Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 26, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
When times are good,
our friends know us;
when times are bad,
we know our friends.

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 26, 2009 Show - Larry Dossey MD,, is a leader in combining science with story, a NY Times best-selling author for his book, Healing Words, an advocate for spirituality in health care, beloved by Oprah and author of The Power of Premonitions.

May 19, 2009 Show - Brooks Palmer, is a stand-up comedian, helps people get rid of what they don’t need and is the author of Clutter Busting. It’s time to unlock your true potential by getting rid of the stuff that crowds your life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have osteoporosis are more likely to also have vertigo.
  • Three types of acupuncture therapy—an individually tailored program, standard therapy and a simulation involving toothpicks at key acupuncture points—appear more effective than usual care for chronic low back pain according to JAMA.
  • Women with chest pain but without coronary artery disease are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke.
  • A research study shows that college students see themselves as customers and therefore entitled to complain rather than take responsibility for their own actions and become involved in their education as learners rather than customers.
  • Eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, and olive oil may help save your sight as well as your heart. The Mediterranean diet has already been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, but new research suggests that it may also help prevent age-related macular degeneration.
  • A new study demonstrates that the weight gain in the American population seems to be virtually all explained by eating more calories. It appears that changes in physical activity played a minimal role.
  • If you exercise to speed up your metabolism and avoid diabetes, you should avoid taking anti-oxidants C and E, as they may short circuit the body’s natural response to exercise. Fruits and vegetables are fine.
  • Change the lighting; improve your health. Researchers removed some standard fluorescent lighting and installed new blue-white lamp prototypes developed by GE scientists. Research team members hypothesize that periods of blue light, like daylight, can help regulate the sleep-wake rhythm. So far this was beneficial to a group of dementia patients. Stay tuned.
  • Meditate your way to a bigger brain. UCLA researchers report that certain regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger than non-meditators. Specifically, meditators showed significantly larger volumes of the hippocampus and areas within the orbito-frontal cortex, the thalamus and the inferior temporal gyrus — all regions known for regulating emotions.

Article of the Week
Are You Suffering from the Impostor Syndrome?

Do you live with a chronic case of self-doubt? Do you feel like you don’t deserve your success? You might have the impostor syndrome which is a real, psychological disorder. While men can have this syndrome, it affects mostly women. The impostor syndrome involves feeling unworthy, like a fake; ironically it is experienced by highly successful people. As a result no matter what you accomplish, like earning a PhD or running a business, you feel like you don’t know enough and that you have fooled others into believing that you are competent. In other words, because you are fraud, you feel that you do not deserve your success. And it isn’t a case of all or nothing like you either have the psychological disorder or you don’t because there is a continuum to the symptoms.. more

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

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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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