In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: What's new for 2012

By Barbara Quinn

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Oh the holidays . . .

Our vacation started with the family's "favorite Caesar salad and pizza" Food always tastes better with friends and family it seems.

We continued with a scrumptious buffet feast on Christmas day. I will spare the details but suffice it to say we got a lot of exercise carrying plates of food back to our table.

My sister and I were glad that our feast had "settled" by the time we went whale watching the next day. (Other travelers on our boat were not so fortunate.)

We learned a lot from our guide on this excursion. For example, gray whales eat continuously for a few months every year so they will accumulate extra fat to fuel their 7 months of migration. And, I was reminded, I am not a gray whale.

So, as we move from these holidays into the New Year, here is a partial list of health and nutrition applications - compiled by nutrition intern Monica Slingerland - that may help us maneuver into health in 2012:

Epicurious features more than 30,000 recipes from professional chefs, cookbooks, and magazines such as Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Free application for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Fooducate scans barcodes on food packages to provide detailed nutrition information. Free for iPhone and Android.

Good food Near You provides menus and nutrition information from restaurants and grocery stores in your vicinity. Free app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Lose it! Set your goals and track your food and exercise habits with this free application for iPhone and Android.

My Fitness Pal is a food and exercise diary and nutrition database to track your daily progress through the year. Free for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Spark People. Provides a personalized diet and fitness plan and tracks your workouts. Includes healthy recipes and a calorie counter as well. Free application for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Diabetes Log tracks your food intake, medication records and glucose readings. Free for iPhone and Android.

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.


Applications for healthy living

Clarifying organic terminology
Facts about type 1 diabetes
Myths and facts about diabetes
Food Still Better Than Supplements
Celiac questions

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