Revisiting a Conversation About Our Sense of Smell

An on-going topic and cause of concerns being discussed since the onset of COVID-19 is the sense of smell.

Some of you may recall in August 2021, I interviewed Frauke Galia, of Falk Aromatherapy on my Wellness Connections podcast #11. In that podcast Frauke explained that there are various types of smell dysfunction ANOSMIA, for example has become a keyword when one becomes infected with COVID-19, and they temporarily lose the sense of smell. There’s also PAROSMIA, which is a smell dysfunction that distorts our sense of smell. You think that you smell one thing, and it is actually something else.

In addition, smell dysfunction has been linked to the early onset of some cognition problems. Read more at: https://www.judithguerra.com/smell-memory-for-senior-citizens

When your time and interest permit, listen to a recent podcast conducted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon who appears on CNN and reports on health and medical news. He is also part of AARP’s Staying Sharp programs. He interviews Dr. Zara Patel on his Chasing Life podcast, and she discusses olfactory training – aka – “smell training.
https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/chasing-life/episodes/7801c5d9-d268-4855-99d9-af170114b19c and is part of the Staying Sharp programs at AARP’s website.

And, once again, I suggest you visit Frauke Galia’s website and learn more about smell dysfunction, and training available for help. https://www.falkaromatherapy.com/osmias

Test Your Hearing for Free

These links may help you to learn more about your hearing, and about over the counter hearing aids.
https://www.nationalhearingtest.org/wordpress/?page_id=2730

Just FYI
https://www.seniorliving.org/hearing-aids/best/otc/

Hearing Loss and Dementia: Whatโ€™s the Connection? (verywellhealth.com)

All the best in Wellness!

Integrative Methods of Self Care

Hello Everyone,

From the vantage point of a Certified Aromatherapist, I have written about essential oil self-care and Integrative Medicine on other occasions. It was wonderful to hear from Dr. Taz on the same subjects.

Click the link below to see more after a brief commercial:

https://www.today.com/today/embedded-video/mmvo141769285914

All the best in Wellness !


Tell your Brain to Walk with Pain

Have you ever considered challenging and managing your pain using your brain?
I am not for any stretch of my imagination suggesting that any of us can do what Tiger does – but we can consider what it means to us as just ‘ordinary’ people if we challenge our own physical pain . Listen to this brief explanation of what some of the pain experts are saying about how to control pain, by redirecting the concept of pain and how to manage this challenge.

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.

Take a look at the concept of this integrative method of self-care at the websites below. And, then tell your brain – to tell your back AND LEG pain – that you can walk a little. As senior citizens, walking is one of the main exercises, which informs our bodies that we have energy, it creates.

Read about : A treatment called pain reprocessing therapy. (PRT)
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/retraining-brain-treat-chronic-pain

This podcast may be of interest to you.

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Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone,
I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button, or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith