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Get Blood Testing Kits Delivered to Your Home at Numan

Blood Testing

Blood can reveal everything about your health. Whether that’s a problem or your improvement, a little testing will reveal all your health. In this case, you must keep an eye on your health. However, heading to the clinics will be hectic, but why go anywhere? Numan will offer you blood testing kits at your doorstep. They are excellent, and also come with various kinds of indicators that can reveal certain kinds of problems. The healthcare company is licensed and medically approved to facilitate blood tests. In addition to that, it has clinically approved treatment plans for your problems as well.

Blood Test Kit:

You can buy the blood testing kit at for $70.00 / kit. In addition to that, this will be delivered to your doorstep. You can take the test, and the samples will be sent to the lab for the results. Besides that, it will also come with an expert review that will be based on your results. The UKAS lab will check the samples, and you will receive the results in 3 To- 5days. One of the benefits of this is that you don’t have to venture out of your home. You can also get the blood testing kit that has indicators for erectile dysfunction as well as cholesterol. This will allow you to take a look at your sexual health as well.


The healthcare company will offer you medications and testing kits on a subscription basis. since blood testing is not for once, but you will have to do it regularly. this helps to keep your health in check and make sure that you can catch any problem. The kits will be delivered for free, and you will receive them in 24 hours.

What will it reveal?

Simply put, blood testing is the blueprint of your health. It will reveal everything that may be happing in the body, and also set the course for future healthy actions. In addition to that, it will also reveal various kinds of problems, and help you catch them before they can have a drastic impact on your life. It will reveal your vitamin levels, as well as whether you need additional supplements as well. In case of erectile dysfunction, hair loss, or any other medical problem, a blood test is very important to understand and identify the underlying causes of the problem.

Why Numan?

The simple answer to that is; why not. It’s easy, excellent, and convenient to take the blood test at home. In addition to that, the testing kit will come with a review. The experts at the company will be able to assess your results and make you understand what they mean in layman language. You will be able to assess your health from the comfort of your home.

Blood Testing


Numan approaches health care excellently. All you have to do is to place an order for the blood testing kit, and the rest of the issue is as simple as it looks. It will determine the status of your health, and make sure that you take the necessary steps.

A Couple Of Beauty Tips That Every Woman Should Know

Beauty Tips

In this article, I am going to talking about all the beauty tips that a woman should know, without fail. As a bunch of self-proclaimed beauty enthusiasts always say, you should always make sure that you know everything that you need to know, especially when it comes to makeup and skincare routines. After a lot of trial and error, you will obviously be able to have a routine that is perfect for you. That is why these tips have actually stood the test of time. They have proven the effectiveness, and they have also transformed the way we end up taking care of our skin.

Beauty Tips

  1. Firstly, you should never give up on your sunscreen routine. When you are stepping out into an area that has a lot of sunlight, I highly suggest you put on some sunscreen that you feel is right for your skin. There are a lot of sunscreen options that are available on the market. You need to choose the ones that is right for you.
  2. Secondly, you need to make sure that you have properly and thoroughly vetted your skincare products. There are a lot of skincare products out there that are very harmful to the skin. They are filled with chemicals, and I definitely feel that you should only use products that are perfect for your skin.
  3. Let me stress on the fact that hydration is the key to everything. Staying hydrated will make sure that your skin has a glow that you can flaunt around. That is why you need to make sure that you drink the right kinds of liquids. You cannot hydrate with alcohol. You can only hydrate with water, fruit juices and more. Aerated drinks don’t count.
  4. Make sure that you remove your make-up without fail, especially before falling asleep. For example, if you are putting on some make-up for an event or a function, you need to make sure that you remove it, as soon as you come back home. Make up has some chemicals that should not stay on your skin longer than it needs to be.
  5. You need to exfoliate your skin regularly and without fail. Exfoliating without fail will actually do wonders for your skin. Make sure that you exfoliate your skin with a product that is not too harsh on the skin. It should be the right kind of product that a lot of people make use of.
  6. Make sure that you get into the practice of cleansing your face, multiple times. You need to clean your face, every single day, multiple times.
  7. I highly suggest following a healthy diet that will contribute to your healthy and glowing skin.

