Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
June 23, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
A sense of humor
is a major defense
against minor troubles.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Millions of American women are getting unnecessary Pap smears, a new study shows. Some 10 million women who have had a complete hysterectomy are getting an annual Pap smear screening test for cervical cancer -- yet they are no longer at risk for the cancer. The moral of the story is to check with your doctor, and question him or her. Unnecessary Pap smears are a waste of time and money; Iím not even addressing the issue of discomfort. Women need to speak up. Menís genitals are well guarded by the medical profession. Women need not be subordinate here.
  • In an Italian study obese men reduced the risk of erectile dysfunction and many were even able to reverse the condition with a healthy diet and a brisk two mile daily walk. Italy is the land of amore.
  • This weekís Science Times reports that many of us are low in potassium especially those following the Atkins diet. Low potassium levels can cause problems like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, kidney stones, loss of bone minerals and harm nerve transmission. To get the necessary potassium eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, like bananas, oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, carrots and chickpeas. If you sweat a lot or exercise a lot, make sure to get your potassium from fruits and vegetables. Sports drinks donít contain enough potassium.
  • At a recent anti-aging conference in NY it was decided that the fountain of youth is still a myth. The key word nowadays is to delay not stop the aging process. Hereís what you can do: exercise, drink alcohol in moderation, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and not too much fatty food, have an optimistic attitude, quit smoking, and wear your seat belt. This will help you lead a longer and healthier life. Itís not the years in your life, but the life in your years. Worthy to note: plastic surgery does not stop or delay the aging process; it just might look that way.
  • The truth about germs: The bulk of germs are hiding where you least suspect -- playground equipment, the phone receiver, ATMs, and elevator buttons. Washing your hands regularly is your best defense.

Article of the Week - Honesty is a Great Stress Reliever

Honesty is the best policy; Confession is good for the soul; the truth will set you free - these homespun proverbs compress profound truths about how to lead happier and healthier lives. The implications are that if we become our authentic selves, express ourselves truly and freely, then we will feel more joyous and let other people into our lives. Currently, many people are engaged in massive cover-up: who they are, what they want and what they contribute; cosmetic surgery is an example. Its popularity in TV shows like Extreme Makeover and The Swan indicate that a taut mask is preferable to laugh lines, and rivulets of expression. The rippling effect is that many are hiding who they are on the inside by accommodating, trying to fulfill other people’s expectations, obeying other people’s rules and pretending to be…No wonder that most of my workshop participants feel mildly depressed and negative. Conformity and suppression are energy drains.
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Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
I just started exercising a few months ago to tighten and tone this body of mine. Though a blessed event, I just found out I’m pregnant. How will this affect my training? What are my limitations? (Tanya, Freeport) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Ashok Wahi
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 27, 2004 - Guest will be Ashok Wahi, a pharmaceutical consultant who conducts extensive research on the physical properties of common allergens and how they can be used to prevent the onset of allergy symptoms without drugs.

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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