Is the Idea of Weight Loss Weighing You Down?

There are many reasons people decide to lose a few pounds. Sometimes, weight management is required to mediate a diagnosis, such as Type 2 Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease, sometimes you need to lose a few pounds to improve your hormone levels and your body's response to stress, and sometimes you want to lose some weight … Continue reading Is the Idea of Weight Loss Weighing You Down?

The Mysteries of the Microbiome

"You are what you eat," and that has never been so clearly demonstrated than by science's recent discoveries regarding the human microbiome. The word "microbiome" is the scientific term used to describe the trillions of bacteria inhabiting our bodies, primarily our gastrointestinal tracks. These bacteria are, for the most part, good and exert significant influence … Continue reading The Mysteries of the Microbiome

Upgrade Your Medicine Cabinet

We’ve all been there, staring into the medicine cabinet wondering if its contents can solve our problem. In fact, most of us still use some of the same remedies our parents used. Did you know that the majority of these everyday remedies are potent chemical compounds that can have adverse side effects? For example, NSAID’s … Continue reading Upgrade Your Medicine Cabinet

Getting Comfortable at the Spa: A Guide to Spa Etiquette

The Greater Palm Springs area is full of world-class spas offering everything from a dip in local mineral waters to the ultimate in luxury pampering. However, those who have never visited a spa might not know what to expect the first time. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your spa … Continue reading Getting Comfortable at the Spa: A Guide to Spa Etiquette

Time To Diet: The ups and downs of finding the right fit.

A diet that doesn’t fit your lifestyle can lead to less-than-desirable results. As you may recall, my most recent article discussed weight gain associated with alcohol intake during menopause (I Need a Drink, Desert Health May/June 2016). While the article was enlightening, writing it did nothing to burn the extra twenty pounds I’ve accumulated through … Continue reading Time To Diet: The ups and downs of finding the right fit.

“I Need a Drink!” Middle-aged women and alcohol

So many things change as women age. Our bodies, our minds, our purpose, all appear to go through a major transition between the ages of forty-five and sixty. Perhaps the biggest of the female changes is that of menopause, the end of a woman’s reproductive ability. Currently, the average age for menopause is fifty-one. During peri-menopause, … Continue reading “I Need a Drink!” Middle-aged women and alcohol

Natural Remedies for Dry Skin

Traditional Chinese Medicine remedy of poached pear and honey Skin is the largest organ in our bodies. It’s what holds our muscles, bones, and tissue intact and also provides a barrier, keeping the bad organisms out and absorbing the good. Skin helps regulate our body temperature by absorbing and releasing heat and helps flush out … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Dry Skin