Bringing The Beach To The Workout


Exercising on sand is making waves in Sherman Oaks

On a recent Friday morning, half a dozen women worked out to a playlist of energetic pop music in a Sherman Oaks gym as their toned, model-pretty instructor shouted words of encouragement. But there was one thing distinctly different about this picture: The clients were working out in sand — a 650-square-foot sandbox, to be precise.

Sandbox Fitness, which opened this past summer, is the brainchild of David Herskowitz, 32, and his wife, Minna, 27, the teacher for that Friday morning class. David is a Los Angeles native, and Minna is a Maryland import. The two met in L.A. in 2009 when Minna was visiting her best friend, who was dating David’s best friend. For a couple of years they dated long distance, while Minna finished her bachelor’s degree at Queens College in New York. Eventually, though, Minna moved west, and a few months later, the two were married. The Modern Orthodox couple, congregants at Shaarey Zedek, now reside in Valley Village.

Both David and Minna had several years in the health and fitness industry under their belts before opening Los Angeles’ first sand-floor gym. David taught women’s self-defense classes and worked for a nutrition company. Minna got certified to be a personal trainer at 18 and started working in the field right away. At one point, she tried a “normal job” — but hated it.

So how did they get from there to a gym filled with sand? Despite being models of fitness, both have longstanding injuries — that they did not get at Sandbox, they are quick to point out. David has a torn labrum (shoulder cartilage) and Minna a torn ACL. So they began working out at the beach, where their workouts were easier on their bodies.

In 2010, when Minna’s relatives came to visit, they asked the two to run them through a workout. “We said we would do it on the beach,” David recalled. “In 10 minutes, they were dead.”

It became apparent to the couple that the beach held a sort of magic: Not only did it greatly diminish the chance of injury, it also amped up the workout. The Herskowitzes flirted with specializing in personal training at the beach, but they felt this would be limiting, and that only beach-area residents would be interested. They wanted something they could offer everyone. So the question became, “How can we bring [the beach] to them?” David said. And then it hit them: a gym with sand. But the idea seemed far-fetched and plagued with obstacles, such as how to keep the sand clean.

“We shot it down ourselves because we were, like, how is that going to work?” Minna said. “We put it on the back burner.”

But when the couple learned about indoor sand volleyball facilities across the country, their vision seemed like it just might be possible.

“We did a ton of research,” Minna said. “We called every sand company.” They called some of those indoor volleyball spots, too, and went through their list of questions: How do you air [the sand] out? What do you put underneath?

After all, Minna explained, “You have to keep the sand moist so it’s not dusty.”

What they discovered was that every facility used more or less the same approach: watering and raking the sand daily to keep it clean, and installing waterproof plastic under the sand to prevent water from seeping into the floor and walls. They knew they wanted to be on a busy street where they could capture the attention of curious passers-by, so they rented a former yoga studio on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. They painted the walls sky blue and brought in 45,000 pounds of special sand that is silica-free (to avoid health risks associated with inhaling silica) as well as bacteria resistant.

During construction, the couple learned of two other sand-floor gyms: one in San Diego and one in Kansas. Both are quite new. But the Herskowitzes only learned of these when they were well into the process. Said Minna: “We really had to figure it out on our own. There wasn’t a model for it.”

Currently, Sandbox Fitness offers about 30 classes a week for adults (plus a handful of classes for kids). These include several types of classes. The most popular are the Surfset classes, which use surfboards mounted on air-filled pillows; when you’re exercising on the board, you need to work harder than usual to maintain balance. For newbies, working out on an unsteady surface can take some getting used to, but Minna said it takes just a few minutes to adjust. And there are real benefits beyond improved balance. “It works very small muscles you would never work otherwise,” David said.

“Your core is totally engaged the whole time,” Minna added.

The two other main types of classes are Sandworks, a bootcamp-style workout, and TRX, a popular exercise system that uses straps attached overhead for strength training and stretching. Clients can pay for individual classes, packages of multiple classes at a discount or a monthly membership.

