weight loss

8 10 2023

Resolve to succeed–and here’s how!


This article was originially published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on Monday, 9th Oct. 2023: https://jpost.pressreader.com/article/281805698578233 We’ve been through this before—you and I!  It’s after the holidays. We’re all thinking about weight loss and dieting—and we WILL fail in the long term.  It’s not because we don’t want to succeed, or because we [...]

Resolve to succeed–and here’s how!2023-10-10T12:54:21+00:00
28 05 2023

The Cost of Health


This article was originally featured as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-743154 Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food—Hippocrates The Food Revolution Summit is a yearly event dealing with the direct relationship between food and the diseases, both physical and mental. A frightening statistic mentioned this year is that [...]

The Cost of Health2023-05-28T10:08:40+00:00
31 01 2021

Here’s “What” You Need to Know


Been there—done that!  Yes, I am talking about weight loss and supposedly improving health through diet. We all start with the best intentions and actually lose weight.  Sometimes maybe even lot of weight.  But inevitably, we fall into the 95% group and we gain it back –and more. What did we do and why didn’t [...]

Here’s “What” You Need to Know2021-01-31T21:20:58+00:00
19 04 2020

After Pesach…and Still at Home!


Here we go again!  And this year, most of us have not returned to work or school.  The “holiday” weight gain may be continuing.  Your clothes are tight, the scale is up and you might even be feeling just a bit lethargic.  I’m sure many of you are considering a diet.  DON’T DIET- get back [...]

After Pesach…and Still at Home!2020-04-19T20:14:32+00:00
22 11 2018

Your Second Brain—Take Care of It! (Part 2)


 In part one we thoroughly described the role of the microbiome, or gut bacteria. We mentioned that the microbiome has such influence on our health—physical and mental—that it is now being referred to as the second brain.  There are trillions of microscopic organisms that form the human microbiome. Taking care of them, by refraining from [...]

Your Second Brain—Take Care of It! (Part 2)2018-11-22T10:26:25+00:00
30 05 2018

The Battle of the Belly


“This!  This right here”, says Roni.  “How do I get rid of this?” he asks as he keeps pointing with his finger to his oversized stomach.  It is no secret that being overweight, and certainly being obese, is a health hazard.  It is also uncomfortable and not aesthetically pleasing.  But as we all know, people [...]

The Battle of the Belly2018-05-30T11:59:34+00:00
4 04 2018

Some Patience and a Lot of Grit


Meet Aviva! It’s not every day that someone who starts our program is 157 cm (about 5 feet, 2 inches) tall, 53 years old (a difficult time for any female to be losing weight) and weighs 155 kilograms.  Aviva’s BMI?  More than 62!  It won’t surprise you when I say that there is some high [...]

Some Patience and a Lot of Grit2022-01-30T12:17:00+00:00
25 10 2017

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!


Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succos are now behind us. Most of us have been over-eating and we were most likely very inactive both before and during the Yom Tov season.  Although the incentive might be there to start taking better care of our health and to lose weight (your clothes may be tight), it [...]

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!2017-10-25T11:21:36+00:00
23 05 2017

Overcoming your Predisposition


We are all created with unique traits, as determined by the genes and DNA.   Does having a “bad” gene for weight mean that it is inevitable that you will be overweight? Will this “bad” gene affect your attempts to lose weight? With a better understanding of what genes really do and how we can overcome [...]

Overcoming your Predisposition2017-05-23T11:20:57+00:00
23 03 2017

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos


Now it is summer and the days are longer. There is certainly a great advantage to having longer daylight hours.  There are more hours for outdoor activities and trips.  We even have more time on Friday to prepare for Shabbos without rush.  But when it comes to Shabbos itself, we can run into problems that [...]

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos2018-06-28T13:17:20+00:00