10 09 2023

Learning from the past-Preparing for the future


This article was originally published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on 10 Sept. 2023: As we approach the New Year of 5784, we look back at the past year. With some trepidation, we wonder what awaits us in the coming year. This past year has indeed been interesting in the arena of health [...]

Learning from the past-Preparing for the future2023-09-10T11:50:30+00:00
13 06 2021

Why We’re Moving Backwards


During my lifetime, modern medicine has brought about fantastic advances.  100 years ago, infectious disease, water borne diseases, like cholera and pneumonia, were the main causes of early mortality.  With better hygiene, the advent of antibiotics and vaccines, and the reduction in the percentage of smokers in the population, life expectance increased yearly. Yet while [...]

Why We’re Moving Backwards2021-06-13T11:59:06+00:00
7 03 2019

The New Medicine is Here (Part 1)


Have you ever heard one of those stories?  I’m sure you have.  The doctors gave up—they sent her home to rest as comfortably as possible until her demise.  “There is nothing more we can do” they said.  Confined to a wheel chair and suffering from constant and severe chest pain, she already had a bypass [...]

The New Medicine is Here (Part 1)2019-03-07T12:42:39+00:00
1 02 2019

Simplifying Weight Loss


With all of the knowledge we have today, we know that losing weight and being able to keep it off is actually a very complex field.  There is no shortage as to the amount of factors involved.  To lose weight and to sustain that weight loss involves multiple disciplines. Just in nutrition alone, one needs [...]

Simplifying Weight Loss2019-02-01T12:00:06+00:00
20 12 2018

Moving Toward Plant-based Eating


More and more people are asking me how important moving toward plant-based eating really is.  Awareness is growing about avoiding animal products, especially processed meats. Media outlets are exposing the negative aspects of animal products and touting the potential health advantages of plant-based eating. Abe came to speak to me about weight loss, but he [...]

Moving Toward Plant-based Eating2018-12-20T11:47:29+00:00
10 05 2018

Are You Still Dieting?  Stop Now! (Part 2)


In part one of this article we examined why diets are failures. The bottom line in weight loss is creating a calorie deficit, but in a way we can stick to.  In part 2, we will now examine ways to create a situation where more calories are being used as energy than are being consumed. [...]

Are You Still Dieting?  Stop Now! (Part 2)2018-06-04T12:34:28+00:00
17 05 2017

You Are What You Eat


The old saying goes, “You are what you eat”.  We know that the way we eat has a pronounced effect on our health, weight, and ability to fight off disease. Recently we even discovered that what we eat can have a marked effect on our mental health.  The term “the way we eat”, refers to [...]

You Are What You Eat2017-05-17T11:18:47+00:00
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 [...]

Can’t We Be Healthier?2017-01-12T12:26:13+00:00
21 07 2016

Let’s Get Practical


People like myself, in the field of bettering health, are constantly reading up on the latest findings in areas of diet, exercise and mental wellness and trying to implement them.  Once in a while, we have clients who are already on a good path to health and wellness but they want to refine what they [...]

Let’s Get Practical2017-01-12T12:12:05+00:00