Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 23, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Be drawn to the kind of gain
that doesn’t require pain.

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.

August 23, 2011 Show - Dr. Perry Sheffield, Asst Professor of Pediatric and Preventative Medicine at Mt. Sinai New York and one of the researchers of the National Children’ Study from the Queens Vanguard Center. The National Children’s Study is following 100,000 American children from conception to age 21 to help them live healthier.

August 16, 2011 Show - Victoria Wilson, PHD, JD, Playboy Playmate, Penthouse Pet of the Year, and author of The 30-Day Sex Solution. Make your sex life fulfilling even if you have been together for years.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Moderate social drinking significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to an analysis of 143 studies by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers.
  • University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that obesity directly causes electrical abnormalities of the heart.
  • Veterans were significantly more likely to have ever engaged in extramarital sex and ever gotten divorced than people who were never in the military according to new research from the American Sociological Association.
  • Happy adolescents report less involvement in crime and drug use than other youth, a new University of California-Davis study finds.
  • A new study claims that stress experienced by young female rats can impair their future offspring, but can also improve resilience. Similar effects might transpire in humans.
  • Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math
  • Think about how much you fight and argue with your spouse today. A new study suggests that your current level of conflict probably won’t change much for the remainder of your marriage. That may be good news for the 16 percent of couples who report little conflict or even the 60 percent who have only moderate levels of conflict. But it’s not such happy news for the 22 percent of couples who say they fight and argue with each other a lot.
  • Giving your heart to a supportive spouse turns out to be an excellent way to stay alive, according to new research from the University of Rochester. Happily wedded people who undergo coronary bypass surgery are more than three times as likely to be alive 15 years later as their unmarried counterparts.
  • A National Poll on Children’s Health issues 2011 reports the top 10 health concerns for kids: internet safety and sexting join drug abuse, obesity, smoking as top child health problems in eyes of public.
  • According to Johns Hopkins math ability in preschool children is strongly linked to their inborn and primitive “number sense,” called an “Approximate Number System – in other words, math ability is inborn.
  • A blood test designed to tell the sex of an unborn baby is very reliable, especially after seven weeks' gestation, based on new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Curcumin, which gives the curry spice turmeric its bright yellow color, could be helpful in treating painful inflammatory conditions, such as tendinitis and arthritis. Their studies show that curcumin can be used to suppress inflammation in tendon diseases.

Article of the Week

Alpha Women Are Prone to Depression

It is not surprising to learn from yet another research study (this latest one from the sociological dept of Washington University) that women who follow endless to-do lists and drive themselves crazy with perfectionism show more symptoms of depression than women who are able to shed some of their duties to achieve greater work-life balance. Symptoms of depression include: Sadness, irritability, inability to focus, feelings of guilt, fatigue, being more sedentary, junk food eating and poor sleep. The cycle seems to be self-perpetuating, a treadmill going nowhere fast.

An honest awareness that something is amiss and is sapping your positive energy is the first step. Here are 6 self-concepts to keep in mind to transform your life to what you want it to be 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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