Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 01, 2009

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Wendy Kaplan-Friend is a multi-media artist, graphics and sculpture. Her work is identifiable by her use of color and design. Wendy’s art is exhibited in galleries and private homes.
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Affirmation of the Week
Don’t be a squirrel
who buries the nuts and then
forgets where they are buried.

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.

Sept 01, 2009 Show - Carolyn Bernstein, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a staff neurologist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, runs a headache clinic for women and author of the Migraine Brain. It’s time to alleviate the suffering.

Aug 25, 2009 Show - Frank Mikulka, trainer elite, martial artist, popular for his warrior classes for both men and women, a former Marine and the fitness consultant for the Turn On Your Inner Light website. Frank will teach you how not to put on the infamous Freshmen 15 - Whether you are a college freshmen or a newbie at a different stage of your life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Physical activity is particularly beneficial for lowering women’s cholesterol levels.
  • New research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claims that having a positive attitude just might protect against heart disease and keep you alive. Pessimists were more likely than optimists to have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and suffer from depression. They were also more likely to be overweight, smoke, and avoid exercise.
  • Women who experience flashing lights and other visual changes along with their migraines are more prone to strokes.
  • Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer’s risk according to the AMA.
  • According to a new study, women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children.
  • For those who suffer from fainting spells, the mysterious episodes can be quite scary. Far too often, fainting is chalked up to stress or other mental health issues. However, medical experts at Rush University Medical Center say that reoccurring fainting spells, also known as syncope, could be an important symptom that can point to a more serious, underlying cardiovascular condition.
  • When it comes to how they raise their children, mothers today tend to follow the same practices their own mothers did, according to a new study that looked at parenting practices across two generations. Fathers, on the other hand, don’t seem to use their moms as parenting role models, at least for some practices.
  • Consumer Reports On Health caution us about resveratrol and acai-berry productions. There is a lack of evidence about marketing claims. Instead stick with red wine in moderation or grape juice and claims have been supported!
  • For allergy sufferers: Pollen levels peak in the morning, so save outdoor activities for afternoon or evening. Air conditioners help inside your home.

Article of the Week
The Health Benefits of Singing

Whether singing in the shower, in a choir or with a small child, “sound therapy” is linked to health benefits for body and spirit. Since ancient times singing has been considered a healing tool especially chanting and we all know that countries have created national anthems to generate patriotism to motivate people to do things for their nation. Sounds can influence brain wave frequencies and promote well-being, specifically:
  • Reduce stress and improve mood
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve breathing
  • Reduce perceived pain more

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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