Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
March 06, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
If you don’t tie up your loose ends,
you might trip.

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.

Guest of the Week - Jason Ryan Dorsey

March 06, 2007 Show - Jason Ryan Dorsey, author of My Reality Check Bounced! a twenty something who will inspire you to break out of your rut to move in the right direction, no matter how old you are!

Last week's guest:
Feb 27, 2007 Show - Dr. Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist at the University of California and author of Singled Out. Singles can live happily ever after.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • The most popular over-the-counter pain drugs can raise the risk of high blood pressure for both men and women according to Harvard Medical school. Drugs like Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol and Aspirin. If you are taking these drugs often, check your blood pressure. Make sure the benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Stress and anxiety contribute to IBS. And if you do not rest, but push yourself during a bout of bacterial gastroenteritis, you are at risk for developing IBS. The message is when you are sick, take the time to rest and heal.
  • If you are eating garlic to lower your cholesterol, forget about it.
  • Studies indicate that the antioxidant supplements beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E may increase the risk of death, according to a review article in the February issue of JAMA. The jury is still out whether Vitamin C and selenium are helpful or harmful.
  • Black cohosh, a popular menopause herb, does not reduce hot flashes and night sweats in clinical studies.
  • Women who take calcium and vitamin D supplements lower their risk of stress fractures.
  • Older pilots performed better than younger pilots on flight simulator tests. Researchers say in the February issue of Neurology that expert knowledge may offset the impact of old age in some occupations.

Article of the Week
The Stress-Relieving Benefits of Patience

I was chit-chatting with a woman waiting on line at the supermarket. She frowned, “I have a million things to do and this line is taking forever.” The check-out cashier shouted, “Price check, I need a price check!” The woman exploded, “Why do I always pick the wrong line?” I think she wanted to wrestle me to the ground when I blurted out, “The universe is trying to teach you patience.” The woman in back of her chimed in, “Yea, that’s what I need more of – patience. I’m always so impatient with everything in my life. I wish I could be patient right now!” I turned to her and said, “Well, you have to be patient about becoming patient.” She laughed, “You’re right. That’s pretty funny.”

What’s so good about being patient? In stress-management patience can make the difference between an inflammatory response that harms your body and enrages your mind and a relaxation response that stabilizes your glucose levels, blood pressure, digestion, breathing and happiness factor. Patience feels like a deep inhalation of fresh air along with a deep exhalation of staleness. You feel lighter and receptive to changes that unexpectedly come your way, as opposed to rushing around distractedly and upset. Instead of stomping your foot, clenching your fist like a spoiled, demanding child, you glide with an open hand and open heart. Patience means waiting for an expected outcome without the frustration, tension or anxiety.

Impatient people are: more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Athletic Daughter Getting Too Thin?

I support my daughter’s love for school athletics. However, I am concerned about her obsession with weight loss. How can I support her goals, yet encourage her to develop healthy eating habits?Answer

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For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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