Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
June 26, 2005

Affirmation of the Week
Often when we are generous
in a small way,
we can alter someone’s life
in a big way.

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. Listeners outside the Long Island area can listen to the show live by going to WGBB Live. The shows are archived for your listening pleasure.

Guest of the Week - Pamela Peeke, MD

On June 28, 2005 - Pamela Peeke, MD, an in-studio expert at CNN, a clinical professor of Medicine and the author of Body for Life for Women. Learn how to gain lifelong physical and mental health.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Unless you have underlying lung disease, antibiotics don't help a chest cold. The latest research points out that coughs last from 3 weeks up to a month! Healthy people with chest colds do not benefit from antibiotics and may suffer side effects from the unnecessary medication.
  • A new British study claims that children with pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, don’t get better faster with antibiotic drops. Just washing out the eye seems to be enough.
  • A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D can stave off PMS symptoms. Women in the study did best on 4 daily servings of dairy. Aim for low-fat dairy; otherwise you will put on the pounds.
  • Sun tans lower the risk of prostate cancer. Try to strike a healthy balance between avoiding prostate cancer and increasing the risk of skin cancer.
  • New research suggests that adeno-associated virus type 2, which infects the majority of the population without ill effects, kills many types of cancer cells, yet has no effect on healthy cells. Basically AAV-2 recognizes that cancer cells are abnormal and destroys only them. It has potential as an anti-cancer agent which leaves normal cells in tact.
  • New research in the laboratory shows that sperm are harmed by a plant chemical in soy and tofu – which could render the sperm infertile. Of course, there is a huge oriental population out there who thrive on soy products and are apparently unaffected; however, if a woman is trying to conceive, having trouble with fertility and is consuming a lot of soy in her diet, it is worth considering.
  • Fish oil capsules have been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks. However, a new study points out that they might pose a risk to those patients with implanted defibrillators for controlling irregular heart beats. Individualize your profile.

Article of the Week - How to Jumpstart a Waning Libido

With great understanding George Bernard Shaw said, “Youth is wasted on the young.” Many of us mistakenly assume that when the wrinkles appear, the libido begins to disappear. Shaw knew better: mature love-making leads to greater pleasure! When we reach prime time, our sexuality is tantamount to our creative life force and life experience, generating both health and happiness. We can still be ignited with possibilities!

As we grow more mature, sex becomes less casual and the essential relationship is appreciated. At this time we wrestle with our identity all over again to discover that work, money, status are not as important or revitalizing as love and passion – passion for anything or anyone! Romantic love becomes a perk in our lives.

So, if you find yourself less interested in your sexual nature, here are some potent aphrodisiacs to turn on your inner light: More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Taking Up Physical Training in Later Age

My wife and I are approaching our sixties and are in fairly good shape. We decided to take better care of ourselves and want to start an exercise program. Any tips about getting started would be helpful. (Fred and Jane, Brentwood) Answer

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Debbie 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 WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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