Friday, September 17, 2021

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Suffering in Silence

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) As COVID-19 persists in our everyday lives, we are very machmir in complying with pandemic regulations—masks, social distancing, vaccinations. However, we are missing the big picture of another pandemic that is amongst us—serious mental health issues.


JFSCNJ Certified Home Health Aide Program Graduates New Students

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Despite the global pandemic, JFSCNJ was able to continue the Certified Home Health Aide Training Program and recently graduated eight new students. According to Karen Winter, RN, training coordinator for the JFSCNJ Certified Home Health Aide Training Program, “We were able to offer the lectures virtually and


Diet and Cancer: Part III

We previously discussed the wide discrepancy in cancer rates between the U.S. and Japan, and considered that the differences in dietary fat intake might be responsible in part for it.

If we go back to the 1970s when these hypotheses were being formulated and discussed, the average U.S. intake of fat was


Stuck in the Middle With Me

Recovery is not linear. This is a lesson that is typically taught in the beginning stages of one’s recovery process to help the individual understand that imagining a beautiful slope toward the end of struggle is unrealistic.

When I first spoke about my own history of struggles, I used the


Rebuilding Myself Using Broken Glass

“אם אשכחך ירושלים תשכח ימיני”

“If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget itself.” (Sefer Tehillim)

One of the most meaningful wedding gifts my husband and I received was a mezuzah case that contained some of the shards of


Diet and Cancer: Part II

Why do we assume that diet plays such a major role in cancer etiology? And by “we,” I don’t refer to just the lay public, but to scientists as well. At least the initial idea stems from global variations in cancer incidence. Certain cancers occur at high rates in the US and Europe—breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate


Love, COVID or A-Fib?

(Courtesy of SMGH) Maybe that fluttering of your heart isn’t because the love of your life entered the room. Or maybe that shortness of breath, fatigue or anxiety are not caused by being locked up at home every day. A heartbeat that’s too slow, too fast or otherwise irregular may be Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) 1which


All About PEMF Therapy

PEMF (Pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy has shown tremendous benefit for my clients. I discovered that improved eating, hydrating, exercise and sleep are very difficult things for people to achieve and was not all that effective in many situations. As a nutritionist for over 30 years, this baffled me and I was compelled to find a


Jewish Home Offers Residents In-House Swallow Studies

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family is proud to be able to offer residents Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)—an in-house method of determining swallow disorders that is part of the Jewish Home’s wider efforts to prevent hospitalization and keep elders safe.


It’s Not for ‘Recreation,’ But Cannabis Has Deep Torah Roots

Recreational Benadryl. Recreational Sudafed. Recreational Nyquil. None of these sound right. In that vein, no parent in his or her right mind would send their child to a bar mitzvah with Shirley Temples made from magnesium citrate, or where there was a game inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream cans. Even though these products are all


CareOne at Teaneck Holds Challah Giveaway

CareOne at Teaneck held a challah giveaway to support the community during this difficult time.


Diet and Cancer

Part I

I am always surprised that the most frequent question I am asked by a patient or family member after we discuss the diagnosis is, “What should he/she eat?” To be honest, I never know what to answer and usually mumble some platitudes. I mention this because I think it reflects the widespread

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