Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
August 8, 2005

Affirmation of the Week
Forgiveness means realizing
that we are like other people.

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 - Steve Morris

On Aug 9, 2005 - Steve Morris, business leadership coach and author of Glorious Leadership. Improve your work and your world. Click to listen to it NOW via the internet.

Health Tips of the Week

  • According to the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology most women getting a hysterectomy (not due to cancer) should keep their ovaries. Removing the ovaries seems to have no benefit and might actually decrease long-term survival. If you are not having a hysterectomy because of cancer, discuss keeping your ovaries with your doctor. After menopause the ovaries continue to produce a small amount of hormones, including testosterone which the body later converts into estrogen to protect against heart attacks and osteoporosis.
  • Echinacea isn't effective when it comes to beating a cold according to a large federal study. This popular herbal remedy is no better than a placebo in preventing or easing cold symptoms.
  • Broccoli stands at the forefront in preventing or slowing down bladder cancer. The recent study from the Institute of Food Technology shows that chewing and digesting broccoli releases the ingredient. Broccoli sprouts are even better for you.
  • Overweight people are less likely to receive recommended preventive care services, such as mammograms, Pap smears, and flu shots, according to a new study from Duke University. This can be explained as social stigma and bias by health care providers. People who need these health care services the most, are the least likely to get them.
  • Yoga helps minimize weight gain in midlife because it seems to promote connection to the body, consciousness about food intake and encourages commitment and discipline which can help promote lifestyle changes. If you are sedentary, Yoga provides a relatively safe and comfortable way to exercise Ė as long as you donít overstretch and compete with others to do more too soon.

Article of the Week
Are You a Type D Personality? Hereís the Antidote

Most of us feel frustrated when we think we have no control over what is happening to us. Living in ambiguity or uncertainty, we turn to our crystal balls and forecast gloom and doom in our lives. We tend to create a fictional certainty to counteract the ambiguity and usually this version of ďour certaintyĒ ends in failure. Anticipating failure, we bring it on ourselves, or at best waste precious time dreading the outcome which luckily never happens the way we imagine it would! This hopeless and helpless attitude is not only stressful, but terribly unhealthy!

Recently, according to the AMA, a new personality type has been identified to be more prone to heart disease and stroke than the Type A (which pales in comparison); it is the Type D personality who is distressed and distant. The antidote is to understand what is slowly poisoning our innate zest for living; in other words, what is holding us back from leading our lives. Could we be the authors of this distress, creating the irreconcilable distance from all those people we blame? More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
How to Avoid Over Training

Iím really enjoying my training program and am now training 6 days a week. However, lately I feel that it is becoming routine and honestly Iím losing my motivation. Any tips to recharge? (Terry, Astoria) 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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