Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 07, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Living your dream
often means
modifying your dream

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.

September 07, 2011 Show - Dr. Kwei Quartey, born in Ghana, now lives in Pasadena, California, runs a wound care clinic, the lead physician at an urgent care center, his highly praised first novel, Wife of the Gods, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and he is the author of Children of the Street. What do emergency medicine and a mystery novel have in common?

August 30, 2011 Show - Ellen Lubin-Sherman, the head of her own coaching company whose purpose is to create marketplace distinction and is the author of The Essentials of Fabulous. Learn how to maximize your potential.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Yoga is commonly seen as a practice beneficial to body and mind. Increasingly, yoga is being taken a step further and applied as a form of complementary / alternative medicine in treating psychiatric disorders.
  • A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that declines in hearing ability may accelerate gray mater atrophy in auditory areas of the brain and increase the listening effort necessary for older adults to successfully comprehend speech.
  • Apparently, the fresh herb, Cilantro, or the oil from the coriander seed is being studied as a potent antibacterial and maybe used as a food preservative.
  • People who eat a lot of chocolate are benefiting their cardiovascular system Ė and thatís any kind of chocolate not just dark chocolate.
  • Not getting enough deep sleep may raise your blood pressure. A new study shows men who got the least deep sleep were 80% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who got the most.
  • Millions of children returning to school this fall will struggle under the weight of an overstuffed backpack, putting themselves at risk of injury. Parents should inspect their child's backpack which shouldn't weigh more than 15 percent of the child's weight according to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women ó and people of all ages, actually ó a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums.
  • McMaster researchers have found that milk is a more effective way of countering dehydration in active children than a sports drink or water.
  • U.S. health care workers, especially doctors and nurses, use complementary and alternative medicine far more than do workers in other fields, according to a new study.
  • Those with the highest levels of sodium (3,091 milligrams a day and greater) and the lowest levels of exercise tended to show poorer cognitive performance than those with a low sodium intake and an active lifestyle. The findings were published in the Journal Neurobiology of Aging.
  • Eating more of simple, inexpensive ingredients like oatmeal, barley and beans, peas and lentils can have a significant impact on lowering blood cholesterol and risk for a heart attack. By consuming these types of foods, some people whose cholesterol is borderline high might be able to avoid taking medications, and those with high cholesterol might be able to lower the amount of medication they need to take.

Article of the Week

7 Guidelines to Treat End-of- Summer Blues

Back to school, back to work full-throttle along with shorter days/ less sunshine/ Vitamin D contribute to increased feelings of stress, sadness and anxiety. To-do lists are growing with all this busyness and you wonder how quickly casual, spontaneous summer melted away. By the way did you alpha women and alpha men set yourselves up to fall down a notch (in your own eyes) by not completing all that you set out to accomplish this summer Ė like learn a new language, step up a fitness routine, enrich your children with a two-month home schooling or write a best-selling novel ? Isnít it time to let go of the need to validate your vacations and give yourself a grade? There is great productivity in rest Ė you come back better. When you accept what is, you will fall into line.

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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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