Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
September 8, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Why can’t life’s problems hit us
when we are teenagers
and know everything?

Health Tips of the Week

Because of Bill Clinton, heart news stands at the forefront.

  • The risk of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest can be reduced by a type of high blood pressure medication known as ACE inhibitors. Past studies have shown that these medications reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with heart disease. Now comes word that they can also dramatically lower the risk of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest in people at high risk.
  • Not all statins are equal. Some statins work better than others. Lipitor not only reduces cholesterol, but also reduces inflammation, something Zocor can’t do as well. Lipitor is more effective in reducing heart attack risk.
  • When it comes to heart disease, being fit may be more important than being thin, according to a recent study. A second study published in the same journal, however, found that being overweight is a bigger risk factor than inactivity when it comes to adult-onset diabetes. The good news: Exercise and diet will solve both problems.
  • Chewing on crunchy vegetables like, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale, releases a potent cancer fighter that could potentially stop breast cancer in its tracks, according to a new study. Beforehand these vegetables were considered preventative measures and now researchers have found that they can stop breast cancer cells in their tracks.
  • Eating fatty fish like tuna, salmon and herring just once a week will give you the omega 3’s needed to keep your brain functioning as well as prevent dementia like Alzheimer’s

Article of the Week -
How to Cope with Adult "Back to School" Issues

“I’m so sad that summer is over. This year my son is a senior and my daughter, a sophomore. They’ll be going off to college soon…” “Summer went by so quickly. Now there’s car pooling to school and making sure that homework gets done.” Even those of us who complained that we didn’t have much of a summer, are now sorry that summer is almost over!

Fall always begins wistfully. Just the term, fall, has a negative connotation, to trip - perhaps to get injured. Those long summer weekends which framed our working days are over. However, the lazy days at the beach give way to a new vibrational energy. The days now are shorter, but have a crisp edge with the humidity gone. The scraggly hollyhocks, the blighted roses and the yellowing tomato leaves give way to colorful mums, asters and frost hardy pansies. We are energized and it’s time for apple picking. Harvest your talents!

Fall brings out our true colors and determination. While in summer we are mostly outdoors, in fall we balance spending time outdoors with a return to home and hearth. There can be great comfort in our personal childhood memories about the return to school. The images of those exciting first days of school filled with fresh, clean new notebooks of potential stay with us our whole lives. I’m sure many of us feel that the New Year does not begin in January, but rather in September with the school calendar.

Here’s how to ease into the next season: More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
I want to tone up the back of my arms; I think it’s called the triceps. That’s where I need the most work. I was told to do “skull crushers.” They sound painful. What kind of exercise is it? Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Maggie Jackson
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings 7:30 - 8:00am on WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island. ( show archive).
On September 12, 2004 - Maggie Jackson, national newspaper columnist and author of What’s Happening to Home?

Debbie Eisenstadt 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 WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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