Sunday, January 19, 2020

Health Link

Nutritional Secrets of Tour de France Can Fuel Everyday Athletes

(BPT) Nutritional bars and packets of energy gel are what you might think of when you imagine a champion cyclist’s diet. But for the 198 men set to embark July 4 for the 102nd Tour de France, a balanced diet based in whole foods - and a lot of them - is critical.

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Plague of the Night: Those Awful Calf Cramps

After having one of the snowiest and coldest winters on record, we are now finishing up a pretty hot summer, especially these past few weeks. Maybe the beach crowd loves the heat, but the rest of us might be noticing the difficulties associated with this long stretch of high heat.

During the

Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page.

What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is a rather simple food concept. It is basically the path that your food has traveled from its origin to your plate and finally your mouth and body. At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or real foods. Foods that are un- or minimally processed, refined and handled, making them as close to their


As the chaplain, I enter the intensive care unit. The dimly lit room felt as cold as ice, though the thermostat read 70 degrees. She was dying. Could be moments, could be hours. No one knows how much longer she has left. Only God ultimately knows. He offers me a chair by his side and invites me to sit down. He tells me that this unconscious

Chiropractor Matthew Leffel Opens Office in Hackensack to Treat Injuries and Provide Wellness Care

Hackensack—Teaneck resident and community member Dr. Matthew Leffel, a chiropractic physician, has recently opened an office for chiropractic care and sports medicine in Hackensack, near Route 4 and Cedar Lane, with close proximity to Teaneck, Bergenfield, Englewood and Tenafly. He is board certified and aims to provide a

Healthy Breakfast Challenges and Solutions

Dear Coach Gila,

I love the summer and really appreciate the long sunny days and slower pace. Breakfast, however is proving to be a challenge! Mornings are so hectic and it’s tempting to microwave frozen pancakes or serve cereal and milk to my kids. Part of me feels like a success

Prepping for the Flu Season

Recently, while sitting at home and preparing to go to the beach, Dan the mailman, as my children call him, dropped our daily mail pile through the door slot. As I picked up the myriad of catalogues, bills and junk mail that were strewn across my front hall, I recoiled in horror. There was the L.L. Bean catalogue, and on the front page was

Eliminate Bad Breath

Quick, anybody have a cucumber? Holding a slice between your tongue and the roof of your mouth for about 90 seconds helps minimize oral malodor. Fresh out of cukes? No worries—we have a few more hints to help you keep bad breath at bay.

Crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots, celery and

Enjoy Summer Fun in the Pool, Without the Harsh Effects of Chlorine

(BPT) This summer your kids are spending every day in the backyard, having a grand old time splashing around in the pool. You’ll probably spend some quality hours in your pool as well, cooling off when the weather gets hot and enjoying the beautiful summer days.

The only concern you

Q&A With Metropolitan Dermatology: Botox and Other Fillers

What is Botox and why is it used?

Botox is the name of injectable medication used to smooth out facial wrinkles. Botox is a muscle relaxant. It acts at motor nerve endings (the areas where nerves connect to muscles). Many lines and wrinkles on the face are created by the

Psychological Insights from the Torah: Combating Anxiety and Depression: Part III

In previous articles in this series we considered the idea that it is unrealistic to expect a “one size fits all” approach to dealing with pain, suffering, and loss. We also learned that it was unreasonable to expect individuals with different temperaments, histories, and life situations to respond to trauma in the same manner. Yet,