Thursday, October 19, 2017

Health Link

A Personal Tribute to Dr. John Sarno

Recently, a 93-year-old man who had a profound impact on my life passed away. He was not a family member or a rabbi. In fact, he wasn’t Jewish, and I actually only spoke to him two or three times in my life. But in the past 23 years, there was rarely a week that went by

Management of Common Running Injuries

We know we are supposed to exercise to maintain good health, and many of us try hard to do so. More than 40 million Americans run regularly, perhaps because it is such an easy sport to take up. Running not only results in good health but, unfortunately, often results in injuries. The vast

Give Us Life

(Courtesy of PUAH) The Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Geneva showcased a number of interesting

What Are the Dangers of Sugar? Do We Eat Too Much of It?

There are always different theories about what foods are healthy and which foods cause diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation is to consume less than 10 percent of total calories per day from sugar. Most of us consume much more than that from eating large amounts of refined foods. This does not only prevent

Learning From Tragedy: Rising Above It All

Imagine having all you need, your dream house, your dream job, your dream car and then imagine losing it all. The emptiness, the hurt, the desperation, the crisis, the anxiety and the fear all come rushing into our heads and the emotions of hopelessness commence to pour

A Psychologist’s Guide to Interpersonal Repentance

As Yom Kippur approaches, many of us find ourselves in a more reflective mood than usual about our lives and our relationships. It is both a somber period, as we consider our mortality and flaws, and a hopeful one, as we resolve to make next year a better one and

Surviving and Thriving Over the Jewish Holidays

As summer turns to fall and a chill creeps into the warm air, it’s a sign that the Jewish holiday season is upon us. In addition to the spiritual preparation this time of year entails, many of us are thinking about more pragmatic matters – where we will be spending the holidays, what food to

How to Manage Common Running Injuries

We know that we are supposed to exercise to maintain good health and many of us try hard to do so. More than 40 million Americans run regularly, perhaps because it is such an easy sport to take up. Running not only results in good health but, unfortunately, often results in

Cut Out Some Carbs; Lighten Up Your Holiday Meals

Now that school has started and it is only one week until Rosh Hashanah, the holiday season is upon us. What does that mean besides going to synagogue, listening to the shofar, engaging in a time of introspection and evaluation and looking forward to good things for the year to come?

One Smile at a Time: Rambam Surgeons Join International Team in Africa to Correct Facial Deformities

(Courtesy of Rambam Medical Center) When Dr. Omri Emodi of Rambam Medical Center thinks about his summer, a smile

The Not-So-Orthodox Embrace of the New Age Movement

Reviewing: “Alternative Medicine in Halachah,” by Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla, The Israel Book Shop Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-1600913693, 2017

The Role of Muscles in Pain

Muscles seem like they shouldn’t be too hard to understand. Many are superficial and within the reach of the examiner’s or our own hands. We have used terms like strains, cramps and spasm for ages. Trainers, massage therapists and muscle relaxants have existed for years. Yet confusion

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