Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
June 2, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
The difference between
stumbling blocks and stepping stones
is the way we use them.

Health Tips of the Week

  • That super-sized lunch won't keep you from overeating at dinner. High calorie foods trigger more dietary indiscretions, apparently whetting our appetites for more. So if you eat a big lunch, calorie dense and super-sized portions, you will most likely eat a big dinner too.
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, but women are far less likely than men to take a daily aspirin to protect their hearts. Why is that? Aspirin is one of the most available and least expensive preventive therapies that we have in medicine, and anyone with risk factors for heart disease should ask the doctor if [he or she] should be on it. Letís not forget last weekís discovery - aspirin lowers the risk of breast cancer between 20-25%
  • Stress and frustration may make women more vulnerable to snacking and overeating than men. Lack of real or apparent control over stress may cause women to over-indulge in high-fat foods and decrease their persistence in future tasks. I always say that in order to stick to a healthy diet, you have to manage your stress and decompress.
  • Cilantro, a type of parsley with a strong flavor also packaged as a spice in the form of coriander seeds, kills germs that cause food poisoning. But simply adding a little cilantro to contaminated food will not make it safe. Researchers are working on making it a concentrated food additive to prevent salmonella. Cilantro can share the spotlight with garlic, also a potent antibacterial agent.
  • Men over 50 who have higher levels of testosterone have a higher risk of prostate cancer. The findings imply that men should be cautious about a new kind of treatment called testosterone replacement therapy, being tested in older men who see a decline in general health and vigor. Obesity and higher testosterone levels are two important risk factors for prostate cancer.
  • In a recent study at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital acupuncture is being used to alleviate fatigue in cancer patients resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment. So far, it has proven effective in almost 40% of participants - however, not always initially. Placebo effect or effective treatment? You be the judge as the jury is still out.

Article of the Week - How to Wake Up and Smell the Roses

Intellectually, we know that everyday is a good day. We are well acquainted with the proverbs: the glass is half full instead of half empty and it could always be worse. However, emotionally many of us just donít feel that way. According to the gardening calendar June is the month of roses heralding the balmy, sunny days of summer, ocean breezes, picnics and pine tree country weekends. So why donít we feel that same sense of joyous, childhood wonder? Instead we continue to worry, feel angry and victimized, or inhale an inexplicable, almost indescribable sadness. Never mind the cup being half-empty, many of us claim not to even hold a cup! More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Last week I came in on the tail end of a Pilates class and decided to make sure to get there on time and take it next week. What is it that I can achieve doing Pilates? (Anna, Smithtown) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Dougall Fraser
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 June 6, 2004 - our guest will be Dougall Fraser, a gifted clairvoyant, who has been featured on The John Walsh Show, Good Day New York, and in the New York Post. He has helped many people discover the blueprint of their lives.

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. 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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