Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 27

Top 10 Tips for Safe & Easy Religious Fasting

Yom Kippur Prayer

This weekend marks Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for the Jewish community.  Some of my Muslim friends are currently fasting as well.  This week, I saw an article, which I hope was a joke, saying that some people use caffeine suppositories (who knew such a thing existed?) to get them through their fast.  I …

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Sep 20

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure and what it Means

Risk factors for hypertension

Earlier this year, I was at a posh party with my husband.  Shortly after arriving, my husband went white, and almost fainted. We took him outside and put his feet up on a bench.  Fortunately, there was a doctor at the party who stayed with us until my husband was back on his feet. It …

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Sep 14

Happy Everywoman Day! 5 Essential Nutrients for Every Woman

Miso Soup

Ladies, we are super-beings!  Many of us juggle family, career, and community commitments in a way that was almost unimaginable even in our grandparents’ generation.  It’s little wonder that many of us don’t have time to prioritize our own health and well-being.  I often find myself, when confronted by some crazy new piece of health …

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