Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Feb 14, 2013

Affirmation of the Week
Is there a pebble
in your shoe
making your journey
more painful?

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 Saturday evenings 5:00 to 5:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Feb 16, 2013 Show - Rose Kumar, MD, is a Stanford trained internist, founder and medical director of the Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine, and author of Becoming Real. Learn to move through the midlife process with empowerment.

Feb 09, 2013 Show - Kathryn Tristan, a research scientist on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine has written and co-authored over 250 articles in scientific journals and is the author of Why Worry? Stop Coping and Start Living. Learn how to become your own safety net.

Feb 02, 2012 Show - Martha Beck, Ph.D, taught sociology and social psychology at Harvard, is a life coach and monthly columnist for O Magazine, and the author of Finding Your Way in a Wild New World. If you are looking for the tools to change and maximize your potential, get ready to be inspired with nature as your guide.

Jan 26, 2012 Show - Howard Shapiro, MD, director of a medical office in NYC specializing in weight control, has been featured in the NY Times, USA Today, Vogue, a frequent guest on the Today Show and the View, has worked with NY’s police and fire department helping them to lose weight and is the author of Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss. If you want to prevent or treat diabetes and feel energized, here is the meal plan for you.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Regular consumption of deep-fried foods such as French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and the effect appears to be slightly stronger with regard to more aggressive forms of the disease, according to a study by investigators at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • New research at Oregon State University suggests the health benefits of small amounts of activity – even as small as one- and two-minute increments that add up to 30 minutes per day – can be just as beneficial as longer bouts of physical exercise achieved by a trip to the gym.
  • The American public can expect to add earlier and more severe flu seasons to the fallout from climate change, according to a research study.
  • A study by a University of Iowa-led research team has found that teenagers who exhibit problem drinking likely got their first drink from a friend. The reason, the researchers explain, is that friends who drink are more likely to have access to alcohol and are more likely to influence when their buddies first drink. The finding is part of a formula that may help specialists intervene before problem drinking arises in at-risk adolescents from the Journal Pediatrics.
  • Cardiac disease is associated with increased risk of mild cognitive impairment such as problems with language, thinking and judgment -- particularly among women with heart disease, a Mayo Clinic study shows.
  • Patients with early stage breast cancer who were treated with lumpectomy plus radiation may have a better chance of survival compared with those who underwent mastectomy, according to Duke Medicine research.
  • Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University of Washington.
  • From Ford Hospital in Detroit snoring, even without sleep apnea, causes thickening and abnormalities the carotid artery - a potential precursor to atherosclerosis.
  • Even if you live more than 1,000 miles from the nearest large city, it could be affecting your weather. New research shows that the heat generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas influences major atmospheric systems, raising and lowering temperatures over thousands of miles.
  • Maternal inflammation during early pregnancy may be related to an increased risk of autism in children, according to new findings supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Researchers found this in children of mothers with elevated C-reactive protein, a well-established marker of systemic inflammation.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Vitamin D has no effect on the pain or slowing the progression of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Patients who give their doctors high marks in communication are more likely to fill prescriptions according to a survey.

Article of the Week

As Alpha Women Emerge, Men Retreat In the Bedroom

When a man is the main breadwinner and does stereotypical male chores around the house (like wearing a tool belt), a couple is likely to have more sex than the reverse arrangement. Consequently, when women divvy up the chores to achieve housework parity or hold a higher-powered job than him, there is an evolutionary cost – erectile dysfunction.

Basically, men have trouble adapting to this cultural shift as they have been status seekers for centuries. Ladies, put an apron on your man and you will see what becomes dysfunctional in the bedroom. A Washington University study, “Psychological and Sexual Costs of Income Comparison in Marriage” shows that men married to women with higher incomes are more likely to take erectile dysfunction medication. This study confirms what fiction has formulated throughout the decades: Women prefer pirates, vampires and Christian Grey.

Plain and simple, women fantasize about men who have power. 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 don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s 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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