The Wellspring is a monthly health publication distributed throughout the US and Canada. As the first magazine of its kind, The Wellspring was created to educate and inform the Jewish community on topics related to health and wellness, as well as to provide insights and suggestions to promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the informative content for adults, The Wellspring contains the “Eat Well” food section, which offers innovative, healthful recipes and nutrition tidbits. The Wellspring’s staff is comprised of seasoned nutritionists, personal trainers, and talented writers, who collaborated to set a new standard in the health and wellness media arena.
The mission of The Wellspring is to provide the Jewish community with research-based, informative, and engaging articles on health and wellness. This impeccably designed and crafted monthly publication offers advice on topics such as nutrition, fitness, mental wellness, and general health in order to aid its readers in their pursuit towards better health and quality of life. By offering treatment suggestions for various general or seasonal health issues, The Wellspring aims to help its readers in their goal to attain and maintain a clean bill of health.
Shiffy Friedman, MSW, CNWCEditor In Chief
As a certified nutrition and wellness consultant, published writer Shiffy Friedman is passionate about her belief in holistic nutrition. From her experiences as a psychotherapist and her personal journey towards leading a healthy lifestyle, Shiffy gleaned the knowledge necessary to coordinate the compilation and publication of research-based, compelling articles relating to health and wellness. She sees the quest of health as a spiritual journey, a fulfillment of the Torah’s commandment for us to guard ourselves. Truly concerned about the quality of life of the global Jewish community, Shiffy aims to make The Wellspring a guidance tool for Orthodox Jewish families around the world who want to lead the healthier, richer lifestyles she feels they deserve.
Liba Solomon, CNWCFeature Editor
Liba Solomon is a certified nutrition and wellness consultant who specializes in guiding teens toward leading healthy lifestyles. Liba’s belief is that once healthy eating habits are established during adolescence, her clients can move on toward making smart choices in their adulthood.
Rabbi Hirsh MeiselsColumnist
Rabbi Hirsch Meisels is a renowned expert on healthy living in the Jewish community. In his Wellspring column, Wellness Platform, he delivers vital health information culled from his years of experience as the founder and director of FWD, Friends With Diabetes.
Shani Taub, CDCColumnist
Certified dieting consultant Shani Taub has been practicing as a nutritionist in Lakewood for almost a decade, meeting with clients in person and on the phone. She also owns the highly popular Shani Taub food line, which carries healthy, approved, pre-measured foods and delicacies sold at supermarkets and restaurants. In her Wellspring column, Ask the Nutritionist, she answers readers’ questions regarding food choices, nutrition, and healthy habits.
Laura Shammah MS, RDN has been operating her private practice in both New York and NJ for over 20 years. She has a master's degree in Health and Nutrition & is a registered dietitian. Laura helps an array of people get a healthy body and mind. Her clientele runs the gamut from people with eating disorders to those dealing with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cancer. Laura’s guidance is published in MaryAnne Cohen’s book Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace With Emotional Eating.
Beth Warren, RDN
Beth Warren is a registed dietitian with a private practice in Brooklyn, New York City, and New Jersey.
Tamar Feldman, RDN CDE
Tamar Feldman, RDN CDE is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Educator with over twelve years of experience. She maintains a busy nutrition practice with offices in Lakewood and Edison, and via phone/skype to numerous international clients, specializing in balanced and sustainable weight loss and nutrition therapy for autoimmune and gastrointestinal issues.