Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
July 28, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Donít worry what people think about you
as they rarely think about you.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study shows that eating fresh vegetables with a little fat, such as olive oil or cheese, helps the body absorb valuable nutrients found in vegetables like lycopenes and beta-carotenes, which help prevent heart disease and cancer. In contrast, eating a salad without any fat in it may deprive your body of their healthy nutrients.
  • Sibling rivalry may create battles at home, but the experience gives children good social skills; in contrast, to the only child who has a more difficult time navigating these waters. Also, it doesnít matter if the sibling is the same sex.
  • Recently, caffeine was lauded for preventing type 2 diabetes. In a new study, caffeine has been found to cause problems with blood sugar control after meals for people who already have type 2 diabetes. Although more research is needed to confirm these results, the findings show that people with diabetes who have problems with glucose and insulin control should consider cutting back on caffeine in their diets.
  • Exciting news about Alzheimerís research! Alzhemed, made by Montreal, Canada-based Neurochem Inc., is a pill just beginning Phase III trials. At a conference of Alzheimer's experts, the findings show a significant drop in the level of beta-amyloid among patients who took the drug and no change among those taking the placebo. In another study, Eli Lilly & Co. is trying to prevent beta-amyloid from forming in the first place. Their experimental drug is designed to interfere with the formation of enzymes which generate beta-amyloid.
  • Donít feel stressed and stay up at night over this bit of news. According to Harvard Medical School it is important to get a good nightís sleep to help prevent: premature death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, weight gain and other illnesses. Reducing anxiety levels and stress through meditation and stretching are excellent ways to fall asleep and stay asleep. However, most of us just want to take a pill. Weigh the side effects.

Article of the Week -
How to Love Yourself Ė the Secret to Happiness

The source of all health and happiness is a good self-concept. In other words, if you have good self-esteem, you will be a powerful magnet for the good things in life. This is not a fairy tale or some elusive mystical concept.
During the course of our lives others erode us, criticize us and make demands on us, including parents, teachers and friends. We begin to feel as though we donít quite measure up; weíre not good enough. Our nagging doubts get transmitted to others both consciously and subconsciously. Once we begin to second-guess our competence and lovability, we look to others outside ourselves to validate us on an internal quality. Shouldnít we be looking within? More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Iím not really hungry in the morning, so if I skip the morning meal, can I make up for it later on in the day? By the way I train in the morning. Also, will cutting my carbs and going the low carb route affect my training? (Joanne, Smithtown, NY) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Therapist - Janet Steiner
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings 7:30 - 8:00am on WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island. ( show archive).
On Aug 1, 2004 -Janet Steiner, a therapist specializing in child/adolescent family therapy, will help take the martial out of marital separation and divorce.

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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