Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 17, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
If you are getting mixed signals,
donít move until
the message gets clearer.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

April 10, 2012 Show - Malissa Wood, MD,is the co-director of Corrigan Womenís Heart Health Program at Mass. General Hospital, sits on the board of the Northeast affiliate of the American Heart Association and is the author of Smart at Heart. Get pragmatic medical advice for your whole heart which includes the mind and the body.

April 03, 2012 Show - David Walsh, PhD , founder of Mind Positive Parenting, an award-winning psychologist, the subject of a nationally televised PBS special, Raising Mediawise Kids and author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids. Parents need to learn new skills to deal with our digital time period.

March 27, 2012 Show - Alan Kaufman, novelist and poet, editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and co-editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Literature, over twenty years clean and sober, and author of Drunken Angel. Hereís how to go from ruin to recovery.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, the Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40.
  • Researchers recommend breast cancer survivors eat more cruciferous vegetables to improve their survival rates.
  • Pox vaccines according German researchers extend the life of patients with ovarian cancer and melanoma through immunotherapy.
  • People enjoy watching tragedy, movies like ďTitanic,Ē because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term.
  • Caffeine and exercise decreased risk for sunlight-caused skin cancers in mice. Results suggest that fat and tumor growth are related. Findings link caffeine and exercise with lower levels of inflammation.
  • Wide-diameter contact lenses are offering instant relief to people who suffer chronic dry eyes. The lens rests on the sclera, the white part of the eye. Major improvements in materials and design have sparked a resurgence in the use of scleral contact lenses.
  • Heavier female babies are more likely to develop diabetes and related metabolic risks when they grow up compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  • Gastroenterologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when patients donít adequately prep for the test by cleansing their colons, doctors often canít see potentially dangerous pre-cancerous lesions.
  • Regular chocolate eaters are thinner.
  • From the Harvard Heart Letter people who are depressed are more likely to develop heart disease than those who arenít and are at greater risk of stroke.
  • A recent study showed that eating lean beef along with vegetables, fruits and whole grains can actually reduce cholesterol. However, stay away from processed meats, cold cuts and hot dogs.

Article of the Week

The Happiness Lie

The difference between a sad person and a happy person could hinge on the ability to tell a ďgoodĒ lie. Specifically, this means the ability to lie to the self - like weaving a good story where you are smarter, prettier, braver, younger, basically, the hero of your life story. Fixating on a negative reality and focusing on the mortal story along with the tales of loss you encounter on your life journey can leave you falling into depression. However, happy people have developed a great coping skill: They tell themselves happy stories. more

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

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you donít have to constantly open the door. Itís time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

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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