Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Oct 23, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
Patience is a
form of action.

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.

Guest of the Week - Jeff Brantley, MD

This week's show:
Oct 23, 2007 Show - Jeff Brantley, MD is the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University. He is the author of Five Good Minutes At Work. Learn some practical tools to make your working life more effective and satisfying.

Oct 16, 2007 Show - Bud Harris, PhD is a Jungian analyst and author of the Fire and the Rose. Many of us think of sex and spirituality as opposites. Find out what they have in common.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Massage is commonly regarded as a therapy associated with relieving muscle tension and pain. For some people, a routine massage may actually be the cause of considerable discomfort and physical disability. In any case a massage shouldn’t hurt.
  • When researchers actually probed scientific studies, they found no evidence that shoe insoles prevent or treat back pain.
  • An analysis of several large research studies found that acupuncture, a traditional form of Chinese medicine, effectively eases postoperative pain without serious side effects.
  • Approximately one in four patients who suffer from chronic pain also have inadequate blood levels of vitamin D, possibly contributing to their ongoing pain, according to a new study at the American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Obesity is the strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer among women.
  • Older men with low levels of testosterone may have an increased long-term risk of death compared to men with normal testosterone
  • A University of Maryland School of Public Health study shows that moderate physical activity may help maintain memory function longer, maybe even for years, in people with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Article of the Week
This Halloween Turn Life from a Trick into a Treat

Halloween celebrates deception, costumes and masks, which disguise who we are. We can act out, howl and look extreme to play without fear of social disapproval. The more outrageous and original our costumes, the more compliments we receive! However, are we wearing a disguise or revealing an internal truth, a fragment of our personality we have suppressed, the shadow side? If you want to manage life’s stressors and generate greater happiness, you need to be a whole person, embracing your shadow side and integrating it into your identity, like making peace with an enemy. Think about day and night. Is there something wrong with the night? Life is a tension of opposites held together in balance like mind and body, yin and yang, the individual and society. When you are out of balance, you get sick and feel unhappy.

What you choose to wear on Halloween holds symbolic significance regarding an aspect of your personality or your desire to transform into the next phase. And if you don’t wear a costume, think about which one you might have selected. Here are some sample costumes and what they might reveal about you:more

The Perfect Gift
For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

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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