Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 02, 2017

Affirmation of the Week
Making a big effort
for little things
will mobilize your big effort
for the huge things.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease also have a higher risk of cancer according to a new study of more than 65,000 women as published in Cancer Epidemiology.
  • For infants with skull flattening related to sleep position, starting helmet therapy at a younger age, especially before 24 weeks, increases the treatment success rate as cited in a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • From the Journal of Public Health despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States.
  • Cornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter and likely higher-calorie foods. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.
  • Even among people who had just joined a gym and expected to visit regularly, getting paid to exercise did little to make their commitment stick according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University.
  • Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute reveal curcumin has potential to overcome chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common but aggressive form of cancer in the pancreas. Curcumin is a great anti-inflammatory.
  • Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctorís office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about one-third of sinus infections which means most patients are inappropriately receiving antibiotics according to the Univ. of Georgia.
  • From the Univ. of Michigan the simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk, the way people normally talk to themselves.
  • Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study.
  • Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years a new national poll suggests.
  • Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones new research suggests.British scientists found that women who engage in brief bursts of any high-intensity weight-bearing physical activity had 4 percent better bone health than their less active peers.
  • Dark spots that appear on the iris aren't cancerous, but these eye freckles could signify other issues related to excessive sun exposure, like cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye diseases related to sunlight. The study results appear in the July issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

Article of the Week

Face to Face versus Facebook

Millennials who are immersed in Facebook and Reality TV shows are in danger of losing touch with their gut intuition, making sense of sensory input and improving their emotional intelligence. Those who are lured to Facebook to see what their friends are doing for entertainment are most likely the people obsessed with the Bachelor, the Kardashians, or the Jersey Shore. What is the common denominator? 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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