Processed Food – The Danger of All Times

Processed Food – The Danger of All Times In today’s world of processed and ultra-processed food, the lines between healthy food and imposters can become blurred. Understanding what we eat and what is in the food we eat is the first step to making good food choices every day. Food items can be classified into […]

Get Healthy With Dr. J – JewishLink Issue #497

A woman on a healthy diet is holding a diet salad

In a world where health and wellness
have taken center stage, people
often find themselves seeking guidance
and support to achieve their
weight loss goals. Dr. Judith Ryba, also
known as Dr. J, is a certified life coach
who focuses on nutrition and emotional
eating and helps clients lose
weight with healthier food

Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain – Eight-Steps to a Well-Nourished Brain

Healthy food concept

You may have heard that a happy tummy equals a happy brain. That’s because our gut is home to the trillions of bacteria and other micro-organisms that make up our microbiome. The vast majority of gut bacteria are beneficial to our health – they help us digest food, power up our metabolism, and even produce some essential vitamins. Additionally, gut flora acts as a mighty warrior on behalf of the immune system, defending us against the harmful microbes that cause inflammation. New research reveals that our microbiome is also involved in several aspects of brain health and behavior, especially in our reaction to stress and anxiety, while at the same time supporting brain longevity. There are several things we can do to return the favor and support our microbiome in turn.

The 4 rules to create a good eating habit

Young couple preparing healthy meal in the kitchen

How to create a good eating habit? An eating habit has four components: a cue, a craving, a response, and a reward. If you want to create a good eating habit, you must: Make the cue obvious. Make the craving attractive. Make the response easy. Make the reward satisfying, Make the cue obvious Being aware […]

Dr. Judith Ryba - PhD

Coaching in Nutrition and Emotional Eating