Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
February 26, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Will your life be long
or will it just seem that way?
Use humor to lubricate your rough edginess.

New Feature - Health Tips of the Week

Here are the latest findings:
  • Unfortunately, healthy options at restaurants have not transferred over to the children’s menu. A recent study says that many of the menu options meet the federal government's daily recommendation for children of 1,500 calories and 17 grams of saturated fat -- or more -- in just one meal! As parents we have to speak up and order healthy alternatives.
  • Fiber rich cereals and fruits promote heart health by lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels and regulating insulin levels.
  • Peanut butter speeds up the metabolism and promotes weight loss. People are satisfied longer. We are looking at a 2 tablespoon serving, not a gargantuan proportion.
  • Hypnotherapy has been found to work for many Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers who are resistant to medication. Hypnotherapy isn’t a quick fix and takes about 12 weeks to be effective. Basically, therapists use relaxation techniques to induce a hypnotic state; then conjure up images to slow down the colon’s movements. Hypnosis reduces stress, anxiety, and depression which correlate with IBS.

Article of the Week - How to Cope When Bad Things Happen to Good People Like Us

When something bad and painful happens in our lives, many of us ask, “Why me? What did I do to deserve this? After all I am a good person and I prayed to God, why weren’t my prayers answered?” These questions can become more disturbing and more stressful than the problem itself. We place guilt on our shoulders and can’t let go of feeling like a victim. In addition to guilt we spend a great deal of time hoping. Although we need some hope to create an optimistic fuel to drive forward, if we hope for too much, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. Also we rob ourselves of accepting and adapting to the immediate present. Human beings are beautifully engineered to adapt. We can live with many things… More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
I am in my 40’s, closer to 50 to be honest. And I know about the benefits of cardio training for my heart, but I would like to tighten up my former young body a little. Would I benefit from strength training or leave well enough alone?
(Aaron S, Farmingdale) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Kat James
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 February 29, 2004 our Guest - Kat James, the author of the Truth About Beauty, and consultant to celebrity clients like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, will transform your looks and your life.

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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