Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 7, 2008

Just Released Book
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My just released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

Affirmation of the Week
The universe is composed of stories.
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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.

Oct 07, 2008 Show - Karen Berg, CEO of CommCore Strategies, is an international speaker and communications strategist, who trains professionals for crisis management, shareholders meetings, presentations and witness testimony and author of Loud and Clear.

September 30, 2008 Show - Frank Mikulka my fitness teacher, a former Marine, an elite and creative trainer and martial artist, popular for his warrior classes for men and women. Bring out the warrior in your workout!

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • New studies claim that pain can prevent arthritis from healing. The processing of pain in the joint actually contributes to arthritis itself. In the study arthritis progression could be controlled and allow for spontaneous healing if doctors could control the pain at the spinal cord or along the sensory nerves.
  • Heart disease and depression are so common that all heart patients should be routinely screened for depression and referred for professional help if necessary, according to new recommendations issued by the American Heart Association.
  • In a two-year multicenter study led by University of Utah doctors, the dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate performed no better than placebo in slowing the rate of cartilage loss in the knees of osteoarthritis patients.
  • In a new study researchers from the University of Utah find that a warm touch, the non-sexual, supportive kind, reduces stress and blood pressure, adding to a growing body of research on how emotions affect health.
  • A new study from the University of Alabama reveals the first-ever genetic link between obesity and colon cancer risk. Exercise, eat right and lose some weight to improve the odds if colon cancer is in the genes.
  • Increases in blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk occurring in women after menopause do not result from menopause itself, rather from weight gain as opposed to ovarian failure.
  • A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa shows honey to be effective in killing bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis.

Article of the Week
How to Ease Your Pain

When it comes to pain, we have little patience. The pain seems to intensify and drive our day. Irritability sets in and somehow the pain grows larger than life. Desperate people try desperate measures – even exotic alternatives. Ease PainOne of my clients, a woman experiencing menopausal hot flashes, tried breathing from the middle of her throat because this is what her previous practitioner told her would solve the problem. “Did it work?” I asked. “No.” She responded with a laugh. Having observed her and listened attentively to her discussion of people who annoyed her, I concluded that stress was causing her to boil over. I suggested that her hot flash surged when her stress triggered the adrenalin rush in her body. She smiled at me, laughed and said, “You are absolutely right! I didn’t realize it. My hot flashes get really bad as soon as I get annoyed! For example, I ride on the railroad to work and people talking on their cell phones really irk me, or when I use the stationary bike at the gym and the three women on treadmills speak behind my back. I feel the heat rise up into my neck and face.”

Recent studies indicate that the mind can drive pain even when the cause has dissipated. more

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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