Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
April 21, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Water which is too pure
has no fish!

Health Tips of the Week

  • Dairy products and calcium can be helpful in preserving muscle, losing fat from the upper body, and actually enhancing weight loss. Dairy products break up fat cells and seem to be responsible for speeding up the metabolism. This doesnít give you a license to overeat dairy products, but if you make wise choices within the calories you choose, try to eat more cheese, yogurt and drink milk - low fat of course.
  • Small doses of curry could help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease. The spices appear to protect cells, tissues, and arteries against the damaging effects of free radicals in the bloodstream. Free radicals are the by-products of cell processes that damage cells. Mounting evidence shows that this type of cell damage in the brain also leads to Alzheimer's disease.
  • Eating breakfast on the run may be bad for your heart. A new study shows a typical high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast food breakfast can overwhelm the body's blood vessels and cause potentially dangerous inflammation.
  • Even moderate iron deficiency can impair a woman's thinking. But iron supplements appear to help reverse any learning and memory deficits caused by a lack of iron. Donít overdo it, though. Get tested to see if you are deficient.
  • The news on statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, keeps getting better and better. Statins may help reduce damage from the most common cause of blindness among older adults in our country- macular degeneration. By the way taking aspirin worked almost as well, but aspirin increases the risk of internal bleeding. Both statins and aspirin help to lessen inflammatory processes.

Article of the Week - How To Deal With Your Mother-In-Law

Just the word, mother-in-law, fills the heart with trepidation and self-doubt. This woman has assumed mythic proportions wielding criticism, guilt and coldness. When she visits, you feel like the inspector general has marched into your home. When she interacts with the children, she is evaluating their manners, academic performance and fitness Ė tracing it all back to you!

However, in reality you can dramatically improve the situation simply by changing the premise underlying the relationship - two women in love with the same man. Now, all the conflicts and criticisms make sense. Next, let your mother-in-law know that she occupies the primary spot in her sonís heart and always will - after all she is his mother. More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Iíve been working out just under a year now. I see results, but lately, Iím at a standstill. I need a jumpstart to progress and make some changes. (Jamie, Carle Place) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Dr. Dale Atkins
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings 7:30 - 8:00am on WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island. ( show archive).
On April 25, 2004 Dr. Dale Atkins, psychologist and author of Iím Okay, Youíre my Parents will give us some concrete advice on how to let go of the anger aimed at our parents, so that we can re-parent ourselves.

Debbie Eisenstadt Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer at Southampton College. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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