Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 03, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
Instead of trying to find yourself,
create yourself!

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 - Marie & Marlene Browne

This week's show:
April 3, 2007 Show - A mother and daughter act, Marie H. Browne, R.N., Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and professor of psychiatric nursing and Marlene M. Browne, a lawyer and lecturer co-authors of If the Man You Love Was Abused.

Last week's show:
March 27, 2007 Show - John Newport, Ph.D., an addictions’ specialist and author of The Wellness-Recovery Connection. Learn about the missing dimension in addiction recovery.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A daily cup of cocoa may help drive heart disease away. Overweight adults who drank a specially processed dark sugar-free cocoa beverage significantly improved their blood vessel function in just two hours. This study is the latest in a growing number that link reduced heart disease risk to flavonoids in dark chocolate and other food and beverages, such as red wine, green tea and dark-colored fruits and vegetables
  • Eating your blueberries may help you decrease your risk of colon cancer. Raspberries may help with gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Women who take low to moderate doses of aspirin have a reduced risk of death from any cause, especially heart disease–related deaths, according to the Archives of Internal Medicine. Some studies have claimed that aspirin may also reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
  • Two recent studies provided by the Harvard Men’s Health Watch suggest that pomegranate juice may help fight prostate cancer. The juice has also been shown to help the cardiovascular system, carotid artery thickness decreased and cardiac blood flow improved in pomegranate juice drinkers.
  • In an increasingly competitive world, parents try to do everything they can to boost their children, including pushing them to do schoolwork during the summer. While this may seem like a great way to keep kids from falling behind over the long break, a researcher from the University of Indianapolis advises against this practice.

Article of the Week
Metabolize Your Past and Lose Weight!

These days everyone wants a faster metabolism to be able to eat more, lose weight and have everyone admire that you have a fast metabolism. To speed up your metabolism you need to eat balanced meals throughout the day. Ironically, if you eat too little, you slow down your metabolism. Also, you have to drink more water about eight cups a day and exercise about five times a week for about an hour. However, what really slows and weighs you down in life is the resentment you carry. Resentment causes you to put on the pounds. Cortisol, the stress hormone, increases with negative emotions and deposits fat around the abdominal region. Wouldn’t it be great to metabolize your past – the anger, the regrets and the sadness? Instead of slowing down your physical and emotional metabolism, learn how to speed them both up and let go of the excess weight, physically and mentally!

In the past you might have been taught that holding on at all costs is the most courageous thing to do. However, I think it is the letting go. Letting go of anger and your version of the truth requires far more courage and discipline. When you let go of what has been weighing you down, you feel lighter and happier. When you release your tensions every day, they don’t build up and harden your spirit and your arteries. You establish an internal set point of peace. No matter what comes your way, you return to your set point.

To experience serenity you do not need to live by the sea or in a country cottage, far away from stores, technology and your ambitions. On the contrary more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
How Do You Increase the Intensity of a Routine Workout?

How do I know when to add weight to my exercise and make my workouts more intense at least for my level? Any help would be appreciated. (Stephanie, Greenport.) 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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