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The Growth of Functional Medicine

When I created Desert Health 10 years ago, one of the primary objectives was to elevate the work of our valley’s naturopathic doctors. Their philosophy of identifying the root cause of disease versus simply treating symptoms and “whole- person care” approach, taking time to understand and address lifestyle patterns, is significantly more effective than the… Read more »

Desert Health Wellness Awards

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US to celebrate healthy lifestyles and those inspiring us towards living well at the 2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards. This year’s event took place Wednesday, May 22, at the newly renovated S at Rancho Mirage, and over 250 took part in the festive evening. We were proud to feature two dynamic… Read more »

The 2019 Wellness Awards

Thank you to all who took part in the 2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards!  Photos of the spectacular evening can be viewed on our Facebook page and will appear in the July/Aug issue of Desert Health. The 2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards are proudly sponsored by  Eisenhower Health, Fresh Juice Bar, NBC Palm Springs, Cambria… Read more »

8th Annual Desert Woman’s Show Returns

8th annual Desert Woman’s Show sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center, Clark’s Nutrition and Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 16 & 17 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  The dynamic event will feature colorful desert fashions and accessories, nutrition and medical experts, personal development and a delicious assortment of tasty… Read more »

Thank YOU, Mr. President!

Last October I was extremely honored to have been asked by the Clinton Foundation to write an essay on behalf of the Coachella Valley about President Clinton’s impact in this region. Worldwide essays were compiled in a book presented to the President in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little… Read more »

alleviating seasonal allergies

Alleviating Seasonal Allergies

“I never had allergies before moving here” is often echoed among Coachella Valley residents. And it begs the question, is it age or location? Turns out it may be a little of both. But the good news is that you don’t have to suffer every spring or fall. With a little patience, practice and discipline,… Read more »

A Brave New World

There is a trend in health care of “conventional” medical practitioners and “alternative” care professionals working together. This practice provides the best of both health care worlds in a fully integrated model of medicine that not only addresses the acute disease process and symptom management, but also treats the causes of underlying chronic disease. Integrating… Read more »

Can Certain Foods Save Your Life?

When you plan your next meal, don’t forget to include some raw broccoli and a few strawberries…they may just save your life. Heart attack, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease are the leading causes of death in the U.S., and for the most part these conditions are easily preventable. Sulforaphane, diindolylmethane and ellagic acid are three… Read more »

Integrated Health Care

Integrated Health Care:

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defines this practice as “medicine that confirms the importance of the practitioner/patient relationship; focuses on the whole person; is evidence-based; and uses all appropriate modalities, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve health and healing.” Following this logic, patients win. We receive medical attention that considers… Read more »

Laser Therapy to the Rescue!

Laser therapy is gaining worldwide recognition for its ability to reduce pain and enhance healing without drugs or invasive surgery.[sup]1[/sup] Low level laser therapy is safe, non-invasive and free of side effects. It speeds recovery time, increases joint flexibility and reduces inflammation. In 1917 Albert Einstein presented mathematical equations that were later used in the… Read more »

Nutritional Deficiencies Caused by Pharmaceutical Medications

Treatment for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain and acid reflux, often includes pharmaceuticals taken over long periods of time, and potentially for a lifetime. While pharmaceuticals may be medically necessary, they often have unknown, adverse, or poorly understood health effects. Though it has been observed that prolonged use of… Read more »