Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
December 28, 2017

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Health Tips of the Week

  • A diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers a European study claims.
  • Eating about one serving per day of green leafy vegetables may be linked to a slower rate of brain aging according to a study published by the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • A new study suggests that continuous movement while sitting may increase metabolic rate more than standing at a desk according to the University of Illinois.
  • Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains.
  • A study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that infants who were introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood concentrations of choline which boosts brain development as eggs are a complete food.
  • An updated practice parameter from the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters stresses that people with egg allergy should receive their yearly flu shot, and that no special precautions are required.
  • Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits a new Canadian study shows.
  • Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy aimed directly at the heart can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. They treated patients who had irregular heart rhythms called ventricular tachycardia at the School of Medicine.
  • Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.
  • New research from the University of Delaware suggests that women receive less credit for speaking up in the workplace than their male counterparts.

Article of the Week

Are Your Resolutions Right for You?

Winter is the time of year we go inside both literally and metaphorically, slowing down our natural rhythm to take an inventory of the past year. By New Yearís Day we have resolved to be better and do better as well as shed what no longer works. Then a couple of weeks later our resolve thaws and melts away. Nothing has changed except for a renewed feeling of failure. Clearly, shame is never a sustainable motivator. However, resonance is; In other words does your resolution resonate for you, or is it some goal you ought to achieve derived from social mores, familial expectations or jealousy?

If you aspire to resolution success, I have one surefire strategy: 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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