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Sickness Food Aisles in Supermarket

Why what we consider to be food matters What if the sign above the aisle in your grocery store said “Sickness Food”? Would it matter to you? Would you walk down that aisle with intent to put those products in

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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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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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Kitchen Sink Salad

Kitchen Sink

Well, okay… Everything but the kitchen sink. In the run-up before Pesach, or any time you might have little bits of food left over that you don’t want to throw out, turn them into a salad. (This also works for

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