Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 26, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
We aren’t what we ought to be.
We aren’t what we’re going to be.
We aren’t what we want to be.
But, thank God, we aren’t what we were.

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.

Featured Show - Jeff Brantley, MD

Aug 26, 2008 Show - Jeff Brantley, MD, has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. As the founder and director of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Duke, he teaches intensive courses on mindfulness meditation, conducts extensive experiential programs and is the author of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind.

Aug 19, 2008 Show - Beth Grosshans, Ph.D, a clinical child psychologist, and author of Beyond Time-Out. It’s time to take back your power as a parent.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Eating tuna and other types of fish may help lower the risk of cognitive decline and stroke in healthy older adults, according to a study in the medical journal, Neurology.
  • A declining number of office-based psychiatrists appear to be providing psychotherapy to their patients; instead most psychiatrists prescribe medication.
  • Some surgical tools need to be retooled for smaller hands – those of female surgeons who are now more prevalent in what was once a male-dominated field.
  • Going to college poses a risk factor for bad behavior which means adolescents who postpone growing up while they act out on college campuses.
  • Working up a sweat could be the most important lifestyle change people with high blood pressure can make in their daily lives. Although patients who receive exercise counseling seem to listen, few physicians actually take the time to talk about physical activity with their patients, a large nationwide study finds.
  • A new University of Michigan study finds acid-blockers - also called proton pump inhibitors - are a cost-effective way to prevent upper GI bleeding in patients who regularly take aspirin to prevent cardiac events.
  • Physical frailty, which is common in older persons, may be related to Alzheimer’s disease pathology, according to a study in Neurology.
  • Researchers testing the long-held theory that therapeutic massage can speed recovery after a sports injury have found early scientific evidence of the healing effects of massage.

Article of the Week
Do Women Intimidate Men?

Women have been referred to as the weaker sex, but are they really? In many cases women are physically weaker than men when it comes to brute force. And at work women are still pushing hard to be recognized and given equal pay for equal work. However, behind every man stands the little woman ready to push him off an emotional cliff, an Eve who can get him evicted from Eden, a Delilah ready to cut his hair while he sleeps, or a sorceress ready to turn a prince into a frog. Women sometimes forget that they possess a primal, almost supernatural power. And like any power, it can be used for the good or the bad.

A woman’s disapproval means a man’s shame. This pattern has been set during childhood when all a little boy wants is his mother’s approval. When a mother says “Good boy,” he internalizes, “I love you. You are terrific.” As a grown man, he wants to hear the woman in his life say: “You are a good man,” and “You rock my world.” However, because a woman feels her stress more intensely than a man, worries about everything and loses some of her true identity along the way of becoming a wife and mother, she is likely to lash out at HIM: more

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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