Deena Solomon

Menopause and Weight Loss

Editor’s note: If, like so many women, you’re confronting the issue of weight gain and menopause, here’s some advice from Dr. Deena Solomon, a Santa Monica-based weight management expert and the author of Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management:

Develop Patience: Neutralize your mindset by reframing menopausal types of experiences. Being informed about the effects of estrogen provides a greater sense of control. First and foremost, women will need lots more patience to […]

Take a Healthy New Approach to the Jewish Fast Days

My old friend Howard Steinberg, a practicing Orthodox Jew for over five decades, loves to fast. He sees it as a detox from accumulated sin that deprives him from greater spiritual growth.

“Fasting is about my spirituality,” he said. “Even though I feel hunger, I focus on the meaning of the day, and my relationship with people and God. It is a total focus on my spirit. If I think of food, then I am thinking of […]

Doctors Say We Actually Need Salt in Our Diet, but It’s All About Moderation

Salt sometimes gets a bad reputation. While we know we’re not exactly supposed to let those white crystals snow on everything we eat, it’s actually not that bad for us in many circumstances. We may avoid it in an effort to be healthy, but it’s also often something necessary and helpful to becoming healthier. Many people don’t realize that salt, or sodium chloride, is composed of vital components our body actually needs.

“We lose salt when […]

BLACK BOX: The Sequel

 

          You just sit there staring at the Box. Intuitively you know this box can provide the answer you’re looking for, so you now prepare yourself to give it one more chance… You must convince the Box of your undying loyalty and faith in its power. Days turn into weeks turning into months of giving it your ‘all’ to no avail. Skepticism regarding the possibility of ever […]

By | 2017-11-24T03:45:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Changing Behavior|Tags: , , , , , |

Star Light Star Bright…

“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight”

It was an August evening in 1953. I was sitting on mom’s lap in our back yard in East Meadow, Long Island, New York. This is when she informed me how “wishing upon a star can make your wishes come true.” I wasn’t […]

By | 2017-11-24T03:45:54+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Changing Behavior|Tags: , , , , , |