Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 04, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
If you are not making any mistakes,
you are not working on difficult problems.

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.

Nov 04, 2008 Show - PM Forni, an award winning professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University, founded the civility initiative, teaches courses on the history and theory of manners, and the author of The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude. Learn some practical responses to rudeness.

Oct 28, 2008 Show - Tosca Reno, the “Raise the Bar” columnist for Oxygen magazine, where she is a member of the Advisory Board, writes a regular column for Clean Eating magazine and is the author of the Eat Clean Diet for Family and Kids. Get your eating priorities straight!

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Prescription drugs cost more in poor areas. Four of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States can cost 15 percent more on average in the poorest neighborhoods of Florida, according to a study comparing retail pharmacy prices around the state.
  • Being overweight, particularly if you have a higher than average body mass index, may increase your risk for developing severe osteoarthritis in your hips and knees.
  • Tai chi is effective in the treatment of pain and physical impairment in people with severe knee osteoarthritis.
  • A new study shows the color red makes women more appealing to men.
  • According to a new study C-reactive protein is linked to heart disease, but it's only a marker and not a cause of heart disease. People with high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in their blood are at high risk of heart disease and this protein is a sign of the body's inflammatory immune response. Drug companies need to take a different approach
  • Grapes may fight high blood pressure and heart disease if you eat a salty diet, a new University of Michigan study shows. Because black, green, and red grapes contain high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants, the fruits may reduce hypertension.
  • Helping children face their fears may be more productive than focusing on other techniques to help them manage their anxieties.
  • Parents of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is 8 years old than parents of children without ADHD, the first study to look at this issue in depth has shown.
  • A new anesthesiology study analysis indicates a possible link between childhood exposure to general anesthesia and an increased risk of behavioral and developmental disorders in young children.
  • People with more education and more mentally demanding occupations may have protection against the memory loss that precedes Alzheimer’s disease.
  • A new study finds that the rate of suicide in the United States is increasing for the first time in a decade. The increase in the overall suicide rate between 1999 and 2005 was due primarily to an increase in suicides among whites aged 40-64, with white middle-aged women experiencing the largest annual increase.
  • Contrary to popular belief, moderate increases in temperature and increased nitrogen from acid rain actually improve forest productivity, providing there is sufficient moisture.
  • Want to lose weight? Keep a food log of what you eat according to the latest studies.

Article of the Week
Why Is Everyone So Rude?

I was traveling to Manhattan via the railroad. I love riding the train as I can relax and reflect. Usually, I observe the people near me. Unfortunately, I am also forced to overhear their conversations. It’s not snooping when people speak loudly on a cell phone, more like a conference call. On this particular trip, two female college students sat down in front of me as I moved aside to let a woman sit on the inside seat next to mine. Suddenly, one of the college students panicked, asking me and my seat-neighbor to help her look for her monthly railroad pass. She frantically searched her pockets, knapsack and pointed to the floor underneath our feet. After a few frenetic minutes, I overheard her tell her friend that she found her pass. She did not bother to let us know that the search was officially over. “Kids are so disorganized and stressed these days!” I remarked to my seat-neighbor. The woman laughed, “And so rude too.”

How ironic since I was doing a radio show on civility the next day! If we look closely at this scenario we can find two examples of rudeness: more

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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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