Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 19, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Experiencing pleasure
leads to
spiritual growth.

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 19, 2010 Show - Dr. Connie Mariano, a board certified internist, retired Navy Rear Admiral who served as White House physician from 1992-2001, has her own medical concierge practice, the Center for Executive Medicine in Scottsdale and is the author of the White House Doctor. Her patients were presidents!

Oct 12, 2010 Show - Ellen deLara, Ph.D., a Faculty Fellow at the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, a Professor of Social Work at Syracuse University, has a private practice and is the co-author of And Words Can Hurt Forever. This is an important read about recognizing and dealing with the effects of emotional bullying.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • When they do not have to pay a health insurance deductible, people are more likely to undergo screening for conditions like cancer and high cholesterol.
  • A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss according to research published in Neurology.
  • The use of estrogen therapy by postmenopausal women might increase the risk of developing kidney stones, according to findings published in JAMA.
  • New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, preserve memory in old age, according to the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Workers in constantly noisy workplaces were two to three times more likely to have serious heart problems as their peers in quiet workplaces, new research shows in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) appear to be increasing as reported in a study in Neurosurgery.
  • Can exercise reduce cravings for drugs? Stay tuned for the findings.
  • Greater numbers of depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder symptoms at ages 4 to 6 among children with ADHD predicted risk for depression during adolescence.
  • Before you know it, snow blower season is here. Most snow-blower injuries occur when the operator does not follow the instructions in the safety manual and attempts to remove snow from the blades of the snow blower with a hand.
  • Babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body mass index (BMI) by 14 months, according to a team of scientists based in Barcelona, Spain. DDE, an endocrine disrupter, is a by-product of the pesticide DDT.
  • Long associated with a worse outcome, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that women treated for breast cancer while pregnant, in fact, have improved disease-free survival and a trend for improved overall survival compared to non-pregnant women treated for the disease.
  • High levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterone's influence on competition and domination according to new psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin.

Article of the Week
Learn to be Lucky

“Some people have all the luck!” This comment implies that other people are using up the luck factor and nothing will be left over for the rest of us. This bitter observation is driven from our innate competitive nature which tends to be jealous of other people’s accomplishments, wealth and friendships. Anyone who has ever transcended their petty jealousies understands that it is liberating to imitate the object of envy, even ask that person to become a mentor, “How did you do that?”

After interviewing a random sample of self-proclaimed lucky people, here are the basic attributes I have found. Study them, so that you can improve your luck or even better, consider yourself blessed. more

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
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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