Help Guidelines for Doctor Visits and More

Finding help experts to assist us in developing the skills to make the right decisions and know what questions to ask when meeting with our doctors for our health challenges and well-being is a formidable task.

When you have a free moment, learn more by listening to my Episode 35 podcast, which provides a brief introduction to this blog post and the links which are available for your quick access to the website.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
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https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Guides for asking your doctor questions are available at this link.
https://www.verywellhealth.com/doctor-discussion-guides-4179090

Below is a link to a pdf document, with recommended questions to ask the doctor about Diabetes. Click to see the recommended discussion guidelines.

Read detailed information about the editorial process at the link below:
https://www.verywellhealth.com/verywell-editorial-process-4777042

Best wishes for your well-being.

Open Heart Surgery – A True Heartcare Story

Open-Heart Surgery survivor“. I am one of the lucky women who had doctors who believed that I was having pains in my heart. At 47 years old heavy breathing, excruciating pain in my chest, ‘unusual fatigue’ – all of that – did not resemble anything most of the doctors I saw would expect from a woman my age. This is the story of many a woman young and old.

February is American Heart Month. This Friday February 4th is National Wear Red Day in the United States.

Know the Facts About Women and Heart Disease by using the resources below. A brief introduction is available on my podcast – Episode 31

You can also listen to the Wellness Connections on Apple podcast,
Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice.
Just click the link below to select.
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7

Know the facts for women:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease/art-20046167


Learn more at:
https://nationaltoday.com/american-heart-month/

https://nationaltoday.com/american-heart-month/ via @natltoday

Free On-line Classes at Senior Planet

There’s so much here to choose from. Take a look at Senior Planet FREE CLASSES.

FYI: Senior Planet is partners with AARP. Below is a quote about the programs available:

Senior Planet is the flagship program of Older Adults Technology Services(OATS) from AARP and plays a central role in the Senior Planet Supporter experience.”


Source: https://oats.org/world-class-programs/senior-planet-programs/

All the best for your well-being!

January 23 is International Integrative Health Day

We can never have too much information when it comes to the wellbeing and health of our families and friends. When you have a moment listen to my podcast which will give you links and guidelines to find free resources available to you just by visiting the links provided in the description of the podcast, including this Webinar: An Integrative Approach to COVID-19 at the website: Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

All the best to you and your wellbeing!

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

FYI :
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/diagnosis-treatment/symptom-management/integrative-medicine/mind-body

Free Online Classes for Older Adults in New York State

FYI visit the GetSetUp website for free classes.

Or call: 1-888-559-1614 for information.

The GetSetUp website is a valuable resource for free training. Click the links below to learn more.
https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NYSTATE
https://www.getsetup.io/series

Español
https://www.getsetup.io/series/gsu-en-espanol


All the best for your well-being!

Walking and Smelling for Senior Citizen Wellness

When I walk, I take an essential oil sniffer with me (2 or 3 drops on a tissue). I am a certified aromatherapist/trainer for essential oils and I use my sense of smell with essential oils to provide me with the therapeutic benefits of relaxation, increased energy, and pain relief.

Walking gives me the benefits of increased energy, boosts my mood, provides relief from arthritis and helps increase my focus.

Do you know that there is recent research, which indicates walking helps our cognitive abilities?

Have you heard that loss of smell may indicate a decline in cognition?

When you have a moment, listen to my podcast on why smelling and walking is a good thing for senior citizens. Then make some ‘free’ time for yourself to move your body by using the videos below.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Try these chair exercises with Daisy

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Cancer Awareness for Aging

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

We have discussed Integrative Medicine as a form of self care to complement your personal health regimen.

An Integrative Medicine Specialist, and a breast medical oncologist Dr. Ting Bao takes an integrative therapy approach to cancer care. Listen to her video at the link below for a discussion on how she incorporates these methods in caring for her patients.

The Role of Integrative Therapy in Cancer Care | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Research is moving forward in understanding how elder citizens are affected by Cancer. Read more at the link below.

You can contribute to cancer research by purchasing the Breast Cancer Research Stamp at your local post office, or use the link below.

2014 Breast Cancer Research Stamp | USPS.com

  • The Breast Cancer Research Stamp is the country’s first fund-raising stamp and was first issued on July 29, 1998.

Live Chat Support:
chat_launch.php (cancer.gov)

To speak with a Cancer Information Specialist: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, M-F

Cancer Publications: https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/eatinghints.pdf

Integrative Medicine Conversations

In past blog posts I have written about the ways Integrative Medicine can impact our lives as an addition to our wellness regimens.

This is not to suggest that your medications are not appropriate for your medical needs. However, I believe that conversations about other methods in how we think about pain is worth exploring.

Dr. Andrew Weil, has been a pioneer of new ideas for maintaining a healthful lifestyle, his website has a wealth of information that you will want to explore.

In a recent podcast Dr. Weil discusses ideas with Dr. Howard Schubiner, an internist, pediatrician, and director of the Mind Body Medicine Center, which they refer to as “Mind-Body Approaches” to healing chronic pain.

As I have discussed in the past, the aging process brings about all types of adjustments we must confront. Therefore, when I find something interesting, which I believe can complement your well-being, I am eager to share it with you.

Below is podcast, which discusses integrative methods, for healing chronic pain and what causes it.

Listen when you find an opportunity. It just may help you.

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

You can visit Dr. Weil’s website at the links below.

https://www.drweil.com/

https://www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/index.html

All the best for your continued well-being!

Sources
https://www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/body_of_wonder.html

https://unlearnyourpain.com/

Anosmia: A Conversation About The Loss of Smell

Anosmia is the medical term for the loss of smell. A post on the Harvard Health Blog reported that some patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 also had problems from loss of smell. In this episode of the Wellness Connections Podcast, Frauke Galia of F.A.L.K. Aromatherapy provides us with an inside look and understanding of this problem.

She tells us about the various ways she helps people to reignite their sense of smell using training methods, which includes using essential oils.

Frauke has a wealth of information to share with people who require help and assistance with this problem and empathizes in a way that can make a difference with anyone who is in need for direction toward getting “smell-well” again.

Use the links below for quick access to the information shared in the episode.

I Can’t Smell Page (falkaromatherapy.com)

An Aromatic Life Podcast (falkaromatherapy.com)

CURIOSITIES ABOUT SMELL (falkaromatherapy.com)

Your journey to aromatic wellness begins here (falkaromatherapy.com)

Podcast also available at:
Judith Guerra Wellness Connections • A podcast on Anchor