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January/February 2012

Lauren and Husband

From our family to yours

Happy New Year!

Human beings are funny. We know that good health comes down to making the right choices. But bad habits are hard to break, and we tend to be drawn to things that are bad for us. Sometimes it’s cultural or lack of knowledge, but more often it is just plain old ‘human nature.’

Look at former President Clinton, an educated man with all the world’s resources at hand, yet it took quadruple bypass surgery followed by stent surgery for him to incorporate changes that would heal his heart.

Working towards a healthier generation has been a national platform for his Foundation, and Clinton is bringing his efforts to the Coachella Valley as part of the Humana Challenge. Desert Health® celebrates the awareness this is generating! Awareness leads to education and access to the information we need to make the right choices. And it’s never too late for start, just ask Bill Bell – he is an inspiration to us all.

Many of the conditions and diseases we feature in Desert Health® can be managed–and often reversed–with dietary changes. Diabetes is no different. If you want to learn how food affects our bodies, I encourage you to attend the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® sponsored by the Desert Diabetes Club. This is a free event and their medical speaker is Dr. Steven Gundry, author of Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution. His research and recommendations have changed many lives – including his own.

The New Year is a good time for change – drawing inspiration and setting personal goals. We think you will find some of that inspiration within our pages, as there are many tips to get you started. There are also quite a few articles related to this issue’s theme – Diabetes – which are noted with a green apple in our printed version.

In addition, February is American Heart Month, so we have articles on heart health denoted by a red heart in our printed version.

Our wish for you is that you live each day with a smile on your face, a positive mindset and an able body. We know that good health – for you and your loved ones – will help you achieve your goals this year and throughout your life. And it begins with simply making the right, healthy choices.

Cheers To Your Health,

Lauren Del Sarto

Lauren Del Sarto

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