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: Questions from readers

By Barbara Quinn

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's National Nutrition Month — a campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help us better informed food choices. This year's theme is "Get Your Plate in Shape" And as promised, here are some questions from readers:

"Help! Help! I do like to nibble at night and I don't know if that is good for me or not. Please write an article. I desperately need it." —Madelon Z.

Dear Madelon,

Night time nibbling may or may not be good for you. Are you nibbling on an apple or a half gallon of ice cream? A cup of tea and a cookie or a bag of tortilla chips and dip?

Are you nibbling because you are hungry? Or for emotional comfort? (A certain dietitian I know occasionally succumbs to M&M's while she writes her nutrition column.)

If you have the desire to eat because your stomach is empty, blame it on ghrelin — a hormone that urges us to eat. Ghrelin can also make us feel hungry when we don't get enough sleep. So if you feel like late-night snacking, a path to beddy-bye might be more productive for your waistline than a trip to nibble-land.


"I just read your article on the benefits of tea in 'The Fayetteville (NC) Observer'. I would like to know if decaf tea has the same health benefits as caffeinated tea. Thank you for your help." —Sandy W.

Dear Sandy,

Many of tea's health benefits come from a class of naturally-occurring substances called "flavonoids," which are minimally affected by processing. According to the "USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods" decaffeinated teas contain fewer of some types of flavonoids and more of others when compared to regular tea. So overall, decaf tea is still a good choice.


"Please comment on an article in the February issue of Bottom Line newsletter entitled, 'Put down that slice of bread!' It says whole wheat is bad for us and causes obesity, digestive diseases, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. It's very confusing." —Carolyn S.

Dear Carolyn,

No wonder you are confused. This article draws some pretty outlandish conclusions from the scientific research. Interesting that about the same time this article appeared in Bottom Line, the Harvard School of Public Health published an article entitled "Fiber: The Bottom Line." Harvard nutrition specialists conclude, "When you eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruit you'll be lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis and constipation." They go on to recommend we "choose foods that list whole grains (like whole wheat and whole oats) as the first ingredient."

Other documented health benefits associated with eating foods made with whole grains include a reduced risk for stroke and type 2 diabetes. Whole grains have also been shown to help control weight and blood pressure, and reduce the risk for colorectal cancer.

Cynthia Harriman, Director of Food and Nutrition Strategies for the Whole Grains Council — a non-profit consumer advocacy group — invites us to visit http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/what-are-the-health-benefits and review the evidence for ourselves.

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


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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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