Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 02, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Donít try harder
try easier

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.

Nov 02, 2010 Show - Susan Shapiro Barash, a gender expert and wellĖestablished author of eleven books, her latest is Youíre Grounded Forever ÖBut First Letís Go Shopping. Letís shine a light on the special relationship mothers have or donít have with their daughters.

Oct 26, 2010 Show - Stever Robbins, an executive coach, co-founded FTP software, managed the creation of the Quicken VISA Card, assisted Babson Collegeís president in developing a new strategy for the institution and is the author of Get-It-Done Guyís 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. All you overwhelmed, underachievers listen up!

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory problems and slow the progression of dementia.
  • Here's yet another reason to stop smoking: It elevates the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, according to a new study.
  • From researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center: animal and human data suggest that gene therapy to the brain may be able to treat patients with major depression who do not respond to traditional drug treatment.
  • Drinking about a half cup or more of coffee or tea per day is associated with a 34% reduction in the risk for glioma, a type of brain tumor, researchers report. Speculation: itís the antioxidants.
  • Motherhood may actually cause the brain to grow, not turn it into mush, as some have claimed. Exploratory research found that the brains of new mothers bulked up in areas linked to motivation and behavior according to the American Psychological Association.
  • People admitted to the hospital on a weekend after a stroke are more likely to die compared to people admitted on a weekday, regardless of the severity of the stroke they experience, according to new research published in Neurology.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition, but a study reported in The Journal of Pain shows that being in a strong, non-distressed marriage is associated with experiencing less pain and enjoying better functioning and quality of life.
  • Consuming fish oil helps prevent inflammatory gum disease which leads to an accumulation of bacteria, receding gum lines and bone disease.
  • People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in triggering cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Children whose mothers return to work before their offspring turn 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems than kids whose mothers stay at home according to a review of 50 years of research.
  • Men with heart disease die sooner if their testosterone levels are low, a U.K. study shows.It's becoming clear that low testosterone is a risk marker for heart disease in men. Now it appears low testosterone predicts worse outcomes in men who already have heart disease.

Article of the Week
7 Ways to Stop Winter Weight Gain Now

Fall, the season of the harvest, is the time when winter weight gain creeps into our lives at a steady pace. Primal evolutionary survival mechanisms urge us to store fat when the temperature drops to keep warmer. With the days shorter and less sunlight to make vitamin D on our skin, Seasonal Affective Disorder can set in - varying degrees - causing sadness and low-energy which trigger a desire for carbs and sweets. Then the holidays arrive to cheer us up around the winter solstice, ironically bringing more stress and oh, the dinners and parties replete with rich, calorie-laden cuisine, pastries and drinks, soothing that stress temporarily: All the ingredients of a conspiracy. 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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