Monday, August 15, 2022

Health Link

How to Get Picky Eaters to Pick Wisely

Dear Coach Gila,

Question: I follow you on Facebook and while I am extremely impressed with all the healthy meals you prepare for your family, my kids are really picky and would never eat any of your healthy snacks or meals. I know that the pizza, pasta, chicken nuggets and fish stick


The Story of Roy

A series of events brought me to train as a chaplain in a local hospital. One does not need to be a Rabbi or a Priest (contrary to what many believe), but one does need to want to help people on an emotional/spiritual level as they struggle with various challenges. I visit people of all faith denominations and very often get to know


Weight Gain and The Latest Sweetener

The FDA has approved yet another artificial sweetener to place in our sodas, sweets, ices, baked goods, and even our milk.

Aspartame was 200 times sweeter than sugar, and the new product—Advantame—is 20,000 times sweeter! So the intense sweetness of this new product is either a tribute to how sickly


For the Parents of Young Adults With a Substance Abuse Disorder

According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (the most recent survey available to us) and the latest findings by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), these are the percentages of young adults, aged 18 – 25, that do the following:

39% of full-time college students report engaging


Coach Miriam’s One Year “Healthiversary”

One year ago, I decided to go on a diet. Never in a million years did I anticipate what would happen next!

I was heavier than ever, cringing every time I looked in the mirror. My energy was non-existent, my mood cranky and my health deteriorating. You can imagine how that impacted my role as a wife,


Dr. Josh Smilow Opens Smilow Family Dentistry in Springfield

Completing three months in his new practice, Dr. Josh Smilow, DMD, is proud of all that Smilow Family Dentistry has to offer. Knowing that many people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, he makes a special effort to meet the needs of his patients. “My office is newly renovated and is equipped with the latest technology to


Stem-Cell Therapy for ALS, Diabetes

A new stem-cell technology with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is now in development by the Israel Prize laureate responsible for the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Rebif.

Prof. Michel Revel’s company,


Taking Care of Aging Teeth

A thousand years ago, human life expectancy was not even close to what it is in 2015. There have been so many advances in medicine, that a baby born today can be expected to live well into their eighties or even nineties. With that in mind, we need to talk about teeth. Adult teeth start to come in around age 6, and by age 13 most of us have


From Bondage to Redemption: A Lifetime Journey to Health

What is slavery? Slavery refers to a condition in which an individual is owned by someone else and is therefore entirely under the control of another person. A slave cannot eat, sleep, rest, create, or make any kind of personal choices without the approval of his or her master. During the Pesach holiday, we retell the story of our


Energy Talk for Dummies: What Did You Find?

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never harm me.” No one believes that. Hurt that comes from being taunted, and jokes and miscommunications at any age, are compounded when left unresolved.

Feelings are designed to be felt and then let go. Stored life events lead to a kind of


Complexion Perfection in a Zap...

When you look in the mirror, are you happy? Do you wish that some of those little (or

not so little) sun spots and other discolorations could disappear? You are not alone.

The causes of skin pigmentation irregularities come


What We Can Learn From ‘Bob the Builder’

Bob the Builder is a well-known, stop-motion CBBC/PBS television show about Bob and his trusted friends who work on construction sites, making repairs, and doing renovations. Bob and his friends often encounter issues and his catch-phrase is “Can we fix it?” to which his characters respond, “Yes we can!”

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