Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 17, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Balance a cool head
with a warm heart.

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 17, 2009 Show - Frank Mikulka, my fitness teacher and consultant for my books and website, a former Marine, an elite trainer and martial artist, popular for his warrior classes for men and women. If the recession has got you down and you can’t afford fancy equipment or a gym, Frank will give you a great recession workout!

March 10, 2009 Show - Marc Allen, Co-founder of New World Publishing, has recorded several music albums and his latest book is How to Think Like a Millionaire. Let’s learn how to get our subconscious on board to implement our goals.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study shows that higher temperatures and lower barometric air pressure may lead to a higher risk of headaches, but air pollution may not have a significant effect on headache.
  • A history of diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol, are associated with faster cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Cleaner air may mean children with asthma need less medication. Children with asthma have an easier time breathing if they spend even a few days in the country, safeguarded from urban air pollution.
  • College women may be drinking to excess to impress their male counterparts on campuses across the country, but a new study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink.
  • A study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took a daily folic acid supplement of 1 mg daily had more than twice the risk of prostate cancer compared with men who took a placebo.
  • If you work in front of a computer for hours at a time, blink frequently while sitting in front of your monitor to reduce the risk of dry eyes and eyestrain from prolonged computer use.
  • Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood and beware it is addictive.
  • UCLA researchers report that a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Article of the Week
There’s Recess in Recession

During a workshop I was faced with someone throwing the gauntlet: “Okay sunshine girl what cheery bit of advice do you have about the recession?” I replied, “You know what they say what doesn’t kill you can make you stronger!” Here is the gist of the rest of the session: The recession can help you create recess in your life. Recess is often sneered at by academics as taking away much-needed time from learning, probably the first to be cut out of a child’s school day. However, research studies indicate that recess gives elementary school students an academic edge, boosts self-esteem and reduces stress. Children learn better after recess. Similarly, the recession can provide you with the benefits of rest and reflection. There is great productivity in rest: you come back better. To the economy the benefits of the recession are more

Recently Released Book
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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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