When they initially opened Sandbox, the Herskowitzes offered a women-only class. They wanted to make this available to the Orthodox community, but soon learned there was not enough interest to maintain these classes. However, they do accomodate requests for both individual and group classes — in fact, Minna recently taught a class for a group of moms from a nearby Jewish day school.

Although Sandbox Fitness is just a few months old, the Herskowitzes are already talking about opening a second location over the hill. They also have fielded calls and emails from around the country from people who want a Sandbox Fitness in their neighborhood. Clearly, the concept resonates with people who, Minna said, are always looking for a new way to exercise.

“One of our clients summed it up perfectly,” David said. “She said, ‘I feel like I’m not coming in to work out. I feel like I’m coming in to play.’ ”

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: The Valley’s New Science Center

science center

Three-year-old Matthew Hobird loves playing with trash, so he was in luck when he visited Discovery Cube Los Angeles, the area’s newest children’s science center, and found plenty of it.

Amid lots of screaming and other commotion, Matthew had a blast pulling plastic items resembling bottles, cans and other refuse off a huge conveyor belt and sorting it into different slots in hopes of winning the fast-paced Race to Zero Waste, where kids try to figure out the correct way to sort trash.

“We want kids to be loud, run, feel, touch, test and, most importantly, have fun!” explained Kafi Blumenfield, Discovery Cube L.A.’s executive director.

Since opening its doors Nov. 13 at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in the San Fernando Valley community of Lake View Terrace, Discovery Cube L.A. has made it its mission to offer experiential education techniques in science that can engage kids and adults of all ages. Guests can experience a 300-mile virtual helicopter ride to the top of Mount Whitney or learn about the effect of pollutants on L.A.’s aquifer by taking a mock journey through the layers of the Earth. More is on the way: Next month, Discovery Cube L.A. — which has a sister center in Orange County — is slated to add a permanent $2.5 million exhibit, The Science of Hockey, created with support from the L.A. Kings.

Discovery Cube L.A. offers a 300-mile virtual helicopter ride. Photo courtesy of Discovery Cube L.A.

As the mother of two young children, Blumenfield, 43, has an added perspective as she evaluates what’s working and what’s not during her daily walks through the $22.4 million, 71,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art interactive science center located on a 2.5-acre campus. (The long, metallic building had been dormant for years and was originally meant to house the proposed Children’s Museum of Los Angeles.)

The motto behind Discovery Cube L.A. can be found on the green, orange and purple fluorescent banners at the entrance: Inspire, Educate, Impact. The reasons are obvious to Blumenfield, who explained: “Given the need that we have for people in STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] jobs, we need to start teaching our children at a young age and get them into the pipeline around how STEM is an avenue of opportunity down the line. … It’s not just for boys, and it doesn’t matter what neighborhood you are from; everyone can do it.”

How Discovery Cube L.A. pursues this, however, offers something new to the local educational landscape, enabling kids, teachers and adults to delve deeper into science concepts.

“Our hands-on approach is on the leading edge of technology, and it’s unlike anything I have ever seen before. Science isn’t about succeeding; it’s about testing, getting results and going on from there. We are exposing kids to that exciting way of thinking, in a way that isn’t available to them in other settings,” said Dr. Pedram Salimpour, 46, chairman of the center’s board and a Sherman Oaks pediatrician who is a member at Sinai Temple in Westwood and Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades.

High-Tech, Higher Learning At Heschel Day School


There’s something innovative and inspiring happening in Room 214 at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge. Moving beyond a traditional science lab, Room 214 contains an expansive, recently acquired assemblage of technological tools that serve as the nerve center for Heschel’s STEAM program.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) is an interdisciplinary approach to education in which the arts and project-based learning methods are combined with the traditional STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. Heschel recently implemented its STEAM program, and now Room 214 — known as the Innovation Center — will take student learning into the 21st century through 3-D printers, CAD (computer-aided design) software, robotics Legos, laser cutters, SMART boards with video-conferencing capabilities, and expanded ways to integrate computers and iPads into daily lessons.

