Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 05, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Don’t Sweat
the Big Stuff

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The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Oct 05, 2010 Show - Chunyi Lin is a certified International Qigong Master, founder of Spring Forest Qigong and author of Spring Forest Qigong Level One Manual. Bring health and wellness into your home.

Sept 28, 2010 Show - Bob Stahl, Ph.D directs mindfulness-based-stress reduction programs in 3 medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Learn some practical strategies to reduce stress.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Cutting back on sleep reduces the benefits of dieting. When dieters got a full night's sleep, half of the weight they lost was fat. When they cut back on their sleep, only one-fourth of their weight loss came from fat. Sleep-deprived dieters also produced higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger and reduces energy expenditure.
  • A CT scan can mean the difference between an accurate and a wrong diagnosis, timely and delayed treatment and, in some cases, life and death. But because CT scans and other tests that use X-ray technology can expose the body to large doses of radiation, their unnecessary, repeated and excessive use may increase cancer risk, especially in children.
  • More than 30 percent of children are reported to have been bullied, teased, or harassed because of their food allergy according to a new study.
  • Children who practice healthy lifestyle habits such as eating fruits and vegetables and engaging in physical activity may be negatively impacting their health because they tend to consume large amounts of flavored and sports beverages containing sugar, according to research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
  • Family members and close friends are more sensitive to early signs of Alzheimer's dementia than traditional screening tests, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • How well are doctors doing in advising patients to eat better and exercise? It can depend on the physician's own personal habits, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Factors that predicted confidence in counseling included the doctor’s own exercise time, being overweight, and if the doctor had adequate training in counseling.
  • Bedwetting perennially drives parents to the pediatric urology clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, but September — and the start of the school year — always brings a predictable uptick in visits, according to pediatric urologist.
  • The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center.
  • Yearly flu shots may do more than stave off the seasonal flu -- they may also prevent heart attacks, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. And the earlier you get the flu shot, the greater this protection, the study shows.
  • Drinking milk and eating dairy foods may help you get rid of unwanted weight according to new research published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Both higher dairy calcium intake and increased blood levels of vitamin D are related to more weight loss when dieting.
  • Stroke risk doubles in the hour after drinking alcohol. However, the risk returns to normal after 24 hours. There is another body of research that claims that moderate drinking reduces the risk of stroke. You decide.
  • Adults 65 and older with low blood levels of Vitamin D are up to 60% more likely to develop substantial mental decline.

Article of the Week
Language Style Can Predict Relationship Success

“How do I love thee let me count the ways.” The poetic language of Elizabeth Barrett Browning matched her husband’s Robert Browning, and they had a long and happy marriage. In contrast, Sylvia Plath’s and Ted Hughes’ styles were not in sync and their relationship ended tragically. A new study from the University of Texas claims that when you are happy, you mimic the speaking and writing style of your beloved, a colleague or friend. When your styles don’t match, watch out for the downward spiral. Language style matching is automatic – unless you do it intentionally for the purpose of manipulation.

James Pennebaker, psychology professor and co-author of this study explains, "When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a matter of seconds. This also happens when people read a book or watch a movie. As soon as the credits roll, they find themselves talking like the author or the central characters." So, if you are a business rival or involved in a love relationship, taking an objective look at language style can provide clues or serve as a crystal ball about the future of this relationship according to Pennebaker.

You might need to consult an English teacher. Our verbiage is powerful, shaping perception. For example, when women say more

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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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