Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
February 16, 2010

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
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.

Affirmation of the Week
Love leaves
beautiful scars.

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.

Feb 16, 2010 Show - Susan Piver is a best-selling author, graduate of a Buddhist seminary, relationships columnist for Body and Soul magazine and author of The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Learn how to heal when your relationship breaks apart.

Feb 09, 2010 Show - Amy Spencer has been an editor for Maxim and Glamour, a writer for Harperís Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, formerly a host of the radio show, the Sex files and author of Meeting Your Half Orange. Find your love or let your love find you.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks as people without migraines.
  • A recent review has found that depression does not always lead to memory problems or difficulties concentrating.
  • A new national study suggests that preschool-aged children are likely to have a lower risk for obesity if they regularly engage in one or more of three specific household routines: eating dinner as a family, getting adequate sleep and limiting their weekday television viewing time.
  • A fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news-format program on the same issue according to a new study from Ohio State Univ.
  • A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs. ďThereís a false perception that herbal remedies are safer than manufactured medicines, when in fact many contain potentially lethal concentrations of arsenic, mercury and lead,Ē according to the lead author of this study. For example, St Johnís Wort can reduce the effects of warfarin and cause intermenstrual bleeding in women taking the oral contraceptive pill. Gingko and garlic also increase the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants and certain herbal remedies such as Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil lower the seizure threshold in epileptics. Make sure to tell your doctor everything you are taking, especially before surgery.
  • Drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic cancer.
  • What color is your illness? Using a color wheel to diagnose depression could be a helpful tool, especially for non-communicative patients and children. Depressed people tend to choose gray while happy people favor yellow.
  • A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory according to a study by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Drinking milk during pregnancy may help reduce your babyís chances of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as an adult.

Article of the Week
Clutter Can Mess Up Your Life

If your environment is cluttered and you are overweight, you might be wondering if there is an emotional connection. Perhaps, if you cure one, you cure both. Shopping and hoarding like eating and gaining might indicate that you are trying to self-soothe your stress. Whether you eat junk food or accumulate junk, the result is that you tend to feel guilty and ashamed. How can you invite someone in to see your inner chaos?

Here is how clutter can make you fat. more

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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