809 2020

All the Difference – Thoughts before Rosh Hashanah

The final week of every Jewish year is a time for reflection over the year that was and an attempt to see how we can better ourselves in the coming year.  This past year will always be one everyone will remember. On the plus side This year included the largest and grandest completions of Shas [...]

309 2020

Keeping our Resolutions to Change

The Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Succos period is a time of the year that we are trying to change ourselves for the better.  We pray that at least some of these changes will carry through the year.  Making permanent changes in our lives is difficult.  Many of our behaviors, the good ones and the [...]

2708 2020

The Overrated Numbers on Your Blood Test

For those of you who are in your 40s or older, your physician probably would like to see a blood test every year or two.  There are many numbers and markers on a complete blood panel. A simple blood test can often tell us about things that are happening that we can’t see. Sometimes finding [...]

2008 2020

Exercising in the Summer

Some people have been able to return to their regular workout routines despite all the Covid-19 restrictions. Others have needed to find new ways to get in their daily exercise and activity. And now here we are in the hot, sunny months of the year. My client, Gabe, and I discussed the value of outdoor [...]

1108 2020

It’s Uncomfortable, That’s for Sure

Constipation!  It’s uncomfortable, that’s for sure. But what is it exactly and what does it mean? It is one of the most common digestive problems in the United States, affecting around 2.5 million people. Constipation is defined as having hard, dry bowel movements, or going fewer than three times a week. It also can mean [...]

208 2020

Yet Another Study

I am not stuck in the old ways just because “that’s how we’ve always done it.” I love looking at new research.  This is especially true when research reaffirms or replicates other research.  Even though the vast majority of health care professionals - doctors, dieticians, osteopaths, nutritionists, and many others - are mired in the [...]

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