Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
July 26, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
If you are associating with people
who are not your true friends,
the real ones can’t find you.

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.

July 26, 2011 Show - Dr. Joseph Geliebter, a clinical psychologist, CEO of Comprehensive Network a multi-tiered organization that provides health care and education and Unplug& If you are stressed, it might be caused by technology overload, so listen

July 19, 2011 Show - Michael Pantalon, PhD, faculty member of the Yale School of Medicine, consultant, speaker and therapist and author of Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything. Try this new approach to create change in anyone.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • An existing anti-seizure drug, levetiracetam, improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found.
  • Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that grape seed polyphenols—a natural antioxidant—may help prevent the development or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Patients who use anti-depressants are much more likely to suffer relapses of major depression than those who use no medication at all, concludes a McMaster researcher.
  • Disclosing the calories in restaurant foods to customers holds promise as a strategy to lower the nation’s obesity rate. However, a new study of food items from national chain restaurants found that while stated calories on restaurant menus and websites were accurate on average, 19% of individual samples differed from laboratory measurements by more than 100 calories and lower calorie foods tended to contain more than listed.
  • Depending on the amount and age of the stored blood used, there is evidence that transfusion can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death. As it ages, stored blood is less safe to use for transfusions.
  • Smart phone users reading text messages and internet pages hold their devices at a closer distance than they would for printed text—which may have important implications for prescribing vision correction, reports a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official Journal of the American Academy of Optometry.
  • Pregnant women face a risk of stroke that is 2.4 times higher than the risk in non-pregnant women
  • Lowering your salt intake has little effect on heart risk. While cutting down on salt might lower your blood pressure, there is no evidence that it leads to fewer death from heart attack and stroke.
  • If you are having elective surgery, don’t do it in July according to the Annals of Internal Medicine. The changing of the guard with the new crop of doctors-in-training every July in teaching hospitals leads to more deaths, longer hospital stays and higher charges.
  • Women who have just given birth should wait at least 3 weeks before they start using birth control pills in order to prevent fatal blood clots.

Article of the Week
The Past Is Always Present, So Make It Work For You

Many self-help teachers will urge you to live in the moment: “The past is over and done with. The present is a present.” Of course, it is great to fully experience the present and not dilute it with invasive thoughts of the past or even future worries - the way animals live moment to moment; however, humans are far more complex. And when someone tells you not to think about something or do something, that’s all you think about. Ask any unsuccessful dieter!

Let your past work for you

Memories are powerful teachers, lessons of the past making you wiser. Also, they can be comforting like a favorite old story to be retold or an old movie to be seen again. Ultimately, when you reflect on the past, you might finally unlock a pattern which has undermined your true potential and change what no longer works. A great byproduct is that you can recall the former self you have lost touch with throughout the years to be what you aspire to be.

7 Steps to understand where you’ve been to get where you want to go 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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