Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
January 27, 2017

Affirmation of the Week
Can you return
to the old fork in the road
and try the other path?

Health Tips of the Week

  • Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimerís disease have paved a path for future clinical trials.
  • More than 100 women die from breast cancer every day in the United States. Triple-negative breast cancers, which comprise 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors, are a particularly deadly type of breast disease that often metastasize to distant sites. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that luteolin, a natural compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley, and vegetables such as celery and broccoli, could reduce the risk of developing metastasis originating from triple-negative breast cancer in women.
  • Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study from the University of Michigan finds.
  • A womanís risk of dying of cervical cancer is higher than long believed, particularly among older and black women, new Johns Hopkins led research suggests.
  • Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants Ė a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut. Behavioral symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand according to Johnís Hopkins.
  • Making New Yearís resolutions is easy. Keeping them ó beyond a couple of weeks, at least ó is tough. One big factor that affects whether the commitment sticks: sleep.
  • Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of childrenís menu options, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium.
  • Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical training, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
  • Too much sitting and too little exercise accelerates biological aging.
  • Regarding learning and memory, students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately, recall the details better and longer ó a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Article of the Week

Have You Become Annoying?

No one starts out annoying. In fact, most annoying people try to be supportive and helpful. However, their noble attributes can be perceived as negative when others feel stressed in the company of these well-intentioned friends/ relationship partners and avoid them. This in turn triggers a cycle of stress: The annoying people try even harder to be more helpful in order to get the validation of those running in the other direction which causes them to run faster. more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you donít have to constantly open the door. Itís time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, and mind/body lecturer. She has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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