Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 04, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
If everything seems under control,
you are not moving fast enough

Ė Mario Andretti

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

May 04, 2010 Show - Catriona MacGregor for over 20 years has supported conservation initiatives and environmental programs in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the US, and is the author of Partnering with Nature. Learn how to reboot your system.

April 27, 2010 Show - Nancy Anderson, founded 2 career counseling firms, has a private practice and is the author of Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond. Does anyone retire anymore? Itís not too late to find the work you love to do.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Children with developmental regression at increased risk for more severe autism.
  • Women and men experience different outcomes at U.S. hospitals for the same procedures and treatments according to an independent study conducted by Health Grades. Compared to men, women had a higher risk of mortality in three cardiovascular procedures: valve-replacement surgery (52.8% higher risk), coronary bypass surgery (36.6%), and coronary interventional procedures (19.5%). Women also had a 5.8% higher risk of dying after a stroke. However, women had a better chance of surviving hospitalization than men for the following procedures and treatments: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (16.4% lower risk), heart failure (12.8%), pneumonia (10.6%), and heart attack (2.4%).
  • People who eat meat frequently, especially meat that is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer, according to a large study at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Eating large amounts of added sugar more than tripled the risk of having low HDL, which is a major risk factor for heart disease according to JAMA.
  • A new study, the largest of its kind, from England's Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the Alzheimer's Society U.K. They say that brain-training games, used by millions, may not increase general brain power on other tasks or increase IQ.
  • Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have discovered the way in which red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage following a stroke.
  • Combining telephone counseling calls with a daily written diet plan increases a personís success in improving fruit and vegetables consumption, according to research published in Preventive Medicine.
  • A new study out today from the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, concludes that most college students are not just unwilling, but functionally unable to be without their media links to the world.
  • Healthy people with high blood pressure who excrete a slight excess of protein in the urine raise their risk of developing kidney and heart complications.
  • Scientists at the University of Michigan Health System claim that eating grapes reduces the risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The effect is thought to be due to phytochemicals -- naturally occurring antioxidants Ė that grapes contain.
  • Individuals who screen positive for possible depression appear to consume more chocolate than those not screening positive for depression, according to JAMA.
  • Botox injections might help people with certain migraines. Check with your doctor.

Article of the Week
How to Deal with the Stress of Motherís Day

The words, Happy Motherís Day, can sting. A commercial day set aside to celebrate mothers can be fraught with stress, grief and pain. I donít mean wracking your brain to buy a generic gift. Rather, consider the daughters whose mothers have passed away, the daughters who never felt unconditional love, the mothers who have lost a baby or a child, the would-be mothers who cannot conceive, or the would-be mothers who want to adopt a child, but do not meet the legal qualifications. For us Motherís Day is more about thorns than roses.

However, human tragedy can make one more receptive to a flash of light, a hopeful illumination which changes everything. On Motherís Day donít dodge your despair. Confront it because everything that has a front has a back Ė your sadness is your other side and will combine to form a whole. This is the time to seek your creative self Ė what a mother represents: Nurturing the seed and promoting growth.more

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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, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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