Important Interview

Just wanted to share this great interview by Rabbi Eli Portal speaking with Aliza Blumenthal about eating disorders, her personal struggle, journey, and ultimate success. I recommend taking the time to listen. She is courageous, inspirational, and offers much to think about moving forward.

S1 E12: A sweet life, with less sugar (Type 1 Diabetes) with Melinda Strauss Rolling with the Punches with Rabbi Eli Portal

The word diabetes can conjure up a variety of associations. One can think of obesity, needles, pregnancy, insulin, and sugar. In this episode, we will hear from a positive and energetic mother who recognizes everyday that life can be sweet even with Diabetes. A big thank you to Melinda Strauss for sharing her story and experiences with us. You can find her on social media @therealmelindastrauss. To learn more about Jewish Diabetes Association check out their website at If you would like to appear on the show to represent a particular challenge, or if you have questions or comments, email us at To partner with us or sponsor an episode email us at This show is available wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to submit your questions for upcoming episodes. All information exchanged on this show is intended for educational and support purposes only. This information should not be considered treatment or medical advice. You must always follow your medical professional’s advice and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental disorder.
  1. S1 E12: A sweet life, with less sugar (Type 1 Diabetes) with Melinda Strauss
  2. S1 E11: What's mine is yours (Kidney Donation) with Shmuel Spirgel
  3. S1 E10: I guess it's my turn (Guest speaker at camp) with Eli Portal
  4. S1 E9: Attacked for being a Jew (Facing Antisemitism) with Joey Borgen
  5. S1 E8: On a Different Derech (Parenting Kids in Crisis) with Anonymous

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