Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
June 9, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Donít grow old tomorrow,
be young today!

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study shows that if your attempts at weight loss often lead to yo-yo dieting, be careful. Too many drastic ups and downs could weaken your immune system. In other words, donít follow fad diets!
  • Exciting news: Cancer researchers claim to have discovered a combination of cancer-fighting drugs that prolongs the life of men with advanced prostate cancer. Interestingly enough, it is the same drug that transformed cancer therapy for advanced breast cancer -- Taxotere. Fascinating that prostate and breast cancer share this common denominator!
  • People who quit smoking can expect to live long and healthy lives similar to nonsmokers if they quit for about 15 years before they turn 50. The body is beautifully engineered to heal itself during that time period. Note: many smokers donít fear dying, but they do fear the debilitating side effects they have to live with. This fact may be the truly motivating factor.
  • People with type 1 diabetes, who are aggressive about testing and controlling their blood sugar can have significant benefits for the future. By the way the same hold true for type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes who are rigorous about checking blood sugar four to five times a day or more and taking multiple daily insulin injections -- have much lower rates of eye, heart, kidney, and nerve problems than people who take insulin only once or twice a day.
  • In a related story: Adding more sugary sodas to your daily diet may not only pack on the pounds, it may also raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Drinking sweet sodas is one of the reasons for the increase in obesity among children and adults.
  • Vacation time is officially here which means people traveling in cramped airplanes for long periods of time. Young and old are at risk of developing harmful blood clots leading to deadly pulmonary embolisms and need to be conscious of this during this peak traveling season. Therefore long distance travelers should make it a point to wear loose clothing, move their feet by flexing their toes, marching at their seat and rotating their ankles. Getting up and taking a walk up and down the plane is helpful. Donít drink alcohol and coffee. Do drink plenty of water. Donít cross your legs.

Article of the Week - How to Let Go of the Need to be Right

Everyone hates a know-it-all. No one likes to hear: I told you so. We all like to do the talking and get some attention: Hey, look at me, see how smart or witty I am! When we disagree or express a personal opinion, we love to be right. In order to be right we think that we must make the other person wrong. We might use logic, raise our voice, or change our tone. After all we are so sureÖ
Where does this need to be right stem from? Perhaps, it is insecurity, a lack of self-esteem and empowerment. However, bullying other people into submission either physically or verbally does not lead to happiness More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Iím in my middle 60ís and have stayed in decent shape due to my activities. I workout a couple of days a week and am still pretty strong. However, Iíve heard testosterone levels drop as we get older. Will this affect me? (Fred, Copiague, Long Island) Answer

Send your fitness question to:

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Michael Dresser
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 13, 2004 - Guest will be nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Dresser. Michael's show has evolved over the years into an open educational and informational forum featuring daily guests from all over the country. You can hear him on the web: 7-10PM EST weekdays

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.

To learn more:
To Subscribe:
To Unsubscribe: