Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
December 01, 2017

Affirmation of the Week
Can you say precisely
what you mean
without losing
your mysteriousness?

Health Tips of the Week

  • Regular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation according to a new medical study published in the American Journal of Physiology.
  • Research shows that individuals are more likely to realize success with personal goals when they make a public commitment to attaining them like the online community according to UCIís Paul Merage School of Business. Sharing success and setbacks on social media finds that people achieve better results. This works especially well with goals like weight loss where before and after images can be shared online.
  • People showing high levels of extraversion and conscientiousness may have protection against depression and anxiety according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.
  • Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillinís versatility doesnít stop there. In a recent mouse study reported in ACSí Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that this compound could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation.
  • A new study from Vanderbilt University finds that dogs are smarter than cats. The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores including cats and dogs has found that dogs possess significantly more neurons than cats. Consider this when choosing a pet.
  • Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they donít get or seek enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. That lack of communication could be putting older adults at risk of serious health issues.
  • A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring as cited by NYU Langone Health.
  • Women have smaller, more breakable nerve fibers in the brain compared to men that may make them more susceptible to concussions suggests a new study from Penn Medicine neuroscientists published in the journal Experimental Neurology.
  • From the Childrenís Hospital of Philadelphia people whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density especially in their lower spine.
  • Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy, the most common type of operation for the disease, rather than a less extensive operation or radiation treatment according to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Article of the Week

Are You Still Relevant?

The number one factor which your happiness depends on is your opting to stay relevant throughout the decades. Relevance covers all aspects of daily living: Work, romance, friends and family. The bleak alternative will result in dismissal, a lack of respect and worst of all, invisibility.

If you are over age 50, in order to achieve relevance you need to 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, and mind/body lecturer. She has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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