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Saved from the knife

November 13, 2018, by

At the time of writing this article, Elly is supposed to be on an airplane flying to the United States in order to get a very intricate and delicate surgery to repair a problem with the disk that sits in the lumbar spine between vertebrae L4 and L5.  Elly started to have severe lower back

Cholesterol, Heart Disease and Statins—The Truth Comes Out

October 29, 2018, by

What really happens in order for plaque to form in your arteries and Chas V’shalom cause a heart attack or stroke? The anatomy of a heart attack Let’s get a basic understanding of what happens when one has a heart attack.  A heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), is permanent damage to the heart muscle.

New Cookbook Provides Fresh, Tasty and Healthy Additions to Your Repertoire

October 23, 2018, by

Oy Vey Vegan, a new cookbook by Estee Raviv is a beautiful collection of vegan recipes with a Mediterranean flare. Enjoy a preview with these two recipes – both modern takes on Jewish culinary classics! Click here for more details or to purchase the book Kneidlach / Matzo Ball (20 balls) In the process of

It’s Over—Now What?

October 11, 2018, by

Our Succahs are down and the Yomim Tovim are now behind us.  Hopefully, we had a lot of Simcha and quality time with our families.  Undoubtedly, we also took liberties with the amount and type of food we consumed.  And we did this at a time when we are less active than usual.  Obviously, that

The 2018 Definitive Guide to the Flu Vaccine

A dreaded time of the year has arrived. Total Family Care [Dr. Lightman’s practice] diagnosed its first documented case of influenza for the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, October 7, 2018. It’s early in the season (generally, the flu is more likely to be diagnosed between the end of December through the middle of March) but

Rosh Hashanah 5779

September 5, 2018, by

As we approach the New Year of 5779, Haba Aleinu L’tovah, there is always a certain amount to reflect upon looking back at the past year as well as some trepidation in terms of what awaits us in the coming year. This past year has been one of the most interesting years I’ve had since

The 23-Day Challenge

August 28, 2018, by

We are now focusing on the approaching Yom HaDin.  And as much as this is a time for spiritual preparation, it is also a time when practical preparation for the upcoming 23 days beginning with Rosh Hashanah can go a long way toward preserving our health.  This time period also includes Yom Kippur, Succos, Chol

A Comprehensive Look at Stress

August 23, 2018, by

Stress is a subject that I write about from time to time because I see all too often the damage it does to our health and wellbeing.  I see it from clients and I see it with friends.  And we happen to live in a society where the demands made upon us are unreasonable.  Whether

When it Doesn’t Work, It’s Time to Change the Approach

August 14, 2018, by

If you are a frequent reader of my columns, then you already know how I feel about diets.  But it’s not about how I feel, it’s much more about what we know works and what we know doesn’t work.  We have created a mentality that is faulty.  This includes governments, doctors, and big business.  For

My Week in a Wheelchair

August 8, 2018, by

As I write this, I am recuperating from spine surgery. I found this experience to be very enlightening so it’s going to inform the content of my writing over the next few weeks. Long story short, I threw my back out in March. When it didn’t bounce back, I went to a doctor, who diagnosed