4 06 2015

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight.  We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels.  Research shows that two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & [...]

2 03 2015

Is that L’Chaim Worthwhile?

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 [...]

5 02 2015


When it comes to health, I like to emphasize the positives of being healthy.  There are so many things we can and should do to enhance our health and ultimately the quality of our lives.  We know what they are—exercising, eating the right foods, staying happy and stress free, getting outdoors and getting some sunshine [...]