Health & Fitness

Sleep In for the Cure Recap

Sleep In for the Cure Recap

By | October 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Breast Cancer has touched most of us in one way or another. Whether it has been our own personal battle or the battle of a family member, friend or just being socially aware, it is a disease that has unfortunately penetrated our daily lives. Through its...

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THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA HOSTS SPA SOIREE ON OCTOBER 24th TO BENEFIT SUSAN K. KOMEN FOUNDATION

THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA HOSTS SPA SOIREE ON OCTOBER 24th TO BENEFIT SUSAN K. KOMEN FOUNDATION

By | October 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | No comments

Sample services from Rancho Mirage’s premiere, full-service Resort Spa Join The Spa at Westin Mission Hills for a night of pampering to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Thursday, October 24th, from 5 to 8 pm. Here’s your chance to sample many of the great...

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Miramonte Resort & Spa Partners with Desert Cancer Foundation

Miramonte Resort & Spa Partners with Desert Cancer Foundation

By | October 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Miramonte Resort & Spa is proud to announce a partnership with Desert Cancer Foundation in support of October’s breast cancer awareness month – to support, celebrate and remember those affected by cancer. On Thursday, September 26th, the Miramonte Resort & Spa in...

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Aluminum & Antiperspirants

Aluminum & Antiperspirants

By | September 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN There are a lot of deodorants and anti-antiperspirants out there today. Some are not harmful to the body, others can be. Deodorants are more benign and easier to find 'healthy' alternatives because deodorants do not stop perspiration. They only...

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Miramonte Resort & Spa Partners with Desert Cancer Foundation

Miramonte Resort & Spa Partners with Desert Cancer Foundation

By | September 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm | No comments

Residents Invited to Celebrate at September 26th “Think Pink” Event Miramonte Resort & Spa is proud to announce a partnership with Desert Cancer Foundation in support of October’s breast cancer awareness month – to support, celebrate and remember those affected by...

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Managing Menopause Naturally

By | August 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman, RN Menopause is a subject on which there are many views and opinions, and it is experienced in just as many ways. Fortunately, there are many simple steps and natural remedies you can take to help relieve the myriad of symptoms you may face. The average...

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THE SAD SIDE OF WHEAT AND GRAINS

THE SAD SIDE OF WHEAT AND GRAINS

By | August 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN Wheat today is totally different from the wheat harvested hundreds of years ago. From what I have researched, 80 to 90% of the common foods we eat, especially packaged, restaurant food, and thickeners, have some kind of highly processed wheat product in...

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Can You Influence Your Condition?

Can You Influence Your Condition?

By | July 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN I don't believe that illness is entirely physical. It may manifest itself in the physical, but your mental attitude is more significant than you think. Today's fast paced, high stress world is very distracting! Many of us can get caught up in the lies that...

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Joint Pain

Joint Pain

By | July 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN For those of you who suffer from joint pain, I have some pointers that could help, and have personally tried myself. First, I cut way back on sugar, including foods that turn into sugar once digested, like simple carbohydrates. My joint discomfort...

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SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS

By | July 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN Getting sunburned is NOT good, but we all need sunshine. It is the main source of life on this planet. Our bodies convert sunshine into vitamin D from the oils in our skin. But if we are deficient in antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables like...

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Local Woman Starts Company To Satisfy Void In Health Food Marketplace

By | July 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm | No comments

With support from Coachella Valley health food stores & health conscious individuals who were seeking a raw, gluten free, dairy free meal replacement bar, TRUElicious was born. On her never ending quest for the best superfoods on the planet , Michelle Steadman’s idea for a...

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Digestion Part II

By | July 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN To recap, from part I, digestion is paramount for health. If the stomach is deficient in hydrochloric acid, (HCL), it can't break down food. If our probiotics have been destroyed by antibiotics and poor nutrition we are not protected from the foreign...

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SIMPLE Talk On Natural Health Topics

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Hello All, Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, I give a 30 minute SIMPLE talk on natural health topics at my office on 74361 Hwy 111, suite #3, between Deep Canyon Drive and El Paseo, across from ‘The Hood’ bar and grill. The talk starts at 6:00 and is usually over at 6:30...

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DIGESTION – THE REAL FACTS (Part 1)

By | June 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN Many do not think about their digestion until they start having problems with it. Digestive problems can not only be uncomfortable, but will develop into more health hazards if not addressed. Most of the cells in our body replace themselves every 1-10...

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The Truth About Soy

By | June 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN For this issue I want to share some information on soy, that many may not be aware of. Since soy is natural product, grown from the earth, one would think it's good for you. All the advertisements sure make it sound healthy, right? Well, let me give you...

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Best Summer Values For Unwinding In Luxury Are At THE WELL® Spa At Miramonte

By | May 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm | No comments

By Laura Little THE WELL Spa, Miramonte Resort’s award-winning luxury spa, offers two choice services at an incredible summer value of only $50 for a 50-minute treatment. This special is available beginning June 2, 2013 and will last through September. “For so much of...

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New Age Glamour: Safely and Consistently Making the Desert Feel Beautiful One Face at a Time

By | May 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan When I entered the New Age Glamour office, I was struck by the clinical atmosphere immediately.  I had assumed it would be set up more like a typical beauty salon.  Owner Sheryle Taffolla greeted me in scrubs, further instilling the impression that our topic...

