Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
January 23, 2006

The Perfect Gift for Caregivers who are stressed and
need advice on

Affirmation of the Week
Remember the saying is
ďCount your Blessings",
not "Compare Them.Ē

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.
Guest of the Week - Tina Tessina, Ph.D.

On Jan 24, 2006 - Tina Tessina, Ph.D can tell you everything you need to know about dating and relationships. She is the author of the national best-seller, The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again.

Click to play this interview. Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • According to the American College of Rheumatology weight loss beats drugs for reducing pain, relieving stiffness and increasing function for people suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise helps prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimerís Disease. Scientists are not quite sure why, but they speculate improved oxygen flow to the brain or that exercise in some way protects the brain. Whatever the reason exercise is good for body and mind.
  • According to the Lancet flu medications like Tamiflu or Relenza should not be prescribed if you have flu-like symptoms because they will soon become ineffective if they are overused. Instead doctors should prescribe them during a flu epidemic. And if you use these drugs, and your symptoms are milder, realize that you can still spread the disease. So wash your hands and stay home if you do get the flu.
  • Hereís a refreshing kind of medicine: Cocoa! Antioxidants in cocoa might help your heart by keeping your blood vessels relaxed to lower blood pressure and helping circulation. Cocoa's antioxidants -- called flavonoids Ė trigger the body into making more nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels.
  • Apparently a cup of coffee might heighten a womanís desire for sex Ė at least thatís how it works with female rats. If a woman is experiencing sexual dysfunction, it couldnít hurt to have a cup of coffee.

Article of the Week
How To Become Irresistible in Love

Love is the most emotionally-charged, hard-to-define, mysterious word in our personal world. It is invisible, yet observable and concrete in the heart of the beloved. It insulates us from externals like: disappointment, criticism and the aging process. Love gives us a powerful energy and thatís why we love to be in love. There are two popular phrases involving love that need to be distinguished to clarify how to get love and keep it: Being in love and being a loving person.

Being in Love is a blend of two opposing forces: Primal, hot, animal urge and real, knowledgeable choice. Each one of us desires to be selected, but not as a consolation prize! If we are looking for romance, no one wants to be loved like a roommate or a caregiver. On the other hand, loving holds an expanded list of traits suggesting: Fulfilling a promise, giving selflessly and acting kindly. Loving does not have to be directed at a special someone; one can be loving to children in a classroom or patients in a nursing home.

So how do you identify true love, find it and sustain it? Most likely, itís a combination of being a loving person and being in love. If you are a loving person, you know how to love yourself and love others; you believe in love and so will make yourself available to attract love. On the other hand, if you donít know how to love yourself, act kindly to yourself and think of your own needs, then how can you love another person or even believe that you are worthy of being loved?

A relationship is not about two people becoming one more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Strength Training's Effect on Osteoporosis

Now that Iím at the age where osteoporosis is one of my concerns, I was told about strength training to strengthen my bones. Does it work? (Barbara, Oceanside)Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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