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7 12 2016

This One’s Not a Gimmick

They call me all the time! “We have a product for you to market. This mineral is proven to enhance weight loss.”  “...just right for your business—it is a meal replacement and will help your weight loss clients succeed.” Often perspective clients come for a consultation, and they tell me about gimmicks and promotions they have [...]

1 09 2016

Can’t We Be Healthier?

I found a new study published by the Mayo Clinic to be quite frightening.  As a health professional, I see many people on a daily basis who suffer from a variety of health issues.  But this study revealed just how widespread the problems are and how much work needs to be done in all areas [...]

6 07 2016

Is it Fact or is it Fiction?

“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 [...]

21 06 2016

Too Much, Too Fast

A few years ago, a father brought his teenage son into my office for a conversation.  Yehuda was in Yeshiva out of town and he was class 3 obese.  At age 16, his parents were rightfully concerned about his well-being.  If at this age he was this heavy, with a 40+ BMI, what was going [...]

25 05 2016

The Hidden Tricks to Lose Weight

I hope the title of his article doesn’t have you thinking that I have found some great shortcut to weight loss.  There isn’t one.  We still don’t have a proven and safe medication, nor do we even have a surgical procedure that we are absolutely sure is safe or even effective in the long-term.  As [...]

7 10 2015

So, which is it?

As both a wellness coach and personal trainer, one thing I am NOT trying to do is help people achieve perfection in any particular area.  What I am trying to do, is help people make improvements in their lifestyle habits in order to bring about a healthier quality of life. Getting everyone to be an [...]

17 09 2015

Critical Updates

Our knowledge or how to stay healthy is constantly evolving.  15 years ago when Baruch came to me concerning eating properly and how to exercise, I advised him that he should only use low-fat products. Today I would advise him differently and make sure he had enough healthy fats in the diet—not to go high [...]