Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
July 3, 2006

Affirmation of the Week
If you are patient
during one moment of anger,
you will escape
a hundred days of sorrow
(Ancient Chinese proverb)

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.
Guest of the Week - Ellen Zelda Kessner

On July 04, 2006 - Our guest expert is Ellen Zelda Kessner, co-author of Saving Beauty from the Beast. Learn how to protect your daughter from an abusive relationship. This powerfully written book will help you to communicate with your daughter especially when she doesnít want your advice.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • If you are prone to allergic reactions from insect stings and bites and are taking a beta blocker or ace inhibitor, let your doctor know. You may need to switch to another medication because for some reason these medications worsen symptoms.
  • Drinking coffee, especially when it is decaffeinated, may be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes according to the Journal of Internal Medicine.
  • Dizziness and nausea are two signs of concussion. If you are playing a sport and get hit in the head, donít keep on playing if you experience these two symptoms even though you did not pass out. If you are re-injured, it could lead to serious consequences.
  • In addition to eating your fruits and vegetables try some common white button mushrooms to boost your anti-oxidant levels. They pack a powerful punch.
  • Talk therapy about your insomnia, also known as cognitive behavior therapy, yields better results than sleeping pills!
  • As many as half of all those hospitalized to undergo surgery for the heart or blocked arteries suffer from depression. The reasons might include facing a serious illness or microscopic damage to the brain during the surgery. The good news: Depression can be effectively treated.
  • A little dirt in your life doesnít hurt. Street rats do better than lab rats living in a sterile environment.

Article of the Week
For Free Healing Learn How to Laugh

Humor is an amazing coping skill for both physical and emotional stressors. Many religions believe that laughter is an expression of a heightened spirituality. Doctors call it free medicine. In spite of the benefits, humor can be difficult to access, for it is personal, linked to age, gender, time-period and culture. Quite often my husband stares at me disapprovingly telling me to stop laughing like the village idiot! However, instead of criticizing or sitting solemnly with our arms folded in front of a performing comedian, we could release our inner child and look for opportunities to laugh, be silly and see the objective wit of the situation. When we laugh at other peopleís witty remarks, we accomplish two things: we help them feel good about themselves and release our own stress.

Many funny personalities originate from a darker side or a more deprived background. Laughter helps them to shine and release anxiety. In fact, some children who donít fit into the school mold or experience difficult issues at home assume center stage in the classroom. They become the class clown trying to assert their individuality as well as reject mainstream values. Many of these young comedians grow up to study ideas and disciplines like those taught in school looking at them inside out and upside down to discover the absurd details many of us donít see. They have cultivated the habit of looking for the original perspective that is actually anchored in real details. They bring energy, curiosity and spontaneity to all their relationships.

Laughter has wonderful physiological benefits.More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Warning Signs of Over-Exercising

I train 5 days a week, sometimes for 2 or 3 hours at a clip. I think my cardio exceeds my strength training. Iím not really seeing a change in my body. Could it be Iím overtraining? What signs should I look for? (Janie, from Seaford). Answer

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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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