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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

Standing up Tall!

April 23, 2015, by

Batsheva , a 55-year-old, came to my weight-loss program several years ago and was a consistent exerciser who also did a lot of extra walking each day aside from her formal program. Gershon, a 38-year-old came to me for lower back pain problems and treatment. Two different people who came see me for two distinct problems, but there

Back from the Bakery…No Sugar?

April 16, 2015, by

It’s Friday—time to stop at the bakery for a few things. Other than stocking up on some whole grain rolls and pitas, I look around for something to bring home as an extra dessert for the company we are having this Shabbat. I see an entire section of “no-sugar” products, but I also see shelf

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