Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
August 1, 2005

Affirmation of the Week
Happiness is not a place to arrive,
but a way to travel.

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. The shows are archived for your listening pleasure.

Guest of the Week - Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD

On Aug 2, 2005 - Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, a family practice physician and the co-author of The Multi-Orgasmic Woman. This is just what the doctor ordered for a waning libido. Click to listen to it NOW via the internet.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Paying attention to your posture can help you look and feel better. Good posture will protect you from back pain. Poor posture can affect the position of your abdominal organs, lessen the effectiveness of your breathing and cause headaches. Note: Good posture is a great stress reducer. So, walk with your head held high and your stomach muscles in. When you think of posture, think of good body alignment.
  • According to Harvard Medical School itís not the type A personality that is a big risk for heart attack, so much as the type D personality Ė the person who is distressed and emotionally distant from confiding in others. If you are a type D, break out of that negative cycle and find a support system.
  • Two vaccinations are coming back for adults: so roll up your sleeves for chicken pox (shingles) and whooping cough.
  • Circumcision may protect against infection from the AIDS virus claims a study involving 3,000 participants in heterosexual relationships, but not yet tested in homosexual relations. This should not give circumcised males a false sense of security!
  • In the American Journal of Gastroenterology researchers say that an unhealthy ratio of "bad" bacteria to "good" bacteria is thought to trigger inflammatory bowel disease. Probiotics may treat these conditions by remedying this bacterial imbalance. A healthy dose of good bacteria, eight varieties, could improve this disease.
  • High blood pressure is common and often uncontrolled, especially in elderly women. As people age, they are more likely to have high blood pressure and less likely to control the problem, states a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. By the way the study noted that diuretics to control high blood pressure were underused as opposed to other medications. Interestingly enough, diuretics are cheaper and elderly people respond better to them than the newer types of blood pressure medication.

Article of the Week
The Stress-Free Method for Becoming a Multi-Orgasmic Woman

Many self-help books, ranging from Western medical to Eastern Taoist, and donít forget the East-West fusion works, have addressed the female ďproblemĒ referred to as a lack of interest in sex. The titles announce the joys of sex; especially titillating are the multiple orgasms that propel us to soul expansion. So what does Eastern philosophy know that we donít know?

Letís look at this way. The real problem is that women are sandwiched between the mediaís spin on sex and the mystical union of Tantric sex as promised by the East. As a result many of us are feeling inadequate and stressed that everyone else is experiencing extraordinary sex, while we are stuck in the mundane. No wonder many of us have lost interest. We cannot possibly measure up to air-brushed media sex!

We cannot compare and contrast ourselves and hope to feel good about ourselves. When a woman feels stressed, overwhelmed and angry, she is not going to have good sex; in fact, she is not going to be happy about much of anything. There are no sorcerers out there that hold the key to opening this door. However the great news is that each one of us is a source of blazing sensuality; we can ignite the world. Each one of us can uncover the secret and we donít need anyone from the outside to give it to us. Like Dorothy from the ďWizard of Oz,Ē we can close our eyes, tap our ruby slippers and travel anywhere.

Here are a few reminders of what we once knew, but have forgotten: The secret to a multi-orgasmic love life is More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Weight Training After 50

I just pushed over the 50 mark. Iím aware of the benefits of cardio training and my diet which lean to the healthy side. Now my question is if I begin a little weight lifting would I be doing any harm at my age? (Stan, Roslyn, LI) Answer

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Debbie 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 WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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