A kindergarten student completes a pattern by manipulating objects with an interactive projector.
A kindergarten student completes a pattern by manipulating objects with an interactive projector.

Other area Jewish schools adopting STEAM include Adat Ari El in Valley Village and Milken Community Schools in Bel Air. The customizable program is being integrated into a variety of public and private schools around the United States.

Robin Wallach, Heschel’s director of advancement, noted the initial catalyst for bringing STEAM into the curriculum was a school parent. “It was an anonymous school family who enabled us to do this two years ago,” she said. The family donated a 3-D printer, and, “Once we brought the printer in, we started experimenting with it, and then things just took off from there with our teachers and students.”

To ensure the center would serve students from ages 5 to 14 in ways that fit the school’s goals and values, Heschel’s administrative team visited STEAM labs and high-tech facilities at a number of independent schools around Los Angeles. The director of Heschel’s middle school, Marc Lindner, explained that the team then pieced together ideas to ensure the center would simultaneously address general and Jewish education needs.

“When we were talking about the design of the room, for example, we made sure we had the ability to move the equipment around in the room and that it could also be used outside the center in their classroom,” Lindner said. “We also wanted to be sure that the center could readily be used by individual students or full classes.”

Lindner cites the eighth-grade students’ Jewish Identity project to illustrate how the center can help deepen learning and critical-thinking skills. “The challenge for our eighth-graders last year was to create something that was physical and tangible that would present something about them and their Jewish identity to the viewer,” he said. “While those students created beautiful things, with STEAM now in place, I can foresee Rabbi Jan [Goldstein] giving a similar assignment to the next group, with the Innovation Center offering them more options for how they may be able to express their Jewish identities.”

Teacher David Goldberg said, “[The] center has given the elementary students, including my fourth-graders, a chance to practice some of the Jewish values they are being taught in the classroom. They use the tools to interpret what’s being discussed and express themselves more collaboratively.”

He and fellow teacher Jody Passanisi cite the example of their students using the 3-D printer to make their own dreidels and mezzuzot for holiday-related projects. Video-conferencing capabilities, meanwhile, will allow them to connect with Israeli students, politicians and other relevant guest speakers. Digital photography and 3-D animation programs will enhance their exploration of Jewish subjects.

“They not only delve into Jewish values, but also universal values such as teamwork and love for learning,” Goldberg said. “We can foster the values taught in the Jewish studies program, and then integrate them into the general education environments, practicing those principles with guidance and supervision.”

“I think the STEAM lab curriculum and the Innovation Center dovetails beautifully with private faith learning,” Passanisi added. “For example, in terms of Judaic studies, there are open-ended projects, particularly with sixth-grade Judaic studies, where kids are able to show what they’ve learned about a concept like teshuvah [repentance]. To explore Rambam’s steps toward teshuvah, students can go into the Innovation Center and use the green screen, Legos and other things to show us how they interpret and understand it.”

Wallach said that with STEAM and the center now in place, education transcends memorizing content. She said Heschel students have the “content in their brains,” and that the tools and innovative lesson plans compel them to find new ways to express that knowledge.

“We believe that we are fortunate to have this advanced opportunity, and we sense this will catch on at other schools.”

Ramah’s Special Needs Programs Turn A Camp Into A Home

Ramah’s Special

Summer Camp For All:

Like many children and teenagers, Michael Rosenbaum of Los Feliz sees going to summer camp as a highlight of his year.

He relishes the outdoor activities, cooking classes, swimming, dancing and games at Camp Ramah in Ojai. He enjoys connecting with his Jewish heritage through daily celebrations and songs, and he especially loves seeing his camp friends from previous years. And, since last summer, the 18-year-old has been thrilled at the opportunity to work at the camp as a cooking teacher’s assistant.

Rosenbaum’s trajectory from camp participant to camp helper is typical of many teenagers as they reach adulthood, but for him, the transition is particularly auspicious. Rosenbaum has Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for him to participate in many of the activities other children at summer camp take for granted. Yet, according to his mother, Rony Rosenbaum, he has been able to fully take part thanks to Camp Ramah’s programs for special needs youth.

