Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
November 21, 2005

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Affirmation of the Week
The days are getting shorter.
Do you have enough time for quarreling?

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

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Guest of the Week - David Barron

On Nov 22, 2005 - David Barron, a clinical hypnotist and corporate consultant. His book, Power of Persuasion, will teach you what to say and how to say it to make you more powerful.
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Health Tips of the Week

  • Just out: chronic stress at home or at work hits women harder than men! Chronic stress is associated with heart disease and a compromised immune system.
  • And while on the subject of stress, if you are so stressed that your problem solving ability is compromised, an old fashioned beta blocker medication might help you perform better Ė Inderal. If public speaking, makes your heart pound, your throat dry and your mind blank, ask you doctor about a short term dosage of Inderal.
  • The American Heart Association was presented with a provocative new procedure to shorten the hospital stay of angioplasty and stent patients to just one day. Instead of going through the femoral artery in the leg, Canadian surgeons use the small radial artery in the wrist. Also, they give the patient a single injection of a blood thinner instead of a 12 hour drip. The result: fewer risks and complications, more comfort for the patient and shorter hospital stays with lower costs.
  • Taking statins while eating fatty fish like tuna, salmon and herring will create a synergy of benefit if you have cardiovascular disease.
  • Japanese researchers reported to the American Heart Association that just 30 minutes of 2nd hand smoke can lead to hardening of the arteries in nonsmokers.
  • Initial studies of pomegranate juice claim that it helps prevent prostate and breast cancer, blocks the AIDS virus, manages diabetes and helps promote cardiac health. At 140 calories per cup it couldnít hurt until the research is more conclusive.

Article of the Week
How to Enjoy a Stress Free Thanksgiving

I always marvel how celebrations can hurl us into the most stressful moments of our lives. Thanksgiving serves as a good example. Our emotional programming conjures up a feast of earthly delights, beautiful table settings and good fellowship. Youíve got to be kidding!

On the other hand reality is more like: An overworked, exhausted hostess who is agitated about the time spent shopping and cooking for this one outrageous meal. She is too busy serving to socialize with her guests. Meanwhile guests sit torn between sabotaging their weight loss regimens with overindulgence and displeasing the hostess with portion control. A global clean-up follows a ransacked kitchen. Last but not least are the family and friends who sling barbs across the table, fuel old conflicts and push vulnerable buttons.

The reason we feel anxious and irritable is our own lack of self-confidence, the fundamental belief that we do not measure up. Therefore we try much harder and cook more complicated side dishes to prove that we can do it all without any help. All these responsibilities weigh us down and induce two kinds of fatigue, physical and emotional. As a result, we donít feel thankful about anything. The slightest criticism or a change in plans will set us off. We have merged our image with the Thanksgiving table! However, if we can tap into the real spirit of the holiday, return to the essence of Thanksgiving, we can relax and have a lot of fun. I do every year. Because Iím not a great cook, I serve love! I have other talents.

Hereís how to enjoy your Thanksgiving: More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
How to Eat Healthy on Thanksgiving

Now that the holidays are upon us, I havenít been, letís just say so strict with my diet. I have the task of preparing the holiday meal. How do I make a great meal and keep it on the healthy side. (Sheryl, Garden City) Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, 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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