Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 10, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Somewhere in the world is a treasure
which has no value to anyone but you
– go seek it!

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 10, 2009 Show - Lauren Weber, formerly a staff reporter at Reuters and Newsday and the author of In Cheap We Trust. As a consumerist society, we have been taught how to spend. It’s time to learn how to save.

Nov 03, 2009 Show - Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts which appears in over 700 newspapers around the world, a member of the national boards of directors for both the Humane Society in the US and the Fund for Animals and the artist who illustrated Guardians of Being to the Words of Eckhart Tolle. This is fusion therapy for cheerfulness.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • New study shows that a long period of estrogen deprivation can lead to loss of sensitivity and protective effects in the brain and weaken areas normally resistant to stroke damage.
  • Use of marijuana could assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. The results of new research should encourage psychiatric investigation into using pot in post-traumatic stress patients.
  • The effectiveness of a screening colonoscopy may depend on the time of day it is performed. According to a new UCLA study, early-morning colonoscopies yielded more polyps per patient than later screenings, and fewer polyps were found hour by hour as the day progressed. The findings point to the need for more research in this area to possibly improve outcomes for colonoscopy procedures.
  • In addition to building muscle, weightlifting is also a prescription for self-esteem among breast cancer survivors, according to new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine research. Breast cancer survivors who lift weights regularly feel better about bodies and their appearance and are more satisfied with their intimate relationships compared with survivors who do not lift weights.
  • Hoping to keep the flu at bay? A strong immune system helps. Enjoying the bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables available right now can be an important step toward supporting your family’s immune system this cold/flu season. A new study, America’s Phytonutrient Report, found 8 in 10 Americans are missing out on the health benefits of fruits and veggies.
  • People with shingles are more likely to suffer a recurrence than previously thought, especially if their attack is accompanied by lasting pain, researchers report.
  • Pregnant women with significant symptoms of depression tend to have a stronger biological reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine than do women with lower depression levels.
  • The Harvard Health Letter claims that napping helps people retain information and solve problems effectively at work. Employers should encourage napping on the job! Limit your nap to 20 or 30 minutes to avoid a grogginess which is difficult to shake.
  • A new study suggests predictable factors like exercise and control over eating play a role in maintaining weight loss, but so do factors in the home like fewer TVs and more exercise equipment.

Article of the Week
Hope Can Be a Hindrance

Too much of even a good thing can be harmful. For example, too many vitamins or too much exercise can be toxic. This principal also applies to the most beneficial of human emotions – hope.

Hope is the feeling that we can have what we want. Grief is the feeling that you almost held it in your fingertips or had it for awhile, but then it was taken from you. So, you mourn the loss. Which emotion will help you become the best version of yourself? Did you ever consider that hope might get in the way of your coping and adapting to what is? How do you adapt to reality if you are wishing and hoping for a different outcome? How many men and women hope to change the person they marry? Have you ever hoped that something that wasn’t good for you would suddenly be healthy? If you hope to live or hope to be happy, you might be missing out on what is going on now.

A new study by the University of Michigan Health researchers reveals the shadow side of hope. 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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