Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
December 13, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Don’t become so knowledgeable that
you forget to be curious

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Good news. My 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.

December 13, 2011 Show - Alan Kaufman, a novelist and poet, the editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and co-editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Literature, a Zen practitioner, sober for over 20 years and author of Drunken Angel. This is a compelling, honest story of death and rebirth.

December 06, 2011 Show - Dianne Collins, coaches executives, celebrities and entrepreneurs in her transformative platform, QuantumThink, and is the author of Do You QuantumThink? Learn how to expand your thinking to see the infinite possibilities. What’s holding you back?

November 27, 2011 Show - : Gina Amaro Rudan runs Genuine Insights, Inc., and is the author of Practical Geniu. There is greatness in all of us. Learn how to own and express it.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Plan ahead. New Year’s Day is the deadliest for pedestrians – not because of drunk driving, but because of drunk walking.
  • Middle-class children ask their teachers for help more often and more assertively than working-class children and, in doing so, receive more support and assistance from teachers according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Older women with weaker circadian rhythms, who are less physically active or are more active later in the day are more likely to develop dementia or mild cognitive impairment than women who have a more robust circadian rhythm or are more physically active earlier in the day.
  • Poor mental health before pregnancy predicts which pregnant women are most likely to have a pregnancy complication and give birth to a low birth weight baby, a new nationwide survey reveals.
  • A flexible workplace initiative improved employees’ health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study from the American Sociological Association.
  • Giving antenatal corticosteroids in extremely preterm infants — those born between 22 and 25 weeks gestation and weighing less than 2 pounds — is associated with significant reductions in death and long-term complications such as neuro-developmental impairments, including cerebral palsy, poor motor skills and lower intelligence.
  • A study by UNC researchers finds that among parents of overweight children, less than 25 percent recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight.
  • Montefiore liver specialists urge the Baby Boomer population to be tested for Hepatitis C, a potentially deadly virus.
  • A low-carbohydrate diet may help prepubescent girls avoid some risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • A new report from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services’ Department of Health Policy uncovered an overall wage differential between those of normal weight and those who are obese, especially when it comes to women. The research demonstrates the impact obesity may have on a person’s paycheck.
  • Younger women can cut their risk of heart disease and stroke by occasionally eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, Danish researchers report.
  • People who cursed during an experiment were better able to endure the pain of keeping their hands in icy cold water. The researchers suggested that using profanity induced a surge of adrenalin and “stress-induced analgesia,” but not for those who swear regularly.
  • Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
  • Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
  • The Food and Drug Administration is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant. And 25% of samples taken by Consumer Reports had higher levels of lead than drinking water. Since children are big juice consumers, parents need to monitor the situation, especially for children under six years.

Article of the Week

How the Holidays Can Help You Conquer Addictions

Stressed, depressed or disappointed, you might self-soothe in order to get through the shorter, colder days of winter. Whatever your “high” of choice, you will surely require another fix to temporarily escape from stress and personal unhappiness with junk food eating, excess alcohol and compulsive shopping. And when the festivities are over, the cold hard reality hits on New Year’s Day as resolutions quickly fade in the stark landscape. However, this moment you can tap into the special energy of Christmas and Chanukah to conquer the very addiction you have always hoped to get under control! The holidays light the way in the darkness to living healthier and happier. Still skeptical? Well, what is more upbeat and optimistic, holiday music or Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve?

8 ways to transform stress into strength by tapping into holiday energy: 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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