Life

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

Keeping the Weight Off During Summer Vacation

July 16, 2015, by

Adina has been a long time client who is always watching her weight very carefully.  Even during the chagim, she holds her own and barely gains weight.  But Adina has one time of year that is truly her downfall when it comes to keeping her weight in a normal range, and that is the summer

Using Nutrition and Exercise for Stress

July 7, 2015, by

Baruch recently came to see me to talk about an exercise program. Baruch isn’t overweight at all. However, he had been “foggy” for an extended period of time and was having digestive issues — all due to stress. Baruch read an article about how exercise can help and wanted to hear what I had to

The Silent Killer

June 10, 2015, by

Dovid is a 40-year-old who hasn’t felt well for the last year. Other than not “feeling right,” he had no other symptoms. Dovid was overweight with a BMI of 28.5 and didn’t get a lot of exercise or activity. His diet was very “western”—meaning too high in saturated and trans fats, and with too much

The Energy Booster

May 28, 2015, by

A relative of mine told me that she was in the midst of her pre-Pesach cleaning when she discovered something not to be believed. She came home from a long day at work, and was faced with more cleaning to do and was exhausted beyond belief. She took a brief rest and then started her

How Accurate is that Food Label?

May 20, 2015, by

There is hardly a week that passes that my dietitians and I don’t hear about how healthy someone thinks they are eating. After all, they tell us, I am careful to buy products with no harmful ingredients. Or, we hear about how they eat low salt, low sugar, no additives, etc.  The problem is, they

Boosting Your Immune System

May 14, 2015, by

With the news out that this winter that the flu vaccine only prevented flu in 18 percent of the inoculated population, it’s time to see what measures we can take to protect ourselves in a better way. Every winter, it seems that most people are going to get a cold or two and up to

Quick and Simple

May 4, 2015, by

Yisrael is a client of mine who is a young man but very overweight. He is a soldier in the Israeli army and although his job allows him to be home at night, he is up early to daven and to return to his base daily. He then puts in a full day. He needs