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Fishing for the Truth

Machla Abramovitz

Omega-3 fatty acids are being touted as the new wonder supplement, capable of preventing disease, curing health ailments, and boosting intelligence and memory. But it turns out these claims are based on research that’s, well, a little fishy. We did a little investigating to separate the facts from the fiction

 

When Vinegar Burns

Miriam Sultan Laine

They said she wouldn’t survive without another bone marrow transplant. They said she’d never have a child of her own. But Miriam Sultan Laine knew that her life was in the Hands of her Creator, and if He so wills it, anything is possible. Vinegar can burst into flame, and a deathly ill child can not just survive and thrive, but have a child of her own.

 

Letting Go of Emotional Baggage

Dov Finkelstein, LCSW

When people have physical ailments, they usually see a doctor right away. Yet it’s not unusual for those with emotional pain to go for years, even decades, without seeking professional help. The result: Countless people in our communities are suffering needlessly.

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