Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Sept 12, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
Are you so ingrained in a habit,
that you overlook a valuable anomaly?

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Sept 11, 2012 Show - Paul Selig, writer, teacher and medium, has a private practice as an intuitive and channel in NYC, teaches at NYU’s Tisch School and is the author of The Book of Love and Creation. Help rebuild your inner life with spiritual psychology.

Sept 4, 2012 Show - Stewart Fleishman, MD, visits cancer centers around the country for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation where more than 70% of patients are treated nationally, has developed a supportive care program in oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he chaired the bioethics committee and is the author of Learn to Live Through Cancer. The title says it all.

Aug 21, 2012 Show - Julia Ross, MA, executive director of Recovery Systems, trains health practitioners nationally and abroad, and is the author of The Diet Cure. End food cravings and mood swings with nutritional strategies to target your individual imbalances.

Aug 14, 2012 Show - Dennis Tirch, PhD, associate director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Manhattan, founder and director of the Center for Mindfulness and compassion-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and co-author of Overcoming Anxiety. Feeling overwhelmed? This interview is for you. <

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Do you use your iPad before bed? New research shows that all of those nighttime hours spent with your tablet can induce a sleepless night. The bright light emitted from these tablets can suppress melatonin which is a hormone that helps control sleep and wake cycles.
  • Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
  • Almost half of adults with type 2 diabetes report acute and chronic pain, and close to one quarter report neuropathy, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance and physical or emotional disability, according to a study of more than 13,000 adults from the Univ. of California.
  • While many public health officials and healthcare providers view reducing sodium intake as the primary strategy to lower blood pressure, a 2010 expert Roundtable indicates that strategies that encourage lifestyle modifications could yield better results, concludes an article in the Journal Nutrition.
  • Young children who are able to pay attention and persist on a task have a 50 percent greater chance of completing college, according to a new study at Oregon State University. Tracking a group of 430 preschool-age children, the study gives compelling evidence that social and behavioral skills, such as paying attention, following directions and completing a task may be even more crucial than academic abilities.
  • From the Univ. of Chicago Medical Center A glass a day of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself. The combination could help patients avoid side effects associated with high doses of the drug and reduce the cost of the medication.
  • Growing up grateful gives teens multiple benefits. They are more likely than their less grateful peers to be happy, less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association.
  • Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve a person’s mental and physical health, according to a “Science of Honesty” study presented at the American Psychological Association.
  • From the European Society of Cardiology even in normal weight people belly fat puts people at risk.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal an FDA effort to speed approval of new medicines allowed drugs onto the market without proper safety analysis, according to two drug-safety experts.
  • Every few months, another study reports that many breast cancers are being "overdiagnosed"—that is, detected and treated even though they would never cause problems if they were left alone. In one article, epidemiologists in Norway estimated that 15% to 25% of breast cancers found by mammograms were being treated unnecessarily.
  • A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily.
  • A team of scientists from Rockefeller University has shown that, at least in the short term, cholesterol levels did not improve when volunteers with vitamin D deficiency received mega-doses of vitamin D.

Article of the Week

A Little Dirt Might Be Good For You

Are we too clean? Consider this hypothesis: Asthma, autism, cancer, arthritis, obesity and MS could be on the rise not only because of improved diagnosis, but also these illnesses seem to correlate with the rise of anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial living. Apparently, dirt is part of the delicate balance of healthy living.

While this shift in disease occurs on the physical plane, what about “dis-ease” on the emotional plane? Are depression, anxiety and stress more prevalent nowadays because we drive ourselves crazy with too pure idealizations and perfectionism?

“Dirtier Lives May Be Just The Medicine We Need” by Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal gives the reader an overview of the shift in diseases from grandma’s day to the present. He alerts us to the vast evidence presented by Moises Velasquez-Manoff in An Epidemic of Absence which draws on hundreds of studies to explain the rise of inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. The author claims that they are caused by an “unbalanced immune system because of an impoverished microbial ecosystem.”

When we are not exposed to enough parasites, bacteria and viruses as children, the immune system instead of drawing its attention to do battle inward, more

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 don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s 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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