Category Archives: Community

Occupy Sandy Relief & Volunteering — It’s Good for Your Health and for the Community

Recently, I joined a group of volunteers helping in relief efforts post-superstorm Sandy, in one of the markedly affected areas of the Rockaways in Queens, NY.  We spent the day helping distribute food and medical care to those still without … Continue reading

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Prevent the Bulge! 8 Steps to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Brace yourselves, it’s the holidays again, and with all the parties and celebrations, there will be food, drinks and more food.  In fact, 51% of yearly weight gain in Americans happens during the 6-week holiday period. Popular belief is that … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to the Recent Study on Supplements and Mortality in Older Women

So should you take any supplements?  The answer to this question cannot be based on broad generalizations made from singular studies.  I believe this is an ongoing conversation with your doctor, who hopefully sees him or herself as a team … Continue reading

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After 9/11: The Eight Spiritual Laws for Healing the Wounds

In my previous post, I posed these questions:  How do we cope with these catastrophes?  How as a human race do we continue living on without accepting a unified, shared consciousness in the pain of these calamities?   How do we … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: My Personal Account

Ten years ago, I was in my residency training at Mt. Sinai Hospital here in New York City.  September 11, 2001 started as a routine as any day could.  I remember what a gorgeous sunny blue-sky day it was — … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Coherence: A Heart-Centered Life

Read my latest post on Ecomii.  If more of us would live a heart-centered life, the world would be a better place.  Follow this link:  http://www.ecomii.com/blogs/food/2011/01/20/the-benefits-of-coherence-a-heart-centered-life/

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Food as Medicine Conference 2010

Stuck in a holding pattern, due to inclement weather flying back from Washington D.C. to New York LGA, I have an opportunity to reflect on this weekend’s conference.  Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”  … Continue reading

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