Monday, October 18, 2021

Health Link

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils, or volatile oils, are the “life blood” of plants and are found most often in their flowers and leaves. Essential oils rapidly evaporate, do not leave stains, and have medicinal, as well as aromatic and other properties. Their scents are that of the plant from which they come. Essential oils can be powerful antioxidants that create an unfriendly


When Did I Become Nancy?

Several weeks ago, I entered my bank to try to solve a problem. A young woman, whom I had never seen before, approached, asking if she could help me. I showed her the documents I had and explained what I was hoping to achieve. She looked them over and began to address me, saying, “Okay, Nancy ...”

I was quite taken aback! I could have been the woman’s


Why Should I Take My Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Have you ever thought about taking your child to your internist instead of the pediatrician? Probably not, because your Pediatrician is someone who specializes in the growth and development of children.

Just like your pediatrician, a pediatric dentist, is a doctor that has 2 to 3 years of specialty training beyond dental school. A pediatric dentist also


New BreathID Hp Analyzes Gastrointestinal Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some two thirds of the world’s population is infected with H. pylori—bacteria found in the stomach. Most of those infected are completely unaware and thus develop peptic ulcers and increase the risk of stomach cancer. A new diagnostic system called BreathIDHp has hit the market and the Israeli


Body Esteem vs. Self-Esteem

Chances are if you were to ask a young woman about her self-esteem she would begin to discuss how she feels about herself in relation to her body. It is generally believed that this has to do with the current conceptions posed by the media; a study done by J.B. Martin in 2010 showed that 47 percent of elementary school girls felt that magazines influenced their desires


Please Help Baby Idan’s Fight For Life

In many ways, Idan Zablocki is a typical one-year old, with a happy-go-lucky nature, an intense curiosity about the world around him, and an enthusiastic readiness for playtime. But Idan is also one of two in a million, because he is struggling with Hyper IgM Syndrome, an extremely rare and life-threatening primary immune deficiency disorder that severely


Nachshon or Dathan?

According to a Midrash of the Exodus, the sea did not split until Nachshon ben Aminadav waded into it up to his nose. In another story of the Exodus, Dathan and Abiram led a rebellion against Moses in an attempt to get him to turn back.

The Torah is full of stories of courage and cowardice in the quest for the Promised Land. We Jews have a history of grumbling


Understanding Fats

At a family get together, my brother-in-law requested that I write an article on fats—margarine, oil and butter. There had been a heated debate in his camp office last week revolving around oil. One of his colleagues insisted that vegetable oil is as healthy as canola oil, and another said that she uses olive oil for everything. He asked that I write an article to


Obesity and the Jews

In Parshat Hazinu, we read in the song of Moses, “He fed him honey…and oil,cheese of cattle and milk of flocks; with the best of lambs, and rams… and he-goats; with the very finest wheat; and foaming grape-blood was your drink. So Jeshurun grew fat and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness.”



Figuring Out Food Labels

Over the last 20 years the Food and Drug Administration has made food labels mandatory by law in an effort to improve the transparency of the ingredients in the foods we eat, including the nutrition values they contain. Sometimes food labels work in favor of the public’s health and nutrition, but sometimes they are a manufacturer’s marketing tool. Labels are a



Los Angeles—Actress, film and television director Zane Buzby had a promising career. She appeared in a series of films and then went on to direct hundreds of televisions episodes for such featured shows as DadsMarried... with ChildrenNewhartMy Sister SamHead of the ClassMy Two


A Hot Dog A Day…

“Can a hot dog really kill you?”

“Is it true that having more than one hot dog a year is considered unsafe?”

“How many hot dogs can I eat without feeling guilty?”

The nine days are over and many have already run to turn on their grill. In fact, some camps even celebrate with a “ chatzos” BBQ. Therefore, I thought

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