Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 20, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
If you come upon a lamp
with a genie in it,
donít wish for a magic wand.

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.

September 20, 2011 Show - Richard Shames, MD, has been treating patients with thyroid problems for over 25 years and is the author of Thyroid Mind Power. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety and memory loss Ė could it be a Thyroid problem?

September 13, 2011 Show - Mathew Walker, a world-class mountain climber, psychologist, leadership coach and author of Adventure in Everything. Tap into your true potential and perhaps find a different way of being.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • The University of Michigan claims that parents of teens likely underestimate their own teensí substance use, while overestimating marijuana and alcohol use by teens nationally.
  • Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA. Apparently it kicks off cancer killing cells in the saliva.
  • Young children who watch fast-paced, fantastical television shows may become handicapped in their readiness for learning according to a study from the University of Virginia.
  • Parental safety concerns may prevent children from getting good exercise according to a North Carolina State University study that examined how families use neighborhood parks.
  • People with depression tend to avoid discussing it with their primary care physician. They would prefer to get a more serious diagnosis. Apparently, the stigma of mental illness gets in the way from a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
  • Nearly half of recreational runners may be drinking too much fluid during races, according to a survey of runners by Loyola University Health System researchers. Drinking too much fluid while running can cause a potentially fatal condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia. It occurs when runners drink even when they are not thirsty. Drinking too much during exercise can dilute the sodium content of blood to abnormally low levels. Drinking only when thirsty will prevent overconsumption of fluids.
  • Blocking the uptake of large amounts of cholesterol into brain cancer cells could provide a new strategy to battle glioblastoma, one of the most deadly malignancies, researchers at UCLAís Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.
  • People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia based on a study in Neurology.
  • The University of Alabama reports that fifth-graders with ADHD are nearly twice as likely to sustain injuries requiring medical attention.
  • Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland that regulates endocrine function in the thyroid gland, can promote bone growth independent of its usual thyroid functions. The research suggests that TSH, or drugs that mimic its effect on bone, may be key to possible future treatments for osteoporosis and other conditions involving bone loss, such as cancer.
  • Many common signs of aging, such as shaking hands, stooped posture and walking slower, may be due to tiny blocked vessels in the brain that canít be detected by current technology

Article of the Week

Trade Gender Roles and Fall in Love Again

Saving your relationship could be as simple as switching roles. Gender roles often lock us into predictable, repetitive arguments where no one makes any changes because who is listening anymore? A new sociological study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as published in the Journal Gender and Society interviewed married couples who were affected by the recession with a gender reversal: Men who lost their full-time jobs (some continued to work part-time) stayed at home running the house and taking care of the kids while their wives brought in 80% of the income. The result was greater compassion and appreciation for each other.

Men who stayed at home could now fully empathize with what their female counterparts had been doing all along. And women who worked full-time outside the home although still psychologically involved with their households now understood the stress of office politics and job pressure to keep production high that their men had experienced. Interesting, the economic downturn actually caused relationship recovery.

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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, 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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