1601 2022

Lessons from Covid – Alan’s JPost op-ed

The following article appeared as an op-ed written by Alan in The Jerusalem Post: It’s been almost two years since COVID-19 made its appearance on the world stage. It has caused pain and sorrow, and we had to get used to a brand new way of life. The things we have taken for granted in the [...]

201 2022

If I Can Do It, You Can, Too

If I Can Do It, You Can, Too - How I got back to good health For those of you who think I’ve always led a healthy lifestyle, you’re in for disappointment. By the time I was age 33, I was overweight, my clothes didn’t fit and my blood pressure was already on the high [...]

1212 2021

Is That True? Fictions and Truths about Health

I think the topic of health ranks pretty high among areas with false paradigms. Sometimes we form opinions on incomplete data and later find out, as more data is collected, that what we thought was true really is not. Look back on the last 21 months of the Covid-19 pandemic! The more data that is [...]

2411 2021

Chanukah: When Less is More

As Chanukah is here, my house is quiet.  All of my children are married and out of the house.   I quickly remembered times when we needed a large table for all of the menorahs, how candle-lighting took a long time as each child recited the blessings and we sang Maoz Tur afterwards.  I realized that even though there was less [...]

711 2021

Is Fit and Fat a Thing?

Here we go again!  Yet another study trying to figure out what is more important, being thin or being fit. Last month, The New York Times published a summary of a new study by Dr. Glenn Gaesser, a professor of physiology at Arizona State University.  Dr. Gaesser’s expertise is on the effects of physical activity [...]

1710 2021

Sweet Nothings – Artificial Sweeteners

When clients at The Wellness Clinic have their initial health and fitness assessment, the subject of artificial sweeteners inevitably comes up.  I understand the question.  After all, it should “make sense” that these zero calorie additives would help make us slim and trim. Almost everyone is surprised by my response: First choice - drink the [...]

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