Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 28, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Physical awareness
may lead to
spiritual knowledge.

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 28, 2009 Show - Maoshing Ni, PhD, co-founder of the Tao Wellness Center and Yo San University both dedicated to holistic healing and author of Second Spring. Learn how to regenerate at any age. Visit Dr. Mao’s site:

April 21, 2009 Show - Laura Arens Fuerstein, Ph.D., an analytic therapist for more than thirty years, a faculty member at the NY Center for Psychoanalytic Training and author of My Mother, My Mirror. What hidden messages did you get from your mother?

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have osteoporosis are more likely to also have vertigo.
  • British researchers found that individuals with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability, but the use of pain coping strategies can mediate this effect.
  • Waist size is tied to heart disease. Even if you are of normal weight, but have a larger waist you are at a greater risk.
  • Activity decreases the length of labor for childbirth. Lying down during the first stage of labor actually slows the birth process.
  • A new study shows rats who ate a diet rich in blueberries lost abdominal fat as well as experienced other health benefits like lowered cholesterol and improved glucose control even if their diet wasn’t otherwise heart-healthy.
  • Even low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can adversely affect how the child’s cardiovascular system responds to stress and could possibly lead to hypertension later in life.
  • Researchers studying the effects of oral contraceptives on female muscle mass have found that oral contraceptive use impairs muscle gains in young women, and is associated with lower hormone levels.
  • A new study finds that laughter along with standard diabetic treatment, raises good cholesterol and may lower heart attack risk.
  • Research shows boredom in marriage reduces closeness and therefore, satisfaction – not a surprise!
  • Walnut consumption may provide the body with essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research. Before you get excited this has been shown to work with rats.
  • Broccoli sprouts may be a good way to control the germ that causes peptic ulcers.
  • Living near a highway increases the risk for rheumatoid arthritis because of environmental pollutants which increase inflammation.
  • Having children has an immediate negative impact on even happily married couples, raising stress and undermining satisfaction levels of both husbands and wives according to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Article of the Week
How to Quickly Get in Shape for Summer

The calendar says spring and a feeling of imminent dread creeps into your heart as your mind imagines a beach with a beached whale and you are the whale. You make plans for a marathon run into the water and will stay there until it is time to leave. How will you ever remove the layers of clothes to reveal the real expansive you! It’s hard to change a perceived weakness – sometimes you are fighting genes, years of emotional programming and an environment which tempts you to transgress. The saboteurs at the top of the list are your past failures, poor choices and sour relationships. All these foes don’t give you a minute’s peace. Calm down and ease into yourself. I have a solution which does not require pounding your body into submission in the gym or experiencing deprivation constantly obsessing about food.

It’s much easier to build on a perceived strength. For instance a clinically diagnosed blind person is not going to see no matter how intense the desire, tenacity or the affirmation, “Yes I can!” However, a blind person can work on strengthening his sense of hearing. He can develop “insight” to see things you or I could not fathom. Have you been blind about your uniqueness?

Instead of compressing your bulges into a bikini, hone your strength. What is truly beautiful about you? more

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

womens fitness

My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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