Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 04, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Put your own
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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.

Aug 04, 2009 Show - Ocean Palmer, a motivational speaker and author of Managing the Worry Circle. Learn how not to fall into the bottomless pit of worry.

July 28, 2009 Show - Jesse Dylan, Internationally renowned radio talk show host of “The Good Life,” and author of The Good Life: Redefining Your Health with the Greatest Visionaries of Our Tim. Get inspired to implement healthy practices in daily life for physical and emotional well being.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Researchers have discovered a reason why smoking greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Nicotine promotes insulin resistance, also called pre-diabetes, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to the new study.
  • Emerging research suggests that nutritional factors—including vitamin D, magnesium, and others—may lessen the risk and progression of cardiovascular disease.
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may boost memory in healthy aging adults.
  • Compared with women who have never taken hormone therapy, those who currently take it or who have taken it in the past are at increased risk of ovarian cancer, regardless of the duration of use, the formulation, estrogen dose, regimen or route of administration, according to JAMA.
  • A group of Utah State University researchers and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and Boston University have demonstrated that the rate of clinical progression of dementia may be slowed by a close relationship with one’s caregiver.
  • Researchers have found that vitamin D3, together with a chemical found in turmeric spice called curcumin, may help stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Men and women who walk or ride a bike to work appear more fit, and men are less likely to be overweight or obese and have healthier triglyceride levels, blood pressure and insulin levels.
  • A glass of wine here, a nightcap there – new research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that moderate alcohol intake offers long-term cognitive protection and reduces the risk of dementia in older adults.
  • Children and adults at risk of permanent hearing loss due to repeated exposure to loud music would turn down the sound or use ear protection if told to do so by a health care professional, claims a new Vanderbilt study performed in conjunction with
  • Bathtubs and showers are frequently associated with injuries to children. Although interventions have been initiated to prevent injuries due to submersions and hot water scalds, little attention has been paid to slips, trips and falls, which account for more than 80 percent of bathtub- and shower-related injuries.

Article of the Week
Vacation Success Has a New Twist

People usually believe that a vacation is a success when experiencing these emotions: feeling relaxed, refreshed – a reboot for the mind, body and spirit. If you think vacation travel affects your happiness and well-being by generating these positive emotions, think again. A new study by marketing professor Joe Sirgy of Virginia Tech's has some surprising findings which might help you to make a more cost effective decision to gauge if the trip is worth the expense and your time. more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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