Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 25, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
If your deadlines are self-imposed,
no one will know
if you donít meet them.

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.

October 25, 2011 Show - Timothy D. Wilson, Prof. of Psychology at the University of Virginia, honored by NY Times Magazine as conveying one of the most influential ideas of 2002, coauthor of the best selling textbook Social Psychology, research funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Russell Sage Foundation and author of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change. Making small changes to your life story can have a profound effect on your personal growth and happiness.

October 18, 2011 Show - Arnold Melman, MD, is the Chairman of the Dept of Urology of The Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center and author of After Prostate Cancer. After the cancer recedes, the patient is often surprised by what recovery entails. Learn about all the treatments available for an emotional and physical recovery after a prostate cancer diagnosis.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Autism researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have found a link between low birth weight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weights.
  • Pop-up toaster hamburgers, microwaveable cans, sauces and spreads that turn everyday sandwiches into gourmet restaurant-style meals are currently just some of the trends that are sweeping the food marketing arena. As the global economy continues to falter, more and more people are eating in and craving restaurant-style food they can make themselves at home and tailor to their own tastes.
  • In a study of 300 post-menopausal women, obese participants performed better on three cognitive tests than participants of normal weight, leading researchers to speculate about the role of sex hormones and cognition. Where there is increased adipose tissue, there is estrogen.
  • Study suggests exercise before conception and in the early stages of pregnancy may protect a mother-to-be by stimulating the expression of two proteins thought to play a role in blood vessel health.
  • After a heart attack, womenís hearts are more likely to maintain their systolic functionótheir ability to contract and pump blood from the chambers into the arteries. This suggests that heart disease manifests differently in women, affecting the small blood vessels, instead of the major blood vessels as it does in men.
  • Bumper pads should never be used in infants' cribs, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is no evidence that crib bumpers protect against injury, but they do carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills or strength to turn their heads should they roll into something that obstructs their breathing.
  • Two Washington and Lee University economists leading a group of researchers have found that individuals who have suffered from long-term unemployment in the past year ó those unemployed for longer than 25 weeks ó are three times more likely than people employed throughout the past year to experience mental-health issues for the first time.
  • People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves theyíve done a great job when they havenít could end up feeling dejected instead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
  • An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities, is attacking the belief that genes dictate your life. The researchers discovered the gene that is the strongest marker for heart disease can actually be modified by generous amounts of fruit and raw vegetables.
  • Patients who take certain popular types of blood pressure medication once a day are able to achieve somewhat better control of their hypertension if they take their daily dose at bedtime, according to a new systematic review.
  • Older women who took a daily vitamin supplement ó even just a multivitamin ó had an increased risk of dying of cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a study published Monday in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

Article of the Week

The Personal Truth Your Lies Reveal

Those little lies which just trip off the tongue are seemingly innocuous:
  • No problem, Iíll do it.
  • Iím not tired.
  • It will only take a minute.
  • I didnít get your message.
  • I weigh 120lbs (really 135 pounds)
Or are they? Your lies are a barometer of your empowerment. 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 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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