Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
September 25, 2006

Affirmation of the Week
You can tell more about a person
by what he says about others
than what others say about him

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Guest of the Week - Mark Albion

On September 26, 2006 - Our guest expert is Mark Albion, a former Harvard Business School professor, profiled on 60 Minutes and author of True to Yourself. Listen to a blend of inspiration and instruction on how to become a leader in whatever you do.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Cheers raise your glass of red wine! I drink to your health, a happy way to avoid Alzheimerís. Mice whose drinking water was spiked with red wine did not have the characteristic buildup of amyloid protein in the brain and got through the maze better.
  • Music lessons improve memory, literacy, math skills and visual spatial processing in young children. So giving your young child some music lessons will provide benefits for the developing brain. It might be worth it to put up with some of the discordant sounds while they practice.
  • According to the Journal of Neuroscience, Vitamin B3 offered dramatic protection in treating MS in the earliest stages as evidenced by mice. When given in the later stages of MS, it helped prevent further damage and symptoms. Next step: Clinical trials in people.
  • According to JAMA women who eat fatty fish at least once a week had a 44% lower risk of kidney cancer than those who eat no fish. Fatty fish includes salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel. Lean fish like cod, tuna, and fresh-water fish did not offer the same benefit.
  • A new study published in the American Journal of Cardiology finds strong evidence that soy protein should be part of a healthy meal plan to prevent and treat high blood cholesterol levels. Replacing foods high in saturated fat, trans-saturated fat and cholesterol with soy foods, such as tofu or soy milk, will improve cardiovascular health

Article of the Week
Dumped After 30 Years, Now What?

Dear Debbie,

My husband dumped me after thirty years of marriage. He says that we are not dancing in the same direction and that I make him feel old. I worked, raised two children, ran the house and believed we would grow old together and travel. Now I am abandoned and feel lonely. Every day is another sad reminder of living alone. Can you help me? I donít want to take medication or spend a lot of money on therapists who have broken lives too. (Abandoned, Maine)

Dear Abandoned,

First, get rid of the term abandoned. You have not been abandoned by your husband; however, you have abandoned yourself! There are no guarantees in life and after thirty years sometimes people grow apart. Because your husband was feeling unhappy with himself and the aging process, he felt (rightly or wrongly) that he needed to forge a new identity and that might involve a woman that makes him feel young. However, thatís his problem, letís get back to you in the present. Itís time to empower yourself and stop looking back in anger. Work on yourself to be better and get out there to have fun with girl friends, guy friends and new acquaintances.

Jumpstart your life by:
  • Exercising and getting into good physical shape and stamina
  • Eating right for mood, health and fitness; donít wallow in junk food
  • Getting involved in a creative hobby
  • Indulging in a makeover to see and believe in a new you
  • Doing some volunteer work to meet people with similar passions
  • Going on trips to change your scene
  • Becoming friendlier, more positive and smiling a lot more
  • Not telling everyone your sad story; instead listen to theirs
If you would like to sound off on this issue or ask a question about an issue in your life please e-mail Debbie Mandel

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Whatís the Scoop on Breakfast Before a Workout?

Iíve been getting into a more healthy way of living doing cardio and strength training and trying to eat better. I train early before work. Whatís the scoop on breakfast? I tend to skip it. (Joyce T, Levittown) Answer

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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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