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Friday, September 29, 2017

Please Follow Your Doctor's Orders


9 Tishrei, 5778

Tonight begins the Yom Kipur fast, and with it many medical issues. They can be alleviated by speaking with your doctor and your rabbi.

We are NOT required to fast if that endangers our health.

Please. Follow Your Doctor's Orders.

Soothe your mind and heart 
by speaking with your rabbi.

Listen to the call of the Shofar. GOD does, and it echoes our cries for compassion in both directions.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Believe in Yourself and Relieve Your Unhappiness


7 Tishrei, 5778

I had a very long, busy day yesterday, helping other people to accomplish their tasks. While I was busy I realized that, despite the upbeat spiritual messages of the new year, some people simply don't believe that they deserve goodness. A guilty conscience might bother them, a feeling of inadequacy, or something else.

Regardless of the negative thoughts in your head, the fact is that new beginnings are fresh starts, clean slates and packed with potential.

There are pages and pages of "End your sense of guilt" in

There's plenty of laugh-out-loud content
on those pages, too.

READ THEM for your peace of mind.

Need one more boost? Emotional Freedom Technique aka EFT is a blessing to humanity. Follow the can-do instructions in this video. and open your heart, mind and soul to an ever-better future.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

What if Cancer Could be Ended without Hurting the Patient?


5 Tishrei, 5778

Welcome back to a fresh new year. My Rosh HaShana experience was wonderful and delicious in many ways.

I prayed hard for GOD to bless the world with soothing, genuine peace and restored health. We've been through lots of trauma lately, considering the hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorism and illnesses.

Back to business: I function as a medical reporter and as a medical research editor in addition to being an author and journalist. This morning I covered the presentation of a medical researcher who perfected a system for ending cancer by inserting an atom bomb, so to speak, within cancerous tumors. Her method does not affect the body or human health other than by ending the life of the tumor and the cancer's ability to spread.

Want to know the answer to the question in today's blogpost title? Here it is: The chemical process involved is user-friendly for patients who need it. They do not feel the treatment's effect as it works.

THAT is purely wonderful.

I'm preparing an in-depth news story about this innovative medical treatment, and its path to FDA approval.

Stand by for heart-warming updates and a news story with jaw-dropping potential. I've already put the researcher in touch with a foundation that provides grants to further medical innovations for ending cancer. 

Lives can be saved early and often with this new method.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Low-Dose Naltrexone Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis!


28/29 Elul, 5777

BIG news in the medical world: A BREAKTHROUGH!


How does LDN work for multiple sclerosis (MS)? Drs. Zagon & McLaughlin show that LDN restores MS patients’ production of the natural endorphin, OGF.

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I'll be back on the blog as of Monday. I'm about to focus on lots of inner and outer preparations for Rosh HaShana. Lots of organic, vegan, macrobiotic cooking is on my present schedule so I can share the results with guests over the 3-day holiday/Shabbat time.

I wish all the world a healthier, happier, sweeter year in 5778.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

A Healing Season


27 Elul, 5777

My mind and heart are awhirl with thoughts about the coming year, 5778. 5777 held so many heart-breaking moments, and some exhilarating ones.

I focus on healing hearts, bodies and minds as best I can with my day-to-day efforts. You read my writings at, here on the blog, and in

I ask that you add to your healing potential by also reading Healing Powers of Apples and Honey

Rabanit Yemima Mizrakhi also shared some ideas, and here they are:

It’s vital everyday not to get angry, but in particular on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, this is the day the Jewish people are judged, the gentiles are judged on the second day. On this day there is strict judgment in Shamayim (heaven) and it is a must not to get angry at all, not even to think in an angry way. Don’t invite guests that you know will ‘push your buttons’ that you will not be able to control, wait to host on the second day. Don’t get stuck in worry, anger and definitely not in sadness. The way the year begins, is the way it will flow the coming year. Don’t allow yourself to speak badly.

