Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 31, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
If you like to gamble,
sprinkle some seeds into the soil.

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 31, 2009 Show - Mallika Chopra is the founder of a new media company focused on personal, social and global wellness, the author of two books 100 Promises to My Baby and 100 Questions from My Child. Mallika is the President of Chopra Media, a company she launched with her father, internationally recognized author and wellness guru, Deepak Chopra.

March 24, 2009 Show - Madeline Wasserman, established and became the director of The Shana Foundation, which strives to educate medical personnel, parents and students to recognize symptoms and learn medical protocols for emergency treatment for those suffering from bacterial meningitis For more information about the foundation,

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have osteoporosis are more likely to also have vertigo.
  • People whose faces turn red when they drink alcohol have an increased risk for throat cancer.
  • Individuals who eat more red and processed meats appear to have a modestly increased risk of death from all causes like cancer or heart disease over a 10-year period according to a new report from JAMA.
  • Average blood levels of vitamin D appear to have decreased in the United States between 1994 and 2004, according to a report in the March 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Insufficient levels of vitamin D are implicated in cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and infection. Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain.
  • Researchers in Canada are reporting that proteins found in a common garden pea show promise as a natural food additive or new dietary supplement for fighting high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease.
  • Important benefits of exercising after a heart attack do not last, when exercising is stopped. So, keep it up!
  • Accumulating evidence indicates that an increase in particulate air pollution is associated with an increase in heart attacks and deaths.
  • Your over the counter pain relievers might be causing your headaches.
  • Hay fever can lead to vegetable and fruit allergies. Cooking and microwaving those offending foods helps as well as peeling the skin.
  • Stethoscopes carried by ambulance crews can be hazardous to your health because they are not cleaned often and could expose patients to drug resistant bacteria.
  • A large waist burdens the lungs. Obesity around the abdominal area leads to worse lung function. For women this means a waist of 35 inches or more and for men that number is 40 and above.
  • Americans are forgoing medical attention in the face of high health-care costs, according to a new survey.

Article of the Week
Research Reveals New Flower Power

Spring brings Vitamin D energy and green growth into our lives. There is an easy, natural self-confidence about hidden potential percolating beneath the earth’s surface. When buds and bulbs emerge, there is no consciousness of the past, only fresh beginnings with a clean slate. One of the most popular stress management strategies advises us to get into a natural rhythm. Now we can see it in action! Most of us have distinct preferences when it comes to colors, animals, parks, aromas and flowers. States even have a special state flower for representation.

Harvard research on the “Ecology of Flowers” claims that fresh flowers, sorry not the silk version, energize people at work and bring happiness to those at home. According to the study flowers make people more compassionate and less anxious, but you already felt this to be true and didn’t need a study for validation. Do you have a favorite flower – one that keeps you grounded, triggers your creativity, inspires you to be romantic or cues you to be peaceful? How about your beloved’s preferences? Do you bring your wife flowers on special occasions? Is there a bud vase on your table at dinner? You might want to use the science of flowers to create your story.

Here are 5 popular flower symbols: more

Recently Released Book
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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