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Friday, February 26, 2016

How to Enjoy Meals without Discomfort


17 Adar 1, 5776

Ever have completely embarrassing reactions to the foods you eat, and wonder why that happens?

Rear Exhaust (what doctors call "flatulence" but most people call "farts") and other problems such as bloating, beelching or nausea are preventable.

The article below can educate you about how to prevent the problems.

One of the problems with our eating efforts these days are the competitive marketing and capable shipping industries. They provide the public with out-of-season foods that our bodies don't need and can't use.

Do yourselves a favor: Dine on the foods in season right where you live. That's nature, GOD's way of providing you with nourishment that enables you to cope with current weather conditions (e.g., moist fruits in hot, humid climates, cookable root vegetables, etc., in cold areas). 

Life was simpler in the old days because contemporary lifestyles didn't suffer from mass marketing that focused on income rather than human health. Live simply. Reduce the stress on your soul and body.


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Update: Will I Get an Online Byline?


9 Adar 1, 5776

I've spent time enjoying time with friends and traveling a bit. And I've been contacted about pending employment once again, a possible slot as an online journalist aka radio show hostess. It was the result of having a journalism background accented with a health information management background.

The job interview was amusing. 

The station engineer called me to do an online job interview and in the middle of business-related remarks, caught me off-guard with a medically-related question. I gave him appropriate information within seconds and asked "What is all that clicking noise in the background?" 

He responded "You're wearing great headphones. I recorded your response as if you'd be on the air. You have poise, quick access to information and a soothing voice. Stand by. We're deciding if we'll give you your own medically related show, or have you report the news."

I'll keep you posted of progress. Until then, I wonder, "Will I get an online byline?"

Meanwhile, I'm preparing my remarks for the May health forum to which I've been invited as a speaker. You can learn more about my professional life at my Health Forum profile.

Here's a photo from that trip I took recently.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Care to Share Your Thoughts about Movie-making?


6 Adar 1, 5776

Life remains pleasantly interesting this week.

I've been asked to appear in a documentary about brain tumor survivors. According to the producer, "It will be released and distributed in movie theatres worldwide, and broadcast by major TV Channels all around the globe."

Yes, it is a reputable company, one you'd recognize. The connection to me was made by a reputable individual whom I know in real life. I prefer not to share specific details just yet as no commitments have been made at this early date.

WHAT do you want to hear me say?

What do you want to know about surviving and facing brain tumors? You can even ask about the specific sort of brain tumor, a Petroclival Tentorial Meningioma, that I experienced.

Meningiomas come in many shapes and sizes, let alone locations in the brain. Sometimes they come in pairs.

Please leave your response in the
"Comments" section 
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Friday, February 12, 2016

An Exciting Update!


3 Adar 1, 5776

It's the first week of Adar 1 (the Jewish calendar holds TWO - 2 - months of Adar this year) and the joyous month is already filling with happiness for me.

Ginat Rice of Whole Health Forum has invited me to speak as part of a panel discussion about healing at the Whole Health Forum fair scheduled for Wednesday May 18. I'll be appearing on the approximately 8PM-9:30PM panel

Ginat will be leading the discussion by asking each panel member to briefly tell our individual story and then to answer questions that she or the audience raises.

 Here are details about the weeklong event, from one of my facebook pages:

The Rice House is pleased to announce the first ever “Whole Health Forum,” an educational gathering for health conscious English speakers in Israel. Our vision is a gathering of friends devoted to a large life of joy and learning.

From Sunday, May 15th to to Friday May 20 over 65 speakers will present workshops each day ranging from body movement, cooking classes, presentations by medical professionals, happiness training, voice therapy, herbology, homeopathy, EFT, reflexology, and so much more.

We will gather in the beautiful Judean hills at the Essene Farm in Even Sapir near the Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem.
Accommodations are either in hay bale guest houses with 6 to a cabin, or for a reduced price in your own tent or on provided mattresses indoors or out. There are also BnB options nearby, from simple to luxurious.
Internationally-trained natural foods chefs will present three top-quality meals a day of kosher, gluten-free, macrobiotic creations.
Private therapeutic sessions will be available all week and vendors will offer their wares and services.
We are offering discounts for work-study helpers in the area of kitchen and dining room, tech support, drivers, and more.
You may register to attend the Whole Health Forum with early bird discounts until February 29:
• at
• by contacting us at
• or by phone: 052-365-0004 or 052-706-5002
L’hitraot and see you there!
Sheldon and Ginat Rice

I'll update you about any schedule changes.

Oh - if you're interested in knowing why I was invited, here's the explanation in brief. I had sent the following (excerpted)  message to Ginat. It resulted in that invitation mentioned above:

... My EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge print and E- book book has sold worldwide since the first edition came out in 2009. The updated version became available in 2011. The 3rd updated edition is in preparation. The books explain how I went from blind to sighted following a benign brain tumor that crushed my optic and other nerves. 

Doctors despaired that I would ever see again. I turned to the natural healing arts, and thrilled to the miracles that followed. One of them is my ever-lowered prescription for glasses. I'm now wearing the 21st pair prescribed since 2006. Each set of glasses is weaker than the last! I see better over time. My overall health rivals that of a woman half my age.

I'm certified in counseling skills by Refuah Institute and an experienced public speaker. If you'd like to have me speak about Empowering Your Coping Mechanisms, I'd be pleased to participate in the May 15-20 gathering for English speakers...

 Now you know why you or someone you care about  need to read - and to heed - the laugh-out-loud life lessons, and more serious matters, in

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