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Need solutions for the medication, medical appliances and/or medical travel that you can't afford? READ EMPOWER Yourself.

A Health Information Management professional, I survived a life-threatening emergency with information that only a person of my professional experience would know. And I’m sharing it!

Friday, February 27, 2009

US Vaccine Injury Court AGAIN Rules that Vaccines Caused Autism!


3 Adar 5769

Parents of babies and toddlers, listen up:

The US Vaccine Injury Court recently ruled for THE SECOND TIME that vaccines caused Autism! Yes, this is baffling, a contradiction of other court decisions. Read an account of what happened by clicking
Compensation Given to family of Bailey Banks for Vaccine-induced Autism.

The first compensated case was that of Hannah Poling.

A dramatic ad addressing the vaccine-autism issue appears in USATODAY.

Generation Rescue Ad to see it.

To learn about innovative Generation Rescue's efforts to repair an alarming situation, click

The lingering question of
"What are safe,
alternative methods
of preventing
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
(the MMR in the vaccine named
to prevent these deadly problems)
versus vaccinations that
apparently cause
life-altering problems?"
is frightening.

Parents and pediatricians
concerned about the
possible connection
need answers to the question.

So far, the answer is "There aren't any known safe alternatives."

The need for research on making vaccines safer rather than failing to address the "autism from vaccinations" issue persists. Some medical professionals advocate separating the MMR into three separate vaccines, with each virus given separately.

I'll be delighted to share the solution with you once I learn of it.

Meanwhile, if you have an autistic family member or acquaintance, buy my book to learn of resources for helping them to manage life as best they can.

To your best possible health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pregnant Moms Can Reduce Risks to Babies IF...


2 Adar 5769

Your ears are probably on overload about the recent announcement that the best diet plan is to eat less.

That's no surprise. But figuring out how to avoid stuffing your mouth and tummy when you're tense, hungry or bored is a whole other problem to solve.

If you're disappointed that you don't know how to minimize your sense of hunger while you eat smaller meals, read my book to learn how I did it! On my body-healing food plan, I often felt too stuffed to finish my nourishment-packed meals! You can dine as I do, too.

You should also read my book to learn how Pregnant Moms can minimize the risk of mental retardation and growth, hearing and speech problems in the children they'll bear. What? You haven't heard about this medical world revelation? Click on the link below to find out about this critically important problem:

Now, how on earth do I prevent iodine deficiency when I live far from the ocean, avoid eating fish and do not swallow heaps of store-bought vitamins?

I do what women did for millenia before multivitamins were invented. And I wrote about it in It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Buy my book to get information that can help your unborn children, too. And cuddle the babies for me. Those precious miracles deserve all the nurturing we can give them.

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bacteria Killing Bacteria?


1 Adar 5769

First I want to refresh your memories before I share today's update. Remember when I let you know about nanobes and how they affect your health, back in January? If not, click

Okey-doke, now you're ready to click on this breaking news:

Mind-boggling, isn't it? Centuries of dedicated, intelligent doctors and apparently none of them understood that "bacteria are not the simple, solitary creatures of limited capabilities they were long believed to be," as Professor Ben-Jacob notes in his research.

The exciting news
is that the medical world
might soon figure out
how to cure people
of known bacterial infections
and the super-bugs of the future.

The future holds more helpful medical revelations. Stay tuned here for encouraging updates.

Read my book to learn about other cutting-edge research, researchers, and how they might be able to help you or someone you know. Click on

I'm Buying

To your health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Let Younger Kids Enjoy Sensible Internet Time


30 Shvat 5769

Today and tomorrow are fun days on the Jewish calendar: The beginning of Adar, the month of the joyous Purim holiday! Now, WHAT does that have to do with Sensible Internet Time and Internet Safety? Read on!

Parents and other guardians need to handle the concern about child-safe Internet access for the children in their care. One good strategy is to keep the
computer in an area where parents can always monitor what children are doing on the PC (family room, kitchen, etc.). Keeping a computer in the child's room or anywhere far from parental eyes is NOT a healthful thing to do!

