FYI – Wellness Blog & APP

News you can use πŸ™‚ … Click the links to learn more.

Explore more at the link below.
https://watch.alkemehealth.com/browse

All the best in Wellness!

ORGANIC, Non- ORGANIC Food, and Planet Sustainability

What do all of these various terms mean? Why should/would you buy organic? Which is more nutritious; which is good for the environment? Listen to my latest Wellness Connections Podcast (#52), then use the links in this post to help you discover more about buying organic food, eating vegan, and how to help with planet sustainability.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice.Β 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Find out which foods you should buy organic using the app below πŸ™‚

Best Vegan APPs

Are organic foods safer?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/organic-food/art-20043880

Sources:
What Is Organic Food, and Is It More Nutritious Than Non-Organic Food? (healthline.com)
Are organic foods really healthier? Two pediatricians break it down (ucdavis.edu)
What is Environmental Sustainability? | Microsoft Sustainability
https://www.foodunfolded.com/article/what-is-natural-food
https://www.fda.gov/food/food-labeling-nutrition/use-term-natural-food-labeling

Skin Health Matters

It’s not a topic that we cover often when it comes to APPS, but I think that this is worth sharing. Melanoma is a real thing. This APP is free. Please share. Click the link for details.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/patient%20and%20visitor%20guide/my-skin-check-app

Photo by Tara Winstead on Pexels.com

All the best in Wellness!

APPs for Tracking Your Water Intake

Click this link to learn more about available APPs.

To learn more about how much water is healthful for you, click the link below to a blog post I did quite a while ago.

All the best in Wellness!

Free Dietary Guidelines Book

News you can use πŸ™‚

If you would like some help in figuring out how to eat a healthful diet, you can find out more at DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans), which has lots of available information for free. Just click the link below.

https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

All the best in Wellness!

JUST FYI – FAITH -Heart Health APP for African Americans

Those of you who follow the HairBlues blog, or have listened to my Wellness Connections podcast, are aware that I am an Open Heart Surgery survivor, now 27 years strong.

I am always on the lookout for information that I can share about the progress of heart health advancements.

There is no doubt that a good medical evaluation, and doctor can change your Life and really make a difference to a person who has been affected by heart health issues.

Research continues to be forthcoming, as is in the case of the FAITH App, (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health), which I learned about recently. Let me be clear, Apps are NOT suggested to replace good medical advice. However, the FAITH app is good news worth sharing. In a study Mayo Clinic researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally relevant mobile app designed to improve heart health among African Americans in faith communities. Read more at the link below.
Source: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mobile-app-for-improving-heart-health-among-african-americans-shows-promise-mayo-study-finds/

Below is a link to Apps that may assist you with ideas for monitoring your heart wellness.

https://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/top-iphone-android-apps

All the best in Wellness!

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JULY – Mental Health Awareness Month for β€œBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color,” (BIPOC)

There has been substantial progress since the late Bebe Moore Campbell first addressed the need for help regarding mental health awareness for African Americans, and other minorities.

In May 2022, Ms. Campbell was honored by Mental Health America, and you can read more about her formidable contribution to mental health care for Black and African American Communities at this link https://www.mhanational.org/blog/pioneer-equitable-mental-health-honoring-bebe-moore-campbell

Listen to my podcast about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Then use the resource links below to find websites, which have numerous tools to assist you, or someone you know in the minority community who could benefit from using these websites and tools.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice.Β 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

BEAMBlack Emotional and Mental Health Collective- is dedicated to providing mental health support to those in need and to those who require information for this difficult challenge. Tools for assistance can be located at their website.
https://beam.community/about/

To GET HELP NOW – Click this link: https://beam.community/get-help-now/
There you will find 24/7 Phone Hotline numbers, and Mobile Crisis Units information and much more.

BIPOC Acronym Defined
https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-bipoc-5025158

Continue reading

Health Apps for Wellness and Sleep -2022

FYI – Below is a link to an article about various apps, which may give your ‘Wellness‘ regimen a boost.

iPhone – use the links below for Sleep Sounds.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep-sounds-by-sleep-pillow/id410606661

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-noise-lite/id292987597

Tom’s Guide – sleeps apps for Android can be found at this link:
https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-sleep-apps

Using APPs for Mental Wellness

According to a recent post at the VeryWell.com Website:

Complementary Treatments are approaches to health that occur alongside conventional medical treatment. Studies show that complementary therapies positively impact mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.”

For a detailed list of complementary therapies such as yoga, dance, and art, click the link below:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/alternatives-to-therapy-5217661

One of the best overall Mental Health Apps of 2022 is Moodfit. To learn more about Moodfit click this link – https://www.getmoodfit.com/

Use the link below to get a list of the Best 2022 Mental Health Apps that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone.
https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902

Another source for Mental Health Apps can be found at the link below. At this website you can learn about the Pros and Cons of each app in addition to the cost.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mental-health-apps#A-quick-look-at-the-best-mental-health-apps-for-2022

Use the link below for the Stop Suicide App, which is free.
https://thebetterappcompany.com/better_stop_suicide


For more suicide prevention apps
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

Best wishes for mental wellness,
Judith