Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Sept 11, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
Itís not the path that wears you out,
but the grain of sand in your shoe.

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.

Guest of the Week - Andrea Hurst

This week's show:
Sept 11, 2007 Show - Andrea Hurst, an editor, literary agent and co-author of The Lazy Dogís Guide to Enlightenment. Learn how to embrace the good life and live in the moment. .

Aug 28, 2007 Show - M&M Browne, Marlene and Marie. Marie Browne RN, PhD. is a licensed family therapist and Marlene Browne is a family law attorney, authors of You Canít Have Him Heís Mine. Hereís how to affair-proof your marriage.

Aug 21, 2007 Show - Ruth Gendler, artist, teacher and author of Notes on the Need for Beauty. If you are preoccupied with your flaws, this interview is for you!

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Steady increases in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages over the last several decades, as well as rates of Type 2 diabetes led Tufts University to find: Sugary Drinks, Not Fruit Juice, May be Linked to Insulin Resistance
  • Nutrients taken from avocados are able to thwart oral cancer cells, killing some and preventing pre-cancerous cells from developing into actual cancers, according to researchers.
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. It is most often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence, but can also be diagnosed in adults. In one 20-year study, about 40 percent of adult scoliosis patients experienced a progression. Degenerative scoliosis occurs most frequently in the lumbar spine (lower back) and more commonly affects people age 65 and older.
  • When it comes to boosting antioxidant intake, recent research indicates thereís little benefit from taking diet supplements. A better way, according to a report in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, is eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods.
  • The prime time to prevent child alcohol use is when kids are in fifth grade, according to a new report on underage drinking according to the University of Pittsburgh. While most children don't use alcohol on a regular basis, the number of children who use alcohol rises between grades four and six.
  • Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause are at an increased risk of developing memory problems or dementia and movement disorders such as Parkinsonís disease, according to two studies from the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Light drinking helps heart health. But more than one drink a day for women and more than two daily drinks for men are harmful.

Article of the Week
How to Forgive and Forget

One of the most basic steps on the pathway to happiness is forgiveness. However, most of us say, ďYeah right, forgive that betrayal! My anger is justifiable.Ē Holding on to grudges, entrenched in being absolutely right, we doom ourselves to living in the past while poisoning our present. Part of the problem is that many of our words are never properly communicated because of our own inability to listen! Itís similar to the frustration of a toddler awkward in his speech trying to make himself understood to well-meaning adults. The result is a temper tantrum. Remember the oracles in the Greek plays, Oedipus and Antigone or the witches in the Shakespearean play Macbeth? They knew how to deceive the unwary listener who thought that he or she had insider information to the absolute truth. It wasnít that the oracles or witches lied; itís just that the listener misunderstood.

We tend to see in others traits similar to our own. And when we dislike someone, often it is something within ourselves we donít like. more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Do Muscles Grow While You Are Working Out?

Muscles grow while you are working out Ė true or false?
To get washboard abs keep doing daily crunches, the more the better Ė true or false? Answer

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The Perfect Gift
For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

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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