Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 12, 2013

Affirmation of the Week
Donít be satisfied
with surfaces

Health Tips of the Week

  • Replacing carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat may be associated with a lower risk of death in men with non-metastatic prostate cancer, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
  • From the Univ. of Utah using hands-free devices to talk, text or send e-mail while driving is distracting and risky, contrary to what many people believe.
  • Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have shown that soccer players who frequently head the ball have brain abnormalities resembling those found in patients with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury). The study used advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests that assessed memory as published in the journal Radiology.
  • Women with a severe form of morning sickness who take antihistamines to help them sleep through their debilitating nausea are significantly more likely to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes, including low birth weight babies and premature births, a UCLA study has found.
  • As thousands of homeowners consider buying safe rooms due to tornadoes, many may wonder whether the investment will increase the value of their homes. Dr. Randall S. Guttery, clinical professor of real estate and director of real estate programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, said that the rooms are not likely to improve home values or command higher sales prices.
  • In a study that included more than 1.5 million deliveries in Sweden, maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy were associated with increased risk for preterm delivery, with the highest risks observed for extremely preterm deliveries according to JAMA.
  • Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects nearly 2 of every 3 adults aged 70 years or older in the United States. Hearing loss has broader implications for older adults, being independently associated with poorer cognitive and physical functioning according to JAMA.
  • MRI may be an effective way to diagnose mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, according to experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • According to the Univ. of Alabama an abnormal heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with memory and thinking problems.
  • Think twice before grabbing foods labeled sugar-free, fat-free or whole-wheat. Recent studies show people tend to let their guard down and eat twice as much or more of these foods because they are marketed as healthy food products.
  • From Ohio State Univ people will lie about their sexual behavior to match cultural expectations about how men or women should act Ė even though they wouldnít distort other gender-related behaviors.

Article of the Week

6 Tips to Run Your Love Life Like a Great Business

Businesses that have longevity are well-run. They are constantly updating and growing because if they donít, they wonít just be standing still, but will be going backward or worse - defunct. The same holds true for a loving relationship in your personal ďbusiness,Ē where you are a solid team. If your relationship is less than optimal, itís time to take your cue from a well-run business.

For most of us relationships conjure up romance. Business and money matters smack of distaste and seem asexual in nature. However, if you want a monogamous relationship to go the distance, you have a lot to learn from strategies of the client-based business world.

Hereís what successful businesses do: 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, 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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