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A recipe for the rest of your Life.
May it be blessed, long and happy.
We were not created to eat, but
eat to live.
In memory of
May 4, 1975,
my father died of a heart attack at the age of 45
He had high blood pressure - 45 is too young.
Dec 3, 2008,
my mother passed away -- too young -- age 76
Hanukkah 2008, my wife Chavah, was diagnosed with an
aggressive form of breast cancer - she caught it early which saved her life.
Since discovering the cancer and taking the necessary steps to
stop its spread we have learned a great deal and come a longs
ways toward a more healthy lifestyle. We have lost
weight by following a restricted calorie diet of high fat and
low carbohydrates and increasing our exercise, mainly through
walking. We would like to share some of our knowledge with you
and hope this will convince others they too can change their
Lung cancer caused by years of cigarette smoking
Our web site objective is to
give the reader choices, ideas and information: Jewish recipes
are anything Jews eat, as well as, making sure the recipes on
this web site are kosher. There are more than one kind
of vegetables giving a rich variety to choose. We will
also explore issues like: How much meat should I have in my
diet, should I limit salt and sugar, how many calories are too
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every
year about 76 million people in the United States become ill
from harmful bacteria in food; of these, about 5,000 die.
Consult Your Doctor:
Wash your hand fruits and vegetables before eat
Butter or Margarine
Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test? What comes
to mind when you think of a clean kitchen? Shiny waxed
floors? Gleaming stainless steel sinks? Spotless counters
and neatly arranged cupboards?
Chart of Disease-Causing Organisms
Cinnamon has an amazing array of health and healing
Eat Right to Help Lower Your High Blood Pressure. Lists
menu ideas and recipes to help you control your weight and
high blood pressure.
Egg Storage Chart
Does mayonnaise need to be refrigerated?
G-d Pharmacy: Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches us that
when we observe the Divine wisdom within G-d's creations,
then that wisdom will illuminate our souls and help us
connect to G-d. [A video presentation - a must
Freezing and Food Safety
Frozen Food and Power Outages: When to Save and When to
Handling Eggs Safely at Home
Is It Done Yet? The only safe way to know if meat,
poultry, and egg dishes are fully cooked is to use a food
thermometer. Get tips on using one, along with a temperature
chart, in this handy guide.
Food: Are They Dangerous?
Preventing Food borne Illness
Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures
Salt - From the FDA -Lowering Salt in Your Diet
Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer
The Life-Transforming Diet
based on Health and Psychological Principles
of Maimonides: (p. 9) In ancient
medicine, prevention of disease and
nutrition played a central role, as Rambam
writes: "In the practice of medicine, the
first and most important regimen is the one
for the healthy, which insures that the
existing state of health is not lost." --
and -- "An expert physician who wants to
guard his patient's health begins by
improving [the latter's] diet."
Water Which is better, tap water or bottled water?
First of all, water that comes out of the tap is 100% Kosher,
clean, cheap and good for you! L'chaim!
What is Gluten
Are jalapeño and serrano peppers being investigated as
part of this outbreak?
Salmonella: What can I do to prevent
salmonellosis?, What is salmonellosis?, What sort of germ is
How can Salmonella infections be treated?, Are there long term
consequences to a Salmonella infection?,
How do people catch Salmonella?,
What can a person do to prevent this illness?
Salmonella: How common is salmonellosis?, What else can
be done to prevent salmonellosis?, What is the government
doing about salmonellosis?, How can I learn more about this
and other public health problems?
Cutting back on the lattés, avoiding the vending machines and
exercising regularly can pay off -- up to $2,489 a year. Oh,
and you might live longer.
Some Ideas on how to lose weight:
- Slow down when you eat ...
set your fork down in between bites.
- Drink plenty of water.
- I need to lose some
weight, and I have come to realize that there is a
difference between what you think you eat and what you
- For every extra 250
calories you must walk 1/4 to one mile. Or you can do a
mitzvah that day of 1/4 hour to 1/2 hour to help someone.
If you are watching TV, get up and do something during the
Lead researcher Kathleen
Melanson had 30 normal-weight college-age women consume a
large bowl of pasta. They were asked to eat the food quickly.
On a second occasion they were asked to eat the same meal -
but to really take their time.
- Eating quickly -
consumed 646 calories in 9 minutes.
- Eating slowly
- consumed 579 calories in 29 minutes.
Food for the Soul
Just as there are foods that
are good for the body and foods that are harmful, so are there
foods that nourish the inner person -- the soul -- and foods
that harm it.
we can not live... We all have heard the famous line, "Man
does not live by bread alone...."
The zucchini fruit is low in calories (approximately 15
food calories per 100 g fresh zucchini) and contains useful
amounts of folate (24 mcg/100 g), potassium (280 mg/100 g)
and vitamin A (384 IU [115 mcg]/100 g. 1/2 cup of zucchini
also contains 19% of the recommended amount of manganese.
who cope with feelings with emotional eating tend to
choose foods that are high in fat, protein and carbohydrates
or "comfort foods." Some common comfort foods
include ice cream, chocolate, pizza, macaroni and cheese
and fast food to name a few. These components work chemically
in the brain to temporarily improve one’s mood.