Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
December 22, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
To work at peak efficiency
you'll need long stretches
of lucid calm.

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.

Dec 22, 2009 Show - John E. Welshons, a contemporary spiritual teacher who leads national meditation courses and is the author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart. The holidays are almost here; let’s tap into their spirituality instead of their materialism.

Dec 15, 2009 Show - Narine Nikogosian, trained in nursing with a concentration in dermatology, her clients include many of Hollywood’s stars including Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Alba and is the author of Return to Beauty. Read some old-world recipes for radiant skin.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Individuals taking a medication to treat depression may experience changes in their personality separate from the alleviation of depressive symptoms according to JAMA.
  • Young adults with higher blood lead levels appear more likely to have major depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to lead levels generally considered safe.
  • Social isolation and related stress could contribute to human breast cancer susceptibility, research from a rat model designed to identify environmental mechanisms contributing to cancer risk shows. The research establishes, for the first time, that isolation and stress could be a factor in human breast cancer risk according to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • People who drink may want to know that coffee won’t sober them up, according to new laboratory research. Instead, a cup of coffee may make it harder for people to realize they’re drunk!
  • In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, researchers find that better cardiovascular health among teenage boys correlates to higher scores on a range of intelligence tests – and more education and income later in life.
  • Millions of Americans take Celebrex for arthritis or other pain. Many also take a low-dose aspirin daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet they may be getting little protection, because Celebrex keeps the aspirin from doing its job, a new study suggests.
  • Parents and children giving or receiving an electronic device with music this holiday season should give their ears a gift as well by pre-setting the maximum decibel level to somewhere between one-half and two-thirds maximum volume.
  • Studies reveal that deaths from heart disease peak in December and January, with spikes on Christmas and New Year's Day. There are many theories as to why this is the case, ranging from the consumption of richer foods and more alcohol during this time of year, to the seasonal rise in emotional stress
  • Doses of radiation from commonly performed computed tomography (CT) scans vary widely, appear higher than generally believed and may contribute to an estimated tens of thousands of future cancer cases
  • Individuals who drink more coffee (regular or decaffeinated) or tea appear to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The advice of a pediatrician to place infants on their backs to sleep appears to be the single most important motivator in getting parents to follow these recommendations and a key reason that the rate of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) has plummeted since the “Back to Sleep” campaign was launched in 1994, says a UT Southwestern researcher.

Article of the Week
8 Effective Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick

We have been through many ordeals this past year from the recession to relationship karma. Our decade has been marred by terrorism, greed and neglect along with the noble desire to improve, simplify and reconnect. It’s time to make better decisions in 2010. This sounds a bit idealistic and abstract like the New Year’s Resolutions most people don’t keep. However, we can finally stop feeling lonely, distressed and angry. We don’t have to keep repeating the same mistakes with different people and relive the same old story.

Any change which you wish to make in your life involves a shift in perception and most emphatically does not involve any sort of judgment – instead you focus on what is wrong, not who is wrong. You will know that you succeeded not because of the applause you get from employers, friends or family at the end of a task, but the personal pride you take in your work whether it is cleaning the house, writing a poem that will never be read or beautifully finishing the back of a furniture piece which is to be placed against the wall. more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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