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Life

The Trouble with Kiddush

August 29, 2016, by

Have you been to a Kiddush lately on Shabbos?  Food as a celebration is nothing new to the Jewish People. After all, it is a Mitzvah to eat three meals on Shabbos, to include meat on Yom Tov, to make Kiddush on wine and to wash and eat Challah at a Seudas Mitzvah.  There is

Hot or Cold

August 18, 2016, by

It was week 4 of Donny’s weight loss program. He started out great! He had made enough changes in his eating to already make a big difference. His biggest challenge in terms of over eating was Shabbos, and he had finally conquered that challenge. For the first time in his adult life, he exercising and not only was

Top 12 Tips for an Easier Fast

August 9, 2016, by

When I speak with my clients about fasting, I often hear, “I get so sick when I have to fast” or “I start out fine but I get a terrible headache”, and very common “I am fine during the fast, but after I break the fast, I can’t function for hours and I feel awful.” I know

Let’s Get Practical

August 9, 2016, by

People like myself, in the field of bettering health, are constantly reading up on the latest findings in areas of diet, exercise and mental wellness and trying to implement them. Once in a while, we have clients who are already on a good path to health and wellness but they want to refine what they are doing to

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Fast Easier

August 8, 2016, by

Here are some quick tips to make your fast a bit more bearable: 1. The day before the fast begins, take frequent drinks of water. 2. Eat a balanced meal before the fast. Proteins and fats are absorbed more slowly than sugars and provide the necessary energy, but you should balance your meal with 55% complex carbohydrates,

Why the Diets Fail, Again and Again

August 1, 2016, by

I generally don’t like to put the word ‘fail” in the title of my articles. I much prefer to focus on strengths and successes. However, the failure rate of people trying to lose weight is astounding and begs an answer. 96% of those that resort to the standard diet routine will ultimately gain it back.

Nutrition: The Myths and The Facts

July 25, 2016, by

“I thought that if I eat blueberries every day…” “Someone told me that if I eat only twice a day, I will surely lose weight.” “I heard chocolate is good for you so I started eating 70% dark chocolate, a whole bar a day to help my heart health.” “I started grazing instead of eating

Exercise: The Secret Weapon in Fighting Anxiety

July 11, 2016, by

Today, anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. And anxiety cost the

It’s a Long, Long Shabbat

June 30, 2016, by

We are now mired in the heart of summer and the days are approaching their peak length of the year. Six days a week there is certainly a great advantage to having longer daylight hours. There are more hours for outdoor activities and trips. We even have more time on Friday to prepare for Shabbat

Another Nachat Tour

June 21, 2016, by

Every year in the United States, there is something called The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey. Using a series of questions about the workplace, they determine something called job satisfaction. In plain English, do you like your job? Roughly half of Americans like going to work each day, but the other side of this is

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