Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 17, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
Can you see through
the mass hallucination
known as reality?

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.

Featured Show - Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden

June 17, 2008 Show - Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden, medical directors of the Sutter Downtown Integrative Medicine Program in Sacramento, California, write a weekly article on Integrative Medicine for the Sacramento Bee newspaper and the Knight-Ridder news service. Look for their upcoming book this fall, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Secrets of Longevity.

June 10, 2008 Show - Steven Gurgevich, MD and Joy Gurgevich. Steven is the director of the mind/body clinic In Dr. Weil’s Integrative Medicine Program and his wife Joy, is a behavioral nutritionist. Together they are the authors of the Self-Hypnosis Diet and check out their terrific website for over 75 audio programs.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Brazilian researchers have found that the more fat you consume each day, the less likely you are to get a good night's sleep. The less sleep you get, the more calories you will consume each day – a vicious cycle.
  • Turning up the lights during the daytime may boost mood and improve behavior in elderly adults with dementia by improving their circadian rhythm. In addition the use of melatonin results in improved sleep.
  • Low levels of vitamin D appear to be associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in men. Another study shows that higher serum levels of vitamin D are associated with reduced incidence of type 1 diabetes worldwide.
  • Children of mothers who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight at age seven.
  • Expecting to be treated with prejudice may be part of a self-fulfilling prophecy, according to new research led by a University of Toronto psychologist. This study shows it’s also important to consider how the expectations and perceptions of marginalized groups can impact relations. Both sides play a crucial role
  • Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is okay not to express one's thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack. In fact, people who choose not to express their feelings after such an event may be better off than those who do talk about their feelings, according to University at Buffalo psychologist Mark Seery.
  • Mothers play an important role in determining how much fathers get involved in taking care of their infants, according to new research. A study of 97 couples found that fathers were more involved in the day-to-day care of their infants when they received active encouragement from their wife or partner.

Article of the Week
How to Boost Your Children’s Self-Esteem

In a highly demanding stress-filled world our children are battered by academic, social and enrichment demands. Grade-schoolers are already working on their college resumes. At the same time the media erodes their self-esteem about their physical appearance and instills them with insatiable material appetites. As parents, we see what’s happening, yet try to buy them comfort: the latest toys, gadgets, clothes, in short, anything that will help them feel confident. Is it working? Well, you know the answer to that. So, how do you boost your children’s self-esteem and insulate them from a one-size-fits-all world?more

The Perfect Gift
For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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