Here's a fun project the kids can enjoy: setting up their own website: See and find kewl research tools (among other kid-safe stuff) at the US government's interagency kids' portal.

A handy homework helper, that above link connects to many kinds of informative sites. Now kids, let the adults have a chance to view the information, too. Then all of you can discuss what you've learned about the arts (music, literature, sculpture, painting, dance and more), computers, geography, government, health, plants and animals (Animal Planet is not the only fun resource on the topic), safety, space and transportation.

And oh, yes, here's what this post has to do with Purim: click on the following link to check out the fun-filled pages at what I call

Happy, Healthy Internet Time!

Learn about lots more kid-friendly websites - including free sites for updating loved ones about a sick child - when you buy my book. Take the crisis out of searching for resources to help ailing children. Click on

Kids and Adults can share Yocheved's Book
for Drying Tears During a Medical Crisis!

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, February 19, 2009

US Backs Call for Global Treaty on Mercury Use!


25 Shvat 5769

I posted about suspected causes of autism not so long ago. You may have noticed the topic going in and out of the news headlines in recent weeks. But this breaking story - it happened late Monday US time - does not seem to have raised all that much attention. It should:

I hope you'll click on the link above, read the article and realize that scientists are acting on their suspicions about a mercury - autism connection, not just the reference to mercury's other effects "... liver damage, memory loss or disturbances to vision.".

My book's "Resource" section lists contact information for individuals who offer rehabilitation services for autistic people plus information about how to find therapists for various problems.

Until we have a cure AND a preventative for autism via routine childhood innoculations, that's all that my present manuscript can offer. Perhaps by the time a second edition comes out, I'll be able to list the means for ridding someone of this perplexing and complicated problem, and how to avoid it altogether.

Until then, read my book.
Learn whom to contact
and how to reduce your stress levels
if someone you know needs help
for an autistic person.

Click on


I join your prayers for the cure. May it come in the foreseeable future.

BTW, I'll be offline for several days so can tend to a specific project.

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love the Mess You're In


24 Shvat 5769

I've received some reactions to the video I posted yesterday. "WOW" captures a lot of feelings for many people who see it.

It's fun to be appreciated, but I'm a realist. Accolades simmer down and admirers tend to forget the effect that a person or event had on them.

We humans have to
remind ourselves
from time to time of what's important in life.

I recommend that your fortify your sense of resolve by reading a powerful recent essay at the
Lazer Beams site from its "... ever-so-popular Noahide correspondent Alice Jonsson [who] tells [us] how to Love the Mess you're in."

You'll be glad you clicked on those hotlinks.

Click on

Keep reading the book to refresh your memory and your optimism.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, February 16, 2009

Watch Me Speak in the USA - Online!


23 Shvat 5769

Sorry for the delay. I'm not a technical whiz. That video I promised you, the one of me speaking in January to an American audience about how to cope with medical crises, appears below.

The geniuses who enabled you to see this video on my blog are, in alphabetical order:
Esther Albert, my technical aide extraordinaire

Baruch Bitman, the hardworking "Simcha" videographer who capably compensated for sound though I'd stepped away from the microphone.

Stacey Goldenberg and Keren Traub, heads of
The Gevurat Yarden/Gevurat Rina Jewish Caring Network that helps people in life-threatening medical situations

Here's my live January 2009 presentation to the Gevurat Yarden/Jewish Caring Network audience in Baltimore, Maryland (I hope you'll be able to figure out that I'm rather slim. Due to a severe US-wide cold snap that had just ruined the building's heating system, I bundled up in a sweatshirt right before the camera began to roll so my teeth wouldn't chatter as I spoke. Audience members wore their coats throughout my presentation!):

I took more personalized comments from the audience after the event, to give people the privacy and dignity they deserve. The rapport was electrifying, and everyone smiled though we were discussing issues of life and death.

I hope that my speech inspires you to cope better with your medical challenge and/or crisis. Contact me at if you need some Self-Help Coaching. I can help you to recognize the skills that you already possess for coping with medical adversity, and I can help you to develop new ones.

Meanwhile, you can buy my book online. Just
click here.

Remember one of my key points in the video and the book: Let GOD in on your struggles. Keep the lines of communication open so that you don't shut the door in His face and end the possibilites for recovery, coping mechanisms and hope. Your inner struggles are building the value of your character, your very soul. Let yourself learn what a hero/heroine you can become. And yes I meant it when I said that each of us wrestles with our own hearts to achieve that goal.

We have experiences, heartaches, strengths, weaknesses, and thoughts unique to us. Keep developing your emotional, physical and spiritual self as best you can. Suffered setbacks on all counts? Focus on rebuilding inner strengths. Make it a hobby.

Pollyanna had a good point: the Glad Game takes practice. She didn't want the crutches she'd received as her charity present. She'd hoped for a doll. Then she adjusted her perspective. She was glad she didn't need crutches. Me? I'd have crayoned some eyes, lips and cheeks on one crutch and popped a pretty bit of fabric around the wood. Then I'd have called it my "Yoji Walks Again" doll. I'd have used the second crutch to play stoop ball. And WIN!

Make your own jokes at life. Keep feeding and firing up your
Inner Giggle.

YOU can adopt the attitude of
"At least I'm not falling apart over my medical crisis.
I have coping mechanisms and I'm using them!"

To your improving physical, emotional and mental-spiritual health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Can Eating Sugar Feed Cancer Cells?


22 Shvat

Medical experts at Johns Hopkins have raised an issue I've warned you about many times: there is a suspicious, possibly causal relationship between eating sugar and having cancer (skip the Splenda. That's no help, either).

Here are snippets from a recent JHU press release:

--Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover
How Critical Cancer Gene Controls Nutrient Use

Cancer cells need a lot of nutrients to multiply and survive. While much is understood about how cancer cells use blood sugar to make energy, not much is known about how they get other nutrients. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered how the Myc cancer-promoting gene uses microRNAs to control the use of glutamine, a major energy source. The results, which shed light on a new angle of cancer that might help scientists figure out a way to stop the disease, appear Feb. 15 online at Nature...

“While we were looking for how Myc promotes cancer growth, it was unexpected to find that Myc can increase use of glutamine by cancer cells,” says Chi V. Dang, M.D., Ph.D., the Johns Hopkins Family Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins. “This surprising discovery only came about after scientists from several disciplines came together across Hopkins to collaborate ­ it was a real team effort.”

“... Next we want to study GLS in mice to see if removing it can slow or stop cancer growth,” says Gao. “If we know how cancer cells differ from normal cells in how they make energy and use nutrients, we can identify new pathways to target for designing drugs with fewer side effects.”

This study was funded by
the National Institutes of Health,
the National Cancer Institute,
the Rita Allen Foundation,
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
and the Sol Goldman Center for
Pancreatic Cancer Research

Authors on the paper are Ping Gao, Irina Tchernyshyov, Tsung-Cheng Chang, Yun-Sil Lee, Karen Zeller, Angelo De Marzo, Jennifer Van Eyk, Joshua Mendell and Chi V. Dang, of Johns Hopkins; and Kayoko Kita and Takfumi Ochi of Teikyo University in Japan.

Learn more of the perplexing but compelling story at:


Meanwhile, you can curb your sweet tooth's craving's with fruit, fresh juices, some pure maple syrup (not diluted with preservatives, additives and whatnot), and even a spoonful of honey IF your doctor doesn't object.

Click on I'm buying Yocheved's book TODAY so I can learn more about how to cope with medical problems! No wonder it's been in the #2 spot at The Musella Research Foundation's suggested reading list since November 2nd 2008!

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here's How to See Messages on Your Monitor Better


18 Shvat 5769

One of the challenges of visual limitations is the PC. It's hard to peer into cyberspace and to see all those blinking pixels for hours at a time. Or even for a minute!

Here's a handy tip for avoiding the headaches and hassles of computer use for some of us sight-challenged users:

If you're reading G-mail (not the oldish versions of programs like Outlook or Outlook Express) or any website via an Internet Browser ,
then your best bet is to change the
View->Text-Size setting within the browser.

That should work.

Simply click on LARGE and that
can improve your visualization of cyberspace to some extent.

Happy reading!

Want more easy tips for coping with some sort of medical difficulty? Click on

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Want to Make an INFORMED Medical Decision?


Whew, that previous message was some shocker. I'll try to ease your pain with the following news.

Normal people feel frightened about making serious medical decisions. Your life and the quality of your life depend on the results of those decisions.

Friends, colleagues and fellow patients can be a source of inspiration and information. Now there's another resource for you, an impartial look at your medical options from board-certified specialists:


This part of today's post is an interesting addendum to my previous post about How to Get Medical Care You Can't Afford... :

According to its publicity materials, The No Insurance Club connects patients
with board certified physicians
who will see, test, and take care of
preventative healthcare needs
for a one-time prepaid annual membership fee.
No deductibles, no co-pays, no premiums.

Why the No Insurance Club (NIC) ?

More and more Americans are losing their healthcare coverage due to the escalating costs of insurance. With NIC patients make a one-time annual payment that is less than a one-month premium with traditional insurancePatients purchase an annual membership.

Patients receive up to 12 office visits per year that also include immunizations, $4 or less in-office prescriptions, and free blood tests. No deductible, no co-pays, no premiums. No surprise bills to patients. Viable alternative to COBRA for employees laid off from work. Low cost option for self-employed.

I take no responsibility for
the above information.
You owe it to yourself to verify that
any organization or practitioner mentioned on this blog
is ethical, effective and what you need.

While you're doing your detective work, you can read my book and find helpful information about coping with medically-related stress and about how to find the practitioners you need, how to buy quality medications and medical appliances at reduced fees (or even how to get them at no cost to you!), plus how to keep paperwork and your point of view in manageable perspective.

BUY YOUR COPY of It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge TODAY!

Click on I'm buying Yocheved's book directly from her publisher. I want it fast!

To your informed decision-making, and improving health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan


17 Shvat 5769

I'm confident that American voters are nearing full panic mode now. Many critics of President Obama's financial proposals point out that he threatens to literally ruin the quality of many American lives.

I know a bit about psychology and propaganda-prone, mind-controlling predators. I suspect that Obama will venture into thought control efforts. He pretty much fits the prototype.

Here's another Op-Ed coming at you. It's about disastrous Obama plans for healthcare. That's the same thing as Obama's utter lack of good healthcare plans.

Grim reading, huh? I probably owe the prez thanks for raising my book's sales figures. US citizens are growing desperate to find affordable medical alternatives. My book lists quite a few.

It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To:
A Life Book that Helps You to
Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Is that Vitamin Pill Working for You? Maybe Not.


16 Shvat 5769

Want to save money on the mulitvitamins you keep taking? Stop buying them. Or at least stop buying some of them.

My book and blog advocate dining on whole organic foods. They're the best source for your nutrition. The world of science seems to back up that idea. Click on:

Save money. Invest it in whole foods unpolluted by pesticides, preservatives or "enhancers." The best food comes more cheaply directly from the ground. Your health can improve with pure food. Apparently it cannot improve much with synthetic pills.

Be sure to notice that last paragraph in the article cited above: "Eric Jacobs, an American Cancer Society epidemiologist, said while his group doesn't advise vitamins to prevent cancer, it does recommend maintaining a healthy weight and eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily while limiting red meat. Similar habits are also thought to help reduce heart disease risks."

Be sure to find certification of organically grown standards on your foods, or at the manager's desk of the organic foods store, where you shop.

Learn how to ease yourself into better health and eating habits. Click on

It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To:
A Life Book that Helps You
to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dealing with Dyslexia


Shvat 15 5769

These famous dyslexics (the living ones, anyway) and the far from famous people who share their reading problem will probably be very happy about this post. Read on!

Researchers at The Association for Psychological Science now know why dyslexia is such a problem: humans are hard-wired to visualize alphabet letters in one specific manner.

Read all about it when you click on

Now that you've read the informative feature story, I'm sure that you'll join me in looking forward to the creation of dyslexic-friendly fonts. Hmmm, new letter shapes just might be good for the rest of the readers in the world, too...

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Female Hearts Need Different Medication, Surgical Instrument Sizes, and...


14 Shvat 5769

I've blogged about female cardiac health before and I'm still puzzled at the enduring lack of awareness about a woman's need for medical care tailored to the size and chemistry of her heart. The medical world, and the world at large, overlook some critically important realities about female cardiac health. The information is not top-secret, it is in the public domain and horribly overlooked!

That ignorance can kill you, if you're a woman!

I hope to end the ignorance to some degree with today's blogpost.

Here are are some snippets of
necessary information
for women worldwide,
from the Heart Truth Campaign:

"Women must get serious about heart disease and take control of their heart health, starting at an early age," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., director of NHLBI (the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). "Younger women need to take steps now, like eating a healthy diet and being physically active, to help prevent heart disease later."

A new survey, conducted in January 2009 shows that 65 percent of women are aware that heart disease is their No.1 killer, a slight increase from 2008. [NOTE FROM YOCHEVED: Ladies, this means that most women fail to understand that 1. female hearts are very physically different from male hearts and therefore have different medical and physical needs, AND that 2. women need to learn how to care for their physical hearts so they can live healthier lives.]

However, even with awareness on the rise, many women do not take this message seriously or personally. One-third of women still underestimate their own personal risk of getting heart disease, and too many -- one in four women -- still die from heart disease. "Understanding your personal risk of heart disease really matters. Having just one risk factor for heart disease -- like high blood pressure or being overweight -- doubles your chance of developing heart disease. And the alarming fact is that more than 80 percent of midlife women have one or more of the risk factors," said Dr. Nabel.

Read the entire NIH press release about
the warnings above at

Here's why I'm so irked at the high level of society-wide ignorance about female heart health: the necessary information is in the public domain, not hidden away in a drawer!

But too many medical "professionals" IGNORE THE INFORMATION!!!!

I wrote about some ground-breaking research and revelations about female cardiac health several years ago. In brief:

  • Women need smaller surgical instruments since our hearts are smaller than those of men.

  • Women have different symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks than men.

  • Female bodies require different medications and in different amounts than men.

  • Medical research about heart health too often fails to include significant numbers of (or any!) women among the research cases!

If your female heart is not healthy,
then you owe it to yourself to hire
the most compassionate, capable,
well-informed cardiologist and cardiological surgeon

Your LIFE depends on them!

Find out what I mean as you read these articles:

Healing the Female Heart By Yocheved Golani


Advice for Heart-Healthy Living by Yocheved Golani

And puh-leez BUY It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To so YOU can read some tips on how to get your doctors to be honest with you. It most definitely IS "A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge."

To your cardiac health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Preventing Postpartum Depression


The medical world has lots of good news this week. Here's another need-to-know item.

Attention obstetricians and
pregnant women!
Breaking news in the world of hormone health:

A new report suggests that women with higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through their pregnancy are more likely to
develop postpartum depression...

It's a big break in learning how to prevent and how to treat PPD.

Learn about how to cope with the symptoms of depression after clicking on I'M BUYING YOCHEVED'S BOOK TODAY!

To your good health and that of your family,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

How to Get Medical Care You Can't Afford...


11 Shvat 5769

Here are some signs of progress for folks who need medical care that they can't afford. The solution? Medical nonproit organizations.

Arizona, USA residents can check out
The Flinn Foundation

Living in Denver, USA? You want to know about
Colorado Medical Nonprofits

If you live in Maryland, USA, read
Free Brain Scans Available in The Bronx

Pennsylvania, USA is almost on the nonprofit medical care map.
Pittsburgh Medical Center Startup Effort


Interested in improving health with a medical non profit
in your area of the American map?

People outside the USA can start seeking
the free to low-cost medical care
they and their loved ones need at

By the way, here's a hot tip from The Washington Post about how to avoid mercury poisoning from a common kitchen ingredient called corn syrup:


and learn more about how to get free or low-cost medication, medical appliances, and even medical care.

My book will also explain to you how to cope with the stress of illness and how to maximize your nutrition, so you can have an even better chance of improving your health.

One more thing: Please remember to nominate this as

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To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life