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Is it my Thyroid? (Part 2)

December 6, 2016, by

In part 1 of this article, we began delving into the factors which affect our thyroid and how well it functions.  We mentioned that common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, cold hands and feet, sluggish bowels, depressed mood, cognitive decline and low vitality.  We also talked about the first 5

Is it my Thyroid? (Part 1)

November 28, 2016, by

Rochel, a 54 year old who was in my weight loss program a few years ago, was frustrated.  She was doing everything right but her weight not only wasn’t going down, it was going up.  Needless to say, I was also frustrated.  I sent her back to her doctor to have her thyroid function retested. 

How Late Can I Eat?

November 23, 2016, by

Moishe is a skype client from the mid-Atlantic United States.  He has become a great exerciser in our time together and is being very mindful in executing his food program.  He feels better than when he started, but the truth is, he really isn’t losing weight.  Yes, he has stopped gaining and because he is

Not something to Ignore

November 14, 2016, by

On a recent visit to the United States, all of the news outlets were discussing how to prevent the next terror attack,ח”ו. The law enforcement community has been very adamant in using a phrase for the public; “If you see something, say something”.  Good advice.  And when it comes to our health, there are times

Revisiting Stress

November 8, 2016, 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

Looking Forward

October 31, 2016, by

Our Succahs are down and the Yomim Tovim are now long 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,

A Kidney for Casey

October 6, 2016, by

Thirty-five years old and on dialysis, Casey K. hopes to one day live “as normal a life as possible,” including raising a family and pursuing a teaching career. In the meantime, her dreams will have to remain on hold, until she finds a kidney donor. Casey has never had it easy. Born with a rare

A Story for Shabbat Shuva

October 5, 2016, by

Prior to writing my columns, I always try to think through an idea before I put it to paper.  This column was to be no exception and I actually began mapping it out in my mind several weeks ago.  Just when you think you have it all down, something comes along that you can’t ignore

A Story for Rosh Hashanah

September 26, 2016, by

Prior to writing my columns, I always try to think through an idea before I put it to paper.  This column was to be no exception and I actually began mapping it out in my mind several weeks ago.  Just when you think you have it all down, something comes along that you can’t ignore

The Truth about Exercise!

September 21, 2016, by

Jonathan is 50 years old.  He came into my office with a host of problems. His main problems were lack of energy and being overweight, and he also suffered from a low-level, mild depression.  He had read some information about the benefits of exercise, but the material he was reading wasn’t entirely accurate.  He then

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