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GARLIC

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:31 am | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN Today, I wanted to cover one of my favorite herbs-GARLIC.   It may not contribute to the best breath in town, but the health benefits are truly outstanding!  Some of them may surprise you! First, it is a natural mosquito repellent!  Maybe that's where...

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SUGAR, NOT AS SWEET AS YOU MAY THINK

By | May 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm | No comments

by Jill Coleman RN We are eating more sugar than ever today. Recent research shows Americans eat 2 pounds of processed sugar a week, on average! One hundred years ago, sugar was considered an occasional treat, and outside of raw organic fruit, many rarely ate desert. The...

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Monosodium Glutamate

By | May 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm | No comments

by Jill Coleman RN Many of us have heard about it, and know it is not good, but why is it not good? That's is what I am going to try to answer today. A little history: Professor Kikunie Ideda from the Tokyo Imperial University isolated glutamic acid as a new taste...

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THE BODY DELI LAUNCHES PALM SPRINGS SPA COLLECTION

By | May 2, 2013 at 9:42 am | No comments

Handmade Skin and Body Products Inspired by Locally Grown Botanicals THE BODY DELI, the original pioneer for fresh, raw, organic skin and body care, announces the launch of a new collection inspired by the Palm Springs lifestyle. Building on the success of the organic...

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The ABC’s of Skin Cancer

By | April 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm | No comments

by Cara Pellegrino   Do you know your ABC's? I'm not talking about the kind you learned in kindergarten. I'm talking about the ABC's of skin cancer. Actually, in the case of skin cancer you have to know your ABCDE's. Most people know that skin cancer looks like an...

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Why Life is Sometimes like Lasagna

By | April 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm | No comments

By Sunny Simon Sunny Simon is a career coach, writer and motivational speaker with 20 years in corporate human resources. Prior to founding Raise the Bar High, a life and career consulting firm, Simon held leadership positions at several Silicon Valley start-ups and Fortune 500...

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Revitalize Your Eyes

By | April 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm | No comments

Puffiness, dark circles, crowsfeet and well- worn wrinkles eventually plague us all. Sometimes they appear alone, other times they visit in a team. The list of ingredients to combat your occular woes are long and hard to pronounce. Half of the products claim the latest and...

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Spa La Quinta Introduces the BT-Micro™ Natural Facelift,

By | March 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Offering an Exclusive Skin Rejuvenation Experience Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club has introduced an exclusive new treatment for guests seeking the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. The BT-Micro Natural Facelift has received rave reviews from guests who have...

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Laser Away

By | March 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm | No comments

by Cara Pelligrino Unwanted hair. We all have it somewhere. Lips, chin, ears, underarms, legs, nostrils, and even toes sometimes bear unbearable hair. Sure we can shave, wax, and get electrolysis treatments but the hair keeps coming back. And sometimes it reappears darker and...

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Foot Notes

By | March 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm | No comments

Kick off your shoes and relax. It’s time to meet your feet. Have you ever thought about what a big job your feet have in your everyday activity? Your feet are your foundation. Therefore, your feet have a very big job and it’s important that you take care of them. Does this...

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Antacids

By | March 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm | No comments

One of my clients stopped his Prilosec and is having a terrible time.  His symptoms are abdominal pain, constipation, and severe rebound acid reflux.  He only had a 'lump in his throat' before his doctor told him he had 'silent reflux', and started him on this acid...

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BB Cream

By | March 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm | No comments

Suddenly drugstore shelves and department store beauty counters are advertising the latest and greatest BB Cream will be your beauty savior. But where did it come from and what is in it? BB Cream was developed in Asia and gained popularity almost overnight. The craze quickly...

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Cholesterol

By | February 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | No comments

by Jill Coleman RN Today many are concerned about cholesterol. However, cholesterol is necessary for brain function, hormone production, mineral assimilation, bone function, metabolism, energy production and a healthy immune system. It is the building block of fat soluble...

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Joint Pain by Jill Coleman RN

By | February 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm | No comments

This week we will discuss joint pain. Many of us have it, and I have been changing my diet in an effort to resolve my pesky joint aches that flare up once in a while. The most noticeable change I had was when I cut way back on sugar, including foods that turn into sugar once...

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Vitamins and Whole Foods

By | January 30, 2013 at 11:06 am | No comments

Most of my first time clients come to me with a big bag of their supplements, pills, and antioxidant formulas.  They spend a lot of money on them, and the more they pay for a bottle, the better they assume it is!  In my experience, more than 70% of what many bring in, (unless...

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DETOX- Part 2

By | January 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm | No comments

The liver is a very complex organ that does so many things for our bodies. Since it is the main organ that detoxifies, I wanted to give a simplified rundown on this function, which is only one of many. There are mainly two phases of detoxification. The first phase of detox is...

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Detoxification Part 1- By Jill Coleman

By | January 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 8 comments

I have a great detoxification program in my practice, and this month I would like to brief you on how the body detoxifies the chemicals and toxins we are exposed to daily. From our diet, medications, personal and cleaning products, pollution, pesticides, and even synthesized...

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Cleanliness, Godliness and You

By | December 26, 2012 at 9:58 am | 43 comments

The ancient Hebrew proverb “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” has been adapted by people of varying faiths across the globe. Some imply it has to do with personal care, others with an orderly home. Regardless of faith or tradition, there is great value in this saying no...

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