Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Health Link

Body Esteem vs. Self-Esteem

Chances are if you were to ask a young woman about her self-esteem she would begin to discuss how she feels about herself in relation to her body. It is generally believed that this has to do with the current conceptions posed by the media; a study done by J.B. Martin in 2010 showed that 47 percent of elementary school girls felt that magazines influenced their desires

Please Help Baby Idan’s Fight For Life

In many ways, Idan Zablocki is a typical one-year old, with a happy-go-lucky nature, an intense curiosity about the world around him, and an enthusiastic readiness for playtime. But Idan is also one of two in a million, because he is struggling with Hyper IgM Syndrome, an extremely rare and life-threatening primary immune deficiency disorder that severely

Nachshon or Dathan?

According to a Midrash of the Exodus, the sea did not split until Nachshon ben Aminadav waded into it up to his nose. In another story of the Exodus, Dathan and Abiram led a rebellion against Moses in an attempt to get him to turn back.

The Torah is full of stories of courage and cowardice in the quest for the Promised Land. We Jews have a history of grumbling

Understanding Fats

At a family get together, my brother-in-law requested that I write an article on fats—margarine, oil and butter. There had been a heated debate in his camp office last week revolving around oil. One of his colleagues insisted that vegetable oil is as healthy as canola oil, and another said that she uses olive oil for everything. He asked that I write an article to

Obesity and the Jews

In Parshat Hazinu, we read in the song of Moses, “He fed him honey…and oil,cheese of cattle and milk of flocks; with the best of lambs, and rams… and he-goats; with the very finest wheat; and foaming grape-blood was your drink. So Jeshurun grew fat and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness.”


Figuring Out Food Labels

Over the last 20 years the Food and Drug Administration has made food labels mandatory by law in an effort to improve the transparency of the ingredients in the foods we eat, including the nutrition values they contain. Sometimes food labels work in favor of the public’s health and nutrition, but sometimes they are a manufacturer’s marketing tool. Labels are a


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A Hot Dog A Day…

“Can a hot dog really kill you?”

“Is it true that having more than one hot dog a year is considered unsafe?”

“How many hot dogs can I eat without feeling guilty?”

The nine days are over and many have already run to turn on their grill. In fact, some camps even celebrate with a “chatzos” BBQ. Therefore, I thought

Eating Disorder Treatment Options

People often ask me why I feel compelled to write about eating disorders. The main purpose behind my writing is to provide awareness. It is extremely important in our culture and society to have a clear, truthful understanding as to the nature of eating disorders. There is another goal, though, that I hope to foster through my writing—to promote change.

Keeping Kids Hydrated in the Heat

We all know how hard it is getting ourselves to drink enough water, let alone getting our kids to do it. Very often asking a child to take a moment out of playing their favorite outdoor game and drink some water will garner a reaction like you are from another planet (or you will just be plainly ignored). But it is necessary to keep an eye on kids’ hydration

Common Food Supplement Fights Degenerative Brain Disorders

Israel21c—Many older people already take the compound phosphatidylserine to improve cognition and slow memory loss. There is more good news about this natural food supplement, coming out of an Israeli university: phosphatidylserine appears to improve the functioning of genes involved in degenerative brain disorders, including Parkinson’s disease

A “Jewish Medical Home”

While much is made of the new Medicare initiative for patients to have a “medical home” responsible for all aspects of their care, I realized that the Jewish community already has this potential. The regular synagogue attending population receives regular information in bulletins, announcements, and speeches on a wide array of issues. What could be more important