Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 21,2018

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Health Tips of the Week

  • The oral diabetes medication metformin seems to reduce the chance of a late miscarriage and premature birth among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but does not affect their rate of developing gestational diabetes, a multicenter study from the Endocrine Society finds.
  • A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.
  • From the American Chemical Society a compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • A new study finds children born to mothers who had a larger waist size before pregnancy may be more likely to have autism than those whose mothers had a smaller pre-pregnancy waist according to the Endocrine Society.
  • A tissue-engineering technique based on a novel cylindrical scaffolding design seeded with collagen-secreting cells yields grafts for articular cartilage repair with superior mechanical strength and durability.
  • From the American Journal of Physiology, Minoxidil, a popular drug used on the scalp to treat hair loss, might improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure and increase elasticity in the blood vessels if taken in an oral form according to a new study in mice.
  • A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment according to JAMA.
  • Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published in Neurology.
  • An average American woman currently earns 79 percent of the pay a man makes for doing the same job. That says a lot about an individual’s perceived value according to gender. But pay isn’t the only way to study this difference. A study published last week in Political Science and Politics is adding a new dimension to the gender gap, showing that women are actually evaluated more harshly than men when doing the same job – in this case, teaching. College courses are biased in favor of male professors.
  • Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life according to new research by Florida State University.

Article of the Week

Tap Into the Power of the No Mind

We have all heard or uttered the phrases, “Don’t pay them any mind,” “your mind is elsewhere,” “sorry, my mind wandered for a moment; what did you say?” or “I won’t mind if you…” When you follow these verbal signposts, you realize that a great strategy for stress management, improved focus, less worry, greater patience, fewer accidents and more peaceful relationships is practicing the Zen no mind mindset. Immersion in the task at hand, or really listening to the other person, creates a purity of thought and action which are more likely to lead to success. No mindedness is based 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 don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s 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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