitors from around the globe. But did you know that many of them offer day passes for as little as $20? You can lounge in their pristine pools, hot tubs and relaxation rooms, indulge in their steams and saunas, and pretend that you, too,… Read more »

Food as Medicine

The old phrase “you are what you eat” is now the center focus of integrative medicine. But sometimes simply eating food is not enough, so we take vitamins to supplement what we may be missing. Another option growing in popularity is nutritional IV therapy which delivers vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream.… Read more »

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Getting your daily exercise is easier when you find breathtaking views around every corner. Who doesn’t want to reach their daily 10,000 steps alongside cheetahs, giraffe, and jaguars? The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is home to unique plants and animals, bringing new meaning to a “walk in the park.” Some members say the main… Read more »

A Place of Peace

Not often is a community blessed with a treasure like Sunnylands. The stunning center and gardens reopen on September 12 and are free to visit with no reservations required. Whether you are simply looking for a quiet, contemplative place to walk or a serene ambiance in which to sit and meditate, you will find it… Read more »

Your Beautiful Blood

Blood gives life and is now being used to enhance beauty. You may have heard of the Vampire Facial®, a trademarked name for the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, facial gaining popularity as a more natural means of rejuvenating skin.  Unlike fillers that use synthetic substances, PRP uses the patient’s own natural healing mechanisms to activate… Read more »

Look How Far We’ve Come

Amazed. Proud. Excited. Blessed. Some of the many emotions I feel as I write this. When I started Desert Health® eight years ago, two of our main objectives were to encourage consumers to take their health into their own hands, and to elevate our valley’s thriving natural health community. I knew from experience that natural… Read more »

Longevity May Start in Our Youth

According to a new study from researchers at Loma Linda University, the key to living a long life lies in the behaviors started as young children. The study, published in The Permanente Journal, looked at seniors and centenarians in North America’s only Blue Zone, Loma Linda, to determine their exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)… Read more »

Help Us Help Those in Need

Thank you for taking your valuable time to read this. We are first-generation college graduates currently applying for medical school. On our days off from work and applying to medical schools, we volunteer at Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM), a non-profit clinic that helps the underserved community of the Coachella Valley with medical needs.… Read more »

Goodbye Bad Breath!

Hallitosis, or bad breath, is something with which many people struggle. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to worry about constantly. There are multiple causes to bad breath but most cases stem back to odor-causing bacteria in the mouth. Multiple actions can be taken to reduce the number of these bacteria and lead to fresher… Read more »

New Non-pharmaceutical Treatment for Dry Eye

There are many ways to manage or treat dry eye, a common condition – especially here in the desert. Studies show that about 25% of patients over 50 have clinically significant dry eye. There is now a new FDA-approved treatment which utilizes nasal neurostimulation to increase tear production. This is a non-pharmaceutical way to manage… Read more »

mentoring the future

Health Career Connection Internship

Twenty-two undergraduate college students from the Coachella Valley participated in the Health Career Connection Internship program this summer though OneFuture Coachella Valley. They spent ten weeks as full-time, paid interns at eighteen healthcare related sites across the valley, working on high-impact projects for valley residents. A special focus for this year’s program was exploring the… Read more »

What is Disordered Eating?

In a nutshell, disordered eating is when an individual’s relationship with food causes problems in their life or that of their loved ones. People are often surprised to find out that what they consider to be a lack of self-control or poor discipline is really “disordered eating,” driven by a part of our brain over… Read more »

I Have Cancer…

Shay Moraga is a triple negative breast cancer survivor and shares her journey with Desert Health® readers in an ongoing column… I HAVE CANCER… Those are the dreaded words you never want to hear from a family member or friend. The person telling you those words is more than likely completely overwhelmed and in shock.… Read more »