Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 27, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Would you like to be
one of the real decision makers?
Make a commitment to your values.

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 27, 2009 Show - Susan Shapiro Barash, a gender specialist who teaches at Marymount Manhattan College and author of eleven books, her latest Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships. Nurture your good friends while you get rid of the toxic ones.

Oct 20, 2009 Show - Marci G. Fox, PhD, senior faculty member at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research training program and co-author of Think Confident, Be Confident. It’s time to stop doubting yourself.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Moderate to severe gum disease has been linked to the development of rheumatoid arthritis among non-smokers.
  • Spraying for bugs could increase a woman’s auto-immune disease risk.
  • Pregnant women in the U.S. infected with the H1N1 influenza virus have died at a rate six times higher than the general population. With flu season here, that mortality rate may escalate, so physicians are urging expectant mothers to get immunized as soon as the H1N1 vaccine becomes available.
  • Women who developed new-onset breast tenderness after starting estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy were at significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer than women on the combination therapy who didn't experience such tenderness.
  • Cognitive abilities other than memory, including visual-spatial skills needed to perceive relationships between objects, may decline years prior to a clinical diagnosis in patients with Alzheimer’s disease as reported in JAMA.
  • A new study from the University of Haifa claims that violence between couples is usually the result of a calculated decision-making process and the partner inflicting violence will do so only as long as the price to be paid is not too high – in other words, crossing that proverbial red line.
  • When parents expect their teenagers to conform to negative stereotypes, like drinking, taking drugs and giving into peer pressure, guess what? Those teens are more likely to do so.
  • According to a new study the active ingredient in Tylenol, weakens infants' immune responses to vaccines. Infants often get a mild fever after getting vaccines and some pediatricians routinely use acetaminophen to prevent vaccine-related fever. Apparently, that's not a good idea.
  • Too much light at night can lead to symptoms of depression, according to a new study in mice. Researchers found that mice housed in a lighted room 24 hours a day exhibited more depressive symptoms than did other similar mice.
  • According to a new study by Johns Hopkins doctors have less respect for their obese patients than they do for patients of normal weight. The findings raise questions about whether negative physician attitudes about obesity could be affecting the long-term health of their heavier patients.

Article of the Week
The Surprising Effects of Posture on Perception

Parents and teachers have always corrected us when we slouched to sit up tall or stand straight. “You present better to others” or “People will reckon with what you have to say.” The latest research from Ohio University by psychology professor Richard Petty claims the effect of posture is even more profound, “But it turns out that our posture can also affect how we think about ourselves. If you sit up straight, you end up convincing yourself by the posture you’re in.” Keep in mind that while you are sitting or standing in good alignment, you will believe the positive as well as the negative – so be careful what you are telling yourself or reading.

To manage stress-induced distraction and fatigue, like when you are slumped over your work or a steering wheel, I give my clients a quick strategy: more

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

womens fitness

My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • 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.

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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