Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
January 22, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
I was strongest
when I laughed at my weakness.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
Many of us are experiencing the winter doldrums and are feeling drained from the cold weather. Here are some suggestions: Eat hot, hearty foods like stews and soups. Drink plenty of water because our heating systems dehydrate the body and don’t forget what heat does to the skin making it dry and itchy. Give yourself a massage with warm olive oil or rub yourself with fragrant botanical creams. Warm up with exercise to speed up the metabolism and release endorphins. Raise the blinds and let in the sun. Bring some tropical plants into the house to cheer it up naturally. Play some “summer music” around the house. Most importantly, get out and see people. Don’t let winter isolate you. If the weather is dreadful, speak on the phone or e-mail your friends.

Article of the Week
Alzheimer’s – A Positive Attitude Can Overcome a Bad Heredity
Studies have shown that negative expectations for aging shorten life and deplete life quality. If people expect to be depressed and desolate, they not only fulfill those expectations, they also experience greater physical debilitation. On the other hand satisfaction with life, work and marriage were found to extend life. In other words: Belief is biology! At the Mayo clinic, Dr. Maruta’s comparative study of pessimists and optimists concluded: "It confirmed our common-sense belief that mind and body are linked and that attitude has an impact on the final outcome - death."
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Food of the Week - Asparagus
Asparagus is a great source of folic acid, vitamin C and carotenoids. Break off or cut the tough ends and rinse thoroughly to remove the sandy grit. Asparagus does well with a little butter or olive oil. Squeeze on some lemon to enhance the flavor. Quick cooking best preserves the distinctive taste and nutritional power. You can microwave asparagus, steam, or brush with a little olive oil, shake on some sesame seeds for a nutty flavor and roast in a 450 degree oven. Check in about four minutes because they crisp up fast. Also, chilled asparagus is a wonderful addition to any salad.

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
"I always wondered if I should do cardio and strength training on the same day to maximize my results. What do you think?" (Tanya) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Felicia Kliment
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 25, 2004 our Guest - Felicia Kliment, author of the Acid Alkaline Balance Diet will advise us how to rid the body of acidic waste and cure a wide range of medical problems.

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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