Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 09, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Why try to understand the nature of reality
when it's more productive and interesting
to create the nature of reality?

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.

August 09, 2011 Show - Mark Matousek, journalist, professor, a contributing editor to O, creative director of V Men (an organization to end violence against women and girls, author of several books, and his latest is Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good. If you have been wrestling with how you ought to live, this book is for you.

August 02, 2011 Show - John Schuster, a Principal of the Kane Alliance, serves on the faculty for the coaching programs at Columbia University and the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and author of The Power of Your Past. Since the past is never over, try to befriend it.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study found that of the 19.5 percent of high school students who call themselves smokers, most donít smoke daily or frequently.
  • For cleaning soft contact lenses with multipurpose disinfection solutions, the "rub and rinse" technique is most effective for eliminating micro-organismsóeven when using "no-rub" disinfection solutions, according to a report from the American Academy of Optometry.
  • Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered the biological mechanism behind age-related loss of muscle strength and identified a drug that may help reverse this process which is in phase 2 clinical trials Ė a protein S107 to help stop calcium leakage. If less calcium is available for muscle contraction, the muscle weakens.
  • When it comes to rearing children, just about any parent will say that what works with one kid might not work with another. But which parenting styles work best with which kids? A study by University of Washington psychologists provides advice about tailoring parenting to childrenís personalities.
  • Blueberries are among the nutrient-rich foods being studied by UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators exploring the link between disease and nutrition. Dieticians there say as little as a cup a day can help prevent cell damage linked to cancer.
  • Data published in the Journal of Research in Personality found that shedding tears had no effect on mood for nearly two-thirds of a group of women who kept daily emotion journals.
  • Despite the popularity of colon cleansing, there's no evidence that the procedure -- which can be done at home or in day spas -- offers any health benefits, a new study finds. However, colon cleansing can cause serious side effects ranging from vomiting to kidney failure and death as printed in USA Today.
  • More research shows that even small amounts of aerobic exercise help lower coronary heart disease risk, according to a review published Monday in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.
  • People with Parkinsonís disease who go to a neurologist for their care are more likely to live longer, less likely to be placed in a nursing home and less likely to break a hip than people who go to a primary care physician, according to a study published by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • New research indicates cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may help prevent future strokes among young people who have already had a stroke as published in Neurology.

Article of the Week

How to Upgrade Your Spirit in a Plummeting Market

The heat has been sweltering in many parts of the country. America as a nation is in the hot seat, too. Standard & Poors has downgraded the United Statesí credit rating and as a result the stock market is plummeting - desperate actions due to a fear frenzy. Our national psyche has always espoused the power of positive thinking Ė The little engine that could. However, believing that we have supernatural, positive powers to recoup our reputation and empowerment is simplistic. Instead, positive thinking can help us to live with ailments instead of succumbing to them as Abraham Vergese aptly put it. This is the time to breathe, reflect and take an inventory both nationally and personally: Stability before mobility.

Many are criticizing S&P for downgrading our country. Perhaps, S&P is taking the contrarian position to achieve notoriety. Or does it have the courage to call it as it sees it based on slow growth, higher household debt and other social trends even though its analysis might be unpopular? While I am not an economist, I can advise you about handling the stress of criticism. 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 donít have to constantly open the door. Itís 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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