Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Nov 20, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
The future lies before you,
like paths of pure white snow.
Be careful how you tread it,
for every step will show.

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.

Guest of the Week - Meredith L.Young-Sowers

This week's show:
Nov 20, 2007 Show - Meredith L.Young-Sowers, cofounder and executive director of the Still point Foundation and School at Walpole, New Hampshire and author of Spirit Heals. Healing is something we do every day.

Nov 13, 2007 Show - Michael Goodman, MD, certified, menopausal practitioner, a trained sex therapist, and author of Men-OPause. Learn how to navigate life changes as a couple.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimerís disease, whereas consuming omega-6 rich oils could increase chances of developing memory problems.
  • An exercise program that incorporates walking, strength training and stretching may improve daily function and alleviate symptoms in women with fibromyalgia.
  • Just 5 pounds of weight gain could make a difference for asthma patients trying to keep their condition under control.
  • Being social correlates with cognitive performance. Talking to and visiting friends and relatives goes hand in hand with better performance in cognitive functioning.
  • To ward off colds, infections and the flu: Increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and drink a cup of green tea. Donít forget to exercise!
  • There is a fatal link between diabetes and heart disease. 2 out of 3 people with type I or II diabetes will die from a heart attack or stroke. Diabetics must watch their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Article of the Week
5 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

We have it all, but donít know what to with it. This confusion causes us stress and unhappiness as we keep searching all over the place for the fountain of youth, wealth, soul mates and exotic experiences. Quite often what we expected to be wonderful soon disappoints or we grow acclimated and no longer appreciate it. Anyone out there who has found a soul mate realizes that the soul mate eventually ends up annoying us too!

And now Thanksgiving is almost here and many of us feel compelled to feel thankful. The media, the greeting card industry, churches and temples are bombarding us with affirmations of sentimental thankfulness, while we just mouth the words. Going through the motions of Thanksgiving, we serve the bird and the trimmings, signaling an eating marathon rivaled only by the hard work involved to clean, prepare, cook and entertain family and friends! We persuade ourselves that we are eager to celebrate the holiday, navigating miles of heavy traffic (on land and air) and ultimately, a sigh of relief when it is all over. What is the secret recipe for thankfulness?more

The Perfect Gift
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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