Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 08, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Learn from pigs
who derive benefit
from messy experiences.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Good news. My 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.

November 08, 2011 Show - Kirsten Seidenfaden, a clinical psychologist who founded the Danish Imago Institute and the Centre for Relationship Focused Therapy and Piet Draiby MD, a physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and a co-leader at the Relationship focused Therapy Centre, authors of The Vibrant Relationship. Learn some great dialogue tools to reset your marriage – straight from Denmark!

November 01, 2011 Show - Xorin Balbes, an award-winning architectural conservator, designer, dividing his time between Los Angeles and Maui and author of SoulSpace. Let your home celebrate who you are and reinforce your purpose in life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medications do not increase the risk for heart disease or heart attack in children and young adults, according to a Vanderbilt study of 1.2 million patients taking drugs including Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and Strattera between 1998 and 2005. The study is published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Kidney transplants performed using organs from live donors over the age of 70 are safe for the donors and lifesaving for the recipients, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The study shines new light on a long-ignored potential source of additional organs that could address a profound national shortage.
  • The freshmen 15 is just a myth. Contrary to popular belief, most college students don’t gain anywhere near 15 pounds during their freshman year, according to a new nationwide study from Ohio University.
  • New research shows that physicians who say they are fluent in a second language may be overestimating their actual skills.
  • According to research on third- and fifth-grade classrooms presented at the 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), fifth-grade students were found to have lower reading test scores in classrooms with higher background noise. A similar negative trend was observed between the fifth-grade language achievement test scores and background noise levels.
  • Chronic insomnia may increase the risk of heart attack.
  • Car crashes pose a greater risk for women as opposed to male drivers, even when women drivers wear seat belts.
  • According to JAMA even modest levels of alcohol consumption of about three to six drinks per week was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Preschool children with relatively poor language skills improve more if they are placed in classrooms with high-achieving students, a new study from Ohio State Univ. found.
  • Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma.
  • UCLA claims that a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed down the growth of prostate cancer cells – the number of rapidly dividing cells – in human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet.
  • Study suggests that restricting sunbathing or visits to the tanning booth to morning hours reduces the risk of skin cancer. DNA repair activity may be greatest at that time.
  • New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.
  • People with asthma are more likely to have symptoms of depression. Those with asthma and depressive symptoms are more likely to sleep less, be physically inactive and smoke than asthmatic people without symptoms of depression. The combination of mental distress and asthma may lead to a worsening of asthma symptoms and an overall decline in health.
  • Sales of home air fresheners and scented candles are on the rise and so are respiratory problems in homes where these products are used, according to allergists at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Article of the Week

All I Want for the Holidays is Sleep!

Women are grossly sleep deprived according to the front page of the NY Times Styles Section, Sunday Nov. 6. 2011. Described as hyper-vigilant, anxious and worried, women have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep while their male counterparts for the most part sleep more soundly. In stress- management terms what this means for a woman is that her daily endless to-do list spills over into nighttime sleep disruption along with perfectionism tapping her on the shoulder whispering: “You failed today!”

Nowadays, women worry about everything including that they won’t get a good night’s sleep. Women tell me their fears about not sleeping. “I worry when I don’t sleep that: more

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

womens fitness

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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