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Our Love Affair With Kale (and some Recipes to Indulge It)

Our Love Affair With Kale (and some Recipes to Indulge It)

I was at the hair salon the other day and the young attendants were raving about their lunch: a kale salad. I was at dinner with a cousin I rarely see; she was talking about a kale salad she had recently. My sister called to say she just had a great kale salad.

The Role of Food in Jewish Life

The Role of Food in Jewish Life

Judaism has a long-standing understanding of the role of food in life. While still in the Garden of Eden, the first man and woman were told that they could eat from all the trees except one, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. From that point on, we have been faced with controlling our innate desire to eat what we’re not supposed to eat.

Laura’s Corner – How to Keep Lost Weight from Coming Back

Laura’s Corner – How to Keep Lost Weight from Coming Back

How often have we begun a new diet and shed a couple of pounds, only to gain the weight back, and sometimes more? Thousands if not millions of people share this frustration, experimenting every few months with new diet programs, everyone looking for a miracle method, pill or potion. We keep at it because we […]

Laura’s Corner – Feeling the Blood Pressure

Laura’s Corner – Feeling the Blood Pressure

A trip to the doctor’s office usually includes checking your blood pressure. Do you know why? And what does 120 over 80 really mean? First, what is blood pressure? It’s the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps. When nurses use an inflatable arm cuff and stethoscope to […]