Monday, September 26, 2022

Health Link

The Rabbit Who Wasn’t Late

In May I returned home from my Pesach in Florida to find a white rabbit on my lawn. There are multiple wild rabbits that populate my front and back lawn during the warmer months of the year, but I had never seen a pure white rabbit.

I panicked. I have a love for animals that grew after we first


What Do Women and Men Really Want?

In a previous article, I spoke about the universal need that all human beings have to connect with a love partner. We all have a wired-in need to receive and give love to the one we marry, to feel special in their eyes, to be wanted and desired by them.

When we first meet and begin our lives together, we


When I Am Healthy and Not Feeling Well

“I have been to the doctor and all is great. My lab tests are good, X-ray is clear, blood pressure normal, and I don’t feel well. My energy is down, not sleeping well, maybe some vague muscle aches and pains. Where do I go from here?”

There is a distinct difference between traditional medical


Why Wait for Why Weight?

I’ve always been a big guy…have always been a little bit heavier than I should be. I’ve never dieted in my entire life and always justified my taking a second and third helping with the tried and true maxim–“food is my only real vice.”

The only time I ever lost weight was in


21st Century Dentistry: Why We Love Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Fluorides primary benefit is that it helps to prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It is especially important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride,


ATTENTION: October is ADHD Awareness Month

Inattentive, impulsive, fidgety, and restless are just a few adjectives used by some parents to describe their child’s behavior. When these behaviors are present, parents may question: Does my child have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? How do I know? What can I do to help?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2013),


The Storm Before the Calm: Reflection and Renewal

It’s finally that moment. The minute when the fast day is finally over.

The day has felt like it’s gone on forever and while you’ve worked hard to connect to the services, the hunger has been on your mind.

You settle back at home to finally break your fast, at long last.

And just like that, it’s almost as if the past 25 hours went by in


Energy Talk for Dummies

Seventy shared years of experience in the mind-body therapies and energy medicine has provided us with a toolbox filled with modalities that help explore and expand the possibilities of energy healing for our clients and ourselves. These tools help identify and balance the energies of our Biofield.

The Biofield, as determined by the National Institute of Health


The Flu and You

Recently, while I was attending to a patient at the Paramus office of Tenafly Pediatrics, the mother–let’s call her Mrs. Schwartz-asked me, “Doctor Stiefel, what are your thoughts on the flu?”

Conjuring up my most serious face, I responded, “Mrs. Schwartz, I’m against it.”

Of course, Mrs. Schwartz was probably asking me my opinion about


Israeli Scientists Say Artificial Sweeteners Increase Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

(JNS.org) Contrary to popular belief, artificial sweeteners may actually increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, a team of Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute recently announced.

“Our research findings attest that consuming artificial sweeteners causes the development of the very health problems they’re supposed to prevent,” Dr. Eran


21st Century Dentistry: How to Whiten Teeth

Dark and discolored teeth are caused by a variety of things. They include aging, superficial stains from drinking coffee, cola and wine, smoking, or from taking medications such as tetracycline, diseases and even genetics. In these times, where we are bombarded on a daily basis with pictures of celebrities and their almost unreal white smiles, a question


Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer Proves the Health Benefits of Tea

New York–Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer, a microbiologist and deputy chair of the biology department at the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro College in New York City, and his students, presented their abstract, The Antiviral Effects of Natural Botanic Extractsat the American Society for Microbiology during a

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