Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
September 11, 2006

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Children of men age 40 and older have a significantly increased risk of having autism spectrum disorders compared with younger fathers according to an article in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
  • If your child is lactose intolerant, make sure that he or she eats some dairy products to get calcium. Just because a child is lactose intolerant doesnít mean that he canít tolerate either smaller amounts of milk with each meal, yogurt which is already partially digested by good bacteria or hard cheeses. Children arenít intolerant to all forms of dairy products and there are lactase replacement pills or lactose free milk.
  • A new study shows that virgin olive oil contains more antioxidants than more refined olive oil to protect better against heart disease.
  • Eating more protein triggers a natural weight-loss hormone. When released in the gut, the hormone known as PYY reduces hunger and high-protein foods set off PYY better than other foods according to the journal Cell Metabolism.
  • Three or four short, brisk walks (about 10 minutes each) throughout the day can be more helpful to people watching their blood pressure than one continuous bout of exercise according to Indiana University researchers.

Article of the Week
Fall: Season to Fall in Love Again

Summer heat and haze are dissipating and when that happens we see love more clearly without the blurriness of fantasy. While summer is the season of fun, skimpy clothing and lightheartedness like butterflies and bees caressing flower after flower, fall is more serious. The days are shorter with temperatures significantly cooler; the leaves fall to reveal surprising tree architecture and details of homes we never notice in summer. Winter is coming and we make plans to nest and keep warm. Fall is a great time to fall in love and make it last!

Fall heralds the unofficial New Year, not January. Embedded in our consciousness is that the new school year begins in September. Work also becomes more vigorous in the fall, no more long leisurely weekend escapes; retailers are busy with winter holiday selling in October. This helps to explain why love relationships are scrutinized in the fall: Who am I going to nest with in winter? And for those of us who have ended a past relationship, we get motivated to date again, to find a partner who has many fine qualities dropping the prerequisite ďMust look like a movie star and be a millionaire.Ē

Instead of the fifteen-minute speed date, fall corresponds to the part of our heart that gives a person a second chance if there is hardly any chemistry initially. We now know that friendship can trigger chemistry. And if you have been in a relationship that has become routine, feel like you have been married forever, itís time to see the details that have been hidden from your view, the tree architecture of your relationship. Hereís how:More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Lift Weights to Reverse the Clock

I just joined the half-century club and now that Iím 50 years old I wanted to put more effort into strength training. Is too late for me? And what benefits could I get at this point in my life? Thank you for any help. (Carl T, Copaigue) Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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