Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
July 14, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Everything works out in the end.
If it hasnít worked out,
then it isnít the end.

Health Tips of the Week

  • The nation's top cardiac institutions are calling for more aggressive cholesterol treatment of people at the highest risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes. The message from the clinical trials that prompted the new guidelines: When it comes to low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad, cholesterol, the lower, the better for those with risk factors.
  • Stress may increase women's risk of breast and endometrial cancer more than drinking alcohol, according to new evidence. Researchers studied stressed-out female monkeys who were subservient to other monkeys. Subservient monkeys had a higher risk of endometrial cancer than the more dominant monkeys. Apparently lower social status is stressful for both humans and monkeys. Start developing a good self-concept.
  • Good news: Older women who follow a series of diet and exercise guidelines are less likely to develop cancer. Keep your weight down, exercise, eat 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables daily and limit the intake of sodium, red meat and alcohol.
  • New warning: People who chew aspirin because they donít like to swallow pills or because they believe they will absorb the medicine more quickly are opening the door wide to serious dental problems. Donít let aspirin dissolve against your cheeks or gums either when you have tooth pain as this can lead to painful lesions and ulcerations.
  • Vertigo or dizziness afflicts about one in ten people over the age of 75. A common cause is small stones or crystals of calcium carbonate stimulating the nerves of the inner ear. Changes in head position such as looking up and down and getting out of bed cause dizziness. Different head movement exercises have been used for decades to dislodge the crystals. However, the maneuvers which were once only done in a doctor's office can now be performed three times a day at home until the symptoms disappear. Within a week, 95% of the patients who performed the modified exercises had complete resolution of their symptoms. See your doctor and ask her about the Epley exercises.

Article of the Week -
How to Deal with the Bullies in Your Life

Recently, many articles have explored the painful relationship between bullies and their victims. Often rooted in childhood, the consequences are far-reaching and almost never ending – for victim and bully. Patterns endure and ultimately define both adult conscious and subconscious behavior. As a result, many of us play the part of the victim in our daily dramas. When bad things happen, we are the victim asking: Why me? If friends exhaust us, we accept the role of the victim: Yes, I’m sure; I don’t mind. If spouses and children take advantage of our good natures, we say, I know you had a hard day. I’ll do it for you. This agreeableness stems from having inadequate self-esteem, our need to please and be well- liked; after all, that’s what bullies have done to us: reduced us, embarrassed us, mocked us and controlled us.
More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Iíve been going to the gym for about a month -flying solo- and now realize that I might have to get a personal trainer to insure some success. What should I know about choosing the right one? (Tanya, Syosset)Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - JacLynn Morris and Dr. Paul Fair
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On July 18, 2004 - Relationship experts, JacLynn Morris and Dr. Paul Fair, co-authors of Iím Right. Youíre Wrong. Now What? can help you solve your couplesí problems even when your partner refuses to cooperate.

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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