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.
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?
Essential oils are very powerful. Before inhaling essential oils, make sure to check with your doctor if it is ok for your specific health status.
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.
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.
You can visit Dr. Weil’s website at the links below.
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.
This is a continuation of the SPF and skincare question. Some of you may have listened to my summary on this topic at my Judith Guerra Wellness Connections Podcast on Spotify. This post provides details for you on where you can find the tools you need to participate in a well-being program for your skin.
I happen to think men believe that women spend way too much time on their skin/beauty regimens, which could be true (LOL).
What some men may not know is that by age 50 men are more likely than women to develop melanoma. And, that number continues to increase. (At age 65, men are 2 times more likely as women the same age to get Melanoma). At the age of 80 it is 3 times more likely. The research facts reveal Melanoma is harder on men. Melanoma strikes men harder – AAD
I can actually confirm that none of the men I know use SPF. If you are a man reading this post – do you? On a walk recently, I asked a neighbor, whom I see often, whether he had on SPF – he quickly admitted he did not. In addition, he did not have on a hat. This man is about 65-70 years old. I suggested he may want to consider using an SPF. He promised he would. As I said, The research shows that at his age he is 2 times more likely than a woman to develop melanoma. According to the AAD: 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
In addition, Melanoma is more than 20 times more common in whites than in African Americans. Overall, the lifetime risk of getting melanoma is about 2.6% (1 in 38) for whites, 0.1% (1 in 1,000) for Blacks, and 0.6% (1 in 167) for Hispanics.
Although skin cancer is less prevalent in the black community than in the white population, when it does occur among people of color, it tends to be diagnosed at a later, and more advanced, stage.
After one year fighting the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ready to once again return to activities outside of our homes. I checked what steps we should consider taking to protect our skin. In addition, what support systems are available to help us determine if any change(s) to our skin have occurred during this stressful period.
You can listen to my Podcast on Spotify, which will give you a summary of my upcoming blog post. Spotify is a free app, that you can download on your mobile device, from the Google Play or Apple app store. You can also download the app to your desktop computer.
Later this month, I will post” What have you done for your skin lately?” with detailed information and links on my livingsenior.me blog. This will give you an opportunity to explore on your own how to keep your skin looking and feeling well.
I look forward to continuing sharing these well-being conversations and ideas with you. Let’s stay connected.