Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
November 20, 2006

The Turn On Your Inner Light Course at NYU

I will be teaching a 6-session intensive course in stress-management at New York University beginning this February 6, 2007. Take charge of your mind and body.

For a class description and to register

Affirmation of the Week
Better to work hard for happiness
than freely accept misery.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

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The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.
Guest of the Week - Janet Maccaro, PhD

Nov 21, 2006 Show - Janet Maccaro, PhD author of A Woman’s Body Balanced by Nature. Learn how to get great health for the rest of your life.

Last week's guest:
Nov 14, 2006 Show - Michele Weiner Davis, a marriage therapist, seminar leader and author of The Sex-Starved Marriage. If you and your spouse are living like roommates, this show is for you.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Patients who take Tamiflu for the flu should be closely monitored for signs of abnormal behavior. 103 cases of hallucinations, delirium and unusual psychiatric behavior were reported in Japanese children.
  • Eating red meat 5 times a week can raise a woman’s risk of developing hormone-related breast cancer.
  • Eating soy as a young girl (5-11) reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Taking Vitamin E if you are a male smoker, can help to protect against the development of lung cancer, but not if you’re a woman.
  • Research indicates that consuming more DHA in the diet later in life increases DHA levels in the aging brain. Individuals who have higher levels of this fatty acid in their blood have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. So keep eating your fish!
  • Chocoholics you can celebrate! Johns Hopkins says dark chocolate has the same benefit as aspirin in preventing platelet clumping clots. It also lowers blood pressure and raises your serotonin.
  • It’s not just for wrinkles. A new study shows that Botox may decrease the pain of knee osteoarthritis and potentially prevent the need for knee replacement surgery.

Article of the Week
Are You a Closet Shopaholic?

Everyday I receive at least five artistically photographed catalogues urging me to buy jewelry, evening wear, winter apparel, gadgets, cookware and foods. I get advanced sale coupons from department stores flattering me as a “preferred customer.” Commercials on TV and radio have ramped up the must-have-it consumerism. This is the time of year that I worry about my clients who are closet shopaholics – pun intended.

How can you tell if you are a shopaholic? I’m not going to give you one of those typical quizzes where if you check off even one category, you are diagnosed with a problem. And the way the questions are worded, you will surely have experienced at least one of the categories. You and I are both tempted and we succumb occasionally. However, excess shopping might be associated with:more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Strength Training for Diabetes

I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and I want to start weight-training. What should I know and what are my guidelines? (Jim, Smithtown) Answer

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For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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