Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
July 01, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
A superior person
brings out the best
in others.

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 - Nancy Ratey

July 01, 2008 Show - Nancy Ratey, a strategic life coach who specializes in ADHD and author of The Disorganized Mind. Learn how to narrow your focus, prioritize your tasks and create life balance.

June 24, 2008 Show - Alan Hirsch, MD, neurologist and psychiatrist, Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, and author of Whats Your Food Sign?

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Athletes are susceptible to MRSA because of physical contact, shared facilities and equipment, and poor hygiene. Improved hygiene makes a big difference.
  • A new study looking at the survival and stages of cancer has found that people living in poor neighborhoods have a greater risk of dying after cancer than people with higher socioeconomic status.
  • An extra daily dose of vitamin D can help to relieve chronic back pain for many sufferers.
  • Practicing tai chi, the Westernized version of a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art, promotes sleep quality in older adults with moderate sleep complaints.
  • Columbia University Medical Center has discovered that turmeric-treated mice were less susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes, based on their blood glucose levels and glucose and insulin tolerance tests. This common spice holds some promise in diabetes research.
  • Scientists at UCLA suggest that long-term grief activates neurons in the reward centers of the brain, possibly giving these memories addiction-like properties.
  • Women with a high level of trans fats in their blood have a higher risk of breast cancer.
  • Fish oil supplements might help ease depression.
  • Employees who work overtime are at increased risk of anxiety and depression.
  • Resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, reduces the number of fat cells and may one day be used to treat or prevent obesity. The new finding is consistent with the theory that the resveratrol in red wine explains the French paradox, the observation that French people eat a relatively high-fat diet but have a low death rate from heart disease. Red wine prevents immature fat cells from reaching maturation.

Article of the Week
Are You Married to a Stranger?

In many relationships some as soon as the second year of marriage, others after the seven-year itch and a couple of kids and then unexpectedly many after the silver anniversary I woke up one morning and realized that I am living with a stranger. Is this all there is?

Feeling estranged in a marriage has a scientific explanation with anthropologists like Helen Fischer at the forefront explaining that its inevitable as we are not designed for long lasting romantic monogamy from an evolutionary standpoint and the best we can hope for is companionship with a truce. However, I would like to think that spiritually and intellectually we are much more than animals and insects responding to pheromones. Lets look at this stressful problem from the opposite perspective to reframe it, so that your relationship can immediately improve.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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