Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Nov 20, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
It is crucial
to seek to fulfill your desires
from a source
that can actually fulfill them.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

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.

Nov 20, 2012 Show - Raymond Francis, MS, president of Beyond Health International, chairman of The Project to End Disease, and is the author of Never Fear Cancer Again. Learn about the role of good nutrition and avoiding toxic overload in cancer prevention.

Oct 30, 2012 Show - Mark Nepo, poet, philosopher, author of 13 books including the NY Times bestseller The Book of Awakening and his most recent is Seven Thousand Ways to Listen. It’s time to listen to the sounds of silence.

Oct 16, 2012 Show - Cynthia Occelli, a blogger, life coach and is the author of Resurrecting Venus. Learn how to begin again when you have nothing to lose or reinforce your inner goddess if you have suppressed her. <

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • With a little exercise and dieting, overweight people with type 2 diabetes can still train their fat cells to produce a hormone believed to spur HDL cholesterol production, report medical researchers in the Journal of Lipid Research.
  • Nearly all groups of patients with spinal stenosis—but not smokers—do better with surgery than with nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the October issue of Spine.
  • From Ohio State University Before the financial crash of 2008, it was highly educated Americans who were most likely to pile on unmanageable levels of debt, a new study suggests.
  • Bad news articles in the media increase women’s sensitivity to stressful situations, but do not have a similar effect on men, according to a study undertaken by University of Montreal researchers.
  • Graphic and/or emotional television anti-smoking ads get more smokers to try to quit than less intense ads, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Individuals with the highest scores on adherence to the Mediterranean diet also had the fastest walking speeds when compared to the groups of people with lower adherence to the diet. Their pace remained faster over the eight years compared to other groups, although speed did slow for all groups. And a faster walking pace lowers risk of metabolic syndrome.
  • Dog owners and their pets may exchange harmful mouth bacteria that can cause gum disease and tooth decay in both humans and canines, according to a report.
  • For the last decade, many women facing menopause have been afraid to take replacement hormones because a major study linked them to cancer, heart disease and stroke. But provocative new Danish research suggests they’re safe — and may protect the heart — for women who begin soon after the so-called change of life.
  • Serum PSA was lower in men assigned to green tea consumption. Green tea could be preventive alternative for men under active surveillance.
  • People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children. Children also ate fast food more often if their parents perceived themselves as stressed.

Article of the Week

Are You Afraid to Relax? Learn Why

Does the mere thought of free time, a vacation, or meditation and deep breathing fill you with anxiety and dread? Why do many of us fear relaxation, taking time out for the self to do nothing at all? While a number of people experience anxiety upon arousal, like the stress of tackling an endless to-do list, others experience anxiety from the flipside –relaxation. Note that some people fall into both categories and can experience anxiety from either arousal or relaxation.

Fear of relaxation would explain why people who sincerely try relaxation therapies, like meditation, visualization and deep breathing, do not experience any improvement in their anxiety. The reason is 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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