Fascinated and still feeling the strong presence of my late Uncle, I watched as the candle continued to burn for what seemed an eternity, finally igniting the wick from the previous week for an amazing blaze of light before finally burning out.
After nearly 3 years and 5 apartments, we have navigated the unknown waters of the local real estate market and found our home here in Zichron Yaakov, Israeli wine country. On Thursday we completed the process (don't ask) and received the keys. So now the fun really begins. Earlier this year I wrote about our … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House, Procrastination and Planning for Success
This is my favorite fruitcake, from a recipe handed down by my Bubbe Leah (Levy) Weisenfeld (z”l). This cake was a staple in our house when I was growing up. It was many years before I learned that there is nothing Japanese about the cake at all - the name came from the fact that the … Continue reading Japanese (Rationing) Fruit Cake
These beautiful chocolate rolls taste as good - or better - as traditional sweet rolls with healthier substitutions consistent with a Microbiome Diet. After all, it does not matter how healthy something is if no one wants to eat it.
Part 1 of this series revisited the Cell Phone Revolution in Manila, Philippines, which spurred abdication of then-President Joseph 'Erap' Estrada in 2001, for insights into intensifying Israelis protests against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on similar grounds of Fraud, Breach of Trust and accepting Bribes. Now as the world awaits the results of the US … Continue reading A Tale of 2 Leaders: Israeli PM Netanyahu and Former Phils President Estrada (Part 2)
This week’s blog post is dedicated to Prebiotics – the unsung heroes of the Microbiome Diet. We have already talked about the importance of the Microbiome Diet for your healthy Second Middle Age, and also the benefits of adding Probiotic foods to your daily diet to introduce greater microbial diversity. There is a more to … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet ABCs: B is for Boost Consumption of Prebiotics
This week I would like to go into a little more detail on naturally occurring Probiotics – an important element in your Microbiome Diet to promote great health in your Second Middle Age. As outlined in last week’s post on the Microbiome Diet, consumption of natural probiotics can support the immune system and fight inflammation … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet ABCs: A is for Add Probiotics
This entry provides a brief overview of the Microbiome and why the Microbiome Diet is important, including Microbiome ABCs. This is a favorite topic of mine; I have been a student of the microbiome and the potential for development of practical tools to advance human health for some time. More to the point, I have … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet
Do you remember that one kid in school who seemed preternaturally grown up, like a middle-aged adult? While life does not start in the middle for most of us, many people see their Middle Age years in retrospect as their most productive stage of life. This Middle Age is generally defined as the years between … Continue reading Your 2nd Middle Age: What are you doing for the next 20+ years of your life?