Before sitting down at the Seder look at everyone’s eyes and bless them each individually, feel forgiveness for everyone around you. Allow love and peace to enter your heart. Everyone should say a ‘L’Chaim’ out loud and bless each other with complete simcha.
The Rosh HaShanah table should be filled with abundance of colors, different types of foods.
Apples and honey: use red apples, it is a segula for a zivug, to find one’s soul mate/shalom bayit and for getting pregnant. It is an eit ratzon,special holy time, before eating the apple, smell the apple and ask for whatever you want. It was at this time that Ya’akov received the blessing from his father Yitzchak. When he smelled Ya’akov he smelled the fragrance of Gan Eden, of the apple, and even though he was undeserving of the bracha, due to the fact that it was supposed to go to Esav, he still received it. Ask for anything you wish.
Pomegranate and rubia (black-eyed peas): ask HaShem to bring out your potential. We all have never ending potential, do we use it all? Ask HaShem for help.. just like it’s hard to take apart the seeds, please HaShem help us realize our potential and be who we are meant to be.
Leeks, beets, dates: ask HaShem to take away any feelings of resentment, anger, bitterness towards anyone. Ask HaShem to help us throw these feelings away from ourselves and remove them from our heart. Ask HaShem to enable you to be able to rebuild your feelings and relationship with these people.
Fish head: ask HaShem that you should lead your household and not anyone else(like our children who tend to control us…) when looking at the fish, ask Hashem to protect you from the evil eye.
All throughout the seder, ask HaShem to make your home a palace: you the queen and your husband the king, your children the prince/princesses. Ask HaShem to make you all children of the King, this requires us to act like children of the King, meaning again: DO NOT GET ANGRY, WORRIED, DISTRESSED, be royal.
Get up early on Rosh Hashanah; this blesses the coming year with ease. A year that your wishes will be fulfilled quickly. Try to postpone your afternoon rest until after 1:00 pm.
It is vital to daven for parnassah on Rosh HaShanah, according to Rav Dessler ztk’l. This proclaims that we trust in HaShem and know that everything is from Him. Ask to be a giver of tzadakah.
Very important to dress festively, even wear white and be HAPPY
Before hearing the shofar accept upon yourself: v’Ahavta L’Reiacha Kamokha (Love your neighbour as you love yourself). If you hold a grudge towards someone in the shul, the shofar will not be able to ascend and sweeten the judgments.
During the shofar: think of the following: resurrection of the dead, that HaShem can revive anything that has ‘died out’ in you be it physically and spiritually. Don’t talk during the shofar blowing. Think about all that you want to be. We are being reborn!
Very important to shed a tear during the shofar and to wipe the tear over your forehead (to wipe away transgressions {AriZal zt’l}). This serves as a shield for the entire year against any bad things i.e. illness. Whoever is able to shed a tear then can be rest assured that she is being judged at that moment and if she comes back to teshuvah at that point, she will be blessed with a good year.
During the first blow of shofar, take one particular transgression that you did and ask for forgiveness. During the second blows of the shofar, the shevarim, hurt/cry for those who are in pain and in sorrow, i.e. the families of terror victims, the families that lost their loved ones, those who are ill….
During the next set of blows accept upon yourself a new mitzvah: tzniut, tefillah, tzedakah… The intention should be in your heart without uttering a word.
During Mussaf prayer when the chazzan says the word: ayeh, you can ask for one of three things, whisper to yourself:
1) Parnassah 2) Ruakh Hakodesh 3) Righteous Children
Once we hear the shofar on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, the judgments are lessened and sweetened and there is less stringency in Shamayim.
Don’t eat anything sour or spicy on Rosh HaShanah, only sweet foods. Everything that you do makes an impact on the entire year. Don’t use walnuts or black grapes.
1) Prepare the seder table early in the afternoon, it is a segula that no troubles will come upon you the entire year, B’H.
2) Try to do ta’anit dibur, not to speak, the morning of Rosh Hashanah (speak only words of Torah). If possible fast as well; this way 1/3 of your transgressions will be wiped away. This comes out on Wednesday morning.
3) Candles for Rosh HaShanah: before lighting give 18 of ‘something (coins, bills) to tzedakah: 18 cents, 18 dollars, etc.. This serves as a pidyon nefesh. Ask HaShem that if something bad c’v is supposed to happen, let the tzedakah stand as a protector against it.
4) Buy a new knife and use it on Rosh HaShanah eve to cut open the challah and apple. It is a segula for a long life and for parnassah.
5) Bake challahs: bake it in the shapes of a circle.
6) Bircat Hamazon: the first one said on Erev Rosh Hashanah say it with enthusiasm and joy, it is a segula for an abundance of parnassah.
7) Recite the following perakim of Tehillim Alef, Beit, Gimmel and Daled before sleeping on both nights to prevent bad dreams.
8) Buy a new dress/clothing for Rosh Hashanah. Intend on this new article when reciting the bracha of She’hechiyanu
ALSO IT IS THE YAHRZEIT /YOM SHANA OF SARAH IMEINU ON THE FIRST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH, LIGHT A CANDLE AND DAVEN IN HER ZECHUT THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE ZOKHE TO BE WONDERFUL WIVES AND MOTHERS AS SHE WAS A TRUE TZADEKEt…ויהי רצון מלפני אדון כלהנשמות ריבון כל המעשים שתתחדש בחסד וברחמים ברכת רבי ישמעאל בן אלישעכהן גדול :יהי רצון מלפניך שיכבשורחמיך את כעסך ויגולורחמיך על מידותיך ותתנהגעמנו לפנים משורת הדיןHAVE A WONDERFUL CHAG AND GEULAH BEKAROV TO AM YISRAEL!!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

