Fitness Numbers to Keep in Mind

September 24, 2015, by

25, 10,000, 150, 80-20, 30, and 120. Are these my suggestions for this week’s lottery drawing? No, not at all. These are not random numbers either. They are numbers that different clients of mine have heard from me for different reasons at different times over and over again throughout the years. But what are they

10 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

September 16, 2015, by

  Roughly 70% of us could stand to lose some weight. Some people need to only lose a few kilos, others may have years of work to do in order to get into a range of healthy weight. But as we all know, the chances of long-term success aren’t very good. With some help from

That Time of Year Again

September 2, 2015, by

Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul. It’s a time of teshuva and reflection and it is also a time of preparation. We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh Hashanah, the Yom HaDin and the ten days of teshuva leading to Yom Kippur. It’s a time of

Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

Using Your Intuition

August 25, 2015, by

The definition of intuition is a phenomenon of the mind, describing the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. Sometimes a coach or psychologist might have a “hunch” about something, not necessarily based on absolute fact. He or she will follow that intuition and many times, this allows the professional to

The Metabolic Boost Part II

August 20, 2015, by

In last week’s column, we defined metabolism, discussed the benefits of raising one’s resting metabolic rate and highlighted the ways in which having a higher muscle mass boosts metabolism. Below are some practical tips which can help us achieve that goal, and increase our overall health and well-being. Practical Tips for Raising Your Metabolism Build

Incorporating TLC Into Your Day

August 5, 2015, by

It’s been a very interesting few weeks in my office. My office staff and I get great satisfaction when we see our clients succeed in changing their health, and life around for the better. Last month, after doing a public lecture on lowering blood pressure, several individuals who attended chose to try our path to

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

July 30, 2015, by

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight. We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels. Research shows that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & Hu

Foods that Fight Aging

July 29, 2015, by

I awoke this morning only to discover a new wrinkle, an unwelcome addition with far too many friends to count.  Aging is a natural phenomenon in a human lifecycle.  It cannot be prevented, and as we age our bodies will change and deteriorate.  Wrinkles and memory loss are just two of the many manifestations of

Don’t Be Late—Preventative Measures

July 22, 2015, by

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see someone who has one of the classic adult diseases—I’m referring to diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. In many cases, the ramifications of these diseases have already begun to set in and the client is already being medicated; sometimes, they are feeling some

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