Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 07, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
When recalling childhood memories,
reflect on the good times.

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.

Sept 07, 2010 Show - Inna Segal, creator of Visionary Intuitive Healing, TV host and author of The Secret Language of Your Body. Discover the link between your physical and emotional health.

Aug 31, 2010 Show - James Baraz has been teaching meditation for over 30 years, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and author of Awakening Joy. If you feel negative and dissatisfied, here are some tools that can help restore the balance.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who received medication and individual sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) showed greater improvement in symptoms through 12 months compared to patients who did not receive CBT.
  • Many of the 45 million children participating in organized sports are engaging in serious sports training and specialization at younger ages, which makes them more susceptible to potentially serious injuries. These injuries, that would only cause a sprain to a ligament or muscular strain in an adult, could cause serious growth plate injuries that could affect physical development in a child according to the University of Michigan.
  • Children are more likely to do their homework if they see it as an investment for college, not a chore, according to new research at the University of Michigan.
  • While the start of college is a positive, momentous event for many young people, it also can be an episode that pushes some into a dangerous battle with eating disorders, claims the University of Alabama.
  • Casual smokers may think that smoking a few cigarettes a week is "no big deal." But according to new research from physician-scientists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, having an infrequent smoke, or being exposed to secondhand smoke, may be doing more harm than people may think.
  • New research suggests allergies to dogs, cats and dust mites make hay fever symptoms worse.
  • Most of us think that immunizations end with childhood. However, many immunizations do not offer lifelong protection and some adults were never vaccinated as children because newer vaccines were not available when some adults were children; immunity can fade over time and as we age, we become more susceptible to serious diseases caused by common infections like shingles, flu and pneumococcus.
  • Health officials are gearing up to persuade more Americans to get vaccinated against the flu this fall, in the aftermath of last year's swine-flu pandemic.
  • Being married has often been associated with improving people’s health, but a new study suggests that having that long-term bond also alters hormones in a way that reduces stress. Unmarried people in a committed, romantic relationship show the same reduced responses to stress as do married people.
  • A U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritionist has collaborated in ongoing research that has taken a closer look at the role the B vitamins may play in preventing decline in brain function. B vitamins–B-6, B-12 and folate–all nourish the brain.
  • Preparations for living in a college dorm should start with a meningitis vaccination.
  • Doctors often recommend exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, but the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the condition can make activities like running and swimming difficult. Tai chi -- a slow, meditative martial art -- may be an effective alternative, a new study suggests.
  • Despite concerns that an "only" child may be spoiled by his or her parents, new research suggests that teenagers without siblings don't seem to be disadvantaged in the development of social skills from Ohio State University.

Article of the Week
Chatting Your Way to Longevity

It takes a village to live longer. Being sociable, like going out with friends, hanging out after a class or volunteering, is physically and emotionally vital for well being. In contrast, the type D personality, distant and distressed, is more prone to disease and at risk for premature death.

In a 10-year longevity study of people aged 70 and older, researchers at the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University in Australia concluded that a network of good friends is more likely than close family relationships to increase longevity. Apparently, one can choose his friends, but is often stuck with family. Other studies from Harvard have arrived at the same conclusion.

The reason

Chronic stress has been proven to shorten lives (as evidenced by shortened telomeres on strands of DNA). In addition more

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