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Natural OptionsThe Many Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwaganda

Ashwagandha is a revered herb in India, and it’s a workhorse of traditional Indian medicine known as Ayurveda. Indeed, its name means “smell of horse,” both for its aroma and its ability to make one as strong as a stallion. Ashwagandha can be given to emaciated children to restart growth Read more…

Natural OptionsMad About Medicinal Mushrooms

The medicinal mushroom craze has arrived. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine for their potent health benefits, these superfoods can now be found, not only in health food stores, but also in coffee shops serving up chaga chais, cordyceps lattes, and lion’s mane matcha teas.  There is even the “Shroom Read more…

FitnessIntentional Walking for Winning at Health

Walking is a simple way to increase your health and longevity with little effort. Here are five reasons you should do intentional walking at a moderate intensity (fast enough that conversation makes you a little breathless) for 30 minutes a day: Reduces chronic diseases. Walking at a moderate pace can Read more…

Natural OptionsSupporting Our Warrior White Blood Cells

Immunity foods

While white blood cells (WBC) account for only one percent of our blood, they have an enormous impact on our entire system and protect the body from illness and disease. Moving within our bloodstream, they work with our immune system as little warriors constantly doing battle to fight infections, bacteria Read more…

Integrative MedicineSupporting Your Immune System

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Living through a pandemic raises our awareness of the importance of our immune system. In preventing illness, there are generally two main principles: Don’t get it in the first place; Have a strong defense system in place to fight the intruder and render it inactive. We have rapidly transitioned to Read more…

Natural OptionsPreventive Kidney Care

The kidneys are vital organs in the human body, yet we rarely focus on them until something goes wrong, such as a painful urinary infection or the passing of kidney stones. The kidneys play a role in controlling blood pressure, acid-base balance, electrolyte concentrations and the removal of toxins. They Read more…

Integrative MedicineAnticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six

Anti cancer book

Anticancer Living is authored by the husband and wife team of Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, and Alison Jefferies, MEd who lead the integrative medicine program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. The scientific basis of all their information and recommendations is deep and sound.  In many ways, this Read more…

Integrative MedicineHow Our Bodies Process Sugar

How bodies process sugar

The food we consume is made up of three nutrients: proteins, fat and carbohydrates. Of the carbohydrates, there are three types: sugar, starch and fiber. Sugars are the simplest form of carbohydrates and examples include sucrose (table sugar), glucose (our body’s source of energy) and fructose (found in fruits and Read more…

Integrative MedicineIs Your Trash Overflowing?

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Our bodies are well designed to sort everything we encounter into a beneficial input to be absorbed and utilized or a useless or toxic input to be repelled or eliminated. From the food we eat and the air we breathe to organisms we encounter, these systems are robustly built to Read more…

Natural OptionsSwitching to Natural Personal Care Products

Environmental toxicants are ubiquitous in conventional body care products and can negatively affect both adults and kids. Reducing the burden of toxicants on the body includes purchasing and using non-toxic personal care products. There is a varying degree of toxicity in different types of products and replacing certain products can Read more…

InspirationProving the Power of Mind Body Healing

sitting yoga pose towards sunset

Let’s say you’ve been feeling really down lately and can’t seem to shake it. You go to your primary care physician and he recommends a prescription for an anti-depressant, or referral to a psychiatrist for further evaluation. It’s what you’d expect. Now imagine walking away with a prescription for an Read more…

Integrative MedicineProactive Breast Health

Breast cancer is a common health problem, affecting one out of eight women in the United States. Instead of worrying about whether you are going to get it, or what to do if you have it, be proactive and take breast health into your own hands.  An excellent book on Read more…

Integrative MedicineForm and Function

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has a new application for me as I pursue optimal brain function for patients. For most of my “doctor life” I’ve believed brain function to be dependent on the right environment and care – a fragile organ sustained by the Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Invisible Power of Energy Healing

“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyl, MD, Nobel Laureate in Medicine When most people think of methods for achieving physical healing, medication, surgery, and other concrete modern modalities designed to bring the body back to health come Read more…

Live Your WellestAre You Living Your wellest?

As you may have read in our previous issue, now is the time to Live Your Wellest and Greater Palm Springs has just what you need. Our valley is the ultimate health and wellness destination and we are lucky to live here! Certainly, the area boasts other exceptional attributes for Read more…

Live Your WellestGet 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 Read more…

Medical NewsLongevity 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 Read more…

Integrative MedicineStress Reducing Breath Exercises

For thousands of years, yogis and sages from eastern cultures have understood the importance of diaphragmatic and deep breathing. More recently, through the efforts of mind-body thought leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herbert Benson, the paramount importance and health benefits of deep breathing practices have been widely utilized in Read more…

Natural OptionsDetox Your Lymph for a Smoother Ride to Health

The body has seven basic ways of detoxifying itself: through the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, colon, blood, and the lymph system. You can easily help the process with a little attention to your lymph system. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in supporting both the cardiovascular and immune systems. Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Impact of Emotions on Health

Let’s face it, we are all spiritual beings, and as we go through life we store emotions, worries, stress and trauma on a subconscious level. It is called our cellular memory, the very genetic blueprint that our consciousness draws on for “deep memories” which play a significant role in determining Read more…