19 10 2023

The Most Stressful of Times


This article was originially published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, 19th Oct. 2023: In my 38+ years in Israel, I have certainly experienced my share of stressful situations.  But what happened here in Israel two weeks ago has certainly created the most stressful of situations.  We are all praying for [...]

The Most Stressful of Times2023-10-19T11:49:21+00:00
20 07 2023

Besides Diet and Exercise…Sleep!


This article was originally published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on 23 July 2023: With all of our emphasis on healthy eating and exercise, it is easy to forget that there are actually 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine. The other four are: not using substances like tobacco, alcohol and drugs, managing stress, good [...]

Besides Diet and Exercise…Sleep!2023-07-23T10:58:57+00:00
3 10 2021

The Right Direction


It’s been a long month - preparing, celebrating, a lot of eating, less activity and exercise, less sleep, and all the stress that comes with this holiday season.  But it’s over now. The weather is cooling down and we’re adjusting back to a regular work and school schedule. Although the Covid-10 pandemic is still around, [...]

The Right Direction2021-10-03T12:54:28+00:00
31 12 2020

Breaking Through the Plateau


Samuel came into my office yesterday for his initial intake.  He lost a lot of weight, some came back.  He’s been trying everything he can think of to reverse the trend, but now he’s just stuck at the same.  I’ve see this story before.  Another version - Rachel, a longtime client of mine, has lost [...]

Breaking Through the Plateau2021-01-03T12:31:28+00:00
21 09 2016

When You Don’t Sleep Enough…


It wasn’t long ago that the standard advice for good health was: eat right, exercise and don’t smoke.  However today, health care professionals are adding another very important element to that list—get enough sleep.  It is interesting to note that before the electric light bulb was invented, people averaged about 10 hours of sleep per [...]

When You Don’t Sleep Enough…2017-01-15T12:20:24+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
25 11 2015

Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (part two)


In part one of this article, we covered the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and the risk factors that we can’t change and the ones we can.  In this article we will discuss dietary factors as well as the role sleep can play in prevention. Nutrition Our dietary habits turn out to be a very large [...]

Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (part two)2017-01-19T12:41:46+00:00
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 & [...]

To Win the Battle of the Bulge2017-01-19T15:11:29+00:00
28 09 2014

It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 1)


It’s frustrating! You have changed around your eating habits or you have begun walking every day. You have cut out some of the higher calorie foods that you used to eat regularly. You really need to lose about 10 kilos (22 pounds) and as your health and looks are at stake, you have every incentive [...]

It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 1)2017-01-26T11:20:45+00:00