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Life

Is your food safe?

May 24, 2018, by

We spend a lot of time thinking about and talking about nutrition and calories.  Is this food fattening?  Is that good for us? How processed is this?  But even the healthiest choices can cause us to feel sick and put our stomach and digestive tracks in great distress if not handled correctly.  At times, you

Snacking

May 14, 2018, by

I met Shelly when she came into our program a few months ago.  When she called to make her appointment, she told me over the phone that her doctor had been nagging her for a while to lose 5 or 6 kilo in order to improve her health.  Slight high blood pressure and pre-diabetes had

Get up and go! Regaining our Energy

May 9, 2018, by

A newer client of mine came back after Pesach and told me the following.  She was in the midst of her pre-Pesach cleaning when she discovered something hard to believe.  She came home from a long day at work and was faced with more cleaning to do and was exhausted beyond belief.  She took a

Patience and Grit

May 1, 2018, by

It’s not every day that someone who starts our program is 157 cm (about 5 feet 2 inches) tall, 53 years old (a difficult time for any female to be losing weight) and weighs 155 kilograms. Her BMI? More than 62! It won’t surprise you when I say that there is some high blood pressure,

Are You Still Dieting? Stop now! (Part 2)

April 25, 2018, by

In part one of this article we examined why, in spite of their overwhelming popularity, diets are failures. We established that adherence is the most important component of a food program for success along with avoidance of all or nothing thinking.  The article also stated that small, gradual changes are best for changing poor habits

Are You Still Dieting? Stop Now! (Part 1)

April 18, 2018, by

My clients and people in general ask me a lot of questions about health and fitness.  But there is one question I just won’t answer; “What do you think about the ______diet?”  Why don’t I answer? Because unless they are referring to specific food programs like the DASH diet or a Mediterranean food program, the

After Pesach! What can be different this time?

April 10, 2018, by

Here we go again!  Your clothes are tight, the scale is up and you might even be feeling just a bit lethargic.  Most of you are already starting or considering a diet.  DON’T DO IT!  Let’s get back to the basics of good eating, putting more activity and exercise into your life and this time

Another Pesach is upon us (Part 2)

March 21, 2018, by

(In part 1 of this article we mentioned different reasonable and attainable weight loss goals for Pesach and how to handle our health during the erev Pesach preparations.  In part 2, we will look at Pesach itself and give you 8 practical tips on how to keep your health in a good place over the

Another Pesach is Upon Us (Part 1)

March 12, 2018, by

Pesach is upon us… by now you have it all down to a good routine–which rooms get cleaned first, who is in charge of what, and when to kasher the kitchen.  There is the grocery shopping, meat and poultry shopping, and close to Yom Tov, the fresh produce. How many guests are coming to the

Speaking Up About Addiction, the Ultimate Slavery

March 12, 2018, by

Isaac’s road to sobriety hadn’t been particularly easy. I had originally seen Isaac and his wife, Etty, for couples therapy due to his drinking problem. He had been motivated to stay sober but wasn’t willing to give it the time and energy it truly required. “The firm won’t let me take off any time to

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