Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 16, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Learn to love the gifts
that people want to give you.

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 16, 2010 Show - Thea Singer, a health and science writer for over three decades, a contributing writing for More, O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe and author of Stress Less. Learn how to slow down the aging process according to the latest science.

Nov 09, 2010 Show - Gay Hendricks, an internationally famous author, seminar leader and filmmaker, author of more than 20 books, a New York Times Bestseller and author of Five Wishes. He is the genie out of the bottle.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • From the British Journal of Sports Medicine people who are physically fit and active catch fewer colds, and the colds they do get are milder.
  • Contrary to earlier research, a new, long-term study suggests that cholesterol level in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimerís disease according to the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
  • Black raspberries are highly effective in preventing colorectal tumors in two mouse models of the disease, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. Because black raspberries not only prevent cancer but also inflammation, they may also protect against other diseases, such as heart disease.
  • Early findings from a Saint Louis University researcher suggest curcumin (curry) may protect against liver fibrosis.
  • Talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems, a new University of Michigan study shows. But conversations that are competitive in tone, rather than cooperative, have no cognitive benefits
  • As the temperature drops, parents tend to layer their sleeping infants in extra clothing and blankets to keep them warm. But the National Institutes of Health reminds us that this practice, referred to as "overbundling," can lead to overheating and increase the risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Babies canít regulate their temperatures so well and they can get overheated.
  • A new study of nearly 70,000 women found a clear association between abuse in childhood and adolescence and the risk of type 2 diabetes in adult women (American Journal of Preventive Medicine).
  • Resistance exercise (such as lifting weights) produces a different pattern of blood vessel responses than aerobic exercise, suggesting that it may have specific and important benefits for cardiovascular health, according to a study in the November issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Article of the Week
The Secret Recipe for Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is almost here and many of us feel compelled to be grateful. You can recite all the affirmations you want, but when you donít really believe them, stress sets in. Many people go to extremes during Thanksgiving Ė marathon meals, marathon expenses, marathon get-togethers, marathon family arguments and marathon exhaustion.

This year change the dynamics of the ritual celebration. Thanksgiving can actually be a healthy experience for body, mind and spirit starting the holiday season on the right foot Ė fewer resolutions to make this New Year. Did you know that socializing has been ranked as beneficial for health on par with exercise? more

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

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My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you donít have to constantly open the door. Itís 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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