Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 17, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
Insanity is inherited.
You get it from your children!

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 - Dr. Bernie Siegel

This week's show:
April 17, 2007 Show - Dr. Bernie Siegel is a great healer. A man of science, spirit and story who will take you on a journey of self-empowerment and love. He is the author of numerous best-sellers, most recently, Love, Magic and Mudpies. And if you havenít heard of Bernie, where have you been?

Last week's show:
April 10, 2007 Show - Jennifer Loudon, a columnist for Body and Soul Magazine and author of The Life Organizer. Take charge and get your emotional life organized.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • When it comes to losing weight and getting fit, telephone counseling does the job according to a study from the University of Queensland in Australia which reviewed 26 studies both in the US and Australia.
  • Foods rich in cocoa appear to reduce blood pressure, but drinking tea does not according to JAMA.
  • Smoking cigarettes, consuming caffeine and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications (such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen) have been reported to protect individuals from developing Parkinson's disease according to JAMA and no one knows why.
  • Despite earlier promising findings, it seems unlikely that cinnamon can improve blood sugar levels in people with Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes.
  • Scientists from Wake Forest University School of Medicine are the first to report that the stress hormone epinephrine causes changes in prostate and breast cancer cells that may make them resistant to cell death. The latest data imply that emotional stress may contribute to the development of cancer and may also reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatments.
  • At work, after work -- even during sleep -- stressful jobs jack up workers' blood pressure, a Belgian study finds.

Article of the Week
7 Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

You find yourself escaping into fantasy these days as you scan your image in the mirror holding in your abdominals, wondering if you are still attractive. When you sit across from your spouse at the kitchen table, you observe that he is a bit disheveled and his face is hidden by a magazine. Sipping your coffee, you feel a vague sense of unhappiness. There are no romantic gestures, silly laughter or dialogues about movies, books, friends or politics. Everything has become ordinary and unacceptably mediocre. You miss the excitement of love and all the fun. Chances are that your relationship is already on a downward spiral.

The abstract signs of talking to each other less, feeling irritable and unhappy are not reliable diagnostics that your relationship is in trouble. Because if you are truly honest with yourself, your irritability and negativity might be caused by your own personal stress and lack of self-esteem. It might have nothing to do with him; rather it is your relationship with yourself that is in trouble!

However, there are concrete signs of potential breakups; some of which come from feng shui, that cannot be rationalized away. Often words obscure issues, but the tangible facts donít lie. more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
How Long Do I Rest Between Sets?

I just started strength training with free weights and some machines that I feel comfortable with. My question is how long do I rest between exercises? (Joyce, Queens Village) 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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