Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 16, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
When you return home
after a day filled with triumphs,
take out the trash.

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.

Oct 09, 2012 Show - Linda Levine Madori , PhD, a professor of art therapy and therapeutic recreation at St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY, is the author of Transcending Dementia Through the TTAP Method: A New Psychology of Art, Brain, and Cognition. Since we can’t cure dementia, let’s learn how to slow it down and add more life to remaining years.

Oct 02, 2012 Show - Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman have shared a writing career, written and produced network TV, cable and motion pictures and are the co-authors of Manopause. How do women survive the male version of menopause?

Sept 25, 2012 Show - Charlotte Kasl, PhD, a psychotherapist, an expert on trauma and addiction creating a 16 step empowerment model as an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, and is the author of If the Buddha Raised Kids. A new/old approach to raising enlightened children while you grow enlightened too.

Sept 18, 2012 Show - Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, award winning president of Environmental Health Trust, lectures around the world on environmental health issues and is the author of Disconnect. Learn the truth about cell phone radiation and what you can do about it.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of stroke, according to new research published in Neurology. Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene.
  • Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries.
  • Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer – and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.
  • From Oregon State University a new study has outlined for the first time a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes.
  • New research by American University obesity resulting from high fat, high sugar foods may impair brain, and actually fuel overeating.
  • Although some data have suggested a possible inverse association between serum vitamin D levels and the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (colds), participants in a randomized controlled trial who received a monthly dose of 100,000 IUs of vitamin D3 did not have a significantly reduced incidence or severity of colds.
  • From the AMA among patients with either coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors only, known prior heart attack, or known CAD without heart attack, the use of beta-blockers was not associated with a lower risk of a composite of cardiovascular events that included cardiovascular death, nonfatal heart attack or nonfatal stroke.
  • Gender-specific group therapy is effective for treating depressed women with Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Evidence suggests that antidepressants may disrupt blood-sugar control and can be associated with increased weight gain; therefore, other treatment options are needed for depression.
  • As flu season approaches, people who get sick may not realize they can pass the flu not only to other humans, but possibly to other animals, including pets such as cats, dogs and ferrets. This concept, called “reverse zoonosis,” is still poorly understood but has raised concern among some scientists and veterinarians
  • Patients with access to notes written by their doctors feel more in control of their care and report a better understanding of their medical issues, improved recall of their care plan and being more likely to take their medications as prescribed, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-led study has found.
  • From the Institute on Health Economics at Cornell University, two new studies find a growing number of military-aged Americans are too obese to join the military.
  • Texting while driving is a serious threat to public safety, but a new University of Michigan study suggests that we might not be aware of our actions, specifically how much we are texting.

Article of the Week

How to Get More Control

Have you been objectified in the doctor’s office, felt underappreciated at work or de-constructively criticized at home? Does that gallon of ice-cream control you? Getting more control often begins by going the opposite route: Realizing that you control very little in life – especially life itself as human beings are mortal even if many act entitled like a god.

By giving up control you release stress and inflammation which stand in the way of what you choose to do or not to do, to feel or not to feel. While you might have little control over another person who is irritating you, unless you use brute force and even then… However, you can change the angry dynamics by changing your response/ behavior and modifying your perceptions. The person pushing your buttons might be mirroring your personal flaws which if you honestly admit could use some improvement. But you must be at ease with yourself for self-improvement to happen. more

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

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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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