Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
February 14, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
Clocks tell time,
but they donít create it.

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.

February 14, 2012 Show - Srinivasan Pillay, MD, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who believes in an integration of mind, body and spirit, researches brain imaging, a therapist, coach and author of Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear. Itís time to move past whatís been holding you back.

February 7, 2012 Show - Katy Sukel has written for USA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundationís many science publications and the author of Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships. This book will help you rethink your perceptions about love.

January 31, 2012 Show - Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, a consultant to Total Health for Longevity, the author of 29 books on health issues and her latest is the Magnesium Miracle. Magnesium is an essential mineral and many of us might be deficient. It could be the missing link in your physical/emotional health.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have been unlucky in love are said to suffer from a "broken heart." A broken heart is an actual medical condition. Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as a painful breakup, the death of a spouse or the loss of a job. Broken heart syndrome is known as stress cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, including chest pain and difficulty breathing. The good news is that, over time, the symptoms go away. And unlike heart attack patients, people with broken heart syndrome do not suffer lasting damage to their hearts.
  • Erectile dysfunction is a precursor to more serious health problems such as heart disease. Getting problems like diabetes under control are more important than your performance in the bedroom.
  • A new study from Haifa University shows that with support from the supervisor, the employee is more likely to stay at work and be productive.
  • In a surprising finding with significant implications for older women, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU School of Medicine have found that high levels of triglycerides (blood fats) are the strongest risk factor for the most common type of stroke in older women Ė more of a risk factor than elevated levels of total cholesterol or of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
  • A new magnetic therapy that treats major depression "is rapidly gaining momentum." Nearly 300 centers in the United States now offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
  • Nine out of ten adult Americans eat too much salt each day, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People are consuming high amounts of salt in processed foods and at restaurants, and you might be surprised to learn that bread and rolls are big offenders Ė more than potato chips because of the quantity eaten. High sodium levels increase blood pressure, putting people at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Research shows that massage reduces inflammation and promotes the growth of new mitochondria after strenuous exercise.
  • In an animal study, Mount Sinai researchers found that decaffeinated coffee may improve glucose utilization in the brain, reducing the risk for Type 2 diabetes and the brain dysfunction associated with some neurological disorders.
  • A womanís memory of an experience is less likely to be as accurate a manís if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research by the University of Montreal.
  • From Wash U school-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress.
  • The size of a manís prostate gland may help predict the severity of cancer, with a smaller prostate being more likely to harbor serious disease.
  • Weekly work-outs can reduce depression in the chronically ill, according to new research from UAB.
  • For type 2 diabetics who are not on insulin, monitoring their blood sugar does little to control blood sugar levels over time and may not be worth the effort or expense, according to a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library.
  • Attentiveness in kindergarten accurately predicts the development of ďwork-orientedĒ skills in school children, according to a new study from the University of Montreal.
  • Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Scalding by hot liquid is the No. 1 cause of burns among children, says head of Loyola University Medical Center's Burn Institute.

Article of the Week

Falling in Love: Venus and Venom Have a Lot in Common

For some Valentineís Day is a reminder to be more romantic and intimate during the rest of the year. For others it is a measuring stick of where they fall short, on the outside peering into the windows of happy couples. Then for those who are doing their time together like cell mates in prison rather than soul mates, cupid laughs mockingly. Wayne Harbert a linguistics professor at Cornell University states that ďVenus and venom come from the same root, meaning love. In Latin, venenum from which venom comes, originally meant love potion, but over time came to mean poison.Ē So are you lovesick, madly in love, blinded by love or reasonably happy?

I would love for you to be heart smart:
  • If you donít love, respect and enjoy being alone with yourself, you will not find lasting love. 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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