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1411 2017

Do you have “KAROSHI”?

Do I have what?  I certainly hope not! Karoshi is a Japanese word so it most likely is not in your vocabulary.  But when a 31 year old in Japan died of overworking (159 hours of overtime), that was the diagnosis, or to be more precise, heart failure due to Karoshi.  The literal translation is [...]

811 2017

Fat is NOT the Enemy

Every few years, we hear about changes in the dietary guidelines that the government issues. These changes are supposed to help us ward off disease and stay close to a normal weight.  If one goes back to the original food pyramid and compares it to what they call My Plate today, you will notice a [...]

211 2017

Turning it around

It’s over and behind us.  It started with preparations for a 3 day Rosh Hashanah and after a festive Simchat Torah. After the festivities, the Succah was taken down, but the scale is up! Year after year in the name of simcha—having joy during the holidays-- we overdo it and can actually damage our health. [...]

2510 2017

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!

Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succos are now behind us. Most of us have been over-eating and we were most likely very inactive both before and during the Yom Tov season.  Although the incentive might be there to start taking better care of our health and to lose weight (your clothes may be tight), it [...]

1910 2017

A New Year with the same problems

It’s the New Year of 5778. We have just finished 3 weeks with a lot of eating and sedentary life style.  This time period was very challenging to navigate when it came to managing our health.  But as we begin the year, we see it isn’t just holiday time that requires good preparation and planning [...]

1309 2017

Inspiration-Before Rosh Hashanah (Part 2)

 In Part 1 of this article, we discussed Shlomo. After waking up one morning riddled with pain across his body, and after drugs for pain didn’t work, he became addicted to an non-prescribed substance that he obtained.  Shlomo was removed from his home and not allowed visitation with his wife and children. My work with [...]

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