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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

Exercise for Simcha!

March 24, 2015, by

It seems ironic that while preparing for Yom Tov, when we are specifically commanded to be happy, we are in a constant state of stress and anxiety. Did I get everything needed while shopping? Did I remember to clean and look everywhere for chametz? Did I bake and order enough matzah? Is everything ready and

Exercise is Medicine! (Part III)

March 19, 2015, by

Last column focused on the benefits of exercise vis-à-vis high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. This third and final segment of our Exercise is Medicine series will discuss Metabolic Syndrome, lower back pain and osteoporosis. Metabolic Syndrome Exercising is very helpful in weight reduction and in preventing weight gain. It is also beneficial in

Exercise is Medicine: Part II

March 4, 2015, by

My last column examined the role that exercise can play in reducing and possibly eliminating the need for statins and blood pressure medication. We also discussed the positive effects of exercise for diabetics. This week, we will discuss the benefits of exercise vis-à-vis high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension,

Is that L’Chaim Worthwhile?

February 25, 2015, by

Isn’t it a wonderful custom that we have? We take a small shot of whisky, say “L’Chaim” and swig it down. According to Rabbi Shraga Simmons of Aish HaTorah, the custom of saying “L’Chaim” when drinking wine is first mentioned in “Machzor Vitri” 80, s.v. “Shnayim.”  At one time, they used to give wine to the condemned

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