Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
July 12, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
You make the road
by walking.

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.

July 12, 2011 Show - Camille Noe Pagan, has written for Forbes, Glamour, O, Fitness, and Women’s Health and her book is the Art of Forgetting. If female friendship isn’t complicated enough, throw a brain injury into the mix and life changes for everyone.

July 05, 2011 Show - Richard Moss, MD, an international leader in conscious living, author of six books and his latest is Inside-Out Healing. If you are suffering physically or emotionally, it could be time to examine your life story.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Healthy, middle-aged smokers who take the most popular smoking cessation drug on the market have a 72 percent increased risk of being hospitalized with a heart attack or other serious heart problems compared to those taking a placebo, a Johns Hopkins-led study suggests.
  • All fat is not created equal. Unsightly as it is, subcutaneous fat, the fat right under the skin, is not as dangerous to overall health as visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs. According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Medical Center, the way to zero in and reduce visceral fat is simple: eat more soluble fiber from vegetables, fruit and beans, and engage in moderate activity.
  • Most parents are unaware of the risks their teenagers face in the workplace and could do more to help them understand and prepare for those hazards, according to a new study. While parents are involved in their teen’s getting a job, their involvement seems to drop off while their teen is working.
  • It’s considered a rite of passage among young people – acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and young adults could be causing serious damage to a brain that’s still under development at this age.
  • Excess nutrients, such as fat and sugar, don’t just pack on the pounds but can push some cells in the body over the brink. Unable to tolerate this “toxic” environment, these cells commit suicide. Now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered three unexpected players that help a cell overloaded with fat initiate its own demise.
  • Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and a number of other factors including her own values. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the July 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • Introducing increasing amounts of foods that contain baked milk into the diets of children who have milk allergies helped a majority of them outgrow their allergies, according to a study conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
  • A study by University of Washington psychologists shows some people continue to drink heavily because of perceived positive effects, despite experiencing negative effects such as hangovers, fights and regrettable sexual situations. According to participants in the study, boosts of courage, chattiness and other social benefits of drinking outweigh its harms, which they generally did not consider as strong deterrents.
  • According to the American College of Sports Medicine their new guidelines calls for a little bit of exercise will do a body good – it’s not an all or nothing proposition. Sitting for long periods is harmful. Research shows long durations of physical inactivity during the day raise your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
  • Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • New study suggests anxiety, stress and depression during pregnancy may lead to a greater risk of asthma for your child.

Article of the Week
Are Marriage Myths Ruining Your Relationship?

Believing your own marriage myth can derail your relationship at any time. Some popular stories we tend to recite are: “He puts me down all the time,” “He doesn’t like to cuddle,” “He never helps out with the housework,” “She just spends my money,” “She thinks I’m a failure,” “Our marriage is so boring,” and “She doesn’t like sex.”

Even those who claim that they are not prejudiced and would never stereotype anyone, are actually tough on their significant other, even pushing their buttons to actualize the negative behavior in the relationship story. The danger of stereotyping a significant other is that it is often accompanied by a hopeless statement: What’s the use of trying?

Some of my clients have been married for over thirty years and are in the throes of expensive marriage counseling, divorce or living separate lives in the limbo of a non-divorce. For a relationship to happily go the distance, one has to do what artists do: Reflect, Rekindle, Reinvent.

Here are 8 ways to create a loving and satisfying relationship: 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, 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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