I’ve never had a strong stomach. Since I was a child, I’ve often experienced painful stomach attacks out of the blue. My stomach would feel like someone was stabbing a knife into it. I never considered that I was allergic
The flu is one of life’s great miseries. Up until the development of the vaccine, it was not uncommon for this annual menace to cause thousands of deaths each year.
For a long time, I’ve heard people preaching the importance of dressing with tzniut (modesty) and telling girls that it’s important to cover up so that they don’t give the boys any reason to stare at them. And I’ve
Years ago, when Jill Moray Reichman was in her early 20s, she was working a summer job as a receptionist.
This past summer, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It came as a total surprise because there had been no symptoms. I felt healthy, and I had no family history of the illness. I’m 41, an age where,
As I am sitting and writing this article, I am feeding my two-month-old baby with one hand and typing with the other.
I have a pot on the stove, vegetables chopped on the counter waiting for my attention, a big
The Torah and Jewish laws were, many times, way ahead of modern day science. We know today that the occasional fast is healthy for the body and provides the digestive system with an opportunity to rest, detox, and reboot. And
For most of us, the Jewish High Holidays and Shabbat look something like this:
Pray (a lot of sitting, some standing).
Eat (could involve entire loaves of bread, bottles of wine, and a variety of meats, carbs, and of course
The High Holidays are a wonderful time of year to celebrate with your community – and we Jews love to celebrate with a grand feast! But sometimes, you extend an invitation to that friend from shul (synagogue) only to find
Before losing over 50 pounds, I used the Jewish High Holy Days as my excuse to have all kinds of sweets and desserts and eat until I was stuffed. I’d have sugary drinks and junk food, skip workouts, and not
Oftentimes we think there’s so much to do to in the days and weeks preparing for the Jewish High Holidays that we simply won’t have time for exercise.
Even the most disciplined women find it difficult to maintain their