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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Lyme Disease – Summer is Coming and So is Lyme

Since children play outside, especially with pets it is understandable that 25% of cases of lyme disease involve the pediatric age group. In fact, boys between the ages of 5-19 years are infected three times as much as other age groups. Lyme Disease is transmitted when a tick (deer or mice) feeds on an infected host then passes the bacteria by feeding on humans.

Body Pressures: Summer is Coming. Will You Achieve Body Peace?

This week the first wave of summer hit me as the air conditioning in my office was not working, and my coworkers and I were all faced with a wave of blistering heat. The indication of summer approaching generally means a few different things: some semblance of vacation, iced coffees, and a change in wardrobe. As the weather changes, we tend to frequent the malls and

Parsha And Yoga… Seriously?

Since my website went live in 2012, I’ve received calls and e-mails from people all over the world, from New York to San Diego, from Canada to Israel, and from England to Brooklyn. (Yes, Brooklyn, can you believe it?!?) Some people come for advice, some visit for support, and some offer business opportunities and ideas for future activities. Each person,

Study Finds Widespread Antibiotic Resistance in Nature

Resistance to commonly used antibiotics are in the genes of bacteria everywhere, researchers at the University of Lyon in France have discovered. A worldwide study of the gene sequences of bacteria, published in the journal Cell Biology, has found resistance across 71 environments, including oceans, soil, and human feces.

The researchers

Clothes Maketh The Man… and the Workout

This is Part II of a two-part article discussing my nine suggested tips for choosing the correct exercise attire. Last week we examined four tips including (1) head covering (2) clothing material (3) fit and (4) choosing your apparel wisely to address the different seasons and the plethora of challenges that accompany our temperate climate. Here are

Inflammation Is the Key to the Problem

“Arthritis is for old people, right?”

This is an outdated view of a spectrum of diseases that affect people of all ages in the population. In the past decade, there has been a revolution in the understanding and treatment of many forms of arthritis, particularly one devastating variety, namely rheumatoid.

So what is rheumatoid arthritis?

What to Do Before and After Surgery

Surgery requires a serious look at one’s physical, mental and emotional state. Once a decision is made, visiting an acupuncturist or naturopath would be greatly beneficial, and here is why. Your immune system helps you get through your surgery and will affect how well you recover after it. Your immune system is greatly influenced by your physical, mental and

Clothes Make the Man… and So Does the Workout

Pesach has “passed over” for another year, and it’s usually around this time, with spring fighting to break through, that thoughts turn to exercising outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. But what to wear, what to wear? My mother always taught me, “clothes make the man,” instilling in me the importance of respecting one’s own body, for it

Reversing the Negativity: How I Learned to Count Again

When I think back to the years when I suffered from Anorexia images of numbers crowd my mind. I counted practically everything: calories, miles, exercises, smiles. My life was barely lived. Instead, I planned and calculated; my existence was devoted to my weight and appearance, and to pleasing the eating disorder voice in my mind.

Generally I now avoid

New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer?

Cutting-edge research by scientists at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa is pointing towards development of new treatment for pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly and difficult cancers to manage successfully.

Whereas other cancers have seen a reduction in incidence  thanks to therapeutic advances and early detection,

Sharsheret’s Rochelle Shoretz Discusses BRCA and Heredity

TeaneckAccording to the American Cancer Society, between five and 10% of cancers may be hereditary and passed on through gene mutations. Thus, for many years, women have heard about BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, especially prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews, which can increase the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Women who

Shatter Your Limitations: Leaving Your Mitzrayim

What would you like to be? What would you like to do? So, nu? What are you waiting for?

Yeah, if only life were that simple…

“I can’t because I have no time”;

“I can’t because I have no money”;

“I can’t because I have no control” (of my food, of my job, of my family);

“I can’t because I have no