Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
April 10, 2006

Book Signing
Barnes & Noble (Carle Place, Long Island)
April 25, 2006 - 7:30 PM
Discussion: Changing Habits: How to be self-ish when taking care of your family.
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514 (516-741-9850)

Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout

Affirmation of the Week
Itís difficult to say
who causes you the most trouble
your enemies with bad intentions
or your friends with good intentions.

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 - Catherine Kaputa

On Apr 11, 2006 - Our guest expert Catherine Kaputa, an executive strategist for branding for success, the author of U R A Brand! Learn how to think and act like a brand at work, home and socially.

Click to play this interview. Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Hot off the press: Tea and broccoli help to lower the risk of breast and ovarian cancers in post-menopausal women. And for men broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts help prevent prostate and colon cancer.
  • Migraine headaches in adolescents are under-recognized and under-treated. Ironically, treatment is available for acute onset and preventative measures exist. Donít view these headaches as excuses to skip school because they are debilitating and on the rise.
  • Children who have tonsils and adenoids removed to control infection have an added benefit. Behavioral problems and attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders are alleviated. One possible reason is that they are sleeping better due to the medical procedure.
  • New research confirms that magnesium builds stronger bones. Eat more whole grains, beans, wheat germ, nuts, avocado and kale.
  • A huge Federal study using people, not rats, says there is no cancer risk in using Aspartame found in diet sodas and sweeteners like Nutrasweet and Equal.

Article of the Week
What Women Can Learn From Men

We stand in the doorway ready to pounce the minute he arrives home stressed and tired. The pitch rises in our voice as we mutter, ďMen are such simpletons,Ē ďMen are so inconsiderate and superficial,Ē and ďMen donít listen.Ē Well, what about us goddesses? Do we women think that we know all the answers, believe that we have martyred ourselves by living with the male gender and that we are consummate communicators? Throughout the years I have come to appreciate and treasure the men in my life: I trained my husband to be a great partner with compliments and good humor, observed the emotional/intellectual differences between my two sons and my daughter and respect the interactions in my workshops between male and female participants. Therefore I realized there is a lot we can learn from men:
  • To be natural, straight forward and wear less makeup. Men believe they are good enough and so should we! They donít wear masks and they donít wear crippling high heels! They speak their minds with an easy fit.
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Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
To Get Bigger Biceps, Donít Forget the Triceps

Iím pretty happy with my overall muscle development, but I still feel my biceps arenít keeping up. Can you give me some new ideas? (Anthony, Ronkonkoma)Answer

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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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