Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 26, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
Don’t believe everything
you think.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

June 26, 2012 Show - Dr. Norman J. Marcus, the director of muscle pain research in the Dept. of anesthesiology and associate profess of anesthesiology and psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, hailed as one of the best doctors in NY and is the author of End Back Pain Forever. Here are some impressive and unusual ways to eliminate suffering from back pain.

June 19, 2012 Show - Suzanna Gratz, holds degrees in Business Management, Graphic Design and Fine Arts, heads a PR firm, Inspiring Promotions which promotes work with an inspiring purpose. Her latest venture, ArtMuse Online Gallery, is a revolutionary free art entertainment site designed for TV viewing and displaying an ever-growing number of professional artist’s works.

June 12, 2012 Show - Henry Grayson, Ph.D., a mind/body psychologist, founder for the National Institute of Psychotherapies in NY, practices in NYC and Westport, Conn and is the author of Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Learn how to release all the barriers to your healing. <

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Loneliness – the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation – can creep in and cause suffering to people at any age. But it can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious health problems and even death according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
  • Exposure to common antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and other personal-care products may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
  • A new survey indicates that parents believe TV and other screen media hold educational value. But are they using it for that purpose? Many busy parents use it as a babysitter. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that there should be no screen-media viewing at all for children under age 2, and that for older children, parents should engage in viewing and interacting with their children about the program material.
  • A "brain pacemaker" called deep brain stimulation (DBS) remains an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease for at least three years according to Loyola University.
  • A novel form of vitamin B3 found in milk in small quantities produces remarkable health benefits in mice when high doses are administered, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland. This form of the vitamin, a cousin of niacin, prevents obesity in mice that are fed a fatty diet, and also increases muscle performance, improves energy expenditure and prevents diabetes development, all without side effects.
  • A panel of medical experts told ABC News that the active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, can cause genetic mutations and wreak havoc on human DNA. They worry that mocha-colored customers could be inhaling the chemical into their bloodstreams during full-body spray tan sessions. These compounds, in some cells, could actually promote the development of cancers or malignancies.
  • New findings from the Monell Center suggest that sucrose and menthol, ingredients commonly regarded as flavorings in cough drops or syrup, each act independently to reduce coughing.
  • A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
  • Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.
  • High doses of the herb American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) over two months reduced cancer-related fatigue in patients more effectively than a placebo, a Mayo Clinic-led study found.
  • Working memory training is unlikely to be an effective treatment for children suffering from disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity or dyslexia, according to a research analysis published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, memory training tasks appear to have limited effect on healthy adults and children looking to do better in school or improve their cognitive skills.
  • People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a key measure of the heart’s ability to adapt to physical activity, stress and other factors, doesn’t decline nearly as rapidly in people who have significantly restricted their caloric intake.

Article of the Week

Women Can Have It All, Just Not All the Time

Two opposing armies of women, the stay-at-home mom /caregiver versus the career woman have been clashing since the feminist movement when women were led to believe that “you can have it all baby.” In this often uncivil war each one has claimed victory in the quest for personal fulfillment and happiness. However, the victory claimed by each side has been exaggerated and the next generation of women isn’t buying it. At the same time stress has increased over the last twenty years and for many the economy has dictated two income households.

The buzz words, “work/life balance “and “happiness” clamor for some new sense of reality. Anne-Marie Slaughter asserts that women have to juggle in her article, “Why Women Can’t Have It All” in the Atlantic Magazine. Is Slaughter right or do women have it all and just don’t know it?

I wonder why we spend so much time trying to understand the nature of reality for an entire gender when it is far more productive to create that reality for the self.

Here are case histories from women who experience stress in their specific roles: more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , 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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