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?
It's that time of year again, the time for making New Year's resolutions. The time when everyone jumps on the bandwagon making promises of losing weight, exercising more, and being kinder to one another. Given their timeliness, I thought it would be fun to take a look at resolutions and the motivation behind them. What … Continue reading Resolving to Set Goals
When I recommend supplements, many clients ask if they can find them on Amazon. The simple answer is: no, 99% of the supplements I recommend cannot legitimately be purchased on Amazon, Ebay, or at any other website or retail store. And there's a very good reason for this. I source the supplements I recommend primarily … Continue reading The Great Supplement Search
"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
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
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
As we wake to another bright and sunny desert morning, a sense of calm has settled over the valley as it is finally 2017, a new year that brings the promise and hope of things to come. As 2016 came to a close, the online world had much say in the usual “Year in Review” … Continue reading Closing the Door on 2016
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.
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
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