Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 12, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
If youíve got
one foot on the dock
and the other on the boat,
it is time to commit.

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.

May 12, 2009 Show - Noah benShea, poet and philosopher, international best seller, whose inspirational thoughts have been branded with some of North Americaís largest companies like Starbucks, and the author of Journey to Greatness.

May 05, 2009 Show - Jessica Bram, essayist whose work has been syndicated for the NY Times, Womenís Journal , Sacramento Bee and Gannett Newspapers, and author of Happily Ever After Divorce. Learn how to cultivate your singleness and enjoy it.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have osteoporosis are more likely to also have vertigo.
  • Drinking diet soda may reduce the formation of kidney stones.
  • Adding a small amount of bleach to a childís bath water can reduce problems associated with chronic Eczema. It is important to close the eyes and mouths if their heads are in the water.
  • Older people who believe that memory loss is part of aging actually undermine their own memory.
  • Women who keep their ovaries following a hysterectomy live longer.
  • Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have shown that depression is linked with the accumulation of visceral fat, the kind of fat packed between internal organs at the waistline, which has long been known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 new type 2 diabetes cases in older adults could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes, according to a new study. The results show a combination of five lifestyle factors -- physical activity, diet, smoking habits, alcohol use, and body fat -- accounted for 90% of new diabetes cases in men and women 65 and older. Most recent research has focused on diabetes prevention in young people, but researchers say the results suggest that even modest healthy lifestyle changes later in life can make a big difference in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Children who are constantly bullied in elementary school may be more likely to develop psychotic symptoms like hallucinations or delusions years later as adolescents, especially if the bullying was severe.
  • Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus appears to raise the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) The Boston research presents the strongest evidence implicating the virus as a trigger for the chronic progressive autoimmune disorder of the brain and spinal cord.
  • A Children's Hospital Boston study suggests that children who view adult-targeted TV may become sexually active earlier in life. The research found that for every hour children ages 6- to 8-years-old watched adult content, their chances of having sex during early adolescence increased by 33 percent.
  • Itís a medical mystery that has been developing for at least a decade: thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer among women and men in the United States. And scientists donít know why.
  • Women who have babies naturally in their 40s or 50s tend to live longer than other women. Now, a new study shows their brothers also live longer, but the brothersí wives do not, suggesting the same genes prolong lifespan and female fertility, and may be more important than social and environmental factors.
  • Modern diet and lifestyle are contributing to an alarming phenomenon, kidney stones in children. Obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and for some children oxalates found in green leafy vegetables and strawberries along with too little water intake are the culprits. Symptoms are lower back and abdominal pain.
  • Experts recommend low-dose aspirin to prevent stroke in women, 75 mg ( the dose of a baby aspirin). Lower doses are as effective as higher doses and safer regarding side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Women with hot flashes and night sweats ó had lower bone mineral density than those without menopausal symptoms.

Article of the Week
He's Home For Lunch Now

Most women who take their marriage vows do so with the understanding, the unwritten agreement that their man will be home only: for dinner, weekends and holidays, and of course the occasional flu or sprain ("In sickness or in health"). However, the recession has changed the dynamics of the marriage contract. Here's what female readers have frantically emailed me: "I feel like I have adopted an adult child." "He wants to be included in everything I do like we are joined at the hip."

I need girlfriend therapy!" "Now he wants me to prepare three-course lunches for him while he doesn't do his fair share around the house." "Now that he's home, all he thinks about is sex. He wants a quickie when I am busy with my to-do list." In summation Prince Charming has turned into a channel surfing toad plopped on the couch with a ravenous appetite for...

You feel wed locked.

Clearly, you are experiencing a bit of road rage in your own living room. Before you run him over, make sure to shift gears. 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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