Author: Caryn

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your Next Bottle of Olive Oil, Olive Oil Fraud, and Israeli Olive Oils

Old olive oil press

This post has been updated as of December 2017. It had been part 2 of a 3 part series about choosing healthy oils. Each post now stands on its own. In what had been the first part, Choosing Healthy Fats and

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Fish heads for Rosh Hashanah? Make super-nutritious fish soup

Drawing of a fish

One of the customs of the first night of Rosh Hashanah is to eat a number of foods that symbolically represent our concerns and hopes for a good judgment for the upcoming year. Among these foods is the head of

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Amazing Pomegranates: Rosh Hashanah Specialty, Nutritional Powerhouse

Painting of Pomegranates by Leah Laker

Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, your speech is beautiful. Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate from behind your veil.                      

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Why Some Israeli Yogurts Aren’t Really Yogurt

There was a surprise in store for me when I scrutinized the yogurt (יוֹגוּרט – yogurt) container.  What I discovered might surprise you, too. In the United States in the late ’70s, Dannon yogurt featured commercials extolling the longevity of Soviet

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Are Your Gut Microflora Doing the Happy Dance?

cartoon of bacteria

Did you know that inside your intestinal walls is a humongous community of microflora that largely determines your health? It’s true. While we think that the food we eat is just for us, we are really feeding a whole little

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