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With health, there are no divisions: physical, emotional, mental – they’re all intertwined. And caring for each of them is of utmost importance. Here’s how to do just that, and make the most of your life.

A Healthier Way to Prep for Pesach
A Healthier Way to Prep for Pesach
Even though we had one extra month this winter, Pesach is on the doorstep yet again.  It seems to have become a very stressful experience to prepare for what is supposed...
Apr 3, 2019
By Alan Freishtat
Shaul vs. Esther: Learning to Live a Committed Life
Shaul vs. Esther: Learning to Live a Committed Life
As we approach Purim, the focus of the days immediately preceding the holiday becomes the long history of the relationship between Amalek and the Jewish people. Beginning with the few pesukim...
Mar 11, 2019
By Avi Muschel, PsyD
The New Medicine is Here: Part II
The New Medicine is Here: Part II
In part one of this article, we discussed how research is showing the healing effects of a healthy diet.  A healthy diet based on today’s research involved eating more plant based...
Mar 6, 2019
By Alan Freishtat
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Have you ever heard one of those stories?  I’m sure you have.  The doctors gave up—they sent her home to rest as comfortably as possible until her demise.  “There is nothing...
Feb 28, 2019
By Alan Freishtat
Please — No Bumpers
Please — No Bumpers
They’re pretty and they surely enhance the look of your baby’s room. Yet I respectfully request that you refrain from indulging in crib bumpers, also known as “bumper pads” used in...
Feb 25, 2019
By Hylton I. Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP
Taking Care of Our Brains
Taking Care of Our Brains
We all know by now the profound impact food consumption has on our health.  But when we think about food and health, we usually are thinking about our heart and circulatory...
Feb 19, 2019
By Alan Freishtat
Sore Throat Does NOT Usually Equal Strep Throat. For Real.
Sore Throat Does NOT Usually Equal Strep Throat. For Real. 
Parents are familiar with this scenario. Your child wakes up in the morning complaining his throat is itchy and dry. It’s a sore throat. Actually, Mommy and Abba are convinced it...
Feb 19, 2019
By Hylton I. Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP
What a Pleasant Surprise
What a Pleasant Surprise
While many clients come to me in order to lose weight, there are usually health issues involved that are more important to address than just losing the extra weight. There are...
Feb 12, 2019
By Alan Freishtat
You’ve Got to “Hand” It to Your Kids
You’ve Got to “Hand” It to Your Kids
You have read the title and must be thinking, “What in the world is Dr. Lightman writing about now?” Hands?  Is this about our handing over the reins of leadership from...
Feb 12, 2019
By Hylton I. Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP
Combating Adolescent Obesity
Combating Adolescent Obesity
It’s happening all too often.  The phone rings in my office and another mother is calling about her teenage daughter or son who is, at this early age, struggling with being...
Feb 5, 2019
By Alan Freishtat

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