Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 31, 2011

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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 24, 2011 Show - Croix Sather, adventurer, speaker, hypnotherapist, running across America in 100 days and author of Dream Big Act Big. You too can set a goal and accomplish in 100 days.

May 17, 2011 Show - Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist, life coach an addiction specialist who appears monthly as a guest expert on Dr. Drew Pinksy’s radio show and is the author of The Law of Sobriety. Learn to let go and live.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Exercise improves prostate cancer outcomes. A positive effect was seen if men walked at a brisk pace after diagnosis; 2) Easy exercise regimen continues to improve health; 3) Walking decreased the likelihood of secondary treatments.
  • That anxiety you are experiencing, might not be in your head. Rather it might be in your gut. Working with healthy adult mice, McMaster researchers showed that disrupting the normal bacterial content of the gut with antibiotics produced changes in behavior.
  • Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Although office snacks might boost morale are they also sabotaging your health? The conclusion: Based on increases in sick days, apparently the answer is yes.
  • An Indiana University of Pennsylvania psychology professor has found that only 90 minutes of exposure to pro-eating disorder websites can have significant affects on caloric intake of college-aged women with normal eating behaviors.
  • According to a new study, drinking six or more cups of coffee per day can lower a man's risk of fatal prostate cancer by up to 60 percent. A decreased risk of cancer was seen in men regardless of whether they drank decaf or caffeinated, which suggests that the benefit may come from a property in coffee other than caffeine, researchers say.
  • Eighty percent of baby products contain toxic or untested chemical flame retardants, according to a new study of products such as car seats, changing pads and portable cribs.
  • Federal health experts said that dosing instructions for children younger than 2 years old should be added to Children's Tylenol and similar products containing acetaminophen, the popular pain reliever and fever reducer.
  • Fitness does not necessarily equate to health. Optimal health is a combination of many things—both mental and physical. When mental or emotional stress levels are high, intense physical training may actually add to the body’s stress load.
  • Approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep, preventing many from getting clot-busting treatment according to a study published in the May issue of Neurology.

Article of the Week
Should You Trust Your Intuition?

Intuition is this vague mystical concept giving a person instant status. Women have cornered the market regarding intuition - a woman’s intuition is equivalent to possessing a sixth sense. Men have intuition too, commonly used in business like the Midas touch or when sensing the competition’s next move. So what is intuition, how do you access it and should you trust it?

If we respond successfully to a person or environment, we like to attribute it to intuition. Moreover when we don’t trust ourselves and mess up because of it, we say that we should have trusted our intuition – like the first correct choice on a multiple choice test which we override and erase. However, there are times when our intuition needs to be tamed, to respect our moral compass, what our head has to say.

To tap into intuition more

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

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s 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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