Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
January 10, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
Thrive in the presence
of your transformative beauty.
Donít cover up!

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

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

January 02, 2011 Show - Andrea Donsky, co- founder of and co-author of Unjunk Your Junk Food. You can have your cake and eat a healthier version too.

December 27, 2011 Show - Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, a research psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine, author of the best-selling book Brain Lock and co-author with Rebecca Gladding, MD of You Are Not Your Brain. This is a compelling and pragmatic book about finally sitting in the driverís seat of life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People with diets high in several vitamins or in omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimerís disease than people whose diets are not high in those nutrients, according to a new study in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a study from Ohio University.
  • With flu season here, hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent getting sick and spreading germs. Many illnesses, including the common cold, are spread by not washing hands properly with soap and water. According to statistics from the National Library of Medicine, the common cold accounts for approximately 22 million missed days of school and 20 million absences from work (which includes time away from work to care for sick children).
  • While medical emergencies occur throughout the year, the winter season and its related overindulgence is a pivotal time for preventing emergencies, particularly heart attacks which spike during winter, by listening to our bodies.
  • Statins, traditionally known as cholesterol-lowering drugs, may reduce mortality among patients hospitalized with influenza, according to a new study released online by The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  • Teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge eating as other girls are, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The reverse is also true: Girls who engage in regular binge eating face double the normal risk of depressive symptoms.
  • With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples donít get married Ė they fear divorce.
  • According to consumer health exercising is an effective strategy comparable to medication and relaxation training in reducing the frequency of migraines.
  • Eating those colorful potatoes can help lower your blood pressure.
  • Exercising harder, but for a shorter period, may have significant benefits for some with type 2 diabetes.
  • Mothers with jobs tend to be healthier and happier than moms who stay at home during their childrenís infancy and pre-school years, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
  • A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement ó in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due to a difference in biology.
  • Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center.
  • Children with more education have higher IQís. According to a statistical study from Norway apparently schooling does make you 'smarter' in some general relevant way as measured by IQ tests.

Article of the Week

How to Focus On What You Can Do

tís much easier to lick a bruised ego than take an inventory of strengths and act. Whether trying to lose weight or getting a job during difficult times, you might say, ďOh, whatís the use?Ē when youíre not successful. Donít let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. On a concrete level this means accepting that there are things out of your control like traffic, genes, aging, accidents, or a crime being committed.

However, accepting doesnít mean approving. When you focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities, you can finally find workable solutions for:
  • Body Image Ė I am not going to look like 20 at age 50. Iím good enough because I exercise and eat right. I am spirited with a facile mind. Creativity makes me timeless. 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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