POWER to the Patient!


26 Elul, 5777

As the Jewish New Year Rosh HaShana approaches (it begins Wednesday night), the weeks preceding it are a time for introspection. Jews worldwide ask ourselves if we can function in more optimal, productive and insightful ways. Pondering the answers we realize, we then seek solutions and use them so that we build up and repair the world.

That's an empowering technique for anyone, not just the Jewish kids in the class.

Some of the people who need to ask the questions and explore the answers are medical professionals. That's because they can overlook the best medical information about a patient's condition by failing to respect the patient's description of what is happening to her or him.

The situation can become emotionally draining as a person struggles to convince medical people to simply listen to and to believe them!

As tiring and upsetting as that is, speaking up for yourself in medical settings is a NECESSITY.

As the

teaches, YOU are your own best advocate.

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Silence can damage your inner and outer health.  

There are paragraphs in the book about how handle rude and clueless doctors, relatives and visitors. They can be astonishingly dismissive of a patient's comments about the suffering they've experienced. That can be dangerous, even life-threatening.

This patient-empowering article, therefore, is a welcome bit of news:

Doctors are being advised to listen to what women tell them in a bid to speed up diagnosis of a disease

Disease, which causes crippling pain and can lead to infertility, affects 176 million women worldwide and currently takes seven to eight years to...

I'm interested in your thoughts about the above development, and your experiences with insensitive medical  personnel.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Boost Your Mental Health in One Reading!


23 Elul, 5777

I've been so busy meeting journalism deadlines, and with a BIG goal in mind!

Please go to and share the articles that can help the people in your life.

I work hard to interview experts, to do necessary research in books and other publications. I am well aware of many painful, frustrating and confusing mental health issues that affect the wider world.

I'm doing what I can to keep you as healthy as possible in body and mind.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

You've Survived 100% of Your WORST Days


22 Elul, 5777

I'm back from my break and it was wonderful.

I managed to celebrate a highly spiritual and emotionally satisfying wedding with close friends whose child is now married, met with one of my bosses for a long, interesting conversation about pending innovations in my medical journalism, and enjoyed other activities while supervising the video I've been preparing to share with you.

The video was made into two somewhat different versions. My videographer and I are still deciding which version to release. Both have merits, and we have to choose which video to use. It's part of the professional process.

Meanwhile, I'm interested in your reaction to this "You've Survived 100% of Your WORST Days" opportunity:

If you're interested in sharing your story about coping with a mental health issue of some sort (addiction, thought, mood or personality disorder, depression, distress at some event or situation) - or someone else's story, and you're willing to speak with me about that for an "As told to" feature story that educates the public, please PM me.
I can keep your real name out of the article, and use a fictional name. What must be real is the issue you're facing, and the events you describe to me.
Let's partner to give the wider world a reality check!
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All of us wonder how and if we'll survive the challenges before us. Sometimes we're shocked to realize that we did.

Yes, our thinking is affected by our experiences (that's how we become wiser over time), and so are our emotions.

That can make us wiser, stronger, and able to help other people. The process takes time, trial and error until we get things right.

In the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge print and E- book, there's a passage that talks about Making a Motivational Motto for your survival plan. I ask people to use their insights and a sense of humor with that effort. The one I came up with for some of my clients this week is "You've Survived 100% of Your WORST Days - work with that."

Ready to communicate with me by phone, E-mail, and otherwise about how You've Survived 100% of Your WORST Days - and what you can teach to the rest of us about that?

Let me know in the comment area below this blogpost.

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