The Water Cure

Warm water aids digestion. Those four words are part of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine as taught in Germany. I have used warm water for the treatment of a variety of ailments of the gastrointestinal tract such as difficulty swallowing, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. When patients ask me what I take for… Read more »

A Helping Hand for Aging Skin

As we age, our skin and facial anatomy go through various changes. These changes not only affect the appearance of our skin, but also the shape of our face.  Thus, taking extra special care of our skin becomes increasingly important in our later years.   Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical aesthetic treatments have come a… Read more »

Art and Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s

For many years, there has been a growing recognition that art and music can contribute meaningfully to the quality of life of persons with Alzheimer’s. Music has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and to some extent, behavioral symptoms that when unmitigated often lead to the use of antipsychotic medication or other sedatives. Art therapies… Read more »

Gummies: A Sticky Situation for Seniors

They look so innocent. Soft, little roly-poly morsels resembling the treats your grandkids love. You’ve heard that gummies are a great, less odiferous way to help you get a good night’s sleep or mellow out. What could go wrong? Sadly, plenty – if you’re not careful. As seniors educating others on the use of cannabis,… Read more »

What You Gain, What You Lose

Medicare Advantage plans are more popular than ever. With Medicare Annual Election Period coming soon, we are expecting even more seniors to choose this type of coverage than ever before. Low- or even no-premium plans are the most popular and some plans even offer a “giveback,” a credit to your Social Security benefit, rather than… Read more »

Explore Your Wildest Side

Casual elegance and an array of gourmet vegan and gluten-free offerings are why we love Wildest Restaurant + Bar. Whether you’re looking for cocktails and appetizers or a four-course dinner with friends, you’ll find both guilty and good-for-you options at this popular Palm Desert destination. Wildest is the innovation of health advocate and wine aficionado… Read more »

Welcome Coachella Health Festival!

The launch of the Coachella Health Festival is set for Saturday, November 18 at the dynamic Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella. The lucky first 500 attendees who register online will receive, not only a free general admission ticket, but also complimentary valet parking courtesy of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. Whether… Read more »

It’s Boots and Bermudas Time!

This year marks the 36th Annual YMCA’s Hoedown in Paradise, Saturday, November 4, at the newly rebranded Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa. Pair your cowboy boots with your best resort attire and come join the fun! Guests can anticipate a night of camaraderie, specialty cocktails and a menu infused with a taste of paradise.… Read more »