Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 02,2018

Affirmation of the Week
Remember who you used to be
to clarify your future.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People getting more rays of sunlight and therefore vitamin D in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas economist.
  • A new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center shows people with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who donít.
  • In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of being obese or overweight according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • Some people with hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment according to a preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains which reduces strokes may also lead to a reduced risk of depression according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
  • Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.
  • Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them according to a recent Northwestern University study.
  • Significant amounts of toxic metals including lead leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Want a great employee? Hire a liberal arts major. In his new book, San Josť State business professor Randall Stross makes the case for humanities graduates as among the most versatile and flexible workers.

Article of the Week

Time To Write The Not-To-Do List

In response to the constantly expanding endless to-do list I have in the past recommended daily deletions of a single task on that list to experience how good found time feels. I had hoped this relief would take hold and forge a new habit which would lead to the mindset of me time. Clearly this strategy has proven anemic... 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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