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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

Surgery – Yes or No?

March 8, 2018, by

Joseph’s knee hurts, badly.  He can’t really get around pain free, let alone do his daily morning power walk.  He takes some non-prescription painkiller.  For a few hours, there is some relief although a dull ache is always there.  How long can he keep taking these pills?  They begin to bother his stomach by the

Stand Straight: It Pays

February 28, 2018, by

Posture!  We’ve all heard people (our parents and teachers) telling us to sit up and not to slouch.  How important is good posture?  It’s very important.  Poor posture isn’t just something that might be unsightly, it has many health and medical ramifications.  We’ve all been caught slouching, hunching over our computer, or just not sitting/standing

So, You Got There. Now What?

February 20, 2018, by

You set your goal.  You decided you needed to lose 12 kilo.  And you set out to do it.  You were given all the tools to get there; a good food plan, exercise and your determination to succeed.  Week after week you got mostly good results.  It was only when there was extremely cold winter

Why are You Overeating?

February 8, 2018, by

As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one question you don’t ask your client is “why?”.  We are usually dealing with the how, when, what, and when.  Although I wouldn’t ask my clients “why” they are doing anything, I certainly try to get them to understand why they are undertaking bad habits or

Disordered Eating or Eating Disordered?

January 24, 2018, by

Here’s how things used to be, at least when I was growing up. You woke up in the morning and you ate breakfast before going to school, or when older, ate breakfast after davening. Then you ate lunch in school or during vacation at home and in the evening, there was supper and usually, everyone

The Scale

January 16, 2018, by

Last week, Yitzchak walked into my office with a half-smile on his face. When I asked him how his week went with his eating and exercise, he gave me a very positive report.  I asked him if he thought his weight went down and he replied that based on the way his clothes feel, he’s

Preventing Dementia

January 3, 2018, by

This article is dedicated to the memory of my mother-in-law, Rasha Malca bas Moshe Dovid, who after more than a decade of Dementia, was Nifteres last month.   Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose serious health risks. Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death for Americans over 65.  In the next decades, the number

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