Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 01, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
If you find a lamp
with a genie in it,
donít use a magic wand.

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.

March 01, 2011 Show - Marlene Chism is a consultant, trainer and the author of Stop Workplace Drama. Canít we all just get along even if there is fierce competition and a recession?

Feb 22, 2011 Show - Gay Hendricks is a seminar leader, filmmaker, author of more than 20 books including a New York Times Bestseller and creator of the Relationship Catalyst Program. If you are feeling like a blue valentine, try something different.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Expert scientists working with Environmental Health Trust say that new studies showing that cell phone radiation excites the brain strengthen the need for a major research program on cell phones and health, revamping approaches to setting standards, and putting warnings on cell phones.
  • Results from a new study contribute to growing evidence that if one of your parents has Alzheimerís disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father.
  • New research suggests that ibuprofen may offer protection against developing Parkinsonís disease, according to one of the largest studies to date investigating the possible benefits of the over-the-counter drug on the disease.
  • Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought. They found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4000-8000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce by about half the risk of several diseases Ė check with your doctor.
  • A survey of more than 1,000 students at the University of New Hampshire shows that many donít believe texting should be allowed during class and almost half feel guilty about doing so when theyíre not supposed to.
  • Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals.
  • Endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer, a study by McMaster University researchers has found. The study found that premature aging in nearly every organ in the body was completely prevented in mice that ran on a treadmill three times a week for five months.
  • Despite formal recommendations by the FDA to not give children ages 2 and under cough and cold medication due to safety and efficacy issues, a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows parents aren't heeding those warnings.
  • An international team of researchers has found that the use of bisphosphonates - drugs already taken by millions of healthy women to prevent bone-loss - for more than one year was associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk of postmenopausal colorectal cancer.
  • If youíre suffering from chronic lower back pain, a new review finds that spinal manipulation - the kind of hands-on regimen that a chiropractor might perform - is as helpful as other common treatments like painkillers.
  • Taking zinc, either as a syrup or lozenge, through the first few days of a cold may shorten the misery of an upper respiratory infection, a new research review shows. The review also found that zinc cut the number of days that kids missed school because of being sick and reduced the use of antibiotics by cold sufferers. It also appeared to prevent colds in people who used it over the course of about five months.

Article of the Week
March Makes New Yearís Resolutions Stick

If you have slackened off your New Yearís Resolutions, luckily you get a big boost: March begins the Motivational New Year and you are likely to succeed now. The timing is right because the angle of light and the subtle cues of spring are in the air. There is no seasonal affective disorder to contend with. I look outside my office window and no longer see the Tundra in my Long Island backyard. The grass isnít green, but at least itís visible. Natureís rhythm is energizing and I can feel the difference in the way my dog walks me.

Tap into this vibrant energy and transfer it to your living space. Clean out the clutter; dust the cobwebs; open the windows and rejuvenate your living space. Think of your home as a barometer of personal balance, reflecting the state of your mind and heart. Is your living space a place where you feel stuck with stale energy? Dress your home for emotional success and you will be able to eliminate excuses, complaints and regrets.

Here are 3 questions I use every March to help make a fresh start. more

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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.

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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