Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 20, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
You can whet your appetite,
but donít spoil your appetite.

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.

April 20, 2010 Show - Daphne Rose Kingma presents seminars and workshops around the world and is the author of The Ten Things To Do when Your Life Falls Apart. If you need a wise, sympathetic friend, this interview will help you learn some effective coping strategies.

April 13, 2010 Show - Ada Calhoun, Founding Editor- in-Chief of, a frequent contributor to the NY Times Book Review and author of Instinctive Parenting: Trusting Ourselves to Raise Good Kids. A common sense and compassionate approach to todayís parenting needs.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • For children with chronic non-healing wounds, the wounds of cancer patients, or the indigent, some physicians are using honey designed for wound healing, known as Medihoney.
  • Tapeworm infections of the brain, which can cause epileptic seizures, appear to be increasing in Mexico and bordering southwestern states.
  • Jealousy really is "blinding," according to a new study by two University of Delaware psychology professors. The research claims that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted, they could not spot targets in a computer test.
  • Obese women who have bariatric surgery before getting pregnant are at a significantly lower risk for developing dangerous hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than those who donít according to a study of medical insurance records by Johns Hopkins experts.
  • Girls and young women who drink alcohol increase their risk of benign (noncancerous) breast disease, says a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University. Benign breast disease increases the risk for developing breast cancer.
  • Overexposure to the sun can wreak havoc on your eyes. Sun damage can cause severe conditions such as sunburn to the cornea, tissue growth on the whites of eyes that can block vision, skin cancer on the eyelids, and has been implicated in the development of cataracts and possibly macular degeneration.
  • Too much television is bad for mental health. Questionnaires were completed by 3,920 men and women, average age 51 years, for the Scottish Health Survey. About one-quarter of the respondents spent four hours/day or longer watching television. People who spent four hours or more a day watching television had poorer mental health scores compared to people who watched for two hours or less.
  • Collards, kale, spinach and similar leafy green vegetable contain nutrients that protect the lungs.
  • People who experience pain are twice as likely to suffer from depression and the risk increases if the pain is severe or lingers.
  • When doctors become invested in an outpatient surgery center, they perform on average twice as many surgeries as doctors with no such financial stake, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.
  • A new study suggests merely saying, "This may hurt a bit," before receiving a shot may be enough to trigger a pain response in the brain long before any actual pain is felt.

Article of the Week
8 Ways to Facilitate and Improve Daily Tasks

Itís not what you do, but how you do it when it concerns chores. As the endless to-do list gets longer and you accomplish more, ironically many go to sleep feeling dissatisfied and under-accomplished; well, you can always do more. Sometimes you have trouble sleeping because of the stress of falling into a worry loop as you replay your day. Why waste your time resenting your activities?

You can do your tasks more efficiently and even whistle while you work. Hereís how to let work - work for you:more

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
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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