“It’s really one of the most incredible programs that you can possibly imagine for these kids,” she said. “The kids are not just integrated into everything that the whole rest of the camp does, they’re rock stars. Kids in the rest of the camp actually fight to be their buddies.”

Camp Ramah ( runs an umbrella initiative called Tikvah for children and youth with special needs, under which three programs are available: Ohr Lanu, a weeklong family camp in early June for special needs children, their parents and siblings; Amitzim, where special needs children ages 11 to 17 participate alongside regular attendees in Camp Ramah; and Ezra, a seven-week vocational training program for young adults. The goal is to make summer camp something that youth of all abilities can enjoy, and where they can find a welcome place as members of the Jewish community, Tikvah director Elana Naftalin-Kelman said. About 80 children with a wide range of disabilities attend the programs each year, mostly from the Los Angeles area, she said.

The Ezra vocational program takes the participation of special needs teenagers and young adults to a new level. The program grew out of recognition at Camp Ramah that there needed to be opportunities for young people with disabilities to continue their camp experience after they turned 18, even though they are unable to become counselors, Naftalin-Kelman said.

Under the Ezra program, youth ages 17 to 23 live at the camp in Ojai and are given jobs, either within the camp or at businesses in town. Tasks at the camp include setting up and clearing tables in the dining hall, helping staff run the sports programs, working in the mail and supply rooms or running the staff store, where they make smoothies and sandwiches. Jobs in Ojai have included work at the local library, a grocery store, a senior living facility and an animal shelter.

In addition, participants receive daily life-skills lessons to help them become more independent, such as cooking healthy meals, setting up a bank account and using public transportation. Three times a week they attend classes on Jewish holidays, keeping kosher, what it means to be a Jewish adult and other aspects of Jewish life.

Naftalin-Kelman said the experience helps youth develop independence, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. She said many families have struggled to find acceptance in the communities they live in because of their child’s disability and often do not belong to a synagogue.

“These families are more often than not feeling like they’ve been rejected from the Jewish community,” she said. “Camp Ramah is their Jewish community.”

That’s not the case for Rosenbaum, an Ezra program participant who is keenly devout and involved at Temple Israel of Hollywood, his mother said.

“The Jewish aspect of Ramah is key to how much he loves it there,” she said. “[Jewish traditions] are really, really important to him, and for that reason it’s really important to us.”

For his part, Rosenbaum said he’s looking forward to attending Camp Ramah again this summer. The reason is simple: “It’s my favorite place.”

Confections With Fruits and Nuts For A Sweet Tu b’Shevat

Fruits and Nuts

It is the custom to eat fresh or dried fruit for Tu b’Shevat, an ancient agricultural holiday that is often called New Year of the Trees. Although there are no specific dishes that have traditionally been prepared for Tu b’Shevat, the custom of serving dishes that contain fruits and nuts has emerged. With a great assortment to choose from — and a little creativity — there are endless possibilities.

One of my favorite foods that I remember eating during this holiday is baked apples filled with nuts, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar and honey. It was almost always served after a family lunch that included several salads and a vegetable soup.

The perfect dessert to make for Tu b’Shevat — which falls on Feb. 4 this year — is Homemade Fig Bars. This recipe is so authentic, the bars look just like the ones in the Fig Newtons package at your local grocery store, only better. They feature homemade fig preserves inside a buttery, orange-scented cookie. Once the filling has been prepared, the Fig Bars are not time-consuming to make.

I love making Old-Fashioned Jam Cookies using a classic recipe from my 1988 cookbook “The Gourmet Jewish Cook” (William Morrow). These thumbprint cookies have been part of the family since our kids were young. I always make the dough in advance — just knead and cover with plastic wrap. When ready to serve, roll them out, dip in chopped nuts, press a hole in the center and bake. Just before serving, spoon dollops of fruit jam in the center.

Another pastry to serve for Tu b’Shevat is apple pie. I used to love the compliments I received, especially from my dad. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a special treat.