Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 11, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
drop your identities
and expose your core.

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.

October 11, 2011 Show - George N. Collins, MA, founder and director of Compulsion Solutions Ė an outpatient counseling service, a professional member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, a former sex addict and author of Breaking the Cycle. If you have compulsions, learn how to take back your power.

September 27, 2011 Show - Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, has consulted with FBI forensic specialists on some of the most wanted criminals of our time and is the global expert on the ďFace.Ē He will break down the myths of what your face shows, key identifying features and how to change your face.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • A natural supplement of ginger root could potentially prevent colon cancer by reducing inflammation. This is currently undergoing investigation phase II clinical trials.
  • People who are able to cross their legs soon after having a severe stroke appear to be more likely to have a good recovery compared to people who canít cross their legs. Thatís according to new research published in Neurology.
  • Treating women with early stage breast cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin significantly increases survival in patients with a specific genetic mutation that results in very aggressive disease according to research from UCLA.
  • A new study from the University of Adelaide shows the parents of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to have some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • There is no gender equality when it concerns smoking. Smoking leads to earlier heart attacks for women, according to a University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study, and women are more likely than men to suffer complications afterwards.
  • From the University of Washington a new study presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy. Babies as young as 15 months perceived the difference between equal and unequal distribution of food, and their awareness of equal rations was linked to their willingness to share a toy.
  • A new study in The Journal of Pain shows that pain severity can predict subsequent depression severity and, likewise, a worsening change in depression is an equally strong predictor of subsequent pain severity.
  • Older people with low levels of vitamin B12 in their blood may be more likely to lose brain cells and develop problems with their thinking skills, according to a study published in Neurology. Foods that come from animals, including fish, meat, especially liver, milk, eggs and poultry, are usually sources of vitamin B12.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2; many parents facing their children forward too soon.
  • Eating 2 ounces of mixed nuts a day for three months improved blood sugar and cholesterol levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.
  • Participants reported feeling more alert after a series of mental tasks when they chewed spearmint gum compared to when they didnít chew gum according to Consumer Health Reports.
  • Cannabinoids (marijuana) administration after experiencing a traumatic event blocks the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms in rats, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa.
  • Beta-blocker drugs, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also play a major role in slowing the progression of certain serious cancers, based on a new study.

Article of the Week

Understanding Your Bad

While growing up, I often heard the familiar phrase, ďNow, donít be a bad little girl,Ē especially whenever I asked a provocative question, decided to do it my way, refused to do it, or wandered away to explore on my own. As my world expanded with more street smarts and formal education, it became apparent that bad and good were fluid terms relating to cultural and religious belief systems. If I had been born in the Southern hemisphere versus the Northern hemisphere, my comprehension of bad and good could have been turned upside down.

Here are some possible contradictions:
  • Truth is beauty and beauty is truth. Some beautiful people lie and harm others. Just look at Casey Anthony and possibly Amanda Knox. Observe the prejudice against unattractive, obese or elderly people. 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 donít have to constantly open the door. Itís 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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