Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
January 15, 2004

A Birthday Wish
"Today is my birthday and on a birthday it is vital to say or do something especially nice for others to make one’s being born matter. Blessings to all!"

Affirmation of the Week
Whenever you fall,
be sure to pick something up!

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week - Make Love
You’re going to love this week’s suggestion: Make love. It made the cover of Time Magazine: How Your Love Life Keeps You Healthy. It boosts your heart spiritually and physically, relieves pain and raises immunoglobins. Sex is aerobically heart smart and burns about 200 calories. During peak arousal the body releases endorphins and corticosteroids temporarily numbing the pain of migraines, arthritis, etc. Making love increases longevity, lowers depression and anxiety and frequent sexual activity has been tied to lower the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.

Article of the Week - "How to Step Back and Include Dads"
One of the most common high-stress-on-the-Richter-scale complaints I hear from women: “I don’t have any time for myself. My husband says that the kids are my number one priority. And if there is no time for me, well that’s how it is and I have to make the best of it. When I ask him for help, he lets me know loud and clear that he works hard all week and needs to detoxify on the weekend as he is the primary breadwinner. I guess I am stuck.” The major part of this problem is not being expressed and is festering behind the scenes..
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Food of the Week - Dried Plums
Dried plums are rich in anti-oxidants, minerals and high in fiber. Five of them constitute a nutritious serving. They will help you be heart smart and keep your bones strong. They have no fat or sodium and can be taken anywhere. Toss them in a drawer at work or in your gym bag for a great pick me up. Serve with cheese, nuts, or toss in salads or stir fry them in a wok with other vegetables and chicken. Children like them stuffed with peanut butter.

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
"I am having a hard time losing weight. It seems that my birth control method, the pill, has packed on so much in the last two years. What can I do to lose weight? I am trying so hard with exercise and high protein, low carb diet. Any suggestions? I rarely snack or overeat. Why is my body resistant to weight loss?" (Claudine) Answer
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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Linda Chalmer
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings at 10:30am on WLIE 540 AM in New York City. (Available online live, or hear past shows).
On January 18, 2004 our Guest - Linda Chalmer, radio show host of “What’s New” in Buffalo and author of the Dharma is in the Details will help you interpret your dreams.

Debbie Eisenstadt Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer at Southampton College. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WLIE 540 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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