Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
January 11, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
We are a complex mixture
of all the people
we have loved and hated.

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.

Jan 11, 2011 Show - Jim Camp is a global negotiation coach and the author of No: The Only Negotiating System You Need for Work and Home. Get back in control.

Jan 04, 2011 Show - Simeon Dillon, a Jamaican born reggae artist whose stage name is Liberator the Righteous Warrior. He has a new album which is being released on March 28, 2011 and is called ďThe Interview.Ē It's liberating and will set you free... Are you ready?

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Health Tips of the Week

  • From Brigham Young University consider fruit to be your dessert. There is something about eating a whole orange as opposed to a supplement which protects you from free radicals.
  • Contrary to popular belief, acid reflux disease, better known as heartburn, is not much of a risk factor for esophageal cancer for most people, according to new research in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Healthy airline food may seem like a contradiction, but it is possible to eat nutritiously at 35,000 feet, says Charles Stuart Platkin, an assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College in New York. In his latest survey, he ranks United Airlines No. 1 for healthy food, followed by JetBlue Airways and American Airlines.
  • According to the Harvard Health Letter nuts are a healthy addition to diets. Even though they are a high calorie food because of their fat content, studies show that 2 or more servings a week help control weight gain Ė as they create a feeling of fullness. Aside from weight loss, they lower rates of heart disease.
  • Not getting enough sleep makes it harder to lose weight. Sleepers tend to lose more body fat.
  • When people who smoke find out they have cancer, often one of the first things the doctor tells them to do is stop smoking. Now researchers say there is evidence to suggest that cancer patients who keep smoking experience greater pain than nonsmokers. The study also found an "inverse relationship" between pain and the number of years since quitting. That means the longer it had been since a cancer patient had quit smoking, the less pain he had.
  • Afflicting up to 5 percent of the U.S. population, mostly women, fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and range of function problems. A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients.
  • A new vaccine shows promise for producing immunity to cocaineís highly addictive effects. The study - in mice - is published online in Molecular Therapy. A vaccine could be ready in 2 years.
  • One simple indicator of well-being and longevity among older people is their walking speed, new research shows. Walking is a reliable tool to measure well-being, Dr. Studenski from the University of Pittsburgh says, because it requires body support, timing and power, and places demands on the brain, spinal cord, muscles and joints, heart and lungs. Slowing down is associated with getting older. By age 80, gait speed is approximately 10% to 20% slower than in young adults, she says.

Article of the Week
How to Improve Your Mood Ė Quickly

Stuck on: a long line, in traffic, a rude remark, itís time to change the unpleasant mental movie to a calmer, more enjoyable one. The problem with the initial plot is that deep down you believe there are winners and losers and now you identify with the losers. This makes you feel disconnected. Also, since you expect things to happen in a certain way in your story, when they donít, you feel upset. This hurls you into a stress cycle which saps your energy and distorts your focus.

Hereís how to quickly become the hero of your life story: 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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