Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
August 15, 2005

Affirmation of the Week
A bend in the road
is not the end of the road
unless you donít make the turn.

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 - Steven Lane Taylor

On Aug 16, 2005 - Steven Lane Taylor, author of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, will teach us about smooth sailing. Click to listen to it NOW via the internet.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Sleep apnea is not the only cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. The number one cause is depression, followed by obesity and diabetes.
  • Just out in the Lancet Medical Journal a glimmer of hope regarding HIV. Behind the results of a small new study is a dramatic new approach to HIV treatment: an epilepsy drug -- valproic acid -- that flushes HIV out of its most remote hiding places in the body. Combine this epilepsy drug with powerful HIV drugs, and the AIDS virus might be totally eliminated from the body.
  • Harvard Medical School wants to know if you are getting enough of Vitamin B12, especially if you are over 60 or a vegetarian. If balance, mood and memory are affected, it is worth getting a B12 test.
  • According to Duke University amphetamines, including the party drug Ecstasy, have reversed the effects of Parkinson's disease in mice. This does not mean that the illegal drug, ecstasy, is safe for people with the disease, but new drugs that are close and chemically safe can be developed.

Article of the Week
How to Deal with School Daze

Although the weather is hot and steamy, it is almost back to school and in many locales, classes are already in session. Just the thought of lunch preparation, after-school enrichment activities, homework supervision and report cards make us get a sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs. Not just because we are involved or overextended as responsible parents, but also because we remember how our own lazy days of a carefree summer just slipped away and then back to school we marched: a loss of innocence.

Often a mediocre or failing grade is internalized with silent acceptance. As the song goes, ďThe first cut(s) is the deepest.Ē These childhood marks can impede our spiritual development, our creativity and our self-expression. Many of us walk around today thinking that we are not good in science, math or writing, or that we are simply not good enough.

However, did you ever think about turning a failure into a success? More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Exercising With Arthritis

Iíve been told I have the early stages of arthritis in some of my joints. I enjoy exercising, but how will I be limited and what should I do? (Theresa, Oceanside) 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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