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Don't Diet - Live It!
No more weighing protein on little scales. No more arbitrary deadlines to lose X amount of weight. After I made this decision, I felt ten pounds lighter already!
Eating Mindfully
Somehow, very early on along the way, eating became mechanical, emotional, social, comforting, and generally filled with mindlessness . . .
Fighting the Bulge
So many of us have stopped looking after our health—between taking care of the kids, the husband, keeping up the household and, for many, juggling a job, our own health and fitness don't seem to make the top of our priority list...
How a Blood Clot Almost Killed Me
Unbeknownst to me, I was a walking time bomb and could have been another statistic in the number one cause of death. How is that possible?
The Kabbalah of Nutrition
Most people (unfortunately) go about their daily routine of providing for their bodies what nature requires – eating, drinking, sleeping, etc. – without paying much attention to what these activities and functions mean on a spiritual plane. The questions that we need to ask are: Why did G‑d create me this way? Why do I have to eat in order to obtain energy?
Perimenopause and Beyond
Miriam was about to run some errands and pick up her youngest child from school, a fourteen-year-old daughter, but suddenly felt her cheeks burning, and a warmth that flashed throughout her entire body like lighting...
EnLITEned Living
We Are the Invisible Caregivers
A portly gentleman in his mid-sixties collapses into bed each evening, exhausted and spent. His wife by his side, they are attached wrist to wrist with a cord, in case she tries to walk out of the apartment in the middle of the night . . .
Creating a Healthy Environment for School-Based Therapy
The Battle of the Bulge
I had no idea what I was doing to myself until one day I remember my mother crying to me, “Bubbie and Zadie (Grandmother and Grandfather) were starved in a concentration camp for their granddaughter to starve herself?”
The Dangers of Mercury
When is the last time you heard of mercury? Was it your high school chemistry class?
Food For Thought
“We fought, we won, let’s eat” is how many people sum up the essence of Jewish holidays. Wiith such an emphasis on food, is it possible that there is even the slightest concern in Judaism for one’s health?
Step Lively
Suddenly every step mattered, every minute move was registered. The daily drudge finally counted for something. Look! Don’t you see 8,116 in all its digital glory? I’m losing and gaining all at once...
Brain Exercise
If a workout doesn’t stretch, doesn’t burn, it isn’t working. It isn’t supposed to cause pain, but you definitely have to break a sweat!
A New Approach to Working Out
I am not a professional fitness trainer, have no scientific proof to back up anything I am about to tell you, and might even contradict what those in the know would say. But I can tell you one thing. These things work...
Managing Stress in Our Lives
Maimonides (1135-1204), taught that we should work to prevent illness or disease, rather than wait for a problem and then attempt to resolve it. With this in mind, we must look at stress and how it affects our lives...
Succulent Soul Food
Learning To Love Whole Foods
Sure, man cannot live on fruit alone - but there isn't a better way to start the day than by having a breakfast of fruit.The more directly a blessing comes from G‑d, the less we are able to ignore its true Source...
The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
One of the most common problems I address with patients involves the treatment of chronic pain. The day-to-day aches and pains that make life sometimes unbearable . . .
Does Your Child Suffer from PTSD?
Currently in the United States, it is estimated that 8% of the population suffers from PTSD, but the numbers could be far higher...
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